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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Massive starvation of Adelie penguin chicks; allegedly extensive ice late in summer to blame
Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks died in Antarctica early this year, in an event now prompting conservationists to call for the urgent protection of east Antarctic waters. Scientists studying a colony of more than 18,000 pair...

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:37:00 GMT
China's Sinopec considering selling assets in Santa Cruz, Argentina
Argentina’s losses on its oil and gas assets, as well as its labor disputes, have prompted China’s Sinopec to consider selling its operations in the country. Sinopec advisors have offered up some of its assets to about a do...

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:20:00 GMT
New map of South Georgia by British Antarctic Survey unveiled
A team of cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre fo...

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMT
Growing number of Chinese tourists visit Antarctica, but with carbon credits
The number of Chinese visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula is growing rapidly, adding to concerns over the fragile ecosystem. It’s almost a three-week trip and will cost at least 100,000 Yuan (US$15,000), and before a foot is ...

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMT
Supplies in Falklands ready for shipping to Antarctica's Port Lockroy, the most remote post office
Brooms to clean bird droppings, along with thousands of toy penguins, are among tons of items being shipped out to the UK's most remote post office. Each year, four scientists become postmasters, manning the UK Antarctic Herita...

Australian Top Stories

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:23:39 +1100
'Strategic' concerns for Australia over Beijing's trillion-dollar 'new Silk Road'
China's controversial push to dominate global trade is being resisted by senior national security figures, who warned the Government of "negative strategic consequences" if Australia signed up. ...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:17:15 +1100
Tiger shark stalks stranded diver during 7.5km swim to safety
When experienced diver John Craig found himself alone in deep water more than seven kilometres off the WA coast — and with a four-metre tiger shark circling him — he thought those moments might be his last. ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:02:10 +1100
NBN trials cheaper technology to reduce digital divide
The National Broadband Network Company is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes, in a bid to divert criticism the mixed rollout is creating a digital divide in Australia. ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:26:08 +1100
Robert Mugabe removed from WHO ambassador role
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is removed as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:41:26 +1100
'Tsunami' of homeless older women something 'we should have seen coming'
A homelessness expert says real solutions, like converting old office blocks into temporary accommodation, could reduce the number of older women facing housing stress.

Australian World News

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:26:08 +1100
Robert Mugabe removed from WHO ambassador role
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is removed as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:12:06 +1100
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from jail
Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, is released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorised demonstration.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:07:32 +1100
Landslide at Malaysia construction site kills 11 foreign workers
Eleven foreign workers are dead after a landslide at a construction site in north-west Malaysia on Saturday, authorities say.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:59:35 +1100
DNA test confirms one of FBI's most wanted terror suspects is dead
DNA tests confirm the death of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, US and ...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:42:40 +1100
NZ students are counting on Ardern to scale back crippling uni fees
New Zealand's PM in waiting Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party campaigned heavily on education reforms, including a bold plan to phase in three years of free tertiary education, leaving students hopeful some of their universi...

Brisbane Times Headlines

Canberra Times

Sun Oct 22 09:24:51 UTC 2017
The Block 2017: Facade reveals mean Elyse and Josh and Georgia and Ronnie's rivalry fizzles out
Don't judge a book by its cover, they say, but let's face it, we all do it.

Sun Oct 22 09:21:32 UTC 2017
Supercars: Scott McLaughlin's gamble pays off on the Gold Coast
Ford's Scott McLaughlin pulls off a remarkable Supercars comeback win on the streets of Surfers Paradise, as the race for this year's championship title continues to tighten.

Sun Oct 22 09:18:49 UTC 2017
Gruesome leg injury to Ronald Vargas sours Newcastle Jets' win over Brisbane Roar
A gruesome injury to Ronald Vargas has soured Newcastle's 2-1 A-League victory over Brisbane Roar on Sunday.

Sun Oct 22 09:08:12 UTC 2017
A historic day as glossy documents hail a 30-minute future
It was inside a shed furbished like a train platform, next to a fake elevator leading to nowhere, and an hour's drive from the city centre that the NSW government chose to unveil its new plan to make Sydney a 30-minute city.

Sun Oct 22 09:02:45 UTC 2017
Australian MotoGP: Local hope Jack Miller revs up and defies the pain
Three weeks after snapping his right leg in a training accident, one week after he was in too much pain to even throw his leg over a motorcycle, and one day after he'd qualified a career-best fifth on the grid, Jack Miller surged to the lead at the f...

Dominion Post

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1300
Christchurch mother's battle for son's mental health ends in death
The number of mental health patients dying by suspected suicide is on the rise. A Christchurch family tell CECILE MEIER about their long battle with the mental health services ending in their son's death.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:11:54 +1300
Shooter still at large after woman killed on West Coast
Police have confirmed the person responsible for fatally shooting a woman in Greymouth on the West Coast is at large and may be armed.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:42:06 +1300
Strong earthquake rattles Kaikōura


Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1300
Psychiatrist warns 'nothing' is working in bid address suicide rates
Canterbury police are being called to 10 attempted suicides a day as a leading psychiatrist warns "nothing anybody is doing" has proved effective at cutting suicide rates.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1300
Husband acquitted of murdering wife battles her family for multimillion-dollar property portfolio
Five years after the unsolved killing of Cissy Chen, her husband, Jack Liu, still lives in the Torbay house they shared before she disappeared. Liu was the number one suspect in Cissy's death. Police believed he killed her and dumped her body in a n...

Independent Australia

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:31:31 +1000
CARTOON: Pennywise's friend
Donald the scary clown. read now...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +1000
Police turn a blind eye to Russian cybercriminals preying on Australians
What happens when you uncover clear proof of a Russian identity theft and dating scam? Unfortunately, in Australia, not much it seems. read now...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +1000
JOHN PILGER: Clinton, Assange and the ABC's war on the truth
The ABC Four Corners interview with Hillary Clinton is an outstanding example of smear and censorship by omission. read now...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +1000
Screen Themes: Blade Runner vs Blade Runner 2049
Venture into a dystopian future with entertainment editor John Turnbull, as he checks out a sci-fi classic and its long awaited sequel, while asking the question: do androids dream of electric sheep? read now...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:30:00 +1000
Australian universities under threat from creeping corporatisation
Governments and university heads want to run Australian universities as commercial companies rather than places of learning. read now...

New Zealand Headlines

New Zealand National

New Zealand Pacific

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:07:43 +1300
Reports of ashfall as Solomons volcano erupts
Authorities in the Solomon Islands are trying to work out if there's been any damage after a remote volcano erupted early this morning.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:49:03 +1300
More high ranking Honolulu officials arrested by FBI
A high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor and a former Police Chief have been arrested following the completion of a federal grand jury investigation into Hawaiian law enforcement.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:11:03 +1300
French cyclist killed in Tour of New Caledonia
A French cyclist has been killed in the Tour of New Caledonia.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:13:42 +1300
Second major Fiji sedition trial to start on Monday
A Fiji court says 14 people accused of sedition have a case to answer, opening the way for the second major sedition trial this year.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:22:33 +1300
Former New Caledonian president cops sentence in land case
A former New Caledonian president has been given a suspended two-month prison sentence over a conflict of interest in a land sale.

New Zealand RadioNZ

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:41:57 +1300
Riparian planting wisdom to be scientifically tested
For decades farmers and community groups have planted trees and other plants alongside rivers to improve waterways, but whether it's working is yet to be known.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:39:11 +1300
West Coast shooter still at large
A woman is dead and the person responsible is still on the loose after a shooting in Greymouth on the West Coast, say police.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:56:48 +1300
NZ First refuses to say if Kermadec plans are afloat
The proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary could still be blocked by New Zealand First, new information suggests.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:22:15 +1300
Strong quake hits near Kaikōura
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck near Kaikōura.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:12:00 +1300
Cigarettes stolen in Dunedin dairy ram raid
Dunedin police are looking for four people and warning others to be on the look-out for cheap cigarettes, following a ram raid at a dairy early this morning.

New Zealand Top Stories

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1300
Christchurch mother's battle for son's mental health ends in death
The number of mental health patients dying by suspected suicide is on the rise. A Christchurch family tell CECILE MEIER about their long battle with the mental health services ending in their son's death.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:58:14 +1300
After Harvey Weinstein’s fall, Donald Trump's accusers wonder: Why not him?
Almost a year after US woman Jessica Leeds and other women stepped forward with harrowing accounts of being sexually assaulted by a powerful man, another scandal with similar elements exploded.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:35:32 +1300
Tom Latham, Ross Taylor steer Black Caps to brilliant victory over India
What a win. Tom Latham's fourth one-day international cricket century and a record partnership with Ross Taylor guided New Zealand to a memorable six-wicket victory over India in the series opener in Mumbai.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:55:07 +1300
Gunman takes hostages at UK bowling alley, owner says, as police rule out terror
British police say they are dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England after reports that a gunman has taken two staff members hostage at a bowling alley.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:47:09 +1300
Jacinda Ardern has to hit the ground running
OPINION: Jacinda Ardern has won the election, but it's what she does between now and the end of the year that will set the tone for her Government for the year ahead.

New Zealand World

Otago Daily Times

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:40 +1200
Court of Appeal rejects Tuscany Towers case
The Court of Appeal has rejected a case brought by a group of owners of a west Auckland housing complex which suffered leaky building issues.Six owners of places in New Lynn's 97-unit Tuscany Towers sought to have an interim High...

Planet Tonga

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:34:38 +0000
Digicel Tonga buys shares in Tonga Cable | Matangi Tonga
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Digicel Tonga Ltd. today bought 16.6% of Tonga Government’s shares in Tonga Cable Ltd., which amounted to USD$4.19 million equivalent to $9.1 million pa’anga, that will be used to assist in financing the extension of the ...

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:59:47 +0000
5,000 pairs of shoes for Tongan students | Matangi Tonga
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A private gift of around 5000 pairs of shoes from Japan are being distributed by the Tonga Red Cross this week to young students at various schools in Tongatapu. Source: 5,000 pairs of shoes for Tongan students | Matang...

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:55:15 +0000
Vava’u struck with benzene shortage at busiest time | Matangi Tonga
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel – or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eas...

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:39:13 +0000
Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS
Source: Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:17:12 +0000
Philippines Ambassador visits LDS church in Tonga | Matangi Tonga
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: The Ambassador of the Philippines to New Zealand, H.E. Jesus Domingo, visited the Kingdom last week. His visit was unannounced by the Tonga Government but was reported by the LDS church who greeted and welcomed Mr Domingo to ...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Sun Oct 22 16:06:48 UTC 2017
Urgent action needed to help GPs prescribe fewer antibiotics: study
Action needs to be taken to reduce antibiotic resistance, otherwise deaths from treatable infections will overtake cancer deaths in 33 years, an academic says.

Sun Oct 22 12:58:21 UTC 2017
Single-sex classes make a difference to girls: new research
When Natasha Papworth was weighing up school options for her daughter, Grace, she had one overriding desire for her youngest child, who has grown up with three brothers.

Sun Oct 22 12:56:09 UTC 2017
Beverages industry praises itself for turning politicians away from sugar tax
The soft drink industry said its fight against a sugar tax was "consuming vast amounts of resources", but by lobbying politicians and bureaucrats it had managed to keep the policy of the table.

Sun Oct 22 11:44:29 UTC 2017
Superquiz and Target, Monday, October 23
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.

Sun Oct 22 10:04:29 UTC 2017
National strategy urged to tackle antibiotic resistance
Call to act on antibiotic over-use, or some operations 'will become too dangerous'.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Sun Oct 22 16:59:40 UTC 2017
UK police dealing with 'hostage situation' at bowling alley in Nuneaton
British police are dealing with a reported 'hostage situation' at a leisure centre in Nuneaton.

Sun Oct 22 16:51:37 UTC 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on track for big election win
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big election win.

Sun Oct 22 13:58:09 UTC 2017
Photographer wins award for photo essay highlighting the deadly rhino horn trade
Wildlife photographer Brent Stirton has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Sun Oct 22 12:50:09 UTC 2017
Indonesia demands explanation after US refuses entry to military chief Gatot Nurmantyo
Indonesia is demanding an explanation after its military chief Gatot Nurmantyo was refused entry into the United States on Saturday.

Sun Oct 22 12:38:11 UTC 2017
Robert Mugabe scrapped as WHO goodwill ambassador
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organisation says.

The Age

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

The Australian

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

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