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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:24:00 GMT
Green mosses of East Antarctica are succumbing to climate change, says scientific paper
Emerging from the ice for a brief growing season every Antarctic summer, the lush green mosses of East Antarctica are finally succumbing to climate change. That is according to a study of the small, ancient and hardy plants - c...

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:05:00 GMT
Award for new map of South Georgia and the "Shackleton Crossing"
British Antarctic Survey’s detailed map of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia featuring the epic “Shackleton Crossing” has won an award at the 2018 British Cartography Society Awards.

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:01:00 GMT
Giant iceberg "A68" takes off from Antarctica mainland to the Southern Ocean
A large iceberg in Antarctica has calved off the Larsen C ice shelf as of July last year and budged only a little from the coast until recently. In the past two months, the iceberg, known as 'A68', has taken a drastic 90 degree...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:42:00 GMT
No casualties reported as Chilean Antarctica base goes down in flames
The Antarctic Maritime Government building in King George Island went down in flames at dawn Thursday. Nobody was injured and maritime traffic support went on with help from the INACh and the Air Force.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:55:00 GMT
Britain's new polar research ship scheduled to hit the water next Saturday
The assembled hull of Britain's new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day. Weather and tide permitting, she should slide in...

Australian Top Stories

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:56:33 +1000
'You feel quite worthless': What it's like to be 60 and on Newstart
In the space of five years Liz Clifford has lost her husband to cancer, her office job and now her home. At the age of 60 she finds herself struggling to get by on Newstart unemployment benefits. ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:08:16 +1000
This time last year, Leigh Chivers was married with two young sons. Today he's a single dad of one
Leigh Chivers couldn't see any future when he lost his wife and son to brain cancer. But now he's preparing to take part in the gruelling Hawaiian Ironman triathlon, fulfilling a promise made to his dying partner. ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:59:55 +1000
The Keli Lane tapes: From prison, a murderer breaks her silence
Listen to recordings of Keli Lane explaining what happened in the final moments with her baby daughter as she opens up about the years her life went off the rails.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:15:44 +1000
Senior ABC staff threatened to quit over Guthrie's performance: source
ABC acting managing director David Anderson denies he was among a group of senior ABC executives who threatened to quit over Michelle Guthrie's performance.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:19:55 +1000
Opinion: We have an expiry date in our society, but it's not the day we die
In Western society we fear dependency, invisibility and dying. Aged care is a silo of these fears. And until it affects us personally, we ignore it, write Bridget Laging, Amanda Kenny and Rhonda Nay. ...

Australian World News

Tue, 08 May 2018 10:48:15 +1000
Melania Trump launches 'Be Best' campaign targeting cyberbullying
The first lady launches her 'Be Best' public awareness campaign, despite criticism her husband has worsened online bullying — one of the issues she hopes to combat.

Tue, 08 May 2018 09:22:57 +1000
Iran deal or no deal? Donald Trump facing serious pressure
Opposing the Iran deal was one of Donald Trump's signature campaign platforms, but as the deadline looms for him to either re-certify it or dump it the President is under serious international pressure not to do it, writ...

Tue, 08 May 2018 08:19:56 +1000
'Mission accomplished': Hezbollah makes big gains in Lebanon elections
Shia group Hezbollah and its political allies pick up seats, giving another boost to Iran's allies in Lebanon and Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown in recent years.

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:33:35 +1000
Trump to reveal fate of Iran nuclear deal
Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to keep the US in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday (US time) as European allies make last-ditch efforts to convince the US President not to pull out of the agree...

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:03:17 +1000
Critics say plastic capture system will trap marine life, add more garbage to ocean
Young entrepreneur Boyan Slat is getting ready to send a huge clean-up device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but some experts believe it's already doomed to fail.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:00:00 +1000
Hey therapists, don't tell exhausted new mothers to 'just do it'
'She has been seeing a therapist, who has helped her a lot, but when the conversation turned to sex the advice she was offered was rather surprising.'

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:49:13 +1000
People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire
A nut processing factory is on fire in Melbourne's north and residents are being urged to stay indoors to avoid the smoke.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:47:22 +1000
Near-misses preceded British cyclist Mike Hall's death, inquest hears
A man has broken down in tears as he remembered almost hitting the ultra-endurance cyclist a short time before he was killed when struck by a car.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:24:42 +1000
Mother finally able to speak about death of her 'beautiful, brave' son
For the first time since 19-year-old Liep Gony was murdered by two men in a racially motivated attack, his mother will mark the eleventh anniversary of his death by speaking publicly about her son for the first time at a commemoration ceremony in Mel...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:24:24 +1000
'This will mean the world': Foster care age raised to 21
Campaigners celebrate as commitment to reform state care system goes bi-partisan.

Canberra Times

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:00:00 +1000
Hey therapists, don't tell exhausted new mothers to 'just do it'
'She has been seeing a therapist, who has helped her a lot, but when the conversation turned to sex the advice she was offered was rather surprising.'

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:49:13 +1000
People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire
A nut processing factory is on fire in Melbourne's north and residents are being urged to stay indoors to avoid the smoke.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:47:22 +1000
Near-misses preceded British cyclist Mike Hall's death, inquest hears
A man has broken down in tears as he remembered almost hitting the ultra-endurance cyclist a short time before he was killed when struck by a car.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:24:42 +1000
Mother finally able to speak about death of her 'beautiful, brave' son
For the first time since 19-year-old Liep Gony was murdered by two men in a racially motivated attack, his mother will mark the eleventh anniversary of his death by speaking publicly about her son for the first time at a commemoration ceremony in Mel...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:24:24 +1000
'This will mean the world': Foster care age raised to 21
Campaigners celebrate as commitment to reform state care system goes bi-partisan.

Dominion Post

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:32:22 +1200
Scarfie flatties accept bong-taking proctor's apology
Dunedin students who had drug-taking equipment taken from inside their flat without permission do not want the offending university official sacked.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:33:19 +1200
Community fights to save Kiwi tradition of wharf jumping
A community is fighting a council ban on wharf jumping, saying it is a Kiwi summer tradition and a rite of passage. 

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:34:29 +1200
Back to Earth with a bump for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
OPINION: Jacinda Ardern has discovered that you can travel half way around the world, be feted by media in the United States and the international community, but the cold hand of domestic politics still has a way reaching out.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:14:27 +1200
'Bruising' allegations levelled at Labour's Meka Whaitiri
Further allegations of assault have been flung at Labour's Meka Whaitiri during a parliamentary debate.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:52:42 +1200
Much-maligned Law Society president leading taskforce into law culture change
 

Independent Australia

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +1000
Sacking of the ABC chief: Dangerous times
Michelle Guthrie was sacked as she was a bad fit for broadcasting and new media, according to the ABC. read now...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Dan Tehan wants students to pay for 'free' speech
Student activists are facing the threat of being charged hundreds of dollars to organise a rally on campus. read now...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +1000
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Morrison and the Strawberry Muppet Show
In hindsight, it wasn’t Scott Morrison’s brightest move to describe his colleagues as the Muppet Show. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Fiercely protecting the ABC and Michelle Guthrie
Is ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie a public champion for the cause? Senior editor Michelle Pini reports. read now...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +1000
Michelle Guthrie's sudden ABC exit and the Morrison / Murdoch connection
Just two years since her controversial appointment, Michelle Guthrie has been unceremoniously dumped from her role as ABC Managing Director. read now...

New Zealand Headlines

New Zealand National

New Zealand Pacific

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:57:20 +1200
Marshall Islands aspires to be carbon-neutral by 2050
The Marshall Islands have released a comprehensive climate strategy to go carbon-neutral by 2050, becoming the first island nation to do so.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:26:51 +1200
American Samoa passes drug testing for govt workers and elected officials
Government employees - including elected officials - in American Samoa will soon have to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:23:00 +1200
Solomons electoral office stops issuing voter ID cards over corruption concerns
Concerns of corruption have prompted the electoral office in Solomon Islands to stop issuing voter identification cards to people wanting to switch constituencies.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:44:24 +1200
Vanuatu launches new Dept of Climate Change
The Vanuatu goverment is working towards setting up its first Department of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:37:03 +1200
Australians in Fiji court over drugs and guns
Two Australians appeared in Fiji's Lautoka High Court today charged with unlawfully importing drugs and ammunition on their yacht in Denarau.

New Zealand RadioNZ

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:57:33 +1200
Student told she couldn't stay in uni hall after suicide attempt
A first-year Victoria University student was evicted from her hostel the day after she tried to commit suicide.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:10:41 +1200
Fears tripling visitor levy could damage island's tourism
A proposed tripling of Stewart Island's visitor levy is expected to provoke heated debate when it goes to public consultation next month.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:05:21 +1200
Colin Craig: 'There was a very, very deep and close friendship between us'
Colin Craig has given more details of how he saw the relationship develop between himself and former press secretary Rachel MacGregor while they worked together.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:35:50 +1200
Wellington Council on notice over troubled bus network
The Auditor General has put the Wellington Regional Council on notice over the capital's beleaguered bus network.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:44:15 +1200
Smooth sailing for America's Cup resource consents
Plans for Auckland to host the America's Cup have sailed through the Environment Court with resource consents being granted four weeks earlier than expected.

New Zealand Top Stories

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:35:01 +1200
Quake swarms just struck near Lake Taupō'. Here's what you need to know
A swarm of 28 earthquakes has struck the country - and they all occurred in an area relating to volcanoes, faultlines and geothermal activity.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:21:22 +1200
How radical are the All Blacks set to go with selections against Argentina?
OPINION: The genie is out of the bottle.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:46:37 +1200
Asbestos remediation cost spells the end for Christchurch housing units
Peter Curtis is angry at being told he must leave his Christchurch City Council-owned social housing unit by early next year.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:53:49 +1200
Westport man crashed three times in fortnight before fatal crash
A West Coast man killed in a crash in rural Canterbury had crashed three other times in the two weeks before his death.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:23:40 +1200
Rising fuel prices are not the only thing making life in New Zealand more expensive
The cost of living is rising before our eyes.

New Zealand World

Otago Daily Times

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:46:49 +1200
Ian Marshall, missing man from South Otago, found in the Clutha River
Searchers looking for missing South Otago man Ian Marshall recovered his body from the Clutha River late this afternoon.Members of the Police Dive Squad located him in the river and his death will be referred to the Coroner.Searches...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:37:20 +1200
Multiple fire crews bring Te Atatu car garage fire under control
Fire crews have contained a fire on the Te Atatu Peninsula which was ignited earlier this evening.Te Atatu Motors on the corner of Wharf Rd and Abbotleigh Ave was well involved in flames when Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews...

Planet Tonga

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:29:30 +0000
Men named in Ha‘apai $30m cocaine raid case released on bail | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service
The two men facing charges following one of Tonga’s largest cocaine busts can now be named and they have been released on bail. Source: Men named in Ha‘apai $30m cocaine raid case released on bail | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-ba...

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:28:41 +0000
Taxi driver charged with theft and meth | Matangitonga
A 27-year-old male taxi driver who was arrested for stealing a 79-year-old Australian visitor’s purse on September 10 at an accommodation in Nuku’alofa, was allegedly found with six small packets of methamphetamine. Source: Taxi driver charg...

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:27:48 +0000
Former Super Rugby player pleads not guilty over teammate assault | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service
Ex-Super Rugby player Amanaki Lelei Mafi denies assaulting a teammate at a party after they lost a match against the Highlanders in Dunedin. Source: Former Super Rugby player pleads not guilty over teammate assault | Kaniva Tonga | Largest ...

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:27:24 +0000
Recorded crime dropped for 2017/2018
The overall crime for the whole Kingdom shows a 10% reduction (-628 offences) in total offences under the Criminal Offences Act in the report period (July 2017 – June 2018) versus the same period last year, which includes a 7% reduction in offe...

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:59:07 +0000
Lupepau‘u $181 million investment project not yet approved, Labour & Commerce CEO says | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service
A multimillion project known as Lupepau’u Village Investment Project has not been approved, Labour and Commerce CEO Edgar Cocker told Kaniva News. Source: Lupepau‘u $181 million investment project not yet approved, Labour & Commerce CEO says ...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:49:13 +1000
People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire
A nut processing factory is on fire in Melbourne's north and residents are being urged to stay indoors to avoid the smoke.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:47:22 +1000
Near-misses preceded British cyclist Mike Hall's death, inquest hears
A man has broken down in tears as he remembered almost hitting the ultra-endurance cyclist a short time before he was killed when struck by a car.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:32:52 +1000
Four teens arrested after crime spree across Sydney's inner west
Police believe the teens, aged between 13 and 16, were involved in a string of armed robberies over the past week. 

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:24:42 +1000
Mother finally able to speak about death of her 'beautiful, brave' son
For the first time since 19-year-old Liep Gony was murdered by two men in a racially motivated attack, his mother will mark the eleventh anniversary of his death by speaking publicly about her son for the first time at a commemoration ceremony in Mel...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:09:56 +1000
Au revoir, dear Mirka, a 'bright light' who changed Melbourne forever
The family of late artist Mirka Mora plan to open a museum of her life and art.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:50:19 +1000
US tariffs 'like knife to the neck', says China trade negotiator
A top trade negotiator accused Washington of putting "a knife to the neck" with tariffs, as Beijing hit back at criticism of intellectual property theft.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:34:31 +1000
Gallery: The best photos from around the world
The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:33:32 +1000
Bali waste dump fire rages for more than a day
A massive fire is under way at a Bali waste dump. Authorities are struggling to put it out. It's spewing smoke and has been going for nearly 24 hours now.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:43:12 +1000
Prayuth's comments raise alarm for Thailand's pro-democracy supporters
Prayut Chan-ocha has dropped a big hint he plans to contest the next election. It's not clear if military junta leader will allow free and fair elections.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:42:53 +1000
Vatican deal marks breakthrough in China
Over the last two years, China's estimated 60 million Christians have felt the power of a newly assertive government eager to bring their faith to heel.

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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