Monday, January 20, 2020

Australian wildfires prompt $11G fine for tossing lit cigarette from vehicle

Drivers in Australia caught tossing a lit cigarette from their vehicles can now face a fine of up to $11,000.The penalty took effect...

Major blizzard buries cars, homes in more than 12 inches of snow in Newfoundland:...

Canada’s easternmost province was buried under 30 inches of snow Friday – a record for the most snow in 24 hours – as...

National disability insurance scheme confusing and causing some to miss out on support, review...

The transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been “confusing” for participants, who have faced frustrating delays and sometimes missed out on...

Guantánamo: psychologists who designed CIA torture program to testify

The two psychologists who designed the US “enhanced interrogation” programme that included waterboarding and other forms of torture, are due to give evidence...

Honolulu shooting: two police officers and suspect dead, say officials

Two police officers were fatally shot on Sunday by a man who authorities believe later died in his home after he set it...

Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases

A mysterious Sars-like virus has spread around China - including to Beijing - authorities said on Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak...

2 more bodies found on Tijuana property where California couple turned up dead, investigators...

Two more bodies turned up at a house in Tijuana, Mexico, where a missing California landlord and his wife were found buried, allegedly killed by their son-in-law,...

Thirsty koala licks rainwater off a road after devastating Australian bushfires destroy its home

A THIRSTY koala licks rainwater off a road after devastating bushfires destroyed its habitat. The marsupials get their water supply from eucalyptus trees —...

Liberal moderate Peter Gutwein to replace Will Hodgman as next premier of Tasmania

Tasmanian treasurer Peter Gutwein will be elected unopposed as the state’s premier after senior minister Michael Ferguson dropped out of the running to replace...

British tourist fighting for life in Thailand feared to be first western victim of...

A UK tourist fighting for his life in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim of the Chinese flu-like coronavirus. Ash Shorley,...

Scott Morrison backs Bridget McKenzie in sports grants scandal and will ‘clarify’ legal issues

Scott Morrison has said the federal government will move to “clarify” the “legal issues” raised by the auditor general in a scathing report...

'Whoopee cushion' disrupts final before Stuart Bingham wins Masters snooker

Stuart Bingham won the Masters 10-8 but one of the biggest days in the snooker calendar was briefly disrupted by an electronic “whoopee...

US troops in Germany face ‘imminent’ attack by ‘jihadi from Jordan’, intelligence warns

US troops in Germany face an "imminent" terror attack from a twisted jihadi extremist from Jordan, an official intelligence memo has said. The 66th...

Silver Ferns beat England Roses 64-48 in first netball international of 2020

The Silver Ferns have beaten the England Roses netball team 64-48 in their first international of 2020. Without retired Maria Folau and Casey Korpua,...

Huge dust storms hits central New South Wales

Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms across central New South Wales have whipped up dust storms that turned daytime into night in some towns. The...

Government rejected several offers on water rights before reaching $80m deal

The government rejected several offers from Eastern Australia Agriculture over the past decade to sell its overland-flow water rights because the deals were...

Lebanese authorities brace for more violence after night of protests rock Beirut

Lebanese security forces prepared for more violence on Sunday after a night of protests over the country’s worsening financial situation gripped Lebanon’s capital. Demonstrators...

Iran plane crash: Ukrainian victims of jet's downing repatriated

The bodies of 11 Ukrainians have been repatriated after their plane was shot down in Iran last week.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joined airline...

Richer Sounds founder bankrolls push to end zero-hours contracts

The millionaire businessman Julian Richer is bankrolling a campaign that aims to stamp out the use of controversial zero-hours contracts in Britain. Zero Hours...

Bushfire crisis expected to further sap confidence in the Australian economy

Businesses damaged by bushfires will be eligible for additional grants of up to $50,000 in the latest pledge from the Morrison government’s $2bn...