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Ex-Australia PM Abbott tells Europe to close borders

<b>Former Australia PM Tony Abbott has said Europe should follow Australia and close its borders to migrants fleeing Middle Eastern conflicts.</b><p>Mr Abbott made the comments in London, where he was speaking at the second annual Margaret Thatcher lecture.<p>He said "misguided altruism" was "leading much of …

Australia

New legal move to prevent Japan from whale hunting in the Antarctic

Australian campaigners to bring court case in a bid to prevent whaling season from going ahead<p>Environmental campaigners in Australia have mounted a fresh attempt to prevent Japan from killing hundreds of whales in the Antarctic this winter, as officials in Tokyo indicated they would ignore an …

Southern Ocean

Whale boat sinking: 'people opened their homes for the survivors'

Small town of Tofino came together to prevent even greater tragedy after Leviathan II sank, almost without warning<p>There was no time even to send out a mayday. The shocked survivors of the whale-watching cruise that claimed the lives of five Britons and probably an Australian off the Canadian coast …

Whales

Samsung's NX1 camera looks like a DSLR, but does it perform like one?

While companies like Sony and Fujifilm continue to stuff serious camera guts into smaller and smaller mirrorless bodies, Samsung's aiming to ape both the function and the form of modern "prosumer" DSLR's with its $1,500 NX1. With a rapid-fire 15 fps burst mode and 4K video support, the company's …

Cameras

Surprise! Earth’s core has a core

Researchers have found that the Earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own … smaller than the moon.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois and …

Geology

Niagara Climber Will Gadd – ‘This is Who I Am’

<b>“I was amazed when I hit 40, and now I’m starring down the barrel of 50. Making it this far is a surprise to many, including me.”</b> <br>Will Gadd, 47, has long been known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in ice climbing—as well as paragliding and kayaking. Most recently he and Sarah Hueniken …