Freshwater bleaching of corals could occur this year as a result of flood waters from Queensland’s overflowing rivers pouring into the Great Barrier Reef, the marine park authority has warned. The Great
A former FBI acting director has alleged Donald Trump dismissed advice from his own security agencies on the threat posed by North Korea’s missiles, saying “I don’t care. I believe Putin.” Andrew McCabe
The market is waiting for new rules to unlock the multiple potential value streams for battery storage The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian
Spoiler alert: this blog details events in the seventh episode of the third season of True Detective, which airs on Sunday nights on HBO in the US, and Mondays in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am and 9pm.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel peace prize late last year only after receiving a request from the US government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.
Ante Milicic, the former Socceroos assistant coach, has been named as the man to guide the Matildas out of the ongoing political fallout from the sacking of Alen Stajcic and into the World Cup in France
More than 100 married couples dressed in their wedding clothes have gathered on the Malecón coastal boulevard to renew their wedding vows and protest against gay marriage being allowed in Cuba. The protest
People are reluctant to be passed and speed up when someone tries to overtake – just like driving Sydney’s Peter Vincent No man pauses to let you go in front of them; when I do, women especially are surprised
Donald Trump has savaged Saturday Night Live as a “total Republican hit job” while calling for “retribution” and an investigation of the show after another unflattering portrayal of the president by Alec
The Australian federal police has blamed the Department of Home Affairs for the circumstances which led to the arrest and detention of Hakeem al-Araibi in Thailand. Under questioning at Senate estimates
Alec Baldwin has returned to Saturday Night Live to portray US president Donald Trump in the show's cold open sketch. In the mock press conference, Baldwin mimics Trump's recent national emergency declaration.
As the Renegades beat the Stars in the Big Bash final on Sunday, there was a general sense of “at last”. Less that a Melbourne team had broken the city’s title drought, but because the competition was
The Coalition’s “big stick” energy policy last week turned out to be nothing more than a twig. This latest, in a string of energy policy failures, demonstrates the Liberal party’s chronic inability to
A group of Indigenous land managers from Australia has travelled to Canada on the request of the Trudeau government to offer advice on how Australia’s successful Indigenous-led conservation program can
Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory on Sunday was a fine tribute to JD Gibbs, who died last month after battling
Librettist Peter Goldsworthy described his Ned Kelly opera, co-written with composer Luke Styles, as a “three-act pub crawl”. It’s an apt reminder of how this 19th century tale of a wild gang dressed DIY
Rail companies are offering part-time season tickets, a guarantee that passengers will get the cheapest prices and smartphone-based ticketing across the UK as part of a radical overhaul of British fares.
Paul Flynn, the Labour MP for Newport West, has died, his local association has announced. He was 84 and had served his constituency since 1987. The association said on Twitter: “It’s with great sadness
Detectives investigating the New Year’s Eve stabbing of the bouncer Tudor Simionov in central London have charged a fourth man with his murder. Nor Aden Hamada, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested on
The government is being urged to prevent consumer safety standards from slipping after Brexit, to avoid putting lives at risk from the growing number of potentially dangerous counterfeit electrical goods
Growing skills shortages in the UK jobs market are starting to drive up wages, according to a survey, as more companies across the country report difficulties finding staff. In a sign that workers’ pay
Weighing in at 108 pages, the final report of the parliamentary committee investigating disinformation makes devastating reading for Facebook, which is accused of greedily squeezing as much profit out
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Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives
Facebook is an out-of-control train wreck that is destroying democracy and must be brought under control. The final report of parliament’s inquiry into fake news and disinformation does not use this language,
Millions of homes could have their food waste bins collected weekly, if new proposals from the environment secretary are implemented in the wake of a government consultation on the UK’s waste system. Gove’s
Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeidah, in a deal the UN described as important progress. The redeployment from Hodeidah is a
A Spanish warship has ordered commercial vessels to leave British waters, Gibraltar’s government said. The warship’s crew can be heard in an audio recording of a radio exchange on Sunday telling vessels
You can’t escape the presence of Dolly Parton in this musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. Not only has she written all the songs but her name dominates the publicity and her prerecorded
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has denied Alexis Sánchez is past his best, saying that once the Chilean forward scores it will be like squeezing a “bottle of ketchup” and his best form will be released. Sánchez struggled