Felicity Bryder

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Tiahleigh Palmer: The 12-year-old murdered by her foster father

<b>Australian schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer was 12 years old when she came home from dance class and was murdered by her foster father.</b><p>Hours earlier, Rick Thorburn had learned that that his teenage son, Trent, had sexually assaulted her. They feared she might be pregnant.<p>So the Queensland man killed …

Ancient HTLV-1 virus affecting millions to receive 'rapid action', Health Minister Greg Hunt signals

A major new taskforce will focus on Australia's response to the blood-borne virus HTLV-1, found in Aboriginal communities at 1,000 times the rate of …

Explore the facts: Violence against women

Violence Against Women<p>Facts everyone should know<p>Read More<p>Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women and girls is a <b>human</b> …

Police to carry out random ID checks at airports as Malcolm Turnbull cites 'dangerous times' ahead

The Federal Government wants to give police the power to carry out identity checks without cause at the nation's airports, with Prime Minister …

Could Australia become complicit in war crimes?

11 May 2018<p>It is a national pastime to ponder the question: what are Australian values?<p>I have a similar question for the current government: What …

How to read poetry like a professor

What great poets have in mind, the thing that makes them hang around, is that they speak to our imagination<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing …

Literature

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology

Grandmother foils alleged school shooting plot in Washington state

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a journal was found detailing plans to shoot his classmates at a high school in Everett, Wash.<p>According to the Everett Police Department, the 18-year-old’s grandmother called 911 Tuesday morning after finding the journal and believed the threats …

Crime

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

<i>This post was first published on Feb. 15. It was updated on May 18.</i><p>BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school …

Guns

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

by Chelsea Gohd January 29, 2018 Hard Science 65290<p>Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly …

Consciousness

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

PERRIS, Calif. — The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.<p>They were allegedly beaten, choked and shackled to their beds with no access to a …

Crime

Venezuela: A country in meltdown

Venezuela's inflation rate is already the highest in the world but is set for a new record. Even in the capital, people are struggling to afford …

'She Can't Tell Us What's Wrong'

<i>Editor's note:</i> <i>This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.</i><p>The victim couldn't tell anyone what happened that night. She was a woman with an intellectual disability who doesn't speak words. So the alleged rape was discovered, according to the police report, only by …

21-year-old fitness buff's death from flu shows risks, need for vaccination

The young and seemingly healthy Pennsylvania bodybuilder, who did not get a flu shot, came down with symptoms shortly before Christmas.<p>The flu-related death of a 21-year-old fitness buff from Pennsylvania is a chilling reminder that the virus can kill anyone.<p>Kyler Baughman had a runny nose and a …

Public Health

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

'Do not resuscitate' tattoo creates medical dilemma: What would Australian doctors do? - Health - ABC News

The man arrived at the hospital unconscious, without identification, with a high blood alcohol level.<p>He was 70, had a history of lung disease, heart …

Health Care

Indigenous and rural school attendance getting worse despite investment, new report shows

Despite extensive investment in Closing the Gap programs, new data shows Indigenous school attendance is getting worse.<p>The latest update from the …

New Semi-Synthetic Organism Can Make Molecules We've Never Seen Before

We have expanded the DNA.<p>Scientists have expanded the building blocks of DNA to create a stable semi-synthetic organism that can produce biological …

Biology

Militants Kill 305 at Sufi Mosque in Egypt’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack

CAIRO — Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire on panicked worshipers as they fled, killing at least 305 people and wounding at least 128 others. Officials called it the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history.<p>The …

Alleged bikie associate charged with money laundering after his lavish life raises suspicions

An unemployed alleged Mongols bikie associate has been charged with money laundering after his lavish life at a "palatial" Gold Coast property raised …

Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak out about domestic violence

Women who were married to abusive priests are for the first time revealing their experiences of sexual assault, control and fear. They say the church …

Sociology

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic sentenced to life for genocide, war crimes

But the man dubbed "The Butcher of Bosnia" was not present in court to hear the final verdict, having been dragged out of the courtroom after loudly …