Dangerous drugs dumped at second Canberra pill-testing trial

Dangerous drugs dumped at second Canberra pill-testing trial

Updated April 29, 2019 09:17:02 Photo: Medical specialists warned many of the drugs tested had unexpectedly high levels of purity. (ABC News: Jake Evans) Related Story: Take a look inside Groovin the Moo's pill testing facility Seven people dumped pills containing a potentially deadly substance after having their drugs tested in a controversial pill-testing trial…
Battle rages over Grampians as rock climbers banned to protect Indigenous art

Battle rages over Grampians as rock climbers banned to protect Indigenous art

Updated April 29, 2019 16:47:31 Photo: Climber Mark Gould, at Summer Day Valley, is lobbying Park Victoria to re-open climbing in all of the Grampians. (ABC News: Lauren Day) One of Australia's most beautiful national parks has become the backdrop of an ugly battle. Key points: About a third of the Grampians National Park closed…
Melbourne CBD buildings evacuated as fire breaks out in city

Melbourne CBD buildings evacuated as fire breaks out in city

Updated April 29, 2019 12:28:43 Photo: Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of the building. (Twitter: @jurgen) More than 50 firefighters are battling a blaze which has spread to the roof of a building in Melbourne's CBD, prompting the evacuation of surrounding businesses. Firefighters were called to a building at the…
Australians think climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism, poll reveals

Australians think climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism, poll reveals

By national science, technology and environment reporter Michael Slezak Updated May 08, 2019 14:14:39 Photo: Most respondents said climate change should be addressed immediately even if it was expensive. (ABC News: Taryn Southcombe) Climate change is a "critical threat" to Australia's interests according to almost two-thirds of Australians — ranked as a more serious concern…
Horse rider charged after anti-Adani protester injured

Horse rider charged after anti-Adani protester injured

Updated April 29, 2019 07:32:46 A man has been charged after he allegedly rode a horse into an anti-Adani protester in Central Queensland yesterday. The 61-year-old woman was travelling in the Bob Brown Foundation's Stop Adani convoy, which held a rally yesterday in Clermont. Police alleged the 41-year-old entered the entertainment ring at the showgrounds…
Four killed as crane collapses on top of cars in US

Four killed as crane collapses on top of cars in US

Posted April 28, 2019 11:36:16 Photo: The crane collapsed onto cars on a busy street in downtown Seattle. (AP: Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune) Four people have been killed and three injured after a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle, on the US's west coast, pinning six cars underneath, the city's fire chief has said. Key…
Landmark global plastic waste pact gets approved by 187 countries — but not by the US

Landmark global plastic waste pact gets approved by 187 countries — but not by...

Updated May 12, 2019 13:22:47 Photo: Discarded plastic, which floats in huge masses in oceans and rivers, is a massive problem worldwide. (Ap: Rafiq Maqbool) Related Story: Rate of plastic pollution is predicted to double by 2030. Here are the ways we can stop it Related Story: Experts unsure if Ocean Cleanup is going to…
We’re sliding into a ‘democratic recession’ across the world

We’re sliding into a ‘democratic recession’ across the world

Posted April 28, 2019 06:00:29 Photo: Freedom is on the slide in both Donald Trump's and Xi Jinping's countries. (AP: Andrew Harnik) It was the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, who famously wrote that "things fall apart; the centre cannot hold". He could have been describing our world today. Democracy is under attack, authoritarianism is…
Jarryd Roughead cancer taunt condemned by AFL clubs

Jarryd Roughead cancer taunt condemned by AFL clubs

Updated April 29, 2019 14:28:26 Photo: Jarryd Roughead was targeted in a social media post during the Hawks' match against the Blues. (AAP: Brendon Thorne) AFL clubs Hawthorn and Carlton have voiced their disapproval of a social media post making light of Jarryd Roughead's cancer fight. Key points: The social media post targeting Jarryd Roughead…
Battle at the British Museum for a ‘stolen’ shield that holds the story of Cook’s landing

Battle at the British Museum for a ‘stolen’ shield that holds the story of...

Updated May 11, 2019 05:24:03 Photo: An artist's impression of Captain Cook's landing at Kurnell on April 29, 1770. (Supplied) Inside the back rooms of the British Museum in London, Rodney Kelly felt the weight of his people's history as he picked up a sacred shield once held by his ancestors. It was a bittersweet…

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