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Thousands protest Trump as ‘sister marches’ begin in Australia and New Zealand

Thousands protest Trump as ‘sister marches’ begin in Australia and New Zealand

Thousands of women took to the streets of European capitals to join “sister marches” in Asia against newly installed U.S. President Trump ahead of a major rally in Washington expected to draw nearly a quarter of a million people. Waving banners with slogans like “Special relationship, just say no” and “Nasty women unite,” the demonstrators […]

Quake of 8.0 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Quake of 8.0 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage after a potential tsunami did not occur. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) downgraded the quake from an initial measurement of magnitude 8. It struck some 47 kms (29 miles) west of Arawa on […]

New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter after month at sea landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km Tasman Sea

New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter after month at sea landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km Tasman Sea

A New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter missing at sea for more than a month have landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km (1,241.7 miles) Tasman Sea. Alan Langdon, 46, and his daughter Que had planned a short journey from Kawhia to the Bay of Islands […]

Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog: Watch Video

Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog: Watch Video

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World leaders react to Donald Trump’s US election victory

World leaders react to Donald Trump’s US election victory

Politicians past and present, plus officials from the European Union, have been responding to the Republican nominee’s win: Europe European Union Top officials at the European Union have invited Donald Trump to Europe for an urgent US-EU summit In a joint letter, Donald Tusk, president of the European council and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the […]

Markets in free fall as Donald Trump moves into lead

Markets in free fall as Donald Trump moves into lead

Markets went into free fall Wednesday and the Mexican peso tanked as Donald Trump appeared to be moving into the lead in the race for the White House. European stocks tumbled in opening deals on Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected US president, beating market favourite Hillary Clinton and sparking investor fears over the world […]

Australia legalizes “fit and proper” individuals to cultivate medicinal marijuana

Australia legalizes “fit and proper” individuals to cultivate medicinal marijuana

Australia has allowed “fit and proper” individuals and entities to cultivate medicinal cannabis crops under strict government license and guidelines in an effort to substitute imports with “domestic supply.” The commencement of the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016 on October 30, 2016, marks a milestone for Australia’s medicinal cannabis prospects. The new regulations allow for […]

Glencore sells Australia coal rail unit for $874 million

Glencore sells Australia coal rail unit for $874 million

Mining and trading giant Glencore (LON:GLEN) is selling its coal haulage business in Australia’s Hunter Valley for A$1.14 billion ($874m) to US railroad company Genesee & Wyoming as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce debt. With the sale of Glencore Rail, or GRail, the Swiss group is only a step away from meeting chief […]

Our Nuclear Weapons Not Targeting Africa – North Korea

Our Nuclear Weapons Not Targeting Africa – North Korea

The ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Uganda, Mr Myong Kyong Chol has said that his country’s nuclear weapons do not target African countries, but rather world powers that pose a threat to North Korea’s sovereignty. During an interview on Thursday, Mr Chol said that those telling North Korea to stop […]

A Brisbane bus driver has died after a passenger poured flammable liquid onto him and set him alight

A Brisbane bus driver has died after a passenger poured flammable liquid onto him and set him alight

Police have interviewed a 48-year-old man with “no apparent motive” who allegedly killed a bus driver by setting him alight at a stop in suburban Brisbane, leaving morning commuters and onlookers horrified. Key points: •Police say there is “no apparent motive” but a link to terrorism had been ruled out •Man, 48, in custody and […]

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