Australia Bushfires: Sydney Gets Toughest Water Restrictions In A Decade

Australia bushfires

Sydney residents are facing the city’s toughest water restrictions in more than a decade amid a severe drought and deadly bushfires in eastern Australia. On Tuesday, level two restrictions were enacted in the capital of New South Wales (NSW), a state 99.9% in drought. These could be increased to level three within months, local media report. Temperatures More...

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Hong Kong protests
By Tony Williams On Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: Trump Signs Human Rights And Democracy Act Into Law

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that supports pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy More...

DR Congo plane crashes
By Tony Williams On Monday, November 25th, 2019

Dr Congo: Many Dead As Plane Crashes Into Homes

At least 27 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say. The victims included nine people from the same family who More...

By Graham Moore On Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry: Trump Directed Ukraine Pressure – Sondland

A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump’s orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Ambassador Gordon Sondland said More...

Andrew Hastie
By Graham Moore On Monday, November 18th, 2019

Australian Politicians Banned From China ‘Will Not Repent’ For Criticism

Two Australian politicians refused entry to China have said they will not retract their criticisms of the country. Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, both members of the government, were due to go on a study tour More...

Chicago Shooting
By Graham Moore On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Juvenile Charged With Shooting Chicago Trick-Or-Treater, 7

A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago‚Äôs West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume More...

Fires spare Reagan
By Graham Moore On Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Fires Spare Reagan Library But Menace Homes Near Los Angeles

A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald More...

Murder probe in Britain
By Graham Moore On Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Murder Probe In Britain After 39 Dead Found In Back Of Truck

Police in southeastern England launched a murder investigation after 39 people were found dead early Wednesday inside a large cargo truck that authorities believe was registered in Bulgaria and came into the country More...

By Tony Williams On Monday, October 21st, 2019

Brexit: No 10 To Push Again For Vote On Boris Johnson’s Deal

Parliament must be given “a straight up-and-down vote” on the PM’s Brexit deal, No 10 says, after MPs delivered a major blow to his strategy on Saturday. Boris Johnson was forced by law to send More...

Trio Win Nobel
By Tony Williams On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Trio Win Nobel Economics Prize For Work On Poverty

A trio of American economists on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including with new approaches in education and healthcare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences More...