Another Murray cod dead at Menindee as locals brace for another kill | Australia news

Another 80cm Murray cod has died in the Lower Darling River on Friday afternoon, raising fears among Menindee locals that the predicted drop in temperature overnight will trigger another fish kill incident. The Guardian saw the large cod, estimated to be about 30 to 40 years old, floating about 1km …

Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of group behind Bali bombings, granted parole six years early

Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of group behind Bali bombings, granted parole six years early

Updated January 18, 2019 20:49:02 The spiritual leader of the terrorist group responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings will walk free from prison within days after being granted parole. Key points: The decision to release Bashir was said to have been made on “humanitarian grounds” He was convicted of being …

Viking Warrior out to boost Blue Diamond credentials at Flemington

Viking Warrior out to boost Blue Diamond credentials at Flemington

IF impeccably bred two-year-old colt Viking Warrior can win at Flemington on Saturday, his next stop is likely to be the Blue Diamond Stakes, according to trainer David Hayes. “That’s the plan. If he can tick off running a strong 1200m he’ll have enough prizemoney to get into the race …

More trees are the answer to cool down our cities | Marco Amati and Lauren Rickards | Opinion

Urban life can be an insulated existence, consisting of circling between one temperature-controlled space after another. But cities are not invulnerable to climatic changes. Indeed, when it comes to heat, they can fare worse. They are also far from homogenous. Counter to the images of “domed cities” that Buckminster Fuller …

RAW: Vigil for murdered female student in Melbourne

January 18, 2019. Mourners gather and lay flowers in a vigil held for slain international student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne. Maasarwe, a 21-year-old Palestinian Arab of Israeli citizenship, was the target of a "horrific" assault shortly after leaving the tram and was found dead the next morning. A 20-year-old man …

Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year-old Melbourne man arrested over Bundoora death | Australia news

Victoria police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of the student Aiia Maasarwe in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The man was arrested in Greensborough on Friday morning in a joint operation by local police and homicide detectives, police said. Police believe Maasarwe was attacked just …

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Fiji urges Australia not to put coal above Pacific nations battling climate change | World news

Australia must not put the interests of the coal industry above the lives of Pacific nations battling climate change, Fiji’s prime minister has told Scott Morrison. At an official dinner in Fiji to mark a newly announced partnership between the two nations, Frank Bainimarama explicitly told Australia to do better. …

Aged care royal commission starting today a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to speak up

Aged care royal commission starting today a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to speak up

Posted January 18, 2019 06:59:55 Victims and families are being urged not to be afraid to tell their stories as the aged care royal commission begins today in Adelaide. Key points: Advocacy group says victims and families should be brave and tell their stories Call for overhaul of the Aged …