‘Duck boat’ capsizes in storm in Missouri, killing 13 people with four still missing

‘Duck boat’ capsizes in storm in Missouri, killing 13 people with four still missing

Updated July 20, 2018 22:48:22 At least 13 people, including children, are confirmed dead after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people on board. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jason Pace said four people remained missing on Friday after …

Farmer jailed over fatal shooting of man after ‘tripping on eggplant’

Farmer jailed over fatal shooting of man after ‘tripping on eggplant’

Updated July 20, 2018 15:58:55 Photo: Angelo Russo claimed he slipped on this eggplant, causing his gun to fire, killing David Calandro. (Supplied: Supreme Court ) Related Story: ‘Haunted’ 12yo saw his father shot dead by farmer who slipped on eggplant A Victorian farmer who said he tripped on an …

National Council of Priests of Australia calls on Pope to intervene in Philip Wilson case

National Council of Priests of Australia calls on Pope to intervene in Philip Wilson case

Updated July 20, 2018 17:45:11 Photo: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been called on to resign. (AAP: David Mariuz) The Executive of the National Council of Priests of Australia (NCP) has “wholeheartedly” endorsed the appeals for Archbishop Philip Wilson to resign, and have called on the Pope …

Barnaby Joyce attacks live sheep export ‘zealots’ at heated rally of WA farmers in Katanning

Barnaby Joyce attacks live sheep export ‘zealots’ at heated rally of WA farmers in Katanning

Updated July 20, 2018 18:09:34 Photo: Barnaby Joyce speaks to a crowd of farmers in Katanning, defending the live export trade. (ABC News: Kit Mochan) Barnaby Joyce has issued a rallying call to defend Australia’s live export trade to a crowd of about 1,000 farmers in Western Australia’s south, after …

Luke Lewis to leave rugby league with no regrets following decorated NRL career

Luke Lewis to leave rugby league with no regrets following decorated NRL career

Posted July 20, 2018 18:38:32 Photo: Luke Lewis (L) with Michael Ennis after Cronulla won its maiden premiership in 2016. (AAP: Craig Golding) At the ripe old age of 34, Luke Lewis shocked his Cronulla Sharks teammates this week when he casually announced this season would be his last. Even …

Tornadoes sweep through Iowa, flattening buildings and forcing evacuation of a hospital

Tornadoes sweep through Iowa, flattening buildings and forcing evacuation of a hospital

Updated July 20, 2018 17:40:10 External Link: The tornadoes formed suddenly and took weather forecasters by surprise. Related Story: Tornadoes destroy homes in Tennessee, Kentucky as wild storms hit US A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three …

DNA test shows slaughtered blue whale is a hybrid, Iceland marine institute says – Science News

DNA test shows slaughtered blue whale is a hybrid, Iceland marine institute says – Science News

An Iceland marine institute is claiming to have conducted a DNA test proving a suspected blue whale slaughtered earlier this month is an unprotected hybrid. In a release last night, the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute stated that genetic testing confirms that “the whale in question that was caught on …

The case for introducing rhinos to Australia

The case for introducing rhinos to Australia

Posted July 20, 2018 15:37:58 Photo: Rhinos are critically endangered in their native habitats. (Renaud Fulconis/International Rhino Foundation) Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition — after all, we’ve had historically bad luck with introduced species. But on reflection it’s not quite as crazy as it sounds. There …

Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

Updated July 20, 2018 13:47:06 An airline passenger has described her terror and ultimate relief after the plane she was on was hit by lightning and forced to return to Melbourne Airport. Key points: A Tigerair flight was forced to return to Melbourne after being hit by lightning Passenger says …