Israeli minister threatens Bashar al-Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Israeli minister threatens Bashar al-Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Posted May 07, 2018 22:40:51 Photo: The Israeli minister blames Mr Assad for allowing Iran to attack Israel from Syria. (Reuters: SANA, file) Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister has said — hinting …

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam sentenced to 20 years in prison

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam sentenced to 20 years in prison

Updated April 23, 2018 19:16:38 Photo: Salah Abdeslam was flanked by masked guards during the court proceedings. (Reuters: Emmanuel Dunand/Pool) Related Story: ‘I am not afraid of you’: Paris attacks suspect refuses to answer Belgian court A Belgian judge has sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the 2015 …

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Updated April 21, 2018 09:57:43 Video: Social media posts on quokkas, sharks draw contrasting WA tourism claims (ABC News) Tourism Minister Paul Papalia was keen to laud the benefits of the international exposure from tennis champion Roger Federer’s quokka selfie earlier this year, trumpeting it as an all-time marketing coup. …

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Updated April 19, 2018 12:47:44 Photo: Margaret River’s Jacob Willcox ousted the former world champ at last year’s Margaret River Pro. (Supplied: WSL/Matt Dunbar) The cancellation of a world surfing event in Western Australia’s South West has disappointed local surfers and worried residents, who are concerned about the region’s reputation …

Margaret River Pro surfing event cancelled after shark attacks near Gracetown

Margaret River Pro surfing event cancelled after shark attacks near Gracetown

Updated April 18, 2018 10:46:35 The Margaret River Pro surfing competition has been cancelled by organisers due to safety concerns following two shark attacks near Gracetown on Monday. The event had been suspended yesterday due to poor conditions, but in a statement this morning World Surf League CEO Sophie Goldschmidt …

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Updated April 17, 2018 15:46:33 Video: A great white shark is captured, tagged and then released off Forster. (Video supplied Department of Primary Industries) (ABC News) The WA Government has thrown up the possibility of a SMART (shark management alert in real time) drumline trial as the state comes to …

Russian hacking: Up to 400 Australian companies caught up in cyber attacks blamed on Moscow

Russian hacking: Up to 400 Australian companies caught up in cyber attacks blamed on Moscow

Updated April 17, 2018 14:58:30 Video: Minister for Defence says there was no significant exploitation from Russian hackers (ABC News) Up to 400 Australian businesses may have been targeted by suspected Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks that have affected millions of machines worldwide, the Defence Minister Marise Payne has revealed. Key …

Two Margaret River Pro surfers fear for safety after shark attacks near Gracetown

Two Margaret River Pro surfers fear for safety after shark attacks near Gracetown

Updated April 17, 2018 13:29:01 Video: Second man attacked by shark in WA’s South West (ABC News) Two of the world’s top surfers say they do not feel comfortable competing in Western Australia’s Margaret River region in the wake of two shark attacks that happened just hours and a few …

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Updated April 15, 2018 09:56:35 Photo: A female crocodile in the Proserpine River where Fat Guts the crocodile lives. (ABC North Qld: David Chen) Attempts to kill crocodiles in north Queensland are giving the region a bad reputation, according to a tourism operator in the region. Steve Watson runs Whitsunday …

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Russia vetoes US proposal for independent probe into alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Updated April 11, 2018 08:34:39 Photo: At least 60 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 injured in the attack. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) Russia has vetoed a US proposal to the UN Security Council for an independent investigation into who was responsible for alleged chemical weapons …