NASA’s next Mars mission blasts off, sending a robotic geologist to the red planet

NASA’s next Mars mission blasts off, sending a robotic geologist to the red planet

Posted May 05, 2018 23:50:42 Photo: The InSight lander will sit on the Martian surface and drill down 5 metres to take the planet’s temperature. (AP/NASA) A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore …

Australian PM blasts Russia over inaction on chemical weapons after Syria airstrikes | Australia news

The Australian prime minister has given strong support for the military response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons and urged Russia to exercise its authority to ensure the weapons are destroyed. At a press conference on Sunday, Malcolm Turnbull said the Australian government was a strong supporter of the “targeted, …

Blasts heard in Damascus as Donald Trump orders air strikes on Syria

Blasts heard in Damascus as Donald Trump orders air strikes on Syria

Email Updated April 14, 2018 11:43:53 Map: Syrian Arab Republic US President Donald Trump says a combined operation by forces from the US, France and Britain against Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities is now underway. External Link: Follow live. Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, syrian-arab-republic, france, united-kingdom, united-states First posted April 14, 2018 11:39:08 …

TasRail blasts ‘seriously stupid, reckless’ school bus driver after level crossing near-miss

TasRail blasts ‘seriously stupid, reckless’ school bus driver after level crossing near-miss

By Stephen Pigram Posted April 09, 2018 17:06:55 Video: School bus crosses seconds ahead of train (ABC News) A school bus driver who failed to give way at a level crossing in Hobart’s northern suburbs has been criticised as “seriously stupid and reckless” by the rail authority. TasRail has posted …

‘A backwards step’: Bev Buckingham blasts female-only race event

‘A backwards step’: Bev Buckingham blasts female-only race event

Updated March 08, 2018 09:13:11 Photo: Tasmanian jockeys Hayley McCarthy, Siggy Carr and Teagan Voorham rode in the Mowbray event. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) The first ever Australian Female Jockey Championships held in Launceston last night has been labelled as “backward” by one of Tasmania’s greatest riders. To coincide with …

Perth Children’s Hospital report blasts ‘not good enough’ Barnett government

Perth Children’s Hospital report blasts ‘not good enough’ Barnett government

Updated March 22, 2018 14:51:04 Photo: The Perth Children’s Hospital project is running three years behind schedule. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The failure of Barnett government ministers to question poor advice, a construction contract that left the state “commercially impotent” and massive tension between bureaucrats were key factors leading to …

Wayne Bennett blasts media, walks out of press conference following Broncos’ win over Cowboys

Wayne Bennett blasts media, walks out of press conference following Broncos’ win over Cowboys

Updated March 17, 2018 10:31:15 Video: Wayne Bennett abruptly ends media conference (ABC News) Related Story: Roosters trample Bulldogs as Brisbane hold off Cowboys “You’ll never divide us.” That was the message from a defiant Wayne Bennett after Brisbane hit back at their critics with a 24-20 NRL round two …

Package explodes at San Antonio FedEx facility, days after Austin blasts

Package explodes at San Antonio FedEx facility, days after Austin blasts

Updated March 21, 2018 06:16:33 Video: Texas police confirm no injuries in Fed Ex bomb (ABC News) Related Story: Police hunt serial bomber after fourth Austin blast shows greater ‘sophistication’ Related Story: Fears parcel bomber trying to kill black people in Austin, Texas A package bomb believed to be linked …