Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

By Carly Learson Posted May 12, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Shoua (left) fled Syria when Islamic State took over her city. (ABC News: Carly Learson) Related Story: Community groups band together to help new Australians find their feet Related Story: Bold rural experiment gives hope to dying towns Carly Learson is …

Poland chocolate spill brings highway to standstill after truck crash

Poland chocolate spill brings highway to standstill after truck crash

Posted May 10, 2018 09:43:45 Photo: The liquid milk chocolate blocked six lanes on the A2 highway. (AP) A truck crash in Poland has left a highway covered in 12 tonnes of liquid chocolate, blocking traffic in both directions and creating headaches for clean-up crews. The tanker overturned in the …

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. The two sides of politics reached an agreement on Monday to pass elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that aim to do more for …

The principles of Justin Langer and what he brings to Australian cricket

The principles of Justin Langer and what he brings to Australian cricket

Posted May 03, 2018 18:37:22 Justin Langer often tells a story about the turning point in West Australian cricket, shortly after he became coach in 2012. It came in the hours following a Sheffield Shield game against South Australia at Adelaide Oval, when the Warriors claimed an incredible final-day victory. …

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

Posted May 03, 2018 17:35:29 Photo: Ella Smith was born at 26 weeks after her mother developed pre-eclampsia. (Supplied: Royal Women’s Hospital) Related Story: Reflux drug Nexium could help treat deadly pre-eclampsia Medical experts say a new blood test that can predict who will develop the potentially deadly pregnancy disorder …

Repair Cafe brings Alice Springs community together to preserve a ‘dying art’

Repair Cafe brings Alice Springs community together to preserve a ‘dying art’

Updated April 22, 2018 16:19:46 Photo: Bethany Wilson gets her bike repaired by Nicholas Smith at the Recycle Cafe. (ABC News: Nick Hose) It feels like Christmas in April in the little brick house belonging to the Arid Lands Centre in Alice Springs, as hundreds of people from all over …

Fed Cup: Ash Barty says Australia can win the title as Netherlands victory brings World Group return

Fed Cup: Ash Barty says Australia can win the title as Netherlands victory brings World Group return

Posted April 22, 2018 17:11:43 Photo: Australia clinched Fed Cup victory over the Netherlands with a win for Daria Gavrilova in the tie’s fourth rubber. (AAP: Craig Golding) Ash Barty believes Australia can break a 45-year Fed Cup title drought after piloting the one-time tennis superpower back into the World …

Pacific Anzacs’ graves saved from ocean waves in Cook Islands brings peace to daughter

Pacific Anzacs’ graves saved from ocean waves in Cook Islands brings peace to daughter

Posted April 22, 2018 06:16:22 Photo: Cook Islander Aaron Hansen restoring a WWI Anzac, and his great-great-grandfather’s, grave. (Suppled: Cate Walker) Related Story: Anzac commemorations highlight Pacific’s ‘overlooked’ role in WWI Related Story: Pacific Islanders urged to remember their Anzacs Australian woman Cate Walker remembers her mother, Gloria, as patient, …

Mountain biking brings thousands of trail-riding enthusiasts to northern Tasmanian town

Mountain biking brings thousands of trail-riding enthusiasts to northern Tasmanian town

Posted April 21, 2018 10:09:37 Photo: Estimates say the economic impact of mountain biking on the Derby region is between $15 and $18 million dollars. (Facebook: Blue Mountain Derby Bike Trails) The Museum of Old and New Art — or MONA — triggered a stunning economic revival in southern Tasmania, …

Online search for sperm donor children brings three ‘special brothers’ together

Online search for sperm donor children brings three ‘special brothers’ together

Posted April 18, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Caelan, Jacob and Chevy are biological siblings. (Supplied: Simone) Three women who used an online registry to find other children fathered by the same sperm donor say their sons now have a regular relationship with each other. Simone, Casey and Grace said they each …