Wool soars to ‘unthinkable’ highs as it closes in on $20 a kilogram

Wool soars to ‘unthinkable’ highs as it closes in on $20 a kilogram

Updated May 18, 2018 16:08:58 Photo: Wool growers are enjoying a golden era with prices expected to crash through the “unthinkable” level of $20/kg at next week’s auctions. (ABC Open contributor Jason Schmidt) Australia’s woolgrowers are about to hit a milestone many thought was unthinkable even a few years ago, …

Northbridge’s Romany Restaurant closes its doors after locking them to bar ‘unruly people’

Northbridge’s Romany Restaurant closes its doors after locking them to bar ‘unruly people’

Updated May 09, 2018 10:22:04 Photo: The Romany is the second Perth restaurant institution to close in a few months. (ABC Radio Perth: Jo Trilling) For people searching for a small taste of Italy in Perth, the Romany Restaurant in Northbridge has been the go-to place for the best part …

Rwanda closes thousands of churches and dozens of mosques in bid for more control

Rwanda closes thousands of churches and dozens of mosques in bid for more control

Posted April 04, 2018 23:09:38 Photo: Human rights groups have long accused the Government of clamping down on freedom of expression. (AP: Ben Curtis) Related Story: Lightning strikes church, killing 16 and injuring 140 in Rwanda Related Story: Rwanda ‘genocide’ priest on trial Rwanda’s Government has closed thousands of churches …

Eureka democracy museum closes with future unclear for exhibits not associated with 1854 rebellion

Eureka democracy museum closes with future unclear for exhibits not associated with 1854 rebellion

Posted April 02, 2018 11:18:11 Photo: The Quilt of Hope was created by mothers with red doves signifying those lost to suicide. (ABC Ballarat: Charlotte King) A national museum that houses the original Eureka flag has closed its doors just five years after the multi-million dollar project was established. The …

Russia expels 23 British diplomats, closes British Council over nerve toxin attack response

Russia expels 23 British diplomats, closes British Council over nerve toxin attack response

Updated March 18, 2018 13:03:30 Photo: British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, leaves after a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow. (AP: Pavel Golovkin) Related Story: Soviet Union-era spokesman doubts Russian link to ex-spy poisoning Related Story: A bespoke Soviet-era nerve gas was used to try to …