‘Doomsday cult’ coronial inquest fails to solve mystery surrounding disappearance of Simon Kadwell and family

‘Doomsday cult’ coronial inquest fails to solve mystery surrounding disappearance of Simon Kadwell and family

By Gian De Poloni and Meggie Morris Posted May 15, 2018 13:02:59 Photo: Simon Kadwell, partner Chantelle McDougall and their daughter Leela went missing in 2007. (ABC News) Related Story: Cult leader influenced two followers to take their own lives before vanishing, inquest told A coronial inquest into the disappearance …

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

Posted May 01, 2018 12:36:04 Photo: The property was to be acquired for parkland, not the motorway. (Supplied: Desane) Related Story: Final stage of Sydney’s WestConnex project gets approval The NSW Government has suffered a blow in its bid to compulsorily acquire properties for the final piece of the controversial …

Papua New Guinea’s massive LNG project fails to deliver on economic promises

Papua New Guinea’s massive LNG project fails to deliver on economic promises

Posted April 30, 2018 12:50:21 Photo: Household incomes and employment have fallen since the PNG LNG project began. (ExxonMobil PNG) The immense benefits predicted to flow from Papua New Guinea’s liquified natural gas project have not been realised, and the country’s economy has even gone backwards on some indicators. Key …

Russian bid to officially condemn air strikes on Syria fails at UN Security Council

Russian bid to officially condemn air strikes on Syria fails at UN Security Council

Updated April 15, 2018 06:03:17 Photo: Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia votes on a resolution during the meeting on the situation in Syria on April 14, 2018. (AP: Mary Altaffer) A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on …

Exxon fails to block climate change probe

Exxon fails to block climate change probe

Massachusetts’ top court has rejected Exxon Mobil’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company concealed knowledge of the role fossil fuels plays in climate change. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Attorney General Maura Healey had jurisdiction to seek records to probe …

Gold Coast 2018: Wet weather fails to rain on Commonwealth Games day one parade

Gold Coast 2018: Wet weather fails to rain on Commonwealth Games day one parade

Posted April 06, 2018 06:28:39 Photo: Crowds pack temporary swimming stands at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (ABC Gold Coast: Damien Larkins) A sudden downpour of rain could not dampen the spirit of spectators on day one of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Photo: The skies open up as …

Russia’s ‘perverse’ bid for joint inquiry into nerve-agent attack on former spy fails

Russia’s ‘perverse’ bid for joint inquiry into nerve-agent attack on former spy fails

Updated April 05, 2018 08:24:34 Russia’s call for a joint inquiry to be held into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England has failed, being outvoted 15-6 at a meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog. Key points: There were 17 abstentions among OPCW’s 41-member council British …

Gold bars spill onto Russian runway after cargo plane door fails

Gold bars spill onto Russian runway after cargo plane door fails

Updated March 16, 2018 18:47:39 Photo: Authorities have recovered 172 gold bars from the runway. (YakutiaMedia) The hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals has flown open upon take-off and at least three tonnes of gold has been scattered across a runway in eastern Siberia, according to Russian media. …

Ready Player One review: A Wonka-esque sci-fi blockbuster that fails to impress – RN

Ready Player One review: A Wonka-esque sci-fi blockbuster that fails to impress – RN

Posted March 28, 2018 17:08:38 Photo: Ready Player One is based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 science fiction novel of the same name. (Supplied: Warner Bros. Entertainment) Related Story: Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel we didn’t need When Warner Bros. won a bidding war for film rights to Ready Player …

Uber driverless car crash fails to deter early adopters because ‘humans are inferior’

Uber driverless car crash fails to deter early adopters because ‘humans are inferior’

Updated March 20, 2018 18:06:57 Video: An Uber promotional video shows a modified Volvo XC90 similar to the one involved in the fatal crash in Arizona. (ABC News) Related Story: Autonomous Uber vehicle kills woman pushing bike across street There are a range of cars currently on the market in …