North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ for dismantling nuclear test site this month

North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ for dismantling nuclear test site this month

Updated May 13, 2018 07:09:16 Photo: North Korea has pledged to end its nuclear testing. (AP/KCNA) North Korea has said it will invite international journalists to witness the dismantlement of its nuclear test site and explosive demolition of the site’s tunnel system later this month, according to state media. Key …

Reserve Bank keeps rates on hold for 19th consecutive meeting

Reserve Bank keeps rates on hold for 19th consecutive meeting

Posted May 01, 2018 14:30:15 The Reserve Bank has kept interest rates on hold at the historic low of 1.5 per cent for the 19th consecutive meeting. The decision was widely expected with the market pricing in a zero chance of rates moving. The RBA last moved in August 2016 …

South, North Korea to hold historic summit

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is set to cross the heavily militarised border for the first summit with South Korea in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program. The summit with South Korean President …

Manus Island: lives on hold – photo essay | World news

Old times change for new on Manus Island. The centre in which Australia detained hundreds of refugees between 2001 and 2017 has been razed to the ground. Gone is a landmark of one of the most fracturing episodes in the nation’s recent history. However, the 600 odd men who last …

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Posted April 21, 2018 06:44:03 Photo: The Municipal Association of Victoria expects homeowners to pay an extra $60. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Local councils struggling to find solution to China recycling ban Victorian homeowners will ultimately bear the brunt of China’s decision to ban foreign waste, with the …

Air China flight diverted after man with fountain pen tries to hold attendant hostage

Air China flight diverted after man with fountain pen tries to hold attendant hostage

Updated April 15, 2018 18:49:13 Photo: Air China says no passengers were injured during the flight. (AP: Ted S. Warren, file photo) A plane passenger has threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, forcing an Air China flight bound for Beijing to make an unscheduled landing, according to the …

RBA keeps interest rates on hold for a record equalling 18th meeting

RBA keeps interest rates on hold for a record equalling 18th meeting

Posted April 03, 2018 14:30:09 The Reserve Bank has kept official interest rates on hold at the record low of 1.5 per cent. It is the 18th consecutive board meeting where the RBA has not budged from its emergency setting. The non-move equals the previous longest stint without rates changing …

Quantum mechanics, photonics could hold key to securing personal data

Quantum mechanics, photonics could hold key to securing personal data

Updated April 01, 2018 11:05:12 Photo: Dr Ben Sparkes and Associate Professor Martin O’Connor inside the laboratory. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch) Related Story: Scientists smash quantum entanglement distance record If this era of Facebook leaks and account hacks has you worried about the security of your private data, then Australian …

Debutant Danny Vukovic the hero as battling Socceroos hold Colombia 0-0

Debutant Danny Vukovic the hero as battling Socceroos hold Colombia 0-0

Posted March 28, 2018 09:02:39 A late penalty save from debutant goalkeeper Danny Vukovic earned the Socceroos a 0-0 draw against Colombia in their international friendly in London this morning. Vukovic who replaced Brad Jones at half-time on his 33rd birthday, dived to his left to keep out Miguel Borja’s …