Israel kicks off US embassy celebrations, boosts border force ahead of mass Palestinian protests

Israel kicks off US embassy celebrations, boosts border force ahead of mass Palestinian protests

Posted May 14, 2018 10:04:53 Israel has kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. Key points: President Donald …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Posted May 12, 2018 05:09:45 Related Story: Four children, three adults found shot dead in Margaret River murder-suicide Margaret River is famous worldwide for wine, surf and idyllic holidays. But a dark pall has been cast over the WA town, which is now the home to one of Australia’s worst …

Hemp mass production gaining momentum, but hurdles remain as farmers face cropping pitfalls

Hemp mass production gaining momentum, but hurdles remain as farmers face cropping pitfalls

Posted May 04, 2018 12:11:21 Photo: Matt Davis says they are working out how to deal with hemp pests and disease with the first crop. (ABC Central Victoria: Stephanie Corsetti) An investor in one of the country’s large hemp farms said this year’s harvest was strong, but admitted growing the …

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Updated April 30, 2018 00:13:56 Australia must urgently modernise its industrial era model of school education and move towards individualised learning for all students. That is the central recommendation of a wide-ranging report by businessman David Gonski and a panel of experts commissioned by the Federal Government. The report says …

Nine students killed and 10 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Nine students killed and 10 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Updated April 28, 2018 23:45:29 Nine Chinese secondary school students have been killed and another 10 injured in a knife attack outside a school, state television reports. The attacker had been bullied at school and harboured a hatred of children, the report by state broadcaster CCTV said. The attack happened …

Seven students killed and 12 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Seven students killed and 12 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Posted April 28, 2018 06:12:39 Seven Chinese secondary school students have been killed and another 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school, state television reports. The attacker had been bullied at school and harboured a hatred of children, the report by state broadcaster CCTV said. The attack happened …

The Pacific’s fastest woman may have a mass of talent but isn’t the easiest person to train, coaches say

The Pacific’s fastest woman may have a mass of talent but isn’t the easiest person to train, coaches say

Posted March 10, 2018 11:54:03 Photo: Wisil won a hatful of gold medals at successive Pacific Games. (GNS: Dave Buller) When the Papua New Guinea team marches into the stadium at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Australia in April, there will be one notable absentee: the track queen of …

Major clean-up operation after mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta

Major clean-up operation after mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta

By Elva Darnell Posted March 24, 2018 17:10:52 Photo: If left to decay the carcasses could cause environmental and safety issues. (ABC News: James Carmody) Authorities have spent the day racing to remove the decaying carcasses of the more than 100 short-finned pilot whales which beached themselves along a usually-pristine …

Mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta bonds rescue volunteers

Mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta bonds rescue volunteers

Posted March 24, 2018 08:12:34 Video: Rescuers help six surviving whales back out to sea after mass stranding (ABC News) Related Story: Why do whales become stranded? Related Story: Six whales helped back out to sea after deadly mass stranding They were perfect strangers, but many among the group of …

Our Kids Belong With Family: Rarriwuy Hick finds mass support for social media campaign

Our Kids Belong With Family: Rarriwuy Hick finds mass support for social media campaign

Posted March 23, 2018 17:38:16 Photo: Rarriwuy Hick and Meyne Wyatt believe Aboriginal families are constantly having to prove themselves. (ABC News: Bridget Brennan) When her family faced a traumatic separation from some young relatives, Australian actress Rarriwuy Hick channelled people power to spread a simple message: Our Kids Belong …