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Marine physicist Peter Ridd has been fired from James Cook University for speaking out against science regarding the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Ridd told Sky News he was hit with serious misconduct allegations by the university after breaking a gag order over his controversial claims surrounding the health of the … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Fissure 17 was spewing as high as 200 feet in the air on Friday afternoon, May 18, Hawaii News Now reported. A fast-moving lava flow threatened an isolated area with at least 40 homes in lower Puna later on Friday, the report said, with four … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 104 passengers and nine crew members crashed next to José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba, on May 18, according to the state-run Prensa Latina news agency. Emergency services responded to the scene, along with officials including President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the agency said. The plane … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

Two new fissures opened in Kilauea’s east rift zone in Hawaii on Saturday, May 12, spraying lava up to 100 feet in the air. The 16th fissure was near the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, and the 17th was 100 meters below it, a news report said. Thousands of area residents … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

EXPLAINER: Build, build, build … plenty of infrastructure projects in the budget pipleline1:12 More than $24 billion worth of infrastructure projects were announced as p[art of the federal budget. (AAP Video) May 9th 2018 39 minutes ago /display/ News/National/ Source link — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

Record rainfall fell across Austin and the surrounding area on Friday, May 4. The National Weather Service said 3.59 inches of rain fell in Austin Mabry, breaking a daily record that has stood since 1895. The weather service issued flash flood warnings during the storm and later issued flood advisories … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

Police officers in Saraland, Alabama, faced accusations they used excessive force to arrest a black woman at a Waffle House in the early hours of Sunday, April 22, during a dispute over plastic cutlery. This video of Chikesia Clemons’s arrest was captured by her friend Canita Adams. It shows the … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

A Jaysh al-Islam rebel convoy left Dumair town in east Damascus province on April 19 under an evacuation deal agreed with the Syrian regime, according to pro-regime media. The deal included the surrender of weaponry. Buses were used to carry some 1,500 fighters and 3,500 members of their families, the … — Australia’s #1 news site — Australia’s #1 news site

Shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic has told Sky News that Facebook operates outside societal norms and expectations, following allegations Cambridge Analytica used the social media platform to access data from 50 million users. He says developers need to establish a way for users to know how their …