Cougar attacks mountain bike riders in Washington state, killing one and injuring another

Cougar attacks mountain bike riders in Washington state, killing one and injuring another

Updated May 20, 2018 11:23:40 One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar on Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The cougar …

Cuban plane crash leaves more than 100 dead, state media says

Cuban plane crash leaves more than 100 dead, state media says

Updated May 19, 2018 08:05:30 A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a field just after takeoff from the Havana airport. Key points: The nationality of those on board was not immediately clear Wreckage was strewn over an area 20km south of Havana …

Cuban plane crash leaves more than 100 dead, state media says

Cuban plane crash leaves more than 100 dead, state media says

Posted May 19, 2018 06:58:42 Photo: Firefighters extinguish the flames that engulfed the Boeing 737. (AP: Enrique de la Osa) A Cuban airliner with more than 110 people on board plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport. More than 100 people were killed in the …

How seriously should Australia take Beijing’s attacks in Chinese state media? – China power

How seriously should Australia take Beijing’s attacks in Chinese state media? – China power

Posted May 18, 2018 15:12:58 Chinese state media has weighed in again on Australian-Chinese relations, slamming Beijing’s relations with Canberra as “among the worst of all Western nations”. Key points: Media experts say Global Times measures its success by quotes in Western media Different state media tones are intended to …

Norco to return to NSW hospitals as State Government backflips on milk decision – ABC Rural

Norco to return to NSW hospitals as State Government backflips on milk decision – ABC Rural

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard says the Government is reversing its decision to dump Norco as the milk supplier for 15 north coast health facilities. Last week it was revealed the contract had been awarded to Queensland’s Dairy Farmers, which is owned by Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings. The …

Larry Nassar sex abuse victims to get $US500 million from Michigan State University

Larry Nassar sex abuse victims to get $US500 million from Michigan State University

Posted May 17, 2018 08:26:46 Photo: Larry Nassar was sentenced earlier this year. (AP: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal) Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $US500 million ($665 million) settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar’s former employer, lawyers for both …

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Ramadan attacks in Indonesia highlights threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters

Posted May 16, 2018 10:57:31 Photo: The Indonesian Government faces a significant challenge overcoming the simultaneous problems of returning foreign fighters and home-grown violent extremism. (AP: Achmad Ibrahim) It was no coincidence that Sunday’s suicide attacks on three Catholic churches in Indonesia came as Muslims began the holy month of …

State Library of Victoria appeals for funds to conserve Walter and Helena Cass collection

State Library of Victoria appeals for funds to conserve Walter and Helena Cass collection

Updated May 16, 2018 05:18:13 Photo: Walter Cass (centre) in Egypt in 1915. (Supplied: State Library of Victoria) Related Story: State Library has ‘never been busier’, as $88m revamp focuses on more space Related Story: Beyond the dome: Discover the secrets of Victoria’s 160yo State Library They thrived during a …

Cameron Smith’s representative retirement raises State of Origin questions for Maroons

Cameron Smith’s representative retirement raises State of Origin questions for Maroons

Updated May 15, 2018 18:36:12 Photo: Cameron Smith has made the decision to walk away from representative rugby league. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Cameron Smith makes shock Queensland and Australia retirement Cameron Smith’s sudden retirement from representative rugby league has sent shockwaves through the NRL, with questions about the …

Victory over Islamic State sways Iraqi voters as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

Victory over Islamic State sways Iraqi voters as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

Posted May 13, 2018 05:38:58 Photo: Voter turnout was almost half that of the previous elections with around 30 per cent reported in most areas. (AP: Hadi Mizban) Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. Key points: …