Clownfish reproduction on the Great Barrier Reef is threatened by artificial light, often coming from floating accommodation above coral reefs, researchers say. Egypt has sought Interpol's help to recover a 3,year-old sculpture of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun which was auctioned by Christie's last week. All irrigation licence applications for the lower Murray River must get ministerial approval, the Victorian government has announced. Asian shares were slightly higher ahead of US Congress testimony by Fed chair Jerome Powell that could confirm policy easing later this month.
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in the regional South Australian town of Murray Bridge. A Brazil court has ruled that mining giant Vale is responsible for damages caused by the rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at least people. A Brazilian state judge has convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by January's tailings dam rupture that killed at least people.
The search for a year-old fisherman who disappeared from rocks off WA's rugged southern coast is continuing into its fourth day but has been scaled back. US is hoping to enlist allies over the next two weeks for a military coalition to safeguard the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab. Australia's four main financial regulatory agencies say lending to property investors remains weak. A report by the UK government's climate advisers has called for urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country's new net zero target.
The search for a missing year-old fisherman, swept into a NSW Central Coast sea cave on Sunday, has come to an end. US and Chinese negotiators have resumed their talks, albeit over the phone, as they move to resolve a year-long trade dispute between the two countries. Attorney-General Christian Porter says his religious beliefs have nothing to do with his ability to draft legislation to protect people from discrimination. Copper prices moved lower as investors waited for talks between US and Chinese trade negotiators to resume. The US has outlined its demand for North Korea to freeze nuclear testing as a start to denuclearisation talks that may be held this month.
The US has eased restrictions on sales to Huawei but industry and government officials are confused about the new policy. British MPs have voted for a change to legislation that would make it harder for the next prime minister to force a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament. Britain's prime ministerial hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have battled over Brexit in a bad-tempered debate on television two weeks out from the vote. Boeing has been outstripped by Airbus, as deliveries of its aircraft fell 37 per cent in the first half of the year following the grounding of the MAX jets.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's legal woes are piling up, with new charges in New York and scrutiny of his Florida plea deal by a Trump administration official. European powers have called for an urgent meeting of the signatories of the nuclear deal with Iran as they seek to stop Tehran breaching the pact. A US court has ruled Donald Trump's blocking people who disagree with him on Twitter is unconstitutional because the president's tweets are official statements. British MPs have voted to 73 to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland if the province does not re-establish its own devolved executive.
Texas billionaire Ross Perot, who shook up US presidential politics in the s with his self-deprecating humour and down-home economic remedies, has died. Argentina's former President Fernando De la Rua, who infamously escaped by helicopter from the rooftop of the presidential palace, has died at Two tourists in Spain have been seriously injured in the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, amid protests at the event. Alek Sigley, the Australian student who was detained in North Korea for a week, says the regime's accusation that he was a spy is pretty obviously false".
Britain's Labour Party says the government should hold a second referendum on Brexit, and will campaign to stay in the European Union if it is called. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam says the extradition bill that sparked mass protests is 'dead', but protesters have accused her of playing word games.
More than tonnes of rubbish will be sent back to Australia from Indonesia, after opposition in Asia to imports of waste from industrialised countries. Two separate incidents in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces has seen at least 22 people killed. The federal government is doing all it can to help an Australian writer detained in China, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says, amid calls for a tougher response. South Australia's opposition says there are serious concerns about the government's handling of the state's horror flu season, which has killed 82 people.
Birds trained for cockfighting have been seized from a Melbourne property following a raid by animal welfare inspectors. A mass grave with 11 bodies, suspected to be of victims of the gang MS have been found in El Salvador. A dancing cockatoo has shown researchers that humans are not the only ones who can make spontaneous and diverse dance moves. The federal Assistant Housing Minister Luke Howarth will meet with capital city lord mayors who are demanding more action on homelessness from Canberra. Big banks have extra time to raise capital to absorb potential losses after APRA amended proposals for minimising the fallout from failed institutions.
Queensland's Labor government has rejected any suggestion it would sell public assets, even if offered rewards by the federal government to do so. SA Police have seized more than cannabis plants from a house north of Adelaide.
Business confidence fell back in June after a sharp rise following the federal election, a NAB survey of companies suggests. A South Australian man who shot up a phone box has blamed his actions on West Australian black magic. Westpac has again apologised for a glitch that left a reported 40, customers paying interest on their home loans for longer than expected. Prior to the last 12 months, Queensland recorded one or two mining deaths a year over the last decade, but the figure has risen to six deaths in the past year.
The NSW government is considering relaxing restrictions on hunting feral deer with the animals now in plague-proportions throughout most of NSW. A suspect in the death of a year-old man in Perth has been released without charge as the homicide investigation continues. Eight Haitians and one local are dead in the Dominican Republic after a sedan overloaded with people lost control and careened into an irrigation canal.
Consumer sentiment retreated at the weekend as people felt less confident about the Australian economy, an ANZ survey suggests. Britain has announced that its human papillomavirus vaccination programme will be extended to boys from September. Victoria's Environment Protection Authority is investigating a fire at a west Melbourne plastic recycling plant. Bega Cheese boss Barry Irvin is extending his leave by six months as he undergoes chemotherapy following recent surgery.
Copper prices eased amid renewed focus on US-Chinese trade tensions and indications of slowing global economic growth. A surge in cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has resulted in cholera deaths since January, up from 75 deaths in the same period last year, the UN says. The US State department has given a nod to possible sale of tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment. The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards says the world knows Tehran is not pursuing nuclear arms despite threats to ramp up uranium enrichment.
At last, perhaps, a source of proof for the horror story? Not so fast. Imanuelsen mentioned a Facebooker, one Tino Sanandaji, who claimed two sources. How reliable were they?
But here we are up another alley. Back goes Rusbridger to the pollinators of unchecked information. It did not bother them at all. The bright dawn of the internet foreshadowed an Athenian democracy based on equal knowledge shared by citizens of goodwill. Legislators made a hostage of an unknowable future. So Facebook and Google and the rest are free to circulate falsehood, free to poach information hardly won by newspapers, and free of course to sell advertising, while depriving newspapers of the revenues to do the real work of covering the world, and risking lives to do it.
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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have clashed in a face-to-face showdown in the battle for Number Business of Fashion says the three initial products are multi-use colour for cheeks, eyes and lips in six shade families. Politicians are used to being called vermin, but even they were surprised to see a new furry friend seen scurrying down the corridors of power.
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