News archive from 3 July 2018

ExxonMobil spent $10m fighting Australian Tax Office

ExxonMobil spent $10m fighting Australian Tax Office

Multinational oil giant ExxonMobil has spent $10m fighting Australian tax authorities, including in disputes against the petroleum resources rent tax. ExxonMobil has faced persistent allegations over its tax affairs in Australia. The company has not...

Guardian, 02:12 in Business
 
Cave rescue in Thailand: how the nine-day search unfolded

Cave rescue in Thailand: how the nine-day search unfolded

After nine days trapped in a flooded Thai cave, 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive. Here’s how the gruelling nine-day search unfolded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, a 10km-long system filled with fast-flowing muddy floodwaters....

 
DeMarcus Cousins joins Warriors: Pelicans star agrees shock deal with NBA champions

DeMarcus Cousins joins Warriors: Pelicans star agrees shock deal with NBA champions

Cousins, who is currently recovering from a torn Achilles injury, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3million (£4m). After undergoing surgery in January, Cousins became expendable and Pelicans brought in free-agent Julius Randle. More to follow

 
Windrush scandal: Home Office immigration approach 'needs reform'

Windrush scandal: Home Office immigration approach 'needs reform'

"Root and branch reform" of the Home Office's approach to immigration is needed in the wake of the Windrush scandal, a committee of MPs has said. The Home Affairs Committee said members of the Windrush generation were made to follow...

BBC, 02:42 in Regional
 

Australian basketballers 'in fear' for safety in Philippines brawl

Australian basketball players feared for their safety after a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines descended into an extraordinary mass brawl, the sport’s domestic governing body has said. The chief executive of Basketball Australia, Anthony Moore,...

Guardian, 03:02 in Sport
 
Surfing great Kelly Slater to end career in 2019

Surfing great Kelly Slater to end career in 2019

Surfing legend Kelly Slater will end his glittering career after the 2019 world tour. The 11-times world champion made the announcement at the World Surf League championship at Jeffreys Bay, where he made his return this week after suffering a foot...

Guardian, 03:02 in Sport
 
Thai boys 'could be in cave for months'

Thai boys 'could be in cave for months'

The boys trapped in a Thai cave will have to learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede, the country's army says. Rescue operations are battling with rising water and are currently bringing in food and medical supplies. The children will be...

BBC, 03:14 in World News
 
The naked chef? Chimpanzees can 'cook' and prefer cooked food – study

The naked chef? Chimpanzees can 'cook' and prefer cooked food – study

They may lack the secret of man’s red fire, but chimpanzees possess most of the intellectual abilities required for cooking, according to scientists. A study found that chimpanzees prefer the taste of cooked food, can defer gratification while waiting...

 
‘I had a good run’ – Roger Federer reacts to losing historical record at Wimbledon

‘I had a good run’ – Roger Federer reacts to losing historical record at Wimbledon

Roger Federer insists he is ‘happy’ for Feliciano Lopez after the Spaniard broke his record for the most consecutive appearances at Grand Slams. Federer’s impressive streak of 65 came to an end at the 2016 Australian Open and Lopez has now moved ahead...

Metro, 03:39 in Sport
 
Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells. The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders. Tests in mice...

BBC, 03:42 in Health
 
Boy arrested after man dragged from car in Portadown and assaulted

Boy arrested after man dragged from car in Portadown and assaulted

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was dragged from a car by a gang in Portadown and assaulted. A woman and a two-month-old baby were in the blue Renault Clio when it stopped at traffic lights in Bridge Street on Sunday afternoon. The man...

BBC, 03:50 in Regional
 
Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse

The most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse is likely to be spared time in prison. Adelaide’s Archbishop Philip Wilson was found guilty in May of failing to report to police the abuse of two altar boys...

 
Malcolm Turnbull says Nauru's ban on ABC journalists 'regrettable'

Malcolm Turnbull says Nauru's ban on ABC journalists 'regrettable'

Malcolm Turnbull has said it would be “regrettable” if reporters from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation were not allowed to attend the Pacific Islands Forum, but Australia must respect the Nauruan government’s right to refuse ABC journalists a...

 
‘A tectonic shift in justice’: how the Wik people fought the law and won

‘A tectonic shift in justice’: how the Wik people fought the law and won

If you are going to meet Wik people in Aurukun you may well be directed to the mango tree outside an auntie’s house. It was beneath the shade of this tree that the Wik people gathered and mobilised to fight their native title claims. Under trees, in...

 

Bransholme man seen with a gun in east Hull

Danny Huteson, 20, of Wimborne Close, Bransholme, was fined £30, and must have up to 30 days rehabilitation, for having an unloaded .22 air rifle in Diadem Grove and Jervis Road in east Hull. He must pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge. Anthony Yeadon,...

 


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