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Shark numbers decline by up to 90% in five decades off Queensland coast

Shark numbers decline by up to 90% in five decades off Queensland coast

Shark numbers along the Queensland coast have declined by more than 90% for some species in the past five decades, according to new research that calls for better protections for sharks in Australian waters. University of Queensland and Griffith...

Guardian, Thursday, 22:49
 
Bitcoin bomb threats across Canada and US appear to be hoax, authorities say

Bitcoin bomb threats across Canada and US appear to be hoax, authorities say

Bomb threats were reported across the US and Canada on Thursday, forcing widespread evacuations and police response, various agencies say, but all the threats appeared to be hoax ransom ploys for bitcoin payment. CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) Toronto...

Guardian, Thursday, 22:49
 
Irish abortion bill passes in senate

Irish abortion bill passes in senate

A bill to legalise abortion services in the Republic of Ireland has passed all stages of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament). On Thursday evening the report and final stages of the bill passed in the Seanad (Irish Senate), reports Irish Broadcaster...

BBC, Thursday, 22:23
 

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman Cherif Chekatt 'shot dead by police' after manhunt

The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, according to two police sources. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the French city, ending his 48-hours on the run. Officers...

Daily Record, Thursday, 22:22
 
Mother charged over baby girl found dead on Gold Coast beach

Mother charged over baby girl found dead on Gold Coast beach

The mother of a nine-month-old baby girl who was found dead on a Surfers Paradise beach last month has been charged. The 23-year-old woman was extradited on Thursday from Queensland to New South Wales and charged in Tweeds Head with failing to provide...

Guardian, Thursday, 21:59
 
Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit

Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit

China’s lunar lander Chang’e-4 has successfully entered orbit around the moon. After a voyage of 385,000km that lasted 110 hours, the spacecraft fired its retrorockets on 12 December while 129km above the lunar surface. This placed it in a stable...

Guardian, Thursday, 21:47
 
New 10% royalty put forward as a fix for 'broken' petroleum resources rent tax

New 10% royalty put forward as a fix for 'broken' petroleum resources rent tax

Offshore gas projects should be subject to a new 10% royalty to further fix the “broken” petroleum resources rent tax, a report has found. The McKell Institute has released a blueprint for addressing failings in Australia’s taxation of the resources...

Guardian, Thursday, 21:14
 
Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom's crown prince for the murder of a journalist. Members US President Donald Trump's Republican party joined Democrats by 56-41 to rebuke the...

BBC, Thursday, 21:04
 
Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen

Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution calling for an end to US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war, and asserting Congress’s right to decide on matters of war and peace. The measure, which passed by 56 votes to 41, marked the...

Guardian, Thursday, 20:59
 
Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police, reports say

Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police, reports say

The alleged shooter in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has been killed by police, according to reports. The Reuters news agency cited two police sources as confirming the news, while local media said numerous such sources had done the same. The Guardian...

Guardian, Thursday, 20:42
 
Christmas market attacker 'neutralised'

Christmas market attacker 'neutralised'

French police have "neutralised" the man believed to have attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market, police sources have told reporters. Cherif Chekatt had been on the run since the attack on Tuesday evening. Three people have died following...

BBC, Thursday, 20:39
 
Three people rescued from US coal mine after five days

Three people rescued from US coal mine after five days

Three people have been rescued after spending almost five days trapped thousands of feet underground in an abandoned US coal mine. The group of four people was reported missing on Saturday night after their all-terrain vehicle was found near the mine...

BBC, Thursday, 20:14
 

Morning mail: shark numbers plummet, Trump blames Cohen, hope for Yemen

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 14 December. Top stories Shark numbers along the Queensland coast have declined by more than 90% for some species in the past five decades, according to new...

Guardian, Thursday, 20:12
 
Morrisons is selling 1kg ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and veg boxes for just £1

Morrisons is selling 1kg ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and veg boxes for just £1

Morrisons is launching a brand new product which aims to cut down on food waste in the best way possible. Available in the greengrocery aisle at stores across Scotland and the rest of the UK, the ‘Too Good to Waste’ boxes are filled with a kilo of...

Daily Record, Thursday, 19:42
 
China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same. The...

Guardian, Thursday, 19:42
 


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