Friday, October 31, 2014

Australia- ABC

  1. Co-pilot killed in Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight crash

    US officials investigate the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship in the Mojave Desert in California, which has killed one pilot and injured another.
  2. Live Albany's Anzac centenary commemorations

    Thousands of people pack the streets of Albany on Western Australia's south coast for commemorations to mark the centenary of the departure of the first Anzacs to reach Gallipoli.
  3. Rolf Harris loses bid to appeal indecent assault conviction

    Convicted sex offender Rolf Harris loses a legal challenge against his conviction for indecently assaulting girls.
  4. Commandos still waiting for green light to go into Iraq

    Elite Australian commandos with years of experience fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan are still waiting in the UAE for the green light to begin operations in Iraq.
  5. Forensics team returns to MH17 crash site to search for remains

    Dutch forensics experts return to the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine to retrieve more human remains.
  6. Antarctic fisheries protection motion fails at Hobart meeting

    Environmental groups from all over the world are meeting in Hobart after China, Russia and a handful of other nations blocked massive Antarctic reserve proposals for the fourth year running.
  7. Royal commission submissions question Gillard's professional conduct

    A trade union royal commission document is critical of former PM Julia Gillard's professional conduct but says she did not commit any crime while working for the AWU.
  8. China to send elite army unit to Liberia to halt Ebola spread

    China's foreign ministry says the country's assistance will not stop until the Ebola epidemic is eradicated in West Africa. A squad from the People's Liberation Army will build a 100-bed treatment centre in Liberia.
  9. US sailor found not guilty of Darwin rape

    It had been alleged Hugh Patrick Malone had non-consensual sexual intercourse with a Darwin woman at a backpackers' hostel. As the verdicts were read out, Mr Malone openly wept with relief.
  10. Cyclist awarded $1.6m after being hit by another cyclist, then car

    A Canberra cyclist is awarded more $1.6 million after being knocked from his bike by a fellow cyclist then run over by a car.
  11. AFP asked to investigate ASADA CEO's comments

    The Australian Federal Police is considering whether to investigate Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority head Ben McDevitt over comments made about sports scientist Stephen Dank.
  12. Fire engulfs France's public radio broadcaster

    A fire engulfs parts of Radio France's headquarters in Paris, forcing all staff to evacuate and stations off air.
  13. Surfer's close call with shark off WA caught on camera

    A WA surfer says he did not realise how close a shark came to him in the waves off Esperance until he saw several striking photographs of the encounter.
  1. Death of 'big P politics'

    Since the Dismissal we have seen the victory of pettiness and soundbites over vision, writes Jonathan Green.
  2. Why 'It's Time' worked

    Two Labor strategists tell us why It's Time worked - and how it changed politics in Australia.
  3. Obituary: Gough Whitlam

    Gough Whitlam leaves a legacy of unprecedented and unmatched change in Australian politics.
  1. Iraqi Kurds enter Kobane

    A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish arrive to help Syrian Kurds defend Kobane against IS insurgents.
  2. Army claims power in Burkina Faso

    A group of Burkina Faso army officers say they are closing the borders hours after the deposed president fled the capital.
  3. Landslide search effort resumes

    Sniffer dogs join in the search for bodies buried under tonnes of mud following a landslide in Sri Lanka.
  1. China squad to tackle Ebola

    China says it will send an elite military unit to Liberia to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
  2. Myanmar moots constitutional change

    Myanmar may amend its constitution, which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, an official says.
  3. Cattle exports to China

    A Chinese delegation is visiting Australia as the countries negotiate trade of slaughter and feeder cattle.
  1. ANZ posts record profit

    ANZ announces a record full year profit of $7.3 billion, as it cuts costs and lowers bad debt reserves.
  2. Macquarie profit surges

    Investment bank Macquarie posts a 35 per cent surge in half-year profit as markets pick up.
  3. Housing investment grows

    Housing investment continues to rise unabated, reaching a six-and-a-half-year high in September.
  4. Market ends month on a high

    After hitting an eight-month low in early October, the share market finishes the month 3 per cent higher.
  1. Australia left reeling as Pakistan piles on misery on day two

    Australia is left reeling after day two, slumping to 1 for 22 at stumps after Pakistan belted its way to 6 for 570 declared.
  2. Adelaide United spoil Villa farewell by beating Melbourne City 2-1

    Adelaide United came from behind to beat Melbourne City 2-1 at AAMI Park to spoil David Villa's A-League farewell.
  1. WWI medicos remembered

    A new WWI museum in Brisbane pays tribute to doctors, nurses and orderlies who served on the battlefront.
  2. Recruitment guilt

    As numbers of WWI volunteers dwindled, recruitment posters preyed on emotion to encourage enlistment.
  1. The science of dreaming

    New research suggests that we might be able to use our dreams to improve the quality of our waking lives. Lynne Malcolm reports.
  1. Darwin abattoir approved

    The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority has finally granted the new Darwin abattoir a licence to operate.
  2. NT mango season peaks

    The Darwin mango season is at its peak, with hundreds of thousands of trays transported south every week.
  3. Changes to rural doctor schemes

    The Federal Government says changes to rural health schemes will get 'the right doctor with the right skills in the right place'.

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