Category: Australian News

New underwater survey of Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai shocks scientists

The Tonga underwater volcano that produced a massive eruption earlier this year remains intact, New Zealand scientists said. The eruption in January was the biggest explosion ever recorded by modern sensors. It was so powerful, the force lifted cloud over the United Kingdom 16,500km away and generated small tsunamis...

‘Dragon of death’ with nine-metre wingspan unearthed in South America

A giant flying reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been uncovered from a rocky outcrop in Argentina during a civil construction project. Dubbed Thanatosdrakon amaru – meaning ” dragon of death” in Greek – the species is the largest pterosaur ever found in South America. Two massive specimens...

Husband claimed he mistook ballerina wife for intruder when he shot her

An Arizona man is facing a second-degree murder charge after shooting his ballerina wife early Friday morning at their home.¬† “The (911) caller said he was startled by his wife in the middle of the night and shot her,” Detective Natalie Barela with the Tempe Police Department said. According...

Disgraced ‘Hey Dad!’ star pleads for parole

Former Hey Dad! star and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes will find out next week whether he will be released from jail on parole. Hughes has been behind bars since 2014 for sexually and indecently assaulting four girls over a period of 20 years in the 1980s and...

China just held an emergency meeting over its economy. More than 100,000 people attended

China’s cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilise an economy battered by the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions. The unexpected video teleconference by the State Council was attended by officials across provincial, city and council...

Is it legal for a shop to only accept cash as payment?

Every week we will break down, debunk and demystify your rights as a shopper in Australia. This week we are looking at retailers who specify what type of payment they want – typically cash – and whether that’s legal. We all know life is getting more expensive than ever...

Albanese hints Murugappan family will go back to Biloela

Anthony Albanese has strongly suggested the Murugappan family will be released from detention and allowed to return to their home in Biloela. Albanese foreshadowed an announcement coming later today from acting Home Affairs Minister Jim Chalmers which would allow the family to leave community detention in Perth. The attempted...