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Only five US states spared from mass shootings this year: monitor

Posted December 13, 2015 13:41:12 Only five US states were not impacted by the bloody, perpetual series of mass shootings in the nation this year, according to a site that tracks gun violence. Important points Only 5 states in the US did not record a mass shooting this year, according to tracking internet site States…


Melbourne’s 2015 rainfall well under average for the second year running

Posted December 12, 2015 13:38:19 Photo: Blue skies in Melbourne, as the city records beneath average rainfall in 2015. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) It has been one more dry year in Melbourne, with a “relatively robust” El Nino effect causing the city to record properly under average rainfall for the second year in a row,…


A scientist’s 13 year crusade to save Tasmania’s shy albatross

Posted December 12, 2015 08:56:29 Photo: Medical professional Rachael Alderman weighs a shy albatross fledgeling on Albatross Island. The scientists are bitten repeatedly performing this perform (Supplied: Matthew Newton) Associated Story: Art meets science on a remote Bass Strait island Spreading awareness of Tasmania’s vulnerable species of sea bird, the shy albatross, is the important…


SA council commemorates one particular year given that mass whale beaching

By Isabella Pittaway Posted December ten, 2015 ten:28:01 Photo: Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Ray Agnew unveils a plaque for the seven sperm whales that beached themselves near Ardrossan. (Supplied: Yorke Peninsula Council) Plaques have been set into rocks and trees planted for every single of the seven sperm whales that died after beaching themselves at…


Angela Merkel beats out IS leader, Trump to be named Time ‘Person of the Year’

Updated December ten, 2015 07:06:22 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time “Person of the Year 2015”, hailing her leadership for navigating debt and asylum seeker crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State extremist group, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, America’s Black Lives Matter…


Essential bills pass in rowdy end to parliamentary year

Posted December 04, 2015 01:46:19 Essential pieces of legislation have been approved throughout the final evening of Federal Parliament for 2015, which was characterised by bitter and occasionally raucous debate. Labor accused the Greens of getting “sell-out rats” for undertaking a deal with the Government on its bill to double existing penalties for multinational tax…


The lady who celebrates Christmas 365 days a year

Posted December 01, 2015 13:15:59 Photo: Jane Dawes enjoys being surrounded by Christmas all year round as a prop residence director. (612 ABC Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe ) Meet Mrs Christmas: a Brisbane decorator who has been organizing, celebrating and organising festive cheer each day of the year for a lot more than two decades. For…


2015 shaping up as hottest year on record

Updated November 25, 2015 22:50:04 This year is set to be the hottest on record, due to a robust El Nino season and global warming, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says. The WMO said temperatures had now risen 1 degree Celsius since the industrial revolution, with 2C regarded the limit to steer clear of harmful…


A Year After Democracy Protests, Hong Kong Voters Flock to Polls

Photo Banners for candidates running for district council elections in Hong Kong this weekend. Credit Bobby Yip/Reuters HONG KONG â?? Voters right here went to the polls on Sunday, choosing hundreds of neighborhood representatives in the very first election because concern about Chinaâ??s influence over the electoral process set off immense sit-in protests last year….


Jawbone cuts 15 percent of staff in second round of layoffs this year

Agen Sabung Ayam (credit: Jawbone) It looks like the vacation season is not starting off so brightly for Jawbone. According to TechCrunch, the wearable devices company will lay off about 60 employees, representing 15 percent of its worldwide workforce. Jawbone will also shut down its New York City office and downsize its Sunnyvale, California and Pittsburgh locations as component…