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This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” EJ Becker reports from Kansas City.Autor: ABC News
On today's show: School of the Air singers go viral, teddy bear bees swarm in the thousands, an asteroid gets a new name, a footballing family kicks goals, and fossil hunters find a walking whale.QUIZ QUESTIONS:1. What is the name of the School of the Air song?2. Where do Dawsons burrowing bees nest?3. What does '10040' mean in '10040 Ghillar'?4. H…
The magnitude 5.9 quake is the largest in the state's history, but there were no reports of deaths or injuries and structural damage has been described as "minor".
Central banks are trying to prepare financial markets for the day they start withdrawing economic support. All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve.Autor: Gareth Hutchens
Australian Industry Group's Tim Piper says the construction sector shutdowns are costing $450m a day and the sector needs certainty they will only last two weeks.Autor: Kathryn Robinson
The OECD has downgraded Australia’s growth forecast by more than one percentage point. Alan Kohler has the details.
It comes as the state reports 1,035 local COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Francesco De Stradis from Ord Minnett about China's Evergrande debt deal and how the market has reacted; plus Sarah Conte talks with 30% Club Australia's Nicola Wakefield Evans on the growing gender diversi
At almost 20,000, the industry ombudsman says that's a rise of 6.6 per cent on last financial year.
It’s taken them nine years to learn them all and they hope it will promote world peace.
The Taliban continues to impose a harsh religious law on Afghanistan, now refusing to allow teenage girls back to school and urging women to stay in their homes. The militant group are now in charge of a sovereign state — but should the international community recognise the regime? Plus, there are laws to protect human rights during war, but do the…
The news comes as Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte lectures wealthy nations on the immorality of vaccine inequity.
Leaders from Australia and the US have nsignalled their strong global partnership ahead of a bilateral meeting.
The European Union has put the dispute over Australia's cancelled submarine deal with France at the top of its political agenda.
A COVID-19 spike in the remote Papua New Guinea town of Daru has raised concerns on both sides of the Australia-PNG border. Four people have died, including a doctor prompting the local hospital to scale down operations in case of a rise in coronavirus admissions.
A COVID-19 spike in the remote Papua New Guinea town of Daru has raised concerns on both sides of the Australia-PNG border. Four people have died, including a doctor, prompting the local hospital to scale down operations in case of a rise in coronavirus admissions.
The Australian Government is being urged to talk to Jakarta, as the tide of violence in the disputed provinces of Papua and West Papua continues to grow. A lobby group made up of leading activists, academics and lawyers, are demanding reassurances that a spate of unlawful killings will be investigated.…
A new report from the NGO, World Vision, has found that food prices have been rising during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Pacific, it's triggering what the aid organisation is calling a "pandemic of child malnutrition".
In just a year, a small Australian chocolate business has gone from importing 500 kilograms of cacao beans from Samoa, to 6 tonnes, as the global pandemic saw many Samoans return to the land and production soar.
Property giant Evergrande is on the brink of collapse with more than $400bn in debt. Will the Chinese government allow the developer to default or will it provide a last minute bailout to limit wider repercussions on the world's second largest economy.Autor: Kathryn Robinson
Firms with more than $10 million in turnover that never experienced economic Armageddon are facing calls to pay back the JobKeeper wage subsidy.Autor: Nassim Khadim
The Australian Stock Market followed the drop on world markets at the open, but recovered quickly to end the day 0.3% higher.
A new interactive map based on IPCC modelling aims to help coastal communities prepare for inevitable sea level rises.
SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Hong Kong-based indpendent economist Janu Chan for the latest on the Evergrande saga; plus Robert Talevski from Activus Investment Advisors for how it is playing out on the sharemarket.
Protesters have blocked a Melbourne freeway after Victoria's government said it had little choice but to shut down the state's construction industry due to a spread of the virus in the sector.
Today, Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize nominee Corey Tutt shares why we need science literacy in our communities.
A survey by Dementia Australia has found two-thirds of people living with the condition might also experience discrimination.
Pfizer hopes children will soon have authorised use of their COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, Europe and other countries.
Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is safe and effective for children between the ages of 5 and 11 as it prepares to file for emergency use authorization with the FDA. The FBI raids the home of Brian Laundrie's family a day after authorities found the remains believed to be that of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito in Wyoming. The latest on the unfolding…
While Angela Merkel was seen as a giant on the world stage, many German people are reluctant for their country to take a leading role in international politics.
The creators of the AstraZeneca vaccine have issued a plea to Australian seniors, urging them not to ‘wait’ for Pfizer or Moderna jabs as the Delta strain spreads across the country.
Uncertainty remains for many Afghan refugees - with many on short term visas with no clear pathway to permanent resettlement in Australia.
Thirty seven per cent of us have lived through more than one disaster in the last year and a half. How does that affect you and how can you get through it? Also, meet 70-year-old ultramarathon runner Ross Johnston, and visit the Sydney primary school whose students are taking concrete, evidence-based steps to eliminate racism from their campus.…
The conduct of Cook Islands inside the global body that regulates the shipping industry has come under scrutiny, amid claims that its negotiator has been receiving money from an industry lobby group. It's a situation that has prompted Pacific members of the IMO to call for greater transparency.
Australia has been accused of sidelining Pacific concerns and ramping up tensions with China needlessly, after opting to make the switch to nuclear powered submarines. But the counter view is that Australia can't afford to walk away and allow China to dominate in the Indo-Pacific region.
As relations between Australia and France plummet after Canberra cancelled a $90 billion submarine contract, some key Pacific allies are walking a fine diplomatic line to avoid taking sides in the rift.
The conduct of the Cook Islands at the UN body that regulates global shipping has come under scrutiny, amid claims its ambassador has links to an industry lobby group.
With an FDA advisory panel recommending Pfizer booster shots only for those over 65 or at high risk, Martha goes one-on-one with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the latest setback for the Biden administration in its booster plan push. After the Pentagon admitted a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians was a mistake, Martha interviews Adm. Mike Mullen o…
One in six Australians own cryptocurrencies. A senate inquiry is looking into ways to regulate them to protect investors being ripped off, while the industry wants to legitimise the sector to prevent businesses going overseas.Autor: Rhiana Whitson