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Australian Woman Saves Baby Bats By Swaddling Them and Giving Them Bottles

Baby bats are being injured or dying at an alarming rate, and one Australian woman has nursed thousands of the creatures back to health, reported National Geographic. As the magazine explained, Denise Wade has been caring for flying foxes, a designation of 65 species that are considered to be the wo

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-16 22:41:38

Authorities defend running of Perth youth prison after allegations of torture

Minister says he was assured solitary confinement wasn't used at Banksia Hill after reports two teenagers spent more than 250 days in isolated cells The Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre, which Amnesty International warned may be in breach of international law. Photograph: Tim Clarke/AAP West

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 22:36:37

Linda Burney warns Greens push to change Australia Day 'more divisive than helpful'

Linda Burney has criticised the Greens' campaign to change the date of Australia Day, but said 26 January is 'extremely painful' to first Australians. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The Greens' decision to make changing the date of Australia Day a top priority "could end up being more divisive than he

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 22:32:12

Bannon, California, Netanyahu: Your Morning Briefing

Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Photo Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Another false alarm: Japan's public broadcaster accidentally alerted that North Korea had launched a missile, just days after a similar mistake in Hawaii. The broadcaster, NHK, corrected itself within minutes and apol

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 18:56:10

Universities warn federal funding freeze leaves shortfall of 9,500 places

The University of New South Wales in Sydney. A freeze on commonwealth grants across the sector puts an end to demand-driven enrolments. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images The federal government's two-year freeze on commonwealth grants funding will mean the equivalent of almost 10,000 student p

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 17:00:30

Centrelink allowed companies accused of exploitation to deduct payments from welfare

Centrelink has given companies accused of exploitation and misconduct direct access to welfare recipients' money through its automated debit system. The companies were granted access to the Centrepay system, which allows approved businesses to deduct money from welfare payments. The system is desig

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 17:00:30

Aussie dad with hunch hires copter, finds injured son

CANBERRA, Australia -- The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, remained in intensive care in a hospital with multiple fractu

CBS NEWS - 2018-01-16 14:01:46

Australian Open: Djokovic and Wawrinka Win After Injury Layoffs

MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open has become the preferred stage for a tennis comeback, and Tuesday brought a fresh wave as two of the sport's leading men, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, returned to competition after six-month injury layoffs. Both won their first-round matches in the lat

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 07:56:47

Australia files WTO complaint against Canadian wine sales measures

TORONTO - Australia has filed a complaint about Canada's rules around wine sales with the World Trade Organization. The complaint filed Friday argues that Canada's distribution, licensing and sales measures discriminate against imported wine. It targets product mark-ups, market access and listing po

TIMES COLONIST - 2018-01-16 09:54:00

Australian father's instinct helps find trapped son

An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a helicopter. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his car left a New South Wales highway on Sunday, police said. His family had become concerned and alerted p

BBC - 2018-01-16 08:14:23

Australian Open 2018: Federer, Muguruza and Del Potro in action on day two – live!

Will day two at the Australian Open go to form or will there be shocks to match the first day? Photograph: Jonny Weeks for the Guardian Hello and welcome to midway through day two of the Australian Open! It's already been eventful. On the men's side Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, their respecti

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 07:06:51

Crinkling News: Australia's only children's newspaper to close

A copy of the Australian children's newspaper Crinkling News, which will no longer be published. Photograph: Jeremy Piper Crinkling News, Australia's only children's newspaper, has announced it will no longer be published. In a joint statement, the founders of the newspaper, Saffron Howden and Rem

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 07:21:43

Australian Open: It's a day for comebacks in Australia

Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic on Tuesday ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match at the Australian Open since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. On

LA TIMES - 2018-01-16 07:05:00

Onesies for everyone: Mona's summer festival makes Launceston debut

With Violent Femmes, Gotye and a block party - and a cameo from a psychic convention - city is a fun fit for Mona Foma Locals in free onesies play with Jon Rose's Interactive Sonic Ball at the Mona block party. Photograph: Jesse Hunniford/Mona The sandwich board outside a charity shop in central L

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 02:25:43

Family find missing son alive in car wreckage after hiring search helicopter

The father of Samuel Lethbridge, 17, hired a helicopter to search for his son who he suspected may have been in a car crash. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a crashed car in New South Wales bush says he knew his son hadn't run away so following his

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-16 00:34:39

Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. Swamp wallabies, which are smaller marsupials tha

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-16 00:32:00

Video shows a wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

ScreenshotA wallaby was spotted on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday.NSW police say they received a call for assistance around 5am.Wallabies are often spotted in national parks around Sydney Harbour, but rarely stray from dense bushland. Motorists on the Sydney Harbour Bridge early this morning

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-15 23:35:19

Most Australians want sugar tax on drinks – Guardian Essential poll

The Guardian Essential poll found 53% of the 1,038 respondents were in favour of a sugar tax on drinks, compared with 38% opposed. Photograph: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images A majority of Australians support a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a new poll has found. The Guardian Essential poll

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-15 17:00:01

An 'African Gang Crisis' In Melbourne Is Roiling Australian Politics

Government officials have said gang crime in Melbourne is keeping people from going out. But critics have pushed back, as city life appears to be bustling along as usual. Many local leaders see racism behind the alarmism. Recent reports of a wave of violence at the hands of young Africans in Austr

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-01-15 17:39:57

Teenagers held in isolated cells for more than 250 days in Western Australia

Banksia Hill juvenile centre near Perth. Photograph: Tim Clarke/AAP Two teenagers have been in isolated cells in a Perth youth detention centre for more than 250 days, and three allegedly subjected to extended periods of solitary confinement, Amnesty International has said. Amnesty has warned Ban

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-15 20:03:02