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A wild experiment involving a light plane, the Swiss Alps and a sinister looking moth from a horror film has shed new light on one of nature's enduring mysteries.The death's-head hawkmoth had an unforgettable cameo role in the cult classic The Silence of the Lambs, providing the pivotal clue that exposed a serial killer.
An Australian economist and former adviser to deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has pleaded not guilty in a closed Myanmar court to charges of violating an official secrets law.Sean Turnell has been detained in Myanmar since February 6 last year, a few days after the military ousted Suu Kyi's elected government in a coup.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee, with the justice ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a "national economic crisis".The pardon is largely symbolic, with Lee having being on parole since August 2021 after serving 18 months in jail for bribery in a scandal that led to massive protests and brought down then-president Park Geun-hye in 2017.
A union is taking fast food giant McDonald's to court again arguing that its young workforce have been denied paid breaks.The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a Federal Court Claim in South Australia against 323 McDonald's operators and the multinational firm itself over the alleged denial of paid rest breaks at nearly 1000 current and former McDonald's sites.
Homebuyers are being urged not to buy a 'gorgeous' three-bedroom house after a horrifying crime occurred there. Find out more.
A mother shares life saving lessons as her son returns to school. Source: TikTok/thewaltonfamily1
The recall includes a range of models. Find out if you've been affected.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the United Nations chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.Ukraine's Energoatom agency said the Zaporizhzhia complex was struck five times on Thursday, including near where radioactive materials are stored.
Shawn Thew/EPA/APOn June 24, the US Supreme Court denied a constitutional right to an abortion, overturning its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. I covered this and two other late June right-wing decisions by the court in an early July article. Read more: How the US Supreme Court has become right-wing, and do recent decisions give Democrats hope at the midterms? When this article was written, the court was historically unpopular, but so was US President Joe Biden. I thought it unlikely abortion woul
Courtney Clenney was recently charged with second degree murder, following her boyfriend's death. Video of the two in an elevator months before the murder allegedly shows Clenney attacking him. Source: Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office via Miami Herald
An Australian high court judge in Kiribati has been released from immigration detention after an order from a local appeals court.Kiribati's attorney-general attempted to deport David Lambourne, with the government claiming he breached his visa conditions and posed a security threat.
Political leaders have vowed to work together to fix a disturbing culture at NSW parliament which Premier Dominic Perrottet says has become "toxic".A long-awaited independent report has found sexual harassment and bullying is rife in the NSW parliament, while several people have reported incidents of sexual assault in the workplace.
Police are still searching for a 28-year-old male.
Parking inspectors on the Gold Coast are now able to issue tickets without even stepping out of their vehicle – and the technology has left residents unimpressed. Read more.
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder globally in 2023, the drug maker says, more than two years after it ended US sales of a product that drew thousands of consumer safety lawsuits."As part of a worldwide portfolio assessment, we have made the commercial decision to transition to an all cornstarch-based baby powder portfolio," it said, adding that cornstarch-based baby powder was already sold in countries around the world.
Rob Hampson/UnsplashOn August 9 2022, Australia’s COVIDSafe app was officially decommissioned, and all its features removed. People were encouraged to uninstall the app. Reports of its closure have made international news. On ceasing COVIDSafe, health minister Mark Butler said the “Albanese government acted to delete the wasteful and ineffective COVIDSafe app” and accused the former government of wasting “more than $21 million of taxpayer’s money on this failed app”. Was COVIDSafe a magic bullet
A village in Ukraine has been obliterated by deadly Russian bombs that are banned under the United Nations. Find out what's happened.
Secret listening devices placed at the home of the "prime suspect" for the murder of an auto wrecker recorded nothing about the killing, a jury has been told.While Kubilay Kilincer was involved in lots of discussions about money, there was nothing about the killing of his boss, a retired police officer testified on Friday.
An Aldi shopper was stunned to discover something quite unexpected in an item she bought at the supermarket.
Google has agreed to pay $60 million in penalties flowing from a long-running court fight with the Australian competition watchdog over the tech giant misleading users on the collection of personal location data.In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Google breached consumer law by misleading some local users into thinking the company was not collecting personal data about their location via mobile devices with Android operating systems.