Bird populations are collapsing, and it’s a sign of a bigger problem

Bird numbers in North America have crashed, mirroring insect and bird declines around the world, and researchers say we need to pay attention to the warning signs.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:34PM https://ift.tt/30rWQs4

Cattle producers urge consumers to save ancient breed from extinction

There are only 600 registered British White female cows in Australia, but farmers hope selling the meat will increase consumer demand and breeding.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:29PM https://ift.tt/34VYqpD

Yes, people are actually planning to turn up at Storm Area 51 events tomorrow

The Facebook joke has spawned three separate events, but the tiny towns nearby say they won’t be able to cope with an influx of tourists.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:28PM https://ift.tt/34V41MJ

Australian tricked by brothers into joining bomb plot to be released from Lebanese prison

Jailed for two years without conviction in a notorious prison outside Beirut after being caught up in a bomb plot planned by two of his brothers, Amer Khayat is now set to be released following a military tribunal hearing.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:08PM https://ift.tt/31BqdJN

There’s no hiding your news quiz score from China’s new spy drone

You don’t have to like green eggs and ham to get 10/10 this week, but don’t be a Grinch if you miss out on the prize.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:03PM https://ift.tt/30wSZtZ

High-grade weapons and military-style tactics: The ‘warrior cop’ phenomenon

Across the Western world, some police look more like soldiers. They’re armed with high-grade weapons and trained in military-style tactics. Experts say this shift is “certainly concerning” — and could create a constitutional problem in Australia.

         September 19, 2019 at 11:00PM https://ift.tt/30eL9c0

Aussie dollar falls below US68c on surging bets of RBA rate cut in October

The Australian dollar falls to 67.9 US cents as more traders bet the Reserve Bank will slash Australia’s cash rate to a fresh record low of 0.75 per cent in October.

         September 19, 2019 at 10:38PM https://ift.tt/355E7pU

Your best photos of the week

Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia. If you have any photos that you’d like to share, send them in via the upload page. You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagram, and share your own Instagram photos with us by using #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

         September 19, 2019 at 09:45PM https://ift.tt/2LDPfCF

Your best photos of the week

Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia. If you have any photos that you’d like to share, send them in via the upload page. You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagram, and share your own Instagram photos with us by using #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

         September 19, 2019 at 09:45PM https://ift.tt/2LDPfCF

‘It’s too expensive’: Vendor struggles to sell The Big Issue, a sign of ‘tough economic times’

The Big Issue has been helping disadvantaged and homeless people earn an income for almost 30 years, but one seller says a recent price increase has triggered a drop in sales — and income.

         September 19, 2019 at 10:19PM https://ift.tt/2IdRVos