Darren Bullock hopes a new drug will help him live long enough to see his children grow up

A new drug being trialled in Brisbane promises to add decades to the life of cystic fibrosis sufferers, giving Darren Bullock hope he will now have the chance to see his children grow up.

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Darren Bullock hopes a new drug will help him live long enough to see his children grow up

A new drug being trialled in Brisbane promises to add decades to the life of cystic fibrosis sufferers, giving Darren Bullock hope he will now have the chance to see his children grow up.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:48PM https://ift.tt/2lWh2Ee

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to halt protest as China National Day nears

Hong Kong police fire tear gas and a water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters who threw rocks, broke government office windows and blocked a key road near the local headquarters of China’s People’s Liberation Army.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:43PM https://ift.tt/2nrAtoR

‘I had my first child at 14’: Indonesian child marriage survivor says her suffering hasn’t gone to waste

Rasminah was first told by her mother to get married at 13 for “economic reasons” and has since been married off three more times. But laws against child marriages are changing.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:35PM https://ift.tt/2m1EH6o

Does the US owe $500b to the ancestors of slaves? Some say it could be in the trillions

When Melisande Short-Colomb learned her ancestors were slaves, she helped start a reparations movement. The politicians noticed.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:25PM https://ift.tt/2nu4og8

Welcome to Lady Elliot: the postcard-sized island brought back from the brink

When miners left Lady Elliot Island, on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, all that was left was a herd of imported goats. But now, thanks to a bit of ingenuity (and a scrap-eating giant called OSCA), the pristine cay is thriving once more.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:00PM https://ift.tt/2ntPFBS

My parents protested Tiananmen, but now they’re puzzled by the Hong Kong protests

I’ve lived most of my life in Australia but Hong Kong’s future is still important to me, and this week could be a gamechanger, writes Ally Wong.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:00PM https://ift.tt/2ocJJxz

My parents protested Tiananmen, but now they’re puzzled by the Hong Kong protests

I’ve lived most of my life in Australia but Hong Kong’s future is still important to me, and this week could be a gamechanger, writes Ally Wong.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:00PM https://ift.tt/2ocJJxz

War at the office, dinner with the kids: the new battlefield is putting ethics to the test

Pilots of unmanned combat drones may not physically step foot on the battlefield, but they’re experiencing an increasing moral dissonance, writes Adam Henschke.

         September 28, 2019 at 08:00PM https://ift.tt/2mHOui2

Duchess of Sussex pays tribute to murdered South African woman

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ties a ribbon at the site in Cape Town where a student was murdered last month, in a gesture of solidarity with those who have taken a stand against gender-based violence.

         September 28, 2019 at 07:58PM https://ift.tt/2ntB61c