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Ship off coast of South Korea sinking had 470 passengers onboard Breaking News

A passenger ship with more than 470 people onboard is sinking off the southern coast of South Korea. Many onboard, reports say, some 325, are high-school students. An evacuation is underway right now.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton lifted full-year iron ore guidance on Wednesday and posted better than expected March quarter output of 49.6 million tonnes.
In the Media by AFP

Mini-sub on second mission after first MH370 search aborted

Perth - A mini-sub searching for missing Flight MH370 was again sweeping the Indian Ocean seabed Wednesday after aborting its first mission, officials said, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any "black box" data found.
In the Media by Greg Wood (AFP)

Coral eating worm plagues reefs

A coral-eating flatworm presents a major threat for coral reefs. The worm is also capable of camouflage, a technique it uses by consuming algae on the coral.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Is AC/DC packing it in?

Rumours that legendary Aussie rockers AC/DD may be retiring are dominating social media channels in the wake of unconfirmed reports that founding guitarist Malcolm Young suffered a stroke.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Five youths stabbed to death in Canada at house party in Calgary

Calgary police have made an arrest after four young males and one female, late teens to early 20s, were stabbed to death at a house party in the city. Details are sketchy, but police say that the assailant fled the scene but they have captured him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

Sydney - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Study finds low blood sugar makes married couples' fights worse

Scientists at Ohio State University have published a study which suggests low blood sugar can cause big-time arguments among married couples. The study also supports a long-held notion that hungry people are more prone to anger than the well-fed.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Australia set to green light second Sydney airport: reports

Sydney - The Australian government was Tuesday expected to give the go-ahead to build a second international airport for Sydney, reports said, ending decades of indecision in a bid to boost the economy.
In the Media by AFP

Rio Tinto first-quarter iron ore output drops

Sydney - Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto posted a fall in first-quarter iron ore production on Tuesday, blaming bad weather over western Australia.January-March output of 66.
In the Media by AFP

Suspicions raised about co-pilot of missing plane

Perth - The co-pilot of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have tried to make a cellphone call from the cockpit just before the aircraft disappeared.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Ocean acidity causes fish to go looking for their predators

Sydney - Studies of the effects of carbonic acid, the CO2 related acid formed by carbon emissions and underwater volcanoes have shown that fish affected by the acid actually go looking for their predators.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Mini-sub aborts first search for MH370

Sydney - A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 aborted its first search of the remote Indian Ocean seabed after just six hours because the water was deeper than its operating limits, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans, study says

Sydney - Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Mini-sub to deploy 'as soon as possible' in MH370 search

Perth - An Australian vessel leading the hunt for missing Malaysian jet MH370 will deploy a mini-sub "as soon as possible", the head of the search said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Breakthrough Hepatitis C drug cures 90% of patients in 12 weeks

A new hepatitis C drug is being hailed as a "major breakthrough" by scientists and a "turning point" in the fight for a cure. The research was conducted in four countries and lead by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Father admits to locking 4 year old son in bedroom for 13 days

Adelaide - A father has been convicted of locking his four-year-old son in his bedroom for 13 days without adequate food or drink supplies.
In the Media by James Walker - 6 comments

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

Sydney - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday night, hours after a 7.6 tremor, the US Geological Survey said.
In the Media by AFP

Doctor says range of effective hair-loss treatments on the way

At the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver there was considerable optimism expressed for those who'd like to reverse their hair-loss. There are multiple manners of treating hair-loss, Dr. Kenneth Washenik said.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Lady Gaga admits using facial tape on eyes daily to look younger

It has made dozens of news sites so it might as well make ours; Lady Gaga says she uses facelift tape around her eyes daily. She does it, she admits, to look younger, and because she enjoys the ritual of putting it on.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments
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