Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Australians cities of Sydney and Melbourne in protest at the government’s anti-refugee policy, demanding asylum seekers, held in squalid camps on remote islands of Manus and Nauru, be brought to the country.
Australia is setting up a billion-dollar fund to ‘future proof’ the country against droughts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday, as farmers struggle with a 'big dry' forecast set to continue for months.
Standing outside their yellow hut on a ridge 3,200 meters (10,500 feet) above sea level, two French gendarmes peer through binoculars at a group of foreign climbers making their way across a scree-littered stretch on what has become one of the deadliest routes to the top of Mont Blanc.
How much is your DNA worth? As millions of people pay for home tests to check on ancestry or health risks, genetic data is becoming an increasingly valuable resource for drug makers, triggering a race to create a DNA marketplace.
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017.