Home Topics Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Papua New Guinea looks to ban Facebook for a month, considers launching replacement

Papua New Guinea could ban access to Facebook for a month, time that officials say would provide an opportunity to study its effects on the population, according to a local news report.

Disabled dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.

Educators: Using mobile phones, other devices at night risky for students

Using digital devices at night affects the sleeping habits of students and damages their mental health, Australian educators warned on Friday.

Australians urge to remain alert as bushfires spread

Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country.

Two children killed and 17 injured as car crashes into Sydney school

Two eight-year-old boys have been killed and 17 of their classmates are injured after a car crashed into their classroom.

Hillary Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Donald Trump tape

Hillary Clinton Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

North Korean hackers steal classified military documents from South Korea

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday.

Asylum seekers, refugees awarded $56m over illegal detention, negligent treatment

Asylum seekers and refugees held in a remote Pacific camp were Wednesday awarded Aus$70 million ($56 million) for being illegally detained and treated negligently, in Australia’s largest human rights class action settlement.

Recent Stories

INEC: 353,262 registrants yet to collect PVCs in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) said on Monday a total of 563, 051 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) have been collected by registered voters in Ekiti State, 27 days to the governorship election.

Blaise Matuidi: Paul Pogba a natural leader for France

Paul Pogba is a "natural leader" for France despite the criticism received by the midfielder, says team-mate Blaise Matuidi.

Donald Trump: US will not be a migrant camp

US President Donald Trump has defended the policy of detaining child migrants, saying the US will "not be a migrant camp".

Niger: Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday.

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium ease to victory over Panama

Belgium laboured for large periods but still ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Panama in Sochi.