Bushfires Queensland updates Monday night: 70 fires still burning

Fires continue to rage across Queensland.Authorities say this is the worst start to the state’s bushfire season in recorded history.Here is a quick explainer on what you need to know.WHERE ARE THE MAJOR FIRES ON MONDAY?• On Monday evening, 73 fires were burning from the southeast corner to the Cairns hinterland, although that

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Senior judge admonishes Johnson over no-deal Brexit ‘loophole’ ploy

Another option to avoid having to follow the Brexit extension law – a snap general election giving pro-Brexit Conservatives a majority in parliament – was expected to disappear on Monday.LoadingThe government was due to hold a parliamentary debate and vote on Monday evening, UK time, to call a snap poll. But opposition parties

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Qld wife-killer avoids murder conviction

A Queensland man has been found guilty of killing his estranged wife but the jury stopped short of finding he murdered her amid a bitter row over custody of their two children.John William Chardon, 72, was tried in Brisbane Supreme Court for three weeks after pleading not guilty to murdering Novy Chardon, 34.The

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‘Plane crash’ that led to police search now thought to be meteor | UK news

A suspected light aircraft crash that sparked a police land and air search in south-west England is now thought to have been a meteor. Members of the public called emergency services and reported that a glowing object was flying through the air, before it broke apart and plummeted downwards, prompting Devon and Cornwall

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Scientists discover brain areas for understanding metaphors in healthy and schizophrenic people

Scientists have used MRI scanners to discover the parts of the brain which understand metaphors, in both healthy volunteers and people with schizophrenia. They found that people with schizophrenia employ different brain circuits to overcome initial lack of understanding. The researchers hope this identification of brain reactions and affected areas may help people

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NYC iconic charging bull statue damaged

New York's famous 'Charging Bull' statue in the city's financial district has been damaged after a Texas man bashed it with a metal object.Tevon Varlack, of Dallas, was arrested on Saturday on charges of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly attacking the bronze beast.Police says the 42-year-old

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Ian McKellen biography reveals unheard stories from set

Fresh details about the mammoth years-long project that produced the blockbuster Lord of the Rings franchise have been revealed in a new biography of one of its main stars.Although he’d appeared in a handful of films in the nearly 40 years before the trilogy was filmed, Sir Ian McKellen was largely known for

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Sam Burgess banned for hair pull, pleads guilty to contrary conduct charge, South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam Burgess will miss South Sydney's first final for his hair pull on Billy Smith after pleading guilty to a contrary conduct charge.Burgess on Saturday entered the early guilty plea, meaning he will miss the Rabbitohs' qualifying final next week before returning for their following match.The South Sydney captain could have escaped with

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2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up: All Blacks trounce Tonga in Hamilton

An afternoon of free-scoring high numbers for the All Blacks against Tonga in Hamilton has finished with the most significant for them as they prepare to board a plane for the Rugby World Cup in Japan: zero obvious injuries. That by itself will allow coach Steve Hansen to rest a lot easier over

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Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas unliveable as locals await evacuation

Updated September 07, 2019 15:03:46 Photo: Destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island. (AP: Gonzalo Gaudenzi) Related Story: First pictures show the 'total devastation' in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian Related Story: Fish in the streets and beached boats: Australian women caught in Hurricane Dorian The scope of the disaster Hurricane Dorian

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