Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday as Melbourne grapples with a spike in coronovirus cases. And, former US Marine Trevor Reed has been sentenced to nine years in jail in Russia. And, the National Employment Savings Trust, the UK's largest pension fund, announced it will begin divesting from fossil fuels.
Some governments have urged would-be protesters to move their activism out of the streets over fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Researchers retracted a study in the Lancet medical journal over risks of hydroxychloroquine. US President Donald Trump tweeted a letter calling demonstrators in Washington, DC, "terrorists."
Australian authorities moved on Friday stop protests inspired by the death of black American man George Floyd, saying large gatherings risk new coronavirus infections and banning the biggest rally planned for Sydney.
Cows are social creatures, and can become distressed when they are separated from their herd, or when they are taken away from their mothers too young. That’s why having individual voices may be particularly useful.
Koala's are one of Australia's most threatened species despite the fact that they are an icon of Australian tourism. Kevin Markwell, a Professor in Tourism at Southern Cross University, explains what the future could hold for koalas after Australia's deadly fire season.
The University of Sydney ecologist Chris Dickman stunned people recently with his estimate that 480 million animals have been injured or killed in Australia's bushfires. A few weeks later, the fires have spread even farther, and he's updated the impact to include 1 billion animals.
Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia's east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes.
Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia's east coast Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations.
Today's Geo Quiz focuses on four cities -- La Paz, Bolivia -- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania -- New Delhi, India -- and Sydney, Australia. The question is which one has the highest gasoline prices. We had reporters check them out. The answer is Dar es Salaam. A gallon of gasoline in the capital of Tanzania costs 5 dollars and 6 cents.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is New South Wales. The Australian state is the site of a high-profile drug trial. It became even more high profile, after the defense team discovered the jury was doing puzzles in the jury box. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with defense attorney Phil Stewart.
The Australian town of Bundanoon is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. This picturesque town in the mountains west of Sydney voted today to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles. Lisa Mullins speaks with environmental campaigner, Jon Dee, in Bundanoon.