Phil Mercer

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Global Politics

Whale rider wanted by Australian officials

An eye-witness says a boy climbed onto the back of a southern right whale off the coast of Australia and 'rode' on its back. The report has caught the attention of the authorities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz today is Australia. Something's happening in parts of the country that hasn't happened for years. It's RAINING. Correspondent Phil Mercer reports from the farming town of Forbes.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sydney's new water factory

Starting this winter, residents of Sydney, Australia are getting some of their drinking water from a brand new desalination plant. The plant was built after years of erratic rainfall. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.

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