As coronavirus spread, South Korea focuses efforts on southeastern cities

Most of South Korea’s cases of Covid-19 have been traced to an infected 61-year-old woman who attended a church service, an act health officials described as a “super-spreading event.” In response to the outbreak, the South Korean government has set up temporary medical facilities to treat patients with the virus, and focused its efforts on … Read more As coronavirus spread, South Korea focuses efforts on southeastern cities

Grieving community honours Hannah Clarke and her children | ABC News

Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn the deaths of Hannah Clarke and her three children murdered in a horrific act of domestic violence. There were tears, anger and despair at the senseless act. Already this year, six people in Queensland have been killed by their partner or father, five of them burnt to death. … Read more Grieving community honours Hannah Clarke and her children | ABC News

Canada pipeline protests: Businesses demand gov’t act over losses

Business groups in Canada are demanding the government end demonstrations that have paralysed the country’s rail network. They estimate the disruption is costing the country’s economy billions of dollars. The protesters oppose the building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. It passes through the land of indigenous people known as First Nations in Canada. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Canada pipeline protests: Businesses demand gov’t act over losses

Jury hears evidence in Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Jury deliberations have begun in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in New York. Weinstein, 67, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The charges are based on Miriam Haley’s testimony that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006 and Jessica Mann’s testimony that he … Read more Jury hears evidence in Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Coles admits underpaying staff by $20 million | ABC News

Supermarket giant Coles is the latest company to admit to underpaying its staff. Coles says over the past six years, some workers have missed out on a total of $20 million. The Federal Government is now promising to act by making systemic underpayments an offence. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/coles-underpays-employess-20-million-review-reveals/11974984 For more from ABC News, click … Read more Coles admits underpaying staff by $20 million | ABC News

“Maguire is a very lucky boy” | Keane and Carragher review Maguire’s ‘kick out’ on Batshuayi | MNF

Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane both agreed that Harry Maguire was “lucky” not to receive a red card for an incident in which he appeared to kick towards Chelsea’s Batshuashi, during Man Utd’s 2-0 win away at Stamford Bridge. Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane give their verdict on whether Harry Maguire should have been sent … Read more “Maguire is a very lucky boy” | Keane and Carragher review Maguire’s ‘kick out’ on Batshuayi | MNF

São Tomé’s primary forest, a treasure trove of biodiversity to be protected

Off the west coast of Africa lies the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé. The island is home to one of the most pristine equatorial forests in the world, attracting researchers keen to study its flora and fauna. The island’s population is steadily increasing, piling pressure on São Tomé’s natural resources. But conservationists say there’s … Read more São Tomé’s primary forest, a treasure trove of biodiversity to be protected

Green promises: Macron’s proposals to save Europe’s melting glaciers

It is 580 steps atop the roof of Europe, a stairway to hell if humanity does not act fast. French President Emmanuel Macron starting his day up the mountain at the famed Sea of Ice that gives onto the continent’s highest peak Mont-Blanc. As he contemplated the glacier that has receded in thickness by 120 meters in … Read more Green promises: Macron’s proposals to save Europe’s melting glaciers

UK cracks down on harmful social media content

The United Kingdom has announced measures to hold social media platforms accountable for harmful content for better protection of online users. Under new plans, tech firms will be responsible for removing content that promotes violence, cyberbullying or child abuse. Companies and executives could face substantial fines or prison sentences if they fail to act. Al … Read more UK cracks down on harmful social media content

Canberra schools updating asthma plans for kids after smoky summer | ABC News

ACT schools are working with Asthma Australia to update plans and air quality guidelines after a smoky summer that kept many Canberrans indoors. Read more here: https://ab.co/2OD6zbW For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our … Read more Canberra schools updating asthma plans for kids after smoky summer | ABC News