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Attenborough urges global environment plan

TwitterSir David Attenborough has called for a plan to tackle environmental problems, with our actions now affecting the next few thousand years. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Blood test could detect early Alzheimer's

TwitterA simple blood test that detects signs of brain damage could be used to spot developing Alzheimer's disease, say scientists. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

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TwitterVenezuela puts down mutiny by soldiersVenezuela's government says it has put down a mutiny by a National Guard unit in a poor neighbourhood a few kilometres from Venezuela's presidential palace. (function(d,...

Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 100

TwitterA Taliban attack in central Afghanistan has killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the...

Londonderry security alerts 'were hoaxes'

TwitterNorthern Ireland police say the three security alerts they examined in Londonderry on Monday were hoaxes, including one where they carried out a controlled explosion. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Trump in 2-minute visit to honour Dr King

TwitterUS President Donald Trump has paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr memorial in Washington on the holiday honouring the civil rights leader. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script',...

Sugary drinks warning for young Aussies

TwitterAussie teens could soon be flashing shonky smiles if they don't give up their addiction to sugary drinks that not only affect their health, but their teeth too. (function(d, s, id)...

Greenberg lays down law to NRL clubs

TwitterA "frustrated, angry and embarrassed" Todd Greenberg says he has laid down the law to all 16 NRL clubs, demanding their players take responsibility after a horror off-season. (function(d, s, id)...

NSW Greens MDMA confession 'reckless'

TwitterThe NSW health minister has described Greens MP Cate Faehrmann's admission she has taken MDMA as "reckless at best," revealing that four of the five recent NSW festival deaths were...

Family to learn details of student's death

TwitterAiia Maasarwe's family are yet to be told full details of the Melbourne attack that killed the 21-year-old international student. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));