Monthly Archives: July 2018

Wider Image: Australia’s drought is like a cancer eating away at farms and families

GUNNEDAH, Australia (Reuters) – From ground level, Australia’s drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of colour and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun. Circular dry plough tracks resemble the concentric circles in Aboriginal dot paintings that tell of an ancient mythology, starving cattle queuing for feed look like an ...

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Japan’s factory output falls for second month

Japan’s factory output dropped in June for the second consecutive month, official figures showed Tuesday, underscoring the patchy nature of the country’s economic recovery. The trade and industry ministry said output was down 2.1 percent in June from the previous month, far more than expectations for a 0.3 percent decline. The fall was the second consecutive monthly drop and was ...

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Window-smashing kangaroo escapes from shelter in Australia

Image copyright MANFRED ZABINSKAS Image caption The kangaroo (seen in foreground) managed to jump over a tall fence A kangaroo that smashed its way into an Australian home at the weekend – prompting its rescue – has escaped from a wildlife shelter, staff say. Rescuers had treated the kangaroo for cuts after it broke a window at the Melbourne house ...

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Indian farm product tariffs curbing Australian exports: minister

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s exports of farm products to India have taken a hit because of new tariffs and free trade negotiations between the two countries have stalled, trade minister Steven Ciobo said on Wednesday. Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, attends a news conference of an Australian Football League event in Shanghai, China May 17, 2018. ...

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firearms experts dismiss flimsy 3D-printed guns

The plastic weapons require high-end printers and are known to blow up in shooters’ hands – but they could pose a future threat A software engineer aims a 3D-printed gun. Officials fear the weapons will allow users to work around gun laws. Photograph: Robert Macpherson/AFP/Getty Images More As the day has neared for the release of blueprints for printing 3D ...

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Mamma Maria: The Greek mother who loves to share

Maria Makrogianni is known as Mamma Maria by refugees living on the Greek island of Samos. She used to feed them from her beach restaurant, but after receiving threatening phone calls, she closed up shop. With her husband, she now helps people from her home. Video by Theopi Skarlatos Source link

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