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Australia, New Zealand Mark Memorials to War Dead Throughout Asia.

Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders paid tribute Tuesday at memorials and graves for war veterans and in remembrance to the price paid in conflict in more than a century of wars. The services, known as ANZAC Day, began following Australia’s and New Zealand’s role in fighting alongside former ...

- Voice of America - US

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited camps in Afghanistan and Iraq.

- Daily Nation - KE

Reuters Video: Dawn services and military parades to mark Anzac Day.

Thousands of people stage memorials in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of Anzac Day. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull looking forward to meeting Donald Trump.

Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to meeting soon with US President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal. The post Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull looking forward to meeting Donald Trump appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

A.M. Links: Trump's Wall, Government Shutdown, Two Executions in Arkansas.

"President Donald Trump signaled Monday he would be comfortable delaying a fight over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border until September, possibly averting a government shutdown looming around his 100th day in office." North Korea has threatened Australia with a nuclear strike over the Australian alliance with the United ...

- Reason.com - US

Natalie Imbruglia: 'I should have been a guitarist'.

British-Australian recording artist Natalie Imbruglia says touring is more about giving a great performance than getting to see the world.         

- USA TODAY - US

Bernardi's Australian Conservatives to merge with Family First.

Family First will be merged with Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives party, the ABC understands, in a move that will significantly consolidate the conservative movement within Australia.

- ABC News - AU

Reds manager Petrovic warns squad to not take Wanderers lightly in ACL rematch.

Urawa Reds boss Mihailo Petrovic insists he will be taking nothing for granted when the J. League leaders take on Western Sydney Wanderers at home on Wednesday in the Asian Champions League, despite looking a strong bet to get the result they need to book a spot in the knockout phase. Reds hammered 2014 ACL The post Reds ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Chinese University of Hong Kong gets HK$14 million to fund research into Crohn’s disease with Australian scientists.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been granted HK$14 million by a charitable trust to fund key research with scientists abroad into an inflammatory bowel disease afflicting seven times more Hongkongers than two decades ago. Vice-chancellor Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu said the institution would over the next ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

A Surfer Is Killed, and Australia Asks: Do More Sharks Need to Die?.

The death of a 17-year-old surfer, the 14th person killed by a shark in Australia since the start of 2012, has renewed a debate over what can be done.

- New York Times - US

Certain types of exercise help keep your mind sharp as you get older.

SONGMY / Wikimedia CommonsA common theme in government guidelines is how exercise is for good you — and how you're probably not getting enough of it. According to Britain's National Health Service, exercising can cut your risk of major illnesses like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer by up to 50%. And ...

- Business Insider - US

Singapore, Japan, Korea among least prepared for new EU data laws

More than half of firms in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea express concerns they will not be able to meet the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance, while a quarter of their peers in Australia and US fear shutting down as a result.

- ZDNet - UK

Vietnam maintains ban on official memorials at war site - officials

VIETNAM has refused to lift a ban on official memorials at the historic war site in Long Tan Cross in Vung Tau province as thousands of veterans and relatives are tipped to gather around Southeast Asia on Tuesday to mark Anzac Day, Australian officials said. The post Vietnam maintains ban on official memorials at war site - ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Anzac Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand draw thousands

THOUSANDS of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate Anzac Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two. The post Anzac Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand draw ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Australia: Far-right candidate who kidnapped kids says 'wouldn't do it again'

A POLITICAL candidate for the Australian far-right One Nation Party insists he has "learnt" from the experience of taking three Aboriginal children into remote bushland when he was a police officer in the early 1990s. The post Australia: Far-right candidate who kidnapped kids says 'wouldn't do it again' appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

World News Radio April 25

Remembering those who made the supreme sacrifice. Australian aid groups want gender equality to be a key focus of the federal government's new policy document on foreign affairs. Millions facing starvation and disease in Yemen. 

- SBS.com.au - AU

Injured Widdop to miss England Test

St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop is set for a period on the sidelines after injuring his left knee in the Anzac Day NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

NZ Justice Minister Amy Adams and Australia's foreign minister have joined hundreds of people on the former battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli, to remember those killed there.

- Stuff - NZ

Drop in mining royalties due to blackout to hurt SA budget

The statewide blackout that hit South Australia last September is likely to have an impact on this year's state budget, Treasury says.

- ABC News - AU

ASX looks to attract international start-ups for diversity boost

An Israeli medicinal cannabis start-up is one of the latest firms to list on the Australian stock exchange, as the ASX seeks to diversify its traditionally resource-dominant stock offering.

- ABC News - AU

Over 50? Pick up these exercises to boost brain power

CANBERRA, April 25 — A new review has found that a combination of both aerobic and resistance exercise can significantly boost brain power in the over 50s. Carried out by researchers from the University of Canberra, Australia, the new research...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

SYDNEY - Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two.

- Reuters - US

Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump

CANBERRA, Australia " Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he was looking forward to meeting face-to-face soon with President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.Prime...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Thousands mark Anzac Day in Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux

Against a cold, dark sky, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders gather for dawn services in Gallipoli in Turkey and Villers-Bretonneux in France, with Julie Bishop remembering the soldiers whose mateship and sacrifice "forged our national character and identity".

- ABC News - AU

Melbourne taxi driver allegedly bashed by fare-evading teens

A 13-year-old boy is among four teenagers accused of bashing a taxi driver leaving him serious head injuries and two broken teeth.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Yassmin Abdel-Magied courts controversy with Anzac Day Facebook post

Muslim activist and television host Yassmin Abdel-Magied has courted controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post suggesting Australians should turn their attention to the suffering on Manus Island and Nauru, and in Syria and Palestine.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

NZ Justice Minister Amy Adams and Australia's foreign minister have joined hundreds of people on the former battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli, to remember those killed there.

- Stuff - NZ

Anzac as Apologia and Religion

Soaked to the core, Melbournians gathered around the War Memorial in thousands, gazing at the flickering, all-resistant eternal flame in an annual tribute to Australia’s fallen. Each year, the secular religion of Anzac (the Australian and New Zealand ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

How Anzac Day came to occupy a sacred place in Australians' hearts

In 1960, historian Ken Inglis wondered if Anzac functioned as a secular religion in Australian society. In 2017, we can confidently answer: yes, it does, writes Carolyn Holbrook from Deakin University

- ABC News - AU

Recognising the role of Aboriginal diggers in the Anzac story

"I think of that mournful phrase 'lest we forget' and what we choose to remember … I think of those black diggers and their white comrades, their sacrifice and the mateship they forged." Stan Grant reflects on his family's personal connection to wars across a century.

- ABC News - AU

Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent

The federal Liberal government has officially retracted the previous government's objections to the UNDRIP declaration of aboriginal groups' right to free, prior and informed consent

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Australian bishops: Assisted suicide is the opposite of health care

Melbourne, Australia, Apr 25, 2017 / 12:01 am .- Proposals to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Victoria are based on “misplaced compassion,” the local bishops said. “Euthanasia and assisted suicide are the opposite of care and represent the abandonment of the sick and the suffering, of older ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Australian Olympic chief says campaign is malicious

An increasingly bitter Olympic election in Australia has intensified with IOC Vice President John Coates describing the campaign as malicious and designed to damage him personally. Coates is facing his … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump

Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he was looking forward to meeting face-to-face soon with President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal. Prime … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of battle

Ministers from Australia and New Zealand have joined hundreds of people at the site of the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign. The solemn ceremony began at dawn on Tuesday under tight security following a series of attacks and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

CANAKKALE, Turkey " Australia's foreign minister and New Zealand's justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Australian visitor attacked, robbed by inmate: 'I just don't feel safe'

The Australian woman who reported being assaulted and robbed by an escaped inmate last week says she's still having nightmares about the incident.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Girl, 8, Describes Escape From Sinking Car as Family Drowned

Chloe Kabealo unbuckled her seatbelt after the car her mother was driving slid off a muddy Australia road into a flooded river and tried to "go up for air," then "just kept floating up out." That's how the 8-year-old survived the crash as the car sank, a harrowing experience she...

- Newser - US

What if hundreds of thousands of people marched for scientific truth—and the media yawned?

If you watched the round of Sunday talk shows, it was easy to miss the fact that hundreds of thousands marched across the country and around the world this weekend in defense of science, reason, logic, and the value of facts. In hundreds of "March for Science" events from Boston to Sydney, Australia, engineers, researchers ...

- Daily Kos - US

Gallipoli dead remembered on 102nd anniversary of WWI battle

Australia's foreign minister and New Zealand's justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign.

- FOX News - US

Is Australia The Next Big Thing In Shale?

As natural gas prices have seen a bit of a correction, it's easy to forget that natural gas is actually a pretty good play right now — at least in certain parts of the world. As the chart below shows, North American natgas prices have been uninspiring recently. With rates at the Henry Hub slipping back to near $3/mcf ...

- OilPrice.com - US

What happened at March for Science events around the world

Nature reported from marches in cities including Sydney, Washington DC and Paris, as people took to the streets in support of science.

- Nature - UK

Loved and lost, Heath Ledger shows carefree side in new documentary

NEW YORK - Nine years after his death at age 28, audiences are seeing a different side of Australian actor Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera.

- Reuters - US

What Has 1,800 Teeth and a Suction Cup? A New Clingfish Species

Nettorhamphos radula is a brand-new species found in a specimen jar from the 1970s in the collection of the Western Australian Museum in Welshpool, Australia. "It's the teeth that really gave away the fact that this is a new species," fish taxonomist Kevin Conway, one of the discoverers of the new fish and a professor at ...

- Yahoo! News - US

English language bar for citizenship likely to further disadvantage refugees

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed tougher language requirements for new citizenship applicants. Lukas Coch/AAPCitizenship applicants will need to demonstrate a higher level of English proficiency if the government's proposed changes to the Australian citizenship test go ahead. Applicants will be required to reach ...

- The Conversation - UK

Discovered in WWI, bacterial viruses may be our allies in a post-antibiotic age

Many in the Western Front contracted haemorrhagic dysentery. Wellcome Library, LondonAs we again reflect on the sacrifices our Anzac soldiers, nurses and doctors made during the first world war, another centenary goes by unnoticed by most Australians. It celebrates a scientific discovery made behind the Western Front, one ...

- The Conversation - UK

How Anzac Day came to occupy a sacred place in Australians' hearts

Australians are deeply attached to the cluster of beliefs and traditions we call the 'Anzac legend'. ShutterstockAustralia is spending the extraordinary amount of A$562 million commemorating the centenary of the first world war between 2014 and 2018 — far more than any other nation, including the major combatants. ...

- The Conversation - UK

Stitching lives back together: men's rehabilitation embroidery in WWI

Part of a black cotton cushion cover depicting the Australian coat of arms embroidered by Lance Corporal Alfred Briggs , 20 Battalion, AIF. Courtesy of Australian War MemorialAlbert Biggs, a labourer from Sydney who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force under the name Alfred Briggs, was 23 when he arrived in Gallipoli ...

- The Conversation - UK

Witch-hunts and surveillance: the hidden lives of queer people in the military

Last year, I interviewed a man who had joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 19 in 1967, as Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War escalated. He had a family tradition of military involvement, with a father who had also served in the Navy, and he signed up for what was to be an initial nine-year stint. The man's ...

- The Conversation - UK

Loved and lost, Heath Ledger shows carefree side in new documentary

LOS ANGELES, April 25 — Nine years after his death at age 28, audiences are seeing a different side of Australian actor Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera. Documentary I Am Heath Ledger uses thousands of hours of self video shot...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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