DNA from three people offers hope for incurable disease07/23/14
The British Parliament and the F.D.A in the US are considering clinical trials for a medical procedure combining DNA from three people. The procedure would prevent some forms of mitochondrial disease - an incurable genetic disorder that can lead to...
Inflation close to three per cent
Australia's inflation rate has risen to three per cent in official figures released today. It's is now at the absolute limits of where the Reserve Bank wants it.
Revisiting the battle of Fromelles
Five thousand five hundred and thirty three Australian men died in one 24 hour period at the Battle of Fromelles on the Somme, 98 years ago. The allies gained no ground as a result, and the battle achieved almost nothing. London-based historian and...
Texas calls in the National Guard to stop 'alien' invasion
The governor of Texas - Rick Perry - has ordered a thousand troops from the National Guard to the state's borders to fight what he calls the invasion by illegal 'aliens'. A staggering 57,000 Central American migrants have arrived at the US border in...
Growing anger over loophole in Queensland's mandatory reporting laws
There's growing anger at an apparent loophole in Queensland's mandatory reporting laws.The grandparents of a murdered toddler are campaigning to make it compulsory for Queensland child care workers to report suspected abuse. The National Children's...
Former priest given suspended sentence for indecent assult of a minor
Sexual abuse survivors of a former Christian Brother in Victoria are furious at a suspended sentence handed down in the County Court today. Sixty-two-year-old Stephen Francis Farrell was a teacher at a Primary School in the regional Victorian city of...
Clinton wants AIDS-free generation
The former US president Bill Clinton has backed calls to aim for an AIDS-free generation within two decades. Mr Clinton made a key speech today at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. He thanked HIV researchers and those working around...
Subianto to challenge presidential result
Last night he looked like a loser. Tonight Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto looks like a sore loser. He's reacted to the announcement that Joko Widodo is the new president by announcing he'll mount a legal challenge in the...
Should Putin be welcomed by the G20?
James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Magazine and visiting professor at the US Studies Centre at Sydney University on the debate in the United States and Europe about the possibility of sanctions against Russia or its leadership....
Abbott calls for an operation to secure MH17 crash site for a forensic...
The Prime Minister says he's examining options for ways to secure the 50 square kilometre site where the wreckage of flight MH17 is strewn. Tony Abbott has not given details but he says until now the operation has been unprofessional.
Renewable energy companies grow more concerned about RET review
Renewable energy generators are claiming that uncertainty about policy is putting tens of billions of dollars in projects and future investments at risk. The industry is pointing the finger at the review of Australia's Renewable Energy Target.
Austalian fundamentalist due to be deported
Police in the Philippines say they have deep suspicions about the conduct of an Australian Islamic fundamentalist who spent a year living in the country. Twenty-nine-year old Musa Cerantonio is an online preacher with a worldwide following who calls...
High Court case: Government reveals details of 157 Tamils kept at sea
The Federal Government has revealed more than 150 Tamil asylum seekers, detained somewhere on the high seas, are allowed about three hours outside during the day for meals. Details about the Tamils are contained in documents the Government lodged with...
Faith healing replacing medication for HIV in PNG
Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication for HIV. Human rights groups say they're targeting people with HIV. With poor medical facilities and a widespread belief in sorcery belief in faith healing is...
Scientists hail breakthrough in schizophrenia research
A world-first study into schizophrenia is being hailed as a major step towards new treatments for the disorder. Researchers have linked the psychiatric disorder to tissue previously associated with auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Anti cancer drugs lure HIV out of hiding
The International AIDS Conference in Melbourne has heard how Danish researchers have taken the first step towards finding a vaccine for HIV. It's known the virus can hide in the body for years, only to reactivate at some time in the future. The...
Indonesian presidential candidate withdraws
The presumed loser of Indonesia's presidential election says he's withdrawing from the election process. General Prabowo Subianto said there'd been a massive, structured and systematic fraud in the elections.
Royal Commission flagged after abuse allegations
The South Australian Premier says there will be a royal commission into the alleged abuse of seven children in State Government care. It follows the arrest of a man employed by government department Families SA, who is charged with numerous sex abuse...
Operation Bring Them Home to be headed by the former defence force chief
The Prime Minister has suggested Australia could send people to help secure the site of the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine, but senior sources play down the talk of it being a multi-national force. Mr Abbott warns grieving families it could be a...
Suicide bomber strikes Donetsk checkpoint
The recovered remains of some of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane tragedy are now being transported by train to Ukrainian government territory from where they'll be sent to the Netherlands for formal identification. At the same time...
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