Special rapporteurs say changes to security law could be ‘inconsistent' with treaty obligationsUnited Nations officials have warned the federal government that proposed changes to national security laws would impose “draconian criminal penalties” on the freedom of expression and may be “inconsistent” with Australia's obligations under international treaties.In a submission to a parliamentary committee reviewing proposed new secrecy laws, a group of UN special rapporteurs have argued the legislation would “disproportionately chill the work of media [...]
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New Zealand is sending sniffer dogs, rangers and a government minister to make sure mice have been eradicated from the Antipodes Islands Ten rangers, three sniffer dogs, a government minister and members of the New Zealand defence force have been dispatched on a special mission to hunt for a rodent – known as the million-dollar mouse – living on remote islands in the sub-Antarctic. Related: Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to [...]
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The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local): [...]
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Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years
A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National [...]
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VIDEO: 3 gray whales splash around in Los Angeles Harbor shallows
Three large gray whales were spotted in the Los Angeles Harbor putting on a show in the shallow waters. [...]
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New strategy will allow the predators to increase in number from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Continue [...]
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Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School Shooting
Gun rights advocates often say it's not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting. [...]
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