News archive from 25 December 2013

Australia withdraws funding from Papua New Guinea health programs over corruption, fake drug concerns

Australia withdraws funding from Papua New Guinea health programs over corruption, fake drug concerns

Australia has withdrawn millions of dollars in funding for a program that supplies medicine to Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to concerns about corruption and fake drugs.A corruption scandal three years ago prompted PNG to ask for Australia's help...

ABC News, 07:32 in Business
 
Fact Check

Fact Check

ABC Fact Check is less than six months old. We started checking the statements of politicians, leading business figures and policy advocates in August, and since then we've produced over 100 stories, on topics ranging from whether being vegan makes...

ABC News, 07:56 in Business
 
Retrenched Brindabella pilots offered new jobs with Rex Airlines

Retrenched Brindabella pilots offered new jobs with Rex Airlines

Regional Express Airlines has offered jobs to 14 pilots from the failed regional carrier Brindabella Airlines.Brindabella went into receivership earlier this month with debts of millions of dollars. About 135 staff were sacked on Monday, after...

ABC News, 09:26 in Business
 
Passengers back in the air in Moree

Passengers back in the air in Moree

The state Opposition says the O'Farrell government needs to act fast to restore flights to all regional centres following the collapse of Brindabella Airlines.Insolvency firm KordaMentha, who were appointed receivers on December 15 to wind up...

ABC News, 09:26 in Business
 
Boxing Day sales shoppers reminded of consumer rights

Boxing Day sales shoppers reminded of consumer rights

Boxing Day sales shoppers are being reminded of their rights as consumers to receive refunds, even for discounted items.Shoppers across the country are braving the crowds to take advantage of the sales and snag some bargains. Australians are expected...

ABC News, 09:55 in Business
 
Concern voiced about exploitation of teenage workers in retail and hospitality jobs

Concern voiced about exploitation of teenage workers in retail and hospitality jobs

Concern has been voiced about working conditions for young people in retail and service industries.Unions and parents want the health and safety of young people in the workplace taken more seriously. Unlike other states, South Australia and Tasmania...

ABC News, 10:20 in Business
 
Things to do while in transit at busy airports

Things to do while in transit at busy airports

THERE is nothing more exhausting than being stuck in transit for hours on end, especially on long haul journeys. With the four main transit airports from Australia being Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, Travelzoo Australia's associate...

 
National Geographic photo competition winners announced

National Geographic photo competition winners announced

FROM a polar bear peering up through melting sea ice to a hand fed Indian parrot hatchling or the moment a protester is shot with rubber bullets in Rio de Janeiro - they are the photographs that have defined 2013. National Geographic's online...

 
Hundreds flock to Jesus's birthplace in Bethleham

Hundreds flock to Jesus's birthplace in Bethleham

PILGRIMS celebrated Christmas Day in the ancient Bethlehem church where tradition holds Jesus was born. This year's turnout has been the largest in years in Bethlehem and the celebrations have been marked by careful optimism amid ongoing...

 
Alligator wins reptile death match over Burmese Python in the Everglades, Florida

Alligator wins reptile death match over Burmese Python in the Everglades, Florida

A FLORIDA alligator is being hailed an environmental hero after being pictured devouring a Burmese python which are invading the Everglades. The photo, posted on the Everglades National Park website, showed the alligator had won the death match. The...

 
Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott accused of cheating

Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott accused of cheating

IT IS not the Christmas present Tori Spelling would have wished for - a front page magazine cover screaming that her husband cheated. But on Tuesday UsWeekly magazine reported that Spelling's husband of XX years, Dean McDermott, spent an...

 
Arsenio Hall crashes brand new Porsche

Arsenio Hall crashes brand new Porsche

LOS Angeles police say talk show host Arsenio Hall drove off a road in the San Fernando Valley but he's uninjured. Sgt Russell Carr tells City News Service that Hall lost control of his new Porsche and drove into a dirt shoulder at around 7.15pm on...

 

Justin Bieber announces retirement on Twitter

THE message to his almost 48 million Twitter followers was typical in its brevity. "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring." Posted at 2.20pm (AEST), the message was certainly a strange Christmas present to fans, although not entirely...

 

Queen and Kate share a Christmas greeting, Prince George stars in Queen's Christmas message

BRITAIN'S royal family is attending a traditional Christmas church service, with the Queen and Kate Middleton sharing a warm greeting for the holiday. Wearing an orange coat and black fur hat, Queen Elizabeth II arrived at St. Mary Magdelene Church on...

 
The TV shows you'll be watching in 2014

The TV shows you'll be watching in 2014

A SWAG of Aussie biopics as well as starring vehicles for top Aussie actors head the list of the most exciting TV events of 2014. Rockers INXS, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, prisoner Schapelle Corby, drag queen Carlotta, and crime figure Tony Mokbel...

 
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