More than 70 homes and other buildings are feared to have been destroyed by a bushfire in and around the coastal nsw town of tathra, near bega.
the fire quickly jumped containment lines yesterday, leaving some residents with little to no warning.
the #rfs continues to try and control the fires. 📸: @staceyleecullen & abc news
The regional town of #ballarat#vic was transformed by #whitenight on saturday. @randal_m_smith took this 📷 of ballarat town hall with the white night #messenger, a 5 metre futuristic archangel #puppet. amazing!
Jakarta has a cat problem. they're everywhere. they're hungry and mangy and often disfigured from fighting. some parts of the city are overrun with feral cats, keeping government catchers busy in their quest to contain the population and ensure the city remains rabies free.
picture by phil hemingway
Modern #fashion has long been synonymous with parades of long, lean #models teetering down a runway sporting a range of often-exposed designs aimed to flash the most skin possible.
but a backlash is starting to build, focused around a so-called "modest fashion" movement that is tipped by thompson reuters to become a $450 billion industry by 2019.
a fashion event in western australia has opted to capitalise on the interest, showcasing a range of stylish and fully-covered outfits focused on more modest designs.
one of the event organisers, imam faizel chothia, said perth was ideally located to tap into the booming modest fashion market. sureyya demir, one of the designers involved in the event, said despite common perceptions, modest fashion was not limited to people of #islamic faith — with the trend being adopted across a range of religions. #modestfashion 📸 supplied: medi esmail
The damage wrought by tropical cyclone marcus is a "real wake-up call" for darwin residents lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to cyclone safety, emergency services say.
the category two storm passed over the city just before midday on saturday, and was downgraded to a category one system about 4:00pm cst.
darwin saw persistent gale-strength winds of over 62 kilometres per hour for six hours, and recorded a maximum wind gust of 130 kilometres per hour while marcus was passing overhead.
nt police regional controller warren jackson said the amount of damage visible across the city from the category two system was a warning of what stronger cyclones could do.
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Beachgoers at #bondi today shared the sunshine and sand with a different kind of #tourist — about 40 cattle, brought to the city to raise awareness about the challenges around o***n transplants in regional areas.
the cattle drive was to raise money and awareness for o***n and tissue donation, with each cow sponsored by a community group from around the country.
each rider has a personal story of o***n donation.
"i was given basically weeks to live towards the end and was lucky enough to receive the heart at the right time," steve ernst from scone said.
funds raised from the herd of hope event will go towards establishing initiatives that will support recipients and donor families in rural and regional australia. pic: abc news/david claughton
We see them at airports, quarantine checkpoints and major public events such as music festivals, but sniffer dogs are now being deployed to search for endangered wildlife. lilly, a purebred collie, and sparky, a rescue dog, have been specially trained to sniff out the northern spotted-tail quoll. every morning they patrol the mount emerald wind farm site with their handler, ecologist amanda hancock, in search of quoll dens. ratch australia, the company building the project, must adhere to stringent environmental guidelines, and has committed to building away from any quoll activity. pic: abc far north/brendan mounter
The tiwi islands football league grand final, slated to take place this weekend, has been postponed as a precautionary measure due to expected wild weather in the top end. tropical cyclone marcus is expected to intensify to a category two system before hitting croker island friday evening. thousands of spectators were expected to attend the annual football match 80 kilometres off the coast of darwin this sunday, which will instead take place on sunday, march 25. pic supplied: jack bullen
Although munjed al muderis has travelled to the united states more than 20 times during his career, the renowned surgeon has faced problems entering the country since travel restrictions on visitors from muslim-majority countries were implemented.
he has travelled to iraq three times to perform life-changing surgery on hundreds of patients affected by the country's ongoing conflict.
on each self-funded trip he brings donated medical equipment and supplies and is accompanied by a small team of volunteer specialists due to the shortage of expertise in iraq.
on the most recent trip his team worked with hospital staff to operate on 190 patients in 17 days. pic: supplied
Kermie the frog, a giant green frog hot air balloon brought to #australia by #nyc twins scott and todd monahan, is one of the star attractions at #canberra’s balloon spectacular. residents of the capital have been taking to lake burley griffin at sunrise to get a prime view of kermie, and other crowd favourite the hummingbird during the event. #balloonspectacular 🇦🇺🐸 🎈(📷: abc canberra)
Exactly one month on from the mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida, thousands of students have staged an unprecedented national walkout across the us. 📸: reuters: kyle grillot, ap: andrew harnik, nypd 33rd precinct, ap: martha irvine
Thank goodness adrian from annaburroo station was around to save this heifer who got her tail wrapped around a tree. “i went home, grabbed the chainsaw, cut the tree, and she got up and on her way.” #nt#topend#australia#animals
These eastern quoll pups, from #tasmania, will be the first to live on the #australia 🇦🇺 mainland in more than 50 years when they are released into jervis bay next year. while they are only babies now, they will be ready to breed next year and will be released into the booderee national park. (📷: @wwf_australia ) #wildlife#nature#animals#cuteanimals
#stephenhawking, the most famous genius of the modern age, has died. remembering his extraordinary life has unearthed some amazing photos. here he is experiencing a taste of the weightlessness of space in 2007. 📷: nasa