Protests break out in Tehran over alleged corruption

The Iranian cities of Tehran, Kermanshah and Mashhad have had protests breaking out over the past few days, with demonstrators angry about alleged corruption and rising prices. The rallies seek to address economic issues, with unemployment at a three-year high of 12.7% last year and the price of some foods such as eggs rising by…

China, Russia accused of illegally selling North Korea oil

China has denied reports it sold oil products to North Korea, while Russia has been accused of doing the same in a report by Reuters. China vetoed US efforts to have the UN blacklist six ships accused of illegal trade with North Korea, five of which were mainland China or Hong Kong owned. Mr Trump…

Russian hackers Fancy Bear targeted Journalists

Russian hacking group ‘Fancy Bear’, who were behind the leak of Hillary Clinton’s emails, have been targeting hundreds of journalists. An Associated Press investigation found evidence that more than 200 journalists have been attacked by the group since mid-2014, with fear there may be more who have not yet been identified. Journalists represent the third…

Flinders Street accused Saeed Noori charged

Victorian Police have charged Saeed Noori with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life after allegedly driving into a crowd of Christmas shoppers on Thursday. The 32-year old Heidelberg West man is due to face the Melbourne Magistrate’s court this afternoon. Noori was arrested shortly after the incident, which was…

WA government encourages public transport use to new stadium

The WA government is launching a campaign that seeks to get more people to use public transport to and from the new Optus Stadium for events. The ‘Game Changer’ campaign will seek to educate people about the public transport options, the cost of which are included in event ticket prices. Patrons will have access to…

Four injured in West Perth police vehicle crash

Four have been injured in a collision between a WA Police Toyota Hilux and a black Ford Mondeo. The collision occurred as the police vehicle crossed the intersection Charles Street and Newcastle Street intersection with its lights and sirens activated. The police vehicle collided with the Ford Mondeo while crossing the intersection. The injured were…

Java earthquake leaves at least two dead

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Java just before midnight at 11:47pm local time, collapsing buildings and leaving at least two dead. Tremors were felt throughout the island, including the capital of Jakarta about 200kms where buildings were swaying. So far a 62-year old man and an 80-year old woman have been confirmed as dead from…

SpaceX using recycled spacecraft to resupply ISS

SpaceX has successfully launched its first mission with both a re-used Falcon 9 rocket and a re-used Dragon spacecraft, which will be delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The first stage booster of the Falcon 9 landed back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at SpaceX’s landing zone shortly after. Re-usability…

Eighth planet discovered orbiting Kepler-90

A newly discovered planet, Kepler-90i, means that the Kepler-90 star now has tied for most planets orbiting a single star with our own solar system. The discovery, made with the help of artificial intelligence machine learning, is a rocky planet that reaches temperatures over a scorching 426 degrees Celsius, similar to Mercury. Kepler-90i is around…

Bitcoin hits all time high of over $23,000 dollars

Bitcoin has hit another all-time high of more than $AUD23,000 on Friday night, up 9 percent on the day. The cryptocurrency’s meteoric rises, up more than 1700 percent from the start of the year, have led to some experts warning that the bubble may burst soon. Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority in…