ANALYSIS: What’s the arrest of the Huawei executive got to do with you?

By: Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies. Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US government is part of a fight between the US and China that will shape international economics, politics and telecommunications for decades. And it’s a fight that Australia can’t avoid.…

11 die after eating rice at Indian temple

By Cassandra Elliott Eleven people have died with dozens more being admitted to hospital after consuming rice at a consecration ceremony in the Indian state of Karnataka. Many people had travelled from neighbouring villages to attend the event at the temple, where they were offered rice as a religious offering upon leaving the service. One…

Virgin’s billionaire space race

By Cassandra Elliott Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has just sent a Virgin Galactic flight to the edge of space. This latest test flight took the passenger rocket SpaceShipTwo to the height of 82.7km, which is beyond the altitude that US agencies use to award astronaut wings to pilots. Virgin Galactic celebrated successfully sending SpaceShipTwo with…

“Massive breakthrough” in MH370’s search for answers

By Cassandra Elliott “Five new pieces of debris have been recovered off the coast of Madagascar”, says husband of MH370 passenger, Anne Daisy. At a news conference on Friday, next of kin of the passengers on board MH370 handed over five new pieces of debris that washed up on a beach, believing they’re from the…

3 months jail for fairy floss

By Cassandra Elliott A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine. Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and…

Gay Marriage? Taiwan will vote

By Cassandra Elliott Taiwanese voters are being asked to choose whether or not gay marriage should be legalised. If they vote yes, they will be the first area in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The vote comes after Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of gay marriage, now the country has two years to either…

Crane driver critically injured in highway transportation

Written by Jerry Wu A 25 tonne articulated crane flipped over after a tyre blew out causing the driver to lose control. The incident happened at around 2.50pm on Thursday 15 November, a 41-year-old man was driving a 25-tonne articulated crane in a westerly direction along the North West Coastal Highway in Mount Anketelle. The 41…

OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…

Kangaroo torture accused pleads guilty over alleged animal cruelty charges

By Anton La Macchia One of the four men charged for the torture and horrific killing of two kangaroos has appeared in Joondalup Magistrates Court today. Dylan Leslie Griffin today pleaded guilty to possession of things intended to inflict cruelty and ill treatment to an animal. In addition to Mr Griffin’s charges, Aveley man Ricky…

Man attacked by shark on popular beach south of Perth

By Anton La Macchia A bodyboarder in his 20’s has been attacked by a shark off the southern coast of Mandurah on Sunday morning. The man was bodyboarding at a point off Pyramids Beach just before 9am when he was attacked. The man kicked out and broke free before running to seek assistance from surf…