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Gas leak near Sydney Opera House, 500 people evacuated

Updated April 23, 2019 17:12:42 An exclusion zone has been set up around the Sydney Opera House and about 500 people have been evacuated from the area after an excavator cut a gas line, triggering a leak.Fire and Rescue NSW was called to the Opera House forecourt just after 3.00pm after the small excavator inadvertently…

Sudan’s military leader vows to hand ‘power to people’

Khartoum, Sudan - Sudan's interim leader said the transitional military council that has run the country since the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir is committed to handing power to a civilian authority. Opposition leaders said on Sunday they will announce a civilian transitional council to govern the country, stepping up pressure on the military…

Mohamed Salah named one of world’s 100 most influential people by...

Clockwise from top left: Singer Taylor Swift, actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, actor Sandra Oh, TV news presenter Gayle King, US politician Nancy Pelosi and Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed SalahLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah said men in "my culture and in the Middle East" need to treat women with more respect as he was named…

The three fungi that kill more than a million people each...

By Justin Beardsley Updated April 17, 2019 06:11:43 Humans and fungi have always coexisted. In fact, among microbes, fungi are our closest relatives, with far fewer genetic differences than there are for bacteria or viruses.So why are we now hearing so much about "mysterious" infections and "killer superbugs" emerging from the fungal world?When they hear…

Kim Jong Un: Supreme representative of all the Korean people?

Seoul, South Korea - Kim Jong Un's awarding himself of a new title - the Supreme Representative of all the Korean People - is said to solidify the North Korean leader's grip on power but is also likely to cause aggravation in Seoul. North Korean state media, the Korean Central News Agency, began referring to its…

Doctors ‘expect the flu to kill at least 4,000 people’ this...

Posted April 10, 2019 12:45:17 Health experts are warning Australia is on track for a killer flu season, with numbers showing three times as many people have been diagnosed with the virus so far this year, compared to the same period in previous years.In March, more than 10,000 people were diagnosed with the flu. In…

Nipsey Hussle memorial erupts into stampede, police say multiple people ‘injured...

Nipsey Hussle‘s memorial service erupted into chaos leaving multiple people injured, police say. Hundreds of people gathered Monday night outside the rapper’s Los Angeles clothing store on the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson where he was shot yesterday to mourn his death. A loud noise, which allegedly sounded like a gunshot, sent the crowd running,…

FA People’s Cup semi-finals

LiveLiveFootball FC lawn mower training celebrationBBC Sport0:20Catch up with the 2019 FA People's Cup first-round highlights on the iPlayerGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryOver 500 teams taking part in semi-finals15 different categories at over 20 different…

Youngest Christchurch victim just 3, as police reveal names of five...

Updated March 20, 2019 19:56:49 New Zealand police have formally released the names of five victims who were gunned down in Christchurch mosques as part of a suspected white nationalist terror attack. Key points:The youngest victim of the attack was just three years oldHaji Daoud Nabi, 71, was the oldest victim and the first to…

I worked at Sky News ‘after dark’ while right-wing guests slammed...

By Rashna Farrukh Updated March 19, 2019 09:48:27 In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, my social media feeds have filled with people expressing their shock and disbelief that something like this could happen in our part of the world.But like Waleed Aly, I wasn't shocked and couldn't understand why anyone else would be…
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