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Turnbull Government to create Australian space agency

Turnbull Government to create Australian space agency

The Right Honourable Martin Hamilton Smith, Minister for Defence and Space Industries, announced funding of $4 million over the next four years. "So we get to space cheaper and we can do more when we're there". The Northern Territory has also announced that it would join this collaborative bid. Mr Hamilton-Smith said that South Australia was well positioned to take part in the global effort to develop and explore space.


Sydney Airport grounds flights until further notice

Sydney Airport grounds flights until further notice

Global and domestic flights have been delayed at Sydney Airport on Monday morning due to a technical issue. At around 8:30 AM, Sydney Airport took to social media to say that the system issue had been resolved. The "air traffic control system failure" hit about 5am on Monday, on the first day of the NSW school holidays, cancelling some flights and delaying others by hours.


Reports disagree whether North Korea quake was man-made

Reports disagree whether North Korea quake was man-made

The South Korean weather agency said analysts have detected seismic activity of a 3.2 magnitude about 6 kilometers (more than 3 miles) from the site used for nuclear tests. Beijing has cut off imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods in line with United Nations sanctions . The true risk when it comes to North Korea is its cyberattack capabilities.


China urges restraint as N. Korea threatens nuke over Pacific

China urges restraint as N. Korea threatens nuke over Pacific

The natural disaster, which South Korea's Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 30.4 miles from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, the official said. Trump has also signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. This article was first published at 3:10 a.m.


Sri Lanka Cricket to cooperate with ICC corruption probe

Sri Lanka Cricket to cooperate with ICC corruption probe

Even though the governing body has not given any information on the nature of the investigation, it is confirmed that the ACU officers are now in the Asian country having discussions with various players and Sri Lanka Cricket members. However, Wickremesinghe later issued a statement, saying: "At no point I was making allegations against players, what I did was to bring out floating rumors and call for a proper inquiry".


Eliud Kipchoge & Gladys Cherono Take Home Gold Medals at Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge & Gladys Cherono Take Home Gold Medals at Berlin Marathon

With two kilometres to run Kipchoge made his move and Adola had no response, leaving the 2015 victor to pull clear and take another impressive victory - his eighth in nine marathon starts. Rainy conditions slowed the course, considered the fastest in the world. The Kenyan finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions.