The fifth mass extinction killed the dinosaurs. Now we're facing number six

Scientists suspect we are on the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. So how much could human activities be driving the process this time, ask Frederik Saltre and Corey J A Bradshaw.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 7:42 pm

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Are you really insured for bushfires? Here's what you need to know

Insurers have already received about 360 claims from the NSW fires. We run you through what you need to know, what cover you need, and when it's too late to get it.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 7:41 pm

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Cardinal Pell granted final chance to challenge sexual abuse convictions
The ex-Vatican treasurer is given his final chance to challenge his sexual abuse convictions in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 7:13 pm

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Possums 'used as live bait' as three greyhound trainers are suspended

The head of Victoria's greyhound industry insists illegal baiting is not widespread in the sport, after three trainers were allegedly caught using possums for "blooding" racers.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 6:25 pm

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Liana Buchanan's job is to protect Victoria's kids. But a hole in the system that led to 35 deaths makes her 'profoundly angry'

They went to school with rotten food and covered in lice, they came home to watch men beat their mothers, but dozens of children who eventually took their own lives were deemed not at "enough risk" for intervention.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 5:50 pm

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High Court agrees to hear George Pell's appeal against child sex abuse convictions

Jailed Cardinal George Pell is given a final chance to fight his convictions for child sex abuse offences, as the High Court agrees to refer his appeal arguments to a full bench of the court.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 5:37 pm

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Will the real Test-match hopefuls please stand up?

Cameron Bancroft is the only batsman to fire for Australia A as Pakistan bowls out the hosts for just 122 in its tour match at Perth stadium.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 5:05 pm

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'Flies are getting stuck in it': Men tough it out for Movember

Farmers from around the country are doing what they can to take their minds off the drought by embracing Movember and growing a moustache.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 4:05 pm

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Final siren sounds on life of much-loved footballer Kevin Hogan

Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to former South Melbourne footballer and prolific sports writer Kevin Hogan OAM.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 3:23 pm

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Australian bushfires reach Sydney's suburbs
The blazes did not bring the "catastrophic" damage feared in New South Wales but it remains on high alert.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 12:14 pm

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Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages
President Ashraf Ghani says three Taliban militants will be freed for Timothy Weeks and Kevin King.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 9:14 am

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Australia bushfires: 'It's like fireballs exploding in the air'
An Australian town's mayor describes horrific scenes as bushfires sweep through her area.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 3:33 am

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Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem fined $20,000 over AWU rule breaches

Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem tells the ABC "a lesson is learnt" after he is fined more than $20,000 for breaching the rules of the Australia Workers' Union during his five years heading its Victorian branch.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 2:58 am

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World Rally Championship: Rally Australia cancelled due to bushfires
The final round of the World Rally Championship is cancelled because of "catastrophic" bushfires in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 2:36 am

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Farmer 'musters up a few blokes' for return of cricket to outback's 'MCG'

From dusty pastures to dusty pitches — a group of drought-affected farmers have brought a grassless cricket ground back to life for the inaugural Dust Bowl Bash.

Source: ABC News | 12 Nov 2019 | 12:13 am

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Australia bushfires: 'We owe you milk' say firefighters who saved man's house
They saved a New South Wales home - then apologised to the owner for taking his milk.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 12 Nov 2019 | 12:00 am

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Three Melbourne schoolgirls injured by falling tree branch

A girl is in a serious condition and two others have head injuries after they were hit by a falling tree branch as they walked out of a school mass at Parkdale in Melbourne's south-east.

Source: ABC News | 11 Nov 2019 | 10:00 pm

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WA rethinks farm trespass laws after ABC investigation into horse racing industry

WA's Attorney General says he went back to the drawing board on his long awaited draft farm trespass legislation following ABC 7.30's investigation into the horse racing industry.

Source: ABC News | 11 Nov 2019 | 7:40 pm

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Labor, Liberal MPs reject ambulance union proposal for 'halfway' pill testing at festivals this summer

Victoria's ambulance union says "back of house" pill testing should be introduced ahead of the summer festival season, which would see confiscated drugs tested and festival-goers sent mobile alerts if poisonous substances were identified.

Source: ABC News | 11 Nov 2019 | 7:23 pm

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Australian man jailed for 12 years in Vietnam on terrorism charges
Chau Van Kham - a member of human rights group Viet Tan - was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Nov 2019 | 12:58 pm

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Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires?
Politicians have been criticised for skirting questions on whether climate change is worsening a crisis.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Nov 2019 | 3:55 am

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Boxer Ritchie, 27, dies after training session
Tributes are paid to Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie who has died aged 27 after a training session.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 10 Nov 2019 | 3:51 am

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Australia bushfires: 'Unprecedented' fires turn skies orange
More than 90 blazes were raging across New South Wales on Friday.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 8 Nov 2019 | 8:58 am

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