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Birds’ nests are snug little places: safe, warm, and lined with soft materials to keep the vulnerable babies comfortable and protected.

Birds’ nests are snug little places: safe, warm, and lined with soft materials to keep the vulnerable babies comfortable and protected. For the tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) and its closest relatives, that material is often the fur of mammalian carnivores,…

Takeover offers see shares in Afterpay and Oil Search surge as all sectors of the local share market rise, with the ASX 200 hitting a record high.

The Australian share market has closed at a record high, with gains across all sectors, led by a surge in Afterpay shares. Afterpay was the best performer on the ASX 200 on Monday, followed by rival Zip Santos has increased its…

Existing public health measures aren’t doing enough to curb growing Covid-19 outbreaks in several Australian states.

Existing public health measures arent doing enough to curb growing Covid-19 outbreaks in Australia. Since the Delta variant began running rampant in the state of New South Wales last month, dozens more cases had popped up further along the east…

A new study bodes ill for java lovers but, as with most things, it seems moderation is key

02 August 2021 – 05:00 Yvonne Fontyn A new study that links drinking coffee with dementia and stroke may be a bitter brew for keen imbibers to swallow. But it seems that, like with all our legal vices, moderation is…

Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has spoken out about his estranged husband Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo’s accusations of abuse.

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has responded to abuse allegations allegedly made by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo. Over the weekend, allegations of abuse came to light as the Sunday World reported that Mohale had accused the Idols SA judge of…

Police said a knife fell to the ground during the incident, though “there is no evidence to suggest it was brandished at all”.

“The student and the male have then allegedly assaulted another student at the school,” said Senior Sergeant Peter Robinson. “During this assault a knife has fallen on the ground. At this stage, there’s no evidence to suggest it was brandished…

As firefighters continue to increase containment lines around California’s largest wildfire, some evacuation orders are being lifted and some roads are beginning to reopen in Butte and Plumas counties.

As firefighters continue to increase containment lines around California’s largest wildfire, some evacuation orders are being lifted and some roads are beginning to reopen in Butte and Plumas counties. As of Sunday evening, the Dixie Fire had burned 248,570 acres…

House Democratic leaders called the extension a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge. Some 3.6 billion Americans are at risk of eviction.

People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse on Friday in Boston. Michael Dwyer/AP WASHINGTON House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the…

State-owned lenders welcome ‘need for discipline’ but their private competitors say business is suffering

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) circular to banks for the ‘need for discipline’ led to closure of a large number of current accounts when the deadline for compliance ended July 31. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are the…

The minister is in stable condition and is expected to be discharged in one or two days.

De facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan is currently hospitalised after undergoing a heart procedure last Friday, according to a PAS official. When contacted, PAS information officer Mohd Shahir Abu Hassan confirmed an Utusan Malaysia report which quoted sources who revealed…