Prime Minister Scott Morrison discourages people from attending anti racism rallies as they contravene COVID-19 restriction laws. NASA plans to send a rover to the moon to get a close up view of the moon’s surface. The AFL season recommences with a draw between Richmond and Collingwood.
BtN explains the history behind blackface on the stage and screen as streaming services pull TV shows and movies that depict racist images. While other services are choosing to keep such content with a cultural description disclaimer at the start of the video. The Chinese government has given the same protections to pangolins as the giant panda. Plus, find out what kind of training goes into being a professional e-sport athlete.
Protesters across the world have torn down statues of historical figures who have associations with slavery or racist acts. Australia has its first day of no community transmitted cases of COVID-19. The Letterbox project sees young people sending letters to people who might be lonely or living alone during the pandemic lockdown.
A treasure hunter in the Rocky Mountains has found a chest of gold hidden by a millionaire art dealer in 2010. New Zealand ditches all rules around social restrictions after no new cases of COVID-19 have occurred in weeks. School students return to classrooms in Tasmania, making it the last state to reopen schools.
Thousands of Aussies take to the streets to highlight racism in Australia and support the Black Lives Matter movement. This year’s Queen’s birthday honours list recognised contributions of Australians including Tony Abbott, Michael Clarke and Marcia Langton.
Rio Tinto is in the spotlight after the mining company blew up two sacred Aboriginal cave sites in the Pilbara. Thousands held a vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre despite being ordered not to protest this year due to social distancing laws. NRL is back with the Broncos losing 59-0. Plus, there’s more ways that people are getting creative when it comes to social distancing.
BtN commemorates the Tiananmen Square massacre on its the 31st anniversary. A rare Northern Quoll has been caught on closed circuit television after breaking into a hotel in Northern Queensland.
Social media is flooded with black posts as people take part in #blackouttuesday to encourage reflection and support for the black community. People across Australia celebrate Mabo Day online as the usual events are cancelled due to COVID-19. School children in South Australian Riverland discover a new kind of wasp.
Protests against racism continue to take place across America. The SpaceX astronauts settle into the International Space Station. Meet champion drone racer Heath Wibley, who makes and flies drones at high speeds on his family’s farm.
Protests against racism have been ongoing across America after a black man died while in police custody. Two astronauts aboard the SpaceX craft have successfully boarded the International Space Station.
Donald Trump lashes out at social media companies after Twitter labels some of his tweets with a fact check notification. Fortnite player Ninja is hosting a 6 week tournament online in which he is also participating and commentating. Television broadcasters get creative with artificial sound crowds for sporting matches that are being held with no spectators.
BtN commemorates the 20th anniversary of the walk for reconciliation and hears from Aboriginal Australians who were at the time. SpaceX calls off the rocket launch due to bad weather and the NRL season recommences since being called off due to COVID-19.
NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch the first manned rocket into space from the United States since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011. Some of President Donald Trump's tweets have been labelled with a fact check label by Twitter. JK Rowling has released a new book for children called The Ickabog, it is being published in daily instalments online and can be accessed free of charge.
A judge rules on the distribution of funds raised by Celeste Barber for the RFS. Locusts invade parts of northern India, damaging farmland. And in Hamilton, Victoria a mysterious jogger dressed up as a gorilla has been appearing around the country town, baffling locals who want to know his identity.
Students in Queensland and New South Wales return to face to face teaching and deal with the challenge of getting to school after being told to avoid public transport if possible. A huge storm has hit Western Australia, knocking down power lines. New Zealand experiences an earthquake during a press conference with Jacinda Arden. The AFL is set to restart matches on June 11.
A French businessman proposes selling Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as a way to boost the country's finances. An 8 year old in the UK has been making protective visors with a 3D printer at home for doctors and other health workers. Plus there's a wrap up of the innovative ways people around the world are changing the way we live to reduce coronavirus COVID-19 infections.
Celebrities hand over their social media accounts to medical professionals in an attempt to educate the public and slow the spread of fake news. Eastern India and Bangladesh have been hit hard by a super storm caused by Cyclone Amphan. An American musician makes music from the sounds of an Icelandic glacier as a sonic tribute to glaciers melting due to global warming.
A baby whale has been freed from a shark net by a diver. Cyclone Amphan heads towards India and Bangladesh. A short film of the last known thylacine has been uncovered at the National Film and Sound Archives.
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