With concerns growing over the impact of COVID-19 on the Tokyo Olympics, BTN looks at other times in history when the games have been moved or cancelled. In other news, a tennis champ retires, we find out why seagulls want to eat our chips and a pet snake has a towel removed from its stomach.
Baboons escape a hospital in Sydney, leading to publicity around the use of primates in medical research. Oil exploration abandoned in the Great Australian Bight an the global seed vault in the Arctic receives its 1 millionth variety of seed.
The UK bans heading in soccer for children after research reveals the risk of brain injury. Victoria introduces cash for recycling in an aim to reduce landfill and Leela tells us all about Shrove Tuesday.
COVID-19 spreads across Italy, causing the Venice carnevale to be cut short and soccer matches to be cancelled. Billie Eilish breaks a record with her James Bond theme song. In sports news, there's the Clipsal 500, Women's T20 cricket and A-League soccer.
In this episode of BTN Newsbreak, we learn that scientists believe most methane in the atmosphere is man made, not natural, and that the levels need to be reduced in order to help the climate. Rookie reporter Arush tells us about the languages he speaks on this International Mother Language Day.
TikTok launches a new family safety mode and we learn about the concerns around data being shared via the hugely popular app. Holden fans lament the end of the iconic car manufacturer at the Clipsal 500. A ghost ship turns up in Ireland and a significant archaeological site is unearthed in Peru.
In this episode of BTN Newsbreak, the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency is launched in Adelaide. UNICEF reveals results from a report on the wellbeing of children around the world. An investigation by art conservators has found a painting in the US was actually done by Rembrandt, not one of his assistants, as previously thought. There's also a sauna competition and an incredible mountain bike stunt.
In this episode of BTN Newsbreak there's controversy surrounding Nike's super-fast running shoes and General Motors announces they are scrapping the Holden brand, leading to 600 employees losing their jobs. Plus we hear from Aussies returning from being quarantined on Christmas Island for two weeks.
The BTN Newsbreak team updates us on those people who have been in quarantine due to COVID-19. We get the latest updates on the floods and wild weather in England. Plus, Mohamed Toure becomes the youngest player to score a goal in the A-League and in animal news there’s a baby hippo, an albino elephant and a camel romance.
BTN explains the origins of Valentine’s Day. A cyclone hits Lord Howe Island and there’s record high temperatures in Antarctica. In sports news, the Matildas football team progress through the Olympic qualifiers. In lighter news there’s a baby polar bear, rescued koalas and fashion made from chocolate.
The BTN Newsbreak team covers food wastage and the Westminster Dog Show. Plus there’s baby bear cubs, a beard competition and the world’s oldest man.
This edition of BTN Newsbreak explains why the coronavirus has been renamed COVID-19. We also find out about a newly discovered apex predator dinosaur and in sports news there’s a wrap of the Asian Championships football league competition.
BtN explains how professional sports are shaping professional esports at the FIFA eClub World Cup. Matt talks to the brothers who made their own stop motion animated version of Toy Story and we get to see a world record breaking firework.
Wild weather hits the east coast of Australia and Cyclone Damien reaches land in Western Australia. There's a wrap up of the 92nd Academy Awards, plus night ski racing, llama racing in Ecuador and a heart stopping soccer penalty shoot out in the Japanese Super Cup.
Astronaut Christina Koch touches down on Earth after her record breaking, almost year long space flight, her achievements include an all female space walk and growing plants in space. The AFLW season and the Women’s cricket T20 World Cup are launched. Syrian refugees get to compete in an esports tournament in Jordan. In animal rescue news, there’s a wallaby, koalas and a mountain pygmy possum at Kosciuszko National Park.
BTN gives us the wrap up on the US presidential impeachment and the east coast floods. Astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest ever space flight by a woman, baby pandas have become the star attraction at Berlin Zoo and there's an amazing glass bottle music rendition of Tones and I's hit Dance Monkey.
In this edition of BTN Newsbreak the UK announces a future ban of petrol and hybrid cars. A German artist tricks Google Maps. Plus, a range of new emojis are released, a baboon kidnaps a lion cub and capybaras in a zoo get special treatment due to it being the year of the rat.
Topics covered in this edition of BTN Newsbreak include crops in Africa being decimated by locusts, Greta Thunberg's Nobel Peace Prize nomination, the AFLW launch, carnevale celebrations in Italy and more.
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