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.
Italy starts to gradually lift social distancing measures. Students share how they feel about returning to school after learning at home during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The US military has launched an unmanned space plane on a mystery mission. Researchers in the UK are working to train dogs to detect the scent of coronavirus COVID-19 in humans. Archaeologists in Mexico unearth mammoth bones in pits they believe were traps built by humans to hunt the huge animals.
Tourism Australia launches a campaign with live streams bringing famous places and landmarks into homes. In sports news, the AFL Competition is due to start again on June 11, the NRL May 28 and Daniel Riccardo changes Formula 1 teams.
Border lockdowns cause tensions between the states and create problems for the restarting of the AFL season. Farmers who provide edible flowers and gourmet vegetables to restaurants are seeing their crops go to waste due to lack of demand.
Australia wins the first Artificial Intelligence Eurovision song contest. Meet a spider zookeeper who looks after over 100 spiders. Check out some interesting inventions including a mobile tiny home and virtual soccer fans.
BtN recognises International Nurses Day which is held every year on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Senior school students share the struggles they are coming up against while studying from home.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber collaborate with fans to make a music video to raise money for charity. An 11 year old Brazilian skateboarding prodigy, Gui Khury, becomes the first person ever to land a 1080 degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp.
BtN gives us the lowdown on the Prime Minister's three step plan to lift Coronavirus restrictions across Australia. VE Day commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II. Plus, learn what a supermoon is and celebrities offer free online classes and tutorials.
The US government is seeking recruits for its new Space Force. Banksy creates an artwork for the NHS. The world's first open water sea sanctuary prepares for the release of two beluga whales into its facility in Iceland.
JK Rowling has launched an online reading initiative with celebrities reading chapters from the Harry Potter books for the online hub ‘Harry Potter At Home’. BtN hears from students in Jordan, The Philippines and Colombia to find out how kids around the world are coping with being stuck at home. A German couple had their wedding at a drive in cinema so their friends could attend while staying safe in their cars.
Scientists track COVID-19 in the community by studying sewerage. Adelaide Zoo keeps animals entertained while the zoo is closed and empty of visitors.
The NRL announces that players will resume training soon and matches at the end of the month. Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have collaborated on a song to raise money for charity. A mystery farmer on King Island has been spreading kindness by anonymously dropping off little gifts and notes to local people.
Social distancing restrictions are eased in the Northern Territory. Captain Tom Moore is promoted to Colonel. People around the world learn new skills while at home in isolation.
For the first time ever, movies released on streaming services or video on demand will be eligible for an Oscar. A moon rock that fell to Earth as a meteorite is going to auction for over 8 million dollars. BtN hears from James Morrison and other jazz fans on International Jazz Day.
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