As the World Health Organisation declares COVID-19 a pandemic, America closes its borders to flights from Europe and the NBA suspends the basketball season. The Matildas qualify for the Olympics. Katy Perry puts on a concert in Bright, Victoria. A tiny flying dinosaur skull, the smallest ever found, has been discovered in Myanmar. It is called the Oculudentavis khaungraae and resembled a hummingbird.
Led Zeppelin wins a copyright case around the song Stairway to Heaven. A new discovery has been made which explains why dogs have such a powerful sense of smell. In sports news Grand Prix driver Daniel Riccardo and NBA basketball star Tacko Fall are put through their paces by primary school children.
The whole of Italy goes into lockdown in an attempt to prevent further spread of COVID-19. BtN gets up close and personal with a baby thorny devil at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Eleven year old skateboarder Sky Brown is on track to be Britain's youngest ever Olympian.
BtN has all the latest news on the T20 Women's cricket world cup final and International Women's Day. We meet performers from the Pilbara getting crowds up and moving at Womadelaide. Plus, there's some inspirational veteran athletes.
A 13-year-old student wins a NASA essay writing competition to name their newest Mars rover; his choice of name was Perseverance. A team of scientists will be exploring the midnight zone of the Indian Ocean with a deep sea explorer called Nekton. In sports news there's the T20 World Cup, NBL finals and a daredevil walks on a tightrope across an active volcano.
BTN takes a trip around the world to see how countries are dealing with and affected by COVID-19. University of Canberra Capitals win the WNBL championship for the second year running. NASA is taking applications for places on the International Space Station.
In today's BTN Newsbreak, two massive tornadoes hit the US state of Tennessee and we meet an aspiring Paralympian. An 11-year-old receives a bionic arm in the style of R2D2 and gets to show it off to Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.
This BTN Newsbreak gives us the latest on COVID-19 and the measures we should be taking to reduce infection. Researchers reveal that the growing danger of coastal erosion due to rising sea levels could lead to the loss of beaches. In sports news, there's the T20 World Cup and NBL finals. Plus, Korean superstars BTS top the US music charts.
In this episode of BTN Newsbreak there's a wrap up of some very different events; the National Plastics Summit, Mulletfest 2020 and a wife carrying competition. Plus, a baby hippopotamus is named at the San Diego Zoo.
The BTN team explains why we have a leap day every four years. Japan takes drastic measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In sports news, there’s the latest from the women's T20 World Cup and high school female wrestler Heaven Fitch beats the boys to become State champion.
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.
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