The statue of Black Lives Matter protestor Jen Reid has been taken down as it was put up without permission. New cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Victoria and New South Wales. NASA and the European Space agency release the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun. Get a sneak peek of some of the 100 new emojis set to be released by the Unicode consortium.
Twitter experiences its worst security breach ever with a number of high profile accounts hacked. Floods cause many to flee their homes in Northern India. A statue of protestor Jen Reid has popped up in England in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the place of a statue of a 17th Century English slave trader. More changes have been made to the AFL season in the hopes that the season can be completed despite the lockdown in Victoria with the location and time of the Grand Final still uncertain. Plus, there’s adorable baby animals.
BtN explains what a Stage 4 lockdown would look like in Victoria if the number of Coronavirus cases does not stabilise. The United Arab Emirates Hope Mars mission has been delayed due to bad weather. Meet South Australia’s SES Cadets of the year and their dogs who have been trained to find people.
The NFL team the Washington Redskins has decided to change its name and logo after having the name for 87 years. A meteor was spotted in the night sky above parts of NSW. Plus, hear from Jane Goodall on national chimp day and take a look at some wacky weather.
BtN hears from some Victorian school students who are getting ready to return to home learning after a spike in COVID-19 cases has caused schools to close in areas that are in lockdown. In sports news there’s NRL, the Styrian Grand Prix and a pint size basketball star.
BtN looks into the concerns some governments have over the social media app TikTok. The number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria continues to increase. Aussie NBA star Patty Mills will donate his upcoming match earnings to various anti racism charities and causes including Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody and We Got You. A new rule has been proposed by Netball Australia, but not everyone supports it.
BtN talks to an expert about the debate over wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. David Attenborough has launched a campaign to help keep London Zoo open. In more animal news, there’s dogs delivering groceries, turtles hatching in Thailand and magellanic penguins let loose in a museum in the US.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Melbourne is to go into lockdown for 6 weeks. Brazil’s president has tested positive for Coronavirus. The US Government considers banning TikTok due to concerns over spying.
Melbourne goes into stage 3 lockdown amid a spike in coronavirus COVID-19 cases. And the border is set to close between NSW and Victoria causing worries for people living in places on the border such as Albury and Wodonga. Rescue efforts are underway in Japan after record amounts of rain have caused rivers to break their banks. Space and ocean explorer Dr Kathy Sullivan has become the first woman to reach the bottom of the ocean at the lowest point on Earth, about 11km below sea level.
Residents of public housing towers in Melbourne are told they cannot leave their apartments for any reason after cases of coronavirus COVID-19 have occurred in the high density buildings. Kanye West announced he is running for US president despite not completing any requirements needed to compete in the election, which is set to take place in a few months. Formula One drivers take a knee during a minute's silence for the Black Lives Matter movement at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix.
The UN finds we are throwing out more e-waste than ever, creating e-waste mountains, with only 17 percent of the world's e-waste being recycled in 2019. The AFL announces teams will leave Victoria to train and play in other states. In animal news, there's a Javanese rhino and wildlife is flourishing on the British Isles of Scilly that have banned human visitors.
The UK makes it easier for residents of Hong Kong to move there in the wake of law changes in Hong Kong by the Chinese government. More Victorians living in certain suburbs are in lockdown as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. Plus, there's new research on magpies' calls.
Ten Victorian postcodes have been ordered to go into lockdown to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus. A new security law has been enforced in Hong Kong which has people worried it will impact free speech against the government. Northern Territorians celebrate Territory Day, which is held every year on July 1st, a little differently this year due to social distancing with a school video competition allowing young territorians to tell everyone why they love the NT.
Community television in Australia has been given a last minute reprieve after the Government has extended their licenses for another twelve months. India’s government has banned a range of Chinese owned apps including TikTok. A 14 year old cricketer from Bendigo, Bradman Thompson, has been smashing records, averaging 275 runs for the season.
In this episode of BtN Newsbreak, The Simpsons creators announced that they will no longer use white actors to voice non-white actors. NASA has launched a contest to design a new toilet to be used on the Moon as part of Project Artemis. Plus, there’s groundhogs, a miniature pyramid and space walking on the ISS.
In this episode of BtN Newsbreak, learn how Australia and New Zealand have won the right to jointly host the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup. Europe has been experiencing a heat wave, causing concerns about people abandoning social distancing rules. Plus, there's dragon boat racing, baby pandas, gorillas and a centenarian in the US.
The federal government has announced a financial support package for the Arts industry in Australia. The Louvre is set to open in July after being closed for almost four months. The US Open organisers announced that the wheelchair competition will now in fact be a part of the upcoming 2020 tournament.
Novak Djokovic and other top tennis players have contracted COVID-19 after playing in a tournament with no social distancing. Scientists think they may have discovered a new star. Ecologists have caught some red tailed phascogales and successfully bred the tiny carnivorous marsupials at the Desert Park in Alice Springs. Plus, there’s more baby animal stories from around the world.
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