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.
Archaeologists have made a new discovery near the site of Stonehenge. New South Wales is set to introduce a new school curriculum in 2021. Students at a school in South Australia are farming fish to help grow fruit and vegetables using a process called aquaponics.
Authorities are worried about a second wave of Coronavirus as cases increase in Victoria. The Indonesian volcano of Mount Merapi has erupted spreading ash and forcing locals to evacuate. Adelaide Zoo reopens after being closed due to Coronavirus restrictions. People in Tasmania and Antarctica mark the winter solstice with icy dips in the ocean and rivers.
In the lead up to the Winter Solstice, BtN explains what light pollution is and the effects it can have on humans and animals. Some university degrees are set to become more expensive. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles debuts a move that has never been done before. School students talk to soccer star Hakeem al-Araibi about his experiences as a refugee.
Tensions rise between states in Australia as the Premier of South Australia opens borders to Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania only. Australia and the United Kingdom are negotiating a free trade agreement. Wheelchair tennis, mixed double and junior competitions have been dropped from this 2020 US Open tennis tournament.
Marcus Rashford’s successful school lunch campaign and K Pop sensations BTS breaks record for the biggest paying audience for their online concert Bang Bang Con.
A green fireball has been spotted in the night sky of Western Australia, planetary experts believe it may have been a space rock entering our atmosphere. The Victorian Labor Party is in trouble for branch stacking and bribery. Plus, there's adorable police dogs in training.
The Academy of Arts and Science changes the criteria for their annual awards ceremony to encourage more diversity and representation of minority groups. SpaceX launches sixty more satellites to provide cheap Internet to people across the world. AFL fans return as the league allows 25 percent capacity at matches. The Virtual Formula One competition comes to an end.
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.
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