Big is beautiful in Mauritania, but at what cost? Young girls are being force-fed more than 10,000 calories a day, more than five times the recommended amount, to fatten them up for marriage.
Notre Dame cathedral endured the French Revolution and two world wars, but today it's famous spire couldn't survive a devastating inferno that destroyed a large part of the building. The proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland could become an election issue for the Coalition in Queensland and beyond. Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon welcome their first child, amid a vicious trolling campaign being waged against the Duchess.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, with 5597 Australians expected to die from it this year. But it’s also treatable if found early, and could be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. Why are so many Australians being diagnosed with bowel cancer? And how can you prevent it?
The Battle for the Queensland federal seat of Dickson is now underway, with one of the most-watched marginal seats in the upcoming election being held by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton since 2001. Meanwhile, the Coalition has labelled a multi-billion dollar pledge by Labor to help cancer sufferers with out-of-pocket expenses a “hollow phony guarantee”. Leigh Sales sits down with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to discuss the fallout from Israel Folau’s controversial social media post, which has seen the team turn away one of its best players. Plus, Eddie Perfect has gotten his big Broadway break after writing the score for the new Broadway musical Beetlejuice, based on the cult 1980s film.
Guest host Virginia Trioli is in Queensland with LNP Senator James McGrath, Labor MP Terri Butler, Greens Senator Larissa Waters and One Nation candidate Malcolm Roberts to discuss the issues ahead of the May 18 election.
The story of the Sharrouf children and their grandmother's epic fight to find them and bring them home to Australia. If there was one family that represented the alarming tide of Australians flocking to the black flag of Islamic State, it was the Sharroufs. The children of the notorious jihadist Khaled Sharrouf were taken to the self-declared caliphate in 2014. The world learned of them after their father published pictures of his eldest son holding the severed head of an IS prisoner, sending shockwaves around the world. For five years their grandmother, Karen Nettleton, has been trying to reach the children and bring them home. She has mounted several rescue missions, with each one ending in failure. Now, in Syria, she's making a last-ditch effort to save them from a squalid refugee camp. Reporter Dylan Welch and producer Suzanne Dredge have documented the family's experience for four years, travelling with the children's grandmother as she tries to convince the authorities in Syria and Australia to release the family into her care and allow them to return home.
Plastic, Not So Fantastic Australia is stuck in an unsightly and worsening recycling crisis. As Liam Bartlett discovers, our plastic waste is ending up either being buried or worse - exported to countries like Malaysia, a place we are now treating like a garbage bin. Armageddon Outta Here Anyone who thinks five long weeks of a federal election campaign in Australia is going to be a substantial test of patience and sanity should spare a thought for the people of the United Kingdom. In London, the parliament is a complete mess of chaos and confusion, all because of Brexit: the decision taken at a referendum three years ago for the UK to withdraw from the European Union. Giant Leap Charles Wooley travels to Switzerland to watch something incredible - a paralysed man walking. They’re faltering steps, but they signal a giant leap forward for science. And it is all part of a global effort involving the most brilliant doctors and the most courageous patients.
Sunday Night looks at Wim Hof, an extreme athlete who believes he's found the secret to long life. Also, a look at the destruction of the Peruvian Amazon, and women who camp alone, away from menfolk.
Barrie Cassidy presents Australia's most popular political program. As we count down towards the 2019 election, we hear from key players, providing analysis, opinion and robust debate from leading political commentators.
This episode centres on the most mysterious figure in Adnan's case: the state's witness, Jay Wilds. His testimony is the only evidence tying Adnan to Hae's murder. First, we pick up at Adnan's arrest, which has left his friends, family, and defence team scrambling to figure out what the state's witness has alleged about Adnan.
On September 11, 2001, there were approximately 400 members of al-Qaeda who swore loyalty to Osama bin Laden. Sixteen years after the 'war on terror' was declared, and five years after the death of Osama bin Laden, jihad seems to have spread everywhere, with thousands and thousands of militants in dozens of countries, from the western shores of Africa to East Asia.
Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J tackles the big issues of the day, wrestles them to the ground, then submits them to a variety of yoga poses, sporting analogies, and craft activities.
With Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing the federal election will be held on May 18, 7.30 political correspondent Laura Tingle and ABC election analyst Antony Green take a look at what can be expected from the campaign, and the seats to watch. The Federal Court has ruled News Corp Australia's The Daily Telegraph defamed actor Geoffrey Rush. Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons responds to Israel Folau's controversial social media post condemning homosexuals, atheists and drunks to hell. Plus, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorean government withdrew his asylum.
In part three of a special series on superannuation, 7.30 looks at self-managed super funds and why they’re not suitable for everyone. US gaming giant Wynn Resorts has pulled out of a multibillion-dollar takeover of James Packer’s Crown Casino empire. Plus, Chamber Pot Opera is taking opera from the grandest venue to the smallest room in The House.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen addresses the National Press Club.
In part two of a special series on superannuation, 7.30 looks at whether your super is in safe hands. Our nearest neighbours, Indonesia, go to the polls to elect a new president in just over a week. Plus, Bluey - the hit Australian children’s cartoon set to go global with Aussie accents intact.
Hong Kong has more ultra-rich people than any other country, yet one in five people still live in poverty. This program asks: Why is the gap between rich and poor so extreme?
Democrat or despot? Brazil's new strongman is cracking down on rampant crime - but many fear the 'Trump of the Tropics' is turning his country into a police state, Sally Sara reports.
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