Fist-pump photo with Duterte not spy chief's idea, Bishop says

Fist-pump photo with Duterte not spy chief's idea, Bishop says

Updated August 24, 2017 19:35:59 Video: ASIS director-general Nick Warner meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila (Photo: Presidential Broadcast Staff) (ABC News) Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has revealed it was not the Australian spy chief’s idea to pose for a controversial photo with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Key points: A photo shows both Duterte and Warner in the President’s trademark fist-pumping pose Bishop says she is “confident” the photo was not Mr Warner’s idea Human Rights Watch says the image suggests “tacit support” for extrajudicial killings in the…

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Scientists split over snow leopard status

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Image copyrightSnow Leopard Trust Image caption Some experts are critical of the threat to snow leopards being downgradedScientists are deeply divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation has found. Some big cat exerts say their population has stabilised and increased in a number of places. This, they claim, has slowed the overall rate of decline. Others argue that there has been no robust scientific study to prove either that the population has stabilised. Amid the disagreement, top officials from 12 countries within the snow leopard…

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Why I almost quit The Bachelor

Why I almost quit The Bachelor

ELISE Stacy, one of the new favourites to win The Bachelor, has revealed that she nearly quit Ten’s dating show earlier this year. The former Hockyroo jumped into contention last night after her one-on-one date with Matty Johnson. media_cameraElise Stacy has emerged as a frontrunner on The Bachelor.Elise’s father, Phil, turned wingman making the date happen after quizzing Matty about his daughter’s prospects on the show. Elise admits that she grew so frustrated with the lack of attention from Matty up until then that she had considered walking out. media_cameraElise…

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Johnson to stand for mayor of Joondalup

Johnson to stand for mayor of Joondalup

FORMER state MP Rob Johnson has vowed to be a “people’s champion” if he is elected as mayor of  Joondalup. Mr Johnson, who lost his Hillarys seat at the March state election, said he was running because he did not like the direction the City of Joondalup was heading. “I don’t think the council are listening to the people, I don’t think they’re respecting us as much as they should be,” he said. “A lot of people are really hurting in the City of Joondalup thanks to Colin Barnett’s government….

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Can you find artistic inspiration in Canberra? Start with roundabouts

Can you find artistic inspiration in Canberra? Start with roundabouts

Updated August 24, 2017 13:42:41 Photo: Artists Caren Florance and Melinda Smith re-mixed words found on retro signage at Old Parliament House to poke fun at politics. (Supplied: Caren Florance and Melinda Smith) Roundabouts, weasel words and suburbia are among the inspirations for a new exhibition by Canberra artists. The exhibition, titled Lines of Site: Finding the Sublime in Canberra, spans ceramics, glass, painting, photography, letterpress, poetry and sculpture. But it all pays homage to the quirks and joys of living in the capital. “I deliberately went about selecting artists…

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