Palliative care 'is not simply pain management for terminally ill patients'

Palliative care 'is not simply pain management for terminally ill patients'

Posted November 18, 2017 13:18:26 Photo: Dr Sally Williams (centre) believes palliative care is about giving patients control over their lives. (ABC News: Simon Royal) When doctor Sally Williams saw an elderly Aboriginal man crying in a corridor of Katherine hospital, it was a turning point in her career. “He was crying as he was talking to his family, he just wanted to go home,” Dr Williams said. “He knew he was coming to the end of his time. “I was a junior doctor and I was told in no…

Read More

Hong Kong football fans take a stand as Chinese anthem law looms

Hong Kong football fans take a stand as Chinese anthem law looms

As the Chinese national anthem “March of the Volunteers” boomed from the loudspeakers at Hong Kong Stadium, fans erupted into full-throated boos, some waving flags, others covering their faces. Jeering the anthem has become almost routine at Hong Kong international matches since pro-democracy protests in 2014, but now with the prospect of a law that could bring a prison sentence, it’s becoming a more dangerous — and pointed — protest. In October, China introduced a National Anthem Law, which punishes people who “disrespect” the song by up to 15 days…

Read More

Famous Esperance Pink Lake fades, leaving tourists confused

Famous Esperance Pink Lake fades, leaving tourists confused

Posted November 18, 2017 10:20:27 Photo: Historical photos of the bubblegum pink water on Pink Lake capture what made the place famous. (Supplied: Merve Andre) Related Story: WA pink lake attracts Chinese tourists, boosts economy When tourists arrive in Esperance, they make a beeline for the Pink Lake the Western Australian south coast town is famous for. They drive along Pink Lake Road past the Pink Lake laundromat. Half way there, they clock the Pink Lake Butcher and many even stay in the Pink Lake caravan park. But when they…

Read More

Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

By weighing in on Franken, Trump potentially invites another round of scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him — a risk that a source told CNN earlier this week was partially behind his decision to not comment on the Moore controversy. “The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?” Trump wrote of a photo in which Franken appears to grab a woman’s breast while…

Read More

Libya opens probe into slave auctions following CNN report

Libya opens probe into slave auctions following CNN report

“A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation,” Anes Alazabi, an official with the internationally recognized government of Libya’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, told CNN. “Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin.” Alazabi’s agency will be overseeing the probe. Part of its work will be to assess…

Read More