Sport 

Ashes EXCLUSIVE: Darren Gough discusses handling pressure and why England need characters

GETTY Darren Gough believes England need more characters It means our interview slot has been reduced to a hurried chinwag in the back of a black cab. The driver is frazzled, stress levels are rising and Gough is desperate for the toilet; elements hardly conducive to a vintage article. Gough, however, offers advice on the art of acting nonchalant under pressure. “I had a shocker one day on Newcastle beach just outside New South Wales,” he says. “I nearly drowned! I got caught in a rip current and drifted a…

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10 Facts 

William Bligh: Top 10 Ten facts about the HMS Bounty lieutenant

1. William Bligh was born in 1754 and served as cabin boy and captain’s servant on HMS Monmouth from 1761, when he was still only six. 2. His father worked as a customs officer. 3. In 1776, he was chosen by James Cook to be sailing master on the Resolution on Cook’s third and final voyage to the Pacific. 4. At the time of the mutiny in 1789, HMS Bounty was on a mission to find breadfruit plants in Tahiti and transport them to the West Indies. 5. Bligh was…

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Science 

Fossilised remains of lion extinct for 19 MILLION years found in Australian outback

Scientists found the fossilised remains of the animal’s skull, teeth, and humerus, or upper arm bone. The lion – which was found in the remote north-western Queensland outback – has been extinct for at least 19 million years.  Researchers say it was part of the same family as kangaroos and koalas – the marsupial family. But, unlike its modern day Aussie descendants it was a meat-eater, armed with a terrifying set of teeth. Experts say they think the lion was about the size of a dog and weighed around 23…

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Sport 

Australia v England: Women’s Ashes first Twenty20 – live!

19th over: England 124-7 (Wilson 21, Hazell 5) Big Perry off-cutter to begin the penultimate over. Wilson lucky to get an inside edge. Better next ball, deploying her lap sweep. Her best stroke, clearing short-fine leg with easy. Two boundaries in two balls for her when Kimmince is unable to drag back a slap shot that has just enough gas to get to the rope. Doing her job here, Wilson. Single to point after making room gives Hazell two to look at. She tries to put the first one out…

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‘I just punched it in the face’: Surfer describes fending off shark – video

British surfer Charlie Fry describes the moment he was attacked by a shark while off the New South Wales coast. Fry, 25, managed to fend off the shark by punching it in the face, a technique he learned from Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who narrowly escaped a shark attack at the J-Bay Open in 2015  ‘Mick, I owe you a beer’: British surfer thanks Fanning after fending off shark • Watch the full interview on 9 News

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Top Stories World 

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

1. A hiker walks through the U-shaped troughs of “The Wave” rock formation at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page, Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017. The Wave is a sandstone rock formation in northern Arizona and was formed by a combination of water and wind erosion and due to its fragile nature, access is limited to only 20 hikers per day. Mark Ralston / AFP – Getty Images 2. Students flee after getting caught during clashes between police and protesters in Nairobi’s Kawangware slum on Oct. 30. Kenyan police used…

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Science 

Phone sensors can save lives by revealing what floor you are on

High-rise rescueMustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty By Chris Baraniuk Knowing the location of an emergency caller can be a matter of life and death. But sometimes those seeking help are too panicked to speak clearly or don’t know where they are. Some callers don’t feel it is safe to speak at all, simply calling 999 or 911 in silence. Now William Falcon and Henning Schulzrinne at Columbia University in New York have come up with a way to use a smartphone’s sensors to pinpoint not only where in a building a caller…

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Science 

Tourism isn't thinking much about climate change and that's a problem

Tourism is contributing to climate change, and it appears there’s not much being done by the industry to address it. Only 21 percent of tourism policies in Australia referenced climate change, according to a paper published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. SEE ALSO: These edible wrappers could help keep plastic out of the ocean “What we found is that they’re not recognising that tourism contributes to climate change. They see it more of an issue they have to address, as opposed to something that tourism contributes to,” the paper’s…

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Sport 

Women’s Ashes 2017: Australia v England, second one-day international – live!

7.28am BST07:28 43rd over: Australia 231-3 (Perry 56, Haynes 46) Haynes tries again, clearing the front leg and giving it everything, but she doesn’t hit it properly. Just as well for the Aussie skipper, as the ball falls short of long-on. Perry does the same in mirror-image, right-hander replacing left. Haynes realises the can’t find the gap straight, so goes a bit more across the line, and hits the gap at midwicket for four. There are two outfielders on that side of the stumps, but space between them. Ok, that’s…

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Science 

Human skull thought to be 6,000 YEARS OLD could be world’s earliest tsunami victim

In 1929, Australian geologist Paul Hossfeld stumbled on a partial human skull in a mangrove outside the coastal town of Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Originally thought to belong to Homo erectus, the skull was subsequently dated to the mid-Holocene period, about 6,000 years ago. Now, new research suggests the bone fragment belongs to the world’s oldest known tsunami victim. Doctor Mark Golitko, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame in the US, worked with colleagues from the Field Museum in Chicago and institutes in Australia, New…

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