North Korea fires two projectiles edited by Ferratum

North Korea has fired two projectiles, South Korea’s military said, with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a deadlock. The weapons were launched from South Pyongan province in an easterly direction over the sea today, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, without specifying the type of device involved.“We are maintaining readiness… Continue Reading →

ACCC takes Mazda to court for ‘unconscionable’ conduct edited by Ferratum

The consumer watchdog is suing popular carmaker Mazda over alleged “unconscionable conduct and false or misleading representations” it made to its customers over a number of vehicles.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that several Mazda customers who purchased vehicles between 2013 and 2017 that broke down weren’t given enough information about what caused the… Continue Reading →

Mercury retrograde: Science and astrology explain how it’ll affect you edited by Ferratum

People love to freak out about the mysterious phenomenon that is “Mercury retrograde”, sharing pictures and memes about the mysterious and poorly understood phenomenon. The astronomical happening has been observed for hundreds of years and is steeped in astrological superstition tied to ancient Roman Gods and mythology. It’s also an increasingly popular search term on… Continue Reading →

Facebook, Instagram to censor ‘horny’ eggplant and peach emojis edited by Ferratum

Social media is waging a sexually charged war on fruits and veggies.In July, Facebook and Instagram quietly updated the Facebook Community Standards language regarding permissible sexual expression on the social media platforms. (These guidelines cover Instagram, too.)Under the new terms — which were officially enacted in September — pairing an eggplant or peach emoji with… Continue Reading →

Toddlers should be tested for anxiety, depression edited by Ferratum

A government agency has called for children to be screened for mental illness before they even start preschool.In a draft report, the Productivity Commission has recommended toddlers be tested for “social and emotional wellbeing” in order to prevent later issues with anxiety and depression.The report suggests existing medical checks for the physical developments of children… Continue Reading →

Cinnamon to open first Australian store in QLD before Christmas edited by Ferratum

An online job ad has revealed a huge clue that US bakery giant Cinnabon will be opening in Australia within a few short weeks.The famous chain – which is best known for selling the “world’s greatest cinnamon roll” – will be brought back Down Under by Queensland family company the Bansal Group, which has already… Continue Reading →

Plastic bag ban: Single-use bags banned in Victoria from November 1 edited by Ferratum

Victorian retailers who supply single-use plastic bags to customers could be fined $49,500 per offence under new laws that come into effect on Friday.The state’s plastic bag ban applies to retail outlets including supermarkets, fashion boutiques, fast-food outlets, convenience stores and service stations, but also individuals — including those operating online stores and markets —… Continue Reading →

‘Treasure tunnels’ of Templar Knights unearthed in Israel edited by Ferratum

It was the valiant last stand of the Templar Knights. They fought furiously to save civilians – and their treasure. But it all came tumbling down around them. Now, archaeologists are digging through the rubble.“These warrior monks are the stuff of legend and so is their gold,” says National Geographic presenter and archaeologist Albert Lin.… Continue Reading →

Hundreds of koalas burned alive edited by Ferratum

It’s feared hundreds of koalas have been burned alive by an out-of-control bushfire in northern New South Wales that’s raged unchecked for days in the heartland of their prime habitat. The blaze, reportedly caused by a lightning strike near Port Macquarie, has burned more than 2000 hectares, including an important koala breeding ground.Port Macquarie Koala… Continue Reading →

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Visage wants Boris Johnson to ‘sashay away’

Michelle Visage on the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. (BBC) Drag Race linchpin and RuPaul’s right hand woman Michelle Visage has passed her judgement on prime minister Boris Johnson—and it isn’t 10s across the board. Between the arrival of Drag Race UK and her turn on Strictly Come Dancing, 2019 has been a stellar… Continue Reading →