Dinosaur museum brings tourism boost to outback Queensland

Dinosaur museum brings tourism boost to outback Queensland

Updated April 13, 2017 10:00:16 Photo: The chance discovery of a dinosaur bone on David Elliott’s property led to the Age of Dinosaurs in Winton. (ABC Western Queensland: Nicole Bond) Related Story: Outback dinosaur dig unearthing bones up to 98 million years old A permanent open-air dinosaur exhibit has been built over boulders and a gorge in outback Queensland. Dinosaur Canyon is the latest addition to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum in Winton, central-west Queensland. External Link: Facebook timelapse It includes a 300-metre floating concrete walkway that took three…

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Tillerson gets icy reception in Russia amid face-off over Syria

Tillerson gets icy reception in Russia amid face-off over Syria

Posted April 13, 2017 01:00:14 Photo: Rex Tillerson (R) received an icy reception in Moscow from Sergei Lavrov. (AP: Ivan Sekretarev) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been given an unusually hostile reception at talks in Moscow, with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying trust is eroding between the United States and Russia amid the face-off over Syria. Key points: Vladimir Putin doubles down on his support for Syria Russian officials describe US rhetoric as “primitive” and “loutish” Rex Tillerson is holding talks with Sergei Lavrov and may also meet…

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Rugby league clubs put greater focus on developing women's game

Rugby league clubs put greater focus on developing women's game

Posted April 12, 2017 19:20:36 Photo: Female rugby league players from under 6s all the way up to opens. (ABC News: Stephanie Dalzell) Women’s rugby league has taken a giant step towards a fully fledged national competition, with New South Wales and Queensland joining forces to promote the game from juniors to the elites. There will now be an unbroken pathway from under 6’s through to open representatives in both states, and NSW Rugby League chief executive Todd Greenberg said it would increase the standard of women’s rugby league in…

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Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'

Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'

Story highlights “That’s a butcher. That’s a butcher,” Trump said of Assad He was at a news conference with the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “That’s a butcher. That’s a butcher,” Trump said of Assad. “So I felt we had to do something about it.” The stark language is the most blunt terms Trump has used to describe the Syrian president who is accused of war crimes in an attempt to hold onto power during a prolonged civil war. Trump, in the past, has called Assad “evil” and…

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Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail over false escort claims

Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail over false escort claims

Updated April 12, 2017 23:08:59 The Daily Mail has apologised and agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to US first lady Melania Trump after it published an article saying she offered “services beyond simply modelling” in her former job. US President Donald Trump’s wife, 46, had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $US150 million ($200 million) lawsuit against it in New York, claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business. The article, which ran in the newspaper under the…

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