Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis movie illustrates the rough terrain underlying some parts of the PIGThe melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. New radar images reveal the mighty Pine Island Glacier (PIG) to be sitting on a rugged rock bed populated by big hills, tall cliffs and deep scour marks. Such features are likely to slow the ice body’s retreat as the climate warms, researchers say. The study appears in the…

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Malcolm Turnbull faces revolt from four MPs on Royal Commisison into banks

Malcolm Turnbull faces revolt from four MPs on Royal Commisison into banks

MALCOLM Turnbull has been accused of delaying parliament to avoid an embarrassing backbench revolt over a royal commission into the banking sector. Senior government minister Christopher Pyne today announced the House of Representatives would not return to Canberra for sitting until December 4 — a delay of one week — to deal exclusively with the same-sex marriage bill and to resolve any outstanding citizenship issues. Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson has been quick to accuse the government of a delay to avoid a push by Coalition backbenchers to call for a…

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Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Updated November 20, 2017 09:26:08 Photo:Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the ATP Finals trophy in London. (Reuters: Tony O’Brien) Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career with victory in the ATP Finals in London, sending out a huge statement of intent with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 triumph over David Goffin. The world number six Dimitrov recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the willowy Goffin, but it was a fiercely-fought two-and-a-half hour duel with the Belgian saving four match points before finally…

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Defiant Cambodia PM dares US to cut all aid to his country

Defiant Cambodia PM dares US to cut all aid to his country

Posted November 19, 2017 18:18:00 Photo: There has been a growing push from Hun Sen’s administration to neutralise political opponents. (Reuters: Samrang Pring) Related Story: Calls for Australia to withdraw funding as Cambodia opposition party dissolved Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly challenged the United States to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party. Key points: Prime Minister Hun Sen has cracked down on critics, rights groups and independent media…

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