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Thousands Protest Lockdown in Sydney Amid COVID-19 Surge

Planet Money

00:58 sec | 1 d ago

Thousands Protest Lockdown in Sydney Amid COVID-19 Surge

"Reported. 176 new locally acquired Covid cases today at third consecutive daily record with nearly all cases in the state of New South Wales. There were protests against a month long coronavirus lockdown in three cities. The BBC's Phil Mercer reports on demonstrators who clashed with police in Australia's largest city. Of Sydney. Wait, What freedom wait, What Greater freedom was the cry As thousands of anti lockdown demonstrators marched through Sydney. Some brought their Children and few were wearing masks. There were scuffles with the police and roads were blocked. Health officials sent large protests in three Australian cities would put lives at risk. The police said the consequences could be disastrous. Sydney has been in lockdown for a month. Yet it's covid 19 outbreak appears to be getting much worse.

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Thousands Protest Lockdown in Sydney Amid COVID-19 Surge

The Newsroom

01:25 min | 1 d ago

Thousands Protest Lockdown in Sydney Amid COVID-19 Surge

"People have been arrested in Sydney as thousands of anti lockdown protesters breached Covid 19 restrictions in the center of Australia's biggest city. Demonstrations have also taken place in Melbourne and Brisbane. 14 million Australians are under strict stay at home orders as the authorities struggle to contain a surge in Delta variant. In fact, Our correspondent in Sydney, Phil Mercer told me more about the protests. The New South Wales police minister is a man called David Elliott. And he says that there were 3.5 1000 very selfish. Boof heads on the streets of Sydney today, buff head is an Australian colloquialism. Meaning idiots, and I'm sure that there will be many millions of Australians in lockdown who will agree with those sentiments? Clearly, there is frustration in the community. There is anger. There is uncertainty. There is on fear as well concerned about the slow rates of vaccinations in this country, but most Australians are pretty compliance. Trying to do the right things. So the authorities very concerns about these events in Sydney today and in Melbourne and Brisbane Health officials saying that these large protests in those three Australian cities will put lives at risk.

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Half of the Great Barrier Reef's corals have died since 1995

WBZ Midday News

00:39 sec | 10 months ago

Half of the Great Barrier Reef's corals have died since 1995

"Say more than half the corals that make up the Great Barrier Reef have died over the last quarter century. The die off blamed on record temperatures. There is no time to lose. That's the stark warning from Australian researchers about the health of the world's largest reef system. They say it's coral has been under a sustained attack by warmer seas driven by climate change. This causes bleaching under stress. The corals expel symbiotic algae, which lives In their tissues and gives them their color and energy. The study asserts that this is compromising the great barrier reef stability to recover that is the BBC's Phil Mercer. In Burlington. There's now a name for the

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Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995

BBC World Service

00:42 sec | 10 months ago

Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals since 1995

"Scientists in Australia say more than half of the corals that make up the Great Barrier Reef have died over the past 25 years because of warmer seas. Phil Mercer has more details. There is no time to lose. That's the stark warning from Australian researchers about the health of the world's largest reef system. They say it's coral has been under a sustained attack by warmer seas driven by climate change. This causes bleaching under stress. The corals expel symbiotic algae, which lives in their tissues and gives them their color and energy. The study asserts that this is compromising the great barrier reefs ability to recover.

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Western Australia prepares for 'once-in-a-decade' storm

BBC World Service

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Western Australia prepares for 'once-in-a-decade' storm

"A storm has made landfall across a huge straight to the coast of Western Australia bringing torrential rain and powerful gales the emergency services a cooling it a once in A. decade events from Sydney his Phil Mercer all of Australia's west coast is at risk from destructive winds heavy rain and it normally high tides waves up to eight metres of full costing some areas residents have been warned to expect flooding and power cuts the storm is the remnants of tropical cyclone mango that's combining with the cold fronts the result is expected to be unusually severe conditions across hundreds of kilometres of coastline including tough a city of two million

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New Zealand team in Australia for rugby league season

BBC World Service

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

New Zealand team in Australia for rugby league season

"A rugby league team from New Zealand arrives in Australia today the first foreign nationals to be allowed into the country since it started easing its coronavirus restrictions the New Zealand warriors are the only overseas team to play in Australia's national rugby league competition at the end of may the players will go go into quarantine for fourteen days our correspondent Phil Mercer reports from Sydney border force officials have given thirty six plants and stuff from the New Zealand warriors special permission to fly to Australia the team will go into isolation in Tamworth the regional city north of Sydney the place will stay in a motel attached to a sports grounds ahead of the planned restart of Australia's national rugby league competition it intends to be the first major sports in the country to resume it season as Australia begins to wind back some of its cozied nineteen

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China reports no new infections outside Wuhan

BBC World Service

01:52 min | 1 year ago

China reports no new infections outside Wuhan

"China there is some positive news from China today regarding the corona virus outbreak the president province of Hubei at the center of the epidemic is registered no new cases outside the city of Wuhan for a second consecutive day a Chinese official says the lockdown of residence in who break could be ending soon elsewhere though governments are increasing measures to try to contain a sharp rise in infections that in Australia one of the latest news there is being to banned tourists from visiting aboriginal settlements and I also Sydney correspondent Phil Mercer what the thinking was behind that specific measure essentially it's using geography to try to fortify remotes indigenous settlements against the spread of the code of eight nineteen virus now these remotes aboriginal communities often only have one oh two roads in or out in the idea raises that some of these communities will for Bates visitors who've been to China Iran South Korea Japan it's silly and they won't let the main for the next three months so this is a way for indigenous people to try to get some sort of control given that the Australian government believes that indigenous people a one of the groups most vulnerable to the corona virus and this is what because of pre existing health conditions that that might exist yes you have to remember that the indigenous Australians suffer higher rates of ill health imprisonment poverty more than anyone else and they also suffer high rates of diabetes and renal conditions but also housing is invariably chronically overcrowded and some of these communities to Saudi authorities believe that these pre existing conditions and these other problems could be extremely flat tile ground full of virus light cove it

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Warne's 'baggy green' cap sale raises A$1m for bushfire victims

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Warne's 'baggy green' cap sale raises A$1m for bushfire victims

"An Australian red cross appeal on behalf of victims of the bushfires has received a boost with the proceeds from an unusual charity auction a baggy green cap donated by the quicker they Shane Warne fixed more than a million Australian dollars his Phil Mercer Australian cricketers the presented with that Banky green caps on that test debut players receive only one during their careers and they are highly prized but Shane Warne put his up for auction he said he was totally blown away as very competitive bidding drew to a close Sir Elton John Lewis Hamilton and Kylie Minogue have joined a growing list of celebrities who donated to those affected by the bushfires

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Australia fires: Navy rescues people from fire-hit Mallacoota

BBC World Service

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Australia fires: Navy rescues people from fire-hit Mallacoota

"The the Australian Australian prime prime minister minister has has sent sent his his country's country's entering entering a a critical critical few few days days with with extreme extreme fana fana conditions conditions for for Costa Costa sanitary sanitary Scott Morrison has been criticized for his failure to address the wild for a crisis since it began in September he is Phil Mercer thanks a thousand people have been boarding to navy ships off the coast of molecules up which is being console since fires tool through the area on new year's eve others have been flown out buying military helicopters but those who remain have been told it could be two weeks before the road three open across the border the mass exodus from southern parts of New South Wales is continuing residents and tourists of being just a gas out while they can

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"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A long term response to the crisis the press conference a short time ago he was asked about criticism of his government's immediate response once focused my whole life run through these walking lost out on I have not agreed with what this families that will have about nappies for their children for me I have read through this site is sponsored by a completely inadequate new restaurant doesn't help no I can understand the frustration and that's what we signed the circumstances some of these parts of the country very difficult for the slightest already tonight and cease to be able to get the supporting tour this is a far from that was running pretty much all the way up the New South Wales board up all the way up to the to the to the operators of the self caused and and like the Joe sits right in the middle and I know the area very well and so there are many areas that are in that situation right now and and and that's why it's important to allow the response to just roll out and do it as effectively as quickly and safely as possible Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison I'll stack correspondent Phil Mercer about the Australian navy's plan to evacuate people from the coastal town of Malibu to this is a popular seaside resorts about five hundred kilometers to the east of Melbourne it's being console since those new year's eve fires and circled the town thousands of people remained stranded that the navy we understand is to evacuates about five hundred people by boats so relief for them but frustration and anxiety for all of those who are left the Australian military is also sending in helicopters as well so this is a military operation that is helping the firefighting effort that continues to battle dozens of blazes not just here in New South Wales all the state of Victoria we did hear that imparts of Western Australia on the other side of the continent a catastrophic fire warning has been issued with temperatures will reach the mid to high forties and things actually expected to get worse on Saturday hard to believe that the.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Prison warden what must it be like for the people who have to take a life you know what is it like for your livelihood to be typed the taking of human life the take away we'll be right back after these headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laurie London Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blasting house speaker Nancy Pelosi for withholding the articles of impeachment against president trump the house impeach trump last week for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine as NPR's miles parks reports lawmakers remain at an impasse over the structure of an impeachment trial in the Senate Chuck Schumer the top Democrat on the Senate has given press conferences each of the past two days he says McConnell doesn't allow new witnesses or forced president trump's White House to produce requested documents in the American people will view the Senate trial as a sham process a central expected to start shortly after the new year but it can't begin into house Democrats officially turned over the articles of impeachment house speaker Nancy Pelosi says he's waiting to do that until she hears more details about how the Senate trial work the colonel laughed when asked about the delay on fox news on Monday any continues to say that there's no leveraging withholding something the other party doesn't even want miles parks NPR news Australian prime minister Scott Morrison is promising to give some volunteer firefighters up to four weeks of paid leave for battling the huge bush fires that have ravaged parts of that country the BBC's Phil Mercer reports nearly a thousand households in the prime minister's home state of New South Wales have been destroyed by fire since the beginning of July has the charred remains of devastated towns are inspected the true extent of Australia's bush five crisis is gradually emerging almost one thousand homes have been lost in New South Wales all that's left of many a contorted metal roofs will scorch breaks the residents it's a miserable sites this repeated time and time again recovering from a disaster on this scale could take years and for some homeowners as the decision whether to rebuild in fire prone areas won't be an easy one Stillman Mercer of the BBC reporting the department of defense has identified a soldier who died in Afghanistan yesterday he is thirty three year old sergeant first class Michael J. global of Washington township New Jersey and peristiwa hoodie reports from Islamabad the Taliban had claimed responsibility for global staff in the northern province of condos at the time they sent reporters a picture of Goebbels ID card and a gruesome image which they claim was from the attack that brazen of knowledge mint may pose a challenge to American officials were trying to finalize a deal with the Taliban that will allow the stroll of thousands of troops from Afghanistan talks of already be halted twice after similar attacks Goebel was the twentieth US service member killed in action in Afghanistan this year the Dow closed down thirty six points on today shortened pre Christmas session this is NPR live from KQED knew some Brian white for San Francisco supervisors are calling on planning commissioner Dennis Richards to resign Richards has come under fire for buying out tenants in the building he bought fixed up and tried to sell for a much higher price Richards is taking a leave of absence he's told reporters the building needed work and its tenants asked to be bought out the examiner reports that supervisors Hillary ronin dean prestin Aaron Peskin and Matt Haney called on Richards to step down Alameda county plans to sell its stake in the Oakland Coliseum to its current tenant the eighties county supervisor unanimously voted in favor of the move in a special meeting yesterday KQED Serra Husayni reports supervisors approve the sale of their half share in the stadium and the arena to the Oakland Athletics for eighty five million dollars they're hoping the money will help relieve the county's debt incurred nearly twenty five years ago for remodeling of the Coliseum when the readers came back from LA Dave kaval is president of the eighties which is exploring building a new downtown ballpark at Howard terminal and redeveloping the Coliseum property in east Oakland Tom we've worked all year to get to this day and actually to have the final unanimous vote of the supervisors tremendous leadership here in our community to ensure the eighties are here for many generations.

"phil mercer" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KCRW

"For being away while populated parts of his country burn the B. B. C.'s Phil Mercer has more from Sydney this week Australia has enjoyed intense bush fires and a record heat wave wallet toxic smoky haze engulfed Sydney that what catastrophic file warnings lives in homes were lost but the prime minister was on holiday Scott Morrison was criticized for being in Hawaii during the crisis he came home and apologized temperatures today have fallen by up to twenty degrees and emergency crews are hoping they can bring more of the places under control the BBC's Phil Mercer three months after Afghanistan held a presidential election preliminary results are out today and Jennifer glasse reports from Kabul the incumbent has barely one prison Ashcraft on east fifty point six percent majority represents fewer than a million votes September's election threatened by the Taliban had a dismal voter turnout of about one point eight million his main challenger Abdel of do look at thirty nine point five percent but he said he will not accept the results he doubts the validity of three hundred thousand votes that may have helped Connie two years ago today president trump signed a bill to cut individual and corporate taxes saying it would pay for itself with faster economic growth but NPR Scott Horsley reports it hasn't worked out that way the tax cut did provide a short term boost for the economy GDP growth climb to near three percent in the first year after the law took effect propelled in part by stronger business investment but that growth spurt quickly fizzled out business investment has declined in the last two quarters and overall economic growth has slowed to just over two percent as a result the tax cut didn't come close to paying for itself as the administration promised it would corporate tax revenues fell thirty one percent in the first year after the cut more Americans disapprove of the tax cuts and think it was a good idea according to a Gallup poll just fourteen percent of taxpayers believe their own tax bill went down.

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Bushfires spreading in Australia

Raul Campos

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Bushfires spreading in Australia

"Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has returned home from Hawaii vacation to raging bush fires and to widespread criticism for being away while populated parts of his country burn the B. B. C.'s Phil Mercer has more from Sydney this week Australia has enjoyed intense

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Illness we were at a public swimming pool of let people have gone to cool down that was closed because the air quality was so hazardous so it's very very hot so is being very very smoky in much of New South Wales and on Saturday conditions are expected to once again be extremely hazardous north side only for residents but of course those firefights as many of them volunteers on the frontline and again I mean the political ramifications all of Australia's dependence on coal exports he is leading to more more people being critical of Australia's position vis a vis climate changes and yes and when we've seen that in the climate protest that we've witnessed across Australia in recent times there is growing and get in Australia that it many Australians consider that country to be lagging behind but the global effort to address climate change Phil Mercer that from Saturday in New Zealand it's gonna be illegal to possess military style semi automatic guns the band follows an attack in March by gunmen on a mosque and Islamic center in the city of Christ's church that killed fifty one people an amnesty on the weapons that scene tens of thousands of guns handed into police come soon and later today from Christ Church don't even some reports on the fifteenth of March.

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New Zealand bans foreign political donations amid interference concerns

BBC World Service

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

New Zealand bans foreign political donations amid interference concerns

"Ahead of its general elections next year in New Zealand is introducing restrictions on foreign political donations and advertisements on social media using his justice minister Angelus who said the measures were aimed at protecting the country's democracy this is Phil Mercer reports new Zealand's government to set the risk of foreign interference in elections including financial contributions wasn't growing international problem the new limit for political donations from overseas will be thirty three dollars officials didn't say which countries have prompted the move but experts believe that China's activities with the catalyst that also be changes to one nine political advertisements to combat what New Zealand cents was an avalanche of fake news social media rides in elections overseas

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Would-Be Chinese Defector Details Covert Campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan

New Yorker Radio Hour

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Would-Be Chinese Defector Details Covert Campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan

"Seats a man claiming to be a former Chinese fire was seeking asylum in Australia alleges there are Chinese intelligence operations in Hong Kong Taiwan and Australia the BBC's Phil Mercer has more newspapers are reporting Mr **** is in hiding in Sydney after providing a sworn statement to Australia's domestic spy agency he alleges that Beijing has infiltrated Hong Kong pro democracy movements meddled in Taiwan's elections and interfered in Australia's internal affairs a senior official has reportedly said the challenge for security agencies in Cambre is to separate fact from

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Phil Mercer has the details reports suggest most want to be part of the world's newest nation a result is doing December bots if the vote does favor independence a final decision will be made in time by the PNG parliaments the referendum was at the heart of a peace agreement in two thousand and one it followed a long and brutal civil war for telephone lines writes in mining but if he is interim government has accused the ousted president evo Morales of sedition and terrorism Mr others who fled to Mexico after weeks of protests treated the legal action against him was a farce his Candace pit live his caretaker government filed a complaint against everyone on this one investigations began into the activities of his allies they accused of fomenting unrest official site to the telephone recording which they allege was Mr moralis ordering supporters to blockade Bolivia's cities houses being choked by road blocks for weeks meanwhile the Congress is debating when to hold a new election the disputed presidential vote last month cpops nationwide protests in which dozens of diet I've also been anti government protests in Colombia where authorities say three people were killed on Thursday defense ministry said the deaths place in the western region of EA Kalka the one day general strike was called to protest against the government's handling of the economy and corruption human rights groups join the action to condemn what they said was the government's failure to one or a peace deal with the FARC rebels president trump has declared he'd like a full trial in the Senate if the house of representatives voted to impeach him over Ukraine in an interview with fox news Mr trump said he was angered by what he'd heard during this week's impeachment hearings and he was particularly critical of the former US ambassador to Ukraine who testified against him ambassador that you know everybody says is so wonderful she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy okay she's in charge of the embassy she wouldn't hang it it took like a year and a half or two years for her to get the picture up to tumble says that he wanted the anonymous whistle blower who raised concerns about his call with Ukraine's president to testify the Greek prime minister a Kerry out because its attack is says he's failed to convince other European Union states to take in a total of about three thousand unaccompanied child migrants he lamented what he called a lack of solidarity and accused you of sometimes hiding behind money to avoid taking difficult political decisions listening to the latest world news it's coming to you from the BBC the United Nations has suspended its work with the Roman Catholic charity caritas in the Central African Republic after the merge that its country director was a convicted paedophile the U. N. said it had zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse the governing body of world athletics is hosted the process of reinstating Russia because of new suspected breaches of anti doping rules the agency said it was not only considering expelling Russia but could also scrap a provision that allows some Russian athletes to compete as neutrals grant ferret ripples this announcement marks a serious setback for Russia's hopes of taking part in the Olympics next year in Tokyo it was originally banned from international competition four years ago of the evidence of a state sponsored doping program was uncovered since then it's been battling to be readmitted but on Thursday the athletics integrity unit accused the head of Russian athletics and other senior officials of obstructing its investigations into a high jumper we've been competing internationally as a neutral a spokeswoman for the Russian athletics federation said its lawyers were examining the new allegations leaders of Britain's four main political parties face tough questions on their policies from a television studio audience ahead of next month's general election the conservative prime minister Boris Johnson was deflected from defending his flagship plan to take Britain out of the European Union by a host of other questions in particular over funding for the National Health Service a Polish television station has decided to move its planned new year's eve celebrations after a campaign prompted by fears for bass the station T. V. P. N. planted event with open at concerts and fireworks near tough trip national park the local authorities raised concerns that the noise could wake bands from their hibernation something that could lead to them die BBC news support for the world comes from Atlassian whether it's keeping thousands.

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All modern humans originated in northern Botswana, study says

BBC World Service

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

All modern humans originated in northern Botswana, study says

"A scientific study has suggested that all humans alive today originate from a region now in northern Botswana south of the Zambezi river the study published in the journal nature trace the human family tree using hundreds of samples of maternal DNA from living Africans from Sydney Phil Mercer reports scientists in Australia believe fei free rates in human history they say our ancestral homelands was near a giant lake in southern Africa researchers have traced an ancient family tree using samples of mitochondrial DNA which a polished from a mother to her child however other experts doubt that the human story can be reconstructed aids from this type of genetic analysis alone previous studies have suggested our origins lie in eastern Africa

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Thousands rush to climb Australia's Uluru on last day before permanent closure

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Thousands rush to climb Australia's Uluru on last day before permanent closure

"Thousands of Australians are hoping to claim one of the country's best known landmarks before a permanent ban on scaling it takes effect on Saturday Lou Lou in the Northern Territory was handed back to its original owners the Anangu indigenous people thirty four years ago that a guard the raucous secrets Phil Mercer has this report thousands of people have poured into the room in recent weeks for the chance to reach the summit for one last time before the band comes into force indigenous groups in central Australia however have never won T. visitors to scale the giant red rock they believe it say crates and has a power and the spirituality like no where else in recent years the number of tourists scaling has gradually fallen but some say the Rockies for everyone and believe the climb shouldn't be

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Australian papers redact front pages to expose government secrecy

All Of It

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Australian papers redact front pages to expose government secrecy

"Australian newspapers have blacked out their front pages as part of a nationwide campaign for media freedom they say the government strict security legislation prevents them from keeping the public properly informed the action was triggered by raids on a broadcaster after the publication of stories based on leaked classified information from Sydney Phil Mercer ripples the unprecedented front page protest is meant to put pressure on the Australian government to exempt reporters from laws restricting access to sensitive information in June the police raided the headquarters of the Australian broadcasting corporation and the home of a newspaper editor on suspicion of receiving national secrets the media insisted that basic freedoms were being ignored the prime minister Scott Morrison said he supported a free press but warned that journalists were notes above

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Australia Abortion Laws: Terminations Now Legal in New South Wales

BBC World Service

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Australia Abortion Laws: Terminations Now Legal in New South Wales

"New South Wales has become the lost Australian states to decriminalize abortion there was applause in the state's lower house after the bill was passed passed a final vote from Sydney Phil Mercer following in marathon debate ten weeks of protest abortion is no longer a crime in Australia's most populous state the new law allows terminations up to twenty two weeks gestation or later if to specialist doctors of great the legislation in New South Wales provoke deep splits within the center right government. takes believe the lower is a defeat for humanity but supporters say that women seeking an abortion will no longer be treated like criminals

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 Australia tries to curb foreign interference at universities

Hugh Hewitt

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Australia tries to curb foreign interference at universities

"Australia will investigate foreign interference Senate's university Australia is worried that China could be exerting too much influence at its universities students demonstrating here in support of pro democracy activists in Hong Kong say they've been under surveillance by individuals loyal to Beijing Andrew hasty a government Tempe has warned that China's ambitions threaten to erode Australia sovereignty and freedoms a new task force will investigate foreign interference at universities but some academics argue the debate is being over run by anti China hysteria B. B. C.'s Phil Mercer

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China arrests Australian academic on suspicion of spying

BBC World Service

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

China arrests Australian academic on suspicion of spying

"The Australian academic and political commentator young home Joan who was born in China has been formally arrested fair for spying Australia's foreign minister Marie Spain said Dr young had been held for more than seven months Phil Mercer reports from Sydney doctor Yang has been under investigation for allegedly harming China's national security but Australian officials of being told he's now suspected of espionage the former Chinese diplomats is being detained in Beijing without access to family or lawyers since January the Australian government said the writer has been held in harsh conditions media reports have suggested that if convicted he could face years in prison or the death penalty

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of people around the world with diseases such as denny zeka and yellow fever phil mercer reporting and that's the latest abc news thanks for the latest hello and welcome to newsday lawrence in china with you this morning donald trump's nominee for the premium court on the way and more on the rescue operation in thailand for poison their coach still in the cave some of the boys rescues been able to see their families but not get a hug yet doing warranty and that jerry musician coup at plays everywhere except nigeria why because he doesn't want to disappoint his that more and that speaks to allen kosugi later now technically you don't need to be a lawyer to be appointed to the us supreme court all you need is a nomination from the president in practice of course they are the brightest lawyers in the country they still need nomination though donald trump has made the second pick for justice at the supreme court of his term in office brett cavanaugh will serve as the next justice in a lifetime position that is if he's approved of course it's president trump's second appointee in his eighteen months in office and cements a conservative streak to the court i spoke to cori at breath neider about what that means he's a visiting professor of law at fordham law school in new york supreme court often has the final word on some of the most controversial issues of the day so for instance the supreme court has protected the right of women in this country to have an abortion it's protected the right of gay couples to marry and have sexual relations with one another free from criminal law and there are also issues that the supreme court will decide about the extent of the federal government's power in areas like environmental regulation we always knew that the nominee from president trump is going to have conservative credentials what makes brad kavanagh then stand out i think one reason why he's standing out now going to get a lot of scrutiny is that a justice that just retired justice kennedy who cavanaugh had actually worked for as a younger man was a defender of many of the things i talked about he was a defender of abortion rights and he was actually the creator of the right to gay marriage and defender of of various gay rights so the fact that he's resigned he was the swing vote the fifth boat i many of these cases this next justice is going to really decide these issues so there's a lot a lot of scrutiny on this justice we have some reason to think he is much more conservative than his mentor justice kennedy there's a case for instance where he ruled that a woman in custody for an immigration violation minor child did not have a right to an abortion also understand that he stands against sitting presidents being investigated which in donald trump presidency you can sell controversial this is going to be yes there's a law review article that i think says what you're saying he was also part of the ken starr team and the ken starr team was looking at a possible crimes and misdeeds by president clinton and that team said that the president could be indicted so i don't know which is the real cavenaugh that's one thing certainly that has to be asked about me hearing another question is whether or not it would be appropriate for him being appointed by justice at by president trump to be sitting on a court that's making a decision about the constitutionality of that investigation or if it came down to it of the indictment over president one argument i think is that he might be asked by senators to recuse himself into commit to.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Queensland health department in australia often roosevelt at four patients including three babies received potentially contaminated tissue transplant from a donor with brain cancer our correspondent phil mercer is in sydney well any mistakes involving surgery that involve children are extremely distressing and the queensland state government says that the review into this bongo will last until the end of the year what we know is the four patients a young adult three babies received heart graft tissues from that donor with brain cancer now the mistake came to light during an unrelated audit a few weeks ago these surgeries took place last year so very distressing time for everyone involved the health authorities in queensland have said sorry to the families and to the pay patience and health officials in the northern state of queensland here in australia are stressing the risk to those patients is very very low but of course other patients who've been involved in this heart valve program over the years will also be asking themselves were there procedures safe this is a scandal that's only going to get worse i think for health authorities in queensland government bosses now in queensland there's a heart valve bank that is being distributing tissues to patients rights across australia mainly children and infants who've been suffering from heart disease now in january this heart valve bank was closed down jude we understand to an unrelated complaints of mismanagement so we have the bank has been closed down for most of the year because of these complaints and now the scandal involving these three babies as well and that will be the heart of this investigation that is due to report by the end of the year phil mercer in sydney charles has some other stories from our news desk a group of masked men has attacked a room a camp in ukraine killing one person and injuring four others including a child the attack which happened on the outskirts of the western city of vive is the latest in a series of assaults on the country's roma communities police said the mosque individuals use batons and a knife to attack the camp a small team of canadian troops has arrived in mali to take part in the un peacekeeping mission to the country the advanced team which will help with logistics will be followed by a larger canadian contingent within the coming weeks a total of fifteen thousand peacekeepers have been stationed in mali since two thousand thirteen more than one hundred of being killed despite a peace deal signed between the government and rebels three years ago police in jamaica are investigating the murder of an elderly british couple living on the island the bodies of charlie and gail anderson who were both in.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3

WLRH 89.3 HD3

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3

"Dollars to restore and protect the great barrier reef the world heritage site lost thirty percent of its coral in the last two years mainly from bleaching linked to rising sea temperatures the bbc's phil mercer has more the australian government says the multimillion dollar pledge is the single largest investment ever in the great barrier reef they'll be new measures to reduce the flow of fertilizer from farms into the reef and a war will be waged on correlating starfish ministers say they'll be efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change but they gave no specific details critics accused them of being hopelessly unable to tackle the climate emergency facing australia's greatest natural treasure bbc's phil mercer reporting from sydney the annual white house correspondents dinner was held in washington dc last night comedian michelle wolf headlined the event taking jabs at lawmakers white house staff and president trump mr president i don't think you're very rich wolf also took aim at members of the media you guys are obsessed with trump did you use the date because you pretend like you hate him but i think you love him trump who has called the media the enemy of the american people skip the dinner for the second year in a row he instead rallied supporters at a campaign style event in michigan this is npr news support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Find an identified thousands of undiscovered species in australia has been announced by scientists in camera to tell us more i'm joined by our correspondent phil mercer who's in sydney a phil why is it so important to find and classify so many unknown species well scientists tell us that the current rate writes it could take them four hundred years to find in categorize all of australia's as yet unknown species they say they want to do it all by twenty fifty and they say the benefits could be immense there's the potential for new life saving drugs breakthroughs in the treatment of mosquito borne diseases and sea sponge is found in australia are often rich in the sort of compounds that form the basis for anti biotics now this is the work this plan is the work of the australian academy of science and his counterpart in new zealand and dr kevin t who's a plant on on administ believes that this could be a scientific gold mine every spacey's is potentially pretty cool discovery and critical spacey's for the welfare of human beings any species of those four hundred thousand crew have the drug the life saving drug that we'll be developing the future that will help us to deal with multidrug resistant to say and every species that goes extinct all that remains out there but we don't discover is potentially an opportunity lost austrailia has thousands of unknown species how do scientists plan to lock them all it's going to be a big effort and they acknowledged that what they want to do essentially is to supercharge their efforts by using genome scanning dna sampling the use of supercomputers in three d imaging so what they hope is that in the next decade or so they'll knock off another twenty thousand of these unknown species and they'll have all of them the aim is categorized identified and classified by twenty fifty it is an immense challenge they understand that but they say the scientific benefits the economic ones as well as social benefits could be huge for australia and the broader community i'm briefly what threats do austrailia native flora and fauna face well strata has some of the world's worst rates of mammal extinctions climate change and also land clearing and other environmental challenges so certainly this is.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Would write the new shuttle difference between our two countries the more or less than australia a friends and neighbors are sydney corresponded phil mercer told james kopp know more about the agreement this deal finally sets out each nation's entitlement and ownership of the rich oil and gas reserves that lie beneath the team more see this is a in between australia and east team all this agreement also includes word about the greater sunrise base in its estimated to hold many billions of dollars worth of gas reserves but there is no agreement however on how to develop that gas field and negotiations continues i could imagine for a small country like east team or a deal like this could be hugely significant it is east timor is one of the world's poorest countries it's home to about one point two million people since independence east team will really has struggled to rebuild its infrastructure and many of its young people into work and quite clearly and agreements of this type could have a transformative impact on the economy that certainly the view of the australian foreign minister julie bishop and she also said that the deal should ensure that he's team or reaps the economic and social benefits for generations to come and the australians happy as well i think australia will have economic as well as political gains it ends a destabilizing period with one of its nearest neighbours so now those fraught times should come to an end experts believe that australia is now more consistent of its criticism of china in its territorial claims in the south china sea that has been a suggestion that australia has been hypocritical in exactions against these team oil and now australia can look at that dispute in the south china sea knowing that too according to many experts here it's finally done the right thing as regards its relationship with east.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Would write the new shuttle difference between our two countries the more or less than australia a friends and neighbors are sydney corresponded phil mercer told james kopp know more about the agreement this deal finally sets out each nation's entitlement and ownership of the rich oil and gas reserves that lie beneath the team more see this is a in between australia and east team all this agreement also includes word about the greater sunrise base in its estimated to hold many billions of dollars worth of gas reserves but there is no agreement however on how to develop that gas field and negotiations continues i could imagine for a small country like east team or a deal like this could be hugely significant it is east timor is one of the world's poorest countries it's home to about one point two million people since independence east team will really has struggled to rebuild its infrastructure and many of its young people into work and quite clearly and agreements of this type could have a transformative impact on the economy that certainly the view of the australian foreign minister julie bishop and she also said that the deal should ensure that he's team or reaps the economic and social benefits for generations to come and the australians happy as well i think australia will have economic as well as political gains it ends a destabilizing period with one of its nearest neighbours so now those fraught times should come to an end experts believe that australia is now more consistent of its criticism of china in its territorial claims in the south china sea that has been a suggestion that australia has been hypocritical in exactions against these team oil and now australia can look at that dispute in the south china sea knowing that too according to many experts here it's finally done the right thing as regards its relationship with east.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Triangulation

Triangulation

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Triangulation

"Attacking them and saying that the scruffy old thoroughly known service called america online was the better service sang rate amenities case said you made america online a success well what he said was i helped turbocharged there assess and that was the column that he's report to uh and at the time i wrote that com which was sometime in early ninety two may be um prodigy at about two million subscribers in aol had about two hundred thousand and um they had a prodigy which was 0 for those who don't remember was owned by ibm and sears mmhmm it was like everything sears knew about technology and everything ivf through of both retail with an annual phil mercer f f they marched into the journal the earth the ceo and and a couple of his aides marched in the journal saw the editor and demanded that i'd be fired summarily and now note that they both ibm and sears advertised in the journal a and particularly ibm and uh you know they were told that i was not going to be fired this and i was fired this is really important uh may be something doesn't exist as much anymore but you were insulated you had a firewall between you and at ad sales in the journal respect to that yes i am i never heard from the sales department pro or khan i never heard oh my god that so great we sold um a bunch of ads because of what you road or please don't write the sad criticizing ibm because they'll pull you know they're adds her would have a yeah the journal had this as strong code of ethics about that at the time uh once in a while the ad department would ask me to appeared in a van speak about tech and i would do it on the grounds on the on the condition that no sales took place a during the event a but of course it was all part of a sales process which you were compensated by those companies.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And for the bbc world service i'll be diving into the green depths the mysterious black sea at the intersection of civilizations and still the source of so much conflict most of the black sea is devoid of life it's a paradise for archaeologists we found shipwrecks that are better than the ones we remember from the store books of childhood but you'll lucky nowadays to get a good lucrative celebrated dolphins and the militarization of the bucks seat could be to blame we have nato exercises enter arson exercises all the time and they're affecting the mine live what's happening on and on to the black sea at the heart of a region whose future matters to us all join me tim he will for the second part of my journey for the compass on the black sea after the news this is the bbc news hello i'm eileen mccue security has been tightened at airports around istria after the authorities said they had disrupted a plot to blow up a plane police raided homes in the sydney area and four men have been arrested the australian federal police commissioner andrew kovin described the plot as islamicinspired terrorism phil mercer is in sydney the head of the australian federal police said the specific details as to date time and location and specific targets would not available he wasn't willing to divulge that information what we have heard in recent hours the authorities say they have found material at one of these addresses capable of making a bomb.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To propose and laying mentioned although on them until they come to a package now that's just assuming that they can even come to an agreement remember republicans have been so divided on ideological lines between those who are far more conservative and wanna see a much more broader repeal of obama a care and others who wanna keep and things like medicaid coverage so what we're going to see is the senate try really hard to put together a bill that can be palatable saul members of their party and even if the senate is able to do that and just to stress again how difficult that will be senator john mccain said that he doesn't support the legislation as is in would need major changes and really urged bipartisan efforts to negotiate a better deal so that from a crucial republican who voted today on it but as i said even if the senate is able to push through this does have to go back to the house so this might be a small victory for president trump who is really pushed republic to go at this again but it's still a very very long road ahead for republicans that was nettie tufic in ohio to australia now were one of the most senior advisers to pope francis has appeared in court in melbourne toronto challenges of historical sexual abuse cardinal george pell has always maintained his innocence was much media interest outside the courthouse and those on protest as too well correspondent phil mercer spoke to us from outside the melbourne magistrates court while this is a procedural catering will really set the agenda for.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Business Daily

Business Daily

01:39 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Business Daily

"Backbencher and we kind of unpicked what what went wrong here and one of the things which which we pointed out was the increasing complexity of lodge bank so as result often people didn't even know what they were doing at the time so they were just throwing once more pace but they had no idea about the the larger framework as as the irony of this particular barclays case is at the charges being brought against these exectives concen the measures they took to try and avoid a government bailout rather than anything any activity associated with actually the worsening global banking crisis at the time indeed so so they were a according to um some barclays at the time were really wanted to avoid being put into public ownership which is add some would say good someone say a little less good but they were trying to save the bank rather than rather than trying to um to anything particularly legal action led to the crisis but but in doing so they trod on some the they they they they engaged in a very questionable put it like that andrei spicer cast in school thanks very much will if anything the case against the former barclays exectives shows that nearly a decade after the two thousand nayef at financial crash a reckoning with banks is still taking place in the state of south australia for example if 30s said they will impose a levy on banks and other straightened states now say they want to follow suit their argument is that banks are under attack ston that they need to pay their fair share has have hit back saying the levy amounts to an outrageous money grab phil mercer reports.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:36 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"If the supreme court judges to order an investigation many money perry's will hope that finally justice will be delivered and a dark chapter in the state's history will be put to rest sandra imagery under reporting from northeast india you're listening to global news the most important stories on the best interviews and almost spot reporting from the bbc world service every weekend you can hear a review of the weeks may new stories and why they matter that's in the world this week on the program is also available to download from a website www wabc dalziel doddie uk slash programs in australia the head of a parliamentary inquiry wants to make it easier to deport migrants who commit violent crimes the joint standing committee on migration is examining whether residency visas can be revoked if emigrants become involved in gangs the reclaims that young sudanese have carried out a spate of aggravated burglaries and carthefts in the state of victoria although community work say these young migrants are often blamed for crimes committed by others from owen phil mercer reports where hundreds of rampaging teenagers and young men attacked him music festival in the city of melbourne the finger of blame was quickly pointed at african members of the socalled apex gang an array of weapons uncovered including knives knuckledusters but it wasn't just africans who were among almost forty people arrested at the event last year but others from south asian and middle eastern backgrounds as well as new zealanders.

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"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"phil mercer" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"And what we find is that the cells that make insulin are conserved between humans and zebra fish that makes them again useful to study and we find that when zebra refused had damaged insulinproducing cells simonyan cells go rushing in presumably to repair them in type one diabetes the immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin professor gray and his team looking at ways to turn attack into defence this is let us through this fantastic new hypothesis that the immune system is directly mediating tissue repair or we think that if we could invest the guy that now in humans to see whether the capabilities still exists or whether they some remnants of it that perhaps we could then provoke and enhance now we could essentially trying the immune system to heal your own body as a cure for people who top one diabetes which would be just amazing these findings have been published in the online journal disease models and mechanisms and are expected to be adopted by researches around the world's phil mercer reporting from sydney you may remember that back in april on global news we described how the world's last surviving male north and white rhino had resorted to the dating app death to find a mate now bbc tv documentary tells the story of this loan the animal whose name sudan and as our reporter richard hamilton explains the film looks at efforts to try to save the species from extinction time is running out for sudan at forty three human years he's almost one hundred in ryanair yes.

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