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Home. Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert begs Scott Morrison to help get her out of Iranian jail. The imprisoned British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has begged the Australian prime minister to secure her release from an Iranian jail, as human rights groups urge foreign governments to take a stronger line with Tehran.
A Cambridge-educated academic specialising in Middle East politics, Moore-Gilbert has been imprisoned in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since September 2018, after she was arrested at Tehran airport while trying to leave the country after attending an academic conference. Moore-Gilbert, who holds both British and Australian citizenship but was travelling on her Australian passport, was arrested by the intelligence arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, having been flagged as “suspicious” by a fellow academic. She was tried and convicted in secret last year on charges of espionage and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
An appeal against her sentence failed. “I have undertaken five hunger strikes as my only means to raise my voice, but to no avail. Australia urged to stop selling weapons to countries accused of war crimes. Human rights groups say it is “unthinkable” that Australia has been secretly exporting arms to the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries whose militaries have been consistently accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Guardian revealed on Tuesday that the Australian government had approved the export of weapons to the Democratic Republic of Congo four times in 2018-19. It has also issued more than 80 weapons export permits to Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The DRC has been gripped by successive waves of violence, rebellions, protests and political turmoil for decades.
As recently as Friday, the United Nations warned ethnic killings and rape occurring in the DRC represented crimes against humanity. Save the Children estimates more than five million people have been forced to flee their homes in the DRC alone, and says millions of children are “desperately in need of humanitarian assistance”. “It’s pretty basic. Big water-bombing aircraft en route to Australia to fight fires delayed by international disasters. Updated about an hour agoWed 15 Jan 2020, 7:03am The arrival from the United States of the first two of four air tankers promised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help with national firefighting efforts has been delayed by tornadoes in Alabama and an erupting volcano in the Philippines.
Key points: $20 million has been provided to lease two DC-10 and two MD-87 air tankersThe first two aircraft are expected later this week with the other two next weekThe Japanese Government has offered two military transport aircraft to help with bushfire relief operations Richard Alder, general manager of the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC), which manages the procurement and coordination of firefighting aircraft for the states and territories, told the ABC the first two — a DC-10 and an MD-87 — were now expected to arrive later this week.
Mr Alder said the DC-10 had been undergoing maintenance in Alabama when the area was hit by an extreme weather event. Major rain event won't be enough to break Australia's drought. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for multiple states ahead of a major rain event already reaching communities across the country.
A trough moving across the eastern parts of Australia is expected to bring consecutive days of rain and widespread storms from tomorrow. The rain is welcome news for drought stricken communities around NSW, Victoria and Queensland although experts say it won't be enough to break the drought and could create dangerous conditions for communities recovering from the bushfire crisis. Got any photos or videos from the storm? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The forecast rains will reach eastern NSW during the second half of the week with some communities already seeing the beginnings of what is expected to be at least three days of significant rainfall. During the 24 hours to 9am today, Wanaaring (36mm), Wilcannia (17mm), Bourke (12mm) and Charleville (2mm) all received their heaviest rain since early November. Australians need a 'slip slop slap'-style campaign to learn about air pollution. Unprecedented bushfires have sparked health concerns for Australia’s most vulnerable populations, but proper education and adequate policies may help the public to cope better, according to the Public Health Association of Australia.
People such as children under the age of 14, those over the age of 65, pregnant women and individuals with pre-existing respiratory issues are at the highest risk during periods of poor air quality. “It seems that we’ve reached a point where we have to navigate air quality like we’ve never been forced to before, and I liken it to the days when we realised the level of UV rays from the sun contribute to skin cancer,” said Terry Slevin, the CEO of PHAA. Public Health Association Australia (@_PHAA_)Australians are having to become air-quality smart.
Like learning about UV, the sun and its effect on skin cancer, we’ll need to adapt to the new world where clear unpolluted air can't be taken for granted. Our media release just out #bushfiresAustralia 14, 2020.