Identified 14 different types of seeds from the mysterious packages received from China, said Deputy Director inspection service for checking the health of animals and plants the U.S. Department of agriculture Osama El-Lissi. An audio recording of his statement appears on the Agency's website.
"We have identified 14 different types of seeds, including mustard, cabbage, bindweed and some herbs, like mint, sage, rosemary, lavender, and other seeds, among which are hibiscus and rose," said El-Lissi.
In the Australian zoo live giraffe, caught in the Guinness Book of records as the tallest in the world. His height is five and a half meters, according to Upi.
The family of Bindi Irwin owns a zoo in the city of BILLA, Queensland. In social networks, they announced that their giraffe named Forrest officially recognized as the world's tallest giraffe.
In one of the hotels in Queensland two EMUs learned to climb the steps and began to disturb guests, for which he was denied access to a hotel, according to Travel and Leisure.
Ostriches name is Kevin and Carol, they grew up nearby. Previously, poultry was a local landmark, but then become a burden to guests. EMU learned how to climb stairs and began to steal food and personal items at the hotel. So, one of them stole the car keys and looked inside the bathroom.
Record 723 cases of infection COVID-19 identified for the day in the southern Australian state of Victoria, which became the focus of the spread of coronavirus in the country, reported local television and radio ABC, citing state Premier Daniel Andrews.
The previous record was set on Monday when it was revealed 532 cases of infection.
Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales announced a new outbreak of the coronavirus in the country because of the larger number of infected, said the Premier of Queensland Anastasia of Palauk.
"Sydney is now declared a hotbed COVID-19. Saturday 01.00 (18.00 GMT Friday), none of Sydney will not be admitted to the territory of Queensland. We move quickly and put the health of residents of Queensland in the first place," - said in a statement, Palasek on Twitter.
Nurse Emily Morris from the Royal hospital in Melbourne, Australia, contracted the coronavirus finding in front of this weird symptom, according to ABC.
Morris, working in the emergency Department and contact directly with sick COVID-19 patients, some time ago found himself a painful sensation in the limbs. The nurse spends a lot of time on his feet and accustomed to fatigue, however this time the symptoms were different.
. Surgical mask best protects against coronavirus infection. To such conclusion the group of scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia, reports ScienceDaily.
The researchers compared the effectiveness of three types of masks: single layer, double layer and three-layer surgical PPE.
The magistrate's court in Australia were convicted of involvement in a brawl in a public place, two women started a brawl because of the packaging of toilet paper in the Australian supermarket amid panic over the spread of coronavirus, according to TV channel 7News.
The quarrel of women in March at the Woolworths supermarket was captured on video, the video has received several million views. The footage shows two women - Meriam and Treize Bebawi, truck which is completely filled with packages of toilet paper, the third woman found it unfair and tried to take away the attendees of one pack of paper, which greatly angered the family Bebawi. After that, women began to fight, the police arrived.
Record 532 cases of infection with coronavirus in days identified in the southern Australian state of Victoria, which became the focus of the spread of the disease in the country in 24 hours, six persons died, said state Premier Dan Andrews.
The mark of 500 cases per day, the state has not previously been crossed: the last "record" after new outbreaks were detected on 22 July, then ill 484 people.
Australia followed by the United States rejects a series of territorial claims of China in the South China sea, reports the Australian television and radio ABC, citing a statement by the permanent mission of Australia to the UN.
Earlier, the US officially called illegal Beijing claims to offshore resources in most parts of the South China sea. In addition, Washington has accused China of attempts to gain control over these resources by threats. The Chinese Embassy in the United States have called these claims "totally unjustified".
. A group of scientists from the Australian Monash University has submitted a drug that prevents heart attack. The corresponding article was published in the online edition of Science Translational Medicine.
Modeling a heart attack in laboratory mice, the researchers found that the formation of platelets affects one of the enzymes in the body — phosphoinositide-3-kinase class II. After artificial removal of the clots ceased to be formed.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ready to give intelligence agencies more powers to combat foreign interference, according to the publication Times.
The government is planning new laws which will have to interfere with "activities of enemies" in the country. In accordance with the new laws can be created the official "foreign agent" on the model of the approach in the United States and Australia, the newspaper notes. Those who will not report their activities, may be deported or imprisoned.
The state government of Victoria in Australia Wednesday introduced the compulsory wearing of medical masks in Melbourne and the Mitchell district amid rising cases of infection with coronavirus new type, according to channel 7 News.
Failure to comply with the new rules when leaving the house, residents will be fined 200 Australian dollars (140 U.S. dollars). Exceptions are made for people with medical contraindications children under 12 years of age and for those who can't wear masks in connection with the activity.
The total number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Australia has increased over four days to more than a thousand, said the acting chief sanitary doctor of the country Paul Kelly.
The previous day, according to Ministry of health on 16 July, the country was found 330 new cases of infection. Two days before that, as of July 15, the daily increase amounted to 244. According to the July 14, physicians recorded in Australia 270 new cases per day. The country has died more than 100 people with COVID, more than 8 thousand recovered.
The Australian state of Victoria have recorded during the day, a record 317 cases of infection with coronavirus, reports channel ABC.
Two more people died from the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the state had spent more than 28.6 thousand tests.
The number of identified cases of infection with the new coronavirus Australia exceeded 10 thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.
In total in Australia since the beginning of the outbreak were identified 10 251 cases of infection, died a total of 109 patients.
The Minister of health of Australia Greg hunt failed the first time to wear a medical mask during a speech in which called on residents of the Australian state of Victoria, which is actively spreading the coronavirus, wearing a mask.
Video of the speech, hunt lead Australian television, including channel Seven News.
In the shot of the male kangaroo standing over the deceased female, reports the Daily Mail.
Not far from Melbourne, the female kangaroo got hit by a car and died. Volunteers from a shelter for wild animals arrived at the scene and found the male, leaning over her body. He never stopped stroking her.
One thousand employees of the Australian defence force will be sent to the state of Victoria, which is actively spreading the coronavirus, to aid in infection control, said the Minister of health of the country's Greg hunt.
The state government of Victoria on the recommendation of the chief sanitary physician of the previously announced re-introduction of a quarantine due to the rapid growth of cases of infection COVID-19. Within six weeks, melburnians will be able to leave home only to buy food and basic necessities to help or care for others. You will also be able to go out for sports and study or work, if you can not do this home remotely.
Australian lighting company in the social network shared a photo of a Koala who looked to them in the warehouse, reports Upi.
The warehouse is located in the suburbs of the gold coast, Queensland. Workers spotted the animal in the afternoon and called Lumi. The animal was not afraid of people and let himself be photographed.
A teenager was killed in a shark attack off the coast of Australia, according to the state police of New South Wales.
"Witnesses told police that the teenager attacked by a shark when he was out surfing at the beach Wooley, near Grafana", - reported in a press release from police.
Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on the proposal by Jan Brzezinski to accept Ukraine and Georgia into NATO.
The son of a famous scientist and ideologist of the cold war, Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his speech in the house of representatives urged Washington to do more to facilitate the accession of Kiev and Tbilisi in the Alliance. This decision, in his opinion, can contribute to "combating" of Russia.
Australia, the Netherlands and Russia continue tripartite consultations in the case of the crash of flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine, but to achieve the result can take years, said in a letter to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands dated 10 July 2020, addressed the House of representatives of the country (at the disposal of RIA Novosti).
The Dutch government on Friday announced the decision to file a lawsuit against Russia with the ECHR in connection with the crash of flight MH17. The justice Ministry said that the ECHR notifies Russia of a case. In a press-service of the court RIA Novosti said that the complaint of the Netherlands enrolled in the ECHR and is under consideration.
The shops of the second largest Australian city of Melbourne were again faced with a shortage of goods after re-introduction quarantine at the COVID in Victoria, some introduce restrictions on the purchase, according to local television station 7 News.
The state government of Victoria on the recommendation of the chief sanitary doctor on Tuesday announced the re-introduction of quarantine due to the rapid growth of cases of infection COVID-19. Within six weeks, melburnians will be able to leave home only to buy food and basic necessities to help or care for others. You will also be able to go out for sports and study or work, if you can not do this home remotely.
The state government of Victoria to re-impose quarantine restrictions in the area of the second largest Australian city of Melbourne due to the spread of the coronavirus, said in a statement the Prime Minister of the state of Dan Andrews.
Previously, the government of Victoria were completely isolated for almost 3 thousands of residents of nine apartment buildings, which account for a large number of infections with coronavirus. All the houses are in the suburbs of Melbourne. Almost 3 thousands of residents will not be allowed to go out in the next five days, while the authorities are conducting testing. Australian authorities because of the proliferation COVID-19 decided Wednesday to close the border between the States of Victoria and New South Wales.
In Australia, the vets came out premature wombat found in dead mother's pouch, according to Bored Panda.
A resident of Canberra is found on the road hit by a car wombat. It was a DOE in the bag which was a live baby. The man took the baby to the vet at the local animal rescue station.
A resident of the Australian city of Melbourne has died after she scratched and licked a cat. About it reports the local edition of the Herald Sun.
As told to the relatives of 80-year-old woman, he found her unconscious in bed next to the cat, the doctors discovered her body a bacterium pasteurella multocida, which causes bacterial meningitis.
Police in Australia launched an investigation into three cases of detection of foreign objects in products in the supermarket, police said the state of South Australia.
According to a press release from 27 June to 1 July there have been three such incidents in the store Woolworths in the Mall in the suburbs of Adelaide.
The Australian government decided Wednesday to close the border between the States of Victoria and New South Wales due to record growth cases COVID-19, reports ABC TV channel with reference to the Prime Minister of the state of Victoria Dan Andrews.
Andrews said during a press conference that the state of Victoria was recorded 127 new cases of infection with coronavirus - a record for the state. Two more people died from COVID-19 in the state, thus the number of victims in Australia has reached 106.
In Australia, the 20-year-old diver died after a shark attack off the coast of Queensland, according to ABC News.
For athlete attacked on the Eastern side of Fraser island. Doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until rescuers arrived by helicopter. But the diver that the shark bit his leg, has died on the shore, reported the Queensland ambulance service.
Protests in support of the movement Black Lives Matter, anti-violence against black people marched Saturday in several Australian cities, reports SBS News.
According to him, demonstrations were held in cities such as Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide, and due to the weakening associated with the coronavirus of restrictions on their conduct was allowed.
A new outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 possible in autumn in the European part of the normal respiratory disease and previously known coronaviruses demonstrate higher activity during the cold months, and there is reason to believe that the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will also be dependent on the weather, said in an interview with RIA Novosti one of the leading German virologists, Director of the Institute of Virology and HIV research at the medical faculty of Bonn University Professor Hendrik Shtrik (Hendrik Streeck).
According to him, "there is a dependence on the weather for other coronaviruses, at least in Germany".
The Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph, will be paid to the actor Geoffrey rush record compensation of $ 2.9 million dollars in the case of libel, The Guardian reports.
And though in the Daily Telegraph claimed that this amount is "manifestly excessive" (only for non-pecuniary damage rush has to pay 850 thousand dollars), and tried to challenge the decision of the Federal court of Australia, issued in April 2019 (when the rush won a libel suit), claims tabloid completely rejected.
Koalas in the Australian state of New South Wales could be extinct by 2050 unless urgent measures for the protection of their environment, to such conclusion representatives of the upper house of Parliament of the state which carried out the investigation on the subject and published a report.
Also, the population reduction was influenced by the work on the clearing of land for agriculture, construction, mining and logging, and climate change. In the state were often of a severe drought. The chair noted that the official data on which the staff there are 36 thousand koalas have become obsolete. According to her, the fire killed five thousand koalas, though, it's possible that a lot more.
Australian commercial network Coles and Woolworths again introduce restrictions on the sale of toilet paper in the state of Victoria in connection with the increase in demand due to the outbreak of coronavirus, according to the companies ' websites.
The chain Woolworths imposed a limit on the number of packages of toilet paper and two packs to one buyer, according to the website of the company. The restrictions will affect the sale of antiseptics, flour, sugar, pasta, eggs and rice. "Although we have enough, we take preventive measures..." - said the head of the company Claire Peters.
The Australian police have raided the home and office of the Deputy of the Parliament of the Australian state of New South Wales labour Sakata Musulmana in connection with his alleged links with the Communist party of China, according to the newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the publication, the searches were conducted in the investigation of the National security intelligence service (ASIO) about the alleged influence of the Chinese government on Australian policy. In addition to a search, law enforcement also conducted the interrogation of the Deputy in his office.
The island of Fiji plans to create a so-called "tourist bubble" with neighbouring Australia and New Zealand to resume the reception of tourists from these countries, according to Travel and Leisure.
To come to the island, travelers from nearby countries must undertake a two-week quarantine in their country and to obtain supporting insulation certificate and have to present a negative test result COVID-19. It is valid only 48 hours. There is another option: guests can spend a two-week isolation at the hotel in Fiji and take the tests there.
More than a thousand members of the Australian defence force will be sent to Victoria to assist local authorities in the fight against coronavirus, according to the ABC radio and television.
Previously, the government of Victoria the deterioration in the local situation with COVID-19 asked the Ministry of defence and the authorities of other States to assist in the fight against the pandemic. In a state that is one of the largest Australian cities of Melbourne, for the past several days reveal the largest in the country, the number of cases of infection COVID-19. In addition, earlier this week in the state from COVID-19 died an elderly man. His death was the first death recorded in the country for a few days.
Google has announced that creates a licensing program content, under which it will pay a number of media outlets for publishing "high-quality" news.
"Today we are announcing that the licensing program to pay publishers for quality content... will be launched this year", - stated in the release.
Australian airline Qantas plans to lay off at least 6 thousand employees in the framework of the recovery plan, pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, according to local ABC radio and television.
"Six thousand jobs – those jobs that we think will not recover for a long time," said CEO Alan Joyce.
The new deaths of patients with confirmed coronavirus recorded in Australia for the first time in a few weeks, the newspaper reports Sydney Morning Herald.
It is noted that the deceased – a man aged about 80 years, residing in Victoria. The total number of deaths in the state reached 20, the newspaper notes.
Australian authorities do not plan to open the borders to tourists until 2021, according to Lonely Planet.
Australia successfully coped with the pandemic, but is in no hurry to take risks and to open its borders to foreign travelers. There, as in New Zealand, mass infection managed to escape with strict isolation and tight border controls.
About seven thousand people in several cities of Australia taking part in demonstrations in support of refugees and the movement Black Lives Matter who are against the violence against black people, reports the Australian television and radio ABC.
Demonstrations and protests were held in Perth, Darwin, Rockhampton, Brisbane and Melbourne. The largest rally in support of Black Lives Matter was held in Perth – according to preliminary data, in it have taken part about 5 thousand people. Demonstrators wore masks and kept between the recommended distance. In Darwin to protest came about two thousand people. In Brisbane, to Express support for the imprisoned refugees, there were about 100 people in Melbourne about 20 people in Sydney is about 60.
The Australian police prevented the holding of the Sydney protests associated with the movement Black Lives Matter who are against the violence against black people, reports the SBS.
As stated in the description of the action in Facebook, a demonstration was organized in support of prisoners of the Sydney jail, against which informed the prison authorities used tear gas to end the riots in the prison yard. After that, the prisoners put letters on the ground BLM relating to the movement Black Lives Matter.
Recent scientific studies show that the coronavirus is weakened, and it is the hope that the second wave of the pandemic COVID-19 in autumn, told RIA Novosti prominent Italian virologist, Vice-rector of the University of Milan Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Massimo Clementi.
"In may our doctors noted a progressive decline in the severity of the disease, which hospitalized infected with coronavirus patients. It was not only about reducing the number of cases, but the reduction in the number of patients who required treatment in the ICU, in particular, in connection with pneumonia. At the same time increased the number of infected, which can be treated at home," said Professor Clementi, who heads the laboratory of Microbiology and Virology of the largest private hospitals Italian hospital San Raffaele.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison said that the continuation of the protests is unacceptable, the demonstrators who violate the regulations in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, should be held accountable, according to the ABC radio and television.
"Definitely, any further action in this direction will be totally unacceptable. The double standards that the protesters allow themselves, appearing (on the shares) to violate, I think, not without reason, the rights of Australians across the country", - said the Prime Minister.
A group of Russians returned home from Australia via Paris due to the fact that a regular flight, managed to "connect" with export on a flight from Paris, reported the Russian Embassy in Australia.
The Embassy also reported that the week's in the chart "export" flights available to Russians in Australia, has approved the following routes: SU2459 Paris – Moscow, departure on 12 June (Friday) to 18.05 (places.), a/p "Charles de Gaulle"
In Australia, bull sharks attacked the diver, who was engaged in underwater fishing and bite off his flippers, according to For The Win.
Lachlan Pye, 17-year-old underwater fisherman, survived with a bull shark, which, in his words, “appeared from nowhere”.
Tens of thousands of people on Saturday gathered in Australia on the stock of the movement Black Lives Matter in connection with the death in the U.S. African-American George Floyd, reports channel ABC News.
Protests have already begun in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney. In the last of the action gathered a few dozen thousand people, noted that the demonstration organizers and volunteers handed out to the participants of the mask and provide a disinfectant for the hands.
Police in the Australian state of New South Wales revealed more than 2.4 thousand bushes of hemp, the value of the findings can be estimated at 4.8 million Australian dollars (3.3 million U.S. dollars), three men arrested, said in a statement published on the website of law enforcement.
The operation was conducted on Friday morning. In the search of several greenhouses and the house located in the small town of Marulan, was discovered 2443 Bush cannabis.
The Supreme court of New South Wales has banned scheduled for Saturday in Sydney of the action of the movement Black Lives Matter, as a high threat to the spread of coronavirus, reports channel 9 News.
Earlier the police of the Australian state appealed to the Supreme court to ban in the Sydney stock movement Black Lives Matter in connection with the death in the U.S. African-American George Floyd. The head of the state police, Mick fuller explained that the claims of the authorities to the organizers of the March are violation of sanitary norms adopted in the framework of the fight against coronavirus. He said that the prior action was begun with applications for 50 people, but then the number of participants increased to 10 thousand.
Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas expressed doubt about the need for "intermediate format" between the G7 and the G20 by bringing in seven third countries.
"In addition, (G7), there is the G20 format. Does it make sense to create such an intermediate format - I have my doubts about this," said Maas at a briefing in Berlin, answering the question about the possible expansion of the G7 at the expense of third countries.
Prime Minister Narendra modi and US President, Donald trump discussed by phone the upcoming G7 summit, the situation on the Indian-Chinese border and the need for reform at the world health organization.
As earlier informed a press-service of the Kremlin, the trump during a recent telephone conversation informed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about his idea of holding in September of the G7 summit with the possible invitation of the leaders of Russia, India, Australia and the Republic of Korea.
South Korea intends to the expansion of the "Big seven" (G7) to become its official member, said Tuesday at a briefing the official representative of the presidential administration of the country is Kang Min Seok.
According to the transcript of the briefing posted on the website of the President of the Republic of Korea moon Jae In, head of the South Korean state during a recent telephone conversation with US President Donald trump said that the current "Big seven" are limited in finding responses and solutions to global issues.
Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday night outside the Parliament building in the heart of Sydney in connection with the death of the African-American George Floyd in the United States, and in support of the indigenous people of Australia, TV channel 7News.
Reportedly, the protesters are holding signs reading Black Lives Matter, "Stop killing innocents", "No justice, no peace", "Australia is not innocent". Currently, the protest is peaceful.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison has accepted the invitation of the President of the United States Donald trump to take part in the G7 summit, the Australian newspaper reports, citing a statement the office of the Australian Prime Minister.
According to the statement, during a telephone conversation trump has invited the Australian Prime Minister to participate in the summit. Last year, Australia also participated in the G7 summit at the invitation of the French side.
Italy supports the idea of holding an investigation into the causes of the pandemic coronavirus and hopes that Italian scientists will take part in it, said the Ambassador of the Republic in Moscow Pasquale Terracciano.
"We expressed support for this initiative, we support and we hope that scientists and experts from Italy will also take part in this investigation," said Terracciano during the online briefing, organized by MIA "Russia today" in response to the question of how Italy relates to the initiative to investigate the causes of the pandemic coronavirus.
Flight of Aeroflot from London 30 may flew 280 Russians and nine foreign citizens, said the Russian Embassy in the UK.
"We are pleased to announce that on may 30 held a "export" flight of the airline "Aeroflot" № AFL2583, following on a route "London - St.-Petersburg - Moscow". On Board the UK left 289 people: 280 Russian and 9 foreign nationals, including 4 citizens of the CIS", - stated in the message of the Embassy in Facebook.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev commented on the intention of U.S. President Donald trump to move the G7 summit and to invite Russia.
Kosachev said that the rating Ladder of the current G7 format as obsolete is fair and timely.
The US President Donald trump said that he intends to postpone the G7 summit until September and to invite four countries, including Russia.
"The President announced some news about the G7, which allowed us to use on the record. He postpones it until September and plans to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India", — informed the journalists of the presidential pool.
Two lions attacked the employee of the Australia zoo in the city of Shoalhaven Nowra, the woman is hospitalized in critical condition, reports the Australian TV channel ABC.
The ambulance crew found the victim lying unconscious with serious injuries to the head and neck. The lions attacked the 35-year-old woman when she was cleaning the cages of animals.
The Russians with standing in the Mexican port of round-the-world cruise, which can not go on land due to pandemic coronavirus, appealed to the Russian diplomats.
Earlier Telegram-channel Mash said that 15 artists of the Russian theatre dance Art dance Club worked on the liner Pacific Princess during a four-month round the world cruise and last time I landed in Australia 83 days ago. The last 25 days the ship is in the Mexican port of Puerto Vallarta.