Obama sends right message but questions remain about delivery

The American President issued a clarion call for urgent action on climate change.
The American President issued a clarion call for urgent action on climate change.
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PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
26 Nov 14 As protests spread around the United States on Wednesday night, reinforced National Guard and police engaged in a tense stand-off in Ferguson, sparing the township much of the violence...
26 Nov 14 Hong Kong police have arrested high-profile student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, as authorities moved to clear a key protest camp.
26 Nov 14 Protesters across the United States have gathered for more demonstrations over a grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
25 Nov 14 The anger that had been growing in over 100 days of continuous protest spilled into violence as the prosecuting attorney said that a grand jury had found no probable cause to indict...
25 Nov 14 After three months, the grand jury in Ferguson has finally reached a decision on whether to indict the white police officer who shot and killed a young black man.
25 Nov 14 The grand jury has voted to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
24 Nov 14 Tamir Rice, 12-years-old, was with his sister and a friend in a gazebo in a Cleveland park on Saturday when a rookie cop shot him in the chest. He was playing with a gun that fired...
23 Nov 14 The United States is becoming increasingly divided over gun control but while the argument rages its children keep dying.
22 Nov 14 Taiwan, the world's biggest maker of iPhones and iPads, has unexpectedly found its economy held hostage by protests by a young generation of digital natives, spawned – ironically – by...
22 Nov 14 The head of Emirates Airline wants better sharing of intelligence so that a disaster like that of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is not repeated.
22 Nov 14 A newly assertive Russia is talking tough and sending its fleet, army and air force outside its borders, but the Cold War is over and unlikely to come back.
21 Nov 14 The severe sentence handed down to Chinese activist Ilham Tohti is consistent with a widespread crackdown on dissent.
21 Nov 14 Rebel groups facing death by starvation or IS are joining the Islamic State.
20 Nov 14 The adoption by critics of Thailand's military rulers of a three-finger salute from the Hunger Games films has led to screenings of the latest film in the series being cancelled in Bangkok.
20 Nov 14 Aid projects straddling the border between China and North Korea may be in jeopardy with the detention of naturalised US citizen Peter Hahn on Tuesday.
19 Nov 14 An executive of a car hire service which has risen from tech start-up to $US17 billion international giant in four years declared to a dinner table that the company should spend $1...
19 Nov 14 In a city already deeply riven with sectarian tensions, the brutal slaughter of four rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox synagogue has pushed Jerusalem to the edge of what many fear could...
19 Nov 14 Refugees and asylum seekers in Cambodia are in dire straits and the Australian government's plan to resettle more there is "madness", Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says.
19 Nov 14 Powerful parliament speaker says the constitution cannot be changed before the election, just days after US President Obama hugged Ms Suu Kyi and said the law 'doesn't make much sense'.
18 Nov 14 Footage has emerged of a possible encounter between Australian 9News reporter Peter Stefanovic and the British-born alleged ISIL executioner known as “Jihadi John” four years ago.
18 Nov 14 Bill and Melinda Gates have an Emerald City fantasy.
17 Nov 14 Labels identified the packages as toys but DHL package sorters in Bangkok were stunned when a routine X-ray scan revealed they contained parts of a baby's head, a baby's foot and heart.
17 Nov 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
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Let it be a lesson to you, Gumtree. Don't get your information from journalists or blogs. For a
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How can it not be a "Witch Hunt" when you have Senator "Hate all Farmers" Leyonhjelm involved?
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What question was Robby answering when he held up his hand like that? I can think of at least
THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.18 Nov 14 THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry...
FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans to produce Australian beef to feed the growing demand in China.13 Nov 14 FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans...