26 June 2017
Updated 05:00

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study

The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was calculated for the first time in the Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday.

The world city mayors, led by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (pictured), say they are inspired by the 'courage' shown by more than 300 mayors in cities across the US who have committed to upholding the Paris Agreement

The world city mayors, led by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (pictured), say they are inspired by the 'courage' shown by more than 300 mayors in cities across the US who have committed to upholding the Paris Agreement

World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.

Successful SpaceX launch delivers satellites into orbit

SpaceX has successfully landed multiple rockets on both land and water, as part of its effort to bring down the cost of space flight by re-using multimillion dollar components

The American company SpaceX on Sunday successfully placed 10 satellites for the communications company Iridium into orbit using a Falcon 9 rocket.

US tennis legend John McEnroe is currently on tour to promote his new book 'But Seriously'

US tennis legend John McEnroe is currently on tour to promote his new book 'But Seriously'

McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men's tour

Tennis legend John McEnroe says while he has great respect for Serena Williams as the best of her gender, the 23-time Grand Slam winner would be the 700th ranked player in the men's game.

New Zealand one win away from America's Cup glory

Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling talks to teammates after their first race of the day against Oracle Team USA during the 35th America's Cup, in the Great Sound in Hamilton, Bermuda, June 25, 2017

Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand defeated two-time defenders Oracle Team USA twice on Sunday to move within one victory of seizing the America's Cup.

AB de Villiers' stunning 31-ball century against the West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015 remains the fastest ODI hundred

AB de Villiers' stunning 31-ball century against the West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015 remains the fastest ODI hundred

South African batsman AB de Villiers to decide future in August

AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August.

Volkswagen Slovakia workers win wage hike, end strike

Currently, the average salary in the Bratislava Volkswagen plant is €1,800, excluding managers' pay packets, according to the company

Unions at Volkswagen Slovakia said on Sunday they were ending a six-day strike after agreeing a 14.1 percent wage hike with management at the eurozone country's largest private employer.

New Zealand All Blacks' Rieko Ioane (R) scores a try in front of Anthony Watson of the British and Irish Lions during their first Test match, at Eden Park in Auckland, on June 24, 2017

New Zealand All Blacks' Rieko Ioane (R) scores a try in front of Anthony Watson of the British and Irish Lions during their first Test match, at Eden Park in Auckland, on June 24, 2017

All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

A stranded British and Irish Lions supporter has told how a stranger's act of kindness resulted in him bunking down at the home of All Blacks sensation Rieko Ioane and his brother Akira.

Nine dead, 28 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking

Colombian officials said the tourist boat Almirante sank in a matter of minutes

At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a boat carrying tourists sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, a regional official said.

Daniel Berger of the US plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Travelers Championship, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, on June 25, 2017

Daniel Berger of the US plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Travelers Championship, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, on June 25, 2017

Bunker chip-in brings Spieth his 10th PGA title

Jordan Spieth sank a bunker shot on the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat US compatriot Daniel Berger and win the Travelers Championship for his 10th career US PGA title.

Federer buries 'doubts' with perfect Wimbledon boost

Alexander Zverev returns a ball to Roger Federer during the final of the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, on June 25, 2017

Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth Halle title on Sunday and admitted he's feeling fresh ahead of his assault on an eighth Wimbledon crown next month.

The Tokyo-based car parts giant is facing lawsuits and huge costs over an airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths globally

The Tokyo-based car parts giant is facing lawsuits and huge costs over an airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths globally

Japan's airbag giant Takata says filed for bankruptcy protection

Japan's crisis-hit airbag maker Takata said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, as it struggles with the fallout from the auto industry's biggest ever safety recall.

'Transformers 5' dominates box office but opens at franchise-low

Isabela Moner and El Dasa, seen on the set of 'Despierta America' to promote the film 'Transformers: The Last Knight', at Univision Studios in Miami, Florida, on June 22, 2017

"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday, sending last week's hit "Cars 3" to second place.

The sculpture of the bauhinia, which became the emblem of Hong Kong after the handover, was a present to the city from China in 1997

The sculpture of the bauhinia, which became the emblem of Hong Kong after the handover, was a present to the city from China in 1997

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover.

Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts during her tennis match against US Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 31, 2017 in Paris

Petra Kvitova said on Sunday that coming back from a set down to win her first title since suffering a career-threatening injury has given her added confidence ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on July 3.

Germany's forward Timo Werner controls the ball during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup group B football match against Cameroon at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 25, 2017

Germany's forward Timo Werner controls the ball during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup group B football match against Cameroon at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 25, 2017

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

Germany's Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

After Ostapenko, Sevastova strikes another blow for Latvia

Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova returns the ball to Croatia's Petra Martic during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 4, 2017 in Paris

Anastasija Sevastova won her first trophy since 2010 on Sunday when she captured the Mallorca Open, becoming the second Latvian in two weeks to clinch a title after Jelena Ostapenko's Roland Garros triumph.

DIARIO TV

2024 Olympics, Paris believes and the Seine turns into an immense sports field

The champions of French sports have been challenged in an unprecedented race on a floating athletics track in the center of the Seine. An event organized to promote the city's candidacy at Olympia in 2024. Among the participants, Teddy Riner, two-time Olympic champion of judo.

Stunning «southern lights» illuminate night sky above New Zealand

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Bloody London, flowers and messages: the London lament

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Real Madrid fans celebrate the Champions League victory

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Japan, launched in orbit the H-20 rocket

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Life & Style

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Sports

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup football semis

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Usain Bolt's Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen.

SciTech

People queue outside the Apple store in Singapore's Orchard shopping district on its opening day, on May 27, 2017

People queue outside the Apple store in Singapore's Orchard shopping district on its opening day, on May 27, 2017

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space

After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission.

Health

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

It's early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.