Brisbane, Australia Magistrates Court charges two cotton farmers with $20m fraud
| Brisbane, Australia Magistrates Court charges two cotton farmers with $20m fraud
Two officers of cotton farming conglomerate Norman Farming in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for alleged fraud of the government. Queensland Police alleged over the past seven years the farmers submitted fraudulent claims to receive funding from Queensland's Department of Natural Resources, resulting in an approximately AUD20M dishonest personal financial gain. The Court laid charges and released the defendants on bail.
Creativity celebrated at Fan Expo Canada 2018 in Toronto
| Creativity celebrated at Fan Expo Canada 2018 in Toronto
Fan Expo Canada ran in Toronto, spread over both multi-storey buildings at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is one of North America's largest pop culture events, with panels, product unveilings, screenings, an artists' alley, and celebrity autographs.
Russians protest against pension reform
| Russians protest against pension reform
On Sunday, reportedly over a thousand Russians were arrested for illegally protesting against government plans for pension age adjustment. The protest spanned several regions across the country. The plan would raise the retirement age an additional five years, with new age for men at 65, for women at 60.
US rapper Mac Miller dies at home in Los Angeles
| US rapper Mac Miller dies at home in Los Angeles
On Friday, rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his bedroom at home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, United States, according to reports. He was 26.
NASA's TESS spacecraft reports its first exoplanet
| NASA's TESS spacecraft reports its first exoplanet
In findings released to the public on Monday through online site arXiv.org, astronomers reported they have already used data from the first photograph taken by National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to locate an exoplanet. The planet, called Pi Mensae c, was spotted as it was transiting in front of its star, Pi Mensae (HD 39091).
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