Australian rescuers save 108 whales after mass stranding Sep 27, 2020 0 328 12345 DPASYDNEYRescuers on Saturday confirmed they have saved a total of 108 long-finned pilot whales involved in Australia’s largest mass stranding on Tasmania’s west coast. Rescuers believe there are no more live whales in the harbour, after an estimated 470 whales became stranded this week. Authorities have revised the number of dead whales down to 350.Marine Conservation Program biologist Kris Carlyon said on Saturday only one whale had restranded itself on Friday night, which was considered a success given 20 were rescued that day.On Monday, around 270 whales were discovered at three sites in Macquarie Harbour. One-third were already dead before rescue efforts could begin. A further 200 dead whales were spotted on Wednesday morning some 7-10 kilometres from the original site. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Paris cleaver attack suspect says wanted to target Charlie Hebdo Sep 27, 2020 0 690 Britain’s PM Johnson urges global unity on pandemics, pledges extra COVAX funds Sep 27, 2020 0 1412 Stand-alone Sep 27, 2020 0 747 S Korea demands Pyongyang further probe killing of official SEOUL: Seoul said on Saturday it will demand further investigation by Pyongyang into the killing of a South Korean official after a rare public apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The fisheries official was .. State health minister quits over Australia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak DPA Sydney The state health minister in Victoria resigned from her post on Saturday, as her handling of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, by far Australia’s worst, has come under criticism and been the subject of an inquiry. .. Mexico vows further investigations into missing students MEXICO CITY: Six years after 43 students disappeared and were most likely murdered in south-western Mexico, the government has promised further investigations. “We must not give up hope,” Mexican President Andres .. Fresh detentions as women lead latest round of Belarus protests DPA Moscow Several hundred women took to the streets of Minsk on Saturday to kick off another weekend of protests by those who say Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stole August’s election for a sixth term in .. Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26 CHUGUIV: One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found. President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the scene of the .. Confident Biden ready to face Trump’s ‘lies’ in debate AFP Washington US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Saturday he expects “personal attacks and lies” from Donald Trump in their first televised debate on Tuesday, but showed confidence in his ability ..