Australia launches world-leading bid to end violence against women and children

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Welcome to the news for October 17th. Today we have stories on everything from the electromagnetic spectrum in astronomy, to the U-curve in children's bipolar disorder risk, to NASA's plans to drop a sample of an asteroid. We also have tech news, flu season updates, and a look at Billie Eilish's "romance" with an older singer.


  1. A guide to the different types of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects, and how astronomers make use of them to study the universe.
  2. A recently discovered phenomenon dubbed the "U-curve" suggests that children born to younger or older parents are at an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder.
  3. Australia has launched a bid to end violence against women and children within a generation, with a focus on education and prevention.
  4. In today's tech news, we take a look at 5 things to know in Australia, including Google's new My Ads Center and Billie's 'romance' with older singer divides.
  5. The flu season is expected to start earlier and be more severe this year, so it's important to get your flu shot as soon as possible.
  6. NASA is preparing to drop off a sample of an asteroid in order to study its composition and structure.
  7. Billie Eilish's 'romance' with older singer Justin Bieber has divided fans, with some thinking it's 'disgusting' and others finding it 'cute'.
  8. The bodycam footage of a wounded Bristol police officer shooting down a cop killer has been released, and it is gripping.
  9. Silent Hill Transmission has been announced for this week, with updates on the Silent Hill series.
  10. Google has introduced My Ads Center, a new tool designed to increase safety on the web.
  11. Liverpool's Mo Salah scored a brilliant goal against Manchester City, with a assist from Alisson.
  12. Olivia Wilde went braless in a sheer dress at a Hollywood event.
  13. A little-known Woolies hack allows you to get 'all free' items at the supermarket.
  14. A Today weather presenter spotted looters in a Melbourne suburb that was hit by floods.
  15. 'Both barrels from player and trainer': Tigers, Lebanon star SENT off in bizarre ref clash.
  16. 'Tinubu will make Nigeria great again': Pool boy details sex with pastor's wife.
  17. How I Balance Chronic Migraines and Being a Mom to Two Kids.
  18. Auger-Aliassime beats American J.J. Wolf in Firenze Open final for 2nd career title.