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Joyce argues enemies using citizenship case to open old wounds
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:46

The Deputy Prime Minister says he respects the High Court process, but his political enemies are using it to throw mud at him, describing Canberra as ...

How Spain turned the Catalonian fringe issue into a full-blown crisis
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:45

In Catalonia, Spain's governing Popular Party has kicked one of the most spectacular own goals you could ever see, helping turn a fringe political iss...

Trump refuses to certify Iran is complying with nuclear deal
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:38

The US President strikes a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is comp...

'Experienced' skydivers, customer dead in far north Queensland tragedy
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:39

Two instructors and a 54-year-old woman are dead after what is believed to be a mid-air collision between tandem and single skydivers at Mission Beach...

Roar v Adelaide live: Round two gets underway at Lang Park
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:36

Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United kick off round two of the 2016/17 A-League season at Lang Park. Get all your scores, streams and stats in our live S...

Top Venezuelan skier avoids jail after assaulting embassy landlord
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:57

A Venezuelan skier and world-record holder who punched the landlord of his home country's embassy in Canberra is handed a good behaviour order over th...

One-punch killer sentenced to seven years for attack on Cole Miller
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:49

Armstrong Renata, who killed 18-year-old water polo player Cole Miller in a one-punch attack in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, blindsided his victim and...

Age no barrier for Lloyd ahead of The Everest berth
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:46

At 56 years old, Jeff Lloyd will be the oldest jockey to compete in tomorrow's inaugural running of The Everest at Royal Randwick. ...

Music festival pressured to abandon pill testing trial, advocate says
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:40

Illicit drug testing advocates say they are not to blame for an Australian-first trial being shelved at the Spilt Milk music festival, to be held in C...

Family of hostages released by Taliban-linked group five years after capture
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:40

A married couple and their three young children born in captivity have been released after years of being held hostage by a group in Pakistan, officia...

US withdraws from UNESCO due to claims of anti-Israel bias
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:45

UNESCO expresses regret over the United States' decision to withdraw from their organisation, saying it is a marked loss for multilateralism and for t...

Marist Brother accused of child sex offences 'too sick to face charges'
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:38

Lawyers for a former Canberra Marist Brother accused of sex offences against several students ask for a permanent stay of proceedings, arguing their c...

Fire consumes Canberra's Pialligo Estate for second time in two years
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:49

Fire destroys the Pialligo Estate restaurant building in Canberra less than 18 months after a separate blaze destroyed the venue's award-winning smoke...

Catholic Church 'hiding behind the law' over historic abuse compensation sums
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:37

Russell Clark turned to drug use after escaping the Catholic school where he was raped and beaten, and is now gravely ill. Like many abuse survivors, ...

Private health insurance is about to get the biggest shake-up you've ever seen
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:43

Young Australians are being targeted in the biggest overhaul of private health insurance in decades, with premium discounts on the cards and a big foc...

Mangy thieves steal research cameras, important data on wombats
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:49

Cameras containing vital data to help improve the lives of wombats suffering from mange are stolen from research areas outside Canberra. ...

Construction worker seriously injured after bobcat falls into trench
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:44

A construction worker is "extremely lucky to be alive" after a bobcat on a building site in Canberra's south slid into a trench, crushing and trapping...

Australian economy downgraded by IMF
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:42

Weaker mining exports and housing investment hurt by bad weather earlier this year prompt the International Monetary Fund to cut its growth forecasts ...

Body of missing woman Sophie Dowsley found in Canada
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:39

The body of missing Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley is recovered by police in the Canadian province of British Columbia after she went missing on a hik...

'We didn't know': Former Antarctic boss says pilots failed to flag crevasse prior to fatal accident
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:37

A helicopter pilot who "carelessly" failed to report a crevasse, in which he fell weeks later, contributed to his own death, the former leader of Aust...

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