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Zimbabwe's Mugabe meets military chief with smiles, but fate uncertain
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:37

A smiling President Robert Mugabe is pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over ...

Researchers helping farmers combat climate change with big data
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:31

Researchers in Colombia win a prestigious UN award for their work helping farmers to embrace big data to combat climate change. ...

Would you bettong an echidna becoming the ACT's new emblem?
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:43

The ACT Government vows to hold a public vote to rectify a quirk in the territory which has left it the only jurisdiction without a mammal emblem. ...

'Waste of money': Dutton rubbishes NZ's plan to upgrade services on Manus
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:42

The Immigration Minister rubbishes New Zealand's plan to spend nearly $ 3 million improving services on Manus Island, and takes issue with the money ...

The gender pay gap has narrowed … to $26,527 per year
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:42

The pay gap between men and women narrows — but the blokes' club still rules when it comes to striking juicier salary deals, according to the latest...

Payne urged to suspend military exercises with Saudis over Yemen blockade
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:45

Defence Minister Marise Payne plays down Australia's military exercises with Saudi Arabia, amid urges to suspend all involvement with the Arab nation ...

Chickens boiled alive at Melbourne abattoir, secret footage reveals
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:44

A Melbourne abattoir has been allowed to continue operating despite being investigated for possible animal cruelty, after secretly recorded footage sh...

Prosecutors accused of 'ferocious attack' in ADFA rape case
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:37

Prosecutors are accused of launching a "ferocious attack" on a former ADFA cadet accused of raping a colleague allegedly too drunk to consent, as the ...

Santos rejects $9.5b US takeover approach
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:41

Oil and gas producer Santos says it rejected a nearly $ 9.5 billion takeover bid from a US investment firm led by a former top executive of energy gi...

Streets shut down, partying erupts in Canberra after SSM result
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:38

The ACT records the highest yes vote and participation rate in the same-sex marriage postal survey, prompting dancing in the streets and road closures...

On same-sex marriage, the sharpest divisions are just down the road
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:48

In a country the size of Australia, sometimes political divisions are sharpened by distance. But on same-sex marriage, the great divides can be just a...

Australian diplomat dies in New York after falling from 7th floor balcony
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:41

Australian diplomat Julian Simpson dies after accidentally falling from his balcony in New York City while drinking with friends. US media say the 30-...

ARU decided to axe Western Force in April, inquiry finds
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:41

Australian Rugby Union decided to axe the Western Force from the Super Ruby competition well before it looked into the finances of the Perth-based clu...

'I'll always be an outsider': Despite the barbs, Postecoglou's reign a victorious one
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:42

Four years on from taking over, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has delivered World Cup qualification and Asian Cup glory, all the while doing things...

Jedinak leads Socceroos into World Cup with 3-1 win over Honduras
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:41

Australia qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beating Honduras 3-1 in Sydney thanks to the magical boot of Mile Jedinak. ...

Opinion: I'm a proud Westie and I voted yes. Don't blame western Sydney for its No vote
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:48

It's a tale of two Sydneys: the east voted yes and the west voted no. And there's no doubt we'll come under attack, writes Dallas Rogers. ...

Live: Socceroos hunting the win that will book their World Cup ticket
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:37

It's crunch time for Australia — can the Socceroos make it to their fourth straight World Cup finals by beating Honduras in their play-off second le...

Why NSW had the largest opposition to same-sex marriage
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:41

Australia's most populated state is also the most divided in the nation when it comes to the same-sex marriage postal survey results, with 42 per cent...

Full SSM survey results: See how people who live near you responded
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:37

Explore the full results of the same-sex marriage postal survey, including breakdowns by state and seat-by-seat. Top Stor...

Live: Yes vote wins in SSM survey, way clear for law change by Christmas
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:39

Australians have voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to get married. Same-sex marriage will be legalised by Christmas if the Turnbull Governm...

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