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Swifts stun Vixens with 24-goal win in Sydney

NSW Swifts beat Melbourne Vixens 67-43 in Sydney to hand the Vixens their biggest-ever trans-Tasman competition defeat.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 20:44:43 +1000    READ MORE

Glamour and pride on show at Logies as Australia's TV celebrities gather in Melbourne

The big names of Australian television gather at the Logies in Melbourne, with Channel 10's Carrie Bickmore in the running for a fourth gold prize.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 20:18:57 +1000    READ MORE

Davison denies Lowndes landmark win at Perth V8s

Mercedes driver Will Davison won the final race of the Perth V8 Supercars round, denying Craig Lowndes a 100th career victory.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 20:10:54 +1000    READ MORE

Port Adelaide takes Showdown honours with 24-point win over Adelaide

Port Adelaide has earned bragging rights in the Showdown, beating cross-town rivals the Crows by 24 points at Adelaide Oval.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 19:27:33 +1000    READ MORE

Melbourne City knock Phoenix out of finals with 2-0 win

Melbourne City has knocked Wellington Phoenix out of the A-League finals, with a 2-0 win in the elimination final in Wellington.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 19:23:43 +1000    READ MORE

Landholders seek US legal help in fighting coal seam gas

Victorian landholders will join graziers and politicians from South Australia in consulting New York lawyers in a bid to ramp up the fight against coal seam gas operations.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 19:18:30 +1000    READ MORE

Surfer injured in shark attack near Taree in northern NSW

A shark attacks a surfer on a beach near Taree in northern New South Wales.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 18:43:58 +1000    READ MORE

Kiwis beat Kangaroos in Anzac Test

New Zealand has continued its recent rugby league dominance over Australia with a 26-12 win in the Anzac Test at Lang Park.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 18:25:38 +1000    READ MORE

Bombers squeak home against the Saints at Docklands

Essendon has eked out a two-point victory over St Kilda at Docklands to earn the club's third win of the season.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 18:15:26 +1000    READ MORE

Nepal quake death toll climbs to more than 7,000

Foreign trekkers are among 50 bodies retrieved from an avalanche-hit area of Nepal, as the death toll from last week's earthquake climbs to more than 7,000.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 18:10:50 +1000    READ MORE

Jillaroos upset Kiwi Ferns 22-14 at Lang Park

Debutant Mahalia Murphy scored a hat-trick of tries as the Jillaroos upset the Kiwi Ferns, winning the women's rugby league Test 22-14 at Lang Park.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:11:28 +1000    READ MORE

Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay

United States sprinters clinched a convincing victory over Usain Bolt and the Jamaican team in the 4x100m at the IAAF World Relays in Barbados.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:11:28 +1000    READ MORE

Cyclist dies after falling over guard rail in NSW

A 61-year-old cyclist dies after falling over a guard rail near Goulburn while on an annual ride from Canberra to Wollongong.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 16:59:55 +1000    READ MORE

Thousands of migrants still crossing Mediterranean despite risk

More than 3,400 migrants are rescued from the Mediterranean in one day as Europe continues to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores from Libya.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 16:53:19 +1000    READ MORE

Chris Bowen moves to support same-sex marriage

Federal Labor MP Chris Bowen reveals he is now prepared to vote in favour of same-sex marriage, if Labor allows a conscience vote.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 16:22:00 +1000    READ MORE

Dockers roll on with big win over Demons

The Fremantle Dockers have a perfect record after five rounds, after accounting for Melbourne by 68 points at the MCG.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:55:20 +1000    READ MORE

Reynolds on report in City's loss to Country

Josh Reynolds landed himself in hot water after being put on report twice during a forgettable performance by the incumbent New South Wales five-eighth in Country's 34-22 win over City at Wagga Wagga on Sunday.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:43:01 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanian Government announces funding for 12 new ice rehab beds

Tasmania announces $4.8 million to tackle drug and alcohol abuse, including funding for 12 new residential rehabilitation beds to treat ice addiction.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:28:41 +1000    READ MORE

Thousands turn out for Collector Pumpkin Festival

Thousands of people turn out to pay homage to the simple squash during the 12th annual pumpkin festival in the southern New South Wales village of Collector.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:28:41 +1000    READ MORE

Top Melbourne private school Xavier College admits extent of child sex abuse

The principal of one Melbourne's top private schools admits for the first time the extent of child sex abuse that took place on its grounds in the 1960s and 70s.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:12:45 +1000    READ MORE

Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr has beaten Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to win the 'Fight of the Century' in Las Vegas.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:51:51 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanian winemakers celebrate high quality yields

As Australia's wine industry grapples with a national grape glut, Tasmania bucks the trend with promising yields for the 2015 vintage.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:44:11 +1000    READ MORE

Parole board head denies wrongdoing over meeting with alleged crime figure

The outgoing chairman of Victoria's Adult Parole Board is denying any wrongdoing in giving advice to an alleged organised crime figure.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:40:53 +1000    READ MORE

Deadly car bomb attack in Iraqi capital kills 13

At least 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad in one of the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital this year.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:22:30 +1000    READ MORE

Britain celebrates birth of princess, awaits name announcement

Prince William and his wife Catherine will spend their first day back home with their new baby daughter as Britain celebrates the birth of a new princess.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:16:58 +1000    READ MORE

Opposition vows not to support families package that 'robs Peter to pay Paul'

Labor sounds a warning about its support for the Federal Government's families package saying it will resist the measures if they are paid for by cutting other household benefits.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 13:58:55 +1000    READ MORE

Couple marries before thousands rally at Brisbane's Labour Day march

Queensland unionists rejoice at the change of government at Brisbane's Labour Day march - which kicked off with a union of another sort.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 13:27:24 +1000    READ MORE

Doctor warns of 'fatal consequences' if water beads swallowed

Beads that expand in water have potentially fatal consequences if they are swallowed, an Adelaide doctor warns.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 13:21:40 +1000    READ MORE

Rare plants 'could disappear' after LNP failed to update protected species list

Queensland conservationists say rare plants could disappear from the wild, and new species might not be discovered, because the previous state government weakened plant protections in favour of development.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 13:18:22 +1000    READ MORE

Plane makes emergency landing near Broome

A single-engine Cessna 210 makes an emergency landing on a bush track east of Broome, in WA's Kimberley.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:58:04 +1000    READ MORE

Street party erupts in Baltimore after six police officers charged

A street party of thousands of people erupts in Baltimore a day after six police officers were charged over the death of Freddie Gray.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:48:38 +1000    READ MORE

Six men arrested and barring orders issues after Adelaide brawl

Six people are arrested after a brawl on Adelaide's streets in the early hours of the morning, during which time a police officer's car was damaged.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:35:29 +1000    READ MORE

Extended FIFO 'suicide roster' advertised in error: company

An advertisement for a 12 week on, one week off FIFO roster dubbed a "suicide roster" by a union is removed, with the company involved saying it was an error.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:33:05 +1000    READ MORE

Ruddock calls for death penalty abolition in wake of Bali Nine executions

Former attorney-general Philip Ruddock says he is reaching out to other countries in an effort to abolish the death penalty in the wake of the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:23:13 +1000    READ MORE

Succession line: Royal baby 'the spare to the heir'

Prince William and his wife Catherine's new baby daughter joins a long line of second children born one step from the throne — the so-called spare to the heir.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:56:01 +1000    READ MORE

Minister condemns factory trawler dolphin kills as 'unacceptable and outrageous'

Greg Hunt describes the deaths of marine mammals in the net of a factory fishing trawler as "unacceptable and outrageous".

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:56:01 +1000    READ MORE

Government review of NT Indigenous education a sham: union

The Wilson Review recommending sending Indigenous high school students to boarding schools in regional centres was made without properly consulting remote communities, the Australia Education Union NT says.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:39:35 +1000    READ MORE

Australia not equipped to deal with growing 'tsunami' of dementia cases: advocates

Australian workplaces are not equipped to deal with the growing numbers of employees with dementia, despite an ageing population and a possible "tsunami" of future cases, advocates warn.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:36:56 +1000    READ MORE

Rebels wait on McMahon injury

The Melbourne Rebels are still unsure on the severity of Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon's hip injury following their one-point win over the Chiefs.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:35:45 +1000    READ MORE

'Drunk driver' charged over fatal crash at Mount Isa

A teenager has been charged with drink driving over a crash in Mount Isa that killed one person.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:23:58 +1000    READ MORE

Nigeria's push against Boko Haram hampered by land mines

Nigeria's military says it is confident it has Boko Haram cornered, but a final push to clear the Islamist militants from their forest hideouts is being hampered by landmines.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:21:44 +1000    READ MORE

Lights out on Adelaide Crows for second week running

The lights have gone out on a SANFL football game in Adelaide for the second weekend in row, cancelling a game between the Adelaide Crows reserve side and South Adelaide.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:20:43 +1000    READ MORE

Angry cyclists launch protest ride over tack attacks

Melbourne cyclists, children and pets are being injured by furniture tacks strewn across bike routes around the Kew area, protesters say.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:10:09 +1000    READ MORE

Drunk teens taunt Crocodile Dundee star Burt

Two drunk teenagers break into a tourist attraction in the centre of Darwin and taunt a crocodile that became world famous after a star turn in Crocodile Dundee.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:03:08 +1000    READ MORE

As it happened: Floyd Mayweather Jr beats Manny Pacquiao

Look back on how Floyd Mayweather Jr's unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao unfolded in Las Vegas.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:01:58 +1000    READ MORE

Targa Tasmania finish 'dream come true' for paralysed driver

Paralysed Queensland driver, Alan Bloore, describes finishing Targa Tasmania rally as a "dream come true".

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 10:26:24 +1000    READ MORE

Clarkson pleased with hard-edged Hawks after bruising win over North Melbourne

Hawthorn skipper Luke Hodge and star on-baller Jordan Lewis are in the spotlight over physical clashes in the Hawks' big win over North Melbourne.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 10:17:06 +1000    READ MORE

Farmers urge Government to tackle drought as natural disaster

Drought-stricken farmers warn Queensland's beef industry is about to collapse and the dire and enduring drought needs to be declared a natural disaster.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:59:37 +1000    READ MORE

Head-on crash kills 26-year-old man near Dongara

A 26-year old man has died in a head-on car crash in Western Australia's Mid West.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:54:01 +1000    READ MORE

Two dead in house fire on Sydney's north shore

Two people have died as fire engulfed a house on Sydney's lower north shore, with neighbours saying they were shocked by the blaze.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:51:22 +1000    READ MORE

California's millennium drought turns attention to SA expertise

As the giant US state of California suffers what could be its worst drought in 1,200 years, eyes are turning to South Australia and its experience dealing with the worst drought in its own recorded history.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:50:14 +1000    READ MORE

Reservists help restore Point Peron coastal defence battery

Batteries and bunkers built south of Perth to defend WA's coastline during the World War II are being restored.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:50:14 +1000    READ MORE

Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca dies of cancer, Premier League pays tribute

The wife of former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:27:39 +1000    READ MORE

100 Deception Bay homes 'totally smashed', hardship payments announced

South-east Queenslanders hit by Friday's severe storms - including residents of Deception Bay, where floods inundated about 100 homes - will get hardship payments, the Premier says.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:27:39 +1000    READ MORE

$25m terrorism taskforce to fight radicalisation of young Victorians

The Victorian Government is setting up a taskforce aimed at stopping disaffected young people becoming radicalised and turning to terrorist organisations.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:23:32 +1000    READ MORE

Communities still cut off, 11 rescued, as weather eases in NSW

Severe weather eases on the NSW north coast after two days of heavy rain and flash flooding, but some communities are still cut off.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:16:07 +1000    READ MORE

American Pharoah reigns at Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah stormed to victory in the Kentucky Derby as jockey Victor Espinoza clinched back-to-back wins in America's most prestigious horse race.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:05:47 +1000    READ MORE

Drones used to map Antarctic ice floe in unprecedented operation

Scientists successfully pilot drones over Antarctic ice floe from aboard a ship in a world-first operation they say has the potential to change the face of Antarctic science.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 08:40:34 +1000    READ MORE

Senden into quarters at WGC Match Play

John Senden has powered through to the final eight while fellow Australian Marc Leishman has bowed out at the WGC Match Play.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 08:25:29 +1000    READ MORE

Street University to help marginalised youth realise potential in the ACT

A new style of university is coming to Canberra, offering education, mentoring and support to young people typically left out in the cold by the mainstream education system.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 08:24:08 +1000    READ MORE

Anderson takes six before England collapses against West Indies

England has fallen to 5 for 39 in their second innings, leading by 107 runs, after James Anderson wrecked the West Indies on the second day of the third and final Test.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 08:06:50 +1000    READ MORE

SurveyMonkey chief executive dies aged 47

SurveyMonkey chief executive Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his brother writes in a Facebook post.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 08:04:08 +1000    READ MORE

Three migrants drown, more rescued from boats off Egypt and Libya

Three migrants drown and 31 are rescued after a boat carrying people trying to reach Europe capsizes off Egypt's port of Baheira, while French navy rescue 217 men off Libya, authorities and state media say.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:55:14 +1000    READ MORE

'Fight of the century' ready to rumble

Years of debate and months of hype will reach a climax on Sunday afternoon when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather step into the ring in Las Vegas for the most eagerly anticipated boxing match in recent memory.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:55:14 +1000    READ MORE

Ceremonies held on anniversary of violent clashes in Ukrainian city of Odessa

The southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa holds separate ceremonies paying tribute to both pro-Russian rebels and pro-Kiev militants who perished a year ago in a day of violent clashes.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:39:48 +1000    READ MORE

UN urges Nepal to relax customs control to allow faster aid distribution

The United Nations urges Nepal's government to relax customs controls which it says are holding up the distribution of vital relief supplies for survivors of last week's earthquake.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:29:23 +1000    READ MORE

Pinot ends win drought, Zakarin takes overall lead

Frenchman Thibaut Pinot has come home alone to celebrate his first win of the season in the fifth stage of the Tour de Romandie, while Russia's Ilnur Zakarin took the yellow jersey from Michael Albasini.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 07:03:28 +1000    READ MORE

Bournemouth seals Championship title, Derby miss out on play-offs

Bournemouth has been promoted as the Championship winner as Watford slipped up, while Brentford pipped Derby to a play-off spot.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:55:25 +1000    READ MORE

Celtic strolls to fourth successive title

Celtic has been crowned champion of Scotland for the 46th time after Aberdeen's loss to Dundee United gave it an unassailable lead at the top of the table.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:47:33 +1000    READ MORE

Juventus wins 31st Serie A title

Juventus won the Italian title for the 31st time after Arturo Vidal's first half strike saw Massimiliano Allegri's side defeat Sampdoria 1-0.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:42:25 +1000    READ MORE

US-led strike kills 52 civilians, 'not a single IS fighter' in Syria: monitor

US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group kill at least 52 civilians, including seven children, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a group monitoring the conflict says.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:39:42 +1000    READ MORE

Traditions and customs surrounding the new baby princess

Prince William's wife Catherine has given birth to a girl at St Mary's Hospital in London. Here is a look at some of the customs and traditions that surround the birth of a royal.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:15:58 +1000    READ MORE

Mitchell magic seals Toulon's Euro treble

Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell helped Toulon be crowned European champions for the third straight year, following a 24-18 win over Clermont.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:11:44 +1000    READ MORE

Kyrgios to face Gasquet in first career final

Nick Kyrgios will play for the first title of his career on Monday morning when he takes on two-time finalist Richard Gasquet at the Estoril Open.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:06:35 +1000    READ MORE

West Brom sinks Manchester United, Burnley and QPR on brink

West Bromwich Albion dealt Manchester United's hopes of automatic Champions League qualification a serious blow with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Burnley and QPR moved closer to Premier League relegation.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:04:18 +1000    READ MORE

Trial begins in case of mob lynching of Afghan woman

Dozens of Afghan men including several policemen face trial over the mob killing in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 05:49:48 +1000    READ MORE

Magnitude-5.7 earthquake strikes south-east Japan: USGS

An earth tremor of magnitude 5.7 struck 185 kilometres south south-east of Japan's Izu islands on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey says.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 04:11:37 +1000    READ MORE

Economist calls for chess to be on the national curriculum

Economist and former Liberal advisor John Adams is heading a push to make chess a part of the national curriculum.

published: Sun, 03 May 2015 00:01:33 +1000    READ MORE

Dowsett smashes cycling world one hour record in Manchester

British cyclist Alex Dowsett has broken the world hour record of Australia's Rohan Dennis, completing 52.937km in 60 minutes at a velodrome in Manchester.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 23:48:32 +1000    READ MORE

Bangladesh hold Pakistan to draw after Tamim double ton

A double century to Tamim Iqbal set Bangladesh up for a draw in the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 23:31:41 +1000    READ MORE

Govers scores on debut in Kookaburra's 6-0 win over Pakistan

Debutant Blake Govers got on the scoresheet for Australia in the Kookaburras' 6-0 thrashing of Pakistan at the international challenge in Hobart.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 23:23:51 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanians shine at national cinematography awards

Tasmania punches above its weight at national awards for cinematographers announced in Hobart.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 23:08:25 +1000    READ MORE

British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies

Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell, who wrote over 60 books in a career spanning five decades, dies at the age of 85 after suffering a stroke earlier this year, her publisher says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 23:03:01 +1000    READ MORE

West Coast Eagles smash GWS by 87 points at Subiaco Oval

West Coast Eagles have maintained their spot in the AFL's top eight with a dominant 87-point thrashing of GWS at Subiaco Oval.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 22:35:32 +1000    READ MORE

Chinese authorities target rumours 'damaging military's image'

Chinese authorities have detained 10 people for spreading rumours online that have damaged the military's image, the country's defence ministry says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 22:29:38 +1000    READ MORE

US secretary of state praises reformist Sri Lankan government

John Kerry has hailed Sri Lanka for making "enormous progress" since the departure of strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, as he lavished praise on the new reformist government.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 22:13:33 +1000    READ MORE

Hodge, Lewis in tribunal trouble as Hawks beat North by 60 points

Hawthorn could be face the loss of Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis through suspension after both were involved in striking incidents in the Hawks' win over North Melbourne.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 22:11:22 +1000    READ MORE

Samoa holds off Tonga for thrilling 18-16 win

Samoa has held on for a thrilling 18-16 win in the Pacific Test against Tonga thanks in no small part to a miraculous try-saver by Sam Kasiano.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 21:48:31 +1000    READ MORE

Rebels upset Chiefs 16-15 in Melbourne

The Melbourne Rebels have scored an upset 16-15 win over the Chiefs at AAMI Park, staving off a second-half comeback.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 21:45:12 +1000    READ MORE

Hurricanes put Crusaders to the sword in Wellington

The Hurricanes have earned a bonus-point win, beating the Crusaders 29-23 in Wellington to remain top of the Super Rugby standings.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:22:06 +1000    READ MORE

Prince William, Catherine welcome baby girl

Prince William's wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a girl at St Mary's Hospital in London.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:16:01 +1000    READ MORE

Victorian footballer dies after heavy tackle in country Aussie Rules match

An Australian Rules footballer has died during a match in rural Victoria after taking a knock to the chest during a game on Saturday afternoon.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:11:05 +1000    READ MORE

Gaffney, Farrell keep Upper House seats, as Dean relies on preferences

Tasmanian Upper House MPs Mike Gaffney and Craig Farrell retain their seats after Legislative Council elections, but Ivan Dean's race will go down to preferences.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:02:50 +1000    READ MORE

Ironman dies after being pulled from water during competition in Western Australia

A man has died after collapsing during an ironman competition in Busselton, in south-western WA. He was pulled from the water by lifesavers and given CPR but later died in hospital.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 19:53:36 +1000    READ MORE

Injury to Tom Rockliff overshadows win for Suns over Lions in QClash

Brisbane skipper Tom Rockliff has been taken from the field after being knocked out in the Lions' 64-point QClash loss to the Suns at Carrara.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 19:22:37 +1000    READ MORE

Fiji beats PNG in exciting Pacific Test

Fiji has held off a late second-half charge from Papua New Guinea to win the Pacific Test 22-10 on the back of another strong game by Marika Koroibete.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 19:21:33 +1000    READ MORE

Junior Kangaroos hang on for win over Kiwis

Cronulla's Valentine Holmes has helped the Junior Kangaroos hold on to clinch a 22-20 win over the Junior Kiwis in Robina on Saturday.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 18:53:07 +1000    READ MORE

6yo boy dies after being swept into ocean at Ballina

A six-year-old boy dies after he was swept into the ocean in northern New South Wales this afternoon.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 18:41:46 +1000    READ MORE

Winterbottom bags back-to-back wins in Perth

Ford's Mark Winterbottom holds a one-point lead in the V8 Supercars championship after winning both of Saturday's 60-kilometre races in Perth.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 18:29:22 +1000    READ MORE

Rights activists, opposition politicians arrested in Malaysia

More than two dozen protesters including a leading human rights activist Ambiga Sreenevasan are detained in Malaysia in what one lawyer says is an attempt to silence government critics.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 18:25:45 +1000    READ MORE

Factory trawler returns to port after catching dolphins

The factory trawler Geelong Star is again forced to stop fishing because it has caught and killed dolphins.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 17:50:46 +1000    READ MORE

Protesters arrested in Baltimore for defying curfew

Dozens of protesters were arrested for defying a curfew in Baltimore, hours after six police were charged over the death of an African-American man who was in their custody.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 17:36:14 +1000    READ MORE

Blues score convincing bonus-point win over Force

The Western Force remain on the bottom of the Super Rugby table despite getting a bonus point in their 41-24 loss to the Blues at Eden Park.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 17:24:02 +1000    READ MORE

Dogs hold out Swans for big upset at the SCG

The young Western Bulldogs have hit the AFL top four after they upset the Sydney Swans by four points at a sodden SCG on Saturday afternoon.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 17:06:04 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanian shipbuilder wins contract for new Manly fast ferries

Hobart-based catamaran builder Incat wins contracts to build four new fast ferries for the Manly run in Sydney.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 16:48:03 +1000    READ MORE

Ali's daughter labels Floyd Mayweather Jr 'a broken person'

Muhammad Ali's daughter calls Floyd Mayweather Jr "a little boy" ahead of the undefeated American's historic showdown with Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 16:25:53 +1000    READ MORE

Cats beat Tigers by nine for second win of 2015

Geelong has picked up its second win of the AFL season after holding off a late Richmond fightback to secure a nine-point victory at the MCG.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 16:17:12 +1000    READ MORE

Duchess of Cambridge taken to London hospital in labour

Prince William's wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is in labour and has been admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 15:51:55 +1000    READ MORE

Bodies of 26 migrants unearthed at 'virtual prison camp' site in Thailand

The remains of 26 migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh are exhumed from a mass grave in Thailand after police end their search for bodies.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 15:33:20 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanian Government urged to ensure medicinal cannabis available to patients

The Tasmanian Opposition calls on Government to ensure medicinal cannabis becomes available for patients.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 15:23:30 +1000    READ MORE

Nigerian troops rescue more women and girls from Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped and were being detained in Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 14:30:42 +1000    READ MORE

Yemen death toll nearly 1,250, World Health Organisation says

The World Health Organisation says just over a month of fighting in Yemen has claimed 1,244 lives in a conflict affecting 7.5 million people.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 14:22:22 +1000    READ MORE

Australians working abroad to be forced to repay student loans

Australians living overseas will soon be forced to repay their student debts under measures to be announced in the Federal budget, Education Minister Christopher Pyne says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 13:21:25 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmanian Jason White wins fifth Targa Tasmania

Tasmanian driver Jason White takes out his fifth Targa rally, 26 seconds ahead of his closet rival.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 13:06:17 +1000    READ MORE

Unions highlight 'threat to eight-hour day' at Adelaide march

About 600 people take to the streets in Adelaide for the annual May Day march, citing workers' rights and conflicts with big business.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 13:01:40 +1000    READ MORE

MP Billy Gordon owes $19K in child support, ex-partner says

A second ex-partner of Billy Gordon has levelled accusations of violent behaviour and unpaid child support against the embattled Queensland MP.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 12:48:50 +1000    READ MORE

New water lily species identified in Kimberley

A new water lily species is identified in Western Australia's Kimberley during a 10-day expedition by a team of international botanists.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 12:44:10 +1000    READ MORE

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over car crash

Olympic champion and reality television star Bruce Jenner is sued for wrongful death by relatives of a woman killed in a car crash involving the former athlete on a Malibu highway in February, a Los Angeles court spokeswoman says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 12:23:28 +1000    READ MORE

State of emergency declared in Iowa due to bird flu

Iowa governor declares state of emergency due to rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state is at risk.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 12:12:15 +1000    READ MORE

French tourist dies after van rolls in Shark Bay shire

A French tourist dies after a van rolls over in Western Australia's Shark Bay shire.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 11:55:02 +1000    READ MORE

Foreign investors illegally buying Australian properties to face jail terms, fines

Foreign investors who illegally buy Australian properties, and real estate agents or developers who knowingly help them, will soon face jail terms and fines of up to $637,500.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 11:30:37 +1000    READ MORE

Exclusion zones cancelled after being established around suspicious items in Adelaide

Exclusion zones established around plastic containers at a suburb north-east of Adelaide are cancelled.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 11:24:41 +1000    READ MORE

Cooperation with countries on death penalty cases should end: former judge

Former Supreme Court justice Ken Crispin says Australia should stop all police cooperation with countries on cases involving the death penalty and criticises revised guidelines for the AFP as too weak.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 11:04:51 +1000    READ MORE

Darwin pet rescue mobilises for cat 'shot through face' with arrow

A cat found wedged in a staircase with an arrow through its head in a suburban backyard in Darwin last night had once been someone's pet, a pet rescue group says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 10:57:35 +1000    READ MORE

Focus shifts to relief for Nepal earthquake survivors in remote areas

Nepalese authorities rule out the possibility of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from last weekend's massive earthquake that has so far killed more than 6,700 people and devastated vast swathes of the country.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 10:29:14 +1000    READ MORE

Engineers warn east coast storms point to future flooding, erosion risks

Water engineers say recent deadly flash floods in NSW should sound warnings for communities across Australia about the need to change town planning policies and move aged care and childcare facilities away from high-risk areas.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 10:20:33 +1000    READ MORE

Malthouse laments Blues' shocker in milestone match

Record-breaking Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has accepted responsibility after the Blues were belted by Collingwood.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 10:07:58 +1000    READ MORE

Tasmania considers call for scheme to expunge gay sex convictions

Tasmania's anti-discrimination commissioner calls for scheme erasing historical convictions for consensual gay sex.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 09:46:15 +1000    READ MORE

Lawyers debate sanity defence in Colorado movie theatre massacre trial

Harrowing accounts from survivors dominate the first week of the Colorado cinema massacre trial as the defence and prosecutors work to build starkly different images of suspected gunman James Holmes.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 09:39:24 +1000    READ MORE

'Puffy' new planet discovered 500 light years away

Scientists discover a "puffy" new planet orbiting a small, cool star 500 light years away from Earth, in their search for new life in outer space.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 09:20:47 +1000    READ MORE

Leishman through to final 16 at WGC Match Play

Marc Leishman joined John Senden in the round of 16 at the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship, as both Australians went 3-0 in pool play in San Francisco.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 09:16:12 +1000    READ MORE

Pacific Seasonal Worker Program brings employment for Vanuatuans after Cyclone Pam

In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the Pacific Seasonal Workers Program provides Vanuatuans the opportunity to earn money to re-build their lives and ensures Australian farmers have the assured labour they need to sow and harvest crops.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 09:00:49 +1000    READ MORE

Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: study

Scientists have found the galactic cosmic rays that astronauts would encounter during long space flights permanently harms the brain.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:58:31 +1000    READ MORE

Irish jockey finds success following move to Australian tracks

A young Irish jockey is making a name for herself on the South Australian racing circuit following a series of wins.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:58:31 +1000    READ MORE

Latest round of public sector strike action largest in 30 years: union

The latest round of industrial action by federal public servants is the largest round of industrial action the Commonwealth Government has seen in 30 years, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) says.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:51:30 +1000    READ MORE

Foreign home buyers set to pay higher taxes in Victoria

The Victorian Government is planning to introduce higher taxes for foreign home buyers, in a move expected to raise $330 million dollars over four years.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:48:34 +1000    READ MORE

'I want to be a tattoo artist': advice for WA parents

Parents confused about their teenager's prospect for employment when they declare they would like to be a tattoo artist or an app developer can attend workshops on how to offer career advice.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:47:15 +1000    READ MORE

Man dies after assault at house in Perth suburb

A man dies after an assault at a house in Yangebup in Perth's southern suburbs, with police launching a homicide investigation.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:47:15 +1000    READ MORE

Pacquiao weighs in one pound lighter than Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao weighed in one pound lighter than Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino was welcomed by deafening cheers from his supporters on the eve of Sunday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:36:24 +1000    READ MORE

Bodies of Bali Nine pair arrive in Sydney with relatives

The bodies of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have arrived back in Australia along with family members, three days after the men were executed by firing squad in Indonesia.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:32:24 +1000    READ MORE

Cook ends Test ton drought to boost England

Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test century saved England from complete collapse, as his side reached 7 for 240 at stumps on the opening day of the third Test against West Indies.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 08:16:32 +1000    READ MORE

Ex-Brumbies boss Fisher leads Gloucester to European Challenge Cup win

Former Brumbies coach and director of rugby Laurie Fisher guided Gloucester to a nail-biting win in the European Challenge Cup final.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 07:52:16 +1000    READ MORE

Albasini retains Tour de Romandie lead

Michael Albasini retained his lead in the Tour de Romandie, as his Swiss compatriot Stefan Kueng grabbed a solo win on Friday's fourth stage.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 07:35:18 +1000    READ MORE

Kyrgios reaches Estoril Open semi-finals

Australia's Nick Kyrgios powered into his first ATP World Tour semi-final, beating Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 at the Estoril Open to set up a meeting with Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 07:18:32 +1000    READ MORE

Japan's Miura flattens Aussie Dib to retain world title

Japan's Takashi Miura overpowered Australian challenger Billy Dib to retain his World Boxing Council super-featherweight title for a fourth time with a brutal third-round technical knock-out in Tokyo on Friday.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 07:05:36 +1000    READ MORE

Five people killed in Qld after cars washed away by floodwaters

Five people have died after three cars were swept away by floodwaters in south-east Queensland during a torrential downpour, with storms moving south into northern New South Wales overnight.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 07:05:36 +1000    READ MORE

Floodwaters cut off thousands in northern NSW

Thousands of people living in the upper reaches of New South Wales north coasts rivers are isolated by floodwaters, with the town of Bellingen cut off.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 06:56:14 +1000    READ MORE

Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray case

Six Baltimore police officers are charged over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose spine was snapped while in police custody, in a surprise announcement after days of riots and protests in the US city.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 01:11:39 +1000    READ MORE

Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies aged 76

Ben E King, the soul singer whose classic song Stand By Me became a worldwide hit in 1961, dies aged 76.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 01:01:38 +1000    READ MORE

Nauru's ban on Facebook angers opposition and refugee advocates

Nauru's ban of Facebook has been dismissed by critics as a way of diffusing growing dissent among locals and refugees.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 00:24:21 +1000    READ MORE

Australian tuna brands pledge to use sustainable fishing methods by end of 2015

Greenpeace claims victory as all major Australian tuna brands agree to change to sustainable fishing methods by the end of 2015.

published: Sat, 02 May 2015 00:09:11 +1000    READ MORE

Police detain dozens in May Day protest in Turkey

Turkish police detain nearly 140 people and use water cannons and tear gas on protesters, after demonstrators try to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square in Istanbul.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 23:57:56 +1000    READ MORE

The ten most common phobias

What are you most afraid of? The ten most common phobias include fears of open spaces, social situations and snakes.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 23:26:32 +1000    READ MORE

Phobias in children could be overcome with tuberculosis drug: research

Common phobias in children of spiders, dogs or flying could be overcome with the help of an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis, researchers say.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 23:26:32 +1000    READ MORE

Test postponement a blessing in disguise: Smith

The Kangaroos were surprised the Anzac Test was postponed due to Brisbane's poor weather, but skipper Cameron Smith thinks it is for the best.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 22:29:25 +1000    READ MORE

No landmark win for Malthouse as Magpies thump Blues by 75 points

Collingwood has beaten arch-rivals Carlton by 75 points at the MCG to spoil Mick Malthouse's record-breaking 715th game as a senior coach.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 22:27:18 +1000    READ MORE

High-speed rail 'not necessary in short term' for second Sydney Airport

The Federal Government dismisses calls for high-speed rail to connect the second Sydney airport to the city.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 22:04:53 +1000    READ MORE

Cash-strapped miner fire sales fuel valuers' business in WA

Western Australia's cash-strapped miners and contractors are fuelling a boom in business for valuers as they look to balance their books by offloading excess mining equipment.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:56:50 +1000    READ MORE

Scholarships in honour of Chan and Sukumaran 'odd', Abbott says

Prime Minister Tony Abbott describes it as "odd" for an Australian university to announce scholarships in honour of executed drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:56:50 +1000    READ MORE

CBH 'backed into corner' on grain freight deal

West Australian grain growers will be forced to wear increased costs transporting their product on the state's rail lines, as grain handler CBH claims it was pressured into a new access deal with Brookfield Rail.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:54:42 +1000    READ MORE

Woman caught at Launceston airport allegedly smuggling ice into Tasmania

Police using a sniffer dog seize 112 grams of ice at Launceston Airport they allege was concealed on a 33-year-old woman from Melbourne.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:41:40 +1000    READ MORE

APY Lands executive board unlikely to last full term

Elections for the executive board of the APY Lands will be held this month but planned legislative changes mean it is unlikely to last a full term.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:33:47 +1000    READ MORE

Waratahs hold on for 13-10 win over Brumbies in Canberra

The Waratahs defence has held out against a last-play attack from the Brumbies to clinch a 13-10 win over the Australian conference leaders in Canberra.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:32:28 +1000    READ MORE

Adelaide United leave it late for 2-1 win over Roar in elimination final

A late Awer Mabil goal has handed Adelaide United a dramatic 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar in the first A-League elimination final at the Adelaide Oval.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 21:30:44 +1000    READ MORE

New Foodbank centre to help provide millions of meals in Perth

A new $13 million Foodbank Centre for Hunger Relief opens in Perth, with the organisation predicting it will provide more than 6.6 million meals to needy West Australians by 2019.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:57:51 +1000    READ MORE

No person will be forced from their land: Colin Barnett

The West Australian Government softens its language about its plan to shut down scores of remote Aboriginal communities, saying none will be forced to close.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:53:55 +1000    READ MORE

Candlelight vigil held in Canberra for victims of Nepal earthquake

Several hundred people gather at a candlelight vigil in the centre of Canberra to show their support for victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:35:45 +1000    READ MORE

Medical Board investigating Australian doctor over role with Islamic State

The Medical Board of Australia confirms it is investigating WA doctor Tareq Kamleh over his appearance in a propaganda video for the Islamic State terrorist group.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:22:52 +1000    READ MORE

Photo of transgender pilot preparing for Anzac Day wins Head On Portrait Prize

A photo by Molly Harris of a transgender pilot preparing for Anzac Day wins the 2015 Head On Portrait Prize.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:20:21 +1000    READ MORE

Video shows NT policeman's near miss as car appears to swerve towards him

NT Police release a video showing an officer in a close shave with a car which appears to swerve towards him as he issues a speeding ticket.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 20:00:57 +1000    READ MORE

Investigation into the sexual assault of Albury teen concludes: police

New South Wales police say they are no longer searching for three men in relation to the sexual assault of a girl in Albury, in the state's south.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:58:23 +1000    READ MORE

Sumatran Tigers on brink of extinction with as few as 300 left

Experts say Sumatran Tigers left in the wild may now number as few as 300, with extinction a real possibility.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:52:25 +1000    READ MORE

Fly Away Peter opera launched in Sydney to coincide with the Anzac centenary

A Sydney Chamber Opera production based on renowned Australian author David Malouf's Fly Away Peter is set to premiere at Carriageworks in honour of the Gallipoli centenary.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:51:09 +1000    READ MORE

Mass grave of 'migrants' found in Thailand: officials

About 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are discovered in southern Thailand, officials say.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:51:09 +1000    READ MORE

Highlanders crush Sharks 48-15 in Dunedin

The Highlanders have produced a seven-try-to-two performance to earn a 48-15 bonus point win over the Sharks in Dunedin.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:27:08 +1000    READ MORE

SA Police officer charged with sex offences

A police officer is charged with a series of sex offences he is accused of committing in Adelaide's southern suburbs more than a decade ago.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:26:02 +1000    READ MORE

Controversial Darling Downs coal mine under scrutiny

Queensland's new mines minister Anthony Lynham admits a controversial coal mine expansion in Darling Downs will be difficult to stop.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:15:42 +1000    READ MORE

Morrison confirms activity testing for parents seeking child care support

Parents will be required to work a certain number of hours to receive child care payments as part of an overhaul of the system, the Social Services Minister confirms.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 19:13:57 +1000    READ MORE

Polls open in three Tasmanian Upper House seats

Tens of thousands of Tasmanian voters will today cast their votes in the Legislative Council elections, although more than 10,000 had already voted prior to today.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:59:08 +1000    READ MORE

Charges laid over boat trip death in WA

A Perth man and two businesses are charged with the sale and supply of alcohol on a charter vessel following the disappearance of a passenger.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:48:38 +1000    READ MORE

Australia lags behind in borderline personality disorder treatment: researcher

Australia is falling behind other countries when it comes to treating borderline personality disorder (BPD), a Perth researcher says.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:36:05 +1000    READ MORE

'Young and stupid' trio jailed over 2010 Halloween party murder

Three Sydney men sentenced to at least eight years' jail over a teenager's bashing death have benefited from shorter sentences for "being young and stupid", according to their victim's father.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:34:34 +1000    READ MORE

New photos show why HMAS Sydney sank so quickly

New photographs of historical shipwrecks off Western Australia provide tangible evidence into what played out in a wartime tragedy that has long been shrouded with mystery.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:33:26 +1000    READ MORE

Anzac Test postponed as heavy rainfall renders Lang Park unsafe

Australia and New Zealand's Anzac Test at Lang Park has been postponed to Sunday as heavy rainfall renders Lang Park and its surrounding streets unsafe.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:33:26 +1000    READ MORE

Victoria's child safety office fraught with negativity, staff dissatisfaction: report

An internal government report into the office of Victoria's child safety commissioner uncovers a highly negative culture, bullying and widespread staff dissatisfaction.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:30:04 +1000    READ MORE

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes off PNG

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:24:05 +1000    READ MORE

Thousands protest in Melbourne over proposed remote community closures

About 5,000 marchers gather for a vocal but peaceful protest at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne to protest against the proposed closure of up to 150 remote communities in Western Australia.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:11:17 +1000    READ MORE

Police disrupt alleged ice, cocaine trafficking operation in southern Tasmania

Tasmanian police believe they have disrupted a significant drug trafficking operation supplying ice and cocaine to users in southern Tasmania.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:08:03 +1000    READ MORE

Drink driving charge for WA Liberal MP

A Liberal Western Australian backbencher loses his license for drink driving in the Perth suburb of Rockingham.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:04:44 +1000    READ MORE

Eye-gazing technology empowering students at Darwin school

New computer software that allows a person's eye to control a computer cursor is giving a voice to students in the NT who cannot communicate verbally.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:07 +1000    READ MORE

Mining gains help share market break three-day losing streak

The Australian share market breaks a three-day losing streak to finish the week on a high on the back of strong mining sector gains.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:58:13 +1000    READ MORE

Baltimore prosecutors call for patience in Freddie Gray investigation

Baltimore officials ask for patience while prosecutors decide whether to charge six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he sustained while in custody.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:51:03 +1000    READ MORE

Family anger over treatment of Canberra prisoner prior to death

The family of a man who died in Canberra's jail two years ago condemns authorities at the end of a coronial hearing into the incident.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:42:50 +1000    READ MORE

NT outback schoolgirl's stellar drawing chosen to be on NBN rocket

A six-year-old schoolgirl from an outback cattle station will see a picture she drew blasted into space on the nose cone of a rocket, after winning a national competition.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:41:36 +1000    READ MORE

Nowhere to hide for Lions, Suns, says Eade

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says expected torrential rain on the Gold Coast will make the QClash at Carrara a true test for the Lions and Suns.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:31:48 +1000    READ MORE

Haigh's Chocolates celebrates 100th birthday

Family-owned chocolate maker Haigh's marks 100 years since opening its first store at Beehive Corner in Adelaide.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:26:37 +1000    READ MORE

Medical centre has phone, internet cut off as NBN rolled out

A medical business at Kingston Beach is frustrated after works to rollout the NBN see its phone lines and internet cut leaving it unable to claim rebates for patients.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:21:51 +1000    READ MORE

Tigerair turns profit for first time since arriving in Australia

Virgin Australia's purchase of Tigerair earlier this year has brought the budget airline back into the green, making its first profit since arriving in Australia in 2007.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 17:13:05 +1000    READ MORE

Nepalese army says roads into remote villages will be reopened soon

The Nepalese army says roads to some of the most devastated villages near the epicentre of Saturday’s earthquake could be reopened as early as today.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:37:06 +1000    READ MORE

NSW braces for wild weather as east coast low tracks south

Residents in parts of northern NSW will face damaging thunderstorms, heavy rain and potential flash flooding overnight as an east coast low moves across the border from Queensland, the weather bureau predicts.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:35:41 +1000    READ MORE

Prince Harry visits Perth eatery, orders Queen Victoria Burger

Prince Harry casually dines on a Queen Victoria burger at Perth establishment Flipside, surprising staff.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:30:59 +1000    READ MORE

As it happened: Severe storms roll across southern Queensland

Queenslanders are soaked as an east coast low bears south towards northern New South Wales, with some communities copping 100 millimetres of rain in an hour.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:25:46 +1000    READ MORE

Bearded truck driver sacked by BHP loses dismissal case

A truck driver who was sacked by BHP Billiton for refusing to shave off his goatee loses an unfair dismissal claim.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:12:24 +1000    READ MORE

Homeless man jailed for murder of Melbourne pastry chef

Scott Miller, a homeless man who raped and murdered a young pastry chef in central Melbourne last June, is sentenced to 33 years in prison with a minimum term of 28 years.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:08:36 +1000    READ MORE

Nepal quake toll passes 6,200; smell preventing survivors from returning home

The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rises past 6,200 as fresh aftershocks and the smell of rotting bodies make it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 16:01:51 +1000    READ MORE

US bill to pressure Vietnam on human rights

US politicians mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon by introducing legislation that would require Vietnam to improve its human rights record before it receives assistance.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:48:42 +1000    READ MORE

Rental company Make it Mine breached consumer law: Federal Court

The Federal Court finds white goods and computer rental company Make it Mine breached consumer law, affecting thousands on welfare benefits.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:33:14 +1000    READ MORE

Police want $1 million reward for information on Geelong teen's murder

Police are hoping to offer a $1 million reward to for information about murder of teenager Ricky Balcombe, who was stabbed to death in Geelong 20 years ago.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:13:59 +1000    READ MORE

Jury unable to reach verdict in Burnie rape trial involving topless photo threat

A jury is discharged after being unable to decide whether a north-west Tasmanian man raped a woman after threatening her with releasing a topless photo he had taken.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:13:59 +1000    READ MORE

Calls for laws changes to allow ACT RSPCA to recoup costs in neglect cases

The head of Canberra's RSPCA calls for legislation changes so the organisation can recoup the costs of caring for animals neglected by their owners.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:10:08 +1000    READ MORE

Widodo photographer says gallery's removal of portrait goes against 'free democratic society'

The photographer of the Joko Widodo portrait removed from the National Portrait Gallery after the Bali Nine executions compares the gallery's actions to "conservative communist countries".

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:09:05 +1000    READ MORE

Rusterholz sentenced to 45 years' jail over brutal double murder

Tasmanian man Marco Daniel Rusterholz is sentenced to 45 years in jail for murdering a woman, allegedly over a drug debt, and a man who came to her aid at a Ravenswood unit three years ago.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:02:03 +1000    READ MORE

Lack of refugee resettlement from Manus Island a 'disgrace': Federal Opposition

Conditions at the immigration detention centre on Manus Island are improving, but it is "a disgrace" that not one refugee has been resettled into the Papua New Guinea community, the Federal Opposition says.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:51 +1000    READ MORE

Music, Film, TV producers united at Senate Copyright Act hearing

Representatives of Australia's music, film and television industries back legislation that would allow them to seek injunctions against websites carrying pirated material saying they have been battling an assault on their intellectual property for two decades.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:58:41 +1000    READ MORE

Eagle Shuey passes fitness test

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey has passed a fitness test on his ankle and is a definite starter in Saturday evening's clash with Greater Western Sydney.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:56:40 +1000    READ MORE

Prospect SES unit celebrates 50th anniversary

The Prospect State Emergency Service Unit celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special service in Adelaide this weekend.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:53:35 +1000    READ MORE

Business confidence at six-year low in Queensland

Annastacia Palaszczuk says her Government is not out to stifle development after a Chamber of Commerce Queensland survey reveals business confidence is at a six-year low.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:26:31 +1000    READ MORE

Time is up for NT residents locking gates to banana freckle inspectors

Northern Territory banana freckle inspectors and police may force entry into properties suspected of containing banana palms after a deadline expired at midnight.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:08:24 +1000    READ MORE

Church of England divests coal, tar investments in climate change initiative

The Church of England says it has has sold off $18 million in its investments in thermal coal and tar sands companies in an effort to help curb climate change.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:07:16 +1000    READ MORE

Gurrumul wins star support in US

Indigenous singer Gurrumul has won star backing for a first US tour, with producer Quincy Jones promoting his New York City show.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 14:03:11 +1000    READ MORE

Wests Tigers commit to Leichhardt Oval

The Wests Tigers have confirmed their three remaining NRL matches at the iconic Leichhardt Oval will go ahead this season.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:57:28 +1000    READ MORE

Greater urban infill, high-density living planned for Perth

The Western Australian Government unveils plans to constrain Perth's sprawling suburbs with the key elements including greater urban infill and higher-density living.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:55:48 +1000    READ MORE

Manus MP Ronnie Knight dismissed over mishandling of public funds

Manus Island MP Ronnie Knight is dismissed from office over the handling of public money he used to buy and repair a passenger ferry.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:54:43 +1000    READ MORE

Phone bugging needed to be 'legal' at Rayney's home, trial hears

An electronics expert tells a Perth court it was made plain to him by Lloyd Rayney that anything he did to record telephone conversations at the Rayney home had to be "lawful" and "legal".

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:43:48 +1000    READ MORE

Launceston man appears in court over dangerous driving, theft charges

A Launceston man who allegedly led police on a car chase across the city is remanded in custody.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:34:04 +1000    READ MORE

Driest wet season in 10 years for Darwin, despite double hit of cyclones

Despite two cyclones which swept across the NT coastline a month apart, Darwin city records its driest wet season in 10 years.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:34:04 +1000    READ MORE

Volunteer firefighter sentenced to 12 months for lighting fires

A teenage volunteer firefighter in Perth is sentenced to 12 months in prison for lighting two fires and making false emergency calls.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:27:24 +1000    READ MORE

David Cameron narrowly comes out ahead in election debate

British prime minister David Cameron has won the last major television debate of Britain's election campaign, according to a snap poll taken after the event.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:22:23 +1000    READ MORE

Seven Victorian greyhound trainers charged over alleged live baiting

Seven trainers are charged by Greyhound Racing Victoria over alleged live baiting at the trial track in Tooradin, in Victoria's south-east.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:19:32 +1000    READ MORE

World Science Festival to be held at Queensland Museum

The Queensland Government strikes a $650,000 deal to bring the New York-based World Science Festival to Queensland Museum in Brisbane.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:18:13 +1000    READ MORE

Inside knowledge of Power 'overrated': Walsh

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh dismissed his inside knowledge of Port Adelaide Power as irrelevant to Sunday's Showdown XXXVIII.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:13:23 +1000    READ MORE

Bird flu outbreak could set US record

The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turns up in initial tests at five farms in Iowa in the US, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department says.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 13:00:50 +1000    READ MORE

Rallies held against threat of remote community closures

Thousands of people march in rallies around Australia, and internationally, in a series of protests against the proposed closure of remote communities in Western Australia.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:56:03 +1000    READ MORE

Adelaide man receives bravery medal for saving woman during knife attack

A man who stepped in to save a woman who was stabbed in a 2013 knife attack is awarded the Royal Humane Society of Australasia's Silver Medal for bravery.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:54:56 +1000    READ MORE

New carriages, more jobs for Victorian regional train network

Victoria's regional train network will be boosted in next week's state budget, with a $257 million order for new V/Line train carriages and a new maintenance centre in Geelong which will create hundreds of jobs, the Andrews Government says.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:47:49 +1000    READ MORE

Atlas Iron maintains production at some mines

Iron ore miner Atlas reverses its decision to mothball all of its operations, temporarily at least.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:44:51 +1000    READ MORE

Expert panel to investigate use of cage for boy with autism

More details have been revealed about the investigation into the use of a cage at a Canberra school to contain a special needs student with challenging behaviour.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:25:27 +1000    READ MORE

Climbers launch mercy mission to aid Nepalese Sherpa communities

A group of professional climbers will today launch a mercy mission to bring aid to devastated Sherpa communities in Nepal's outlying villages.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:05:19 +1000    READ MORE

DPP to appeal 'manifestly inadequate' sentence for paedophile Ted Bales

Victoria's Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the six-year prison sentence imposed on notorious paedophile Ted Bales.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:04:19 +1000    READ MORE

Body-in-bath retrial date set for next year

Adelaide man Henry Keogh, who spent two decades in jail after being convicted of murdering his fiancee, is to face a retrial next year.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 12:04:19 +1000    READ MORE

Looking back: seven memorable fights in boxing history

Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao megabout, look back at seven of boxing's most memorable championship bouts.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:56:24 +1000    READ MORE

Relative 'just a puppet' in alleged misuse of school funds, corruption inquiry hears

A relative of a sacked senior Victorian Education Department official who funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars through his own companies tells a corruption inquiry he was just a "puppet" in the alleged misuse of funds.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:53:35 +1000    READ MORE

'Decent' Indonesians understand anger over Bali Nine, Abbott says

Prime Minister Tony Abbott praises the Indonesian ambassador's statement expressing sympathy for the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, as Chan's family arrive back in Sydney after the executions.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:39:48 +1000    READ MORE

Australian manufacturing shrinks for fifth straight month

A key industry survey finds the manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth consecutive month in April.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:37:50 +1000    READ MORE

Australian radio legend David Day dies

David Day, the legendary broadcaster who spent four decades working in Australian radio, dies, aged 63.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:26:29 +1000    READ MORE

Solomon Islands leader supports tax-free salaries for MPs

Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare backs an unpopular plan for members of parliament to receive tax-free salaries.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:20:18 +1000    READ MORE

Upper House 'caves in to paranoid gun owners', Greens say

The Tasmanian Greens accuse the Upper House of caving in to the 'paranoia' of gun owners after the Government passes a raft of changes to the Firearms Act.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 11:11:55 +1000    READ MORE

Facebook security bug behind disappearing content

Facebook says security issues are to blame for some users being prevented from updating their statuses and posting photos and videos over the last 24 hours.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 10:47:12 +1000    READ MORE

Thieves ransack SES cars outside hotel while storm response team sleeps

Thieves break into several State Emergency Service (SES) vehicles parked outside a hotel in the Hunter Valley overnight, where a storm response team were staying.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 10:42:18 +1000    READ MORE

Australians flown out of Nepal on RAAF aid planes

More than 60 Australians fly out of Nepal's capital Kathmandu on RAAF transport planes which earlier brought in 15 tonnes of much-needed aid for the devastated Himalayan nation.

published: Fri, 01 May 2015 10:18:02 +1000    READ MORE

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