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'Enemy of the people': Trump escalates conflict with media
27 Feb 2017 at 1:30pm

Donald Trump is bypassing mainstream media outlets, which he calls "fake news", and giving favour to conservative news organisations. So how should the media respond?

Criminal offender rate up 8 per cent in WA
27 Feb 2017 at 1:13pm

WA's criminal offender rate surges 8 per cent, bucking a nationwide decline, with police suggesting the spike could be related to the high rate of ice use in the state.

99yo woman gets 'arrested' to fulfil bucket list
27 Feb 2017 at 1:13pm

Dutch police don't just arrest any citizen ? but they make an exception for 99-year-old Annie to help her cross off a rather unusual item from her bucket list.

US officials yet to start vetting process for refugees on Manus, Nauru
27 Feb 2017 at 12:40pm

Refugees on Manus Island and Nauru have not yet been through vetting processes to determine whether they can resettle in the US, the Immigration Department tells a Senate committee.

Blue ribbons at the Oscars are actually a low-key Donald Trump protest
27 Feb 2017 at 12:39pm

Plenty of stars have walked the Oscars red carpet wearing a blue ribbon. It's actually a Donald Trump protest. Here's what you need to know.

Westpac branches around the country grind to halt
27 Feb 2017 at 12:39pm

Westpac, one of Australia's big four banks, investigates a major outage that has hit services at branches around the country.

100 per cent renewable energy network possible with existing technologies: study
27 Feb 2017 at 12:39pm

Australia can build an affordable and secure electricity network with 100 per cent renewable energy, using existing technologies, according to research by the Australian National University.

I'd do it again, says shattered AFLW debutant Kate Sheahan
27 Feb 2017 at 12:33pm

Kate Sheahan accepts her AFLW career could be over after just one minute on the field following a knee injury during her first game for Collingwood.

Melbourne's summer warmer than average, hot weather to continue in autumn
27 Feb 2017 at 12:25pm

Melbourne avoids any scorching 40-degree days this summer, but forecasters say it was warmer than average and the heat will continue into autumn.

Transgender teen forced to compete outside gender in wrestling championship
27 Feb 2017 at 12:10pm

Transgender teenager Mack Beggs wins a Texas state championship wrestling competition for females, after being forced to compete outside his gender because of a policy passed in the state last year.

Gordon Wood takes stand for first time, says he felt 'unsafe' after acquittal
27 Feb 2017 at 12:07pm

Gordon Wood was paranoid police would try to "stitch him up again" after he was acquitted of murdering his former girlfriend Caroline Byrne, the Supreme Court is told.

Abbott's 'outburst' had 'desired impact' on polls: Turnbull
27 Feb 2017 at 12:03pm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blames poor polling on an "outburst" by his predecessor Tony Abbott late last week, which is being roundly condemned by cabinet ministers.

Storm chasers pay tribute to Bill Paxton
27 Feb 2017 at 11:43am

Nearly 200 storm chasers pay tribute to late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.

Boundary changes prompt Queensland minister to change seats
27 Feb 2017 at 11:40am

Labor's Environment Minister Steven Miles plans to relocate to the electorate of Murrumba to contest the next election because of boundary changes that will see his current seat of Mt Coot-tha merge with the LNP-held seat of Indooroopilly.

Back in Venezuela, 'world's worst skier' proud of his performance
27 Feb 2017 at 11:32am

Venezuela's Adrian Solano achieves social media fame for his hapless runs at the Nordic Ski world titles, but he is still delighted with his adventure.

Why the black box's inventor may never be a household name
27 Feb 2017 at 11:27am

The black box is been credited with saving hundreds of lives, yet little is known about its inventor.

Syrian activists call for serious political transition talks amid violence
27 Feb 2017 at 11:23am

Activists call for the Syrian Government to engage in serious talks on political transition and for the United Nations to strengthen the fragile ceasefire as violence continues to engulf the country.

Slater and Gordon stays in business at the mercy of its lenders
27 Feb 2017 at 11:20am

Troubled law firm Slater and Gordon admits it is effectively broke and operating at the mercy of its lenders.

Former bikie Patea pleads guilty to killing ex-partner Tara Brown
27 Feb 2017 at 11:14am

Former Bandido bikie Lionel Patea pleads guilty to murder after running his ex-partner's car off the road and bashing her with a metal plate while she was trapped in the wreckage.

Oscars red carpet in photos
27 Feb 2017 at 11:01am

Here's what Hollywood's best and brightest are wearing at the Academy Awards.

Live: All the action from the Oscars
27 Feb 2017 at 10:44am

The 89th Academy Awards are underway in Hollywood, with musical favourite La La Land tipped to dominate on a night that could see the stars get political. Follow live.

QBE profit climbs 5pc, insurer announces $1b share buyback
27 Feb 2017 at 10:30am

Insurer QBE reports a 23 per cent rise in profit to $US844 million ($1.1 billion) and plans to hand it back to shareholders through a billion-dollar share buyback.

Anger over demolition of heritage-listed house in Hobart
27 Feb 2017 at 10:20am

The Hobart City Council is investigating after a heritage-listed house in the city's northern suburbs was partially demolished without a permit.

Calls for Roe 8 royal commission to probe 'every element' of project
27 Feb 2017 at 10:08am

A royal commission should be held to examine the approvals processes for the Roe 8 stage of the Perth Freight Link, the Conservation Council of WA says, as critics of the project hold a rally in Fremantle.

Kayaker missing after capsizing in WA's Murchison River
27 Feb 2017 at 8:59am

A search resumes for a kayaker who is missing and feared drowned in a remote part of the Murchison River in Western Australia's Mid West region.

Melbourne taxi drivers block peak hour traffic in another protest
27 Feb 2017 at 8:16am

Melbourne taxis crawl into the city at 5 kilometres per hour to again protest against industry reforms, causing havoc for morning motorists.

Zlatan double wins League Cup for Manchester United
27 Feb 2017 at 8:15am

Manchester United wins a fifth League Cup title as a double from - who else? - Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives the Red Devils a 3-2 win over Southampton

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees
27 Feb 2017 at 7:53am

The Taliban in Afghanistan uses a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good.

The missing kids of the 'second stolen generation'
27 Feb 2017 at 7:53am

Maningrida is a remote community living with heartbreak and shame, as the Department of Territory Families continues to remove Aboriginal children at a rate almost 10 times higher than non-Indigenous children.

Live: Turnbull and Shorten trade barbs over penalty rates
27 Feb 2017 at 7:32am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten swap insults over penalty rates, with both parties accusing the other of hypocrisy. Follow live.

Lord Mayor supports council being sidelined on key cable car decision
27 Feb 2017 at 7:30am

Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey backs the State Government's decision to forcibly acquire council land to help the Mount Wellington cable car project.

Police hunt allegedly armed man after St Albans siege
27 Feb 2017 at 7:27am

Police search for an armed man who is believed to have shot at officers as they attempted to execute a search warrant targeting international drug traffickers in Melbourne's north-west.

Why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?
27 Feb 2017 at 7:11am

Sunken World War II warships have been disappearing in Indonesia and so far there has been little action taken to ensure their protection.

Bladder cancer survivor, surgeon team up for charity
27 Feb 2017 at 7:01am

A bladder cancer survivor teams up with his urologist to create a new charity and deliver free Australian education resource for patients after frustration about the lack of local information available.

England wins, but Jones fumes at Italy's 'anti-rugby' tactics
27 Feb 2017 at 6:58am

England stay top of the Six Nations with a 36-15 win over Italy, but coach Eddie Jones launches extraordinary attack on the Azzurri's tactics, comparing it to Trevor Chappell's underarm delivery.

Disillusionment grows over Turnbull's economic policy inaction
27 Feb 2017 at 6:54am

Malcolm Turnbull is facing not just the expected sniping from the sidelines but growing discontent from the political middle as tax reform and renewable energy policy go nowhere, writes Ian Verrender.

Donald Trump souvenirs still big business in Moscow
27 Feb 2017 at 6:54am

In Moscow's souvenir shops, Donald Trump memorabilia is selling not just to tourists but to locals, as his appeal outlives the fervour over his election win.

Poisoning of Kim Jong-nam caused paralysis, quick death
27 Feb 2017 at 6:51am

The dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis", Malaysia's Health Minister says.

Melbourne man attacked with hammer, robbed after car crash
27 Feb 2017 at 6:46am

A man is attacked with a hammer and robbed by two men after they ran into the back of his car in Melbourne's north-east early this morning.

Why would anyone bury a sculpture in Commonwealth Park?
27 Feb 2017 at 6:45am

In 1975 an exhibition of sculptures was held in Commonwealth Park.

Bill Paxton dies at 61
27 Feb 2017 at 6:36am

Bill Paxton, the only actor killed on screen by a Predator, a Terminator and an Alien, died at age 61 after complications from surgery.

What is it like to raise a baby in jail?
27 Feb 2017 at 6:23am

A mother tells her story about raising a baby inside Victoria's Tarrengower Prison, where the other inmates are the child's immediate family, if only temporarily.

What happens if you oppose Vladimir Putin?
27 Feb 2017 at 6:16am

As thousands march in Moscow to remember assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the criminalisation of street protests and action against the President's political opponents show speaking out against the Kremlin is even harder than ever.

Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant's coal port
27 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Despite being warned of "potential conflicts of interest", the Queensland Government appointed an Adani company director to chair the authority overseeing the Abbot Point coal port.

Financial misappropriation allegations leave NT alcohol service in crisis
27 Feb 2017 at 5:55am

The Northern Territory Police is investigating allegations hundreds of thousands of dollars has been misappropriated from one of the Territory's most important alcohol rehabilitation programs.

One Nation threatens LNP amid calls for conservative Coalition
27 Feb 2017 at 1:02am

Support for One Nation and the Liberal National Party is neck and neck in the Queensland seat of Dawson, which is currently held by fractious LNP MP George Christensen ? who has repeatedly threatened to leave the party if it does not return to its conservative roots.

One Nation threatens Coalition unity by tearing into Nationals heartland
27 Feb 2017 at 1:02am

Malcolm Turnbull's party woes go well beyond Tony Abbott's unholy war ? in a fight for their lives against One Nation, some Government MPs might decide they can't battle an anti-establishment insurgency if they are the establishment.

Labor prepares to campaign hard on penalty rates cut
27 Feb 2017 at 12:13am

Sunday penalty rates will be a major issue as MPs head to Canberra for a new sitting week, with Bill Shorten asking Malcolm Turnbull to support a Labor push to keep them.

When will you get the NBN?
27 Feb 2017 at 12:12am

For the first time, Australians will be able to check when the NBN network will be available in their area, after an update to the company's website.

ACOSS calls for slashing tax breaks for property investors
27 Feb 2017 at 12:10am

Tax breaks for property investors should be slashed and the Medicare levy lifted to pump more funding into welfare spending, according to the Australian Council of Social Service.

Crows remain undefeated in AFLW with 23-point win over Freo
26 Feb 2017 at 9:15pm

Adelaide keep its unbeaten streak in the AFLW alive with a come from behind 23-point win over the Fremantle Dockers.

Wildcats land first blow with game one win over Hawks
26 Feb 2017 at 9:04pm

After a slow start, the Perth Wildcats hit top gear to overcome the Illawarra Hawks in a 89-77 win in game one of the NBL finals.

Australia ignores unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen
26 Feb 2017 at 8:23pm

Yemen is now classified as the world's worst humanitarian disaster and described by the UN as being "on the brink of famine" but Australia has committed no funding to help save lives there.

What to expect when applying for a Russian visa as a journalist
26 Feb 2017 at 7:47pm

It took four months and 300 emails to get two ABC correspondents permission to enter Russia to cover international affairs in Moscow.

Jets, Mariners stuck in F3 derby stalemate
26 Feb 2017 at 7:31pm

Central Coast comes from behind to draw 1-1 with Newcastle, denying the Jets a return to the A-League's top six.

Harbhajan says the pitch, not O'Keefe's bowling, the catalyst for India's loss
26 Feb 2017 at 6:09pm

Harbhajan Singh, who once labelled this the worst Australian squad to tour India, refuses to praise Steve O'Keefe and says the pitch alone led to its downfall.

Asylum applications doomed to fail after visa deadline changes, says refugee ...
26 Feb 2017 at 5:35pm

The Immigration Department cuts the length of time asylum seekers have to apply for protection visas from one year to 60 days in a move it is feared could deny up to 11,000 people the ability to claim asylum.

Meth Border Force, fishing platforms promised on WA election campaign trail
26 Feb 2017 at 4:12pm

Labor announces it will introduce a specialist meth task force if elected, the Liberals promise to build floating fishing platforms, and Colin Barnett has a crack at the media on today's election hustings.

Fasting diet 'could reverse diabetes and regenerate pancreas'
26 Feb 2017 at 3:31pm

A fasting diet has the ability to regenerate the pancreas and could potentially reverse diabetes, US researchers say.

Former One Nation candidate 'threatened' after being dumped by party
26 Feb 2017 at 3:31pm

Sandy Baraiolo, a former One Nation candidate for the southern Perth seat of Thornlie, says she has been threatened over the phone after being dumped by the party.

Hundreds skip the lift and take the stairs to the top of Q1
26 Feb 2017 at 3:23pm

A Gold Coast high-rise endurance run attracts more than 800 people to take the stairs up 77 storeys to the top of the Q1 building, in a bid to raise money for Surf Lifesaving Queensland.

Oscars 2017 winners: Our live updated list
26 Feb 2017 at 3:16pm

Here's the full list of nominees for the Oscars. We'll update it as the winners are announced.

New underwater film to support Antarctic protection application
26 Feb 2017 at 3:07pm

Never before captured vision of the "harsh and hostile" sea floor off Antarctica's Sabrina Coast will be used to support an application to make the region a Marine Protected Area.

Hazelwood power station closure could have 'catastrophic' consequences
26 Feb 2017 at 3:02pm

Residents of Victoria's Latrobe Valley are stressed and anxious about the looming closure of the Hazelwood power plant, warning there will be catastrophic consequences for the local economy.

New rules to protect Yarra River from inappropriate development
26 Feb 2017 at 2:30pm

Melbourne's famous brown river, the Yarra, will be protected under new legislation regulating the height of buildings along the riverbank and the distance from the water.

Money on offer in bid to encourage working families into foster care
26 Feb 2017 at 2:21pm

The Queensland Government is hoping financial incentives will help to bring working families into the foster care system as it seeks to find more homes for the rising number of children in urgent need of placement.

Australia and Indonesia agree to fully restore military ties
26 Feb 2017 at 1:27pm

Malcolm Turnbull and Joko Widodo hold formal talks in Sydney, reviving cooperation halted after the discovery of "insulting" posters at a Perth military training base, and reaching deals on trade and a new Australian consulate in east Java.

Hemp cultivation for industrial use one step closer in SA
26 Feb 2017 at 1:27pm

A Greens plan to legalise hemp cultivation for industrial use in South Australia will now have backing from the Labor Government, provided slight amendments are made to the bill.

Vehicle ploughs into mardi gras crowd in New Orleans, injuring 28
26 Feb 2017 at 1:27pm

A 25-year-old man accused of ploughing a pickup truck into a crowd of spectators at a mardi gras parade in New Orleans has been arrested and charged with injuring 28 people, authorities say.

Government to acquire land to progress Mount Wellington cable car
26 Feb 2017 at 1:20pm

The Tasmanian Government announces plans to compulsorily acquire land on Hobart?s Mount Wellington to help facilitate the construction of a cable car.

Aboriginal candidates for both parties in first for WA seat
26 Feb 2017 at 1:05pm

Politics in the far-north seat of Kimberley is breaking new ground, with both major parties fielding Aboriginal candidates for the first time.

India made O'Keefe 'look dangerous': Kohli
26 Feb 2017 at 1:04pm

India captain Virat Kohli labels his side's batting performance during the first Test against Australia as "criminal", suggesting they effectively gifted Steve O'Keefe his 12-wicket haul.

Food truck vendors spruik Tasmania's untapped potential
26 Feb 2017 at 12:58pm

In a bid to liven up Hobart's streets and provide dining alternatives, the City Council makes it easier for food trucks to operate, despite concerns from the hospitality industry.

Push for food trucks permit changes stalled in SA parliament
26 Feb 2017 at 12:30pm

Adelaide's food trucks gain a permanent trading venue at the showgrounds, but the South Australian Government is still fighting for statewide council regulation of street trading permits.

Trump's 'really big news' on tax could be delivered this week
26 Feb 2017 at 11:55am

The latest batch of GDP figures and US President Donald Trump's address to a joint sitting of Congress will be the big-ticket items for this week.

Australian tall ship marks 30 years at sea
26 Feb 2017 at 11:38am

The only Australian tall ship to sail in the 1988 First Fleet re-enactment voyage for Australia's bicentenary celebrates 30 years on the water.

Mine pollution turning Blue Mountains river into 'waste disposal'
26 Feb 2017 at 11:35am

Researchers discover what could be one of the worst cases of mine pollution in the world in the heart of New South Wales' pristine heritage-listed Blue Mountains.

No simple justice at the Khmer Rouge tribunal
26 Feb 2017 at 11:19am

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal drops its case against a suspect accused of killing thousands of people at torture centres and slave labour camps during the country's tragic agrarian revolution, in which an estimated 2 million people were killed.

Childhood stroke victim fears medication subsidy cuts leave her at risk
26 Feb 2017 at 10:24am

It took a team of overseas doctors to discover why Sofia Belmonte had a stroke at just eight years old and now she is concerned PBS changes could put her at risk of another.

Kyrgios loses to Tsonga in Marseille semis
26 Feb 2017 at 10:15am

Nick Kyrgios falls short of defending his Open 13 title in Marseille after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals.

Unique clinic highlights NT's transgender health care gap
26 Feb 2017 at 10:13am

A monthly clinic is helping transgender people previously overlooked by the NT's health system, yet its long-term future is uncertain due to funding concerns.

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner
26 Feb 2017 at 10:10am

Donald Trump won't attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, an annual event in which he was roasted by Barack Obama in his last appearance as president.

Border agents to Muhammad Ali's son: 'Are you Muslim?'
26 Feb 2017 at 10:01am

Muhammad Ali's son is detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion, a family friend says.

Hobart Lord Mayor backs State Government TasWater takeover
26 Feb 2017 at 9:57am

Hobart's Lord Mayor supports the Tasmanian Government's plan to take control of water and sewerage infrastructure, despite concerns about the loss of dividends to councils.

Former Wallabies player James O'Connor arrested in Paris
26 Feb 2017 at 9:48am

Australia rugby union international James O'Connor is arrested in Paris on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine.

Batman v Superman and Hillary's America top Razzies
26 Feb 2017 at 9:46am

Superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman and documentary Hillary's America are bestowed with a tying four "honours" at Hollywood's hall of shame ? the annual Razzies anti-awards show.

Victoria's Premier promises changes after 'appalling' abuse of entitlements
26 Feb 2017 at 9:25am

The resignations of the Victorian Speaker and Deputy Speaker over the abuse of parliamentary entitlements is the "right decision" and changes will be made to ensure the rules are black and white, Premier Daniel Andrews promises.

On the trail of the world's largest glider
26 Feb 2017 at 8:59am

Gliding through the sheer mountain ranges of Pakistan is the remarkable and elusive woolly flying squirrel.

Unscarred Aussie side able to thrive in India, Smith says
26 Feb 2017 at 8:40am

The fresh faces in the Australian side are key to capitalising on the momentum against India, Steve Smith says.

Tennant Creek residents want health checks after asbestos revelations
26 Feb 2017 at 8:38am

After it was discovered children had been playing amongst exposed asbestos, locals fear for their health.

Is Canberra's cafe culture obsession sustainable?
26 Feb 2017 at 8:14am

Like a seagull to a chip, Canberrans love to flock to the latest food adventure. But there may be too many venues trying to feed Canberra at once.

Has Russia changed its tone towards Donald Trump?
26 Feb 2017 at 8:09am

Russians celebrated at the thought of a White House that did not involve Democrat Hillary Clinton, but in the month following Donald Trump's inauguration it is clear that they're no longer "jumping down the aisles".

A congested journey to Moscow's past
26 Feb 2017 at 8:09am

In modern Moscow long-gone are the days when beef stroganoff was the only thing on the menu, the cosmopolitan city has been travelling in the fast lane toward progress but Lisa Millar experiences first hand how the city is being paralysed by traffic.

Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul as civilians flee, 'most dangerous phase'...
26 Feb 2017 at 7:51am

US-backed Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defences of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

Are selective schools the best place for gifted students?
26 Feb 2017 at 6:19am

Plans for a new academy for gifted kids in Victoria would help many students thrive, writes Erin Stewart. But for others, selective schools can be pressure cookers.

Quiz: Famous roles that almost went to someone else
26 Feb 2017 at 6:10am

What if Julia Roberts didn't get the part in Pretty Woman? Or if Robert Downey Jr wasn't cast to play Tony Stark? Test your knowledge of some of the iconic film roles that nearly went to other actors.

Collingwood, Giants and Swifts pick up valuable Super Netball wins
25 Feb 2017 at 10:50pm

Collingwood, the Giants and the NSW Swifts record Super Netball wins in round two at the expense of the Firebirds, Fever and Thunderbirds.

Victory hold off late Reds surge to win 2-1
25 Feb 2017 at 10:42pm

Melbourne Victory continue their surge toward the A-League finals, surviving a late scare from last-placed Adelaide United to claim a 2-1 victory.

Waratahs get the edge over Force in season opener
25 Feb 2017 at 10:18pm

The NSW Waratahs slog their way to a 19-13 win over the Western Force in their season-opening clash.

Australia's first-Test win over India in numbers
25 Feb 2017 at 10:11pm

Australia's 333-run win over India in Pune caught nearly everybody by surprise ? check out the numbers that matter from the first Test.

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