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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:56:18 +1000
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become its first black African secretary-general, has died. ...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:20:31 +1000
Late wind change fans fire near Newcastle, residents relocating
Residents north of Newcastle are told to seek shelter as a south-westerly change impacts a fire ground where crews have been battling to suppress flames through the afternoon.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:22:08 +1000
Wallabies go down to All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup opener
The All Blacks show their class yet again with a convincing 38-13 victory over the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:05:36 +1000
Turnbull's backdown on energy fails to appease Coalition detractors
Malcolm Turnbull's decision to dump a plan to legislate Paris emissions targets fails to placate some rebels in the Coalition party room who are concerned the target could be ramped up "with a stroke of a pen" in a chang...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:11:05 +1000
Winx breaks Black Caviar's record with 26th consecutive win
Chris Waller admits he is running out of words to describe the phenomenon that is Winx, but the trainer found a couple of new ones after the mare dominated the first running of the Group One Winx Stakes at Randwick in fr...

Australian World News

Tue, 08 May 2018 10:48:15 +1000
Melania Trump launches 'Be Best' campaign targeting cyberbullying
The first lady launches her 'Be Best' public awareness campaign, despite criticism her husband has worsened online bullying — one of the issues she hopes to combat.

Tue, 08 May 2018 09:22:57 +1000
Iran deal or no deal? Donald Trump facing serious pressure
Opposing the Iran deal was one of Donald Trump's signature campaign platforms, but as the deadline looms for him to either re-certify it or dump it the President is under serious international pressure not to do it, writ...

Tue, 08 May 2018 08:19:56 +1000
'Mission accomplished': Hezbollah makes big gains in Lebanon elections
Shia group Hezbollah and its political allies pick up seats, giving another boost to Iran's allies in Lebanon and Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown in recent years.

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:33:35 +1000
Trump to reveal fate of Iran nuclear deal
Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to keep the US in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday (US time) as European allies make last-ditch efforts to convince the US President not to pull out of the agree...

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:03:17 +1000
Critics say plastic capture system will trap marine life, add more garbage to ocean
Young entrepreneur Boyan Slat is getting ready to send a huge clean-up device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but some experts believe it's already doomed to fail.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:36:12 +1000
Soft serve fires up Suns but Lions refuse to melt
Brisbane Lions defender Nick Robertson did his best to create a little interest in this, the 16th QClash between the Lions and Gold Coast Suns, by labelling the Suns as ‘‘soft’’ during the week.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:26 +1000
Hawks survive close shave with plucky Saints
All the Hawks had to do was beat lowly St Kilda, a club perceived to be in crisis, whose season was shot months ago. Simple, surely?

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:21:31 +1000
Bleddy hell, fellas. Defence wins games but games last 80 minutes
For the Quick Guide to 2018 Bledisloe Misery, downcast Wallabies fan, we can examine two moments of Kurtley Beale body language.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:14:22 +1000
Inside the train chaos and how a balloon shut parts of the system down
Minister apologises and attributes some blame for Sydney's transport chaos to a balloon.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:10:42 +1000
Wallabies have mountain to climb after Bledisloe Cup defeat
The Wallabies will need to produce  a miracle next weekend at Eden Park to have any chance of winning the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 16 years.

Canberra Times

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:36:12 +1000
Soft serve fires up Suns but Lions refuse to melt
Brisbane Lions defender Nick Robertson did his best to create a little interest in this, the 16th QClash between the Lions and Gold Coast Suns, by labelling the Suns as ‘‘soft’’ during the week.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:26 +1000
Hawks survive close shave with plucky Saints
All the Hawks had to do was beat lowly St Kilda, a club perceived to be in crisis, whose season was shot months ago. Simple, surely?

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:21:31 +1000
Bleddy hell, fellas. Defence wins games but games last 80 minutes
For the Quick Guide to 2018 Bledisloe Misery, downcast Wallabies fan, we can examine two moments of Kurtley Beale body language.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:14:22 +1000
Inside the train chaos and how a balloon shut parts of the system down
Minister apologises and attributes some blame for Sydney's transport chaos to a balloon.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:10:42 +1000
Wallabies have mountain to climb after Bledisloe Cup defeat
The Wallabies will need to produce  a miracle next weekend at Eden Park to have any chance of winning the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 16 years.

Independent Australia

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:21:33 +1000
Think for Yourself: Lie detectors
John Turnbull straps into the sphygmomanometer and investigates the polygraph — can it really tell if you’re lying? read now...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:00 +1000
When the urge to control causes damage
Denmark has become the latest western country to ban the burqa. But this response is only making things worse, writes Judy Crozier read now...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:30:00 +1000
The future of the “other Australia” within our smart cities
Dr Peter Fisher explores the relationship between the environment and urban tech and how nature imprints on our major cities read now...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +1000
Fraser Anning: My brush with infamy
Ross Jones describes a meeting with controversial Senator Fraser Anning, who was keen on seeking help to destroy One Nation. read now...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +1000
The Road to Fracist Anning
The road to Fraser Anning is littered by the spectres of Hanson, Katter, Roberts, Dutton and a host of others, writes Suresh Rajan. read now...

Otago Daily Times

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:19:43 +1200
Lawyer: Korean triple murder suspect agrees to extradition
A man wanted in connection with murders of three of his family members in South Korea has agreed to be extradited, his lawyer has confirmed.Sungkwan Kim, 33, appeared at the North Shore District Court today where his name suppression...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:14:22 +1000
Inside the train chaos and how a balloon shut parts of the system down
Minister apologises and attributes some blame for Sydney's transport chaos to a balloon.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:00:00 +1000
Rough sleeper count down but Sydney mayor demands more affordable housing
A decrease in the number of rough sleepers counted in inner city Sydney does not mean the homelessness crisis is over.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:58:58 +1000
Off-duty police officer stabbed as birthday party is gatecrashed
Police said the officer intervened in an altercation and was stabbed in the torso.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:56:11 +1000
Queensland plane crash survivor cannot walk, facing lawsuits one year on
"I haven't been allowed to move on, I've replayed everything every day with the constant statements I've given," Ben Berg said.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:55:41 +1000
Developers receive $11 million in discounts, ratepayers pick up the bill
Revenue from infrastructure charges, which funds Brisbane's parks, transport and storm water, has almost halved while developers received more than $11 million in discounts.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:34:13 +1000
'Rock star diplomat' former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at age 80
The Ghanaian diplomat rose through the United Nations' ranks to become the first black African secretary-general.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:03:19 +1000
China denies Pentagon 'training for strikes' claim
China's defence ministry has "strongly objected" to a US report claiming Chinese bombers were training for strikes against US and allied targets.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:18:11 +1000
US 'troubled' by trend of Vietnam jailing peaceful activists
The US said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:54:09 +1000
Donald Trump security clearance row intensifies
Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:34:41 +1000
Police taser 87-year-old woman carrying a knife to cut dandelions
The 87-year-old woman often ventured outside - with a kitchen knife and a plastic bag in hand - to cut and collect the plants for cooking, her family said.

The Age

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

The Australian

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

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