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Julian Assange loses challenge to UK arrest warrant
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:38

A British court rules to uphold the UK arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, rejecting calls from his lawyers for the warrant to be...

$60 billion wiped off ASX as investors make mad scramble for exits
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:39

After the Dow Jones suffered its biggest points drop in a single day, the selling tsunami accelerated across the Pacific with Australian shares plungi...

'He's not a violent child': Teen charged over Queanbeyan murder denied bail
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:48

A teenager charged with murdering a Queanbeyan service station attendant last year is denied bail, after graphic footage of the incident is shown to t...

Canberra petrol prices remain stubbornly high, 10 cents cheaper across the border
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:38

Consistently high fuel prices in the capital have caused renewed calls for real-time price tracking, but the ACT Government says that is not the answe...

Analysis: Why global markets are in free-fall
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:43

Radical financial stimulus including emergency interest rates in the United States and elsewhere created stock market overvaluations, setting the stag...

Local Mayor questioned as fight for Lambie's Senate seat hits High Court
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:46

The One Nation candidate who was 13th in the countback to replace Jacqui Lambie in the Senate is trying to throw doubt on the Devonport Mayor Steve Ma...

Live: Sell-off hits Australian stock market after Wall Street rout
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:43

Local markets open down after the Dow Jones sheds 1,175 points in its biggest single-day points loss in history. ABC New...

'It'll be interesting for the teachers': Five sets of twins have first day at Canberra kindergarten
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 04:38

As politicians head back to work, elsewhere in Canberra thousands of kindergarten students don their newly-polished shoes and oversized backpacks for ...

Hunt for women with hidden cancer risk
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:42

Thousands of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will be tested to see if they are hidden carriers of BRCA gene mutations, which can cause the deadly ...

Should employers have the right to 'strike' against workers?
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:35

When a Queensland man says he has been locked out of work for 208 days, Q&A panel members are left discussing strike action and its place in moder...

Here's what could be done to reduce deadly truck crashes
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:40

Following a deadly summer on the roads, transport administrators, industry insiders and truckies have been under pressure to come up with ideas to mak...

The big four banks aren't planning a bitcoin crackdown ... yet
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:39

Australia's largest banks have confirmed they do not currently have plans to block their customers from buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, des...

'Here we go again': James Hardie accused of using 'same old tricks' to avoid asbestos compo
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:40

Ten years after the court case that forced asbestos manufacturer James Hardie to face up to the consequences of its deadly product, the company is acc...

Lollipop people at ACT school crossings a sweet sight at last
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:36

The ACT is another step closer to joining the rest of Australia by deploying lollipop people at school crossings. ABC New...

Fixing pain management could help us solve the opioid crisis
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:41

Opioids don't work for chronic pain — and they can make things worse in the long-term. ABC News

Live: Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:41

The Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl with an inspiring 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. Follow our live blog....

Cormann: Shorten 'frightened' of Batman and Longman polls together
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:35

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says Bill Shorten is wasting Australia's time and money by not pushing MP Susan Lamb out, because a by-election in he...

How Australia helped trap the world's most wanted money launderer
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:35

How Australian taxpayer dollars and a fake drug cartel helped bring down the world's most wanted money launderer. Top Sto...

The benefits of job automation won't be shared equally
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 04:35

While companies might reap significant gains in productivity from automating certain jobs, this won't necessarily lead to pay rises for everyone. ...

Weatherald goes wild as Strikers take Big Bash title
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 22:35

Adelaide Strikers win their first Big Bash League title, thanks to a smashing century from Jake Weatherald against the Hobart Hurricanes. ...

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