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Sunday explainer: Government change leaves more refugees in Indonesia in ...

The Age - ‎3 hours ago‎
In the words of Scott Morrison, last week's announcement - that Australia will not accept and resettle any asylum seekers in Indonesia who registered with the United Nations after June 30 this year, and that the annual intake for those who arrived in that ...
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Stop the BS, Quentin Dempster tells Malcolm Turnbull

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Several hundred people filled Town Hall Square on Saturday to protest at the $254 million cuts and a forecast 400 job losses at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with prominent journalist Quentin Dempster describing Communications Minister ...
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Major parties make their final pledges to the voters of Victoria - ‎5 hours ago‎
With one week to go until the state election, the major parties have begun their final pitches to the people of Victoria. Labor has pledged to make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt while Denis Napthine has joined forces with the AFL to return the Saints to ...
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At a far-flung gig, Bill Cosby turns the tables on public outrage

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bill Cosby made his first stop of an endangered U.S. comeback tour Friday and, for at least a short time inside a central Florida theater, turned back the clock on a firestorm.
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Kenya bus killings claimed by Somali group al-Shabab

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, not far from the Somali border.
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Labor says no to the tunnel, but uncertainty remains

The Age - ‎57 minutes ago‎
It could go down in history as the turning point of the 2014 state election: the high-stakes gamble that defined an Opposition Leader and set a clear battleline between the two major parties.
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Biden Assails Russian Intervention in Ukraine as 'Unacceptable'

New York Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
President Petro O. Poroshenko at a memorial Friday in Kiev for protesters killed trying to depose the previous leader. Credit Sergei Supinsky/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images.
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14 hurt in suspected gas blast at luxury London hotel

Times of India - ‎38 minutes ago‎
LONDON: Fourteen people were injured at a five-star London hotel overnight after an explosion in the basement believed to have been caused by a gas leak, emergency services said Saturday.
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Opposition boycott looms over Bahrain's first full election since Arab Spring

Montreal Gazette - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Reem Khalifa And Adam Schreck. MANAMA, Bahrain - Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition ...
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NSW prisoner charged over escape attempt - ‎2 hours ago‎
A prisoner has been charged after his alleged escape attempt at a NSW hospital was thwarted by a correctional officer who gave chase and fired his gun.
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Politician and mining magnate Clive Palmer attempts to suppress existence of ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Clive Palmer has lost a bid to get a suppression order concealing the already widely known fact that he owns a private airplane after a judge rejected claims the knowledge could put his life in danger.
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Bondi Beach cleared after shark alarm

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
SWIMMERS at Bondi Beach in Sydney's east were today ordered out of the water after a shark was spotted and after two great white sharks were caught in the shark nets off the beach earlier this week.

Sun and surf primed as NSW coast prepares for Canberra onslaught

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
The surf boards are waxed and the chips are in the fryer, as Canberrans' eyes turn once again to the sandy beaches and clear skies of the NSW south coast.

How our fear of death shapes our prejudices and makes Tony Abbott more popular

Brisbane Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Stirring fear: Islamic State militants are seen as an existential threat by some people. Photo: Supplied. Anthropologist Rohan Bastin regularly visits a public sauna in Corio "where locals are free with their opinions".
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Brazil pays $1.45bn for smallgoods producer Primo Group

Herald Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
A BRAZILIAN meat processing giant has swallowed smallgoods producer Primo Group as the trend for offshore companies to dine out in Australia gathers pace.
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Revealed: Second Sydney Harbour road tunnel

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
EXCLUSIVE. Plans: The proposed crossing will be presented as an opportunity for motorists to bypass the crowded inner city. A third road crossing of Sydney Harbour, from the Balmain peninsula to Lane Cove, will be included in the government's next plan ...
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How Australia became Asia's best Western friend

The Australian - ‎Nov 21, 2014‎
TONY Abbott's opening words to China's President Xi Jinping in the parliament on Monday were welcome: “It is a joy to have friends come from afar.
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Australia joins warnings on Russian webcam feed website

The Australian - ‎20 hours ago‎
A RUSSIAN website that has a domain name in the Australian-administered Cocos Islands has been offering live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams.
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Kia Sorento X-Men with front and rear...

Car X Motor - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Kia partnered with Twentieth Century Fox and prepared a Sorento that could be involved in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. The one-off Sorento was created to promote the Blu-Ray and DVD of the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and initially will be ...
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Stones take out Billboard Touring award

The Daily Telegraph - ‎14 hours ago‎
THE Rolling Stones have won the top boxscore award at the annual Billboard Touring Awards. THE Stones took out the award for the top box office for a single run of shows for their series of concerts on February 26, March 4 and March 6 at the Tokyo Dome.
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Katy Perry shames Australian paparazzi who hounded her for bikini shots while ...

Metro - ‎1 hour ago‎
Katy Perry hits out at Australian paps who wouldn't leave her alone unless she posed in her bikini. The singer is down-under for the latest leg of her Prismatic world tour, and when she fancied a private stroll along the beach she found herself being ...
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Scott stalks Masters golf leader Spargo

Brisbane Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
South Australian golfer Paul Spargo feels he's ready for a breakthrough win but Australian Masters defending champion Adam Scott is ready to spoil those plans.
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Wests cricket captain Jeff Cook sacrifices points for Michael Clarke

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎34 minutes ago‎
MORE CRICKET NEWS. Western Suburbs captain Jeff Cook said he was not concerned by a possible backlash over his call to sacrifice the Magpies' first-innings points against Parramatta on Saturday to "do the right thing by Australian cricket" and set the ...
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In the endless summer of cricket, selectors' thinking put to the test

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
November is rushing to a conclusion with all the pace of a Mitchell Johnson throat ball, albeit with little of the heart palpitations or physical damage.

Half a million photographs could hold key to coral health

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Queensland researchers have started analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand and, hopefully, improve the health of coral reefs around the world.
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Hot air balloon wraps itself around light pole at Aranda oval

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
A hot air balloon wrapped itself around a light pole at Aranda Playing Fields while landing, causing minor damage to the balloon but left 16 passengers and its pilot uninjured.
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Julie Bishop tells UN Ebola threatens global security

The Age - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Foreign minister Julie Bishop has expressed concern about the Ebola virus outbreak at a UN Security Council meeting she chaired on the disease.
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Could your genes be the reason you're single?

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎8 hours ago‎
Well, your status might have something to do with your genes, according to a new study out of China. DNA Test photo. (Getty). Researchers in Beijing discovered the gene 5-HTA1.
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