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More than 100 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy

9news.com.au - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Hundreds of migrants are feared dead after three crowded boats capsized off Libya in separate incidents just days apart. The survivors of the first shipwreck, which happened on Wednesday and was captured on video, said some 650 people were aboard ...
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Babysitter charged over fatal crash

Sky News Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
An 18 year old babysitter has been charged over a fatal crash in northern New South Wales which killed four-year old girl, Elle Underhill.
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Sydney man charged over 'planned terror act'

SBS - ‎17 hours ago‎
A 24-year-old Sydney man has been charged with conspiring to commit an act in preparation for a terrorist attack. Source: AAP. 26 May 2016 - 3:02 PM UPDATED 2 MINS AGO.
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Water born: The Pool opens in Venice

Architecture AU - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Pool exhibition curated by Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet in the Australian pavilion designed by Denton Corker Marshall. Image: Brett Boardman.
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Clashes as Chile students step up demonstrations

Yahoo7 News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Santiago (AFP) - Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education.
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Ukrainian pilot Savchenko release not part of Minsk accords – Moscow

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russia's pardoning of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and swapping her for two Russians is in no way related to the Minsk agreements for a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told journalists.
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Mount Everest death: Maria Strydom's husband vows not to leave Nepal without her body

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The husband of an Australian woman who died on Mount Everest last week says he cannot yet contemplate living without his wife. Dr Maria Strydom died on Saturday after falling ill near the mountain's peak.

Indonesia approves death penalty, chemical castration for child rapists

Manila Bulletin - ‎7 hours ago‎
Jakarta - Indonesia has adopted death penalty and chemical castration as punishments for child rapists amid the rampant sexual abuse cases.
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In Brazil's political crisis, a powerful new force: evangelical Christians

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO - As he struggles to build support for his presidency, Brazil's new leader, Michel Temer, has been dogged by the kind of character issue that pollsters refer to as “a strong negative.
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Election 2016: Scott Morrison 'flushes out' Labor on Schoolkids Bonus, backs away from black hole

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
A triumphant Scott Morrison has seized on Labor backing down on its promises to restore the Schoolkids Bonus, reverse changes to the pensions assets test and not restore aged care funding - but the Treasurer has walked away from his own claim the ...
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Peter Gutwein hits the road to sell his 'breakthrough budget'

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Back in the black" is the Tasmanian Treasurer's mantra as he hits the road today to spruik his third budget. At a glance: Projected surplus of $77.3m; Smaller surplus 2017-18, $7.9m; Back to deficit 2018-19, $61m; 2019-20 return to surplus; $140m for ...

Violent NSW road rage attack goes viral

Sky News Australia - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Video has emerged of a voilent road rage attack in Orange, in central New South Wales. Dash-cam footage shows a man jumping from his car - armed with a baseball bat - and then running towards a UTE stopped at a set of traffic lights.
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Olympic Dam boss Jacqui McGill races to lower production costs

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
The woman in charge of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine insists she is on track to match production costs at Escondida in Chile, delivering her “a seat at the table” in a bid for a slice of the miner's increasingly scarce growth ...
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Credit card perks, surcharges to fall under new RBA rules

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
Shoppers can expect less generous reward schemes but fewer sky-high surcharges for paying by credit card under changes starting from September.
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Capex collapse as mining investment boom unwinds

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Business investment slumped in the March quarter as the mining investment boom continued to wind down, although weakness for the coming financial year may not be as severe as first thought.
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Can an unknown Chinese startup build the world's first bendable screen bracelet phone?

The Verge - ‎4 hours ago‎
Okay so first of all, disregard that render above. Moxi Group, a little-known company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago.
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Should Facebook decide what types of bodies we see on our feeds?

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
Facebook have apologised for rejecting an ad by a Melbourne group featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday, after saying the image "depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.
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Netflix Engineers Develop VR 'Blockbuster' Complete With Shelves And VHS Tapes

Tech Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Engineers and designers from Netflix created a virtual video rental store named Netflix Zone, which simulates a Blockbuster. Viewers can explore Netflix Zone via the HTC Vive headset.
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Interior Given A Car-Like Redesign

The Motor Report - ‎22 hours ago‎
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Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Jonathan Church resigns before he begins

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
In an announcement that has sent shockwaves through the theatre community, the new artistic director of Sydney Theatre Company, Jonathan Church, has resigned just months after being appointed to the high-profile role.
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Nine Things You Absolutely Can't Miss This Vivid Festival

theMusic - ‎19 hours ago‎
Vivid Festival is a staple of Sydney's cultural calendar, flooding the streets and venues from 27 May - 18 June with incredible, immersive light shows and installations, world-renowned musical performances and celebrations of innovation and creativity.
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Flume's new album is finally out! Here is what we think

Stoney Roads - ‎7 hours ago‎
The wait that felt like eternity has come to and end, with the release of Flume's full length, sophomore album, 'Skin'.
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Jarryd Hayne's mate tries to take rap for Corey Norman's Star casino drug bust

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
One of Jarryd Hayne's best mates has emerged as the man who attempted to take the rap for Parramatta star Corey Norman when he was allegedly busted for drugs outside The Star casino last Friday.
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The meaning behind Blues star Adam Reynolds' tattoos

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎33 minutes ago‎
State of Origin: Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds talks about being included in his first NSW Origin squad. May 23rd 2016; 4 days ago; /video/video.
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Yaz on indefinite leave due to mental health

AFL.com.au - ‎18 hours ago‎
RICHMOND recruit Chris Yarran will take indefinite leave from the club as he seeks treatment for a mental health condition. The half-back, who had been in Western Australia last week for personal reasons, has no timeframe for a return to the club ...
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Sharks have personalities - just like us

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Not all sharks share the sinister aggression of the great white that terrorised beachgoers in the 1970s classic Jaws. According to Australian research, there are shy sharks, risk-taking sharks and even highly strung sharks that don't handle stress ...
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Solar 'superflares' fostered life on Earth: study

Cosmos - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A daily dose of particles sprayed from the young Sun could have produced molecules necessary for life on early Earth - and kept the planet warm enough for it to gain a foothold.
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Accurate tsunami warning made possible by new algorithm; Australian scientists develop the Time Reverse Imaging ...

International Business Times AU - ‎13 hours ago‎
People leave a hilltop cemetery after spending the night there in fear of a tsunami in Jama, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 19, 2016.
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Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention

The Guardian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of its worst crisis in recorded history. Unusually warm water has caused 93% of the reefs along the 2,300km site to experience bleaching.
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Telstra wins contract for new National Cancer Screening Register

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Telstra has been awarded a lucrative Federal Government contract to build and operate a National Cancer Screening Register, but health and privacy experts are concerned about the security of the data.
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Palliative Care Week: talk to your family

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's a fact of life we're all going to die. Statistically speaking, an ageing population brings more death - more than 150,000 a year in Australia - just as greater prevalence of chronic illness brings more disability in our later years.
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Paleo diet more effective for weight loss than previously thought, research finds

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The popular diet, known as the Paleo diet, is more effective for weight loss than following the recommended Australian dietary guidelines, research has found.
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Parents housing adult children: tell us about your nest that refuses to empty

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
What happens when your kids move home - or never move out? We want to hear from US parents whose nests have stayed full. For the first time in more than 130 years, young US adults are more likely to live with their parents than in any other housing ...
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