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Robert steps down after breaching standards

Sky News Australia - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Stuart Robert breached ministerial standards on a trip to Beijing in 2014, a report has found. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released on Friday the findings of an investigation into the trip and confirmed Mr Robert had asked not to be considered for ...
Malcolm Turnbull sacks Stuart Robert over China trip
Stuart Robert to leave ministry over China trip
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Hope for peace in Syria with new deal

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Munich: The US, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced here early Friday morning.
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Australia has a racism problem: Rudd

9news.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eight years on from his historic apology to the Stolen Generations, former prime minister Kevin Rudd says Australia needs to face up to the fact that it has a racism problem.
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South Korean workers leave Kaesong industrial park

CNN International - ‎56 minutes ago‎
(CNN) Hundreds of workers from South Korea have been repatriated from an industrial complex in North Korea just north of the border separating the two Koreas.
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Tensions rise as NATO moves to blunt Russia's Eastern European build-up

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Budapest: A move to triple the number of NATO troops in Eastern Europe will aggravate an already paranoid Russia and, according to experts, raise the risk of accidental war.
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Drug cartel battle kills 49 in Mexico jail

NEWS.com.au - ‎4 hours ago‎
Drug cartel battle kills 49 in Mexico jail. A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison has left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities say.
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World powers agree to ceasefire in Syria

The Australian (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
World powers have agreed on a ceasefire in Syria in one week's time, giving Russia a chance to help the Assad regime press an offensive that has expanded the Kremlin's clout in the region.
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Senate passes bill 96-0 to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Chicago Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
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Ex-Auschwitz guard faces 170000 counts of accessory to murder

Bloomington Pantagraph - ‎8 hours ago‎
94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp Reinhold Hanning arrives for his trial in Detmold, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
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Body of missing mother of four found

NEWS.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
A BODY thought to be that of a mother of four who went missing in mysterious circumstances has been found. Samantha Kelly vanished in Bendigo three weeks ago, just before her daughter's first birthday, but her disappearance was not reported for a ...
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Man, 92, accused of smuggling $1 million cocaine in soap bars has case dropped

ABC Online - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The case against a 92-year-old man accused of trying to import $1 million worth of cocaine into Australia has been abandoned. Victor Twartz, from Sydney, was due to stand trial in the New South Wales District Court this month.
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Police seek men in Qld double murder

Herald Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Police are still seeking two men believed to have information about the murders of two southeast Queensland friends. A metal toolbox containing two bodies was recovered from a dam in Kingston, south of Brisbane, on Thursday.
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Business tax cut not the answer, says RBA

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎38 minutes ago‎
A lower corporate tax rate is not the "silver bullet" that will slay Australia's low-growth gremlins, the Reserve Bank says.
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Rio shares firm after company reports loss

Perth Now - ‎1 hour ago‎
SHARES in mining giant Rio Tinto have held firm in opening trade despite the company scrapping its dividend policy and posting a full-year loss of $1.2 billion for 2015.
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BHP Billiton Olympic Dam boss Jacqui McGill says cost-cutting paying off

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The boss of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine says she's confident the mine can be globally competitive, with copper production consistently meeting internal plans and the cost base heading much lower.
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Dating scams cost Australians millions

Sky News Australia - ‎56 minutes ago‎
With Valentine's Day around the corner, the consumer watchdog is warning people to be careful when searching for romance after scammers netted $23 million from love-struck Australians last year.
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BlackBerry targets Australian business

The Australian (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Chris's love affair with computing spans more than 45 years. He learnt to program in the late 1960s, studied computer science in the early 70s, worked on mainframes, taught programming, ran a small business networking PCs in the 80s, and built websites ...

App Deals: Tour The Louvre On Your Phone

Gizmodo Australia - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Today's best deals include Louvre HD for Android, HomeBudget for iOS and Toilet People for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!
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BMW's M760Li xDrive offers up private jet luxury and speed at ground level

Gizmag - ‎1 hour ago‎
Just two days ago, we told you about the Alpina B7 Biturbo: a tuner take on the BMW 7 Series capable of over 300 km/h (186 mph). You'd think it occupies a niche market, but already it's got some company from BMW's M team in the form of the new M760Li ...

WA to trial driverless shuttle bus

SBS - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
WA is leading the way in automated vehicle technology with the trial of a driverless and fully electric shuttle bus this year. Source: AAP.
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Samantha Armytage replaced as host of UNHCR lunch with Kristin Davis

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sunrise personality Samantha Armytage has been replaced as the host of a fundraising lunch honouring refugee women with US actress and UNHCR ambassador Kristin Davis, a day after the pair participated in an awkward Sex and the City skit on Channel ...
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Prince Australia tour: surprise for WA fans as Perth Arena show announced

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The purple pain is over for West Australian fans of pop superstar Prince. In a surprise announcement, the legendary performer has extended the Australasian leg of his Piano & A Microphone Tour to include WA.
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Jennifer Hawkins hits catwalk for Myer's innovative 2016 Autumn fashion show

NEWS.com.au - ‎12 hours ago‎
THERE was no raining on the parade of runway star Jen Hawkins as the fashion retail 'store wars' came to a spectacular head overnight.
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NBCUniversal's Hayu streams reality TV overdose as pay TV bundle is reborn

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Will Aussies pay six bucks a month to keep up with the Kardashians in a crowded subscription video market? As the new-look National Broadband Network gradually brings faster internet to Australian lounge rooms we're starting to look more attractive to ...
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Chambers anointed future Indigenous leader

NRL.COM - ‎6 hours ago‎
He's on the verge of establishing himself as a permanent fixture in the Queensland and Kangaroos backlines and Storm centre Will Chambers is also the man to lead the next generation of Indigenous stars coming into the game.
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For once, Brendon McCullum's timing may be out

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
When I heard a couple of months back that Brendon McCullum was retiring I was shocked. The guy is only 34 and playing so well. And his team is really starting to make an impact in all forms of international cricket.
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Steve Waugh opens up on Shane Warne Test axing

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Steve Waugh says he was only fulfilling his duties as Australian cricket captain by making the tough decision to axe Shane Warne from a 1999 Test match in the West Indies.
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Roosters threaten home ground move

Fox Sports - ‎7 hours ago‎
SYDNEY Roosters chairman Nick Politis has warned he'll move the NRL club to ANZ Stadium permanently if an $800 million plan to rebuild Allianz Stadium goes ahead.
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Gravitational Waves evidence proves Einstein theory after century-long search

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: It's only taken one hundred years of searching but an international consortium of scientists is today claiming to have made the scientific breakthrough of the century.
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Wasps fly backwards to make sure they can find their way home

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
When sand wasps leave home in the morning they capture snapshots of the landscape around their nest to make sure they can find their way back later, a study using high-speed video has found.
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Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction

NEWS.com.au - ‎22 hours ago‎
Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction. Giant kangaroos, two-metre tall wombats and large flightless birds that once roamed prehistoric Australia may have been hunted into extinction, according to the latest scientific research.
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Brazil investigates deaths with Zika links

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Recent laboratory analysis has identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry says, although authorities could not confirm that Zika alone was responsible for their deaths.
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Coal miner black-lung disease resurgence in Queensland to face Senate inquiry

ABC Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Senate inquiry will investigate the sudden reappearance of the deadly coal miners' disease known as black lung. Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, is a condition caused by breathing in excessive levels of coal dust.
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'Bionic spine' could enable paralysed patients to walk using subconscious thought

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Melbourne medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, dubbed a 'bionic spine', giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of thought.
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Lettuce salmonella cases reach 143

The Border Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
The number of people believed to have fallen ill with salmonella after eating pre-packaged lettuce has risen. Photo: Tripod Farmers.
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