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PM not backing Rudd for UN job

NEWS.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
MALCOLM Turnbull has blocked Kevin Rudd's bid to run the United Nations, saying he is not suitable for the role. The Prime Minister made the “captain's call” in Sydney today after his Cabinet could not reach a decision yesterday.
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Brian Martin QC: Meet the man who will head the NT youth detention royal commission

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The man chosen to head the royal commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory has an intimate understanding of the legal landscape of the Top End and a long history of dealing with high-profile court cases.
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Australians conned out of $1 million in tax scams so far this year, says ACCC

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
"Aggressive" scammers masquerading as the taxman have ripped more than $1 million from innocent Australians so far this year, prompting a fresh round of public warnings.
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Zane Alchin given good behaviour bond for making Facebook threats about Olivia Melville Tinder profile

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sydney man Zane Alchin has been given a 12-month good behaviour bond for writing sexually explicit and threatening comments on Facebook.
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Pokemon playing driver crashes into school on Ridgemont Drive, Berwick

Herald Sun - ‎20 minutes ago‎
DRIVERS crashing cars while playing Pokemon Go could be in for another rude shock - their insurance claims may be rejected. Understand Insurance spokesman Campbell Fuller warned law-breaking motorists ran the risk of having accident claims fully or ...
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Syrian army tightens grip around Aleppo, says offers safe passage

swissinfo.ch - ‎17 hours ago‎
Smoke rises after airstrikes on Aleppo's Castello road, Syria June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail/File Photo. (reuters_tickers).
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Indonesia carries out midnight executions

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cilacap: Four convicted drug offenders were executed in Indonesia in the early hours of Friday morning but the lives of another 10 were spared in a shock eleventh hour reprieve.
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Refugees who attack us mock Germany: Merkel

Sky News Australia - ‎8 hours ago‎
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said refugees who carry out attacks in Germany mocked the country that took them in. But she said there would be no reversal in the policy of accepting migrants.
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China, Russia to hold naval drills in disputed waters

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Beijing: China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.
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Former Reagan speechwriter, co-founder of Republican Women for Hillary knock Trump during DNC

The Week Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
Doug Elmets, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, admitted when he took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday that it was not an event he'd ever thought he'd attend.
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Coles, NUW dispute: 'Innocent people' caught in middle of pay dispute

ABC Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The owner of a fresh food company is angry about being caught up in the dispute between Coles and the National Union of Workers (NUW), which is disrupting food deliveries.
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Into the dark heart of the Don Dale Detention Centre

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
The guards gathered in a tight pack by the isolation cells, with tear gas canisters and a German shepherd security dog barking and pulling at its lead.
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Man ambushed, shot in back while getting out of car in Prairiewood

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man who was shot in the back while getting out of his car in front of his home in Sydney's west overnight called triple zero to raise the alarm before he started to lose consciousness, police say.
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Murray Goulburn loses out as Woolworths hands private label dairy contracts to rival processors

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Major supermarket Woolworths has dumped embattled dairy processor Murray Goulburn from contracts to supply lines of private label cheese, UHT milk, adult milk powder and cream.
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Bupa, HBF join 'trip advisor' health platform

Sky News Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Up to six million Australians will soon be able to access an online healthcare platform to make more informed choices about medical procedures and healthcare providers.
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Henderson Group's Formica rejects post-Brexit 'fire sale'

The Australian - ‎13 hours ago‎
Henderson Group chief executive Andrew Formica says there have been “no fire sales” of assets after suspending its British property fund in a bid to fend off client redemptions in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
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People downloaded LastPass to keep their passwords safe. But it had a major flaw.

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Millions of people count on password managers to safeguard their accounts and help them keep track of their passwords. By serving as a sort of master-key for their accounts, password managers can encourage good digital hygiene, such as using long, ...
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This brick-laying robot can build a house in just two days

Tech Insider - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Australian company Fastbrick Robotics recently revealed a robot that can lay over 1,000 bricks per hour. The robot, dubbed the Hadrian X, is capable of building a house in just two days - that's four times faster than human workers.
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NBN launches HFC services on former Telstra network in WA

ZDNet - ‎4 hours ago‎
The company rolling out Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) has announced launching the first network services across Telstra's former hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network in Ocean Reef, Western Australia, with 2,300 premises now ready for ...
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2016 Mazda3 - Price And Features For Australia

The Motor Report - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Michelle Guthrie's maiden speech

Radioinfo (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Michelle Guthrie, ABC's Managing Director has made her first major speech since being appointed to the role in May 2016. "While I sense that many of you would like me to use my first speech since becoming managing director of the ABC to lay out a ...
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Dave Bautista's New Movie Has A Jean-Claude Van Damme Feel To It, And It's Not The 'Kickboxer' Remake

The Inquisitr - ‎8 hours ago‎
After spending nearly a decade as one of the top superstars in WWE, Bautista successfully made the transition to Hollywood as an actor.
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Breast cancer survivor Sally Obermeder expecting second child via surrogate

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
The television presenter, who had a one-year battle with breast cancer four years ago, shared the happy news in an Instagram post on Thursday night.
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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor admits sympathy for dropped star Robbie Farah

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jason Taylor empathises with embattled Wests Tigers star Robbie Farah, recalling how he wrote letters to coaches begging for another shot in the NRL when he was axed from first grade in his own playing days.
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Kidnapped Kiwi Jiu-Jitsu athlete Jason Lee and partner Laura McQuillan flee Brazil

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Kidnapped New Zealand-born athlete Jason Lee and his partner are now safe in Toronto after a harrowing week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Greyhound trainer suspended and investigated for luring and baiting offences

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A Sydney greyhound owner and trainer has been hit with an interim suspension pending an investigation into luring and baiting after "what appears to be a rabbit carcass" was found on his property.
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What The Roosters Did Last Night That They Haven't Done Through The Season

TripleM Sydney - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Roosters managed what is arguably their best performance of the season, snapping a six-game losing streak and trumping last year's grand finalists, Brisbane 32 - 16.
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CX330: Galaxy's loneliest baby star discovered wandering far from stellar nurseries

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It's younger than humanity; a baby star barely a million years old wandering far from any stellar nursery. CX330, about 25,000 light years from Earth in the Milky Way's galactic bulge, has been described as the galaxy's loneliest star.
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Migaloo given police escort to Reef

Echonetdaily - ‎5 hours ago‎
A 2012 photo of Migaloo breaching off the Gold Coast. AAP Image/Supplied by Sea World Whale Watch. Brisbane [AAP]. Famous white whale Migaloo is cruising towards the Great Barrier Reef with police in tow.
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Reef sharks in French Polynesia rely on annual mass grouper spawning for food

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Up to 900 reef sharks survive in a small patch of one of the most untouched reef environments in the world, thanks to an annual migration of groupers arriving at their door, researchers have found.
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Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicate

Gizmag - ‎17 hours ago‎
A technology called single-molecule imaging has enabled scientists at the University of Maryland to identify the architecture of synapses - the tiny junctions that connect neurons together - and thereby to reveal new insights into how brain cells ...
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What Is Hepatitis C? Symptoms, Risk Factors And Treatment Explained

Huffington Post UK - ‎11 hours ago‎
Around 214,000 people in the UK are estimated to be living with hepatitis C, but according to the The Hepatitis C Trust, at least 100,000 people are unaware that they have it.
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Can you see why this bikini pic has gone viral?

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎6 hours ago‎
IT looks like a regular picture of a group of girls in a shop, who happen to be wearing bikinis. But there's something about this image that has drawn over 100,000 views in just a couple of days.
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