Iran's new avant-garde mosque angers religious hardliners
A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital has infuriated hardliners, who see it as part of a creeping secular onslaught on the Islamic ...
BEHIND BARS PART 5: Australia’s Shocking Cruelty To Abori...
The abuse of Aboriginal prisoners with disabilities in Australian jails is confronting, and ongoing. In the final piece in this special 5-part series for New...
First, Do No Harm: ‘Voluntourism’ And The Harm Of Medical...
It’s one thing to volunteer overseas to help the sick and poor. It’s another thing altogether to do it for the tourism and adventure. Sarah Forsyth explains....
Making The Market: Australians And Their Role In The Onli...
The online abuse of children is a growing problem, and Australia in particular has an important role to play, given we’re one of the bigger markets. Ma...
North And South Korea Move Forward, While The US Runs In ...
Peace suddenly looks almost possible on the Korean peninsular, but America looks unlikely to fall into step, and Australia will almost surely follow their le...
How the Aussies fared on day 16 in Pyeongchang
Australia wraps up its Olympic Winter Games campaign in Pyeongchang, with its four-man bobsleigh team unable to make an impression on the final day of compet...
Tarkine tug-of-war exposes family tensions as Liberals, L...
A man who describes himself as the "opposite to a latte-sipping greenie" says his call to protect the Tarkine wilderness from 4WDs has caused tensions among ...
Bollywood's 'first female superstar' Sridevi dies aged 54
Sridevi, described as Bollywood's first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry, is dead at the age of 54.
Basslink cable 'design inadequate', Hydro readying for le...
The design of the undersea power cable that links Tasmania to the mainland is "inadequate", with staff of the government-owned power company instructed to "k...
Crews control winery blaze on Mornington Peninsula
Firefighters control a blaze at the Ten Minutes By Tractor winery on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne.
'Monorail salesman': Bernardi ridicules Musk during pro-n...
Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi lashes out at the SA Liberals over their opposition to a nuclear dump, and likens Elon Musk to "the monorail sa...
Competition over, now world's top ice skaters cut loose i...
The world's best ice skaters return to the ice for a figure skating exhibition gala, as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics wraps up.
'Unusual' thunderstorm hits Perth's south, tearing off ro...
SES crews are helping mop up after the storm brought wind gusts up to 130kph with hail and a deluge of rain.
At least 14 killed in Yemen attack, Islamic State claims ...
Suicide bombers and gunmen attack a Yemeni counter-terrorism base in the southern port city of Aden killing at least 14 people and wounding 40.
Tasmanian swinging voters' thoughts on week four of the e...
With a week to go until election day in Tasmania, we check in with some swinging voters to see if they have made their mind up about who they will choose on ...
'This place is my life': Libraries filling the gaps in a ...
If you think libraries are quiet, dark places full of dusty books you may not have spent much time in one lately.
First Sydney tram now on the rails for testing
The first tram hits the tracks on Sydney's light rail system for testing, despite construction delays that have left the Government an "unhappy customer".
Sailing community left reeling after double fatality
Police release the name of one of two sailors who died when a yacht overturned during a race off the WA coast as the tragedy brings back painful memories for...
Garlic Girls' dream crushed as super Sweden take curling ...
The Swedish women win the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival, beating South Korea 8-3 in nine ends to leave the "Garlic Girls" with...
Russia denied right to march under its own flag as IOC up...
The International Olympic Committee votes to maintain its ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics, denying the country the chance to march into the closi...
Major companies are cutting ties with the National Rifle ...
The NRA lashed out as a student-led campaign for tighter US gun laws gathered steam. In response, major companies like Delta Air Lines are abandoning the group.
Still standing — Shanghai's grand art deco retail havens ...
Few visitors to Shanghai's famous Nanjing Road would know that four of its early 20th-century department stores were started by Chinese-Australian merchants.
Degas painting stolen in 2009 found in suitcase on bus
An impressionist painting by Edgar Degas is found stowed on a bus, but no passengers claim the luggage holding the artwork taken from a Marseille museum in 2...
Man dies in hospital after being shot by police at Brisba...
Police say they shot a man, who later died in hospital, after being called to a disturbance at a house in the eastern Brisbane suburb of Wakerley.
Police fatally shoot man allegedly trying to break into B...
Residents inside a home in the eastern Brisbane suburb of Wakerley "were in fear of their lives" as an "enraged" armed man tried to break into the home, poli...
Next stop Norwood: SA Labor pledges $279m to further exte...
SA Labor announces a policy aimed at derailing Liberal leader Steven Marshall, promising to install three kilometres of new track to take Adelaide's tram net...
Local rugby teams face off against Defence Force in memor...
A charity rugby competition pitting hometown teams against the elite members of the Australian Defence Force pays tribute to fallen soldier Sergeant Matthew ...
Gambling on Labor for national pokies exodus a bad bet: i...
While some are hoping an election win for Labor in Tasmania will spark an Australia-wide shift away from poker machines, gaming industry figures say that is ...
Man charged with woman's murder after attempted Mirrabook...
A man accused of running over and killing a 51-year-old woman while trying to steal her car in Perth's north is charged with murder.
AFLW aspirations as women's football grows in Central Aus...
The Northern Territory has the highest number of Australian Rules Football players per capita than any other state, and women's football is booming in the re...
Acting Nationals Leader wants just one candidate put forw...
Bridget McKenzie suggests Michael McCormack or David Gillespie will drop out ahead of tomorrow's party room vote to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader...
McCormack the sole declared candidate to replace Joyce as...
David Gillespie drops out of the running, leaving Michael McCormack as the sole candidate for the Nationals leadership — but sources within the party say fir...
Water 'coming out of the cupboards' as flash floods hit C...
Residents on Canberra's northside have seen their homes inundated, with heavy rain overnight and throughout the morning bringing parts of the city to a stand...
Man critically injured in road rage attack on M1 south of...
A man attacked by up to 13 people on the side of the M1 south of Brisbane is in hospital with critical head injuries. The attackers fled the scene and police...
Man critically injured in road rage attack
A 29-year-old man who survived a stabbing attack last year has been left for dead on the side of the M1 motorway, south of Brisbane, after being attacked in ...
Turnbull urges US not to diminish presence in Indo-Pacific
The PM uses a gathering of America's political elite to urge the United States not to allow its presence in the Indo-Pacific to diminish, saying it has been ...
Arnhem Land designs to be showcased at Commonwealth Games...
Aboriginal clothing designed and created by women from a remote community in Arnhem Land will bring local culture and stories to the Gold Coast Commonwealth ...
Citizen-Generated Energy Enters the Scene in Argentina
The Argentine population can now generate their own energy through clean and unconventional sources and incorporate surpluses into the public grid, thanks to...
Silent disco fever spreading in dementia sufferers
Silent discos are being staged in aged-care centres across Australia, and are proving especially popular with dementia sufferers.
How all Perth's sewage could be turned into drinking water
Forget the "yuck factor" — authorities say 100 per cent of Perth's sewage could eventually be recycled and put back into drinking water under a plan to count...
'It's cool and fashionable': China positions itself as wo...
China will host the next Winter Olympics in 2022, and already in the midst of a ski boom, the country plans to open more than 700 ski resorts, more than all ...
How the NHL ban could pave the way for a German gold medal
A German win is ice hockey's equivalent of Zimbabwe winning a Cricket World Cup, or Uruguay taking out the Rugby World Cup crown.
In one stroke, the Liberals risk consigning themselves to...
If the WA Liberals and Nationals want to avoid spending years languishing in the political wilderness on the opposition benches, they would do well to sort o...
Chinese-Australian council expresses concern over foreign...
While the Federal Government's proposed overhaul of intelligence and espionage laws is high on the political agenda this year, Chinese-Australian communities...
One disaster to the next, this slice of Queensland paradi...
A two-bedroom apartment at this residential resort in North Queensland that sold for $565,000 in 2007, last year went for less than $170,000.
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