Asia migrant crisis: Conference on Rohingya urges Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out

Asia migrant crisis: Conference on Rohingya urges Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out

Mahathir Mohamad has joined international figures criticising Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak out against the persecution of Rohingyas.


Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on hush-money charges

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on hush-money charges

Former US House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI about $US3.5 million in hush-money payments.


Overseas rugby market not overly hot: Tew

New Zealand Rugby bosses say they're relieved to find the overseas player market hasn't escalated out of control.


Mount Shindake volcano erupts, Japan calls for evacuation

Mount Shindake volcano erupts, Japan calls for evacuation

Japan has ordered evacuations after an island volcano erupted, shooting a huge column of ash high into the air.


The body in the Bali rice field: Why Peter and John Ellis can't forgive their mother Noor, accused o...

The body in the Bali rice field: Why Peter and John Ellis can't forgive their mother Noor, accused o...

On Wednesday, an Indonesian court will decide if Noor Ellis is guilty of masterminding the gruesome death of her husband of 25 years. For her sons, the decision is made.


Murray holds no fears for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is quietly confident of avenging his Australian Open quarter-final loss to Andy Murray to seal a passage to the fourth round of the French Open.


Aussie young guns face grand slam giants

The Special Ks of tennis have ushered in a new generation with Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis the last two Australians in the French Open men's singles.


Thailand warns of 'alarming" boat crisis

Thailand's foreign minister has called for a crackdown on people smugglers in the Southeast Asian region.


FBI says text scammers are in Australia

Lavish parties, $US15,000 a night hotel rooms and gambling were funded by a text message scam that reaped tens of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say.


North Korean nuclear and missile experts visit Iran: dissidents

North Korean nuclear and missile experts visit Iran: dissidents

An exiled Iranian opposition claims a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April


'The pool is for fire safety' and other Jacob Zuma renovation excuses

'The pool is for fire safety' and other Jacob Zuma renovation excuses

South African President Jacob Zuma didn't just use $21 million of taxpayer money to improve his private property. He used it to protect himself, an investigation found.


Super typhoons to increase in strength with climate change, researchers find

Super typhoons to increase in strength with climate change, researchers find

A warming planet is already stoking the intensity of tropical cylones in the north-west Pacific and their ferocity will continue to increase even with moderate climate change over this century, an international research team has found.


The view from inside Iceland's Thrihnukagigur volcano

The view from inside Iceland's Thrihnukagigur volcano

Nick Miller was lowered through the dome of a subterranean cathedral-like space. Above him, the volcanic crater was a small bright circle in a thin tube.


Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province

Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province

The Syrian army has pulled back after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province still held by the government.


Asian migrant crisis: Myanmar rejects responsibility for Rohingya refugees

Asian migrant crisis: Myanmar rejects responsibility for Rohingya refugees

Myanmar has refused to accept responsibility for South-East Asia's migrant crisis as the country faces a barrage of criticism for its decades-long persecution of Rohingya Muslims.


IS targeting young Aussie women

Authorities fear more young women may have been lured to Islamic State conflict zones after it emerged 12 from Melbourne had made it to Syria, or tried.


States reject Pyne's education claims

State education ministers say their federal counterpart Christopher Pyne needs to come clean about huge funding cuts to schools.


Small businesses back budget

The Abbott government's second budget has, predictably, been well received by small businesses, with nearly 60 per cent backing its tax incentives.


Australian physicist Cathy Foley only fifth woman to win prestigious innovation award

Australian physicist Cathy Foley only fifth woman to win prestigious innovation award

Physicist Cathy Foley and colleague Keith Leslie have been awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross award for innovation and commercialisation.


Home final on the line for Swifts, Fever

The NSW Swifts and West Coast Fever will battle for the rights to host a trans-Tasman league elimination final in Saturday's final round clash in Perth.


Murray Goulburn sets price range for trust

The MG Unit Trust will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange through an initial offer of units to the public.


Miller out for MotoGP redemption in Italy

Australia's Jack Miller is hoping to get his debut MotoGP season back on track at the Italian Grand Prix after crashing out of the last race in France.


Home prices fell in May

Housing prices fell in May, according to a preliminary esimate by CoreLogic RP Data, but May is a month typically beset by seasonal weakness.


Credit growth slows in April

Credit growth slowed in April, but the component most concerning the RBA, investor housing loans, continues to flirt with APRA's line in the sand.


RBA rate cut unlikely, experts say

Another interest rate cut will be a very unlikely outcome when the RBA board meets on Tuesday, economists predict.


Evolution raises funds for gold mine deal

Gold miner Evolution has successfully raised $172 million from institutional investors to partly fund the acquisition of Barrick's Cowal mine in NSW.


GI cleared to take on Titans

South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis has been cleared to play in his side's NRL clash with the Gold Coast.


Crows can stop Freo run: Walsh

Adelaide coach Phil Walsh believes the Crows will have an advantage over Fremantle in the midfield in Saturday night's AFL match.


Western Force re-sign scrumhalves pair

The Western Force will be aiming to jump off the foot of the table in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the Reds in Perth.


Making me trustee will help family: Bianca

Bianca Rinehart says the court decision to appoint her trustee of a multibillion dollar family trust will help heal the wounds of the warring family.


Big budget boost to Tas governor's kitty

Money set aside for the Tasmanian governor's salary in the state budget is set to jump by more than $100,000 over five years.


Diocese's finances not strong, bishop says

The bishop of Ballarat says the financial position of the diocese is not strong and he has doubt it can meet all the abuse compensation claims.


Get out of my office: lawyer to Monis

Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis told one lawyer he could "make him famous" before the lawyer kicked him to get out of his office.


Pearce will bounce back for Roosters: Moa

Sydney Roosters prop Sam Moa has thrown his support behind halfback Mitchell Pearce ahead of Monday's NRL clash with Melbourne.


The 10 best performances of Essendon full-back Dustin Fletcher

In Saturday night's annual Dreamtime clash, 40-year-old Dustin Fletcher becomes just the third man to play 400 games alongside Michael Tuck and Kevin Bartlett.


Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse happy about Ascot hopes, but Gai has Oaks gloom

  Arguably two of Australia's most powerful horse trainers Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller flew into Melbourne on Thursday night to put the finishing touches on there Royal Ascot hopefuls the following morning.


3D floors turn kitchens and bathrooms into art

Adventurous owners are using "3D effect" floors to add waterfalls and canyon views to their homes.


Ultimate Footy: Too many midfield cooks may spoil the fantasy broth

All AFL teams struggle sometimes. Right now, two teams are particularly in the doldrums, namely Carlton and Brisbane. While Carlton's implosion is receiving much focus thanks to the sacking of Mick Malthouse, Brisbane released some pressure thanks to a gritty 37-point win over Port Adelaide in round


North Korean nuclear and missile experts visit Iran: dissidents

An exiled Iranian opposition claims a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April


Transurban a global 'cash cow', says Citi

If you want some money back on the road tolls you pay, don't just drive on those motorways, invest in the company which owns them.


Sydney FC matches against Spurs and Chelsea show why the A-League needs marquee stars

Rafael van der Vaart and Luca Toni have emerged as marquee targets for Sydney FC as the the A-League battles to attract star power.


APRA calls for banks to change pay to improve culture

APRA chairman Wayne Byres says global banks must lift their efforts to ensure pay plans encourage ethical behaviour.


Sam Burgess eyes cross-code title double

Sam Burgess has a shot at a second title across two codes in eight months when Bath face Saracens in the English rugby premiership final at Twickenham this weekend.


Man who buried ute cleared of fraud

A man accused of burying his ute in his far north Queensland backyard to collect an insurance payout has been cleared.


Queanbeyan Whites captain Dan Penca sees Canberra Vikings red

Queanbeyan captain Dan Penca hopes to trade white for red at the end of the season, but first he has his sights set on toppling four-time defending premiers Tuggeranong.


Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province

The Syrian army has pulled back after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province still held by the government.


ACT bid for national women's ice hockey team

Canberra's fledgling Ice Hockey Women's league is aiming to secure a place in the national competition this year.


Art with heart: life on the streets on show

Richard Carrie gives street art a new meaning. The 39-year-old is a gifted artist without a home, let alone a studio; a gentle, bearded man who creates works of stark beauty and wry observation - all from the hustle of Swanston Street.


Man faked identity to get Australian citizenship after stealing $21m, police say

Man faked identity to get Australian citizenship after stealing $21m, police say

After facial recognition software located him in Shanghai, the first Australian national to be arrested under Operation Fox Hunt says he's 'forgotten everything before 2006'.


Gilmore to miss Fiji surf event

Stephanie Gilmore's world surfing defence is all but over as she will miss a second straight tour event due to injury.


Coach backs Stosur to challenge Sharapova

Coach David Taylor is backing Samantha Stosur to take the fight to defending champion Maria Sharapova when the pair clash in the French Open on Friday night.


Why do Western women join Islamic State?

Why do Western women join Islamic State?

Western women in the Islamic State are playing a crucial role in disseminating propaganda and are not simply flocking to the region to become a "jihadi bride."


9 over nightmare for McIlroy at Irish Open

Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting his worst European round in five years on day one of the Irish Open.


FIFA Congress with Sepp Blatter gives off florid stench of corruption

FIFA Congress with Sepp Blatter gives off florid stench of corruption

With buckets of champagne on ice, much cheery flag-waving, a well-catered dinner and a floorshow featuring lederhosen, yodelling and the heavy stench of corruption, FIFA's scandal-riven Congress began.


'Manhattanhenge' descends on New York as sun perfectly aligns with city streets

'Manhattanhenge' descends on New York as sun perfectly aligns with city streets

Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists are expected to gather in the city's vast streets on Friday night to witness the stunning interplay of the sun and the city's itself, a phenomenon dubbed "Manhattanhenge".


South China Sea dispute: all eyes on Singapore forum for US, China talk

South China Sea dispute: all eyes on Singapore forum for US, China talk

China has been trading increasingly forceful barbs with countries including the United States on the South China Sea. Singapore, a neutral party on the contested waters, may provide the venue this weekend for talks about ways to defuse tensions.


Marsh ton timely for first Windies Test

An unbeaten century by Shaun Marsh in Australia's three-day tour match in Antigua has surely sealed the batsman's spot in next week's Test team.


NZ allrounder Anderson out of second Test

Allrounder Corey Anderson will miss the second Test against England because of a back injury while BJ Watling remains in doubt.


Why Blatter will win FIFA election again

Soccer boss Sepp Blatter is widely tipped to become FIFA President again despite the controversy surrounding the game's governing body,


No evidence of Monis IS link: inquest

Police cybercrime investigators have found no evidence Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis was in contact with terrorist group Islamic State.


Malthouse backs Blues to recover in AFL

Mick Malthouse says he will watch Carlton play Sydney on Friday night, calling the players "my boys".


Tasmanian governor earns more than PM

Tasmania's budget shows a pay rise of $110,000 over five years for Governor Kate Warner, who already earns more than the Australian prime minister.


$A slide tipped to intensify

The Australian dollar has slipped further against the greenback after weak business investment data continues to impact the local currency


Aussie startup tackles fuel wastage

Aussie startup GoFar wants to have drivers competing for their personal best in fuel efficency every day.


Australia urged to take in more refugees

Australia is sending the head of Customs and its ambassador for people-smuggling issues to a Bangkok crisis meeting on asylum-seeker boats.


Gina Rinehart's son slams Barnaby Joyce

The estranged son of mining magnate Gina Rinehart has taken a swipe at federal government minister Barnaby Joyce for intervening in a family dispute.


Education ministers headed for showdown

State and territory education ministers are set for a showdown on school funding with federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne at a Brisbane meeting.


Aus bonds higher after capex data

Australian bond futures prices have lifted slightly after it was revealed that local business investment was sluggish in the March quarter.


Poll shows Australians support aid cuts

A Lowy Institute opinion poll has found the majority of Australians support slashing the aid budget by a $1 billion this year.


How sharemarket crashes spook investors for decades

Post traumatic crash disorder is the tendency to obsess over what happened in the past, and project it forward as the most likely future outcome. Investors are, inevitably, susceptible.


French Open 2015: Bernard Tomic confident of Wimbledon run after 'screwing up' in Paris

​Former quarter-finalist Bernard Tomic believes he can again be a Wimbledon force despite admitting he "screwed up" his big chance to reach the French Open third round for the first time.


Greece confident of reaching debt agreeement, IMF and creditors aren't so sure

Greece has again expressed optimism that the country will reach a deal with creditors in the coming days, even as IMF and international creditors say they're not so sure it will.


Liz Sheehan: Top notch coffee to blow your hair back at Sprolo

With upbeat jazz bouncing out of the speakers and the wooshes and banging of top quality coffee being made - Sprolo takes you away from the cars crawling by on Canning Highway - only metres from the door.


BBC show where poor compete for cash feels like 'Hunger Games'

New BBC reality show Britain's Hardest Grafter, where the poor compete for a cash prize, has been criticised as a tribute to The Hunger Games.


Ridiculous FIFA Congress opening ceremony like a 1980s Eurovision

Awful dancers and ageing crooner cannot hide stench as FIFA congress opens, writes Jim White in Zurich.


French Open 2015: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to face Australian tyros

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the French Open third round on Thursday, setting up intriguing clashes with Australian youngsters Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios.


Towering inferno: WA watchdog begins inquiry into high-rise fire risk

Flammable cladding, which is believed to have sparked a high-rise inferno in Melbourne, could be contained in buildings erected in Western Australia during the past decade.


Geelong Powerball: 17th syndicate member emerges

A 17th syndicate member who claims to have been duped of his share of a $16.6 million Powerball win by a former colleague has reportedly emerged.


Australia to vote against FIFA's Sepp Blatter, Frank Lowy says

​The first cracks in Asia's support for embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter emerged on Thursday when Australia's federation announced it would be voting for a new president at Friday's election.