Game (consommé) on for Ash and Camilla

Game (consommé) on for Ash and Camilla

They haven't earned a lot of fans with their drier-than-the-Sahara sense of humour, but a frazzled Ash's comedy of kitchen errors culminates in her admitting a menu item "sounds like toilet".


Star Wars fans' audacious move

Star Wars fans' audacious move

Two fans have launched an audacious plan to get themselves invited to the premiere of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, by sending an X-Wing starfighter into space.


Q&A's heart-rending moment

Q&A's heart-rending moment

It's a program that often makes news. But on Monday night, the ABC's Q&A found itself in the business of breaking it - and for a short, ultimately confusing moment had its audience pausing for a sharp intake of breath.


X-Men Nightcrawler picture leaks

X-Men Nightcrawler picture leaks

Thanks to his indigo-coloured skin, the superhero Nightcrawler is almost impossible to spot in the shadows.


Pay deals imminent for Coles and Woolworths

Pay deals imminent for Coles and Woolworths

Pay deals across Australia's big two supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, are expected to be signed off soon, setting the scene for further agreements across the retail sector.


Bianca Rinehart left 'distraught and crying'

Bianca Rinehart left 'distraught and crying'

The daughter of mining billionaire Gina Rinehart was left "distraught and crying" in the office of mining giant Hancock Prospecting after being forced by her mother to sign a deed that was against her interests, the Federal Court has heard. 


ACCC boss Rod Sims rejects supermarket claims

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has rejected supermarket claims that shoppers will be charged higher prices under proposed rule changes.


Battle for iiNet far from over says suitor M2 Group

Battle for iiNet far from over says suitor M2 Group

Vaughan Bowen is confident M2's counter offer would be a good deal for shareholders but anticipates TPG Telecom will fight back.


Nepal quake toll passes 4000

People in Kathmandu have spent a third night in the open as the toll from the devastating earthquake passes 4000.


Warner leads Hyderabad to IPL victory

Sunrisers captain David Warner took on Australian teammate Mitchell Johnson and won as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs on Monday.


US conman admits to Aust basketball scam

Melbourne's Knox basketball organisation will receive restitution from a former NBA employee under a plea deal reached in a US court.


Aussie underdogs set for WGC-Match Play

Australian golfers Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and John Senden are revelling in the underdog role for the WGC Match Play Championship. Gol WGC


Nepal earthquake: ADF to airlift survivors as international rescue effort intensifies

Nepal earthquake: ADF to airlift survivors as international rescue effort intensifies

International search and rescue specialists arriving in Nepal are hopeful they can still find survivors buried beneath rubble following Saturday's devastating earthquake.


Hayne to speak about NFL training

Jarryd Hayne is to front a media conference for the first time since he started training with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers on April 7


Freddy Gray death: Troops called in to quell Baltimore riots

Freddy Gray death: Troops called in to quell Baltimore riots

The Maryland Governor has declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard troops to assist police quell riots in the city of Baltimore after seven police were injured.


Speeding in Finland can cost a fortune, if you already have one

Speeding in Finland can cost a fortune, if you already have one

The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak.


Barack Obama warns of anti-globalisation sentiment in both parties

Barack Obama warns of anti-globalisation sentiment in both parties

President Barack Obama said the rising anti- globalization sentiment in factions of both political parties risks a withdrawal by the U.S. from global economic competition and stymied growth.


Bali nine executions: Myuran Sukumaran to look his executioners in the eye

Bali nine executions: Myuran Sukumaran to look his executioners in the eye

Myuran Sukumaran will refuse to wear a blindfold so he can look his executors in the eye when he faces the firing squad on Tuesday night, a close friend has revealed.


Nepal earthquake: The desperate search to find missing Australians

Nepal earthquake: The desperate search to find missing Australians

Kevin Atwood has been living every parent's nightmare. He knew his son was in Nepal when the earthquake struck, and was forced to wait in agony for word that he was safe.


Holocaust book 'Maus' removed in Russia

Holocaust book 'Maus' removed in Russia

The government's plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union's defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia.


McCaw ruled out of Crusaders next match

Richie McCaw has been ruled out of the Crusaders' Super Rugby match against competition leaders the Hurricanes after he was concussed against the Blues.


No Nukes: the world wants nuclear weapons eliminated, conference told

No Nukes: the world wants nuclear weapons eliminated, conference told

Iran has demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernise or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat.


Bali 9 executions: Final insult as condemned pair denied pastor, outraging families

Bali 9 executions: Final insult as condemned pair denied pastor, outraging families

Indonesian authorities have refused Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran the right to have a pastor of their choice to witness their executions, outraging their families and Australian diplomats.


Eagles on AFL alert for dangerous GWS

GWS will be aiming to notch their first ever win over West Coast when the two teams meet in Perth on Saturday night.


Extension for Wickenby tax cheat crackdown

There's reports the federal government will extend the controversial Project Wickenby investigation which cracks down on tax cheats.


Beach Energy revenue dives on oil price

A weaker oil price has sent Beach Energy's sales revenue plummeting more than 40 per cent despite sales volumes being only slightly lower.


Retirees 'much worse' off: RBA

Low interest rates for safe investments makes life tough for retirees and it's not going to get better any time soon, the RBA governor says.


Court grants greyhound trainer bail

A Queensland greyhound trainer charged over the live baiting scandal has been granted bail on the condition he makes no contact with witnesses.


Native Title hearings begin in Cairns

Native title advocates are hopeful two long-standing claims will finally be wrapped up in Cairns this week.


Share market retreats at sign of 6,000

The share market fall after starting the day near the key 6,000 point mark with negative Wall St leads weighing on sentiment.


Generation X: the biggest contributors to near-record national debt on credit cards

Generation X: the biggest contributors to near-record national debt on credit cards

They owe the biggest amounts on credit cards - and they're the least likely to pay off their balance in full each month.


$A higher on concerns over US data

The local currency is higher amid worries about downbeat US economic data ahead of this week's US central bank meeting.


Slater pulls out of Kangaroos team

Billy Slater has pulled out of the Kangaroos team for Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane due to a shoulder injury.


Australian Islamic State doctor: Tareq Kamleh a 'lazy doctor who flirted with patients'

Australian Islamic State doctor: Tareq Kamleh a 'lazy doctor who flirted with patients'

He flirted and he was lazy but there was another big flaw in Australian jihadist doctor Tareq Kamleh's character.


Nannies thrilled with subsidy plans

Australian Nanny Association vice-president Annemarie Sansom is "over the moon" about a planned trial of taxpayer subsidies for nannies.


Blackmores forecasting record profit

Complementary medicines group Blackmores has posted a 125 per cent profit increase during the March quarter and is upbeat about the full year.


Virgin Aust's new woman chair a 'positive'

The appointment of leading executive Elizabeth Bryan as Virgin Australia chairman has been welcomed by women on boards lobby group.


Chan and Sukumaran - their final hours

The families of the two men were due to begin their final visit on Tuesday morning ahead of their expected late night executions.


Paartalu says pathetic City must lift

Melbourne City midfielder Erik Paartalu fully expects the club to lift in time for the A-League knockout final against Wellington.


Jones the new Athletics Australia CEO

Former yachting boss Phil Jones has taken over the reins as the new chief executive at Athletics Australia.


Unpaid Franjic quits Russian club

Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic is a free agent after terminating his contract with Torpedo Moscow over unpaid wages.


Deflation threat remains - but not in Australia

Prolonged, exceptionally low inflation or deflation in much of Europe or Japan remains a very real threat, according to an analysis by Capital Economics.


Holocaust book 'Maus' removed in Russia

The government's plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union's defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia.


Nepal earthquake: The desperate search to find missing Australians

Kevin Atwood has been living every parent's nightmare. He knew his son was in Nepal when the earthquake struck, and was forced to wait in agony for word that he was safe.


Mail thief steals packages from St Kilda Road apartment building

A thief has broken into mail boxes at a Melbourne apartment building and made off with a number of packages.


Bournemouth on brink of promotion to English Premier League

Bournemouth are on the verge of sealing promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history after Monday's 3-0 victory over Bolton.


Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six movie furore: Screenplay, video emerge

A scene in which characters discuss using a dead animal in place of toilet paper gives some indication of what may have prompted Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's new comedy.


Local fund managers say MYOB float is 'pretty fully priced'

Float prospect MYOB may have to rely on offshore investors to reach the upper end of its $3 to $4 price tag as local fund managers worry the business is too expensive at that price.


Lawrence Springborg defends use of Billy Gordon information

Opposition Leader could face 12-month jail term if found to have broken laws regarding release of information.


Billy Slater ruled out of Kangaroos-NZ Test

Kangaroos full-back Billy Slater has made the agonising decision to withdraw from Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane due to a shoulder injury.


School paid $5000 for official's coffee machines

Victoria's former top education public servant had primary schools pay thousands of dollars for furniture and coffee machines for his home via a false invoicing scam, IBAC has heard.


Beer truck spills load at Rocklea

A beer truck caused a social media flutter after losing its load in Brisbane's south west on Tuesday morning.


Nepal earthquake: Rescue teams arrive too late to save lives, it's time to rethink how we respond to...

In major trauma, the window for possible survival is so narrow it's commonly referred to as the golden hour.


Oscar Wilde stripped bare in De Profundis at Powerhouse

Taking on the role of Oscar Wilde in a new one man show required actor Brian Lucas to strip the famous author bare – both emotionally and physically.


Bali nine execution: pair's lawyer describes 'machinery of death'

A lawyer for Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has painted a bleak picture of the "machinery of death" rolling over Indonesia's 'execution island'.


Risk of random abuse becomes a lucrative payday for onlookers with a smartphone

The events of recent weeks makes me feel that the target on my back just got that little bit bigger.


Bali 9 executions: 'No one will benefit from the death of Andrew Chan or Myuran Sukumaran. All of us...

When I was 16 and just beginning my school certificate, Australia hung Ronald Ryan. Australia's longest serving Premier, Henry Bolte of Victoria was facing re-election. The case against Ryan was weak by any measure and yet Bolte refused clemency.


No Nukes: the world wants nuclear weapons eliminated, conference told

Iran has demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernise or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat.


Nepal earthquake toll tops 4100

Nepalese authorities are struggling to cope in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that has killed at least 4138 people.


Matchplay draw suits Day, Scott

Defending champion Jason Day and fellow Aussie Adam Scott have received a friendly draw at the WGC Matchplay.


Cornet survives on day of upsets

Svetlana Kuznetsova was the first seed to fall in Prague and the upsets kept coming in the WTA Tour event.


'Two old people reaching out': Auschwitz survivor hugs Nazi guard Oskar Groening

'Two old people reaching out': Auschwitz survivor hugs Nazi guard Oskar Groening

'You cannot predict what will happen when someone from the victims' side and someone from the perpetrators' side meet in a spirit of humanity.'


Putin's bikie friends turned back at Poland's border

Putin's bikie friends turned back at Poland's border

Polish border guards turned away 10 Russian bikers on Monday after the government vowed to bar entry to a group that planned to ride to Berlin to celebrate Nazi Germany's World War II defeat.


US Civil War commemorated in Brazil

US Civil War commemorated in Brazil

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair in Alabama - but it was happening 8000 kilometres south.


Nepal earthquake: Hopes fade for survivors; 180 rescued on Mount Everest

Nepal earthquake: Hopes fade for survivors; 180 rescued on Mount Everest

Kathmandu, Nepal: Hopes for finding survivors trapped under rubble began to fade two days after Nepal's worst earthquake in decades, even as helicopters rescued 180 climbers trapped on Mount Everest.


Violence flares in Baltimore after funeral of Freddy Gray

Violence flares in Baltimore after funeral of Freddy Gray

With the words "black lives matter" projected in capital letters on the walls, thousands of mourners crowded into a church here Monday to bid an emotional goodbye to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody.


Knox abuse hearing to resume

A former teacher at an elite Sydney grammar school who was picked up by police will give evidence when a child abuse hearing resumes.


Ryan James firming as Origin bolter

Since turning himself into an 80-minute NRL workhorse, Gold Coast Titans backrower Ryan James is firming as a State of Origin bolter.


Daley won't risk an injured Gallen

Blues coach Laurie Daley says he won't risk carrying an injured Paul Gallen into the NSW camp for State of Origin I.


Smith endorses Inglis as Roos skipper

Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith has endorsed Greg Inglis as a future Test captain in what may yet prompt the NRL superstar to re-think a code switch.


Folau name back in rep rugby league

His older brother may be a tri-code, dual international but John Folau could achieve something Israel hasn't in Tonga's clash with Samoa on Saturday.


Hope for autistic boy who may be deported

The federal immigration minister has indicated he may intervene to save a young boy with autism and his mother from being deported.


1150 Australians accounted for in Nepal

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishops says 1150 people have now been contacted, up from about 830 on Monday, and they are "safe and well". For


$A follows global shares higher

The Australian dollar has risen after a positve lead from global stocks ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting.


Trial of taxpayer-funded nannies announced

The Abbott government has announced a two year pilot program for taxpayer subsidised nannies to help meet families' childcare needs.


Executions will proceed: Indon tells Aust

Indonesia's foreign minister offered no hope of a reprieve for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in a letter to Julie Bishop on Monday night.


Q&A recap: The heart-rending moment the audience were told the Bali nine duo's execution could be de...

It's a program that often makes news. But on Monday night, the ABC's Q&A found itself in the business of breaking it - and for a short, ultimately confusing moment had its audience pausing for a sharp intake of breath.


My Kitchen Rules 2015 episode 45 recap: Game (consommé) on for Ash and Camilla

They haven't earned a lot of fans with their drier-than-the-Sahara sense of humour, but a frazzled Ash's comedy of kitchen errors culminates in her admitting a menu item "sounds like toilet".


Nepal earthquake: Hopes fade for survivors; 180 rescued on Mount Everest

Kathmandu, Nepal: Hopes for finding survivors trapped under rubble began to fade two days after Nepal's worst earthquake in decades, even as helicopters rescued 180 climbers trapped on Mount Everest.