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  • Kylie Minogue and will.i.am join The Voice

    26 November 2013 2:55 AM 120

    Their arrival marks the departure of current coaches Delta Goodrem and Seal. "I wanted this window of time to focus on a number of exciting career priorities – a new album, a TV and internet project, and, most importantly, precious time with my children," Seal said. Goodrem won't be giving up her coaching duties altogether with the singer set to join Joel Madden

  • Aussie shares flat as big miners fall

    26 November 2013 2:47 AM 131

    AUSTRALIAN shares are flat as a deal between Iran and key western powers to halt its nuclear program hit the big miners. Iran and six world powers say they have reached an interim agreement that would for the first time roll back portions of Iran's nuclear program. In return, some economic sanctions against Iran will be eased. The six-month accord, reached

  • Flatback turtles nesting at Eighty Mile Beach

    26 November 2013 1:58 AM 59

    Hundreds of flatback turtles are gathering at Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park in the Kimberley for their annual nesting. Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) officers and Nyangumarta traditional owners have been monitoring the area for six weeks, recording more than 200 nests and 350 "false crawls" in the sample area. False crawls occur when females

  • Police investigating after bodies of man and his wife found in home in Sydney suburb of Revesby

    26 November 2013 1:44 AM 70

    Police are investigating after the discovery of two bodies at a home in Sydney's south-west this morning. Officers were called to the house on Queen Street in Revesby shortly before 10am (AEDT). They found the bodies of 63-year-old woman and her 69-year-old husband inside. A crime scene has been set up and forensic officers are examining the house

  • Blur replacement could cost Big Day Out organisers millions

    26 November 2013 1:16 AM 149

    Published 25 November 2013 15:55, Updated 26 November 2013 16:02 The organisers of musical festival Big Day Out could be forced to fork out millions to book a high-profile replacement for Blur with less than eight weeks to go. Former music promoter Stuart Coupe, who managed acts including Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly and wrote a book about the Australian

  • Rugby League - Aussies out to emulate Invincibles

    26 November 2013 12:49 AM 74

    Australia have their sights set on topping the achievements of the "Invincibles" as they prepare for Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand at Old Trafford. The Kangaroos spoke before Saturday's 64-0 semi-final defeat of Fiji about their 1982 predecessors, who were labelled the Invincibles after going through the tour undefeated and kept their

  • Typhoon Haiyan exposes different perspectives on a warming planet

    26 November 2013 12:41 AM 69

    In the Philippines, people who link natural disasters with climate change are treated rather differently from Australia. Four days after Typhoon Haiyan swept across the archipelago, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless, the chief Filipino delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, . "Mr President, I speak for my delegation, but I speak

  • Craig Thomson to face more charges

    26 November 2013 12:30 AM 92

    Former federal MP Craig Thomson will face more charges as prosecutors attempt to clarify the details of his alleged misuse of union credit cards. Thomson, 49, is accused of misusing credit cards to pay for female escorts and X-rated movies while he was national secretary of the Health Services Union (HSU) and a Labor MP. Prosecutor Lesley Taylor SC told the Melbourne

  • Carlton recruit Patrick Cripps unfazed by comparisons to champion Greg Williams

    26 November 2013 12:28 AM 74

    IMAGINE being a teenager arriving at an AFL club and being instantly compared to a revered dual Brownlow medallist. That's the scrutiny applied to Carlton recruit Patrick Cripps when he started down the league footballer pathway today. Blues recruiting manager Shane Rogers had already bestowed "The Extractor'' as Cripps' moniker and compared the young

  • Double the Fun: Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ share the love

    26 November 2013 12:27 AM 133

    Never say never, but it’s doubtful that uber-rivals Ford and GM would ever collaborate on anything, much less the joint development of a sports car. Too much pride, too much sacred brand identity, too much competitive drive. And that’s OK, because Toyota and Subaru have no such reservations. Say hello to the twins, Scion’s FR-S and Subie’s BRZ. They’re