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  • Nat Fyfe looking to improve in fifth year as a Fremantle Docker

    4 December 2013 6:16 PM 28

    Despite winning Fremantle's best and fairest and being arguably the Dockers best in their Grand Final defeat to Hawthorn, Nat Fyfe says he has some improving to do. Fyfe, 22, completed his second training session for the pre-season on Wednesday and says that being his fifth year, things are easier because he knows what to expect. And that allows him to concentrate

  • Adelaide's Mel Greig parts ways with Austereo a year after royal prank call

    4 December 2013 6:07 PM 94

    2Day FM hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian were given details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition after making a prank phone call to the hospital where she is being treated for acute morning sickness. File vision, 6 December 2012. EMBATTLED radio host Mel Greig has quit, parting ways with Southern Cross Austereo almost a year after the infamous

  • Discovery of oldest-yet human DNA muddies family tree

    4 December 2013 6:03 PM 59

    The genetic material dates to the Middle Pleistocene era, which ran from roughly 780,000 to 120,000 years ago, and raises the specter of some odd kissing cousins. In a scientific tour de force, researchers analyzing a scrap of bone from an ancient human have extracted DNA at least 300,000 years old, more than double the age of the next-oldest genetic

  • Porsche Macan pricing and specifications: from $84,900

    4 December 2013 5:58 PM 119

    The Porsche Macan has become the most affordable model from the German brand with a confirmed starting price of $84,900. The new mid-sized SUV sibling to the popular Cayenne is due in June 2014 locally and will become the only Porsche to cost less than $100,000. It is expected to replace its bigger brother as the company’s best-selling vehicle

  • Central African Republic militia 'killed' children

    4 December 2013 5:18 PM 119

    A Christian militia is suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say. The attackers appeared to have targeted a mainly Muslim community north of the capital, Bangui, the officials said. Ex-President Francois Bozize was ousted in a rebellion led by the Seleka

  • The Ashes 2013-14: Everything's turned upside down, down under

    4 December 2013 4:34 PM 23

    Last summer it was Australia who changed their team as often as they did hotels. Last summer it was Australia who were collapsing each afternoon, being caught in bars at night-time and getting pummelled in the Aussie media each morning. Last summer it was Australia losing Test matches in four days. This match is the greatest challenge Alastair Cook has faced

  • study

    4 December 2013 3:42 PM 119

    It takes a toll on dating, sexual pleasure and people's careers, according to an Asthma Australia report on the study of more than 1000 people with poor asthma control. More than one in 10 mothers in the study avoid playtime with their children and 16 per cent of parents find it difficult to carry their child. More than two million Australians have asthma

  • To launch Australia into space, we need inspiration

    4 December 2013 2:40 PM 67

    India’s recent launch of a mission to Mars should cause us to contemplate Australia’s potential role, or lack of one, in such ventures. We all know that the US going to the Moon was about competition with the USSR. But we also know that very significant science was achieved and continues to this day. NASA’s Apollo program was associated with a five-fold

  • Ex-Bulldog Price wants Hoffman at Belmore

    4 December 2013 1:28 PM 29

    Canterbury great Steve Price has called on Brisbane to clear the way for Josh Hoffman's move to Belmore. Hoffman is reportedly keen on a switch to the Bulldogs, with the Broncos' acquisition of Ben Barba leaving him on the outer and unlikely to play his favoured fullback role at the club in 2014. But with one year left on his contract at Red Hill, Broncos

  • NRL introduces new measures to avoid doping scandals like that which has engulfed Cronulla Sharks

    4 December 2013 1:15 PM 38

    NRL club doctors will no longer report to coaches as part of a raft of measures introduced to help avoid a repeat of the doping scandal which engulfed Cronulla this season. The NRL today released its 2014 season draw, but the code is yet to resolve the drug scandal involving the Sharks which overshadowed the past year. A meeting of NRL chief executives