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  • Obesity is fastest-growing cause of death around the world

    14 September 2017 11:01 PM 10

    One in five deaths around the world is now caused by bad diet, with obesity the fastest growing global risk, a comprehensive study shows. Unhealthy eating already kills more people than smoking and weight is catching up fast, according to an international compendium of 330 diseases in 195 countries. In Britain, people are spending longer in ill health

  • Police search for missing teenager Fern Galpyn

    14 September 2017 2:04 PM 14

    ACT Policing are searching Namadgi National Park for missing 14-year-old Fern Galpyn. Fern was last seen about 8.30am on Thursday, September 14 in the area of Pipeline Road and Old Pipeline Road in the Namadgi National Park. Fern is described as 5 foot 2 inches tall, slim build, with red shoulder length hair, freckles, and brown eyes. She is wearing

  • Competition: Win two VIP tickets to TEDx Canberra's 'Momentum'

    14 September 2017 4:09 AM 11

    Missed out on the tickets to the awesome event that is TEDx Canberra this weekend? The Canberra Times is the exclusive media partner for this Saturday's event and we're got two 'friend level' tickets (worth $250 each) to give away. To win both tickets, email us at and tell us n 25 words or less the speaker you're most looking

  • Australia takes charge of guiding Cassini to its fiery death in Saturn's skies

    14 September 2017 4:09 AM 64 1

    On Friday, at 8.31pm, the spacecraft Cassini will enter Saturn's atmosphere, where turbulence will tear it apart. The pieces will melt and disintegrate as they race across the gas giant's skies like a shooting star. After 20 years tracking the stars, Cassini is set to take its final journey into Saturn's atmosphere, sending its last signals back to Canberra's

  • Brisbane City Council reaches pay agreement with its bus drivers

    14 September 2017 4:09 AM 13

    Brisbane City Council officials have reached an informal agreement with its bus drivers on wages, bringing to an end a long-running and bitter dispute. Unions had campaigned hard for an annual 3.5 per cent increase for drivers and council staff, but have agreed to take a 2.5 per cent rise and one-off $500 bonus over the next two years. Employees will receive

  • Dirk Hartog Island set to be a Noah's Ark for native species

    14 September 2017 4:09 AM 13

    More than 20 rare hare-wallabies have been released onto Dirk Hartog Island as part of an effect to save the threatened species. The hare-wallaby is a small masupial that once lived across WA, but is now confined to Bernier and Dorre islands in Shark Bay. To spread their habitat, twelve banded hare-wallabies and twelve rufous hare-wallabies were captured

  • 'Key' Pisasale witness granted bail on extortion charge

    14 September 2017 12:56 AM 8

    A woman said to be a key witness to former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale’s alleged extortion has been granted bail on an extortion charge of her own. The 37-year-old from Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west was arrested on Wednesday and extradited to Queensland after facing Melbourne Magistrates Court. She appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court briefly

  • Caffeine linked to lower risk of death in women with diabetes

    13 September 2017 11:01 PM 25

    Women with diabetes who regularly drink caffeinated coffee or tea may live longer than those who don't consume caffeine at all, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September). No association was found for men with diabetes. This observational

  • Emmy nominated Oz director Kate Dennis among Australians in Film award recipients

    13 September 2017 2:13 AM 27

    Emmy nominated Australian director Kate Dennis and Oscar nominated Australian screenwriter Luke Davies will be honoured at the sixth annual Australians in Film awards in Los Angeles later this year. Dennis, who carved herself a place among Hollywood's leading television directors with a stunning Emmy nomination for her work on the critically acclaimed

  • First Tigerair flight from Brisbane to touch down in Canberra on Thursday

    13 September 2017 2:13 AM 23

    After months of anticipation, Tigerair's first flights linking Canberra and Brisbane will begin on Thursday, when flight TT813 touches down at Canberra Airport. The low-cost direct flights will run three days a week, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays. Tigerair said the standard fare year-round between Brisbane and Canberra would be $109, with a start-up