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  • Modern Guru: My wife's friend has no conversation filter

    26 January 2018 1:08 PM 27

    Q: My wife has a female friend who has no filter about all her success, lavish holidays, professional acquaintances, etc. I always have to walk away from the conversation. How should I handle this? J.B., BERWICK, VIC. A: My question back to you is, how much do you know about early- to mid-20th-century American jazz? The pioneering jazz instrumentalists

  • Flu rates almost double in the ACT but aged care facilities drop

    26 January 2018 1:08 PM 26

    Nearly double the number of flu cases were recorded in the ACT last year during a horror season but there was a drop in cases at aged care facilities. It comes as the chief health officer Dr Paul Kelly backed calls for the ACT government to introduce a free flu vaccine for children. Dr Kelly said the latest figures showed last year's flu season was the biggest

  • 'We are concerned for his life' – PNG nurse on Manus asylum seeker

    26 January 2018 1:08 PM 31

    A 42-year-old Manus Island asylum seeker could die in a Port Moresby hospital if he is not taken to Australia for treatment, according to a nurse at the hospital. The nurse said the man was refusing to eat and staff at the hospital believed he should recieve medical treatment in Australia. Amnesty International said the Iranian man was approaching the third

  • Australia Day Honours 2018: The full list

    26 January 2018 1:52 AM 32 1

    Indigenous tennis star Evonne Goolagong-Cawley is among those to receive Australia Day honours this year. Pioneering physicist Michelle Yvonne Simmons is hopeful being named Australian of the Year will help challenge gender expectations and encourage more girls to pursue careers in science. Protesters have started marching through the streets of Redfern

  • Graham Arnold praises appointment of Bert Van Marwijk as Socceroos coach

    25 January 2018 7:57 AM 29

    Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has praised the appointment of Dutchman Bert Van Marwijk as the new Socceroos coach while not ruling out replacing him after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 65-year-old former coach of The Netherlands and Saudi Arabia is the man best placed to lead the Socceroos to Russia despite limited preparation and games, says Arnold

  • Woman attacked by group of females in Southbank lift

    23 January 2018 4:14 AM 31

    Police are hunting for a group of women who attacked another female in a Southbank lift on New Year's Day. The group, believed to be African in appearance, is also thought to be behind another incident in the same lift the following morning. A memorial service for those involved in the Bourke Street attack last year will take place in Melbourne's Royal

  • Sydney Sevens 2018: Jesse Parahi returns for Australia ahead of weekend

    23 January 2018 4:14 AM 29 1

    Experienced Australian sevens star Jesse Parahi has been recalled to Andy Friend's squad for this weekend's Sydney Sevens tournament at Allianz Stadium. Parahi, who has been battling various injuries over the past 12 months, and Charlie Taylor are the only changes Friend has made to the squad that finished ninth in the South Africa Sevens in Cape Town. Matthew

  • Australian Open 2018: Belgian Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals

    23 January 2018 4:14 AM 22

    Belgian Elise Mertens has stunned the Australian Open by racing through her quarter-final against world No.4 Elina Svitolina in straight sets. The unseeded Mertens, who had only won two other grand slam matches before this tournament – at last year's French Open – shocked the Ukrainian 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 13 minutes. Mertens, 22, fought hard to secure

  • Australian Diamonds too strong for England in netball Test

    23 January 2018 1:49 AM 22

    The Diamonds are the only undefeated team after victory over England in London as they bid for a third netball Quad Series title. Australia prevailed 50-46 in a hard-fought tussle on Monday night at London's Copper Box Arena. Goal-shooter Caitlin Bassett shook off a defensive double-team from English Super Netball stars Geva Mentor and Ama Agbeze to score

  • Second group of refugees leave Manus bound for the United States

    23 January 2018 1:49 AM 34

    A second group of Manus Island refugees – a planeload of 40 men mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan – have left Papua New Guinea bound for the United States under the resettlement deal with Washington. The men left aboard a Philippine Airlines flight on Tuesday morning and will land in Manila ahead of a flight to the United States. They bring to 94 the total