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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 53

16 February 2018 6:00 AM Max Presnell: Mystery man Zjelko back on the radar

No doubt he is the biggest horse player in the world, probably ever, but colourful Zjelko Ranogajec ain't. The recently departed Jack Sparrow wouldn't have emptied the garbage in Zjelko's Sunday best. Zjelko first came onto the radar in the newspaper hot metal days when John Fairfax, my employer, was at Broadway near The Vulcan, a watering hole where 33

26 January 2018 10:33 AM No Canberra home complete without this hilarious calendar by Michael Ashley from Leafy Sea Dragon Artwork

We may have missed January, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the slightly subversive 2018 Canberra calendar by local artist Michael Ashley. Ashley specialises in capturing the unofficial soul of Canberra, the things we all know and love about the place, writ large. So there's "The girl that kicked the European wasp nest", drawing on a little 24

21 January 2018 9:05 PM Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak

All that's left of the Gamilaraay language from northern NSW and southern Queensland are a few phrases spoken by fewer than 50 people. "The language stopped changing 70 or 80 years ago," said John Giacon, a lecturer at the Australian National University who is trying to bring the language back from the brink of extinction. "Many of the things we want to talk about 33

19 January 2018 8:51 AM Sir Trevor Garland accused of sexually assaulting St Vincent's Hospital patient

Former diplomat Sir Trevor Garland allegedly sexually assaulted a St Vincent's Hospital patient he was helping look after as part of a program for sick Solomon Islands residents. The alleged abuse of power came three years after the 62-year-old former honorary consul to the Solomon Islands had his role terminated by the Australian government because 25

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 32 1

7 January 2018 9:44 PM Republicans defend Donald Trump's mental stability as Stephen Bannon issues apology

Washington: Republicans and Trump allies rushed to defend US President Donald Trump's mental stability on Sunday, as former White House aide Stephen Bannon issued an apology for his role in the furore that's followed the release of a controversial new book. Bannon provided a statement to the political website Axios expressing "regret" for comments attributed 54

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 51

28 December 2017 4:29 AM South Bank may host 85,000 for Brisbane NYE fireworks

Seven tonnes of fireworks are being shipped into central Brisbane ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. Brisbane deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner said 85,000 people were expected to join in the celebrations at South Bank Parklands, with fireworks shows also at Eagle Street Pier and Portside. "Our New Year's Eve fireworks are becoming more and more popular 35

2 November 2017 12:11 PM Mysterious 'big void' in Great Pyramid revealed by cosmic rays

A cosmic camera that uses high-energy particles from outer space to see through stone has given us a tantalising glimpse of an undiscovered space in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The work, published in Nature today, harnessed the penetrating power of subatomic particles called muons to give the massive ancient Egyptian structure an X-ray of sorts. The images 35