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19 September 2017 11:27 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. The Nobel Peace laureate's remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya 11

19 September 2017 9:31 AM Fujitsu develops wearable, hands-free translation device

Today Fujitsu announced the development of a new wearable device which aims to facilitate frictionless communications between Japanese speakers and visitors to Japan. It expects the device to be particularly useful in healthcare and claims it has achieved a world first in wearable, hands-free speech translation. More and more foreign visitors are being 11

19 September 2017 8:05 AM Rohingya refugees: Was Aung San Suu Kyi's speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the international community who have repeatedly demanded she speak up for the rights of the Muslim minority. Nor did she explicitly acknowledge the brutal military crackdown by Myanmar's military since late August 12

19 September 2017 8:01 AM Melbourne grandmother dies on Thai holiday

A Melbourne grandmother who drowned in the surf while on holiday in Thailand has been remembered by her colleagues as "a true people person". Barbara Fistrovic, 65, was swimming at Phuket's Kamala Beach on Sunday when she was overwhelmed by powerful waves, the Phuket News reported on Monday. Lifeguards pulled her unconscious from the water but were unable 12

19 September 2017 7:56 AM Canterbury have sacked coach Des Hasler after sub-par 2017 season

Just months after signing a two-year $2 million extension, Hasler was informed by the Bulldogs board on Tuesday that his services were no longer required. Canterbury finished 11th on the ladder and won only 10 games this year. It is the first time Hasler failed to make the finals in his time at the Bulldogs. South Sydney’s Michael Maguire and Canberra’s 13

19 September 2017 7:37 AM What to do if your same-sex marriage survey form is stolen

A MUM was shocked to find a stash of survey forms in her yard. Online, people are boasting about stealing votes. People have reported finding masses of envelopes containing the forms intended for people to have their say on marriage reform, while others have been boasting about stealing ballots online. A Melbourne mum was yesterday shocked to discover 14

19 September 2017 6:50 AM Pilot and trainee lucky to escape crash with minor injuries after plane lands in West Hoxton paddock

A TRAINING pilot and his student have miraculously suffered only minor injuries after their plane crashed in a West Hoxton paddock about 3pm this afternoon. Early reports suggest the PA-28 Cherokee took off from Bankstown Airport this afternoon, but the pilot issued a mayday call shortly afterwards and crashed into bushland near Moondarra Dr about 3pm. NSW Ambulance 13

19 September 2017 6:19 AM Western Fwy closed at Ballan near Ballarat in west Victoria

A WOMAN is dead and two others on the run after a stolen van crashed into the back of a truck while trying to escape from a pursuing police car in Ballan in the state’s west. The crash occurred on the Western Fwy, about 40km east of Ballarat, about 2.30pm. Police tried to pull over the allegedly stolen van but the driver did not stop. The van then smashed 12

19 September 2017 6:14 AM Far right nationalist Party for Freedom to hold ‘Straight Lives Matter’ anti-same-sex marriage rally

THE organiser of the Cronulla riots anniversary events says his group will march this weekend in a ‘vote no’ rally. A FAR right group, one of the chief organisers of the Cronulla riots anniversary events, has a new target — people voting yes for same-sex marriage. The Party for Freedom will hold a ‘Straight Lives Matter’ protest on Saturday in Sydney 13

19 September 2017 5:23 AM Springvale bank fire: CCTV shows 'pandemonium' as customers flee arson attack

A Melbourne court has released confronting CCTV of an asylum seeker from Myanmar setting fire to a bank at Springvale, in Melbourne's south-east, in an "act of retribution" for being kept waiting to make a withdrawal. Security vision from inside the Commonwealth Bank branch shows Nur Islam, 22, pouring petrol on the ground between the ATMs inside the front 12