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6 November 2017 7:02 AM Rio Tinto appoints its first chief commercial officer

Miner Rio Tinto has elevated another leader to its executive committee, with the appointment of the company's first chief commercial officer. Simon Trott, currently the director of Rio's salt, uranium and borates division, will become Rio's chief commercial officer from January 2018. In a statement Rio said Mr Trott would be based in Singapore and be responsible 18

4 November 2017 9:09 PM Man dies after ute with tray full of passengers rolls on dirt road near Euroa

A man has died after the ute he was travelling in rolled on a back road in rural, north-east Victoria in early hours of Sunday morning. Emergency called to Faithfuls Creek Road, Balmattum, after a report a man had been struck by a ute at about 2.15am. Investigators believe a number of people were riding in the tray of the ute when it rolled on the unmade 18

4 November 2017 12:03 AM Woman punched in face in homophobic attack over t-shirt: police

Police believe a woman who was punched in the face as she walked her dog in a Gippsland town was the victim of a shocking homophobic attack. The 26-year-old woman was on a walking track with her dog near Stephenson Park in Sale when she was approached by three men, The Gippsland Times reports. One of the men then made a remark about the woman's t-shirt 22

1 November 2017 9:49 PM British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon forced to resign in the wake of sex harassment claims

ONE of Britain’s most senior ministers has been forced to resign in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal — and a ‘sex pest dossier’ that threatens to claim more political scalps. The senior politician admitted his “previous conduct” had “fallen below the high standards” expected of him after he was accused of bad behaviour. Yesterday, The Sun newspaper 14

1 November 2017 9:33 PM NYC truck attack: Suspect planned attack for weeks

THE FBI is on the hunt for another man in connection with the New York bike-path terrorist attack, as suspect Sayfullo Saipov is charged. The news comes as US prosecutors have filed federal terrorism charges against 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, one day after he was arrested for a New York attack that killed eight people. Prosecutors released 40

1 November 2017 8:21 PM Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment, director Brett Ratner hit with sexual assault allegations

Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis has embroiled one of the industry's biggest names as Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman came forward to apologise for allegedly sexually harassing a 17-year-old intern in 1985. The reverberations also involved a prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of sexual 8

1 November 2017 8:44 AM The tough choice Australia has to make about coal

A NEW report has highlighted why Australia needs to change but is this precarious outlook enough to make the country alter its course? The latest United Nation’s Emissions Gap Report 2017 sets out the importance of preventing further investment in coal if global temperatures are to be kept below the target of 2C. Greenhouse gas emissions are already 40

1 November 2017 8:35 AM Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum seekers and PNG authorities continues. Yesterday hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave the detention centre, even after power and water were cut and food supplies dwindled, in a deadlock that human rights 9

1 November 2017 3:40 AM Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move to the "transit" accommodation in nearby Lorengau for fear of what awaits them there. All Australian security personnel and essential services have been withdrawn, leaving the men to fend for themselves 9

1 November 2017 1:47 AM Illegal tobacco helps fund North Korea’s nuclear regime

A US security chief’s allegation may answer the enduring question of where Kim Jong-un’s North Korea finds the money for its intimidating military stockpile. David Luna says the North Korean regime accumulates most of its wealth through a network of “criminal enterprises that trade in everything from goods made by forced labour to counterfeit currency 26