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10 Mins FFA Cup starts with plenty of goals

The FFA Cup commenced with a flurry of goals across Tuesday's four games with former national champions Sydney Olympic and Brisbane Strikers both securing come-from-behind wins.There ...

18 Mins Pfizer 2Q earnings and sales drop

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has reported a smaller drop in sales than expected as second-quarter earnings fell sharply due to a one-time gain last year.Pfizer, which ...

19 Mins Cruz, Bardem denounce Israel ove...

Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have joined with other Spanish stars in penning an open letter denouncing Israel over the Middle East conflict.Director Pedro ...

27 Mins Cruz, Bardem denounce Israel ove...

Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have joined with other Spanish stars in penning an open letter denouncing Israel over the Middle East conflict.Director Pedro ...

33 Mins London's 'Gherkin' on sale for $...

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital's skyline, has gone on sale for about STG650 million ($A1.19 billion) after being ...

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UK mothers 'turn to Google befor...

Mothers are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor to seek advice if their child is poorly, a British poll suggests.A new ...

Graduates slow to find jobs: survey

University graduates are having the toughest time finding jobs in two decades.The latest results of an annual graduate survey shows that of those looking for full-time ...

Hong Kong shares end 0.87% higher

Hong Kong stocks have climbed for a sixth straight session, adding 0.87 per cent ahead of the release of key US data and a Federal Reserve ...

Five things to do in Minneapolis...

Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, the US state of Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up.And there are plenty of attractions in ...

Aussies warned about deadly Ebol...

Almost 700 people in West Africa have died from the Ebola virus, and Australian travellers are being warned to avoid ...

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Vic man charged over disappearance

A Victorian man has been charged with kidnapping after the suspicious disappearance of another man man two weeks ...[Detail]

'Meteorite' dazzles Vic, Tas sky watchers

People in Victoria and Tasmania witnessed what appears to be a meteorite blazing across the night sky. ...[Detail]

A man and a woman from West Heidelberg have been arrested after a taxi driver was bashed and ...[Detail]

A Melbourne taxi driver says he is scared after being punched in the face during an attack in ...[Detail]

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Jobs to go in Vic factory, station closure

About 70 jobs are expected to go with the closure of a briquette factory and the power station that fuels it in Victoria's Latrobe Valley.The CFMEU says operator Mecrus told  ...

Vic police officer charged with assault

A Victorian police officer will face court in September after being charged with an alleged assault from 2011.  ...

Five Rebels quizzed over Vic murder 7 Hrs

Five members of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle club arrested in Victorian raids are being questioned over an Australia Day death.

Delay for accused killer of Vic couple

A man accused of murdering a couple in their Melbourne home has had his case adjourned after changing his legal representation for the third time.Mustafa Kunduraci, 44, is charged with  ...

Car theft tops off Vic pizza shop dance

They didn't take any dough but some Melbourne thieves with cheesy dance moves did pinch a car.Four men were caught on camera dancing at a takeaway pizza shop in Craigieburn  ...

QBE profit downgrade a 'one off'

QBE has issued yet another profit downgrade but chief executive John Neal says the insurer is continuing to improve....[Detail]

Mining optimism plummets with closures

Optimism plummets amid predictions of more coal mine closures and more redundancies following already heavy job cuts amid weaker commodity...[Detail]

Housing sector gaining strength

New home sales were up 1.2 per cent in June, seasonally adjusted, and were up two per cent in the...[Detail]

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Fighting blocks MH17 probe for 3rd day

For the third day running, an unarmed team of Dutch and Australian police have ditched plans to travel to the  ...

Violence soars in Gaza, no end in sight

Violence has soared in Gaza, with neither Israel nor Hamas willing to concede, as the world pleads for a lasting  ...

Ukrainians take part control of MH17 site 23 Hrs 2 Mins

The Ukrainian army has seized control of part of the vast crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

Japan jobless rate rises to 3.5 per cent

Japan's jobless rate has risen for the first time in almost a year in June, while the ratio of job offers to job seekers hit a 22-year high, official data  ...

Finance News Update, what you need to know

WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:The Australian dollar is higher, amid signs that the Chinese economy is recovering from its slump of recent months.At 0630 AEST on Tuesday, the local unit was trading  ...

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Panthers turn to rookie half Smith

NRL rookie five-eighth Will Smith has been named to take the place of injured Panthers playmaker Peter Wallace for Friday's match with Canterbury.

Cheika happy to claim underdog tag

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is happy for pundits to consider the Crusaders favourites for Saturday's Super Rugby final against his side in Sydney.

 

Pfizer 2Q earnings and sales drop

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has reported a smaller drop in sales than expected as second-quarter earnings fell sharply due to a one-time gain last year.Pfizer, which is contending with patent  ...

London's 'Gherkin' on sale for $A1.2b

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital's skyline, has gone on sale for about STG650 million ($A1.19 billion) after being placed into receivership.Property firms  ...

UBS bank reports profit boost 57 Mins

Leading Swiss bank UBS has reported a 15-per cent net profit rise in the second quarter.

Asian stocks up as earnings season starts

Asian markets extended their gains following a mixed lead from Wall Street as investors await the release of key US data later in the week.While trade was quiet the advances  ...

Eurostar to launch London-Marseille train

High-speed cross-Channel train operator Eurostar says it will launch direct services from London to the southern French port city of Marseille from May 1 next year.The train will make stops  ...

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Cruz, Bardem denounce Israel over Gaza

Spanish celebrities including Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have written an open letter condemning Israel for bombing Gaza. ... Full story

Hobbit finale 'ugly, powerful, emotional'

Director Sir Peter Jackson has told Hobbit fans that the final film in the trilogy gave him the opportunity to do something ugly, powerful and emotional. ... Full story

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi has died in Milan at the age of 90. ... Full story

Comic-Con gets peek at Hunger Games latest

Fans at Comic-Con in San Diego have been given the first glimpse of the trailer for the next instalment in the Hunger Games movie series. ... Full story

Cops seize 1kg of drugs at Splendour

Police says there have been 159 drug busts but the crowd at Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass music festival has been generally well-behaved. ... Full story