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Horn defeats Corcoran by technical knockout to defend world title

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Jeff Horn defends his WBO welterweight world title, beating British challenger Gary Corcoran by a technical knockout in the 11th round.

Analysis: Moore's Alabama loss bad news for Trump, good news for Republicans

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The defeat of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was only the second worst possible result for the Grand Old Party of Lincoln and Reagan. The worst would have been if Moore had won, writes John Barron.

CBA admits 53,000 breaches of money laundering rules, expects more charges

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Investors brace for a share market reaction after the Commonwealth Bank admits breaching Australia's money laundering and counter-terrorism regulations, and indicates more charges could be brought against it.

Ice use stabilising across Australia, wastewater research shows


Use of the destructive drug crystal methylamphetamine, or ice, has stabilised according to the latest analysis of the nation's wastewater, while MDMA usage has dropped but prescription drugs remain a problem in regional Australia.

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Same XI, but England tweaks batting order for WACA Test


England heeds the calls of Simon Katich, Michael Vaughan and many other pundits, rejigging its batting order by promoting Jonny Bairstow to number six.


Salvos defend joining Coca-Cola campaign panned by health groups


The Salvation Army defends its decision to back a Coca-Cola marketing campaign slammed by health groups as "cynical".

Champion cyclist Froome posted abnormal drug test result during Vuelta

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Cycling's world body asks Tour de France champion Chris Froome for a "please explain" after the British cyclist is found to have had an excessive level of an asthma drug at the Vuelta grand tour.


Analysis: This wasn't about Democrats v Republicans. It was about Roy Moore

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Roy Moore's defeat is a surprise pushback against deeply partisan US politics, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel. Moderate Republicans found they couldn't stomach the thought of sending a man facing a litany of sexual assault…

These women may be the first same-sex couple to marry in Australia — and it's happening next week

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Megan Stapleton and Stephanie Dyball will tie the knot in Victoria in what looks likely to be Australia's first same-sex wedding, after successfully applying for a waiver from the one-month waiting period.


Trump-backed Republican Roy Moore beaten in crucial Senate race

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Roy Moore, the conservative Republican judge who was backed by Donald Trump but dogged by claims he had behaved inappropriately towards schoolgirls, suffers a shock defeat in a Senate election in the southern state of Alabama.


Karen Ristevski's husband faces court charged with her murder

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The husband of Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski, whose body was found in bushland in February, indicates he will plead not guilty to her murder after being arrested this morning.

Lost in the snow: What happened to Alison Raspa?

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She walked out of a bar into the cold night air and vanished. Mystery continues to shroud the fate of Australian woman Alison Raspa in the wild Canadian party town of Whistler.


Ancient human-sized penguin inhabited New Zealand

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Scientists unearth fossil bones in New Zealand of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird 177cm tall that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

See if you can guess which US TV network mentions Trump the least

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On many days, Donald Trump dominates half of some TV channels' airtime in the United States. But you might be surprised which network mentions him the least.

Nurse stood down for racist rant

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A nurse has been stood down from his hospital job in northern Western Australia following an expletive-filled, racist rant on social media that threatened violence against children.

Fact check: Did Kristina Keneally cut school funding while she was premier of NSW?

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In the lead-up to the Bennelong by-election, Labor and the Coalition have clashed over the issue of schools funding, with each offering an alternative view of Labor candidate, former NSW premier Kristina Keneally's, record on education…

Romper Stomper creator says TV reboot more relevant than ever

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Romper Stomper is being rebooted as a six-part TV series, and its creator Geoffrey Wright says there has never been a better time to explore anxieties around race and culture.


How do teens feel about life after high school?

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Their lives are very different — from the red desert to juvenile detention, bustling Beijing to jobless Kenya — but their dreams and anxieties share a common thread. As year 12 results are released, we ask seven students about their…


The questions Star Wars The Last Jedi must answer

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"This is not going to go the way you think," says Luke Skywalker in Star Wars The Last Jedi. But that's not going to stop us from speculating.

Mark Hamill on his Star Wars return, losing Carrie Fisher, and where he's been for 30 years

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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill reflects on returning to Luke Skywalker, the role that made him a star — or possibly stalled his career — and what it was like losing Carrie Fisher.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Trump accused of 'slut shaming' US senator who urged him to resign

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The President tweeted that US senator Kirsten Gillibrand came to his office "begging for campaign contributions … and would do anything for them", after she called for his resignation over sexual harassment claims.

Liberals confirm donation from Chinese businessman at centre of Dastyari downfall

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Mathias Cormann received a $20,000 donation from controversial Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo last year, but the Liberals say it's not as damaging for them to take the cash as it was for disgraced senator Sam Dastyari.

Lowys sell Westfield for $32 billion

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An emotional Frank Lowy says he believes his sons have made the right decision to sell the family's Westfield shopping centre empire to a French property giant for $32.7 billion.

Sam Dastyari resigns, says he does not want to 'detract from Labor's mission'

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The Labor senator says he will not return to Parliament next year, amid questions over his links to China, saying that leaving is "the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party".

Monday, Dec 11

Chinese billionaire paid $55,000 for lunch with Shorten

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Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo paid $55,000 to have lunch with Bill Shorten in October 2015, in the midst of a debate about Labor's opposition to the China-Australia trade deal.

Turnbull denies Government is anti-China, says Dastyari leak not from ASIO

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Appearing on Q&A, the Prime Minister says his job is to protect Australia from foreign interference and that "every country is entitled to defend its national interest", while being forced to explain his position on a range of issues at…

Melbourne couple allegedly kept woman as slave for eight years

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An Indian woman who came to Australia to perform domestic duties for a Melbourne couple was allegedly physically assaulted and was not allowed to leave the home while the family went on holidays, a court is told.

'His political career is going nowhere': Labor colleagues turn on Dastyari

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Pressure is building on Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit the Parliament, including from within the ALP, with frontbenchers calling on him to rethink his political career.

Sunday, Dec 10

'It's as if she's dead': A father's pain losing his daughter to a cult

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When Gerry Wagemans discovered his daughter had been recruited into a Korean cult led by a convicted rapist, he was traumatised. He copes by pretending Camilla is no longer part of his life, but hopes that one day she'll return home.

From immigration detainee number 982 to life-changing surgeon

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Ghadban lost both his legs when he was hit by a mortar in Iraq. Now he hopes to be able to walk again, and marry his girlfriend, thanks to the genius of a former Australian refugee camp detainee turned world-leading surgeon.

Dastyari 'tried to pressure' Plibersek not to meet Chinese pro-democracy activist

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Embattled senator Sam Dastyari tried to pressure Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek not to meet with a prominent Chinese activist on a visit she made to Hong Kong in January 2015, according to a report in Fairfax Media.

Labor's Mark Dreyfus draws Josh Frydenberg back into citizenship saga

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The shadow attorney-general says he hopes Josh Frydenberg "can demonstrate" he is not a dual citizen, but a Labor frontbencher says the party is not pursuing the Energy Minister — whose mother survived the Holocaust — on the issue.

Saturday, Dec 9

$10b inland rail line promises rebirth but won't save dying towns

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For some people, the impact of the inland rail project on their own properties is a burden worth shouldering. For others, it's sparked acrimony and dissent. The ABC travelled the 1,700km inland rail corridor to hear their hopes, fears and…

'There has been foreign interference': PM schools China by speaking Mandarin

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Switching between speaking Mandarin and English, Malcolm Turnbull says he will "stand up" for Australians with his tougher foreign interference laws, after Beijing warned his remarks "poisoned" the atmosphere of China-Australia relations.

'She started convulsing': Hero husband carries wife through croc-inhabited waters

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A Darwin couple reveals an ordeal that saw them wade through crocodile-inhabited waters to be airlifted to hospital, when the woman fell unconscious after being bitten by a March fly.

Trump envoy calls UN 'hostile' to Israel, as Muslims protest worldwide

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United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the US will not allow countries to bully Israel, as Friday prayers culminate in clashes erupting across the Muslim world with demonstrators angry about Donald Trump's recognition of…

Friday, Dec 8

What the court documents reveal about Geoffrey Rush's defamation action

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The defamation suit filed by Geoffrey Rush against The Daily Telegraph claims the newspaper made him out as a "pervert" and "sexual predator" with their "KING LEER" headline.

'I'm extremely humbled': Palaszczuk to form majority Labor government

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Annastacia Palaszczuk's new government will be sworn in next Tuesday, with the beaming Premier-elect vowing to focus on generating jobs and boosting health and education in her next term in office.

Rush files defamation suit over Daily Telegraph's 'demeaning claims'

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Geoffrey Rush will take The Daily Telegraph to court, after the paper published allegations the actor behaved inappropriately towards a female cast member in a Sydney Theatre Company play.

Men jailed over rape and death of Lynette Daley

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Lynette Daley's friends cheer in court as two men, who brutally raped the mother of seven and did not intervene as she bled to death, are sentenced.