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Police investigate Casuarina Sands incident after man hospitalised
A man is in hospital and police are investigating after an incident at the Casuarina Sands reserve at Stromlo on Sunday evening.
01/21/2018 08:27 PM
Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for January 19, 2018
Plus heritage listing stalls a leaking roof and land purchase probe widens.
01/21/2018 08:22 PM
2020 vision for St Kilda's Paddy McCartin
St Kilda has locked in key forward and number one pick in the 2014 national draft Paddy McCartin until 2020
01/21/2018 08:16 PM
Two men in hospital after Docklands water rescue
Two men have been taken to hospital after one unsuccessfully attempted to save the other from the water at Docklands.
01/21/2018 08:03 PM
Did the Producers Guild just reveal this year's Oscar-winning film?
The annual Producers Guild of America awards have an unrivalled track record of matching the Academy for "best picture".
01/21/2018 07:38 PM
Woman accused of driving five times over blood-alcohol limit
A woman has been caught allegedly driving more than five times the legal blood-alcohol limit.
01/21/2018 08:00 PM
NK-pop singer 'girl on a steed' Hyon Song Wol wows South Koreans
On a pre-Olympics visit, Hyon Song Wol was greeted with a media frenzy that South Korea usually reserves for one of its own K-pop stars.
01/21/2018 07:46 PM
25,339 murders in 2017 in Mexico: highest since tally began
There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.
01/21/2018 07:20 PM
You can't stop progress: Muriel's Wedding gets second Sydney run
Muriel Hesslop is moving on to bigger things. Again.
01/21/2018 07:09 PM
Donald Trump has made the Republican Party a cartoon version of itself
The sight of conservative Republicans cheering Trump tells us much about the state of conservatism and the future of the GOP.
01/21/2018 07:58 PM
No one `expressed offence' at Trump's 'shithole' remarks: US Senator
No one "expressed offence" during a meeting on immigration where President Donald Trump allegedly used the term "shithole countries", a US senator says.
01/21/2018 06:38 PM
Tour Down Under: Richie Porte turns his attention to the Tour de France
On and off the bike, a year of major change beckons for Richie Porte.
01/21/2018 05:40 PM
Donald Trump's solution to the government shutdown? Just change the rules
As the shutdown kicks in, New York says it will use state money to keep the Statue of Liberty open.
01/21/2018 07:49 PM
Body of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at church ahead of funeral
Thousands of people have gathered in Ireland to remember Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan.
01/21/2018 04:28 PM
Australian Open 2018: Grigor Dimitrov survives a spirited challenge from Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios has been beaten in four sets by world number three Gregor Dimitrov.
01/21/2018 07:41 PM
The future of grocery shopping? Amazon's checkout-free store opens to the public
Amazon is opening its checkout-free grocery store to the public after more than a year of testing.
01/21/2018 03:57 PM
Australian Open 2018: No shame in Dimitrov defeat for Nick Kyrgios
After exiting the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios says he has a clear vision for what he wants from tennis.
01/21/2018 03:31 PM
Statement from ACT Health on Losing Paul podcast
Given the Coronial inquiry into this case it would be inappropriate for ACT Health to comment directly on any fact or evidence from the inquest, or submissions of Counsel Assisting the Coroner or a party to the inquest.
01/21/2018 03:07 PM
US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing
A US Navy destroyer has sailed near disputed South China Sea waters, angering Beijing.
01/21/2018 03:02 PM
Turkish forces push into Syria to attack US-backed Kurdish militia
Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria on Sunday after launching attacks on a US-backed Kurdish militia.
01/21/2018 02:38 PM
Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
01/21/2018 08:43 AM
Spotify won over Taylor Swift. Can it win over investors?
The Swedish, streaming music service could set a new precedent with its unusual stockmarket debut.
01/21/2018 07:51 PM
Picture Editor's Choice, January 22, 2018
A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.
01/21/2018 03:29 PM
Iraqi court sentences to death German woman who joined Islamic State
Thousands of foreign fighters, including hundreds from Europe, have joined IS since the al-Qaeda-splinter group seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and neighbouring Syria in 2014.
01/21/2018 12:58 PM
Australia v England ODI series: Jos Buttler smashes ton as Australia ring in changes
England piled on the pain for Australia as the world champions slumped to a new low after losing a match marred by a video umpiring controversy on Sunday night.
01/21/2018 07:13 PM
Steve Smith calls for change to video rulings for catches
Steve Smith has called for a change to the video umpire laws after falling victim to a contentious call in Australia's loss to England on Sunday night.
01/21/2018 07:13 PM
WBBL: Sydney Sixers leapfrog Sydney Thunder to top of WBBL table
The Sydney Sixers surged back to the top of the WBBL table after notching a third-straight win on Sunday.
01/21/2018 12:48 PM
WNBL: Melbourne Boomers vow to come back stronger after grand final loss, want to re-sign Liz Cambage
Melbourne Boomers coach Guy Molloy is certain his club will bounce back from the disappointment of losing the WNBL grand final and will make every effort to retain star centre Liz Cambage for next season.
01/21/2018 12:41 PM
Australian Open 2018: Croatian Marin Cilic advances to quarter-finals with high hopes
Big-serving sixth seed recorded his 100th win at grand slam events by beating 10th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
01/21/2018 07:09 PM
League's whipping boy John Grant must feel like Richard Nixon
As John Grant approaches the final weeks of his term as ARLC chair, he must feel like former US president Richard M Nixon.
01/21/2018 12:44 PM
Centennial Park: The suburb where tiny $300,000 studios sit alongside $10 million mansions
It's surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate and fanciest retail in Sydney.
01/21/2018 12:14 PM
Motorists blocking Victorian intersections go mostly unpunished
It's a bugbear of nearly every road user, yet motorists blocking intersections are getting away with it.
01/21/2018 07:45 PM
Lucky: Songs by Kylie review: Cabaret talent turns earworms into pop royalty tribute
This musical homage to Kylie may have a few rough edges, but in song, it's an impressive show.
01/21/2018 11:41 AM
WNBL: Townsville Fire claim third title in four years with win over Melbourne Boomers
Townsville Fire are again WNBL champions beating Melbourne Boomers on Sunday night.
01/21/2018 11:32 AM
A-League: Arzani and Budzinski inspire City to big win over Adelaide
Melbourne City moved back into third place on the A-League ladder after two goals each from Marcel Budzinski and Dario Vidosic set up a 5-0 win over Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
01/21/2018 11:31 AM
Democrats and Republicans point fingers over government shutdown
Democrats have grown used to winning political face-offs over government shutdowns, smiling from the sidelines as Republicans struggled to contain the unruly factions in their party. On Saturday, Democrats got a taste of that stomach-churning game.
01/21/2018 11:29 AM
ACT Brumbies and Wallabies star David Pocock to miss Super Rugby start after knee injury
The star flanker has ended his 12-month sabbatical, but his comeback will be delayed by injury.
01/21/2018 11:27 AM
Shutdown dynamics highlight the state of politics on Trump's anniversary
The elements that produced this weekend's partial government shutdown sum up the first year of Donald Trump's presidency: a dealmaking chief executive who can't make a deal.
01/21/2018 11:08 AM
Women's March protesters blast Trump as President touts gains
Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.
01/21/2018 11:05 AM
American politics came of age with Monica Lewinsky
In the turmoil of the Lewinsky scandal, we can see modern American politics being born.
01/21/2018 11:03 AM
Train strike deadline looms as pay negotiations continue
The threat of Sydney's rail network grinding to a halt next week remains "on the table", according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union after weekend talks failed to resolve the impasse over train workers' pay and conditions.
01/21/2018 11:02 AM
North, South Korea put on united front for Olympics
North and South Korea solidified plans to march together under a unified flag at next month's Winter Olympics and agreed to compete with a joint women's ice hockey team in a rare show of unity amid heightened tensions about Kim Jong Un's nuclear program.
01/21/2018 11:00 AM
A fading US empire shuts down again
​The United States government has shut down, at least in part, again.
01/21/2018 10:55 AM
Honda turns to Facebook in bid to recall potentially deadly Takata airbags
Honda Australia is partnering with Facebook to find customers who may be driving around with a faulty airbag that could prove deadly.
01/21/2018 10:40 AM
Oh my god: a pregnant Prime Minister. How will New Zealand survive?
Here is the answer to the most important question of the entire New Zealand election campaign.
01/21/2018 10:38 AM
Scott Morrison ramps up rhetoric on company tax cuts amid jobs bonanza
The Turnbull government will ramp up its campaign for deeper company tax cuts over the coming weeks as it seeks to convince the Senate that following Donald Trump's economic lead will help extend Australia's record-breaking run of job creation.
01/21/2018 06:54 PM
Why our bar for what constitutes good sex is too low (and how it's harming young women)
"He totally objectified me," a 20-someting woman told me of her encounter with a customer who addressed her breasts rather than her face.
01/21/2018 10:05 AM
Australian Open 2018: In tennis, the backwards cap makes no sense - nevertheless, it persists
Australia's Lleyton Hewitt made the backwards cap definitively a thing in tennis, members of the new wave have acquired the taste, too.
01/21/2018 07:09 PM
Australian Open 2018: Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Groth doubles run continues
Veterans Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt have breezed into the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, continuing their men's doubles farewell tour with a first-set walkover.
01/21/2018 09:54 AM
Caroline Wozniacki into first Australian Open quarter-final since 2012 downfall
Caroline Wozniacki is back. She's back into an Australian Open quarter-final - as deep as she has been since 2012 - and she is back in contention to be the No.1 ranked player in the world.
01/21/2018 02:49 PM
Raf 'n tumble: Four-hour battle readies Rafael Nadal for second week at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal will meet sixth-seed Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals, after grinding his way to a four-set victory against dogged 24th seed Diego Schwartzman.
01/21/2018 02:22 PM
Andre Greipel takes final stage, Daryl Impey wins Tour
German sprint ace Andre Greipel has caught young Australian star Caleb Ewan on the line again at the Tour Down Under.
01/21/2018 09:50 AM
Australia off to winning start in Quad Series, beat South Africa 54-50
Australia has scored a narrow win over South Africa to open netball's Quad Series in London overnight.
01/21/2018 09:47 AM
Census data reveals the most popular suburbs among occupations
We know a lot about where people work - you'll find doctors at medical centres, nurses at hospitals and teachers at schools. But where are they most likely to live?
01/21/2018 09:46 AM
Germaine Greer challenges #MeToo campaign
Australia's most-famous feminist said women facing sexual harassment should take direct and immediate action against the men preying on them
01/21/2018 09:41 AM
Date of Australia Day can change: just ask the grassroots
Your editorial  asserts that there is not a strong enough grassroots campaign to warrant changing the date of Australia Day ("Don't make this day the butt of culture wars", January 20-21). The largest of many national rallies held last year in support of marriage equality numbered 30,000 marchers. The largest of many Invasion Day/Survival Day national rallies occurred in Melbourne last year, when 50,000 Australians marched in support of changing the date. These protests have been going on every year since the first official Day of Mourning in 1938 and as grassroots responses they are noteworthy.  If as a country, we can rise to the occasion for marriage equality, surely we can do it for an issue which is fundamental to our understanding of our national identity.
01/21/2018 09:26 AM
Losing Paul: A Canberra Times podcast about the death of Paul Fennessy
Prescription drug overdoses now kill more Australians than car crashes. Here, in the first of a three-part series, we look at the story of one young man and the gaps in the health system that failed to prevent his death.
01/21/2018 09:11 AM
Canberra Times Letters to the Editor: Australia needs a day dedicated to focusing on reconciliation
It sounds like the political class have stirred from their Christmas slumber.
01/21/2018 09:07 AM
Fading US empire shuts down government again
Once-great America seems incapable of solving its social and economic problems.
01/21/2018 09:03 AM
Live: Australia v England, third ODI, SCG
Follow live as Australia look to save the series after losing the opening two fixtures to England.
01/21/2018 08:54 AM
'How could you leave someone like this?': Nurse injured in hit-run speaks out
A nurse who was left bleeding on the road after a hit-run in Melbourne's west has pleaded with the driver to hand themselves in.
01/21/2018 08:33 AM
Man dies after mobility scooter crashes into creek in Mount Waverley
A man has died after the mobility scooter he was driving crashed into a creek in Mount Waverley on Saturday night.
01/21/2018 08:28 AM
'The truth will come out': Craig McLachlan speaks out after allegations
Actor Craig McLachlan has spoken publicly for the first time since a joint Fairfax Media and ABC investigation published a number of allegations from women complaining of the actor's sexual misconduct and harassment.
01/21/2018 12:09 PM
Rule No. 1 of surviving hyperinflation is simple: Get rid of your money
Hyperinflation sounds like it's about prices rising fast, but it's really about money breaking down.
01/21/2018 08:23 AM
ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano opens up on losing father to cancer
Christian Lealiifano opens up on losing his father to cancer as the ACT Brumbies' favourite son returns to the capital.
01/21/2018 08:20 AM
One area where the banks are getting it right: curbing coal
For all their flaws, banks are doing more than the government to move investment away from coal.
01/21/2018 08:10 AM
Glenn Maxwell in frame for international recall in Twenty20 tri-series
Glenn Maxwell is being strongly considered for an international recall as a congested schedule forces selectors to balance the competing interests of Australia's Test and Twenty20 teams.
01/21/2018 08:08 AM
'A shimmer to the horizon': Taking stock of the war on our wildlife
As Australians this week ponder whether to celebrate or mourn January 26, it's also a good time to consider the state of our environment.
01/21/2018 08:09 AM
Cricket Australia working closely with Arjun Nair to remedy bowling action
Arjun Nair's action will be retested in early April to determine if he is allowed to start bowling again.
01/21/2018 08:07 AM
Rugby league legend Graeme Langlands didn't know about the sexual assault allegations levelled at him
Many of Langlands' friends are convinced the St George icon died in his sleep over the weekend at the age of 76 unaware of the serious sexual assault allegations levelled at him in November last year.
01/21/2018 10:33 AM
Where are they now? The fate of Toobs, Caramilk, and other classic treats
Nostalgia is defined as "a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past". For some, that might mean the glory days when you could tuck into Tasty Toobs, chomp on Caramilk chocolate, or gorge on green frogs.
01/21/2018 10:42 AM
David Pocock to miss at least four rounds of 2018 Super Rugby season
David Pocock's long-awaited return from a rugby sabbatical has hit a roadblock with news he will miss at least the first four rounds of Super Rugby.
01/21/2018 07:58 AM
City's W-League championship defence in jeopardy after draw with Brisbane
Melbourne City's W-League championship defence hangs by a thread after they failed to break down ladder leaders Brisbane Roar in a 0-0 draw at AAMI Park - the first scoreless game in the competition since November 2016.
01/21/2018 07:57 AM
Column 8
Plum puddings and propaganda
01/21/2018 07:55 AM
Sydney traffic jam delivers blessing in disguise
For some, it's the stuff of nightmares, stuck driving through unseasonal rain, with dodgy windscreen wipers that sound like alpacas hacking up phlegm and only your grandparents for company. It proved a blessing in disguise.
01/21/2018 07:51 AM
'It still hurts my heart': Chinese students sold sick cats by online sellers
Chinese students buying cats online have been snagged by unscrupulous sellers, they claim.
01/21/2018 08:15 AM
Four-year impasse over leaky roof at Ainslie shops due to heritage listing
The leaky roof of Emma's massage clinic can't be replaced because of its heritage status.
01/21/2018 07:30 AM
'Shockingly irresponsible': fewer truck inspectors as deaths rise
An "explosion" in truck accidents on NSW roads coincides with the state government's decision to reduce the number of heavy vehicle inspectors, according to the Public Service Association which warns that unsafe trucks may be going undetected.
01/21/2018 07:25 AM
ACT Auditor-General's probe into LDA rural land purchases widens
The ACT Auditor-General's investigation into a series of rural land purchases made by the former Land Development Agency has widened to include the $7.5 million acquisition of Mount Stromlo land last year.
01/21/2018 07:25 AM
Environmentalists welcome Point Nepean plan as victory over developers
Environmentalists have called on politicians to stop using the Mornington Peninsula National Park as 'a political football'.
01/21/2018 08:11 AM
Residents fear further property damage as Collaroy seawall stalled by red tape
The owners of beachfront property damaged by storms blamed the Northern Beaches council for failing to approve a seawall. But blame for the delay may lie elsewhere.
01/21/2018 07:24 AM
Fire near Braidwood contained
Firefighters have tamed a blaze burning north of Braidwood but will continue to patrol the fire ground to prevent further spread.
01/21/2018 07:20 AM
He ate raw fish almost every day - until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body
He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish - specifically, salmon sashimi.
01/21/2018 07:19 AM
Buyback of Mr Fluffy asbestos-affected homes reaches more than $670 million
The territory government has now bought back more than $670 million worth of former Mr Fluffy asbestos homes across the city.
01/21/2018 07:18 AM
'We are unbroken': Chain of protesters snakes around Hyde Park for Sydney Women's March
More than 1500 people linked arms in a chain snaking around the edge of the park to mark the second year of the Sydney Women's March.
01/21/2018 07:11 AM
Gurinder Sandhu backs Sydney Thunder teammate Arjun Nair to return stronger from bowling ban
Gurinder Sandhu has backed his Sydney Thunder teammate Arjun Nair to come back stronger from a bowling ban.
01/21/2018 07:06 AM
Quintis collapses into administration
Sandalwood company Quintis has collapsed with Korda Mentha appointed as administrators. 
01/21/2018 07:58 AM
Poor start to blame for Sydney FC's missed opportunity
Sydney FC were bemoaning a flurry of missed chances and poor use of possession that prevented them from taking an unassailable lead at the top of the A-League table.
01/21/2018 07:01 AM
A look into the future: IBISWorld reveals Australia's health and where it will be in 5 years
Australians will consume less alcohol and tobacco, but obesity levels are set to rise as people exercise less.
01/21/2018 06:51 AM
Superquiz and Target, Monday, January 22
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
01/21/2018 07:10 AM
Missing teen found safe and well after police search
A 19-year-old man who was last seen leaving his home on Saturday has been found safe.
01/21/2018 06:43 AM
Inflation expectations poised for a reset; CPI from NZ this week, Australia next
As earnings season begins here and accelerates overseas, rising wages and commodity prices bring inflation back into focus.
01/21/2018 09:29 AM
Sydney 7s: Sevens suffers cultural cringe but it's nothing like the rugby you love to hate
Being nothing like rugby is the Sydney Sevens' best marketing ploy.
01/21/2018 06:40 AM
As bitcoin sinks, crypto bros party hard on a blockchain cruise
600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts saw the price of bitcoin bomb as they set sale from Singapore.
01/21/2018 06:27 AM
Man's ear lobe bitten off after asking group to be quiet in Brisbane's south
The 40-year-old asked a group of people on his street to keep the noise down when he was allegedly bitten.
01/21/2018 07:45 AM
David Gallop heads to Europe looking for short-term coach to take Socceroos to World Cup
Graham Arnold has been confirmed as a candidate to take charge of the Socceroos but he remains long odds to lead Australia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Football Federation Australia's preference leaning towards appointing an interim coach for the tournament.
01/21/2018 06:19 AM
Far from the fast fashion lane
Unlike your stereotypical Australian consumer, Jenna Flood almost always buys her clothing second hand.
01/21/2018 06:52 AM
Godolphin rift leads to Darren Beadman reportedly being stood down
An explosion in the rift between head trainer James Cummings and Darren Beadman has led to the former champion jockey and group 1-winning trainer reportedly being stood down from his duties for a week by Godolphin.
01/21/2018 05:57 AM
President Donald Trump made 2140 false or misleading claims in his first year
One year after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims.
01/21/2018 06:57 AM
Gunmen killed as siege at Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul ends
Armed insurgents stormed Kabul's largest hotel Saturday, setting off an explosion and sparking a fire, trapping an unknown number of hotel guests inside, Afghan officials confirmed.
01/21/2018 05:56 AM