Everything you need to know about celebrating New Year’s

PICTURED: Two men arrested over savage quadruple murder appear in court charged with killing a mother, 36, her son, 11, her daughter, 5, and her lesbian lover, 22, who were 'tied up and had their throats slit' Eric Garner's daughter Erica, 27, dies a week after suffering a massive heart attack: Black Lives Matter icon passes away after she was placed in a coma The secret codes doctors use to INSULT their patients right in front of them - and why the lingo harms your health care Stop worrying about mixing drinks: Sticking to one type of booze this New Year's Eve will NOT prevent your hangover Call of Duty player, 25, is arrested for swatting hoax after cops shot his online gaming rival dead because he 'called 911 pretending to be the victim and said he'd shot his father and was holding his mother and brother hostage' 'The alphabet now stops at Y': Best-selling mystery author Sue Grafton ... (more)

Everything you need to know about celebrating New Year’s

PICTURED: Two men arrested over savage quadruple murder appear in court charged with killing a mother, 36, her son, 11, her daughter, 5, and her lesbian lover, 22, who were 'tied up and had their throats slit' Eric Garner's daughter Erica, 27, dies a week after suffering a massive heart attack: Black Lives Matter icon passes away after she was placed in a coma The secret codes doctors use to INSULT their patients right in front of them - and why the lingo harms your health care Stop worrying about mixing drinks: Sticking to one type of booze this New Year's Eve will NOT prevent your hangover Call of Duty player, 25, is arrested for swatting hoax after cops shot his online gaming rival dead because he 'called 911 pretending to be the victim and said he'd shot his father and was holding his mother and brother hostage' 'The alphabet now stops at Y': Best-selling mystery author Sue Grafton ... (more)

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At least 235 killed in blast, shooting at Egypt mosque

These microloans are espe... Orlando, Fla. - An ice cold first half proved costly, as Nebraska nearly rallied back from an 18-point deficit before falling to UCF, 68-59, at the AdvoCare Invitational at ... -- Paralympic athlete and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius will spend the next 13 years and five months behind bars after the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ... -- President Donald Trump shared his Black Friday plans for a quick game of golf with Tiger Woods in between a call with Turkey and talks on American jobs.

Revolutionaries to supernovas: Glamour names women of 2017

It's been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women's March on Washington and astronaut Peggy Whitson among its women of the year from the worlds of politics, entertainment, fashion, business and more.

Search called off for 3 U.S. Marines who crashed off Australia

This image from the U.S. Marine Corps shows three MV-22B Osprey aircraft flying in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney, Australia, on June 29, 2017. This image from the U.S. Marine Corps shows three MV-22B Osprey aircraft flying in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney, Australia, on June 29, 2017.

Chinese spy ship spotted off the coast of Australia

McCarthy's impression was 'over the line' and I quit because there are 'too many cooks' in the White House, says Spicer as Trump praises him as a 'wonderful person who took tremendous abuse' Eighteen-year-old cheerleader is charged with 'killing her newborn baby and burying it in her backyard' after cops found the child's body following tip from her doctor Leaks claim the Russian ambassador told the Kremlin he discussed policy with Jeff Sessions during the presidential race - but the Attorney General stands by his denial Teens who taunted a disabled man as he drowned and filmed his death were under no legal obligation to help him, experts say Chester Bennington's wife holds hands with her six-year-old daughter after the Linkin Park frontman committed suicide at home following battle with depression EXCLUSIVE: Mel B's ex-nanny stole $300,000 from her and is thretening to release sex tapes ... (more)

Australia disappointed by U.S. failure to take in refugees as promised

Australia's Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton speaks to reporters in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Rod McGuirk Now that the U.S. government has reached its annual refugee resettlement cap as set by the Trump administration, hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers from Australia won't be able to enter the United States as promised during former President Barack Obama's administration.

Australian PM mocks Trump over ‘Russian guy’ at media party


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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull deliver brief remarks to reporters in New York, U.S. May 4, 2017. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts as he sits in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, June 15, 2017.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Sydney, Australia for Ministerial

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrived in Sydney, Australia today to attend the 27th Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the visit, Secretary Mattis is scheduled to meet with Australian Minister of Defense Marise Payne to discuss our shared commitment to global peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nicole Kidman covers up at Veuve Clicquot’s Polo Classic

Bill Maher finally apologizes for saying 'house n*****' on his HBO show and claims he got caught up in the 'banter of a live moment' - while network says his comments were 'inexcusable and tasteless' Kathy Griffin says she feels betrayed by Anderson Cooper after she was axed from CNN over Trump severed head scandal - while top Hollywood PR exec says she should have 'shut the f*** up' and not responded Kathy Griffin loses remainder of her tour gigs in wake of Donald Trump severed head scandal after dramatic press conference Nikki Haley claims Trump DOES believe in climate change: UN Ambassador says president thinks humans have a role in global warming How the cookie crumbles: The simple recipe for Subway's sweet biscuit so you can bake the melt-in-your-mouth snack at home - using just THREE ingredients 50-pound pit bull mauls 90-year-old woman to death just hours after her daughter paid ... (more)

We can handle both US, China roles: Labor


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Federal Labor has poured cold water on a US view that Australia will play a greater military role to counter an increasingly belligerent China in the Indo-Pacific region. US senator John McCain, ahead of a visit to Sydney and Canberra next week, says Australia and the US will achieve "peace through strength" in the Trump administration's new strategy in Asia.

The Latest: Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah set phone call

The conversation will take place amid a report by The Washington Post that Trump revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials at a meeting last week, putting a source of intelligence about the Islamic State extremist group at risk. Jordan is a key ally in the U.S.-led international military coalition against Islamic State, which controls territory in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

Behind all the sound and fury, Trump’s ‘Russia thing’ that will not go away

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Sanders defends Trump’s praise of Australian healthcare system

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Saturday that President Donald Trump was right to call Australia's universal healthcare system better than the U.S. system. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, also said the Senate should use the Australian system as a model while crafting an alternative to Republican healthcare legislation that Trump endorses.

Drone flyer spots huge shark beneath surfers in Kiama, NSW

Furious Trump blasts the 'egregious overreach' of San Francisco judge who blocked his sanctuary city crackdown and says officials who shield illegal immigrants cause the DEATHS of Americans 'Do you always lie in English': Iowa Congressman Steve King mocks Latina with 'offensive' tweet questioning her language skills after his staff blew off a constituency meeting Terrifying moment a drone captures a monster shark lurking under a group of surfers - as the pilot frantically tries to warn them of the danger beneath This is the terrifying moment a massive shark circled beneath a group of surfers who were unaware the predator was lurking just metres away.

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible, says Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves to the audience after delivering remarks to the CEOs of Australian-based companies in Sydney, Australia, on April 22, 2017. Photo - Reuters U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves to the audience after delivering remarks to the CEOs of Australian-based companies in Sydney, Australia, on April 22, 2017.

Former prime minister John Howard on what won Donald Trump the US Presidency

These factors were not, for example, rust-belt unemployment, stagnating wages, inequality, fake news, xenophobia, or sexism against Mr Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, none of which rated a mention. "There were two things that were critical to Trump's success that I personally identify with very strongly," Mr Howard told a corporate audience at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia lunch in Sydney on Friday.

Australians doubt Trump’s commitment to its traditional ally

Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as "unpresidential" behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him. Australians have long had an affinity with the United States and absorb American popular culture like blotting paper.

Wake Up, Wimmera | Thursday, February 23, 2017

PIC OF THE DAY: Use the hashtag #wakeupWimmera on Instagram or email cass.dalgleish@fairfaxmedia.com.au to have your pic included! Photo: @reelfishmedia, via Instagram - Blue hour #reflections #taylorslake #horshamvic #wakeupwimmera A Northern Grampians family had been to hell and back before they faced another tragic blow when a father of two died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. More here .

Gender advisor says Yassmin Abdel-Magied attack is sexist

Construction worker with a 'white power' chest tattoo and his fiancA e are victims of double murder that was so grisly police needed an X-ray machine to find all their body parts Milo Yiannopoulos LOSES his $250k book deal amid outrage at pedophilia comments as Breitbart workers threaten to quit if he isn't sacked EXCLUSIVE: Making a Murderer's Steven Avery BEGGED lead prosecutor Ken Kratz to represent him in an appeal - and bragged that they could 'get money together' from the case Why the fasting diet DOES work: Limiting your calories for 5 days a month could 'cut your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes' Tattooed gangster ambushes and murders one LA cop and wounds another after the officers arrived at car wreck he was involved in How nine in ten diets fail... But you should still keep trying as yo-yo slimming is healthier than staying fat Will we all die THIS YEAR? ... (more)

Turnbull government ‘looking closely’ at British-style rent-to-buy scheme

The Turnbull government is looking "closely" at a rent-to-buy scheme for first home buyers similar to that used in Britain, Fairfax Media has confirmed, as MPs rush to fill the void on housing affordability with their own ideas. Nationals MP Andrew Broad on Friday floated a proposal to allow renters to buy a home without paying a deposit, if the money they normally spent on rent was commensurate with the mortgage repayments.

Trump’s pick for health and human secretary takes office

President Donald Trump's new health secretary took office Friday after becoming the latest Cabinet nominee to eke out a confirmation victory in the bitterly divided Senate. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Tom Price, of Georgia, at the White House hours after the Senate confirmed him 52-47 in a party-line vote.

Trump’s HHS Pick Price Confirmed Narrowly for Cabinet

Rep. Tom Price, President Donald Trump's choice to be health secretary, is the latest of a handful of Cabinet nominees to eke out a confirmation victory in a bitterly divided Senate. Following the pattern of strictly party-line votes on two previous nominees - Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos for Education secretary - the Georgia congressman was approved early Friday on a 52-47 vote.

New $288m juvenile jail for Melbourne


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A new $288 million high-security juvenile prison will be built and Melbourne's Parkville centre will be shut down after a series of riots sparked a crisis in the sector. Under a massive shake-up of youth justice, responsibility will be taken off the Department of Health and Human Services in April.

Malcolm Turnbull discovers Donald Trump doesn’t ‘make nice’

Malcolm Turnbull refused to confirm or deny whether Donald Trump hung up on him after calling the Nauru resettlement plan the "worst deal ever". No matter the differences between Washington and Canberra or personal disinterest between the respective leaders, any past prime minister could rely on any president to make the phone calls and visits look dignified and diplomatic, as befits a "special relationship".

Report: Trump Berates Australian Leader Over Refugee Deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he had spoken candidly and frankly with U.S. President Donald Trump, but would not confirm a Washington Post report that Trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal and cut the call short. The Post report said Trump had described the call with the leader of Australia, one of the United States' staunchest allies, as "the worst so far."

In call with Australian leader, Trump badgers and brags – Wed, 01 Feb 2017 PST

In this May 8, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Turnbull said Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 that U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed during a weekend telephone conversation to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle an undisclosed number of mostly Muslim refugees held on the impoverished nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

Tom Price: Stock deals ‘ethical, above board, legal and transparent’

Georgia Rep. Tom Price , Donald Trump 's pick to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday rejected conflict of interest and abuse of power accusations related to stock investments. Price has been criticized for actively trading in stocks for Australian pharmaceutical company Innate Immunotherapeutics during the time that he was promoting legislation that could affect the company .

Innate Immunotherapeutics And Tom Price

What does the Department of Health and Human Services have in common with a small bio-tech company based in Australia? Well, they both appear to be controlled by key figures in the Trump transition team. Innate Immunotherapeutics is a small firm specializing in the development and design of a clinical stage biotechnology drug that targets the human innate immune system.

Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, second right, stands with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, second left, Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, left, and Herve Guillou, chief executive officer of DCNS, a French state majority-owned company that will design the Shortfin Barracuda subs, as they look at a model of a submarine at the opening of the Australian headquarters of DCNS in Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Australia and France signed an agreement Tuesday to build the world's largest diesel-electric submarines in the Australian industrial town of Adelaide.

Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne listen to national anthems on the Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The Australian and French defense ministers say they are giving top priority to concealing design details of a new Australian submarine after data was leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS about a submarine built for India.

ICTSI’s Fully Automated Terminal Complete

ICTSI Australian terminal is complete Anders Dommestrup, VICT CEO; John Lines, ANL Managing Director; Enrique Razon, ICTSI Chairman and CEO; Honorable Luke Donnellan, Victoria State Minister for Ports; Councillor Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip City Mayor; Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Asia-Pacific Regional Head; and Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne CEO. Photo ICTSI Victoria International Container Terminal recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of schedule.

New subs provide decisive sea lethality

Twelve new submarines will provide the decisive sea lethality Australia needs to guarantee long-term strategic security, the head of the Navy says. Vice Admiral Tim Barrett says the navy needs to look to the lessons from past Oberon and Collins-class subs to make a success of these new boats.

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White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer held a briefing at the White House on Saturday and he set the tone letting the media know that their lies will no longer be considered respected journalism. Spicer lashed out at the press for lying about the MLK statue in the Oval Office and then lying about the crowd size at the Trump Inauguration.

Seven-year-old saves $3,000 and buys …


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Seven-year-old Sabastian Kent from Queensland, Australia, has been selling lemonade for over two years to buy his very own pony. Watch his reaction when his parents give him the surprise of a lifetime.

Malcolm Turnbull throws shade at Tony Abbott over Donald Trump defence

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Australian lawmakers call Trump ‘a revolting slug’

Donald Trump is "a revolting slug unfit for public office," lawmakers in Australia's most populous state said in a unanimous parliamentary motion on Thursday. New South Wales Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham introduced the motion condemning "misogynistic, hateful" comments made by the US Republican presidential candidate against women and minorities, including his lewd and sexist remarks in a 2005 video.

US strikes Houthi rebel targets in Yemen: Pentagon Washington (AFP) – …

The United States has bombed three radar sites controlled by Houthi rebels in Yemen, the first direct US strike against the group following missile attacks against US warships last week, the Pentagon said in a statement. The strikes in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea coast, authorized by President Barack Obama, were conducted with Tomahawk cruise missiles fired by the destroyer USS Nitze, a US official said.

Married doctor had sex romps with patient and kept affair going after husband complained

Married doctor had secret sex trysts with a patient he called his 'little prostitute' - and kept the affair going after her HUSBAND complained to his surgery A married doctor has been reprimanded over his secret sex romps with a patient after a commission heard he called her 'my little prostitute'. Italian-educated Dr Vitantonio Bracco once counted the unnamed woman's husband and son among his patients at a New South Wales surgery.

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate


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Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: MILTON GAN, a Sydney-based photographer, said it seemed like Trump was trying to rein in his temper for the first 15 minutes, then went off the rails. "He started interrupting Clinton, he started interrupting Lester and he started steamrolling.

New York bomb suspect arrested after literally being caught napping

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Obama’s Asian pivot leaves closer ties, new challenges

" As Barack Obama embarks on what is likely to be his final trip to Asia as president, attention is returning to what is known as the U.S. "pivot" to the continent launched during his first term. The policy adjustment aimed to reinforce alliances and shift military assets to a region that has grown in importance alongside the rise of China as a global economic and political power.

Obama’s Asian pivot leaves closer ties, new challenges

In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, smiles after a group of children waved flags and flowers to cheer him during a welcome ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. As Barack Obama embarks on what is likely to be his final trip to Asia as president, attention is returning to what is known as the U.S. "pivot" to the continent launched during his first term.

Obamaa s Asian pivot leaves closer ties, new challenges

As Barack Obama embarks on what is likely to be his final trip to Asia as president, attention is returning to what is known as the U.S. "pivot" to the continent launched during his first term. The policy adjustment aimed to reinforce alliances and shift military assets to a region that has grown in importance alongside the rise of China as a global economic and political power.

Country Hour for Monday 15 August, 2016

Western Australian uranium hopeful Vimy Resources has the environmental go ahead for a proposed mine project at Mulga Rocks, 240 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie Conservation Council Nuclear Free Campaigner Mia Pepper says "Conservation groups will be lodging an official appeal against the recommendation by the EPA. Vimy Resources faces many hurdles and roadblocks and today's EPA recommendation is a long way from a green light for mining yellow cake at Mulga Rock."

The emails were released by WikiLeaks just before the convention in Philadelphia opened its doors.

Hello and welcome to The Midge, the e-bulletin that takes a bite out of politics in Scotland and elsewhere. Syrian man detonates bomb outside bar in southern Germany a bomber dead, 12 injured a MPs slate Sir Philip Green over collapse of BHS; World Anti-Doping Agency disappointed at no IOC blanket ban on Russian athletes a Democratic Party chief resigns a May to discuss Brexit and border controls in Northern Ireland a It's good to talk, says Prince Harry.

Biden meets Australia prime minister, talks up military ties

Vice President Joe Biden met with Australia's prime minister and other leaders on Tuesday, amid America's continued push to boost its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, meets with Australian Defense Force personnel on board the HMAS Adelaide, in Sydney, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.