Police brave croc-infested creeks to save stranded group – Brisbane Times

Brisbane TimesPolice brave croc-infested creeks to save stranded groupBrisbane TimesThe heroic police officers pose with the group they saved in far north Queensland. Photo: Queensland Police Service. An eight-hour round [Read entire story]

Student charged over Frances Abbott leak – 9news.com.au

Sky News AustraliaStudent charged over Frances Abbott leak9news.com.auA Sydney student will face court accused of hacking into a Sydney fashion school's computer records and leaking a student file on the prime [Read entire story]

cold case investigation could ‘rewrite Queensland history’ – ABC Online

cold case investigation could 'rewrite Queensland history'ABC OnlineA police breakthrough on a 40-year-old triple murder cold case has been described as "astonishing", with the potential to rewrite Queensland [Read entire story]

Liberal frontbenchers sour on Joe Hockey after threat to order spending cuts – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldLiberal frontbenchers sour on Joe Hockey after threat to order spending cutsSydney Morning HeraldJoe Hockey's threat to bypass the Senate by ordering spending cuts outside of parliamentary [Read entire story]

BRICS’s $100 billion development bank to counter western hold on global finances – Times of India

NDTVBRICS's $100 billion development bank to counter western hold on global financesTimes of IndiaFORTALEZA Brazil: Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency [Read entire story]

Gaza conflict: 100000 Gazans warned to leave homes as Israel steps up bombing – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGaza conflict: 100000 Gazans warned to leave homes as Israel steps up bombingTelegraph.co.ukIsrael escalated its offensive against Hamas on Wednesday, carrying out dozens of air strikes and warning about [Read entire story]

Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines, shuts down Manila and heads for China – Reuters

CTV NewsTyphoon kills 10 in Philippines, shuts down Manila and heads for ChinaReutersMANILA (Reuters) - A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power [Read entire story]

OSCE calls out Ukraine rebels for lack of engagement in peace process – Deutsche Welle

NDTVOSCE calls out Ukraine rebels for lack of engagement in peace processDeutsche WelleThe OSCE has blamed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for failing to engage in talks to broker a ceasefire in the conflict. [Read entire story]

Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws – The Guardian

The GuardianJournalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security lawsThe GuardianNSA headquarters Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have prompted a crackdown by the Australian attorney general on the reporting of [Read entire story]

Australian soldier killed in NZ crevasse – NEWS.com.au

Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian soldier killed in NZ crevasseNEWS.com.auCOMMANDOS worked in vain to revive a fellow Australian soldier who fell through an ice crevasse during specialist training on New Zealand's Mt [Read entire story]

Asylum seekers held behind locked doors at sea, denied proper legal help: claim – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAsylum seekers held behind locked doors at sea, denied proper legal help: claimSydney Morning HeraldMore than 150 asylum seekers whose boat was intercepted near Christmas Island more than two weeks [Read entire story]

Fire at Concord hostel, two rescued from window sills. – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldFire at Concord hostel, two rescued from window sills.Sydney Morning HeraldTwo people have been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and burns after they were found dangling from window sills as a [Read entire story]

Al Assad sworn in in ‘farcical’ inauguration – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comAl Assad sworn in in 'farcical' inaugurationgulfnews.comDamascus: Syria's President Bashar Al Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term in a red carpet ceremony in Damascus, after an [Read entire story]