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City2Surf runner who died near finish line identified as Sydney man Chris Head

The runner who died in Sydney's City2Surf has been been identified as Fox Sports employee Chris Head. [Read entire story]

John Ahern

travelled with his family through 30 different countries in a beat up old campervan. [Read entire story]

Man Food Book Launches in Melbourne & Sydney

Melbourne Book Launch     Sydney Book Launch     Where to start? My head is still buzzing from all … [[ Click on post title [Read entire story]

Soldiering on: navigating a way home from the front line of war

Afghanistan war veteran Adrian Talbot verbalises his experience of what happens when the conflict transcends the borders of war and follows the soldier home. [Read entire story]

Man Food Book Launches in Melbourne & Sydney

Book launch in MelbourneBook launch in Sydney Where to start? My head is still buzzing from all the excitement and still hasn't sunk in that I just launched my second cookbook, Man Food. Everything is still a little [Read entire story]

Eric Beecher

was always going to be a journalist and a publisher. He founded his first magazine, Australian Cricket, when he was just 17. [Read entire story]

Thick fog disrupts Sydney flights and ferries

Thick fog has blanketed Sydney, disrupting flights, ferries and motorists across the city. [Read entire story]

Funeral held for former Sydney Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Edward Clancy

More than 1,000 mourners, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, have attended a funeral for former Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy. [Read entire story]

Prime Minister Tony Abbott among mourners attending funeral for former Sydney Catholic Archbishop Edward Clancy

Prime Minister Tony Abbott among mourners who attended a funeral for former Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Edward Clancy. [Read entire story]

Tony Albert’s We Can Be Heroes wins top prize at National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

An artwork based on a police shooting in Sydney has become the first photographic work to win the first prize in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. We Can Be Heroes is a series of photographs [Read entire story]

Holocaust survivors make emotional return to opera audience

A children's opera first performed in a concentration camp by detainees later killed in Auschwitz is set to make its Australian debut, with camp survivors making an emotional return to an audience of the production some [Read entire story]

Backyard beekeeping taking off in suburban areas

Self-described "bee fanatic" and author of Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper, Doug Purdie, talks about the pastime of backyard beekeeping. [Read entire story]

Thank God It’s Friday – 8th August 2014

The best way to end the working week. This week's panel were Jean Kittson, Rebecca De Unamuno and Wendy Harmer. [Read entire story]

Residents fear being kicked out of homes for new rail and road corridors in western Sydney

Residents in Sydney's west fear they might be kicked out of their homes to make way for several major transport projects planned to be built through their suburbs. [Read entire story]

Sally Van Gent

planted her own orchard in country Victoria, trying to replicate the apples her grandfather had grown in northern England. [Read entire story]

Food waste is a massive problem impacting on farmers and consumers says Dr Brian Jones

Official estimates show the average household in NSW wastes up to 315 kilograms of food a year, worth some $2.5 billion [Read entire story]

Imam’s boycott AFP dinner

The peak body representing Australia's 250 Muslim Imams has demonstrated its opposition to the government's new anti-terror measures by boycotting a dinner with federal police marking the Eid festival. [Read entire story]

Young people struggle to find work as youth jobless rate hits post-2001 high of 14 per cent

Industry experts are warning that young job seekers are having a difficult time finding work, amid soaring unemployment rates. [Read entire story]

Advertising on Sydney road surfaces raises safety concerns

Advertising painted on road surfaces could become common on Sydney streets after Parramatta City Council approved a six-month trial on one of its busiest thoroughfares. [Read entire story]

Warnings follow big supermarket moves into banking

The big supermarkets are preparing to take on the big banks with credit cards and loans, and using customers' purchasing information to tailor products leading to warnings about how much shoppers could be giving away. [Read entire story]

Biota Dining Chef James Viles Southern Highlands

In the Southern Highlands of NSW sits the small sophisticated township of Bowral, about one and half hours drive from Sydney CBD – and home to the epitome of excellence in NSW regional dining – Biota Dining. [Read entire story]

‘We are here!’ Spacecraft Rosetta meets 67P comet 10 years after leaving Earth –'We are here!' Spacecraft Rosetta meets 67P comet 10 years after leaving has taken more than a decade, but today the European Agency's craft Rosetta finally rendezvoused [Read entire story]

Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas Holds for Second Day – Wall Street Journal Between Israel and Hamas Holds for Second DayWall Street JournalA cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was holding for a second day Wednesday in advance of talks in Egypt on a long-term truce and [Read entire story]

Russia imposes new import bans in sanctions stand-off – Reuters India

The HinduRussia imposes new import bans in sanctions stand-offReuters IndiaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has extended food import bans to Romania, stepping up its response to more biting Western sanctions for its support for [Read entire story]

Son’s cancer fight captured in song

AS his eight-year-old son battled leukaemia, MC Pressure wrote songs at the youngster’s hospital bedside. The result will make you cry. [Read entire story]

Man dies in Qld motorcycle crash

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has died after his motorcycle left the road and hit a tree in central Queensland. [Read entire story]

Nine News tops the TV ratings

NINE News has won the TV ratings while the network's reality renovation show The Block Glasshouse was the second most watched program on Tuesday night. [Read entire story]

Target lowers forecast

TARGET has lowered its second-quarter forecast to 78 cents per share, down from the 85 cents to $US1 per share it previously predicted. [Read entire story]

New Afghan Attack Kills 7 After US General Slain – ABC News

New Afghan Attack Kills 7 After US General SlainABC NewsU.S. officials prepared Wednesday to fly the body of a two-star general slain in an Afghan "insider attack" back home, as a similar attack saw an Afghan police [Read entire story]

Rio chairman commits to mining role

RIO Tinto's chairman says he will remain in the role for years, despite an upcoming appointment as chairman of brewing giant SABMiller. [Read entire story]

ICAC hears Liberal party boss Brian Loughnane knew developer donations went … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sky News AustraliaICAC hears Liberal party boss Brian Loughnane knew developer donations went ...Sydney Morning HeraldThe federal Liberal Party is embroiled in a widening corruption inquiry after evidence was tendered [Read entire story]

Wild winds whip Hobart’s peak hour

STRONG winds moving ahead of a cold front have whipped through southern Tasmania, causing chaos for commuters. [Read entire story]

WA police officer charged with assault

A 34-YEAR-OLD WA police officer will face court after allegedly assaulting two 19-year-olds outside a restaurant while he was off duty. [Read entire story]

Mum charged, toddler fights for life

A MOTHER has been charged, as her young son fights for life in a Sydney hospital. [Read entire story]