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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]

Ag tourism to boost rural economies

US states are starting to see ag tourism as a way to help revive struggling rural economies. [Read entire story]

Government wants telcos to keep two years of metadata – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldGovernment wants telcos to keep two years of metadataSydney Morning HeraldWhat is 'metadata'? Attorney-General George Brandis has cited police use of metadata in a nationally high profile [Read entire story]

Wartime Dahl portrait on display in UK

A RARELY seen portrait of Roald Dahl, showing the author in his RAF uniform after WWII, is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. [Read entire story]

Accused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hears – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAccused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hearsSydney Morning HeraldAccused murderer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie's motivation to kill five members of the Lin family [Read entire story]

Govt won’t back down on GP fee

DESPITE suggestions it will fail in the Senate and opposition from within coalition ranks, the government is standing firm on the $7 GP fee. [Read entire story]

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 –

Sky News AustraliaStudent charged over Frances Abbott 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]

Weaver on board for Doremus thriller

JACKI Weaver has told Reel Time that she’s about to depart Los Angeles for Japan to film ‘Equals’. [Read entire story]

The maple leaf subterfuge

SOMETIMES the truth is more interesting than Hollywood’s embellishments. [Read entire story]

Fruitful return to the musical well

JOHN Carney hits the sweet spot once more with Begin Again. [Read entire story]

Callea tells of homophobic abuse

ANTHONY Callea has revealed he considered quitting his recording career twice because of homophobic abuse and insults hurled at him on the street. [Read entire story]

Is coconut water actually good for you?

Loved by sports nuts and superstars, coconut water is the hot new health drink. But is it all it's cracked up to be? Christina Larmer investigates. [Read entire story]

One of Japan’s top make-up artists on the most important thing for amazing skin

We sat down with Shu Uemura’s international chief make-up artist, Yuji Asano; the beauty mastermind behind David Jones' spring/summer ’14 show. [Read entire story]

This wasn’t Kylie’s first stage-crasher

TURNS out Ms Minogue is used to athletes crashing her stage. After Genevieve La Caze’s specatular stage-bomb in Glasgow, we’ve found a similar stunt from Sydney 2000. [Read entire story]