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Dollars light up Suharto's view of the world

Big: It seems Western Mining, which owns graphite deposits in Indonesia, has received good news.

Mark Hawthorne 9:37 PM   Times are tough for captains of industry but one happy little group was spotted living the high life.

Large crowds turn out for Anzac Day National Ceremony

The riderless horse marches past Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Anzac Day National Ceremony.

Matthew Raggatt 8:00 PM   Large crowds have lined the Australian War Memorial grounds ahead of the national ceremony and veterans' marches. 

Canberra monarchists count down to arrival of new royal baby

Fleur Wimborne and Matthew Sait are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the royal baby.

Georgina Connery 7:11 PM   It's that time again when the arrival of one precious British bub has the world going gaga.

Wet weather didn't dampen Two-Up players' spirits

Punters enjoying two up at the old Canberra Services Club site in Manuka.

Georgina Connery 6:12 PM   Downpours didn't stop eager two-up players getting into the Anzac Day action at the Canberra Services Club in Manuka.

Mugga Lane shutdown caused by novelty clock

A suspicious package led to a road closure on Mugga Lane on Anzac Day.

5:28 PM   ACT police closed Mugga Lane on Anzac Day after receiving reports about a suspicious package which was later discovered to be a novelty clock.

Thousands commemorate Anzac Day 2015 in Queanbeyan

Veteran George McAulay, surrounded by family.

Georgina Connery 5:12 PM   Thousands gathered along Monaro Street for the Anzac Day Centenary march and ceremony in Queanbeyan.

ACT commuters left stranded due to lack of buses for Dawn Service

ACTION bus

Ben Westcott 4:59 PM   Commuters were left stranded for more than an hour at bus exchanges around Canberra on Anzac Day, as demand for services overwhelmed the system.

Commonwealth property sell-off to rake in millions

Real estate agents, like all commercial enterprises, are banned from conducting business due on Anzac Day.

Mark Sawa 4:43 PM   A program to raise tens-of-millions of dollars from selling Commonwealth property assets is underway with more than 300 hectares of land surrounding Canberra proposed for divestment.

Is this the world's smallest Anzac tribute?

A tiny Anzac Day tribute created by researchers at the Australian National University, parts of which are the size of a red blood cell.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   As the centenary of Anzac approached, there have been many tributes to one of the largest events in the Australian calendar – but none as small as this.

Estimated 120,000 brave cold on the centenary of Gallipoli

Tens of thousands stand in silence at the Dawn Service in Canberra

Ben Westcott 8:57 AM   More than 100,000 people stood in silence at Anzac Parade in the dark, for the Canberra Dawn Service.

Getting down and dirty to find love in the capital

Sean Carter of Queanbeyan ready to look for love at the Landcare for Singles tree planting.

Kimberley Granger 8:30 PM   Singles looking for love in Canberra are invited to a tree planting event hosted by Landcare.

Canberra tech start-up heads to Las Vegas

Rollercoaster Digital's Chris Shackleton and Andrew Snell will be among the first Canberra businesses to attend the Collision conference.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   In order to can help Canberra drivers find a parking space, Rollercoaster Digital will look for investors at the Collision conference in the US.

A guide to what's open in Canberra Monday, April 27

What's open this weekend

7:52 AM   Monday is not a public holiday in the ACT but it has created some confusion about what's on and what's open, with some public servants getting the day off.

The 'beautiful girl' caught up with a man leading a double life

Missing Canberra woman Daniela D'Addario.

Emma Kelly 12:07 AM   Canberra's Daniela D'Addario has been described as a beautiful woman allegedly taken too soon by a man leading a double-life with a family overseas.

Abbott government: We don't care what the weather man says

Industrial action at BoM

Noel Towell 11:30 PM   You won't clip our wings, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Bob Baldwin warns restless forecasters.

Canberra trooper to lead Anzac Day commemorations in Belgium

Australian Federation Guardsman, Trooper David Nicolson, with fellow guardsmen at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium during a practice session in preparation for an official ceremony on Anzac Day.

Talia Liolios   The magnitude of this year's Anzac Day commemorations is not lost on Canberran and Australian Army trooper David James Nicolson.

Tears as Our Boys Train proves too real

A nurse chats to a soldier during Canberra Railway Museum's Our Boyd Train recreation.

John Thistleton   Six days before the centenary of Anzacs at Gallipoli, 150 people about a steam train are brought to tears.

Police seek man wanted for allegedly stealing vehicles

Steven Freeman.

Police are searching for a man believed to have stolen a number of vehicles in the ACT and surrounding towns.

Anzac Day Frontier Wars march to remember Indigenous suffering

Michael Anderson from the Sovereign
Union, said marchers would respect Anzac Day.

Joseph Walker 11:30 PM   A small group of Indigenous Australians will march in Canberra on Saturday to remember the Indigenous people killed during the undeclared Frontier Wars.

Second ACT crew deployed to NSW to help clean up storm damage

ACT SES volunteers who will help in flood affected areas.

Kimberley Granger and Talia Liolios 11:30 PM   A group of 23 volunteers said goodbye to their families on Friday when they left as part of a second task force sent to Sydney to clean up the aftermath of the city's wild weather.

Learning the fine art of puppeteering

Puppeteer Marianne Mettes, who is running puppet classes at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Jil Hogan   People find magic in all different places, and Marianne Mettes found it in puppeteering.

Gungahlin ram-raid accused pleads not guilty

The jewellery store targeted in the Gungahlin ram raid.

Christopher Knaus   A man whose blood was found at the scene of a ram-raid at Gungahlin Village has pleaded not guilty to the brazen jewellery heist.

Judge takes up residence at her old ANU stamping ground

Justice Rachel Pepper is the first judge-in-residence at the Australian National University College of Law.

Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM   Justice Rachel Pepper, of the NSW Land and Environment Court, was as the first judge to take part in the judge-in-residence program at ANU.

ACTTAB fraudster likely to avoid going back to prison

Pamela Susan Close, 60, is facing resentencing in the ACT Supreme Court

Christopher Knaus   A woman who siphoned $1.42 million from the ACT's betting agency is unlikely to be sent back to prison after she was forced to miss weekend detention.

Josaia Vosikata charged with murder of Daniela D'Addario

Extradited: Josaia Vosikata.

Henry Belot, Carmen McIntosh and Emma Kelly   A 27-year-old Canberra man has been formally charged with the alleged murder of Daniela D'Addario, whose body was found in the boot of a car near Bermagui on Thursday.

Be proud, sacked APH boss tells staff

Former Department of Parliamentary Services Secretary Carol Mills.

Noel Towell   Sacked Parliamentary Services boss Carol Mills says she is leaving the Parliament in better shape than she found it.

Taking the leap to full-time paper pilot

James Norton shows his paper planes at the Palace Electric Cinemas Nishi building New Acton.

Jil Hogan   This week, Australian Defence Force Academy student Jack Smith had a victory at the Red Bull Paper Wings competition and will head to Austria in May to compete in the world finals.

Lyneham kitchen fire extinguished

ACT Fire and Rescue

Firefighters have extinguished a kitchen fire in Lyneham Friday afternoon.

Seeking 300 extras for Joe Cinque's Consolation

Anu Singh at her trial in Canberra in 1997.

Natasha Rudra   The ABC is looking to cast 300 extras as shooting begins on Joe Cinque's Consolation in Canberra.

Who stole Tuggeranong's Harry the Hawk?

The head of the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club's hawk mascot costume has been stolen.

Clare Colley   Members of the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club will begin their season next week without their mascot Harry the Hawk after the head of the costume was stolen.