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David Wroe 8:23 PM Former prime minister John Howard has moved to defuse the controversy over top bureaucrat Michael Thawley's dismissal of China's global leadership qualities, saying the official has played a key role in developing Australia's relationship with Beijing.
7:46 PM Jack Carter was an American TV and stage comedian with a career spanning eight decades.
Amy Corderoy and Kate Aubusson 6:36 PM NSW health authorities fear 11,000 patients from two Sydney dental clinics could have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis because of poor cleaning and equipment sterilisation.
By Megan Cassella 5:19 PM Tourists may now use their smart phones and compact cameras to photograph inside the presidential mansion
5:06 PM Australia's production of omega-3 health supplements is having a devastating impact on krill stocks in Antarctic waters, a marine conservation group says.
5:03 PM Sometimes the best photographs are the ones we take by accident.
Lisa Visentin 2:44 PM A mystery woman, whose identity had perplexed the FBI, Interpol and thousands of online amateur sleuths, has been named after her nephew saw her call for help in the avalanche of media coverage that her plight generated.
Ella Rubeli 1:36 PM Some photographers hold their breath while pressing the shutter, but Michaela Skovranova has to deprive herself of oxygen for minutes at a time.
Ella Rubeli 1:17 PM The prestigious Bowness Photography Prize is open for entries and will be judged by Australian artist Bill Henson.
Harriet Alexander 4:30 PM For decades it has looked after the health of much of Sydney's Indigenous community from Ermington to Lithgow. But the days are numbered now for the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney.
Konrad Marshall 10:47 AM The bassinet looks like any other, but it is not.
Michaela Whitbourn Treasurer Joe Hockey's defamation win against Fairfax Media over posts on Twitter has highlighted the need for Australian law to evolve to deal with defamation on social media, legal experts say.
Rachel Olding Prison bosses in NSW have been given repeated warnings that smoking bans, crammed prison cells and terrible conditions may spark a riot similar to events in Victoria.
Richard Peterson John Slater was a man of great intellect and even greater facial impressions.
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Michael Koziol From wedding guests blocking their ears to celebrants apologising for their own words, straight couples are protesting Australia's ban on gay marriage in innovative ways.
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Megan Levy A mystery woman who turned up in a coastal Californian town suffering from amnesia says she has had vivid dreams about an unknown man.