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AFL

Brisbane unit murder accused in custody

10:59am A man charged with murdering another man at an inner-Brisbane unit block has been remanded in custody.

Victoria

Fishermen missing in waters off Cape Schanck, on Mornington Peninsula

Flight and training over Broulee Beach.

PATRICK HATCH 10:24am Two fishermen are missing in waters off Cape Schanck, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Manly Sea Eagles

Kieran Foran's future uncertain in the short and long term

Kieran Foran hobbles off for the Sea Eagles.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS 10:10am Kieran Foran's long-term future at Manly is up in the air and now his immediate future is unclear after a hamstring injury on Friday night.

National

Anti-Muslim hate letters trigger police probe

STEVE LILLEBUEN 10:00am Police in Queensland have launched an investigation into an anonymous letter writer who sends racist, anti-Muslim propaganda to private, unlisted addresses across the country as fears grow the...

Cricket

Cricket World Cup: Ireland v Zimbabwe

Ireland captain William Porterfeld.

9:37am A win for Ireland would put the World Cup minnows on the brink of a quarter-final berth.

Queensland

Trash and learn

BENJAMIN LAW 9:30am Ben Law talks trash. But in a positive way.

Cricket

Live Cricket World Cup: Pakistan v South Africa

9:29am A victory for South Africa would leave Pakistan in danger of missing the quarter-finals.

National

Why so hard to see black and blue? #TheDress used in domestic violence campaign

The dress that divided the internet has been repurposed for a powerful campaign.

LISA VISENTIN The dress that inspired a thousand think pieces has been repurposed for a noble cause, featuring at the centre of a powerful advertising campaign against domestic violence. 

Tennis

Thanasi Kokkinakis, Bernard Tomic put Aussies on brink of famous Davis Cup victory

Stellar comeback: Thanasi Kokkinakis on his way to defeating Lukas Rosol.

LIAM FITZGIBBON A Davis Cup star was born as teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis produced a stirring comeback to help put Australia of the brink of a drought-breaking World Group victory in the Czech Republic.

ACT News

Two car collision in Tharwa

A man has been taken to hospital after a two car collision in Tharwa on Saturday morning.

Victoria

Cat burglar robs five Hawthorn East homes in three days

Burglary.

PATRICK HATCH A cat burglar targeting homes in Melbourne's east is likely to strike again, police say.

Golf

Rory McIlroy loses cool and club after water shot

World number one Rory McIlroy earned himself a likely fine by the PGA Tour after losing his cool and hurling a club into a water hazard during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on...

Soccer

England beat Matildas in Cyprus Cup soccer

Heads first: England's Steph Houghton and Australia's Laura Alleway.

The Matildas were unable to follow up an impressive first-up performance at the 2015 Cyprus Cup, losing 3-0 on Friday to a Jodie Taylor-inspired England.

Queensland

NAB Challenge: Brisbane Lions too strong for rusty Swans

Brisbane’s hard-running power has proved too much for a rusty Sydney, with the Lions scoring a 36-point NAB Challenge win in Coffs Harbour.

Video World News

Sukumaran, Chan executions delayed

Relatives of the Bali nine pair have so far been blocked from visiting the men, but it's believed the executions may be delayed for several days.

Victoria

Teenager stabbed during Dandenong brawl

Crime scene

PATRICK HATCH A teenager was stabbed during a brawl in Melbourne's outer-east on Friday night, police say.

World

Will Hillary Clinton's email mess embolden her rivals?

The presumed Democratic Party nominee for the 2016 presidential election faces another controversy.

NICK O’MALLEY Washington: Two recent controversies involving the Clintons over the past few weeks have reminded many Democrats how much they don’t like the family that runs its very own faction of the party.

Consumer Security

Microsoft warns 'Freak' attacks put hundreds of millions of PCs at risk

Freak warning: PCs also now at risk.

JIM FINKLE Microsoft says it has not yet developed a security update to protect Windows PC users from the threat.

World business

US economy adds 295,000 jobs in February but wages lag

At current levels, the price is oil is probably going to hit US employment.

DIONNE SEARCY The US economy gained fresh momentum with employers adding 295,000 workers in February, far exceeding expectations.

Markets

Wall Street falls as strong jobs data increases chance of rate hike

Wall street

US stocks retreated on Friday, with the S&P 500 index poised for its second straight weekly drop.

Victoria

Two men killed in separate crashes on Victoria's roads

Ambulance

PATRICK HATCH A man has died after being thrown from his car as it ploughed through a fence in Melbourne's south-east.

NSW

Simon Mirtschin planning final year of his life after brain cancer diagnosis

Hoping for a baby: Simon and Sarah Mirtschin.

ASHLEIGH GLEESON Everything had fallen into place for Simon Mirtschin.

World

Military leader of al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front killed in Syria: reports

The rubble of a house which activists say belonged to al-Nusra Front after an air strike.

MAYA GEBEILY Military chief and several top commanders reported killed where the jihadist militia has been making major gains in recent months.

World

This koala hugged Vladimir Putin. Now Russia wonders whether Australia killed it.

Cuddling koalas, not shirt-fronting ... Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Russia's President Vladimir Putin cuddle koalas before the start of the first G20 meeting on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane.

ISHAAN THAROOR On its Facebook page, the Russian embassy in Canberra posted this tongue-in-cheek comment, expressing its mock concern for the creature held aloft by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

World

Edward Snowden: I would love to return to Geneva

Edward Snowden:

STEPHANIE NEBEHAY The fugitive whistleblower says he has appealed to 21 countries for asylum, 'Unfortunately no country said yes'.

NSW

NSW kangaroo meat fails basic hygiene tests

AMY CORDEROY Kangaroo harvesters have been discovered not adhering to the most basic of hygiene standards, documents obtained under freedom of information show.

World

Vladimir Putin takes a 10 per cent salary cut

Taking a haircut: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian president and several top officials will take a pay cut as the country's economy reels from the collapse of the rouble.

Sci-Tech

Dawn spacecraft makes history by entering the orbit of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA confirms

NASA's Dawn spacecraft heads toward the dwarf planet Ceres in an artist's conception.

RACHEL FELTMAN The Dawn spacecraft is the first human-made object to visit a dwarf planet. Now it's time to look for evidence of liquid water.

World

India mob killings: Two men lynched over alleged sex assaults in separate attacks

Stoned and beaten to death ... Members of a mob pull a man, centre with blooded face, accused of rape, out of the Central Jail where he was held in Dimapur, in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.

New Delhi: Indian police were on Friday investigating two separate lynchings in which men were beaten to death by frenzied crowds in anger over alleged assaults on young women.

Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup 2015: India have arrived - and they are still building

Firing: Virat Kohli.

MALCOLM KNOX India have turned up for the World Cup: in their multitudes. In Perth, as in Adelaide and Melbourne, Indian crowds have given the Cup the sense of occasion, energy and importance that they had...

Music

Neneh Cherry Melbourne review: Dancing mums and dads invade the stage for a glorious encore

Neneh Cherry.

MICHELLE GRIFFIN Hamer Hall is an odd fit for post-punk diva in adidas and heavy metal jewellery, but she delivered one of the more joyous celebrations the room has ever seen.

Queensland

Waitress Donna Phillips remembers Brisbane's Whiskey Au Go Go fireball

Donna Phillips, former waitress at Brisbane's Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub.

TONY MOORE Donna Phillips was the drinks waitress and cashier at Brisbane's Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub on March 8, 1973 when 15 people were murdered in a fire-bombing attack that rocked Australia.

Queensland

Logan's 'people's mayor' Pam Parker calls it a day

Pam Parker, Logan Mayor. Supplied.

KRISTIAN SILVA Local mayors like to say they are their city's proudest resident - but in the case of Pam Parker, it'd be hard to disagree.

Queensland

Brisbane's ultimate pre-loved clothing boutiques

JODI PANAYOTOV When it comes to buying designer fashion, everyone needs a bit of pre-lovin’ now and then.

ACT News

David Pope iPad March 7 2015

Cartoons from The Canberra Times editorial artist.

National

MH370 anniversary: Lawton family no closer to answers

Limbo: David Lawton doesn't believe he will ever find out what happened to his younger brother, Robert 'Bobby' Lawton, who was on the Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

CAMERON ATFIELD It has been a year of watching, waiting and holding on to hope.

Queensland

Brisbane residents feel safe on the streets, survey shows

Shopping in the Queen Street Mall.

KRISTIAN SILVA Ninety-nine per cent of Brisbane residents feel safe walking in their own neighbourhoods in the day, while 85 per cent were comfortable being on the streets at night, independent research shows.

Queensland

Brisbane Times' eighth birthday flashback to 2007

TONY MOORE The Brisbane Times takes you back to 2007, the year when BT first began.

World

British royals will mark Gallipoli centenary on Anzac Day

Two Princes: Princes Charles and Harry will attend both the dawn service at Anzac Cove and the ceremony at Lone Pine on April 25.

NICK MILLER Prince Charles and his son Harry will be at Gallipoli for Anzac Day, and the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince William will attend a wreath-laying ceremony in London.

Books

Julia Gillard relishes a home-town audience at Adelaide Writers' Week

SUSAN WYNDHAM Julia Gillard drew a massive crowd when she appeared at Adelaide Writers' Week

Real Estate News

Coast and Country: Balnarring Beach

MARY O'BRIEN Skip straight out for a swim from this luxurious two-storey holiday house just a few steps from the sand.

Comment

No money from me for this sharp-eyed busker

DANNY KATZ This busker wasn't the greatest busker I'd ever seen – but you had to admire the guy: he was still giving it a go, trying to scrape together a living.

National

No more putting on jam as Orstralia gets respect in Oxford Dictionaries update

GARY NUNN The largest update of Australian terms to Oxford Dictionaries affords Australian English a new global kudos

Travel

Principal Madrid is five-star vision

The Principal Madrid is a new  five-star hotel.

JULIETTA JAMESON This 1917 sleeping beauty of a building is a stunner which carries off a mix of styles with aplomb.

Retail

Supermarkets' brave new world

Supermarkets

MADELEINE HEFFERNAN Derided as a haven for duopolies, Australia is in fact enjoying a price war in the crucial $88 billion food and grocery industry.

Travel

Six of the best: Waiheke Island boutique stays

Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island.

ANDREW TAYLOR Discover the great wine, food, views and laidback luxury on offer on New Zealand's Waiheke Island.

Real Estate News

Three of the best: Williamstown

169 Douglas Parade, Williamstown.

KARIN DERKLEY An incredibly picturesque suburb with an ever-present tang of the sea breeze in the air.

Books

Bookmarks: news and views from the book world

JASON STEGER Michael Faber spoke tenderly and with great insight about his late wife, Eva, during a session at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre.

Travel

Flash Camp: A dream come true for Australian festival-goers

Fairground for grownups: Tents are custom-designed for the Australian environment.

LOUISE SOUTHERDEN Gone are the days of sleeping on the ground and lining up for portaloos.

Travel

Frequent flyer: Frank Mitolo, Mitolo Wines founder

Frank Mitolo, founder of Mitolo Wines.

JULIETTA JAMESON Why go elsewhere when you believe you have found the one special resort in Bali.

Comment

Skull a pony, drink a butcher: Australian beer sizes have been upsized

A middy of beer

ROD WISE Australian beer sizes have been upsized. This might be in response to consumer demand, but it is safe to conclude the bars and pubs have encouraged it.

Comment & Analysis

State governments need to step up

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ROSS GITTINS Sorry to rain on Hockey's parade, but "solid" growth is a euphemism for "not so hot".

Travel

Atacama, Chile: The real Never Never Land, where no-one grows old

Tourists horse-riding among the wind-eroded peaks and lunar landscape of Moon Valley.

CRAIG TANSLEY Atacama is the place to go to become the traveller you always wanted to be.

Travel

Where to eat in Singapore: Chef Janice Wong

Chef Janice Wong.

JULIETTA JAMESON There is no need to eat anything other than exotic, delicious food in Singapore.

Real Estate News

Apartment of the week: Elwood apartment retains a '60s groove

Swinging 60's pad: 8/21A Dickens Street, Ellwood.

KATHERINE TOWNSEND It's a rare joy to run across an affordable apartment that is distinctive.

Travel

Hydrating body lotions for stressed skin

JULIETTA JAMESON Aesop Resolute Hydrating Body Balm, $37

Business

Women executives stuck in the minority in top 2000 Australian companies

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TIMNA JACKS AND CLANCY YEATES The number of senior positions in Australia's top 2000 companies has risen by 20 per cent in the past five years. But less than a fifth of those roles belong to women.

Entertainment

Mardi Gras mermaid float a tribute to a fallen friend

Fish out of water: The Beyonce G-Spot Memorial Mermaid Float crew with mermaid Marie Claire held up by (from left) Caleb Kleinig, Liam Barrett, Brett Nolan, Neil Singleton and Simon Drew.

MICHAEL KOZIOL One of this year's most elaborate Mardi Gras floats offers a touching tribute to a fallen friend, Beyonce G-Spot, a Sydney drag queen.

Business

Rio's Sam Walsh the $10 million man

Rio boss Sam Walsh says investors are not taking Glencore's ambitious advances on a merger with the iron ore giant seriously.

PETER KER Rio Tinto has revealed remuneration data for its key staff.

Travel

London's new hip East End

Trendy cafes and restaurants line the towpath of the Regent's Canal in Shoreditch.

MAX ANDERSON Max Anderson samples the stylish, avant-garde traveller experience that now populates the once working-class district.

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Souths demolish Broncos 36-6

The Rabbitohs were unstoppable in the opening match of the season beating the Broncos 36 to 6 at Suncorp Stadium.