10:56pm You cannot walk 100 metres in Rome without experiencing some of its astounding history.
Video Rugby League
10:50pm The Sydney Roosters have cemented their position as NRL premiership favourites and ruined Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.
North Queensland Cowboys
10:43pm Two teams will big plans for September square off on Saturday night. Who'll give their title hopes a nudge in the right direction?
TAMMY MILLS, NICOLE HASHAM, RICHARD WILLINGHAM 10:26pm Widespread community backlash leads to the cancelling of Operation Fortitude, which would have seen people questioned about their visa credentials on Melbourne's streets.
10:05pm Crowds gathered at the Street Theatre to celebrate 20 years since Christine Anu's debut album Stylin' Up made its mark on Australian Music.
Video Sports HQ
10:05pm Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.
JON TUXWORTH 10:00pm David Shillington had two options - finish his Canberra Raiders career languishing in reserve grade or "fight like hell".
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm Wests Tigers chair Marina Go has opened up about the decision to offer captain Robbie Farah a release, saying it was time to put the club first to ensure it built a winning culture.
Rugby World Cup
PHIL LUTTON 10:00pm Will Genia believes he can be the best halfback in the world once again.
10:00pm Tom Staniforth won the MacDougall Medal on Friday night as the most outstanding player in the John I Dent Cup.
REUTERS 9:54pm Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two south Asian nations.
MICHAEL GLEESON 9:50pm Dancing hurdler Michelle Jenneke ran well but was unable to get through to the final of the 100m hurdles.
9:46pm Australian Farmers and the dry land of hope and beauty. Photographer Dean Koopman, of Portland, Victoria, captured the resilience of drought-struck outback dwellers during a 6500km road trip on his...
Video AFL Real Footy
9:40pm Hawthorn coach has welcomed back assistant coach Brett Ratten, who returned after the death of his teenage son in a car accident last week.
Video AFL Real Footy
9:31pm Carlton interim coach John Barker speaks for the first time since missing out on the Blues' coaching job.
REUTERS 9:28pm A Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offences was found dead on Friday, the Vatican said, a month after he was hospitalised on the eve of his trial.
Video Rugby League
9:24pm Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.
Video Rugby League
9:22pm Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Wests Tigers and the Auckland Warriors.
JORGE BRANCO 9:13pm A man is holed up with a gun in a house south of Brisbane and police have locked down nearby streets.
Video NSW News
9:08pm A passenger captures a violent brawl between young women on a Sydney train last Friday night. Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
Video Rugby League
9:08pm Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys.
What IS a "Parramatta"? What do they put in the water there? And do eels really live in it?
SARAH WHYTE Progress has been made in smoking and Indigenous birthweights, but not in reading rates and employment.
Indigenous politics and policy in Australia is as fraught and difficult as it is important to a strong and confident future for our nation.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS On the eve of his third NFL trial against the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium, Jarryd Hayne has opened up about life as a San Francisco 49er - describing it as State of Origin every week.
The young Alan Clarkson cut an urbane figure in the muddy, bloody world of Sydney rugby league in the season of 1954.
MICHAEL KOZIOL Jimmy Barnes never really made it there, despite his best efforts. Delta Goodrem tried and failed. For Australian artists, making it in the US has oft been an elusive dream, requiring time, money and...
"I'm not sure if this is actually what Steve Quessy is referring to," writes Jane Cateris, of Ashfield, "but his query on Thursday about palindromic reversible sentences reminded me of the mnemonic...
ALAN RAMSEY The fortunes of the Labor leader and the Prime Minister are inextricably linked to the lousy state of Australian political life.
Whatever is the world coming to when dozens of refugees are found dead and decomposing in a truck headed for Austria.
The brutal murder of Nicholas Collins with a hammer has robbed his father of the joy of growing old with his son by his side.
LARISSA NICHOLSON Travis Cloke was a very last minute withdrawal from the Collingwood team for the Friday night game against Geelong at the MCG..
NATHAN PAULL Milad Jafari clutched the microphone to address a crowd of 200 supporters calling on the government to free his wife from detention.
The day's news through the eyes of The Canberra Times' editorial cartoonist David Pope.
The day's news through the eyes of The Canberra Times editorial cartoonist David Pope.
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KATE AUBUSSON A violent brawl between teenage girls broke out on a Sydney train last Friday night following the NRL clash between the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs.
League Match Report
CHRIS BARRETT Hugh Jackman, star of the X-Men series, knows a winning franchise when he sees one. The actor saw another one in action as he turned up at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.
The idea that Australia should decide to participate in dropping bombs on Syria is truly appalling.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Sewing machines and glue guns have been out in force to ensure the children of the nation are in fighting form for National Book Week.
MALCOLM KNOX The biggest taboo subject in sports is luck. For players, to admit that luck dictates results is to surrender control of their destiny.
JUDITH IRELAND Rather than an "example of tolerance", the school-time ban on the documentary Gayby Baby only serves to further marginalise school kids already struggling to come to terms with their identity
CHRISTINA ZHOU Melbourne is set to face its biggest test for the first day of the spring selling season.
DARREN KANE On the proviso you're reading this column in the fortress of solitude that is your own lounge room – not reclining in some mung bean-themed Eastern Suburbs cafe – then try this.
PETER HARTCHER If you were wondering why the Prime Minister, without consulting his cabinet, decided to launch Friday's ham-fisted assault on Australians' freedom of movement, his poor poll ratings are only part of...
NICK O'MALLEY Political strategists have been blindsided by the surging grassroots support for outsider candidates, writes Nick O'Malley.
MICHAEL GORDON Tony Abbott has warned advocates of strong constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians that, if they go for everything they would like in the referendum question, they will...
AFL Match Report
JON PIERIK The late withdrawal of Collingwood powerhouse Travis Cloke, and a fairytale four goals and a late mark-of-the-year entry from Geelong's comeback kid Daniel Menzel, would have suggested the football...
JORGE BRANCO Watermelons can be a nuisance to eat but it's nothing compared to the chaos they cause scattered across a highway.
A man who bludgeoned his friend to death with a hammer and dumped his body in far north Queensland mangroves has been found guilty of murder.
ROY REED Julian Bond was a writer, poet, TV commentator, lecturer, and persistent opponent to the remnants of white supremacy.
NEIL MCMAHON Happy birthday, Melbourne - 180 years old tomorrow! And perhaps, let's be honest, not entirely sure what anniversary it is you're celebrating.
PHILIP WEN Andrew Robb has described the trade union movement's opposition to Australia's free trade agreement with China as "nothing short of economic sabotage".
JOSEPH TOSCANO Gerry Harant was an engineer, a refugee and a humanitarian.
NAOMI AVERY The ultimate team obstacle challenge, Night Attack, got off to a brilliant start at Exhibition Park on Thursday night.
AFL Match Centre
LEE CROSSLEY It's all on the line for Geelong. The Cats must beat Collingwood to stay in the hunt for the finals and avoid missing September action for the first time since 2006.
Art & Design
ANNABEL ROSS "Life's a beach," is a sentiment embodied better by Australians than most any other culture, but for Guan Wei, the expression takes on more meaning when compared to life in his native Beijing.
PETER MUNRO In Australia, transgenders are typically on the fringes of mainstream society. In Tonga, they sit close to the king – or wait on his table.
The Fitz Files
PETERT FITZSIMONS Go you Wallabies. As if you didn't know, they leave on Saturday for America, to play a Test against the American Eagles on Chicago's famed Soldier Field, before heading to the mighty World Cup...
BRANDON PALMER It's been a long way from war-torn Libya to the soccer fields of Canberra for Canberra FC forward Muad Zwed.