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Retail

Darrell Lea's rocky road coming to an end

SU-LIN TAN 10:57am Confectionery maker Darrell Lea is no longer cutting jobs and battling insolvency like it was two years ago.

World

Islamic State attack on Iraqi base leaves hundreds missing, shows army weaknesses

Military vehicles of Iraqi security forces are seen on a road during clashes with Islamic State militants in Iraq.

LOVEDAY MORRIS 10:55am The army base in Iraq's western Anbar province had been under siege by Islamic State militants for a week, so when a convoy of armored Humvees rolled up at the gate, the Iraqi soldiers at Camp...

Victoria

Man charged with wife's murder in Wallan faces court

TAMMY MILLS 10:53am The man charged with the murder of his wife in country Victoria has appeared in the court.

Technology News

'Aussie mafia' strikes it rich in Silicon Valley

ASHER MOSES 10:48am hey're known as the "Aussie mafia" making some big waves in Silicon Valley - and now the serial entrepreneurs want to bring more of their countrymen along for the ride.

Business IT

Apple sells 10 million iPhones in a weekend

10:46am Apple says it has sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale.

Music

Jacki Weaver to star in Seth MacFarlane news comedy

10:43am Australian actress Jacki Weaver is to star in a new television series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

Travel

New Airbus A320 cabin design offers more luggage space

10:34am The new cabin gives passengers more room to stow their luggage but less elbow room in the back-of-the-plane lavatory.

Video NSW News

Police arrest man over Rozelle blast

Police arrest man over Rozelle blast (Thumbnail)

10:33am RAW VISION: Police arrive at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to arrest Rozelle store owner Adeel Khan over the blast that killed three people. NSW Police vision

Video World News

Emma Watson: Feminism is not man-hating

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The two were on hand to the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign.   AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary

10:27am Emma Watson speaks on women's rights at the United Nations.

NSW

Robert Xie trial over Lin family murders aborted

Trial aborted: Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie.

LOUISE HALL 10:26am The trial of Lian Bian "Robert" Xie for the murder of five members of the Lin family has been aborted for the second time.

Motor News

New Toyota HiLux spied

Toyota HiLux

DAVID MCCOWEN 10:23am Australia’s most popular ute set to be updated.

Queensland

Bum steer for Qld cops with hidden cash

Queensland Police

10:17am A man allegedly tried to give police a bum steer by hiding a wad of cash between his buttock cheeks during a car search.

Music

Pink Floyd's first new album in 20 years

Promotional artwork for Pink Floyd's upcoming album The Endless River.

10:16am Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on November 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about The Endless River, the British rock 'n' roll group's first new material in 20 years.

Mining & Resources

New Hope sitting out market downturn with $1.1b cash kitty

New Hope is optimistic that the changes underway in China which will squeeze out supplies of dirtier coal, will be to the advantage of exporters, since it reckons the new regulations will force out unwanted domestic supplies.

BRIAN ROBINS 10:13am With $1.1 billion sitting in the bank, the Soul Pattinson-controlled New Hope Corp is sitting out the slump in coal prices as it waits for buying opportunities to emerge.

Horseracing

Kerrin McEvoy leaves Godolphin and Darley

CHRIS ROOTS 10:12am Champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy has stepped down as stable rider at Godolphlin after nearly 12 years working within the Sheikh Mohammed operation.

Travel

Jogging guide tours: The new way to see Rome

10:11am Pizzas and ice creams, no worries. Tourists to Rome can now keep fit on jogging tours from Colosseum to the Vatican.

World

Bank worker Kuntal Patel used Breaking Bad ricin plot to poison 'meddling' mother

TOM WHITEHEAD 10:09am A bank worker in Canary Wharf tried to kill her "manipulative and controlling" magistrate mother with a deadly poison bought over the internet, in a plot inspired by Breaking Bad, the hit television...

ACT News

Lakeview: Tuesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 23.

PAUL JURAK 10:08am That was truly a soul warming sunrise.

Political News

Press gallery roped into another stoush between Clive Palmer and Jacqui Lambie

Outpsoken: Senator Jacqui Lambie.

LATIKA BOURKE 10:05am Clive Palmer has been overhead telling colleague Dio Wang questioning the intellingence outspoken Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie, according to sources.

ACT News

Lakeview: Tuesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 23.

10:05am Kayak cameraman Paul Jurak shares some shots from his morning paddle on Lake Burley Griffin.

Celebrity

Kris Jenner files for divorce

Jenner

10:00am Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

Video QLD News

King George Square a mall

BRISBANE. NEWS. SUN-HERALD.
Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Saturday 19th January, 2013.
Too hot for most - King George Square, Brisbane City was deserted today as temperatures hit 35 degrees in the city. 
English backpacker Holly Marsh, 20, from Hertfordshire, relaxes in some shade.

9:54am Brisbane's iconic King George Square will be classified as a mall but it's just "for regulatory purposes".

NSW

Rozelle store owner arrested over blast that killed three people

Facing three murder charges: Adeel Khan.

NICK RALSTON 9:53am The owner of a Rozelle convenience store that was destroyed by fire killing three people has been arrested at his hospital bed.

Video National News

Islamic state targets Australians

9:50am The Islamic State has called for citizens of Australia and other countries involved in US-led military action in Syria and Iraq to be killed.

AFL News

Cyril Rioli will be hard to leave out of the Hawthorn team, says Sam Mitchell

DANIEL CHERNY 9:47am It is the grand final week selection dilemma which has opinions split, and Sam Mitchell says he does not envy those charged with making the final call on Hawthorn teammate Cyril Rioli.

ACT News

Pearce man needs surgery after attack outside his home

9:41am An 82-year old man is undergoing surgery after being attacked outside his home in Pearce on Monday night.

Political News

Tony Abbott should use authority to condemn bigotry against Muslims, says Joseph Wakim

Joseph Wakim says the Prime Minister should use his authority to condemn bigotry against Muslims.

LATIKA BOURKE 9:41am Tony Abbott is being urged to use his Prime Ministerial authority to send a "blunt message" to protect Muslim Australians who fear they are being harassed and abused because of their religion.

World

Girl, 14, was raped in school after being used as 'bait'

Court generic

ROSA PRINCE 9:36am An American teenager with special needs was raped after being used as "bait" by her teachers to entrap a schoolboy sex predator.

Video National News

Lady in waiting to Lady Macbeth

Julia Gillard being interviewed by Ray Martin

9:33am Ray Martin speaks on how former Prime Minister Julia Gillard knew that pulbic perception about her would change after replacing Kevin Rudd.

TV & Radio

Television outshines film as TV nominees soak up the spotlight for 14th annual SPA Awards

MICHAEL IDATO 9:26am TV hits Rake, Time Our Lives and Wentworth lead the nominations charge.

Music

Jimmy Barnes postpones shows after surgery

Jimmy Barnes

9:17am Jimmy Barnes has postponed the first two shows of his tour after his recent back surgery. The Cold Chisel frontman said the shows were moved due to the doctor's orders.

TV & Radio

The Good Wife returns for season six with a 'horrifying' twist

The Good Wife gets greater: Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick.

MICHAEL IDATO 9:06am The good news is: no one died. The even better news: there's a second unexpected bombshell awaiting fans.

Markets Live

Markets Live: Year's gains wiped out

No signs of crisis despite sharp market falls: AFR (Thumbnail)

PATRICK COMMINS, JENS MEYER 9:04am Shares sink early with banks and miners again driving the losses after iron ore drops below $US80 and investors anxiously await more news on the Chinese economy.

WA News

Woman in Perth hospital with Ebola-like symptoms

ebola

9:01am A woman is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at a Perth hospital after arriving from West Africa 10 days ago, according to reports.

The Pulse Live

Politics Live: September 23, 2014

Clive Palmer

JUDITH IRELAND Polls abound as party rooms meet. It is a classic Tuesday in Canberra. But with a large side-serving of national security.

Movies

Move over Sharknado, here comes Lavalantula - giant lava spewing tarantulas

Promotional still from the film Lavalantula

MICHAEL IDATO First there was Sharknado, the low-budget blockbuster about sharks sucked out of the ocean by tornadoes and propelled into American cities like airborne man-eating torpedoes.

Art & Design

Robert Nelson on Warlayirti: the art of Balgo

ROBERT NELSON Miracles have a catalyst. It isn’t hyperbole to talk of a miraculous rebirth of Aboriginal painting in the last quarter of the 20th century, and something set it off.

Movies

The Maze Runner sprints to top of box office

Science-fiction thriller The Maze Runner claims the number one spot at the Aussie box-office.

Art & Design

Uneducated well hung in Counihan Gallery

DYLAN RAINFORTH “Three R’s” get overhaul at "Uneducated" exhibition.

Golf

Rickie Fowler cuts a dash with "USA" hairstyle for Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler shows of his new haircut

TONY JIMENEZ Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks it's terrific.

Art & Design

Robin Fox laser show opens Liquid Architecture festival

DYLAN RAINFORTH Fox explores new frontiers in laser show at tonight's Liquid Architecture opening party.

Art & Design

Smiley's wild side wins over judges

DYLAN RAINFORTH Shannon Smiley should be living up to his name, having just won the $20,000 John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting.

Motorsport

McLaren accuse Red Bull of coded messages to help Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

The McLaren team has hinted that rivals Red Bull had used coded messages to assist Australian Daniel Ricciardo's drive to a podium finish in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

Political News

'Lady-in-waiting to Lady Macbeth': Julia Gillard opens up on mistakes

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reflected on her time as prime minister.

MICHAEL KOZIOL Julia Gillard believes her reputation never recovered from the brutal party coup in which she ousted Kevin Rudd, but still thinks seizing the prime ministership was the right move, a new interview...

Queensland

Brisbane police officer stood down over domestic violence incident

Qld police

MARISSA CALLIGEROS A Brisbane police officer has been stood down from duty over a domestic violence incident.

Cycling

Dual gold for Aussie cyclists at World Championships

Campbell Flakemore

JULIAN DRAPE Australian under-23 cyclist Campbell Flakemore has won Australia's second gold medal at the road world championships in Spain with a barnstorming finish in the individual time trial.

Markets

TPG Telecom beats expectations with profit result

NBN Co. argues that TPG’s plan to connect homes and businesses with fibre to the basement internet services could hurt its business case.

DAVID RAMLI TPG Telecom has exceeded analyst earnings expectations and reported a financial year 2014 net profit of $171 million.

Video World News

White House intruder had ammunition in car

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A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car.

League News

Marwan Koukash looking at three NRL clubs to buy

IAN LAYBOURN Salford owner Marwan Koukash is to press ahead with his bid to buy an NRL club and reckons it would take a small fraction of what it is costing him to fund the Red Devils.

Beauty

Stéphanie Beaudoin labelled 'world's sexiest criminal' on social media

Stephanie Beaudoin

RADHIKA SANGHANI Stéphanie Beaudoin, 21, has been dubbed the 'sexiest' female felon on social media, after a picture of her in a bikini went viral

Mining & Resources

Costs rising for Rio Tinto's Mongolian copper venture

Wearing hard hats in the iron ore glut: Rio's debt investors benefit from the miner's push to reduce production costs to the lowest among its rivals.

PETER KER Rio Tinto has revealed an increase to the overall cost of fully developing its Mongolian copper venture and warned that it was yet to accept a recent tax ruling from the Mongolian government.

Soccer

FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger says 2022 Qatar World Cup will not go ahead

Theo Zwanziger says conditions in Qatar are too oppressive to hold the World Cup.

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA.

Tennis

Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women's Tour player Gala Leon as Spain's new Davis Cup captain.

Video National News

Victoria to become the 'deli of China'

Victoria to become the 'deli of China' (Thumbnail)

To feed 1.35 billion people, China needs Australian produce according to Brent Finlay from the National Farmers' Federation.

Video World News

Obama confident in Secret Service after breach

A White House visitor holds onto the fence outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Earlier, President Barack Obama said the Secret Service does

After an unprecedented security breach at the White House, the Secret Service is considering new security measures and President Barack Obama said he remains confident.

Business

Cold weather helps boost Kathmandu sales

Earlier in the year Kathmandu was in danger of a much sharper drop in profits after warmer than expected weather across its key Australasian markets saw sales dry up.

ELI GREENBLAT Outdoor clothing and apparel group Kathmandu has posted a net profit at the upper end of guidance after a cold snap towards the end of June helped it reclaim lost sales from a warmer start to the...

Banking & Finance

$50m in rogue trades tipped by Deutsche Bank forex dealer

Deutsche Bank confirmed that former currency trader Andy Donaldson was first suspended and then fired in June after the bank uncovered ­irregularities.

BIANCA HARTGE-HAZELMAN The currency trader sacked by Deutsche Bank in Australia for trying to ­conceal losses that cost the bank up to $5 million may have overstated his trades by millions of dollars more before...

Video World News

Search for Hannah a 'Parent's worst nightmare'

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The parents of missing UVA student Hannah Graham plead for the public's help as police issue an arrest warrant for a man identified as a person of interest.

Markets

ECB's Mario Draghi says ready to use more unconventional tools

The European Central Bank stands ready to use additional unconventional tools and tweak its existing efforts to spur inflation and growth in the euro zone if needed, ECB President Mario Draghi said...

Markets

US stocks retreat from records

Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ, said investors

US stocks have finished decisively lower, retreating from last week's records in a decline attributed to profit taking and anxiety about Chinese economic growth.