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Live from Gallipoli: ANZAC dawn service

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12:17pm The 99th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli are commemorated with a dawn service on the Turkish peninsula.

AFL Match Centre

AFL Round 6: Collingwood v Essendon

Live AFL coverage

DANIEL CHERNY 12:16pm One of the great days on the AFL calendar.


Persnickety, fact-obsessed and citation-obsessed

12:15pm ADRIANNE WADEWITZ, 1977-2014Adrianne Wadewitz was a scholar of 18th-century British literature who became one of the most prolific and influential editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.


John Houbolt and the men on the moon

12:12pm JOHN C. HOUBOLT, 1919-2014John C. Houbolt was an engineer whose contributions to the US space program were vital to NASA’s successful moon landing in 1969.


Grey car focus of murder investigation

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 12:10pm Detectives investigating the alleged murder of a woman in far north Queensland have appealed for information on a dark grey car.


Lobbying for his life's work and worth

12:09pm BOB GRAY, 1921-2014Bob Gray housed his elite lobbying firm, Gray and Co, in the Georgetown building known as the Power House.


Michael Phelps beaten in comeback final

12:07pm Comeback superstar Michael Phelps has finished second to old foe Ryan Lochte in his first swimming final since the 2012 London Olympics.


Humor, wit and an encyclopedic music memory

12:06pm HARRIS GOLDSMITH, 1935-2014Harris Goldsmith was a rarity in classical music for his simultaneous careers as a professional pianist and a music critic.


Former ICAC boss Barry O'Keefe dies aged 79

12:06pm The state government has sent its condolences to the family of Barry O'Keefe who has died in Sydney at the age of 79.


Truth was the best defence in war crimes trial

12:04pm ROBERT FRETTLOHR, 1924-2014Robert Frettlohr was a German paratrooper who was badly wounded and captured at Monte Cassino in Italy in 1944.


Lance Armstrong fails to block bonuses challenge

Lance Armstrong in 2010.

12:00pm A Texas appeals court has rejected Lance Armstrong's attempts to block an arbitration panel from reviewing $US12 million ($13 million) in bonuses paid to him by a company that wants its money back, a...


The troubles of a poet in Romania

12:00pm NINA CASSIAN, 1924-2014Nina Cassian was an exiled Romanian poet who sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of his...


The man who swung modern jazz into action

11:57am STEVE BACKER, 1937-2014Steve Backer ran successful jazz programs at several major record labels, shaping the careers of visionary avant-gardists such as the saxophonist-composers Anthony Braxton and...

Top Drop

Raise a glass of class to the ANZACs

SIMON MCGORAM 11:56am Think outside the square about how to drink a toast to the cherished ANZAC spirit.

Video World News

Australians in Hollywood prepare for ANZAC day

11:56am Hundreds of Australians living in Hollywood are preparing to pay their respects and commemorate ANZAC day in the same way they would back home - with a bit of 2-up and a sausage sizzle.


Tim the Yowie Man: Concrete evidence

11:55am More Canberrans are intrigued by the curious concrete posts scattered across parkland in West Belconnen.


Tim the Yowie Man: No stone unturned

TIM THE YOWIE MAN 11:55am More Canberrans are intrigued by the curious concrete posts scattered across parkland in West Belconnen.


Underwater search for MH370 continues

11:43am As the 13th underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 begins, authorities have yet to find any signs of the wreckage despite examining almost all of the search zone.


Historic Murray River paddle steamer Avoca sinks

KAITLYN OPIE 11:42am Australia’s second oldest paddle steamer has sunk in Victoria’s north-west.

Digital Life News

Is Google Plus finally dying?

WILL OREMUS 11:32am The man who led Google's foray into social networking is leaving the company. So what does that mean for Google Plus?

Video Trailers

Trailer: 52 Tuesdays

11:31am Sixteen-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

AFL News

Andrew Demetriou pours cold water on plan to play on Anzac Day eve

An ANZAC Day eve game to precede the annual match between Essendon and Collingwood is

DANIEL CHERNY 11:30am A regular game on ANZAC Day eve is "pretty unlikely" according to AFL Chief Andrew Demetriou.


The Avoca sinks on the Murray River, Mildura

The Avoca sinks on the Murray River, Mildura Friday 25th April 2014

11:27am The Avoca Paddle Steamer sinks on the banks of the Murray River in Mildura, Victoria this morning on Anzac Day Friday 25th April 2014


Ayrton Senna remembered at Imola 20 years after fatal crash

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ISLA BINNIE 11:26am Twenty years after Ayrton Senna died at Imola's race track, the town is gearing up to honour a Formula One driver it remembers as much for his charity and charisma as his three world championship...


Gallipoli not the only war to define Australian warfare


GARY FOLEY 11:20am As an Aboriginal person who had family serve in World War I, I am acutely aware that there are many Aboriginal families who had relatives who fought at Gallipoli.


Man creeping into homes, touching sleeping women

11:17am Police are searching for a man who has crept into the bedrooms of three females, touched them and ran off when they screamed or woke up.


Alex Leapai a chance, says rival

Alex Leapai will take on Wladmir Klitschko for the World Heavyweight Title.

11:15am Alex Leapai's greatest domestic rival gives him a chance of dethroning Wladimir Klitschko on one of the biggest days in Australian heavyweight boxing history.


Top hacker says US spies on Australia

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11:15am One of the world’s top cyber-security experts says the biggest threat facing Australia is the US.


Celebrity red carpet watch

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  Sofia Vergara attends the

11:14am Film festivals, awards ceremonies, premieres and parties. Where the stars have been spotted this week.


Man, 85, shot strata manager in Lakemba, witness claims

Forensic police photograph the scene outside the unit block.

MEGAN LEVY 11:10am A strata meeting at a unit block in Sydney's west erupted into violence on Thursday night when an 85-year-old man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the strata manager in the neck following a...


Will John Mayer reference this review, I wonder?

John Mayer's talent with a guitar is undeniable.

REVIEWED BY JOEL MEARES 11:09am It's a little odd writing a review of a show when you know the subject is going to read it.


Man charged over bomb hoax, fleeing police

11:08am A Queensland man has been charged over claims he had a bomb in his car and fled from police.

Video QLD News

Ute crashes into Newmarket house

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11:08am A Newmarket house is torn open by a ute after the driver lost control early on Friday morning.


Anzac Day: the curious notion of Australia's 'birth' at Gallipoli

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JOHN HIRST 11:05am The first Anzac Day passed unremarked in Australia. Australians did not receive a good account of the Gallipoli landing until two weeks later when they read a report in their morning newspapers by an...


Melbourne Anzac Day march 2014

Anzac Day march from Flinders St to the Shrine of Remembrance.

11:05am Anzac Day march from Flinders St to the Shrine of Remembrance.

Security IT

After Heartbleed, tech giants team up to fund open-source projects

JIM FINKLE 10:58am Tech companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs such as OpenSSL, the software whose Heartbleed bug has sent the internet into turmoil.

AFL News

Ex-Hawk champs Andy Collins and Gary Ayres to face off in VFL clash

BRENT DIAMOND 10:57am The champion back line of Hawthorn’s 1980s glory days read: Andy Collins, Chris Langford and Gary Ayres.

ACT News

Man taken to hospital after Calwell garage fire

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10:54am A 50-year-old man was taken to hospital on Thursday night following a blaze the garage of a home in Calwell.


New CBD suburb E-Gate

JASON DOWLING, CITY EDITOR 10:53am A new suburb the size of a regional city on one of the best development sites in Melbourne is expected to be announced soon by the state government.

Government IT

Tech giants winners in tussle for control of the internet: NETmundial

ESTEBAN ISRAEL 10:50am Technology companies and other participants in the internet ecosystem should control it, free of government intervention, talkfest concluded.


Younger soldiers lead Melbourne's Anzac march

TESSA VAN DER RIET 10:47am A young woman runs beside the Anzac parade with her hand aloft clutching a phone. It's obvious she's chasing someone she knows.


Driver arrested after clocking 190km/h

PATRICK HATCH 10:33am A man caught driving at 190km/h on a Victorian road has been arrested and will have his car impounded for 30 days.


Jose Mourinho's political own goal

The 'Political One' is threatening to field a shadow side at Anfield and treat the match as a rude interruption to his quest to scrape past Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

PAUL HAYWARD Fixture No. 36 in Chelsea's Premier League season was sent by the gods to let Jose Mourinho take revenge on all his enemies.


Anzac Day 2014 in Queensland

A local RSL representative pays his respects to all service men

Queenslanders pause to remember the sacrifices made by Australia's defence personnel.


Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda receives 10-game MLB ban for pine tar use

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was slapped with a 10-game suspension on Thursday, a day after being ejected from a Major League Baseball (MLB) game against the Boston Red Sox for using pine...

ACT News

Ticket giveaway

We have two double passes to see pop star Jason Derulo's national tour, Tattoo’s, in Canberra next week.

ACT News

Album review: After the Disco by Broken Bells

SEAN PALMER James Mercer and Brian Burton produce low-key tracks that stick in your head.

ACT News

Fly Planner

What's happening in the music scene around Canberra this week.

ACT News

Canberrans go royal watching

PHOTOS: GRAHAM TIDY About Town: Meeting the royal couple at the National Portrait Gallery.

Video QLD News

Rape case is 'gut wrenching'

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A six-year-old girl allegedly raped by four teenagers on Mornington Island is "well" and "being looked after" while the teenage boys have been detained.


Rapper Xzibit in explosive fight with Australian promoter Patrick Whyntie

MTV host and rapper Xzibit throws down the metal-chair gauntlet in Adelaide.

PETER VINCENT Touring US rapper and TV star Xzibit has been captured in an explosive video apparently arguing with Australian promoter Patrick Whyntie and throwing a metal chair after a gig in Adelaide on...


Rafael Nadal into Barcelona Open quarter-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his quest for a ninth Barcelona Open title with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 over Ivan Dodig on Thursday, racking up his 42nd win in 43 matches at the tournament.


Sydney's new train map likely to confuse visitors, experts warn

JACOB SAULWICK Visitors to Sydney using public transport already have plenty to be baffled by. But now there is a fresh challenge - a train map that experts warn is confusing and potentially misleading.

ACT News

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canberra on Anzac Day

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Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend.  Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend Anzac Day in Canberra, on the last day of their official tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Art & Design

Tune to International Music Festival

Lest we forget: The Canberra International Music Festival runs from May 9 to 18.


Maria Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA tournament

Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4 6-3 win over fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


Anzac Day 2014 in Canberra: Royals commemorate Anzac Day on Australian tour

On the tenth and final day of their Australian tour, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra.

ACT News

Anzac Day 2014 in Canberra: Royals commemorate Anzac Day on Australian tour

William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, await the arrival of Gov. Gen. General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Anzac Day National ceremony in Canberra.

On the tenth and final day of their Australian tour, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will commemorate Anzac Day in Canberra.

Video National News

Lakemba shooting followed strata row

A neighbour of the 85-year-old man who is accused of shooting a 66-year-old man in a Lakemba apartment building says the two were arguing about strata management. Nine News.

Video Sports HQ

Leapai a German rock star

Alex Leapai trains in a German shopping centre

Australia's world heavyweight title contender, Alex Leapai, trains before thousands of people at a German shopping centre ahead of Sunday's world title bout.

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ANZAC Day: Royals attend dawn service

RAW VISION: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the ANZAC Day dawn service in Canberra, while thousands gathered in Sydney to commemorate the Gallipoli landings. Nine News.