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ACT News

Canberra brothels found in breach of work safety laws

35 occupational health and safety improvement notices were issued to brothels in 2013-14.

MICHAEL INMAN 11:02am Canberra's sex trade compliant with industry specific work safety laws, but continue a recent trend of breaching general occupational health and safety laws.

Business IT

Google sales fall short amid heated mobile battle

BRIAN WOMACK 11:02am Google's global share of the mobile ad market slides as competition from Facebook and others intensifies.

Motor News

Star and car: Kirby Burgess

Stage star Kirby Burgess loves driving her boyfriend's Toyota LandCruiser in the city.

OWEN THOMSON 11:00am She can act, she can dance - and Kirby Burgess is also a dab hand at reverse parking.

Motor News

Primer: Aerodynamic cars

The Schlorwagen emerged from Germany in 1939 but never saw mass production.

TONY DAVIS 11:00am Tony Davis examines the importance of air flow over a car.

Travel

Cassilis, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:57am Cassilis is a small village north of Mudgee.

Travel

Catherine Hill Bay, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

A view of Catherine Hill Bay

10:54am Catherine Hill Bay is a quiet and sleepy old mining village in the hinterland behind the Central Coast.

Travel

Cattai, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:53am Cattai is a tiny settlement on the Hawkesbury River.

Business

Shell shelves Arrow LNG project in Queensland

Shell is slashing spending plans after the slump in oil prices.

ANGELA MACDONALD-SMITH 10:53am Shell’s global chief executive Ben van Beurden has declared that the company’s proposed greenfield Arrow liquefied natural gas project in Queensland is “off the table” as the...

Travel

Cobar, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Cobar, NSW

10:51am Cobar is a major centre between Dubbo and Broken Hill.

World

Shinzo Abe disputes US textbook's portrayal of 'comfort women'

Japanese Shinzo Abe 'shocked' by a American textbook's depiction of World War II 'comfort women'.

MARTIN FACKLER 10:51am Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Thursday criticised a US textbook that he said inaccurately depicted Japan's actions during World War II, opening a new front in a battle to sway US views of the...

Travel

Cobargo, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:49am Cobargo is a sleepy township which has developed into a tourist destination in the past decade.

Travel

Coleambally, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:47am Coleambally is a modern township serving the irrigation area.

Travel

Collarenabri, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:43am Collarenabri is a tiny township on the banks of the Barwon River.

Travel

Collector, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:41am Collector is a tiny historic township, now by-passed, on the road from Goulburn to Canberra.

Queensland

Queensland Election 2015: Chris Davis says LNP dangerous for democracy

Former LNP MP Chris Davis.

CHRIS DAVIS 10:39am LNP defector tells why a vote for the LNP is a bad idea.

Travel

Comboyne, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:39am Comboyne is an attractive rural township in the hinterland behind Port Macquarie.

Travel

Condobolin, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:37am Condobolin is a typical country service centre on the NSW central western slopes.

Travel

Coolabah, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:32am Coolabah is a tiny village between Nyngan and Bourke.

Travel

Coolah, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:30am Coolah is a service town located on no major route and consequently dependent on the economic prosperity of the surrounding rural area.

Cricket

Australian Test cricket captain Michael Clarke to play Sydney grade cricket

Injured Australian Test cricket captain Michael Clarke needs to prove his fitness ahead of the World Cup.

10:28am Michael Clarke will test his hamstring for his club side Western Suburbs on Saturday, just over six weeks since undergoing surgery.

Travel

Coolamon, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:28am Coolamon (including Ganmain and Matong) is an attractive country town and service centre.

World business

Sri Lanka blocks James Packer's Crown's $US400m casino project

Sri Lanka's new government has dealt a blow to James Packer's offshore expansion of Crown casinos.

10:26am Sri Lanka's new government has blocked a $US400-million casino project by Australian gaming mogul James Packer's Crown Resorts aspart of a wider move against major gaming projects in the country.

Travel

Coonabarabran, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Millthorpe

10:25am Coonabarabran is a substantial rural service centre known as the 'Gateway to the Warrumbungles' - a beautiful range of mountains in the Central West.

Travel

Cooranbong, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Cooranbong, NSW

10:23am Cooranbong is a quiet rural town now being absorbed into the larger city of Lake Macquarie.

Markets

Newcrest Mining ups production forecast

Newcrest increased full-year production guidance by 100,000 ounces to between 2.3 million and 2.5 million ounces.

AMANDA SAUNDERSA 10:21am Australia’s biggest gold miner, Newcrest Mining, has increased full-year production guidance, as the falling Australian dollar delivers it some much-needed breathing room on its huge pile of...

Queensland

QLD Election 2015: Voters expected to turn on LNP in poll

Premier Campbell Newman debates Opposition leader Annastascia Palaszczuk at the The People's Forum in Brisbane.

10:18am Election eve poll shows LNP and Labor even.

WA News

Fire burning in bushland threatens Waroona

A firefighter tackling a bushfire at Winmalee in October 2013.

STEVE HOLLAND 10:17am Waroona residents have been advised to evacuate or prepare to defend their homes as an encroaching fire continues to burn in the town’s east.

Banking & Finance

Banks tipped to stay a safe, but expensive bet

Commonwealth Bank shares touched $90 for the first time this morning.

SHAUN DRUMMOND 10:16am There is nothing obvious that will break investors’ love of the big banks despite possibly relatively low returns compared with most of the market, according to a leading fund manager.

Travel

Cootamundra, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:07am Cootamundra is the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman - railway town and service centre.

Travel

Coraki, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:05am Coraki is a historic river port on the junction of the Richmond and Wilson Rivers.

Video QLD News

Spell Palaszczuk: Newman 'can't'

Campbell Newman on 97.3FM

10:05am Campbell Newman faces Queensland trivia questions on 97.3FM and is stumped by how to spell the Labor leader's name.

Travel

Coutts Crossing, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:03am Coutts Crossing (including Nymboida) is a tiny village south of Grafton.

Travel

Corowa, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

10:01am Corowa (including Lake Mulwala) is a substantial rural service centre on the Murray River.

World

AirAsia disaster: pilots disabled computers moments before crash

Wreckage from AirAsia flight 8501.

HERDARU PURNOMO 10:00am The pilots of AirAsia flight 8501 cut power to a critical computer system that normally prevents planes from going out of control shortly before it plunged into the Java Sea, two people with...

TV Guide

Sunday, February 1

Ilsa (Natasa Ristic) from Danger 5

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9:58am Now five episodes into its seven-part second season, Dario Russo and David Ashby’s comedy is an acquired taste.

Travel

Cowra, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

9:58am Cowra is a large country town famous as a POW camp during World War II.

HomeStyle

Five easy tips to add value to your home

C. MITCHELL 9:57am You’ve given your body an overhaul as part of your new year’s resolution – why not do the same for your living space?

Travel

Crescent Head, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

9:55am Crescent Head is a quiet holiday destination on a beautiful stretch of coastline.

Victoria

'We're not vandals': Nylex clock switch flickers come forward

On again, off again: The Nylex clock on Thursday.

TOM COWIE A group of clock enthusiasts comes forward to claim responsibility for reviving the famous landmark.

Political News

Lay off Peta Credlin: Clive Palmer defends Tony Abbott's chief of staff against Rupert Murdoch

News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch used Twitter to call on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to sack Credlin.

LATIKA BOURKE Clive Palmer says he regrets once attacking Peta Credlin and has told media baron Rupert Murdoch to lay off from "personally" attacking Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief of staff.

Travel

Crookwell, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Crookwell (including Laggan) is a small historic town in the Southern Tablelands.

NSW

Nick Kaldas slams Ombusman's police bugging inquiry for 'McCarthy-era' tactics

'Clearly unjustified' surveillance: Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas.

SEAN NICHOLLS NSW Deputy Police Commissioner has launched an extraordinary attack on the Ombudsman and the handling of a police bugging inquiry that targeted him and his family.

Cricket

Michael Clarke says signs "positive" about his injury as he prepares for weekend Grade match

Australian captain Michael Clarke will make his much anticipated return to this pitch this weekend.

MELANIE KEMBREY With less than a month to prove his fitness for the World Cup, Australian captain Michael Clarke will make his much anticipated return from hamstring surgery this weekend in a Grade cricket match.

Union News

Ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess says rugby a lot tougher than you think

High-profile transition: Sam Burgess at Bath training.

MICK CLEARY Sam Burgess, the Bath centre, believes he faces his sternest examination since switching from Australian rugby league when he lines up for England Saxons against a near Test-strength Ireland...

SMH Letters

Abbott's princely comic turn keeps Australians chortling

Prince Philip.

Was the Prime Minister's decision to make Prince Philip an Australian knight so absurd, so unlikely and so funny that it made satire redundant? Not for letter writers to the Herald.

LS Celebrity News

Gwyneth Paltrow's mum doesn't understand 'conscious uncoupling' either

Gwyneth Paltrow's split from Chris Martin has confused most media watchers.

LIVIA GAMBLE When questioned about her daughter's separation from Chris Martin, Blythe Danner seemed as confused as the rest of us.

Travel

Canowindra, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Canowindra (including Cargo) is an attractive and historic town which has become the centre of hot air ballooning in New South Wales.

Currencies

Australian dollar in sharpest dive since the GFC

The dollar has fallen by 18 per cent in the past six months.

The Australian dollar hit fresh five and a half year lows on Friday as solid US jobs data added further momentum to the long-running greenback rally and bets mounted on a local interest rate cut next...

Travel

Coonamble, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Coonamble (and Macquarie Marshes) is a pleasant service town on the Castlereagh River.

Travel

Cabramurra, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Cabramurra is a town originally built for the people who built the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electricity Scheme in the 1950s.

Travel

Cooma, New South Wales: Travel guide and things to do

Cooma Cottage's giant olive tree.

Cooma is located 810 m above sea level and 420 km from Sydney via Canberra, which is 114 km away. It has a population of around 8 000 people and is still regarded as the main town in the Snowy...

Travel

Brisbane, Queensland: Travel guide and things to do

Brisbane residents headed wherever they could for sweet cool relief on Saturday as temperatures peaked at 35 degrees in the city.

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. A modern city characterised by parks and dominated by the Brisbane River.

Queensland

Queensland Election 2015: Campbell Newman can't spell 'Palaszczuk'

Premier Campbell Newman debates Opposition leader Annastascia Palaszczuk at the The People's Forum, Brisbane.

KRISTIAN SILVA Radio hosts stump political leader for second day in a row.

Travel

Birdsville, Queensland: Travel guide and things to do

Birdsville is a famous isolated outback township which is little more than a pub and few houses.

Video QLD News

Candidate slaps child in cafe

Independent candidate for Kawana Jason Deller is captured on film slapping his young child and pouring a jug of water on his baby. WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES.

Travel

Malaga, Spain street art: Big-name artists clean up sleazy port

Street art is pictured on a building as a pedestrian passes in Malaga.

In streets formerly roamed by sex workers and drug dealers, the faded 19th-century buildings now bear weird and wonderful murals.

Digital Life News

Apple, IBM lead patent race in 2014

A customer holds an iPhone 6 on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York

JULIA LOVE A phone that rotates like a cat midair to avoid landing on its glass face might not hit the shelves soon but it's in Apple's patent portfolio.

Travel

Beaudesert, Queensland: Travel guide and things to do

Beaudesert (including Mt Barney National Park and Rathdowney) is a pretty town nestled in the hinterland behind the Gold Coast.

Domain

Title Deeds: Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill

Nick Tobias' home at Bellevue Hill.

Acclaimed architect Nick Tobias and his wife Miranda are selling their Professor Leslie Wilkinson-designed Bellevue Hill home following their recent purchase in North Bondi.

Queensland

'Drunk' Gold Coast mum crashes car with kids inside: police

Justice.

A Gold Coast woman will face court after crashing her car while allegedly drunk and with her children in the vehicle.

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'Zombie cat' alive after being buried

A cat has been found roaming the streets, five days after it was buried after being hit by a car.