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www.canberratimes.com.au - News Index for 27/12/2014


New Year resolutions and the 'fresh start effect'

Five essential tips to avoid food poisoning at your festive event

Egypt bans 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' movie

Palestinian wounds Israeli police officers in Jerusalem

Golden rule of a foodie stocking up for a healthy Christmas: If you like it, don't eat it

Price of liberty in Hong Kong is eternal vigilance

Sydney terrorism suspect Sulayman Khalid denies writing 'guerrilla warfare' notes

Cyclone Tracy remains part of Darwin's history

Looking back at 2014: a year some things were best said with flowers

Man survives 12 hours stranded on Lake Hume on Christmas night

Police to resume search for man missing in river near Wagga Wagga on Christmas Day

Picture this: Thunderstorm

Magistrate rebuked for 'inexplicable' application refusal

Unwanted Christmas gifts: $520 million worth of presents

Woolies hits suppliers with five-year-old bills

Boxing Day sales: post-Christmas shopping frenzy begins

Sticky Carpet - What's on at New Year's Eve and in 2015: Soundwave, Robyn Hitchcock, John Fry, Between the Bays

Top Five Gigs

A journey from Perth to Melbourne

Christmas messages 2014 call for kindness and healing after difficult year

Terror suspect outspoken since teenager

Man fires shots in Southport residence, Queensland police hope for 'peaceful' resolution

Dear Santa: Frozen and iPads top wish lists

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste could be freed within days: Julie Bishop

Phones out at Fairfax Media's Sydney office on Christmas Eve

Surviving Tracy: Cyclone's memories still haunt, 40 years on

Woodlands at risk as mercury climbs

After the tsunami, finding peace

Summer Quiz: What's the next line?

Tsunami: We could see people being swept away


North Korea blasts Barack Obama as 'monkey' over The Interview

Australian entrepreneur Charlotte Chou released from Chinese jail after more than six years

How a 14-year-old Syrian boy escaped Islamic State

Thousands of mourners gather at wake for slain New York police officer

Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap hundreds of prisoners

Meet Lizard Squad, the group that says it took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks

Russian President Vladimir Putin scraps New Year holidays as woes worsen

French mayor Xavier Bonnefont orders cages around Angouleme city benches

Italian navy rescues 1300 migrants at sea

Islamic State targeted in 39 strikes by US-led coalition

South Korea workers die at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co's Ulsan nuclear plant site

Irish court allows pregnant woman to be taken off life support

Drone strikes in Pakistan kill militant suspects, says security official

Swedish-American in driver's seat as Russia's Lada gears up to stay on road

My Christmas offering: sunflower seeds for MH17 families, from the fields of Ukraine

22 Libyan soldiers killed in boat attack on oil terminals

Japan 'close' to deal with South Korea and US on North Korea defence

Dutch scientists recreate deaths of JFK, Diana, Whitney Houston through smell

Pakistani forces kill 'facilitator' of army school attack

Top lab dismisses stemcell research

US drone strike kills four 'terrorists' in Pakistan

Tsunami left lasting sorrow in Indonesia's Aceh

Israeli girl severely wounded in firebomb attack in West Bank

Mauritania hands down first apostasy death sentence

Monkey brings shocked friend back to life

Somalia: Four dead as militants attack African Union base

Thailand tsunami warning system buoys lost or broken: experts

Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

Yet another Bush eyeing the Oval Office: Jeb is getting ready

Queen and Pope use Christmas messages to push for peace


CBD's year in review

Australians now live in 'energy poverty'

Australian media execs strike deals despite Tony Abbott's stalled reform

Shoppers flock to the Boxing Day sales despite poor sentiment

Materialist success has come at the cost of the environment

Bull run in India's stockmarket may have years to go

Great expectations as Boxing Day sales build momentum

New twist in Crown Resorts-Zampelis 'promise' case

Telstra shares push to 13-year-highs after Pacnet deal

Sony considered selling music-publishing arm

Why losing a job can be bad for your health

What’s next for OPEC? The five concerns for oil markets next year

Vocation prepares for write-downs as new CFO makes his mark

Bumper Australian cherry crop forecast

MissChu founder vows a comeback

Asian buy caps a good year for Telstra's Thodey

Spare a thought for those clocking on this Christmas Day

New $7 billion offshore LNG project looms for WA after Hess-North West Shelf deal

'Santa rally' comes to an end as BHP drops

Hoyts sold to investment firm ID Leisure Ventures


Indian bowlers blown to Smithereens

Death and taxes: another big year for horse racing

Pat Cash tamed many demons to become a loving grandpop and legend

Weston Creek Molonglo takes on Dubbo in the quarter-finals of the SCG Country Cup at Wollongong

After a tough first night in Sydney to Hobart, the hard work begins for Quickpoint Azzurro

It's time to acknowledge Brett Lee's reign of pace, says Glenn McGrath

Headwater races to favouritism for Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond Stakes

Quiney hoping to spur Melbourne Stars to first win

Sydney to Hobart race to the finish

Canberra's 10 most devastating injuries of 2014

Hockeyroos star Anna Flanagan comes up empty during family fishing trip over the Christmas break

Clicks go to cheers as small clubs and sports lose out

Cricket ... worth a long wait?

Dave Warner hurt again as Michael Clarke pleads for World Cup place

Amovatio on Magic Millions mission for Chris Waller after Canterbury romp

Melbourne United co-captain Mark Worthington embraces second act of NBL career

Hugh Bowman's Christmases all come at once with nine winners in four days

Melbourne City, Perth Glory answer critics

Sydney to Hobart: Ragamuffin hoping to make it three-way race up the Derwent

Brad Haddin on verge of fifth Ashes campaign after return to form

Clicks go to cheers as small clubs and sports lose out

Funny thing about sport, we'll be looking for more laughs in 2015

AFL coaches 2015: What they need to do to keep their job

Christmas has Cal Wilson in the saddle.

Why Hawthorn is on track for three-peat

St Kilda and AFL haven't given up on Junction Oval plan

Geelong's Brad Hartman charged after leaving accident

Saints look to ex-Blues recruiting boss

Cats protect home base

St Kilda appoints Rohan Welsh as defensive coach

Former Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese excited about new challenge with Hull KR in the England Super League

The top 10 rugby league stories of 2014

Aidan Guerra signs Sydney Roosters contract extension

Raiders give back to community in last training run before Christmas

Josh Dugan set to switch as Paul McGregor revamps St George Illawarra Dragons' attack

Sonny Bill Williams says sport-hopping is here to stay

No green to be seen as Fergo and Waerea-Hargreaves train with the Roosters in Canberra

Jarryd Hayne back in Sydney due to visa issue

Cronulla Sharks recruit Ben Barba hopes to recapture 2012 form amid doubts

Blake Ferguson has 'served his time': Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

Jake White tipped to manage Montpellier

Sam Burgess scores his first rugby union try

Rugby World Cup dream alive again for 'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins

Honey Badger Nick Cummins back with the Western Force

Sonny Bill Williams says sport-hopping is here to stay

Ita Vaea looks to repay ACT Brumbies with Super Rugby comeback

Marquee cap at ACT Brumbies would be professional suicide

New Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy calls for unity to move club into the future

Wallabies coach unfazed by overseas exodus

James Horwill joins Adam Ashley-Cooper in ARU departure lounge


Engineers Australia pin oak forest competition to 'draw out creativity': Annabelle Pegrum

Boston Marathon a journey from trauma to recovery

Marathon running - it's a love-hate thing


Fortress Canberra needs reinforcement

The budget facts that Canberra isn't telling you

Migrating flak away from the minister


Mystery shopper: Fancy That! Level 1/397 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest

The Quiz

Cultivations notes: Hydrangeas

Your stars with Lilith

Nanna's guide to New Year's Eve: Earl Grey and bickies

Catherine Martin is strictly sensational

Masquerade: how Kate Mulvany unlocked the secrets of Kit Williams' classic tale


Gardeners' resolutions for 2015: weeding, planting, building

Six reasons to visit Main Ridge

What to watch this week on TV and DVD

Melbourne: what's on

Parliament's George Clinton untangles his Funkadelic life and gets straight down to business

Top 5 films this weekend

R'n'B revivalists How to Dress Well play Sugar Mountain Festival

How Cirque du Soleil's performers transform in pictures

Ten Network on target to double Big Bash League cricket revenue

Sunday Quiz

Gatecrasher: The Best of 2014

Nick Cave turns a sod and hopes for a good seed


Editorial: Mr Rudd's lurching, all right

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