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www.canberratimes.com.au - News Index for 02/02/2015


Top cop refused to take statement from gangland witness because of reprisal fears

Plan by police to quiz Carl Williams about gangland murders was discovered by criminals

Legalise cannabis for medical use: top professor

Queensland poll result still in the balance

Birdman has swept LA AACTA Awards as Chris Hemsworth named G'Day LA honouree


Seniors recreate the glitz and glamour of the silver screen

Scott Morrison proposes childcare and parental leave shake-up

Mac DeMarco turns a night of messy rock into an epic event

Hidden crisis of long term joblessness worsens

Toddler found wandering alone in Brisbane car park

The Good Greek Girl – Maria Katsonis' memoir of breaking out and breaking down

How Melbourne apartment planning could learn a life lesson from Manhattan's high-rise kids

Torn hearts of atonement: How Andrew Chan saved a young man from despair

Editorial cartoon

Neil Gaiman: The day I was throttled by my school tie

A dozen more Australians face death penalty abroad

The art of giving

What spurs parents to give children odd names it takes a lifetime to fit?

$2 million Radford College entry to reduce drop-off time congestion

Returning to work after extended leave is hard

Braille still needed in digital world

Meet the boss: John Winning of The Winning Group

Education: Tech-savvy schools excite new teacher

Online forms actually waste time

Pandemonium in the court: big waits after new bail laws may roll on to Monday

Home invasion in Watsons Bay leaves family in fear

State's biggest water-bomber to take to skies

Boycott knighthoods and damehoods: Bob Carr

India has outlawed homosexuality. But it's better to be transgender there than in the US


'Our Angela! Please deliver us from evil!' Hungarians rally to remind government of Western allegiance

Peter Greste case: how a temporary assignment became a 13-month ordeal

Ice church opens for business in Romania

Islamic State capture of Jordanian pilot piles pressure on King Abdullah

Toddler, 3, shoots father and pregnant mother at New Mexico motel

Two bomb explosions rock Bangkok shopping mall

Japan confronts Islamic State threat after hostage murders

Jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is on his way home

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Fire breaks out on Orient Express tourist train in Thailand; no injuries

CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in 2008 car bombing

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more

New York City to pay $5m in 'Mafia Cops' case

Greece puts privatisations on ice as anti-austerity wave arrives in Madrid

Moscow library fire a 'cultural Chernobyl'

For sale: gates from which Suu Kyi addressed Burmese, and the world

Italian PM wins duel with Berlusconi over new president

Reports Australian journalist Peter Greste to be freed and deported

Islamic State video claims to show execution of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Ukraine peace talks break up, key players leave meeting in different cars

Fire at historic Russian library burns for 17 hours

Bangladesh fire kills at least 13 people in a city market

Child pornography uncovered in Vatican last year

Britain's slow shuffle out of the EU

Pay it forward, Germany

Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president

Hostage negotiations with Islamic State deadlocked, says Japan

Pakistan's Shiite Muslims mourn 61 killed in mosque suicide bombing

US strike kills IS weapons expert


Resurgent US to help lift global growth

Weak economy set to spur Reserve Bank cash rate cut on Tuesday

Economists shouldn't be apologists for business

Tax Office pushes for biggest corporations to audit themselves

EFIC's capital deployed doing deals with multinationals

Telstra to sell Trading Post, huge markdown likely

Sydney to get new Chinese air connection

AirAsia replaces chief

$2.8 billion float of food and beverage company to capitalise on growing demand in China

Banks see little reason to give up fees to Apple

Socceroos to provide another cash injection into Australian football

The inside job ... production of a national icon a family affair for Todd Watts

Health: Clown doctor Lou Pollard knows humour helps in the bleakest moments

Government: Dealing with cultural diversity a challenge for maternal and child health professionals

Challenge of providing two different workspaces within one shell

Capital Gain: Dairy Bell sells headquarters to Little Projects

Matt O'Sullivan book tallies cost of Qantas brinkmanship

Top-end childcare provider urges federal government not to cut childcare rebate

To whom it may concern custom still sticks

Blue-chip shareholders face few surprises in reporting season


Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil fire Arsenal to a 5-0 drubbing of Aston Villa

Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray says he was rattled by Novak Djokovic's physical distress

Australian Open: History repeats as Novak Djokovic again gets better of Andy Murray

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to win fifth Australian Open crown

Super Bowl XLIX: The most ridiculous things you can place a bet on

Australian Open: Protesters draw attention to detainees on Manus Island

Brave but undermanned Sydney Kings lose to Perth Wildcats

Australian takes out gold in World Cup aerial skiing

Bendigo Spirit overcome fatigue, take down Townsville Fire

Cate Campbell on track for world titles

Australia's had better teams but these Socceroos have conquered the final frontier

Blind faith comes up trumps for Gai Waterhouse with Vancouver

Super Bowl: Patriots out to ground Seahawks

Andy Murray's fiancee makes t-shirt statement at men's final

Mooy and Melling make the City difference for Van't Schip

One-day Gallop Cup final between Weston Creek Molonglo and Western District UC washed out

City's main man Mooy seals the points as Wanderers lose again

Cadel Evans takes a final bow

Australia claim tri-series title but victory soured by injury to James Faulkner

We've proved all our doubters wrong, says Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill

Best cure for failure is to learn from mistakes, says Richmond coach Damien Hardwick

Chris Judd could play on in 2016, say Blues

Hird's appeal 'a long shot': AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

Two years on, key decisions remain to be made in Essendon supplements saga

Laser of ridicule closes on James Hird's feet of clay

The many debuts of Karmichael Hunt

Draftee Jack Steele making an impact at GWS Giants, says Stephen Coniglio

Carlton lay out the blueprint for success

Two strikes, but have we Hird the last?

Ultimate Footy: Bigger and better in 2015

Auckland Nines in brief: Naiqama impresses in Wests Tigers debut

Sonny Bill Williams tips Sam Burgess to make England World Cup squad

Willie Mason involved in 'anti-social' incident during Auckland Nines

South Sydney add to trophy cabinet with victory in Auckland Nines final over Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla Sharks’ new-found spirit on show in Auckland Nines has fans dreaming of silverware

South Sydney Rabbitohs crowned Auckland Nines champions as teammates do it for Issac Luke

Chris Sandow expected to avoid joining Parramatta Eels' long casualty list

Auckland could one day warrant NRL round of its own, promoters say

Paul Gallen unlikely to be ready to fight Sonny Bill Williams for two years, says Anthony Mundine

Gold Coast Titans offer to make Daly Cherry-Evans highest paid player in NRL

Nic White backs David Pocock to take captain's job for Brumbies

Sonny Bill Williams tips Sam Burgess to make England World Cup squad

Queensland Reds rookie Duncan Paia’aua needs to improve before Super Rugby season kick-off

Queensland Reds recruit Karmichael Hunt makes successful debut, next up is James O'Connor

Paul Gallen unlikely to be ready to fight Sonny Bill Williams for two years, says Anthony Mundine

Karmichael Hunt steady as Reds toppled by Rebels

Sonny Bill Williams scores convincing win against Chauncy Welliver

Stephen Moore backs plans for sabbaticals as Wallabies aim to build new environment

Paul Gallen wins, sets sights on SBW bout

Crusaders go down to Hurricanes despite good pre-season showing from Dan Carter


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


One killed, two injured on Martin Scorsese film set in Taiwan

Find out how to enter the draw for this week's prizes

Overheard in Melbourne

Making Soul Mates 'slightly traumatic' at times: Nicholas Boshier

Cereal Killer Cafe, London, making a killing

Over-rated and under-rated

I Found This Great Thing

Tweetster: Truly Allenby'd

Dion Williams a young man going far

Gatecrasher: What did you cook? and who would you have in your court in a crisis?

It's F for Victory

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

Retail therapy: Mr. Darcy

48 hours January 31 2015

Workshop your creativity in decorating, ceramics and terraniums

Bring the ambience of home into the office

Gardening: Plants feel the burn of a scorching summer

Six reasons to visit St Kilda

Mortdecai review: The joke's on Johnny Depp

Still Alice review: Julianne Moore's poise is memorable


Editorial: Mr Rudd's lurching, all right

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