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www.canberratimes.com.au - News Index for 20/12/2014


'She always had a good personality': Family of Mersane Warria, mother in Cairns stabbing, speak out

Cairns unites in grief following national week of tragedy

Martin Place siege: City soldiers on supporting, giving, hugging and standing united

Griffith man charged with setting fire to home of 7 children

What we found when we captured Senator David Leyonhjelm's metadata

Christmas a time to reflect on reconciliation

Senator Faulkner and a trip to the heart aboard a bus

Millions of dollars for Aceh go missing

Inaction means home is where the draught is: poor energy performance in our homes

Tony Abbott commits to free vote on euthanasia

Apple schnapps gravlax will add tasty flavour to your Christmas starter

Strawberry Santas

Eight children slain in their home in Cairns were found by their brother

Productivity Commission Review of workplace laws seen as attack on hard-won conditions

Christian Brothers failed to prevent child sex abuse - saw it as 'moral lapse'

Domain’s year in review of developments in 2014 - rooftop gardens a feature

Ten pound Poms have no regrets, 64 years later

Cairns stabbing: eight children dead

Failure to deal with Kathy Jackson undermines credibility of Royal Commission

Spreading around the Christmas cheer

It's not all bad news. A collection of positive stories from 2014

National Gallery of Australia announces independent review of Asian art

Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

Editorial cartoon

Dave O'Neil has been inside, and says it's hot work strutting that red suit

Pole dancing: sex or sport?

How cruel Kris Kringle ruined my public service career

Department of Human Services has 'crazy' culture of command-and-control, says Labor

Financial Services Authority the latest in public service to reject pay deal

Patriots Defence League president allegedly spat on Canberra driver


Obama warns North Korea over Sony hack

Hong Kong elite's mistresses, gangsters unveiled in graft trial

Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of Fidel's shadow

Cambodia preventing 13 Vietnamese refugees from seeking asylum, says UN

US President Barack Obama takes questions only from women, apparently a White House first

Umbrella ban as Xi Jinping arrives in Macau

Vladimir Putin invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to visit Russia

Franciscan monks in financial scandal

Pakistan hangs convicted militants in first execution for six years, steps up strikes

World pie-eating championships abandoned

Stonehenge: new discovery could be destroyed if road tunnel goes ahead

Argentinian colonels jailed for life for crimes against humanity

US issues rare worldwide travel alert, cites Sydney's 'lone-wolf attack'

Forest-cutting can have an immediate effect on climate, Nature report finds

Obama declares US will retaliate against North Korea for hacking attack on Sony

'The North Korean government is responsible': FBI confirms Kim Jong-un's regime is behind malware-based Sony hack

'How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know': Texas plumber shocked to learn his truck is in the hands of Syrian jihadists

Umar Mansoor: Pakistan's most hated man is a volleyball enthusiast, father and the mastermind behind the Peshawar school massacre

Revisiting seaside Sri Lankan village a decade after tsunami like sequel to a horror movie

Millions of dollars for Aceh go missing

Close, but no cigar: Cuba opens doors to the world

Pakistan military kills 67 Taliban militants

Profumo 'temptress' Mandy Rice-Davies dies

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok guilty of corruption

Pakistani military says it kills 32 militants in ambush

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Derby, the dog who runs on 3-D printed legs

Who was Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, the US spy in Cuba?

Ten thousand Germans evacuated after bomb found

Obama's swift move from mid-term defeat to defiant action


MYEFO forecast not for the real world

French economy: Stars align to boost modest recovery hopes

Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era

US companies assess a beachhead in Cuba

Banned Boral hails inquiry for stance on CFMEU

Telstra signs $390 million NBN planning and design deal

Xi's visit to Macau deals cold deck to VIP gamblers

Vodafone Australia's most complained-about telco

NBN Co adds cable TV infrastructure to rollout plan

Transfield bid not high enough to get deal done, key investor says

$1b loan gives Santos room to move

Chinese visitors keep airport terminals busy

Wozniak to be a permanent fixture

Menus should label seafood origins, Senate recommends

MYEFO shows cost of disputes with ATO at $5.1b

Australian dollar weakens on Federal Reserve plans to hike rates

Graincorp's profits drying up with drought

Reserve Bank economists say job losses in mining industry are not a bad thing

Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell wins pay jackpot

Elders moves to break with troubled past


Nick Kyrgios highly strung in training

Time will tell,but an inglorious finale may be awaiting Perth Glory

Lance Armstrong associates settle with Floyd Landis

"I'm very lucky to have won it once," says Phil Waugh of the Sydney to Hobart race

Chris Froome to stay on tour

Jacques Kallis keen to mentor Sydney Thunder's young wonders

Canberra Cavalry get off to winning start in Brisbane

Asian Cup country profiles: Jordan

Asian Cup country profiles: China

Art, life and sport - chasing Nick Cave and a tall ship

India unhappy with umpiring howlers but stand by opposition to Decision Review System

Canberra's Jason Floros faces Sydney in his first BBL game for Brisbane Heat

Marsh, Warner under injury cloud for Boxing Day

Read my lips, body English is not in stats

Sean Abbott’s star is on the rise

India beaten before they begin

Fire-breathing Mitchell Johnson stirs to take game by scruff of neck

Lindsay Park on fire - in more ways than one

Ex-Canberra United duo chasing first W-League championship with Perth Glory

I would never cheat at golf, says cycling cheat Lance Armstrong

Old and new, St Kilda players run personal bests

Mark Neeld and Neil Craig glad to be back together at Essendon

Supplements saga: ASADA to continue arguing case in 2015

Crows still undecided on captain

Why Jason Winderlich came back to Essendon

St Kilda to work with local community in bid to return to Junction Oval

Essendon lose bid to be represented at anti-doping tribunal

Gary Ablett remains a 'top-three' earner

Essendon's Heath Hocking to have surgery

2014 VFL Fixture

Sia Soliola models himself on Canberra Raiders legend Ruben Wiki

Group bidding for Wellington NRL franchise stumped at Warriors' change of heart

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

Sydney Roosters recruit Blake Ferguson under tight leash upon NRL return

Canterbury Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle reveals battle with hair disorder

Why I gave my Golden Boot vote to Shaun Johnson

St George Illawarra Dragons open to privatisation in bid to keep up with the NRL's big clubs

Vaughan, Wighton selected in NSW emerging squad

Marquee cap at ACT Brumbies would be professional suicide

Terry Campese endorses Jarrod Croker as new Canberra Raiders captain

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

Dan Carter becomes rugby's first $2 million man after signing with Racing Metro

Brumbies make "smart cuts" to ease cash strain as coach Stephen Larkham chases Super Rugby title

Dan Carter poised to announce French club deal

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper will join French team Bordeaux

New Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy makes local talent top priority

ACT Brumbies board gets big shake-up


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


Stephen Colbert says goodbye as host of The Colbert Report after 1447 episodes

Holly Christ! Guess who's coming to Christmas lunch ...

Beware the promises of the Afterlife

Favourite things: Roland Fishman, author, taking people back to their future

Stylist Virginia Dowzer makes sense of Melbourne

Meet the maker: Jenna Hipgrave, graphic designer

Edible gardens are more than a feast for the table

Review: Six new gardening books for Christmas

Your stars with Lilith

Your Weekend: What's on in Melbourne

Dame Maggie Scott and her life of ballet

Retail therapy

Joost Bakker house designed to resist bushfires

Sydney Festival's Wot? No Fish!! explores marriage, love and hardship

Take the hands-on approach to the holidays

Timothy Spall paints his way to Turner

In the galleries

Six reasons to visit Abbotsford

Sony cyberattack: North Korea confrontation possible as US mulls response

John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix biopic depicts the musician without his songs


Editorial: Mr Rudd's lurching, all right

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