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RUTH POLLARD 3:21pm It is the radio advertisement Israeli authorities do not want their citizens to hear. In a quiet voice, a woman reads the names and ages of just a few of the more than 190 Palestinian children killed in Gaza.
Helen Womack 1:53pm News, like nature, abhors a vacuum and in the absence of much public comment from Vladimir Putin, the Russian media churned out its anti-Ukrainian propaganda.
Damien Murphy 12:00am Journalism Rupert Murdoch-style is once again under scrutiny in England after a judge ruled a veteran ‘‘undercover reporter’’ had probably lied about talking to a witness about changing his evidence.
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Air Algerie disaster: Bad weather seen as probable cause as French soldiers secure AH5017 crash site
Chine Labbé and Tiemoko Diallo 5:09am Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.
LUCY CORMACK The crash of an Algerian passenger plane is the third fatal airline incident in a week, meaning 2014 could be the worst year for air crash deaths in almost a decade.
MICHAEL BACHELARD 12:15am Prime Minister Tony Abbott should travel to Jakarta to attend the inauguration of the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, in an attempt to forge a strong personal relationship to shore up fragile bilateral ties, one analyst has said.
TIM ELLIOTT 12:15am Readers of The New York Times were greeted last Saturday by an unusual sight – a dead body, on page one. The photo, by Reuters' Maxim Zmeyev, was of a victim of the MH17 plane disaster, and showed a pair of legs underneath a sheet of plastic, on top of which had been placed a red flower.
PAUL MCGEOUGH 12:15am Finding answers: 'How long did it take to get justice in the Lockerbie case?'
Dario Thurburn and Hui Min Neo 6:11pm DONETSK, Ukraine
DANIEL HATCH 5:53pm Australia's Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, added a wreath of eucalyptus to the thousands of flowers left at the entrance to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in memory of the MH17 victims.
4:40pm Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport.
Isra' al-Rubei'i 1:25pm Iraq's parliament has elected a senior Kurdish lawmaker president, a significant step in a delayed process to create a government capable of uniting the country and countering insurgents threatening to march on Baghdad.
Maiko Takahashi 12:48pm Japan has failed to atone sufficiently for its actions in World War II, said a former foreign minister who wrote an apology over the use of wartime "comfort women".
Martyn Landi 12:43pm Nearly two thirds of social media users are left feeling inadequate about their own lives and achievements by sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a British survey.
12:19pm Twitter says it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
LUCY CORMACK 3:08pm Chinese authorities are forced to take drastic action to deal with mounting public anger over the parlous state of healthcare.
PETER HANNAM 11:55am Modern civilisation came within a week of being “pushed back to the Stone Age” after eruptions in the sun two years ago sent massive clouds of magnetised plasma through the Earth’s orbital path.
Paul Farhi 11:47pm Among its many virtues and drawbacks, social media may be one of the most effective tools ever invented to assist journalists in harming their careers.
MICHAEL BACHELARD 1:27pm President-elect Joko Widodo has a Herculean task ahead of him to stamp his authority on Indonesia.
Monte Morin 1:05pm Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than similar monkeys about 300 kilometres away, according to biologists.
LUCY CORMACK 2:42pm The crash of an Algerian passenger plane is the third fatal airline incident in a week, meaning 2014 could be the worst year for aircrash passenger fatalities in almost a decade.
Peter Hartcher, New York and James Massola 9:04am A five-nation "coalition of the grieving" is expected to supply the forces to secure the 50-square-kilometre crash site of Malaysian Airlines' downed MH17.
Yuki Hagiwara and Craig Trudell 8:01am Japan is about to raise the bar for governments subsidizing zero-emission cars, as it pledges incentives that may exceed $30,000 a vehicle for Toyota Motor Corp.'s first hydrogen-powered sedan
10:47am The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation.
Karen Kaplan 10:51am New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.
6:16am Pope Francis met privately on Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.