PS: America's Cup too rich for Hamilton Island owner Bob Oatley

Andrew Hornery Even for a billionaire, coughing up $150million to compete in the America's Cup proved a little too rich for Hamilton Island owner Bob Oatley.

Hamilton Darroch's Suntrap visually dramatic and powerful

Peter Haynes Hamilton Darroch. Suntrap

'Just another day at work': Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo posted photo days before death

Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo.

Megan Levy Just three days ago, Corporal Nathan Cirillo posted a photograph on social media of himself dressed in military regalia smiling beside a fellow soldier.

Vladimir Putin orders Russian pull back from border with Ukraine

Vladimir Soldatkin President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

Hurricane Gonzalo threatens Bermuda with winds up to 215 km/h

A NASA image of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Sam Strangeways Hurricane Gonzalo barrelled toward Bermuda on Friday, expected to bring damaging winds and dangerous storm surge as one of the strongest storms to threaten the Atlantic island, forecasters said.

Gallipoli relics at London's Imperial War Museum show Australian soldiers' humour and courage

A child looks at a projected stills image of WWI soldiers. The First World War Galleries tell the story of the war and feature over 1,300 objects from diaries and personal mementos through to weapons, posters and film.

Nick Miller London: In a corner of a foreign museum there's a 99-year-old army biscuit, tough as nails, a survivor of the conflict that helped forge Australia.

Rolf Harris guilty: The victims of the 12 counts of indecent assault

Rolf Harris in the TV show <i>Star Games</i>, shot in Cambridge in 1978.

Nick Miller The damning testimonies of the four complainants, as well as the numerous witnesses that testified against the Australian entertainer in court.

Rolf Harris: Court told of darker side


Nick Miller, Europe Correspondent Rolf Harris was a ''Jekyll and Hyde'' character, whose immense talent and public generosity to children and animals hid a darker side - he was sexually attracted to young girls, a court has been told.

Grandson of Everest pilot to row Indian Ocean

Patrick Sawer New family adventure as Douglas-Hamilton prepares to row from Geraldton to Durban.

Rolf Harris trial: prosecution due to end its case

Nick Miller The prosecution was due to wrap up its case against Rolf Harris overnight, with a story which it claims shows him again taking advantage of his celebrity status to molest a young girl.

Rolf Harris accused of groping Newcastle teenager and 'rubbing against' her mother

Rolf Harris

Nick Miller A keen artistic Newcastle teenager went up to shake Rolf Harris’s hand, but instead he groped her breast and her bottom, a court has heard.

NZ joke party gets thousands for broadcast

A native Bolivian girl leads her llama as she walks on the Isla del Sol  Island of the Sun  on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, June 21, 2009. Picture taken June 21, 2009. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers  SPECIAL 1

A joke party whose policies include free ice cream, llamas for poor children and independence from Hamilton is getting thousands of dollars of funding from New Zealand taxpayers.

Edward Snowden: How cheap software helped him steal secrets

Edward Snowden: Gained access to high-classified documents using a web crawler.

David Sanger United States intelligence officials say they have determined that Edward Snowden gained access to a huge trove of the country's most highly classified documents using inexpensive and widely...

Religion Editor

Pope Francis lays down his blueprint for reformed church

Pope Francis has called for the Vatican to share its power.

Barney Zwartz Pope calls for more inclusive church to fight poverty and inequality.

Australian tourist missing in NZ

Alarm ambulance Emergency flashing light police red warn warning siren sirens

An Australian tourist is missing in New Zealand.

What happened to Malaysia Airlines jet?

Mystery: The Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared mid-flight has still not been located.

The most dangerous parts of a flight are take-off and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.

Missing Malaysian Airlines plane: How can a jet just disappear? It's not hard

A man looks out from a viewing gallery as a Malaysia Airlines aircraft sits on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

Eileen Ng, Kristen Gelineau and Scott Mayerowitz In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew for more than one hour after vanishing from radar: official

A member of the military personnel looks out of a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 transport plane during the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over the South China Sea.

Lindsay Murdoch The missing Malaysian Airlines plane flew for one hour and 10 minutes after Malaysian aviation authorities saw it vanish from radar over the South China Sea and travelled hundreds of kilometres off...

LAX shooting: 'bullied' gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia raised suspicion with text messages

Paul Ciancia

Michael Idato Hundreds of Los Angeles International Airport staff have today begun the almost impossible task of re-scheduling some of the more than 1550 flights and 160,000 passengers affected by yesterday's...

Angela Merkel's US phone frustration may complicate US-German ties

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Nick O'Malley Allegations that American intelligence tapped German chancellor Angela Merkel mobile phone have fuelled international frustration with the Obama administration and complicated key trade negotiations...