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Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes the sweat from his face during his third round match against United States' Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Federer chides Kyrgios for wasting his talent

Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes the sweat from his face during his third round match against United States' Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Having outlasted most of his contemporaries, Roger Federer is now in the business of educating the next generation.

  • by Simon Briggs

'We must put down our armour': Trump offers plan to end shutdown

US President Donald Trump said he was willing to extend temporary protections for undocumented immigrants in exchange for a border wall.

US President Donald Trump struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his White House address but earned a frosty reception from leading Democrats.

  • by Matthew Knott

'A bad excuse': Drivers challenge reason for high petrol prices

Jay Dryden and Jane Penders live and work in Canberra but spend weekends on a property  they own in Gunning. They always fill up in Gunning because petrol is much cheaper than in Canberra.

Is a lack of competition really the main reason for Canberra's high petrol prices when Gunning - with one petrol station - gets it much cheaper?

  • by Blake Foden

Cables 'entirely appropriate', no more bus network delays, says govt

Scaffolding installed under a bridge on Flemington Road, where two sets of cable trunking – enclosures used to protect electrical cables – have been installed.

ACT government responds to concerns about light rail cables under a bridge and says the project is not expected to further delay its new bus network.

  • by Blake Foden

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Paul Coombes was told he would have to offer more to get the rental property he wanted.

'I was angry': Paul made an offer on a rental, then got a 'frustrating' call from the agent

In a tough rental market, people are increasingly having to ask themselves: how much higher are they willing to go?

  • by Emily Chantiri
The Aussie throngs wear thongs, but not to your citizenship ceremony, please.

Nothing says ‘Straya’ like a PM-dictated dress code

This is stuntery most desperate, made even worse by Morrison’s attempts to brand himself as an ordinary bloke, a so-called “quiet Australian”.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Federal cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer posses for a photo with her family after announcing she would not recontest the next election

When juggling parenthood and politics takes its toll

Taken at face value, Kelly O’Dwyer’s candid explanation underpins the harsh reality of modern politics.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
'With the greatest respect': why Americans don't get Brits and Aussies

'With the greatest respect': why Americans don't get Brits and Aussies

The results of a credible poll found half of Americans wouldn't be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an idiot.

  • by Gary Nunn
A male gang-gang cockatoo nestling pokes its head out of a burrow.

Canberrans urged to protect gang-gangs from threatening disease

There are three steps residents can take to protect the iconic birds from a "really horrible" disease.

  • by Blake Foden
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Politics

Kelly O'Dwyer announces her departure form politics.

The women likely to replace O'Dwyer after shock exit

A wide field of candidates will compete to replace Kelly O'Dwyer in the  Liberal seat of Higgins.

  • by Michael Koziol

World

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Australia to become self sufficient in engineered timber by 2020

Australia to become self sufficient in engineered timber by 2020

This sustainable and beautiful building material has largely been sourced from Europe, but get ready for a local revolution.

  • by Jenny Brown
The big lesson that can be learned from the Opal Tower saga

The big lesson that can be learned from the Opal Tower saga

The ongoing controversy has helped to expose the deep cracks in Australia’s approach to building apartments.

  • by Laura Crommelin, Bill Randolph, Hazel Easthope, Martin Loosemore
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Entertainment

Cassette tapes are making a significant comeback.

Demand for cassettes surges as music fans hit rewind

It may seem ludicrous in the age of unbridled streaming, but cassette tapes are having a moment.

  • by Robert Moran
Margot Robbie at the premiere of Mary Queen of Scots in London in December.

Margot Robbie wants people to stop asking about her baby plans

Her comments come in the same week that Sylvia Jeffreys and Miley Cyrus both took to social media to deny speculation that they were pregnant.

  • by Amy Croffey

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'Fiver parties': the brilliant kids' birthday party trend parents love

No trekking around the shops, no wasteful wrapping - simply open your wallet and pop a five dollar note inside a card. 

  • by Suzanne Catchpole
Get your swim on.

Short order: 16 ways to stay cool this summer

Good design and multi-purpose need has created a new breed of boardies.

  • by Benjamen Judd

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Sport

Staunch: Ex-Matilda and current Canberra United coach Heather Garriock is a strong supporter of the deposed Stajcic.

Axed Matildas coach 'put Australia on the map'

Heather Garriock, a former Matilda and current W-League coach, has given a ringing endorsement of sacked Australian coach Alen Stajcic.

  • by Ed Jackson
My bad: Aaron Finch says he didn't do enough with the bat to support Australia's improved ODI top order.

Aussie captain labels himself 'weak link' in ODI series defeat

Aaron Finch is backing himself to break out of his batting funk, but even he admits only 'time will tell' if he can overcome his worrying slump.

  • by Michael Ramsey

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