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A map shows the 3.1 magnitude earthquake that hit over the ACT border near Sutton and the radius it was felt.

Canberra shudders through 3.1 magnitude earthquake

A map shows the 3.1 magnitude earthquake that hit over the ACT border near Sutton and the radius it was felt.

An earthquake recorded just across the ACT border near Sutton was felt widely in the capital on Friday morning.

  • by Jasper Lindell

How fake allegations landed an innocent man in jail

The man spent more than three months in a Goulburn jail on the false allegations his ex partner made about him.

The plan was to say that he had raped her.  But Canberra prosecutors told a court on Thursday that the 28-year-old woman had begun spinning  the stories she would later tell to police a month earlier.

  • by Alexandra Back

Tomic denies threatening Hewitt

Bernard Tomic has hit back at Lleyton Hewitt.

Bernard Tomic has denied threatening Lleyton Hewitt and his family, calling Australia's Davis Cup captain a "liar" after Hewitt's extraordinary allegations of physical threats and blackmail on Thursday night.

Homeless man faces court for allegedly having sex in Civic skate park


A woman passing by called police after she believed she had witnessed a man and woman having sex in the skate park during peak hour.

  • by Elliot Williams

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Casuarina Sands, circa 1965. A year later the river claimed the lives of three Canberra youths on the same day.

Beneath its cool water, a tragic history haunts Casuarina Sands

The recent drowning death at Casuarina Sands provided a stark reminder of how this inland waterway, has taken many Canberra lives through the years.

  • by Peter Brewer
Lighting strikes forced the W-League clash between Canberra United and Melbourne Victory to be abandoned

Hot and stormy: Canberra set for wild weather on Friday

Temperatures are forecast to reach 40 degrees on Friday before another storm rolls into the capital.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy & Jasper Lindell
An artist impression of Geocon's proposed Envie development

'Jewel in the crown': Geocon unveils $65 million apartment complex

"Envie" would include 90 luxury apartments, five commercial spaces and a rooftop garden.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
'I will miss her so much": seven-year-old Ellie De Landre-Line wrote books and poems and sent a video every day to make Annabelle Potts smile.

What heaven is like for Annabelle Potts, according to best friend Ellie

"She has her own herd of unicorns and is probably wearing a dress like Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'."

  • by Bree Element
A photo of Aiia Maasarwe taken at 7.56pm on the night she was killed.

Aiia's final hours: Israeli student met new friends in CBD park to learn English

In the hours before she died, Aiia Maasarwe beamed as she stood with a group of new friends.

  • by Erin Pearson, Simone Fox Koob & Rachael Dexter


Opinion & Perspectives



Former primary industries minister Katrina Hodgkinson is considering a tilt at the federal seat of Gilmore.

Nationals prepare to run against Liberals in knife-edge seat

The Nationals polled residents in the NSW south coast seat of Gilmore ahead of a potential tilt by former state MP Katrina Hodgkinson.

  • by Michael Koziol, Kylar Loussikian & Bevan Shields


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Why grown-up decor isn't as easy as social media makes it look

Why grown-up decor isn't as easy as social media makes it look

I'm aware that having a decluttered house seems to be seen as a sign of adulthood.

  • by Emily Writes
The most anticipated development in your Canberra region

The most anticipated development in your Canberra region

New developments are constantly springing up around Canberra, what's coming to your region?

  • by Lucy Bladen


Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes after listing on the NASDAQ..

'Ripper of a quarter': Atlassian joins the billion-dollar club

Software giant joins the billion-dollar annual revenue club for the first time and gives Wall Street a lesson in Australian lingo.

  • by Cara Waters

Small business



Actor Liam Neeson has suffered another family tragedy.

Liam Neeson's nephew Ronan Sexton dies, years after serious fall

Sexton's death comes almost a decade after Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died following a skiing accident.

  • by Erin Jensen
Sandra Bullock in Bird Box.

Netflix has no plans to cut Bird Box scene despite outcry

Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film Bird Box has drawn criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster.

  • by Mark Kennedy



Smarter living

Travis Strikes Again

Travis Strikes Again review: an uncanny icon returns

Suda51's curious No More Heroes spin-off is a good time, despite being occasionally unintelligible and not all that fun to play.

  • by Tim Biggs
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'Baby Shark', fatherhood and the death of my music credibility

Like so much about parenting, my gradual submission to children's music has caused me to become much lamer than I ever thought I'd allow.

  • by Chris DeVille

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Tom Banks.

Brumbies put money in the Bank to secure Tom on long-term deal

The Brumbies have received a massive boost for the Super Rugby season, re-signing one of their stars on a three-year extension.

  • by Chris Dutton
A lone spectator packs up his chair in the rain at Seiffert Oval on Thursday night.

Canberra United match abandoned due to lighting

Players were ordered off the field in the 17th minute Seiffert Oval and the game was never restarted.

  • by Eamonn Tiernan

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