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Cancer Council ACT executive manager, Belinda Barnier with Freyja Christiansen, 7, who has clear cell sarcoma with HLH and was raising money at Relay for Life.
Canberra life

Walking with purpose: Relay for Life to boost cancer patient services

Numbers were up significantly for this year's Cancer Council ACT Relay for Life at the Australian Institute of Sport.

  • by Elliot Williams
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands guard at a reception area for people evacuated from the last shred of territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz.
Islamic State

US ally declares Islamic State defeated in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces have announced the end of the IS 'caliphate' that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.

Hollywood fixer Anthony Pellicano.
Crime

Private eye to the stars walks free from prison after 10 years

The case of Anthony Pellicano captivated Hollywood for years and brought down some big names.

A family surveys floodwaters in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, in Houston.
Extreme weather

US disaster victims put at risk of identity theft

The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared sensitive personal information with an outside company.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian greets local voters alongside Liberal candidate for East Hills Wendy Lindsay, right,  during a visit to the Revesby Public School on Saturday.
NSW Votes

All smiles on both sides as East Hills hangs in the balance

The south-western seat of East Hills was one of the most marginal in NSW four years ago, and with the incumbent Liberal MP retiring, it was well and truly up for grabs on Saturday.

  • by Matt Bungard
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Kellie Pownall with her children Angus and Dylan. Both have had hemispherectomies.
Healthcare

A 'brutal' life-saving surgery. But parents worry: who comes back?

When a parent agrees to hemispherectomy surgery, they do so not knowing who their child will be on the other side.

  • by Liam Mannix
Smoke rises after a strike on Baghouz, Syria, the Islamic State group's last piece of territory.
Islamic State

Women take to the front line as IS fights to the end

Islamic State has relaxed its rules on women fighting on the front line as the group mounts its final stand in Syria.

  • by Josie Ensor
Trump's tweet created confusion at the highest levels of the federal government.
Donald Trump

Confusion reigns after Trump tweet on North Korea sanctions

The move was seen as a remarkable display of dissension within the Trump administration

  • by Alan Rappeport
Mare is a dream: Hugh Bowman returns tot he mounting yard with Winx.
Updated
Winx

Winx retiring 'at her best' as sun sets on Autumn clash

There appears next to no chance of Winx's highly rated stablemate The Autumn Sun taking on the mare in her farewell to racing at Randwick next month.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Thousands attend the "March for Love" in Christchurch.
Christchurch shooting

Thousands pay tribute to Christchurch victims in 'march for love'

About 3000 people walked through Christchurch, honouring the 50 worshippers massacred a week ago.

  • by Tom Westbrook
Dylan Shiel has already left: is time slipping away for the Giants' first generation of stars to win a flag?
GWS Giants

'We can challenge for five more years': Giants bullish despite exodus

The Giants shed more elite talent last year but chief executive David Matthews and skipper Phil Davis are adamant they remain a premiership contender.

  • by Andrew Wu
Unstoppable: Houston's James Harden.
NBA

Unstoppable Harden drops 61 against Spurs

NBA superstar James Harden has matched his career-high score, including 27 points in the first quarter.

Student weaver from New Zealand Waitangi Marks at the  launch of <i>Māori Markings: Tā Moko</i> at the National Gallery of Australia.
Canberra life

An exhibition of New Zealand artwork that really makes its mark

 Māori Markings: Tā Moko at the National Gallery of Australia explores a unique aspect of the culture from across the Tasman Sea.

  • by Ron Cerabona
Police sign
Crime

Six Canberra businesses hit in overnight ram-raids

Police believe a red hatchback may have been used in the incidents, which took place in Lyneham, Mitchell and Fyshwick between 3am and 5am.

  • by Blake Foden
Generic Law courts of the ACT.
Magistrates Court ACT. Supreme Court ACT.

Photo: Jamila Toderas
Child abuse

Man refused bail over alleged 'depraved' sexual abuse of three boys

The prosecution has described the alleged sexual abuse of three boys, including the accused's stepson, as "depraved".

  • by Blake Foden
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Towering: Jarrod Witts.
Gold Coast Suns

The Gold Coast skyscraper with a bright view

New Suns co-captain might be the perfect fit as leader of a club looking to prove the doubters wrong.

  • by Peter Ryan
A woman and her child outside a displacement centre in Beira, Mozambique,
Extreme weather

Mozambique faces disease threat as aid efforts falter

Fears growing about the spread of disease and the distribution of food and water.

  • by André Catueira and Adrian Blomfield
Shaun Marsh.
ODI

Calmness replaces chaos for Aussie batsmen

Australia's formerly collapse-prone batting order is now all about composure, as typified by Shaun Marsh's dogged knock of 91 not out in Sharjah.

  • by Rob Forsaith
An alleged clandestine methamphetamine lab found by police at a Mawson home.
Drugs

Alleged meth cook refused bail after police find clandestine drug lab

Magistrate says based on information provided to the court, Luke Schneider told police he felt compelled to try and manufacture drugs because of a debt he owed.

  • by Blake Foden
Baths
Postcard

Postcard: How a 127-year-old sauna helped me survive New York winter

At New York's Russian and Turkish Baths, which have operated since 1892, you can sweat in 87 degree heat and be thrashed with oak branches. What's not to love?

  • by Matthew Knott
Tim Kelly has started 2019 in electric form.
Geelong Cats

Kelly won't be distracted: Selwood

Geelong captain Joel Selwood is adamant Tim Kelly will escape the second-year blues and not be distracted by conjecture about his future.

  • by Jon Pierik
Bang on: Australia's Ivan Vujica gets a shot away during the AFC U-23 2020 qualifiers match against Cambodia in Phnom Penh,
Socceroos

Olyroos' half-dozen destroys Cambodia

Australia's under-23 team could hardly have got off to a better start in their qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, thumping Cambodia.

  • by Michael Lynch
Mueller has been probing possible collusion in regard to Russia's interference and the Trump campaign, and whether Trump sought to obstruct justice.
Analysis
Russia probe

Mueller probe is over, but will Trump emerge vindicated or condemned?

The key findings could be released this weekend. An anxious America holds its breath. 

  • by Matthew Knott
Stephen Moore
Opinion
World markets

Wrong man for the job: Donald Trump has made a mistake with this choice

Once again, the President has shown he favours loyalty and ideology over expertise and judgement.

  • by Noah Smith
Treble: Raheem Sterling was in superb touch for England.
England

Sterling bags hat-trick as England triumph

England have made a hugely impressive start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a thrashing of a sorry Czech Republic side at Wembley.

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Pinterest has filed gfor an IPO.
World markets

'Driving desire': Pinterest files for IPO

Scrapbooking site Pinterest is joining the red-hot technology IPO market

  • by Rachel Lerman and Barbara Ortutay
Aaron Finch was happy to get another big ODI score.
ODI

Finch scores ton, Marsh fires in win over Pakistan

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh have silenced their doubters by delivering an eight-wicket ODI victory over Pakistan.

  • by Rob Forsaith
The completion of his investigation is a turning point for Donald Trump.
Analysis
Trump's White House

Robert Mueller ends the Russia investigation - now what happens?

We may not get all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months - at least not right away - but this story is far from over. Here's what to expect next.

Christian Sewing, chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank.
Pay

Deutsche Bank chief's pay doubles to $11.1m as thousands of job cuts loom

An upcoming merger could result in thousands of job cuts, but Deutsche Bank has handed its management board members their first bonuses in four years

  • by Tom Sims
coffee taste test
Review
Home tech

How does a $4000 coffee machine stack up against cheaper options?

Can coffee snobs tell the difference between an insanely expensive home coffee machine, a cafe latte and pods?

  • by Alice Clarke
Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his final report to the Attorney General.
Trump's White House

Robert Mueller delivers final report, ending Russia investigation

The completion of his investigation is a turning point for Trump, whose presidency has been dogged by an inquiry he routinely rages against on Twitter as a "witch hunt."

Wall Street had its worst day since early January as recession fears grow.
World markets

'It is freaking the stock market': Wall Street plunges as recession fears grow

Wall Street has dived after a closely watched economic measure warned that sluggish global growth could tip the United States toward recession.

  • by Thomas Heath
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, in happier times.
Trump diplomacy

Trump reverses new sanctions on N Korea that US imposed on Thursday

The President's tweet took US Treasury officials by surprise on Friday as they had only announced sanctions the day before.

  • by Deb Riechmann
Phill Dunlop of Carterton with his competition semi-automatic rifle at Gladstone Rifle Range.
Christchurch shooting

Sport shooters' passion would be extinguished by NZ assault rifle ban

While there has been widespread support for the recently-announced ban on military-style firearm ownership, for some the move will destroy their beloved sport.

  • by Piers Fuller
Special counsel Robert Mueller has kept a tight lid on the Russia probe.
Russia probe

Turn in your smartphones: How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe

In a city known for its leaks, Mueller pulled off a rare feat. He has kept a tight lid on both his office and the evidence he was amassing in his highly sensitive investigation.

  • by Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne
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Peter Helliar: “I've always thought comedy should be a reflection of what the comedian is doing."
Canberra life

Peter Helliar pulls on his big boy pants and comes to Canberra

When one of Australia's favourite comedians decided to have a vasectomy, it led to a new show.

  • by Karen Hardy
Jeff, left, and Todd take Helga and the goats for a family walk.
Canberra life

Who hasn't wanted to live Maggie Beer's life? These city slickers did

When Todd Alexander and his partner Jeff decided to toss in the corporate life and buy a vineyard in the Hunter Valley, they had no idea what was in store.

  • by Karen Hardy
Site of the former Orroral Valley Tracking Station under the Milky Way.
Canberra life

Namadgi plays starring role in heritage festival

Discover Namadgi National Park with a guided walk, night photography lessons or artistic workshops, all while learning about its role in space exploration.

  • by Tim the Yowie Man
Bill Shorten has been forced into an awkward position with the unions on industry super.
Rest

Labor plan to crack down on industry super executive pay

A scandal engulfing industry super funds over excessive pay could prompt a split with Labor after the opposition Leader Bill Shorten called for greater transparency on executive bonuses.

  • by Dana McCauley, Adam Carey and Stephen Miles
A new Cold War: Professor Yasuhiro Matsuda speaking at the Monash University Law Chambers.
Techno-nationalism

New 'Cold war' could claim Chinese students, says Japanese lecturer

The tussle between China and the US over Huawei is the start of a rivalry that will reshape the world, a security expert says.

  • by Chris Zappone
Send your opinions to letters.editor@canberratimes.com.au
Opinion
Letters

Students deserve better from school system

I suggest the government puts the facts on the table. That should help to improve education standards.

  • by Letters to the editor
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has rejected 'conspiracy theories' about the controversial Dickson land swap.
Planning and development

Andrew Barr rejects theories he was involved in Dickson land swap

Andrew Barr has rejected any conspiracy theories he was directly involved in the government's controversial Dickson land swap deal with the Tradies Club.

  • by Daniel Burdon
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Opinion
Editorial

We need a national approach on euthanasia

A uniform national policy which gives equal rights to all is preferable to a piecemeal approach which may deliver significant variations between jurisdictions.

  • by The Canberra Times
The "1-in-a-1000" federal police sniffer dog Chase, and his handler, leading senior constable Simon Aldridge.
Crime

The remarkable story of Chase, the AFP's truly wonder dog

One of the stars of the Majura federal police kennels is a cross-breed called Chase, who was found emaciated and alone at the Cotter.

  • by Peter Brewer
Artist April Pine with 'Roo Watch', her sculpture installed at the Downer shops on Friday.
Canberra life

$25,000 kangaroo sculpture brings Downer revamp full circle: residents

The sculpture, by Western Australian artist April Pine, is a contemporary take on the one that was stolen from the former Downer Primary School in 2013.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
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Deputy director general at Canberra Hospital Chris Bone, pictured last year.
Health

Another health boss quits amid executive shakeup

Chief operating officer at Canberra Health Services Chris Bone has resigned amid shake up of Canberra Hospital's executive structure.

  • by Daniella White
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Marvel

The gifted Australians behind some of Captain Marvel's biggest moments

Australian firms have forged a great reputation for world-class visual effects. But despite the quality of the work, the industry remains on fragile ground.

  • by Karl Quinn
ACT AMA president Antonio Di Dio at his Yarralumla surgery.
Health

'Incredibly proud': Canberra GP's new role a hard fought political win

Canberra GP Antonio Di Dio will represent the AMA on the panel of clinicians to review government refusal to transfer refugees in offshore detention to Australia for treatment.

  • by Daniella White
Glamping is coming to Tidbinbilla.
Canberra life

Glamping is coming to Tidbinbilla

It's being billed as the "ultimate sleepover".

  • by Megan Doherty
Illustration: Matt Davidson
Opinion
Interest rates

Have you claimed your Kenneth Hayne mortgage discount yet?

More borrowers are using the spotlight of the royal commission to demand better deals from their lenders.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Opinion
Immigration

Australia's population on the road to hell

Australia is but a small example of the global population problem. We must do whatever we can to control the exponential growth in population before it controls us.

  • by Crispin Hull
Michelle Wolf debuts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year.
Melbourne Comedy Festival

Why Michelle Wolf stopped joking about Donald Trump

The controversial comic has been lauded for ‘destroying’ the President – and that’s the problem.

  • by Michael Lallo
ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association president Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope, left, and ANU student association disability officer Madhumitha Janagaraja are among more than 1000 students calling for the ANU bus service to be saved in the new bus network.
Public transport

More than 1100 people call on government to keep university bus route

More than 1100 people have signed a petition calling on the ACT government to keep a bus that services the ANU, Bruce CIT and Calvary hospital amid access fears

  • by Jasper Lindell
Craig Glover was promised $3000 to go towards saving children with rare cancers like Annabelle Potts if he participated in this year's half marathon.
Running

Canberra man's half marathon motivation runs deep

Craig Glover is running the Canberra half marathon in memory of Annabelle Potts to raise money for research into rare cancers.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Rechelle Mansour stars in Life: The Show.
Canberra life

Life: The Show comes to the Spiegeltent: you have been warned

Should we start to worry that this year’s headline act Life: The Show comes with a word of warning?

  • by Karen Hardy
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One of the scenes of "The Tragedy of Henry Dunkley" being shot.
Crime

An amazing tale of murder, lust and betrayal

And maybe a ghost in the new movie about a fatal love triangle in Gunning.

  • by Steve Evans
Frank Hurley, <i>Study of a local tribesman, Middle East, between 1939 and 1945</i>(detail)
Canberra life

Capital life March 23 2019

Art news and events in Canberra.

  • by Ron Cerabona
John Setka at the ALP National Conference in December.
Political Leadership

Labor's industrial muscle man John Setka is 'Here to stay'. Or is he?

The head of the militant construction union is digging in, to the discomfort of some in both Labor and the union movement.

  • by Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar