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The S&P/ASX 200 climbed 23 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6285 on Friday for a 0.3 per cent advance over the week.

ASX notches up a positive week as Afterpay Touch rallies

Afterpay Touch was the standout in Australian trading during the week, a five-day stretch where the ASX managed an overall gain.

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Traders watching the electronic stock board at the ASX.
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Markets Live: ASX lifts as Afterpay rallies again, banks climb

Afterpay Touch was the standout in Australian trading during the week, a five-day stretch where the market managed an overall gain.

  • by Sarah Turner
With an abundance of confidence, Ronke shows he is no one-game wonder
Sydney Swans

With an abundance of confidence, Ronke shows he is no one-game wonder

Despite many setbacks, Ben Ronke has never doubted his ability but do not confuse his self-confidence with arrogance.

  • by Andrew Wu
Tabcorp folds on UK gaming venture with News Corp
Gaming & wagering

Tabcorp folds on UK gaming venture with News Corp

Australian gaming giant Tabcorp will pay $71 million to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to shut down the gambling site Sun Bets.

  • by Nick Toscano
From Cairns to Canberra and beyond: Wigness chases his NBA dream
NBA

From Cairns to Canberra and beyond: Wigness chases his NBA dream

At 16, Tamuri Wigness knows the NBA is so close, yet so far away.

  • by Roy Ward
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Walter Burley Griffin Society hosts 8th Marion Mahony Griffin lecture
Canberra life

Walter Burley Griffin Society hosts 8th Marion Mahony Griffin lecture

This year’s lecture will reveal Marion "the American woman who changed Australian history''.

Canterbury in the doghouse with NRL over striped jersey
Bulldogs

Canterbury in the doghouse with NRL over striped jersey

The jerseys the Bulldogs were supposed to wear against the Eels on Thursday night were at the dry cleaners, leading to a clash of strips at ANZ Stadium.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Sorry, Elon and Kylie. We're waking up.
Opinion

Sorry, Elon and Kylie. We're waking up.

Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was built in no small part on his supposed achievements as a real estate magnate.

  • by Christine Emba
Higher life insurance premiums 'likely' under government reforms: APRA
Life insurance

Higher life insurance premiums 'likely' under government reforms: APRA

A plan to end automatic life insurance within superannuation for young people and those with low balances will probably raise premiums, regulator says.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Brumbies season review: The surprise stats that show it wasn't all bad
Brumbies

Brumbies season review: The surprise stats that show it wasn't all bad

The highlights, the lowlights, the standouts and the airport meeting that could trigger a Brumbies rugby revival. But should they be smiling or crying?

  • by Chris Dutton
Carnoustie harks back to age ruled by monster courses, not monster drives
British Open

Carnoustie harks back to age ruled by monster courses, not monster drives

The late Peter Thomson had a golfer’s eye for impending catastrophe. Catastrophe is what a British Open at Carnoustie is all about.

  • by Malcolm Knox
Russia launches threats against Australia based on embarrassing mistake
Russia

Russia launches threats against Australia based on embarrassing mistake

Moscow has launched an extraordinary series of threats against Australia based on non-existent investigation of Russia Today.

  • by David Wroe
Bank bosses face royal commission grilling
Banking royal commission

Bank bosses face royal commission grilling

The chief executives of the country's biggest banks are expected to be called to give evidence at the royal commission in November. 

  • by Sarah Danckert
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FIFA World Cup

Cahill rules out A-League return

The Socceroos veteran has called time on his international career, but says living in the USA and playing in Australia would not be viable.

Murdoch caps long career by laughing all the way to the bank
Media & marketing

Murdoch caps long career by laughing all the way to the bank

Rupert Murdoch had one more blockbuster deal in him. And it might be the grizzled veteran's sweetest yet.

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Failure to extradite terrorist Neil Prakash is political
Terrorism

Failure to extradite terrorist Neil Prakash is political

Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull are 'disappointed,' but Peter Dutton says Prakash should 'rot in jail'.

  • by Michael Bachelard & Farid Y. Farid
Trump invites Putin to US for second meeting, stunning security boss
Vladimir Putin

Trump invites Putin to US for second meeting, stunning security boss

News of the planned meeting came just three days after Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki sent the US political establishment into meltdown.

  • by Matthew Knott
West Coast Eagle Ryan served punishment for early-morning car crash: Simpson
West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagle Ryan served punishment for early-morning car crash: Simpson

Police are still investigating the incident that saw Ryan crash into a tree in the early hours of July 2.

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Titans secure Hipgrave for two more years
Titans

Titans secure Hipgrave for two more years

Gold Coast team fended off interest from several NRL rivals to secure firebrand forward for a further two seasons.

Bronte Campbell wants an Indian summer in her injury-ravaged career
Olympics

Bronte Campbell wants an Indian summer in her injury-ravaged career

After Commonwealth gold, the sprint champion went on a journey of self-discovery in India. But getting away from the pool proved harder than she thought.

  • by Phil Lutton
Kalindi Commerford excited for first Hockey World Cup

Kalindi Commerford excited for first Hockey World Cup

Kalindi Commerford will play in her first Hockey World Cup when the tournament kicks off on the 21st of July in London.

  • by Michael Djordjieski
Sylvie and dad Jonny Pasvolsky after a surf North end, Bondi Beach. There is currently talk from Waverley council making all surf crafts with fins ONLY usable in the South end. This would include nippers, soft boards, surf skies, stand up paddle boards, paddle boards etc. 17th July 2018 Photo by Louise Kennerley smh
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Fairfax photos of the week - July 19, 2018

A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending July 19, 2018.

Canberra's Darby Whiteley eyeing W-League despite move abroad

Canberra's Darby Whiteley eyeing W-League despite move abroad

Darby Whiteley is an 18-year-old footballer who has eyes on playing in the W-League for the future despite move abroad to America.

  • by Michael Djordjieski
Key Tour rival hopes clouds are forming over Sky teammates
Tour de France

Key Tour rival hopes clouds are forming over Sky teammates

Australian mastermind behind Sky's biggest Tour rival suspects harmony between race leader Geraint Thomas and defending champion Chris Froome could rupture.

  • by Rupert Guinness
US tourist boat capsizes, killing passengers
Accident

US tourist boat capsizes, killing passengers

At least 11 people were killed when a tourist boat capsized in Missouri as powerful thunderstorms passed through the country's Midwest.

  • by Jacey Fortin
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Zuckerberg's comments lead to uproar, change

Mark Zuckerberg's awkward attempt to explain where Facebook draws the line on misinformation, manipulation and hate speech has caused an uproar and eventual changes to the online platform.

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Eels downs Canterbury in dogged affair

The Bulldogs failed to capitalise on an early lead, as Parramatta pushed themselves closer to finishing off the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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Single-use plastic pollution

Single-use plastic straws are in the crosshairs as McDonald's announces they will be phased out across Australia by 2020.

Former UKIP politician jailed for murdering wife
UK

Former UKIP politician jailed for murdering wife

Stephen Searle had been having an argument with Anne Searle after she found out he had an affair with the partner of one of their sons.

Spain drops extradition requests for Catalan separatists
EU

Spain drops extradition requests for Catalan separatists

Spain's Supreme Court dropped its request for the extradition of six Catalan separatists, including the exiled former president of the region.

  • by Chico Harlan
1000 revellers at Splendour in the Grass have chlamydia, they just don't know it yet
Healthcare

1000 revellers at Splendour in the Grass have chlamydia, they just don't know it yet

Tens of thousands of music lovers are converging on Byron Bay this week. Hundred should know by next week whether they have chlamydia.

  • by Esther Han
'You can't have honest crooks', court told in drug debt trial
Courts

'You can't have honest crooks', court told in drug debt trial

A barrister has taken aim at the key Crown witnesses in the case of a man accused of threatening to take a man's legs off with a shotgun.

  • by Alexandra Back
Railing against corruption, Imran Khan is on the cusp of power
Imran Khan

Railing against corruption, Imran Khan is on the cusp of power

The country's woes are due to traitorous political leaders who have abandoned the people of Pakistan, the cricketer-turned-politician declares.

  • by Ben Farmer
'Delusional belief': how we think about our careers could be completely wrong
Careers

'Delusional belief': how we think about our careers could be completely wrong

Experts say we are suffering from a belief in the "career myth".

  • by Mark Abadi
Brazil's 'Dr Butt' arrested after patient death: police
Tragedy

Brazil's 'Dr Butt' arrested after patient death: police

A plastic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" or "Dr Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.

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Roughead's intentions unknown but Clarkson expects him to play on
Hawthorn

Roughead's intentions unknown but Clarkson expects him to play on

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson expects skipper Jarryd Roughead to see out his contract despite his below-par form this season.

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MP 'horrified' by bullying allegations

Federal Labor backbencher Emma Husar says she is "horrified" to learn the New South Wales ALP is investigating allegations of bullying and misconduct levelled at her by former staff.

Coles attacked over plastic toy giveaways after plastic bag ban
Retail

Coles attacked over plastic toy giveaways after plastic bag ban

Clean Up Australia says Coles is squandering consumer goodwill from its bag ban and the promotion sends a mixed message about where it stands on limiting plastic waste.

  • by Tracey Ferrier
Labor leader Bill Shorten's seat switch is off
Breaking
Bill Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten's seat switch is off

Opposition Leader is staying in Maribyrnong, party members told.

  • by Noel Towell

Princely sum: how Geoff Grimish bought a horse off The Queen

Geoff Grimish didn't know how to buy horses from the Queen, but he thought he had a solid negotiating tactic. Well, at least he thought he did.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Cahill says he has no beef with Bert over World Cup snubbing
Tim Cahill

Cahill says he has no beef with Bert over World Cup snubbing

While many fans and pundits were flabbergasted at Cahill's lack of game time in Russia, the man himself said he put his country first.

  • by Matt Bungard
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Dow snaps five-day winning streak

Wall Street fell on Thursday amid weak earnings reports, intensifying trade jitters, and Trump's comment about interest rates.

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Shocking 999 call of man who murdered wife

A former UKIP councillor's shocking phone call to emergency services, and was later found guilty of murdering his wife in Suffolk, UK. Vision courtesy: Suffolk Constabulary

After retirement 'whirlwind', Bathurst is on Lowndes' mind
Craig Lowndes

After retirement 'whirlwind', Bathurst is on Lowndes' mind

Ipswich may be in Craig Lowndes' sights but Bathurst is on his mind.

Tiger plays down fitness concerns, encouraged by Open start
Tiger Woods

Tiger plays down fitness concerns, encouraged by Open start

Tiger Woods has dismissed concerns over his stiff neck and expressed disappointment at letting a good start slip in the first round of the Open at Carnoustie.

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ACCC moves on Aurizon, Pacific National

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims announces the competition watchdog is taking rail operators Aurizon and Pacific National to court for alleged anti-competitive conduct.

Defence to expand 'flexible desking', open outer suburb offices in overhaul
Public service

Defence to expand 'flexible desking', open outer suburb offices in overhaul

The department's officials will see a radical change to their workplaces in Canberra.

  • by Doug Dingwall
India's summer heat could soon be unbearable. Literally.
Global warming

India's summer heat could soon be unbearable. Literally.

If global greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, scientists say, heat in India could reach a level the human body can't tolerate.

  • by Somini Sengupta
Uncertainty over future grand final timing weighs on AFL: McLachlan
AFL Grand Final

Uncertainty over future grand final timing weighs on AFL: McLachlan

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has flagged the possibility of a twilight or night grand final for 2019.

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Yosemite's 'firefall': capturing the amazing sight

The optical illusion at Horsetail Fall in California that's a challenge to capture.

Bill Shorten says he knew nothing of bullying claims against Labor MP
ALP

Bill Shorten says he knew nothing of bullying claims against Labor MP

Bill Shorten’s office insists he knew nothing of the bullying claims against Labor MP Emma Husar, while senior frontbencher Anthony Albanese has defender her as “a terrific person to deal with”.

  • by David Wroe
Concussed Andrews set to return for Lions next week
Brisbane Lions

Concussed Andrews set to return for Lions next week

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has backed Harris Andrews to renew his charge towards All-Australian selection when he makes his return next week.

US government to alert public to foreign meddling operations
USA

US government to alert public to foreign meddling operations

US Justice Department plans to alert the public to foreign operations targeting US democracy under a new policy designed to counter disinformation campaigns.

  • by Ellen Nakashima
Premature baby penguin saved after parents broke her egg
Animals

Premature baby penguin saved after parents broke her egg

The chick spent weeks cuddling with a soft toy penguin and was fed what the zoo called "penguin milkshake": blended fish, vitamins and minerals.

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Court awards McCullough estate to husband

Acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough left her entire estate to her husband Ric Robinson, the NSW Supreme Court has ruled.

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Fijian solider accused of raping colleague pleads not guilty
Courts

Fijian solider accused of raping colleague pleads not guilty

The man allegedly raped his sleeping colleague in her room at Duntroon earlier this year.

  • by Alexandra Back
Why Donald Trump will survive his most 'serious mistake'
Donald Trump

Why Donald Trump will survive his most 'serious mistake'

It seemed like one of the biggest crises of Donald Trump's presidency. Just days later a familiar pattern began falling into place.

  • by Matthew Knott
Government's new plan to make Haig Park 'safer and more enjoyable'
Planning and development

Government's new plan to make Haig Park 'safer and more enjoyable'

The Haig Park Plan would see changes to the park made in three stages.

  • by Han Nguyen
Israeli law declares country the ‘nation-state of the Jewish people’
Israel

Israeli law declares country the ‘nation-state of the Jewish people’

Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his country's existence as the "nation-state of the Jewish people".

  • by David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner
Colleen McCullough left entire estate to husband, Supreme Court rules
Courts

Colleen McCullough left entire estate to husband, Supreme Court rules

Australian author Colleen McCullough left her entire estate to her husband Ric Robinson, the Supreme Court has ruled at the end of a costly and bitter dispute.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Mozart opera is given a hipster makeover
Canberra life

Mozart opera is given a hipster makeover

Canberra Opera's production of Cosi fan tutte is set in present--day Braddon as part of an attempt to make it relevant to a modern audience.

Olympic figure skater stabbed to death in car mirror theft
Crime

Olympic figure skater stabbed to death in car mirror theft

Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has been killed with prosecutors in Kazakhstan saying they are treating the case as murder.

The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.

Papua New Guinea gas project signs supply deal with PetroChina
Energy

Papua New Guinea gas project signs supply deal with PetroChina

The three-year deal is for the supply of about 0.45 million tonnes of LNG a year to PetroChina International.

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law
Israel

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

The bill, backed by the right-wing government, passed after months of political argument and some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up their papers after the vote.

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The Australian dollar was tumbling - then Donald Trump stepped in
Currencies

The Australian dollar was tumbling - then Donald Trump stepped in

Wild swings for the Aussie dollar, capped off with some help from Donald Trump.

  • by David Scutt
Bulldog Webb fractures his neck
Western Bulldogs

Bulldog Webb fractures his neck

Young Bulldogs player Lukas Webb fractured his neck in a game last week and will be in a neck brace for an extended period.

  • by Michael Gleeson
In Paris, the more things change, the more they stay the same
Good Weekend

In Paris, the more things change, the more they stay the same

A visitor returns to his favourite spots in Paris after almost 40 years with the same camera but is much wiser about who he photographs.

  • by Alan Attwood
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US intel chief surprised by Trump's Putin invite

News of the Putin invitation to the White House appeared to catch the president's top intelligence official by surprise.

Illustration: Matt Golding
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The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

Illustrations by the artist from The Age.

'Despicable': Harvey Weinstein claims he had a 'bargain' with Ashley Judd
Courts

'Despicable': Harvey Weinstein claims he had a 'bargain' with Ashley Judd

Weinstein's allegations mark a bold legal strategy for the disgraced former movie executive.

Jim Pavlidis cartoon of Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Letters page, Friday July 20, 2018
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Best of Fairfax cartoons July 20, 2018

Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.

Teammates shocked by Lewis NRL retirement
Sharks

Teammates shocked by Lewis NRL retirement

Luke Lewis broke the news of his impending retirement to Cronulla teammates in his own understated style during a video session.

  • by Scott Bailey
Pay vows to stick solid with Dogs halves
Bulldogs

Pay vows to stick solid with Dogs halves

Canterbury coach Dean Pay has vowed to stick with young halves Lachlan Lewis and Jeremy Marshall-King despite the pair misfiring in their loss to Parramatta.

  • by Steve Zemek
Trump criticises Federal Reserve, breaking long-standing practice
Interest rates

Trump criticises Federal Reserve, breaking long-standing practice

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he's "not thrilled" the US central bank is continuing to raise interest rates.

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Eels' Brown reclaims NRL ironman status
Eels

Eels' Brown reclaims NRL ironman status

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has revealed he laid down the challenge to Nathan Brown before his enforcer turned in a blockbusting performance.

  • by Steve Zemek

The latest illustrations from artist Simon Letch

Gallery of illustrations by Sydney Morning Herald artist, Simon Letch.

Sterling concern over new Man City contract
EPL

Sterling concern over new Man City contract

Raheem Sterling fears his chances of earning a new deal at Manchester City have receded.

  • by Steve Brenner
Asbestos fears after steam-pipe explosion under Fifth Avenue, New York
USA

Asbestos fears after steam-pipe explosion under Fifth Avenue, New York

Five people, including three civilians, suffered minor injuries from the blast on 21st Street which left a crater roughly six by 4.5 metres.

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Days after summit, Russia shows Putin's 'super weapons'

Russia showed off a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.

'Mind is the wildcard': inside the soul of Bali's first ultramarathon
Running

'Mind is the wildcard': inside the soul of Bali's first ultramarathon

“I just want to be good at something. That was my thought process. I just started crying, I don’t know why, I just wanted to be good at something."

  • by David Allan-Petale
Dare to dream: Battery manufacturing in WA can be a reality
Mining

Dare to dream: Battery manufacturing in WA can be a reality

WA’s chief scientist said the manufacture of batteries in WA could happen.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Spotify says artists can't buy their way onto their top playlists
Innovation

Spotify says artists can't buy their way onto their top playlists

The move is set to affect how tens of thousands of artists reach their fans

Ricciardo braced for German grid penalties
Formula 1

Ricciardo braced for German grid penalties

Daniel Ricciardo believes he can still shine at the German Grand Prix despite likely grid penalties.

  • by Alan Baldwin
Mercedes lock in Hamilton with $70m-a-year deal
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes lock in Hamilton with $70m-a-year deal

Lewis Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season, the team have announced.

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Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for two players
NBA

Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for two players

Carmelo Anthony is apparently one and done in Oklahoma City.

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French President's aide caught hitting May Day protester

Emmanuel Macron is under fire after his office suspended one of his aides who was caught on camera striking a May Day protester, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.

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New York explosion caused by steam

Buildings along several blocks of Fifth Avenue in New York were evacuated after a high-pressure steam leak.

Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson for world record fee
EPL

Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson for world record fee

Liverpool signed Brazil international Alisson from AS Roma on Thursday, smashing the world record for a goalkeeper.

  • by Hardik Vyas
Trump morphs into Putin on Time magazine's cover photo
Donald Trump

Trump morphs into Putin on Time magazine's cover photo

A photo illustration blending portraits of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is Time magazine's latest provocative cover image.

Maker hits out at three-match brawl ban
Updated

Maker hits out at three-match brawl ban

Thon Maker disagrees with the three-match ban handed down by FIBA for his role in the basket-brawl against the Philippines.

Skye farm selling for $35m
Commercial real estate

Skye farm selling for $35m

A farm controlled by the renowned Marriott gardening family has been sold by associated interests, to a developer, for a speculated price of about $35 million.

  • by Marc Pallisco
Niall Williams finding balance between daughters and rugby
New Zealand rugby

Niall Williams finding balance between daughters and rugby

When Niall Williams, the sister of Sonny Bill, runs onto AT&T Park on Saturday morning, she'll be doing so under the watchful eye of her two daughters.

8@eight: Markets get nervy, ASX set for negative start
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8@eight

8@eight: Markets get nervy, ASX set for negative start

What happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX.

  • by Kyle Rodda
Gruelling start: Australian trio chasing at the British Open
British Open

Gruelling start: Australian trio chasing at the British Open

Former world No.1s Jason Day and Adam Scott and Cameron Davis head Australia's British Open challenge after a gruelling first round at Carnoustie.

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Turkey stuns Australia, rejects extradition of terrorist Neil Prakash
Islamic State

Turkey stuns Australia, rejects extradition of terrorist Neil Prakash

Julie Bishop has expressed disappointment at a Turkish court's decision to reject the extradition of Australia's most prominent terrorist Neil Prakash.

  • by Farid Y Farid
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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.

Trump invited Putin to Washington for summit: White House
Breaking
Russia

Trump invited Putin to Washington for summit: White House

President Donald Trump invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the northern autumn.

Canberra Now: Solar farm pushback; and Floriade overspend
ACT government

Canberra Now: Solar farm pushback; and Floriade overspend

Plus a look into the ACT's world of competitive eating.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Australia's resource giants making hay while the sun shines
Mining

Australia's resource giants making hay while the sun shines

Mining and oil and gas producers are reaping the rewards of record productivity and rising prices.

  • by Darren Gray
France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester
France

France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester

Critics of Macron said the incident reinforced perceptions of a lofty, out-of-touch president.

  • by Simon Carraud and Matthias Blamont
Disney set to win race for Rupert Murdoch's Fox as Comcast drops out
Media & marketing

Disney set to win race for Rupert Murdoch's Fox as Comcast drops out

The road is clear for Disney to buy Fox's entertainment businesses as rival retracts bid.

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Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets

Comcast dropped its $US66 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets, but said it would still try to buy European broadcaster Sky to increase its international footprint.

Greece accuses Russia of meddling in Macedonia deal
Russia probe

Greece accuses Russia of meddling in Macedonia deal

Greece accused four Russians of trying to whip up opposition to the agreement by encouraging protests against the agreement with Macedonia.

  • by Niki Kitsantonis
Man who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died
USA

Man who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79.

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'Have a bit of decency': Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on
Tour de France

'Have a bit of decency': Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on

No sooner had ace leader Geraint Thomas won stage 12 on Wednesday, he found himself having to make an impassioned plea.

  • by Rupert Guinness
Despite summit criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting
Russia

Despite summit criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

In Moscow, Putin said "powerful" US forces were trying to sabotage the summit's achievements.

  • by Doina Chiacu
North Korea has 2.6 million 'modern slaves', new report estimates
North Korea

North Korea has 2.6 million 'modern slaves', new report estimates

Australian mining magnate and anti-slavery campaigner Andrew Forrest has published a global index of modern slavery.

  • by Adam Taylor
Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on
Tour de France

Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on

Geraint Thomas claimed his second win a row as defending champion Chris Froome faced some lingering ill-feeling from spectators.

  • by Julien Pretot
In the battle for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, Comcast blinks
Media & marketing

In the battle for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, Comcast blinks

The withdrawal leaves the path open for The Walt Disney Company to buy the 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.

Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon
Franchising

Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon

The small doughnut shop has turned down seductive offers to franchise.

  • by Tim Boyd
Illustration: Matt Golding

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.

DFO's luxury strategy leaves 'dumping ground' past behind
Retail

DFO's luxury strategy leaves 'dumping ground' past behind

"Burberry" and "bargain" aren't two words that commonly go together but it';s been a winning combination for the discount clearance centre group.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Black economy crackdown: 8 million ABN holders face fee slug
Exclusive
ATO

Black economy crackdown: 8 million ABN holders face fee slug

Up to 7.7 million individuals who hold Australian Business Numbers could be slugged with charges in a bid to rein in fraud.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Nassim Khadem
The big grapple: NRL clubs not in a New York state of mind

The big grapple: NRL clubs not in a New York state of mind

Club bosses only found out about the proposed Australia-Tonga Test in New York when they picked up the paper. And they're not happy.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
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University staff to be trained to help sexual assault victims
University

University staff to be trained to help sexual assault victims

All university staff would be trained to help sexual assault victims under new guidelines.

  • by Jordan Baker
Report me or apologise: Greg Ellis' ultimatum to the Auditor-General
ACT government

Report me or apologise: Greg Ellis' ultimatum to the Auditor-General

Plus Andrew Barr (via a spokesman) explains why the government wanted to sell the Tradies car park quickly.

  • by Katie Burgess
New exhibition showcases art and craft behind Parliament House
Art

New exhibition showcases art and craft behind Parliament House

A new exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery shines a light on the vast art and craft program that was integral to building Parliament House

  • by Sally Pryor
'Won't exactly be smooth sailing': Union strife deepens on $6.7b tunnel
Manufacturing

'Won't exactly be smooth sailing': Union strife deepens on $6.7b tunnel

The deal for workers on the West Gate Tunnel project was already causing problems now a significant supplier has union trouble.

  • by Nick Toscano
Philippines again orders deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox
Philippines

Philippines again orders deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox

Bureau of Immigration has again ordered the deportation of an Australian missionary who has challenged her expulsion for allegedly participating in political activities.

  • by Girlie Linao