24 dead in Baghdad attacks Gunmen raided a government building and battled security forces in Baghdad’s streets yesterday after a series of explosions tore through the city. The attack left at least 24 people dead and many wounded. Overnight, Agence France-Presse reported, separate attacks were launched against at least two candidates campaigning in Iraq’s…Details
Injury has forced Former US Open winner Samantha Stosur to pull out of her quarter-final match at the BNP Paribas Open against Angelique Kerber (Germany). Stosur injured her calf muscle in a win over Mona Barthel (Germany) on Wednesday. “I hurt my right calf muscle in the last game of my match against Mona Barthel…Details
You’ve probably seen them around. Dressed in their Hi-Viz vests and donning wide smiles, The Big Issue vendors are making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, every day they take to the street. The Big Issue, a not-for-profit organisation, is dedicated to helping people help themselves. Seventeen years and eight million magazines…Details
After a week of working in Bali, being stuck there for Nyepi (the Hindu Balinese equivalent of New Year) was not in my plans, but I chose to embrace the unique holiday and experience it to the fullest. Most Westerners use the Nyepi holiday as an excuse to escape the island, but I highly recommend…Details
The Australian Anti-doping Authority have urged three Manly Sea Eagles players to admit using banned substances, offering a reduced penalty for their assistance. The players face a two-year ban if found guilty of using the performance-enhancing peptide CJC-1295. ASADA has reportedly offered to reduce their bans to six months if they cooperate. The allegations flow…Details
With Australia’s first R18+ game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge being released later this month is this transition into games with more adult content beneficial to Australian society or is this another massacre waiting to happen?
– Patrick Mendoza
The Newsroom takes a closer look at a new app, created for Sydney universities, that provides incentive for good marks.
– Presented by Kristy Coulcher
– Produced by Jordan Cox
North Korea threatens nuclear strike The UN Security Council unanimously passed tougher sanctions against North Korea overnight, hours after Pyongyang threatened to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the US. The White House said the United States is “fully capable” of defending itself against any missile attack, and warned Pyongyang that its threats could only lead…Details
One could be forgiven for gaining the impression the world, from the streets of Sydney to the West Bank, is a battlefield. But the daily news can be misleading; life is really not all doom and gloom. We live in a first-world society. Students are taught how to use google before they understand what a library…Details
Two men were arrested in Sydney last night after police found a loaded gun and drugs in a car targeted by the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad. When police stopped and searched the car in Concord, a .22 calibre semi-automatic pistol and just over 17g of methylamphetamine were seized. The men, aged 39 and 34,…Details