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World 22 Mar 2019 | 3:03 PM

Australian state election will be trial run for PM's federal contest in May

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal Party faces a tight election contest in Australia's largest state on Saturday, polls suggest, as a strong economy and a troubled opposition may not surmount voter anger over the removal of his predecessor.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 4:46 PM

Mosque shooting erodes New Zealand reputation for safety, tolerance

(Reuters) - A deadly mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand during Friday prayers has horrified residents of the South Pacific nation known for its low levels of gun violence and a reputation for tolerance and safety.

Nation 28 Feb 2019 | 12:08 AM

Tian Chua appointed as special adviser to Works Minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Chua Tian Chang or better known as Tian Chua has been appointed as special adviser to Works Minister Baru Bian effective March 1.

Wellness 21 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

Vaping and smoking damages the lungs equally

A study finds that smoking cigarettes, vaping with e-cigarettes and using the new heat-not-burn device all cause the same damage to lung cells.

Athletics 18 Feb 2019 | 10:26 PM

Athletics: Semenya accuses IAAF of breach of regulations at CAS hearing

(Reuters) - Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing on Monday where she is fighting for her athletics future.

World 14 Feb 2019 | 4:29 AM

Australia to reopen Christmas Island detention centre after defeat on refugee policy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will reopen a controversial detention centre for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday after an embarrassing defeat in parliament that allows migrants in offshore camps to receive medical care in the country.

World 08 Feb 2019 | 10:07 AM

Australia probes attempted hacking of national parliament

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities are investigating an attempt to hack into the national parliament's computer network, two senior lawmakers said on Friday, but there was no evidence yet that any data had been accessed or stolen.

Business 04 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

An upheaval is coming for Australian banks

SYDNEY: Australia’s scandal-plagued banks are set for their biggest upheaval in decades as a wide-ranging inquiry into misconduct recommends how the nation’s financial industry should atone for wrongdoings.

Nation 17 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Companies come up with healthier roti canai

PETALING JAYA: Tucking into a plate of roti canai with some curry on the side has been a staple for Malaysians since the flatbread came to this nation decades ago from South India.

Property 12 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Not in my back yard to Yes in my back yard

SIXTY years ago, while I was studying in the University of Sydney, I read an article in the press of a lady living at Redfern, a suburb just after Central Station, complaining about a proposed high-rise development opposite her terrace house.