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Farewell Henning Mankell: A walk though Wallanderville after the coldest wind finally swept in
A visit to Ystad, Sweden, where the late Henning Mankell set his fictional detective Kurt Wallander, proves a chilling experience.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:15:17 GMT)

MH17: How an Aussie cop received 'the train of the dead'
This wasn't going to work. Rod Anderson had been given more than 300 coffins, but the screws to seal the lids came with ornate finials. How was he going to stack them?
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:05:16 GMT)

Older and younger workers learn from each other
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:15:25 GMT)

Fans convinced Goodes to finish season
Adam Goodes wasn't intending to come back for the final weeks of the Swans' 2015 season, but was persuaded by the support of the club's fans.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:10:19 GMT)

Photos of the week
A week in photos from award-winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:55 GMT)

Savvy shopper: sweet bedroom ideas for sweet dreams
Long-lasting linen deserves to be passed down the family line.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMT)

Victory battle Reds to 0-0 A-League draw
Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory played out a goalless draw at Adelaide Oval, with the visitors having a player sent off.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:54:12 GMT)

Bendigo braces for 'hardcore' mosque rally
An anti-Islamic group is holding a rally in Bendigo against the building of a mosque, which will be met by counter protests and a large police presence.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:43:12 GMT)

Parramatta shooting: the last minutes before Farhad Jabar commits murder
Dressed in a tracksuit and alone, Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar arrived at Parramatta Mosque, kneeled on the floor and begun to pray.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT)

Happiness related to your wallet
Those earning under $35,000 are the only group of Australians that say their income is negatively affecting their personal wellbeing.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:06:12 GMT)

Thousands of girls in forced marriages
Every day close to 40,000 girls worldwide are forced into marriage when they should be in secondary school, CARE warns.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:33:11 GMT)

JT, Scott to lead Cowboys NRL trophy tour
Co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott will take North Queensland's maiden NRL premiership trophy on a tour of the region later this month.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:43:11 GMT)

VW cars could make you sick: lawyer
Volkswagen drivers resisting the call to take their cars back to the dealer need to consider more than the cars performance – they need to consider their own health, says the lawyer leading a proposed class action against the company.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:39:18 GMT)

Vic matricide accused too ill for court
A Melbourne man charged with killing his mother should be urgently returned to a secure psychiatric hospital, a magistrate says.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:23:12 GMT)

Smeltz set for more Syd FC A-League starts
Shane Smeltz is excited at the prospect of more game time at Sydney FC this A-League season.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:45:13 GMT)

Gracie accepts Reynolds' apology
Female driver Renee Gracie accepts Ford teammate David Reynolds' apology for offensive remark at Bathurst 1000.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:56:35 GMT)

PM admits he uses private email account
Malcolm Turnbull has admitted he's operated a private email account for years but says he doesn't use if for classified government information.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:56:13 GMT)

Jets' Miller ready for A-League spotlight
Scott Miller says he is prepared for his A-League coaching debut as Newcastle head across the Tasman to face Wellington.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:51:14 GMT)

Jason Day reveals father's violence
Golf star Jason Day has revealed his late father physically beat him when he was a child.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:31:13 GMT)

Marilyn Monroe: Giant of the screen comes to Bendigo Art Gallery
One of the world's most famous film stars will soon be heading to Bendigo. And she's big, really big.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:04:10 GMT)

Employment growth tipped to flatten out
The number of Australians with a job is forecast to have risen by 5,000 in September, when jobs figures are released on Thursday.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:20:16 GMT)

Pyke follows recent Crows coach script
AFL club Adelaide again have appointed a well-travelled, much-experienced assistant coach to their head coaching role.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:11:13 GMT)

Mariners unfazed by Glory A-League marquee
Central Coast are unfazed at the prospect of shutting down Perth marquee man Diego Castro, one of the biggest-name A-League recruits.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:18:11 GMT)

Bulls score victory over Vics
A backs to the wall 29-run win over Victoria has helped revive Queensland’s domestic one-day cup campaign.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:15:12 GMT)

China mulls new coal curbs that would limit emissions but dent commodity demand
China is considering aggressive new curbs on coal consumption as it accelerates efforts to transform its economy and tackle climate change.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:57:45 GMT)

Ricciardo positive despite Red Bull threat
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says the team's future in the sport will be decided by the end of October.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:57:12 GMT)

Accept our values or go, say leaders
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells people who find Australian values unpalatable: "There's a big wide world out there."
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:09:12 GMT)

Pies lash Lions' strong AFL stance on Aish
James Aish wants to play for Collingwood but Brisbane are adamant they won't trade him to the Magpies.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:49:13 GMT)

Pyke to respect Walsh's Crows legacy
Adelaide's new coach Don Pyke says he will continue the good work done by the late Phil Walsh.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:41:12 GMT)

Extremist right-wing Israeli politician to visit synagogues
Extremist right-wing Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin, who has called himself a "proud homophobe" and branded Palestinians a "gang of bandits", is speaking in Melbourne Chabad synagogues this weekend.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:01:23 GMT)

NRL introduces refereeing 'bunker' system
The NRL will introduce an NFL-style "bunker" referral system in 2016 in a bid to improve the standard of video refereeing.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:32:12 GMT)

'Demon pair made me clean friend's murder'
A man who says he was forced at gunpoint to clean up after his friend was tortured and murdered has described the accused killers as "demons".
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:59:12 GMT)

NBN complaints jump 70 per cent as consumers left waiting
Consumers are complaining about the National Broadband Network in record numbers, largely because they are being left waiting for connections and service.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:41:36 GMT)

Body of Vic man found in Darwin
The body of a 27-year-old man from Geelong has been found in Darwin but his death is not considered suspicious.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:50:15 GMT)

Macquarie shares soar
Investment bank Macquarie Group enjoyed strong demand for a capital raising launched to help fund a massive car financing business acquisition.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:01:18 GMT)

Southern Australia's heatwave smashed records as warmth starts to build again
Southern Australia smashed heat records this month even without the usual warming in the Red Centre and more hot weather is on the way, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:42:34 GMT)

Chimpanzee dies during childbirth
Monarto Zoo's 19-year-old chimpanzee Soona has died during childbirth but her infant has survived.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:25:13 GMT)

Govt appoints wind farm commissioner
The former head of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council, Andrew Dyer, will take on the newly-created role of wind farm commissioner.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:30:17 GMT)

A two-metre python wrapped around my arm? No problem!
It seemed like a good idea at the time – drive down to the Florida Everglades and learn about catching pythons. All in a morning's work.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:54:01 GMT)

Former WA premier in bid to visit Nauru
Former WA premier Carmen Lawrence is making a bid to visit Nauru to assess the treatment of asylum seekers.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:27:12 GMT)

No arrests at Parramatta mosque protests
No one was arrested during two opposing rallies outside Parramatta mosque, where a small group claimed multiculturalism had failed.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:06:12 GMT)

Funeral to be held for NSW shooting victim
A funeral for veteran police accountant Curtis Cheng who was fatally shot last Friday will be held at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on October 17.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:04:12 GMT)

Respect is two-way street: Morrison
Treasurer Scott Morrison has urged migrants to respect, not change, Australians, as Muslim leaders urge their communities against extremism.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:03:12 GMT)

Layton eyeing Diamonds goal defence role
Sharni Layton is eyeing the vacant goal defender bib in the Australian netball side to face New Zealand in this month's Constellation Cup.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:49:12 GMT)

40 Kiwis locked up on Christmas Island
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton insists the New Zealand government is not being kept in the dark about its citizens facing deportation from Australia.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:54:12 GMT)

Trust Liberals on super: Morrison
Treasurer Scott Morrison has reassured Australians they can trust the Liberal Party to stand by its values and protect superannuation savings.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:41:14 GMT)

Lending rules put brakes on home investors
As investors feel the pinch of tighter loan regulations, home loans to owner-occupiers are on the rise.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:00:16 GMT)

Warne hits back at Chappelli sledge
Shane Warne believes Ian Chappell has failed to see the bigger picture after he criticised the spin king's series featuring retired cricket stars.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:32:12 GMT)

Wallabies are World Cup favourites: Waugh
Former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh says Australia have assumed Rugby World Cup favouritism from the defending champions and top-ranked All Blacks.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:25:43 GMT)

Glencore to shed Aus jobs after output cut
Commodities giant Glencore will cut production at three zinc mines in Australia, as part of its global reduction in zinc output by a third.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:01:46 GMT)

Carfrae races triathlon after crashes
Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae is confident she can again be a factor in the Hawaiian Ironman, despite two pre-race crashes.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:51:16 GMT)

More criminals awaiting deportation
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Christmas Island detention centre is housing more criminals awaiting deportation and fewer boat people.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:20:17 GMT)

Vic sleeping pill wife-murderer jailed
A Victorian father of two has been jailed for 18 years with a minimum of 14 years for stabbing his wife to death.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:03:13 GMT)

1000 Syrians seeking to come to Australia
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says officials are assessing applications from the first of 12,000 Syrian refugees expected to come to Australia.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:10:16 GMT)

Waters tops practice at Bathurst
Ford's Cameron Waters has topped the Bathurst 1000 practice timesheets in a shot in the arm for defending champion Chaz Mostert.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:50:16 GMT)

VW to recall 100,000 cars in Australia
Volkswagen and Audi have announced a recall plan for almost 100,000 local cars affected in its global emissions-rigging scam.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:01:45 GMT)

Guilty verdict in 1983 Vic murder
A man accused of murdering a 16-year-old Victorian girl in 1983 has been found guilty.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:34:12 GMT)

Caltex chairman to step down in Dec
Current chairman Elizabeth Bryan will step down in December and will be replaced by Greig Gailey.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:32:12 GMT)

Vic man murdered dancer in jealous rage
A Melbourne man due to stand trial for murder has admitted killing his partner.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:14:12 GMT)

Need for better dialogue: Grand Mufti
The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, says a small number of Muslims have chosen the path of violent extremism.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:16 GMT)

Farquharson's ex to get killer's money
The mother of three boys who were murdered by their father when he drove his car into a dam will get all of his money, a court has heard.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:48:12 GMT)

Guilty: Dog groomer Stephen James Bradley murdered Michelle Buckingham in 1983
A Brisbane dog groomer has been found guilty of the cold case murder of Shepparton teenager Michelle Buckingham, found dead in 1983.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:46:47 GMT)

Internet bills may drop after ACCC ruling
Broadband prices may soon fall after the ACCC ordered Telstra cut the price it charges other telcos to access its network by 9.4 per cent.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:01:15 GMT)

'Egocentric delusion' behind Hunt killings
A coroner has declared the killing of an entire NSW farming family by husband and father Geoff Hunt was the result of an 'egocentric delusion'.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:16:12 GMT)

A2 Milk raises $NZ40 in share placement
A2 Milk sold 58.8 million shares at 68 NZ cents apiece in an over-subscribed placement that raised a total $NZ40 million.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:02:16 GMT)

Property investors look to Brisbane
Many property investors are looking to Brisbane as Sydney - Australia's most expensive capital city housing market - loses its lustre.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:02:26 GMT)

Telstra appoints three new group execs
Telstra's new chief executive has announced new heads for retail, marketing and international businesses.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:01:16 GMT)

Aust bonds weaker as shares rally
Australian bond futures have slipped, tracking trends in the US amid a more cautious tone from the Federal Reserve.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:46:11 GMT)

NBN needs to talk the talk, TIO
The number of complaints about the NBN has risen, the telecommunications ombudsman says.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:42:12 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:13:11 GMT)

Victorian prisoners face riot charges
As many as 120 prisoners could be charged with a variety of offences over a riot at a Melbourne prison in June.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:55:26 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:18:12 GMT)

Stocks to watch on Friday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Friday
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:20:11 GMT)

Banning prayer groups wrong move: Pyne
Christopher Pyne says the banning of school prayer groups would be the wrong move in countering radicalisation.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:14:13 GMT)

Philippines refugee deal on the cards
The Australian government is in talks with the Philippines on resettling refugees in what could be a multi-million deal.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:00:16 GMT)

Aust shares close higher
The Australian share market at the close on Friday
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:01:15 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:07:12 GMT)

Wanderers fans 'well-behaved' for opener
All eyes were on the thin blue line on Thursday night at Pirtek Stadium, where police closely watched Wanderers fans attending the A-League opener.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:56:12 GMT)

$A jumps as US Fed set to delay rate hike
The Australian dollar has soared as expectations of a delay in a US rate hike pulled the US dollar lower.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:01:15 GMT)

Frosty to roll dice at Bathurst
Ford superstar Mark Winterbottom says he can afford to push his luck in Sunday's Bathurst 1000, with the pressure on his rivals in the V8 title race.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:41:12 GMT)

Roar hero Maclaren wasn't meant to start
Brisbane striker Jamie Maclaren scored a double against the Wanderers, but 24 hours earlier his coach had been reluctant to start him.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:31:14 GMT)

Popovic takes positives from Roar defeat
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says his team need to tidy up after their 3-1 opening A-League loss to Brisbane Roar.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:09:12 GMT)

Pies confident on Treloar, not Aish
James Aish wants to play for Collingwood but Brisbane are adamant they won't trade him to the Magpies, while Adam Treloar is more likely to become a Pie.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:50:24 GMT)

Reynolds fluffs lines at Bathurst
Ford's David Reynolds has learned a harsh lesson that timing is everything in comedy after being fined $25,000 for his description of an all-female team.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:53:12 GMT)

Crews battle out-of-control Vic bushfires
The Country Fire Authority has contained two-thirds of a central Victorian bushfire and will work through the night to try to take control of the blaze.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:54:12 GMT)

Aust values in contest with extremism
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, while reaching out to Muslim leaders, has declared those who find Australian values unpalatable are not welcome.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:41:13 GMT)

Salvos say sorry for years of abuse
The Salvation Army has apologised for the years of physical and sexual abuse inflicted on young children at its homes in three states.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:25:13 GMT)

Melbourne man charged with mother's murder
Stephen Bailey is set to appear in a Melbourne court charged with murdering his mother.
(Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:46:20 GMT)

Refreshing Corona will improve: Aloisi
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi has praised his new Spanish signing Corona for an impressive opening A-League game just a week after he joined the club.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:09:12 GMT)

Refugee whistleblower will tell Canberra rally he saw a child bashed on Nauru
Refugee whistleblower speaks out ahead of Canberra rally
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:05:34 GMT)

Australia Post's Ahmed Fahour calls for work traineeships to counter lure of extremism
The head of Australia Post has called on business and government to offer work traineeships to young Muslims as way of countering the lure of extremism.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:06:02 GMT)

Roar win A-League opener 3-1
Brisbane Roar have claimed an emphatic opening A-League victory, beating the Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:08:12 GMT)

Indonesia more upbeat on Aust relations
Indonesia's ambassador to Australia has declared bilateral relations are once again on an "upward trajectory" despite tensions over recent years.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:48:12 GMT)

Public servants brace for pension shock
Public service retirees say any move against their pensions would be unfair and ill-informed.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:20:05 GMT)

Coulthard sets record Bathurst lap
Flying Kiwi Fabian Coulthard says he won't be surprised if his new lap record is lowered again at Bathurst 1000 qualifying.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:39:12 GMT)

AAMI Park to host FFA Cup semi
The FFA Cup semi-final between Melbourne Victory and state-league club Hume City will take place at AAMI Park after an intervention from FFA.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:01:12 GMT)

Ayres hits back at stadium critics
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres hits back at criticism of his $1.6 billion, 10-year stadium strategy at Sydney FC's season launch.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:32:17 GMT)

Greg Bird in line for Titans captaincy
Greg Bird could return to the Gold Coast captaincy next NRL season after having his drugs charges thrown out.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:26:13 GMT)

Lion Aish requests trade to Magpies
Talented youngster James Aish has told Brisbane he wants to be traded to Collingwood but the Lions are intent on convincing him to stay.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:52:14 GMT)

Crowley delisted by Dockers
Fremantle have delisted tagger Ryan Crowley on the same day that Paul Duffield announced his retirement.
(Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:46:12 GMT)