Doctor struck off for prescribing drugs without seeing man

A DOCTOR has been struck off the medical register for giving a woman 22 prescriptions for mood-altering drugs, knowing she was secretly spiking her husband's coffee with the tablets for four years

Plastic bottles can make babies sick

HEALTH authorities will come under increasing pressure to ban baby bottles made with a certain chemical after evidence showed they can be harmful and are being withdrawn elsewhere in the world

Terror threatens our athletes in India

AUSTRALIAN athletes will be at risk of terror attacks at this year's Commonwealth Games in India, a leading security consultant has warned

Body scans for Australia's gateway, Sydney Aiport

PASSENGERS leaving Sydney Airport may face full-body scanning as part of increased security measures, the Federal Government said yesterday

Two questioned over burnt body of Indian worker in Griffith

TWO men attempting to leave Australia have had their passports seized by detectives investigating the stabbing murder of an Indian-born seasonal work contractor in the Riverina town of Griffith

Expensive schools put to test

PRIVATE schools may be forced to rebrand themselves to explain lower-than-expected academic results when the federal Government's My School website launches this month

Fire 'attack' on Indian deepens race tensions

RELATIONS between Australia and India were under greater strain last night after the second Indian man in a week was allegedly attacked in Melbourne

هندي يحرق في استراليا بعد اسبوع من مقتل آخر

نقل هندي الى مستشفى بملبورن الاسترالية في ظروف خطيرة بعدما اضرم فيه النار مجهولون. وجاء هذا الهجوم بعد اسبوع من مقتل طالب هندي طعنا في نفس المدينة، مما اجج غضب الهنود الذين اتهموا الحكومة الاسترالية بالتغاضي عن العنصرية

Mailbox raiders stealing your cash

STUDENTS are being recruited by a highly skilled counterfeiting gang to steal millions of dollars from Sydney families and businesses

A flood or cyclone? No, a busted water pipe

ALMOST 41 billion litres of water are wasted in Sydney every year because of breaks and leaks in the city's ageing network 

Victoria Police have 'strong relationship' with Indians in Australia

VICTORIA Police today rejected the charge of racism implied in a cartoon published in India, arguing the force had a "strong" relationship with Indians in Australia

Police smeared in Indian newspaper as 'Ku Klux Klan'

AUSTRALIAN police have been likened to members of the Ku Klux Klan in an inflammatory cartoon published in an Indian newspaper in the wake of the death of Nitin Garg in Melbourne

Michael McGurk's death within earshot

THIS is how Michael McGurk died, a single gunshot to the back of his head just behind his right ear

Kidnap accused set free on bail

FOUR people alleged to have kidnapped three men after a drug deal went wrong have been freed on bail, despite fears they could interfere with witnesses

Evacuated residents return home after chemical leak

Evacuated residents returned home after a chemical leaking from a central western NSW recycling facility was deemed to be harmless

X-ray security: can airport system be hacked?

Having a strange airport employee looking at your "naked" image on a full-body x-ray scanner might be disturbing enough

Police back Indian travel warning

VICTORIAN police have backed assertions made in an Indian government travel warning to students about the dangers of increasing violent crime in Melbourne

Federal MPs to receive thousands of dollars extra in pay under proposed salary changes

ALL federal MPs, including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, would receive thousands of dollars in extra take-home pay and superannuation under sweeping salary changes

Number of fatal accidents involving trucks across NSW has surged

THE number of fatal accidents involving trucks across NSW has surged to more than 670 since 1998

Kevin Rudd to subsidise digital TV in the bush

MORE than 200,000 Australians in regional and remote areas will be given access to the same number of television stations as city dwellers under a $160 million Rudd government plan to establish a satellite television service