Schapelle Corby declared clinically insane

A PSYCHIATRIST who spent a week with convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has diagnosed her as "clinically insane".

I was interested in joining Labor - Abbott

The Opposition frontbencher spoke out after the Federal Government claimed that Opposition Leader Malcolm

Cairns man glued to toilet seat

MEAN pranksters glued an elderly man's bottom to a toilet seat in the public loos at Cairns Central, forcing him to sit tight during a highly embarrassing rescue

Schoolchildren stranded as BusWays drivers strike in Sydney's west

THOUSANDS of Sydney schoolchildren were left stranded by a snap bus strike only ordered by fed-up drivers hours before the morning run was due to begin.

Notebooks replacing schoolbooks as education goes digital

THE traditional school textbook is becoming a fading force in a technology revolution moving so rapidly it is changing the state's classrooms and the way children learn

Pre-pay taxi fares to stop runners

SYDNEY taxi passengers could soon be forced to hand over cash before a trip begins in a bid to stamp out an increasing problem of fare evasion.

Sydney homeless man makes $50,000 a year begging

THE hours are long and the work monotonous, but begging pays well for at least one of Sydney's homeless men who earns up to $50,000 a year

Liberal Leader Malcolm Turnbull once asked to join Labor

MALCOLM Turnbull wanted to become Kim Beazley's shadow finance minister during the second term of the Howard government

It's last goodbye for the gloved one

AN AUSTRALIAN memorial service for Michael Jackson will be held on Saturday, coinciding with what would have been his 51st birthday

Dozens of NSW teachers in sex claims

FORTY-FIVE public school teachers in NSW have been investigated for allegedly having sexual relationships with students in the last two years

Rees calls for new national flag

NSW Premier Nathan Rees has outraged organisers of the upcoming Australian National Flag Day celebrations by suggesting it may be time fora new flag

استراليا ترسل طائرة لاحتواء بقعة نفطية

وقالت هيئة السلامة البحرية الاسترالية انه يجرى اعداد 50 طنا من مواد التفتيت في محاولة لاحتواء التدفق النفطي من منصة في بحر تيمور. وأرسلت طائرة هركيوليز من سنغافورة ووقفت طائرتان أخريان على أهبة الاستعداد

Rachael Finch is ready to rule the universe

IT'S a long way from the tarmac of Townsville Airport, where model agent Henry Petersen first met Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch, to the Bahamas

We will decide who enters, Kevin Rudd

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd says the Australian Government will decide who is allowed to enter the nation - without needing permission from any other country

Drug dog sniffs out $840,000 airport bust

A MAN has been charged with possessing $840,000 of methamphetamine at Sydney Airport after drug dog Reba sniffed out a sports bag in the domestic terminal.

Oil spill, rig evacuated off Kimberley north coast

 Oil is spraying uncontrolled from an evacuated drilling rig off WA's north as its operator puzzles over how to plug a dangerous leak

Nathan Rees to call leadership ballot

NSW could have a new Premier by the end of next week with revelations embattled Nathan Rees may bring the NSW leadership crisis to a head as early as next Friday

Sporty children's deadly cocktail - painkillers and energy drinks

CHILDREN as young as 10 are taking a potentially deadly cocktail of drugs and high-caffeine drinks before sports matches in a dangerous bid to boost their performance

استراليا تدرج حركة الشباب الصومالية على لائحة المنظمات الارهابية

اعلنت استراليا الجمعة انها قررت ادراج حركة الشباب الصومالية الاسلامية المتشددة على لائحة المنظمات الارهابية بعد اتهام خمسة رجال مرتبطين بالحركة بالاعداد لهجوم ضد ثكنة عسكرية

Square Kilometre Array could be Down Under-bound

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand have made a joint bid to host the world's most powerful radio telescope, a $2.5 billion device which could one day help unlock the secrets of the universe