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Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals, starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on Tuesday.
Scottish lawmakers have voted in Edinburgh to pursue a second independence referendum, setting up what may be a lengthy and acrimonious showdown within the UK in the midst of Brexit negotiations.
President Donald Trump is expected take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record later on Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing US carbon emissions.
London: An unrepentant Daily Mail is standing by its front-page focused on the legs of two of Britain's two most powerful women, Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying critics, including the "po-faced BBC" need to "get a life."
For all the time we spend with it, TV doesn't repay us very nicely. People who watch more television are generally unhappier, heavier and worse sleepers, and have a higher risk of death over a defined length of time.
Australia had moral victories, and personal victories, and technical victories, and an actual victory. They had a victory over doomsayers - and let's face it, we were legion - a victory over an old phobia about playing in India, and a victory for their unorthodox, laboratory-style preparation. They won respect, which they have not always enjoyed in India. They won hearts. They probably even won the war of words, if anyone cares.
Cyclone Debbie has left a trail of destruction across north Queensland, with properties damaged and people seriously injured.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged 87.
London: The wife of Khalid Masood says she is "saddened and shocked" by his attack on Westminster and "totally" condemns his actions.
A year of investigation by a human rights advocate and a Brisbane journalist may lead to the freedom of a man who has spent over a quarter of a century behind bars.
Union-dominated super funds would lose their special status under a draft Productivity Commission recommendation that would delink superannuation from awards and allocate new workers to default funds only once.
The non-profit industry funds want you to think there's nothing wrong. They are most often the funds new employees are defaulted into and they perform the best, on average far better than their for-profit competitors.
More than 470 Victorians died of a drug overdose in 2016, figures released by the Coroner's Court on Wednesday show.
Professor Feng Chongyi, the Sydney academic stuck in China, is fighting back against security authorities, demanding to know why he has been banned from returning to Australia.
Last year, when Talitha Cummins took leave from Weekend Sunrise to give birth, her colleagues urged a speedy return. This exchange could prove crucial in a looming court stoush between Seven West Media and Cummins, who claims she was unfairly dismissed nine weeks into her maternity leave.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with culpable driving and other offences following the death of New Gisborne man Hayden Kloppers.
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou believes he wouldn't be scrutinised over his tactics if he was a foreign coach after putting Australia's hopes of reaching a fourth consecutive World Cup on track with an uninspiring win over the UAE.
Adelaide premiership co-captain Erin Phillips has capped her outstanding AFLW season by winning the best and fairest award.
Not only did Mark Hanson become a paraplegic at age 22, the nightmare continued when he caught a superbug in hospital afterwards.
Daisy Pearce has been named captain of the first female AFL All-Australian team.
With Malcolm Turnbull's plans to slash corporate tax rates in peril, BCA president Grant King is leading his team to Canberra on Wednesday to show Bill Shorten's troops the error of their ways.
If the Brownlow Medal is sometimes criticised for treating women as handbags, on Tuesday night women were the undisputed stars of the show at the first awards celebrating the women's AFL league.
It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all time.
United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali announced his resignation immediately after losing to the Socceroos in Sydney
Fire crews have been called to a blaze at the XXXX brewery at Milton.
Back on track. Just.
King George Square is one of the few places left in the CBD where you can legally smoke. Petitioners want a ban introduced.
At 8.40am on Tuesday, just minutes after Julie Bishop had publicly backed a China extradition treaty and walked into a meeting of the leadership group, Bill Shorten rang Malcolm Turnbull.
A Turnbull government plan to ratify the China-Australia extradition treaty has collapsed, with mounting opposition from the Coalition backbench causing the government to withdraw the treaty from Parliament.
One has to wonder about the contorted policies and twisted minds controlling Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Control when we read of its lax "control" of the labour-hire companies run by Queensland businessman Emmanuel Bani.
The newbie Premier must hope that her transport plans and economic record will prevail over voter anger.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy may have been lost in a 2-1 series defeat but there was a lot to like about how Steve Smith's men almost came to pulling off what many had thought the unthinkable. Jon Pierik gives his tour ratings.
"We'll sort it out later."
Latest on the category 4 storm as it heads for the north Queensland near Bowen.
Two late wickets on day three gave South Australia a smidgen of hope with two days remaining in the Sheffield Shield final.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the Magpies have several options in their quest to stop Dustin Martin in Thursday night's highly anticipated clash with Richmond at the MCG, but concedes the Tigers talisman is "almost impossible to tackle."
A man is fighting for his life after he hit the side of a train, following a "wrestle" with Protective Services Officers at Preston train station on Monday night.
It's a frustrating wait for emergency service crews across the Cyclone Debbie disaster zones, as they wait for first light to assess the full extent of the damage.
Someone in WA is now $15 million dollars richer after winning division one lotto ticket was sold in the South West city of Busselton.
A Glen Iris family has been left terrorised after bandits, including a 13-year-old girl, entered their home masquerading as police.
Life in the real world, but miles apart from each other, proves too much for some of the remaining couples.
The small town of Collinsville is bracing for their first ever Category 2 Cyclone having been told there is no time to move as the storm tracks right for them.
NBN Co has stepped up with an emergency solution for a new housing estate where residents were left stranded without fixed or mobile communications but the experience has sparked a warning for others buying into new developments.
One of the most spiteful series in recent memory has ended in acrimony with India captain Virat Kohli declaring friendships have been lost while Steve Smith took aim at the Indian board for breaching an unwritten rule of the game.
As a ''virtual lawyer'' Leonie Chapman provides in-house legal services for half the price of a top-tier law firm.
A juvenile shark has been rescued and returned to the sea after it was found in ocean baths in Sydney's northern beaches.
The announcement of a zone for a new public "super-school" in Melbourne's south-east is predicted to cause a property bubble as panicked parents rush to secure places for their children.
One of Melbourne's oldest artist clubs is calling for Australian impressionists to be immortalised in bronze.
Telstra is the latest Australian company to join the boycott of YouTube over fears its brand was being associated with bigoted or extremist content.
Retail giant plans to be fully operational in Australia in 2018, but has yet to commit to bricks and mortar grocery stores.
A man has been arrested after a six-hour siege in Bendigo which saw scores of police descend on a residential area, plunging local families into chaos.
Labor claims the late decision on GST could cost the state up to $200 million in the bidding process,
Mum and dad investors and would-be property moguls Judith and Mark Gillie have decided to let go of the majority of their portfolio, five homes positioned side-by-side in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Australia's Minister for International Development has fired a warning shot to the region.
Join us for live coverage as the Socceroos host the UAE in a vital World Cup qualifier in Sydney.
Roofs have been wrenched from buildings, trees torn out of the ground and fences flattened but the full extent of Cyclone Debbie's carnage is unlikely to be known until morning.
Re: "All aboard as airport bus arrives". This is a catch-up to the 1950s.
Person of interest in the almost-forgotten but still unsolved murder of a 25-year-old nurse in Melbourne was convicted of a strikingly similar fatal stabbing more than a decade later.
It'll be a buyer with deep pockets who'll snag this Hollywood A-lister's home.
The suburb is easier to find in person. You slip east along Bell Street from industrial Preston, cross the bridge over Darebin Creek, which forms one of the 'burb's borders, turn right, and you're there.
One man's solution to a messy housemate turns catharsis into art.
The prospect of a showdown between the Women's Big Bash League and AFLW next summer is becoming more realistic, and Cricket Australia hopes its beefed-up pay offer to female players will help sway them to choose cricket over football
If you are hiding a pet in your "no pets" rental, chances are your real estate agent knows.
Four people, believed to be youths, have been arrested after a dramatic pursuit through Melbourne's south-east on Tuesday afternoon.
If character and history is what you're after and you can't afford a multi million-dollar price tag, some of the most stunning - and affordable - Queenslanders are located outside of Brisbane.
The ACT government is shopping for black track pants, black thongs and black men's and women's underwear.
Home owners caught up in the Watersun Homes collapse say they have been left with homes so faulty or incomplete that other builders have refused to work on them.
Sabah Al-Mdwali died from multiple stab wounds to her chest, stomach, neck, head, face and hands and a cluster of more than 20 cuts to her back.
Australia's decision to uphold a ban on nicotine use in electronic cigarettes has been criticised by doctors as "unethical" and "unscientific".
$200 million is no cure for homesickness, it seems.
Mantra hotel group has seen its shares surge 12.6 per cent, amid a fresh round of takeover speculation.
Ben Cousins was in court, just another drug addict jailed for a year on just another day in courts across Australia. A drug addict like any other. Except he wasn't.
To paraphrase my great mate Jane Austen, a single woman in possession of a few more good years must be in search of a husband.
"I'll get over it, but it hurt. I hope they choke on the bloody money."
The government has scrapped measures to let the Veterans' Affairs Department release client information after veterans voiced fears the move would open them to harassment and silence criticism.
The results of an "urgent" review into the integrity of ACT Health's data are not due to be handed down for another year.
Outgoing AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick has launched a staunch defence of the league's handling of the Essendon supplements saga, saying history will back the action taken against the Bombers.
Steve Smith says Australia have taken giant strides to slay their subcontinental demons despite their brave campaign in India ending with a heavy defeat in the deciding Test on Tuesday.
Brad Banducci warns soaring electricity prices are a 'material issue' and will lead to higher prices on the shelves.
The figure is more than double the average levy estimated by the NSW government under changes from July 1.
Retailers are asking for the minimum wage to be increased by less than the inflation rate a month after winning a reduction in Sunday penalty rates.
A strata titled warehouse sold within a week of hitting the market for $480,000, a rate of $2000 per sq m.
Scrapping the GST on tampons would show voters the Liberal party cares about women, according to the Liberal Women's Council Victoria.
A Chinese apartment builder is paying just over $8.5 million for a tired low-rise office at one of Melbourne's most valuable intersections, following an off-market negotiation.
NSW and Victoria risk falling behind a soaring tourism market, new government figures show, after the east coast states experienced only a quarter of the growth in tourism numbers of the Northern Territory and half that of WA.
Solomon Lew's raid on Myer's shares this week will determine the future of the grand old dame of Australian department store retailing.
Quintis founder Frank Wilson resigned from the sandalwood group in sensational circumstances to plot a potential takeover of the hedge fund target.
The Wests Tigers are set to offer Ivan Cleary a three and a half year deal after club hierarchy met with the coach on Monday to discuss plans for him to lead the joint venture until the end of 2020.
Politicians will face stricter tests before they can charge taxpayers for travel expenses under a new tranche of Turnbull government changes in legislation to be introduced next week.
Telstra has lost a significant legal case against the competition watch dog, after trying to maintain prices on the copper network while parts of it became redundant and are lease to the national broadband network.
Under pressure to defend his inner-city seat from the Greens at next year's state election, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has stepped in to pacify Fitzroy North residents fighting a proposed apartment tower.
High-profile lawyer John Hammond says WA police could be brought into disrepute after an "inappropriate" post on an official Facebook page denigrating a man arrested.
Veteran comedians Denise Scott and Judith Lucy didn't even get out of bed to launch the 31st festival.
Operator of national energy markets warns the electricity market is out of date and needs to be overhauled.
Jordan Shelley has no regrets after leaving the Parramatta Eels in pursuit of an Olympic dream.