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    Chaos in White House as officials debate migrant border crisis


    Confusion over Trump's order to allow migrant families to remain together after they illegally enter the US States led to a tense argument at the White...

    Confusion over Trump's order to allow migrant families to remain together after they illegally enter the US States led to a tense argument at the White House.

    The political meaning behind Shaqiri's celebration against Serbia


    When Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri scored his winner, he wheeled away to Serbian fans and crossed his hands over his chest in a not-so-hidden...

    When Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri scored his winner, he wheeled away to Serbian fans and crossed his hands over his chest in a not-so-hidden message.

    Man dies, thousands lose power after Gold Coast crash


    The Ford Falcon driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene. Almost 3000 Energex customers in Pimpama and Coomera lost power for 40...

    The Ford Falcon driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene. Almost 3000 Energex customers in Pimpama and Coomera lost power for 40 minutes.

    Global shares rise, oil prices jump on OPEC news


    Wall Street snapped its eight-day losing streak, buyoed by energy stocks after the oil cartel agreed to increase...

    Wall Street snapped its eight-day losing streak, buyoed by energy stocks after the oil cartel agreed to increase production.

    Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia


    A 90th-minute goal by Xherdan Shaqiri secured a 2-1 victory in a fast-paced Group E...

    A 90th-minute goal by Xherdan Shaqiri secured a 2-1 victory in a fast-paced Group E match.

    England ask media to help keep XI secret


    A photo of a scribbled team line-up threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its travelling media...

    A photo of a scribbled team line-up threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its travelling media pack.

    Korea hoping Son will shine again against Mexico


    South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has described his side's forward Son Heung-min as the best Asian player...

    South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has described his side's forward Son Heung-min as the best Asian player around

    Peru fans take $800 taxi to get to World Cup game


    A missed flight connection in Moscow forced a group of Peruvians to pay $800 for a taxi to get to a World Cup...

    A missed flight connection in Moscow forced a group of Peruvians to pay $800 for a taxi to get to a World Cup match.

    Germany's Hummels in doubt for Sweden game


    Germany central defender Mats Hummels is unlikely to feature in their game against Sweden after hurting his neck in...

    Germany central defender Mats Hummels is unlikely to feature in their game against Sweden after hurting his neck in training.

    Nigeria bounce back to beat Iceland 2-0


    Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World...

    Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup.

    Neymar is roasted on social media after epic World Cup dive


    The internet wasted no time in meme-ing the world's most expensive footballer after he was denied a penalty by...

    The internet wasted no time in meme-ing the world's most expensive footballer after he was denied a penalty by VAR.

    What turned Steve Smith into a cheat?


    He was a prodigious talent who played hard but fair, and became our Test cricket captain. So how did Smith end up at the centre of the ball-tampering...

    He was a prodigious talent who played hard but fair, and became our Test cricket captain. So how did Smith end up at the centre of the ball-tampering scandal?

    Lindt siege: 'There was no answer on the number negotiators gave us'


    Police misread the mood in the final hours of the Lindt Cafe siege. It was one of a series of miscalculations that fatally marred their...

    Police misread the mood in the final hours of the Lindt Cafe siege. It was one of a series of miscalculations that fatally marred their response.

    Hard-driving Lex Lasry will still beat the drums for justice


    After 46 years in the law and the last 11 in the Supreme Court, 'Sexy Lexy' is retiring from a career that began modestly and grew...

    After 46 years in the law and the last 11 in the Supreme Court, 'Sexy Lexy' is retiring from a career that began modestly and grew prodigiously.

    Coutinho, Neymar strike late to eliminate Costa Rica


    Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the 2018 World...

    Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the 2018 World Cup.

    The new battleground in emerging in defamation feuds


    Beyond the celebrities, politicians and other high-profile identities suing for defamation, there is an interesting development...

    Beyond the celebrities, politicians and other high-profile identities suing for defamation, there is an interesting development afoot.

    Talking speech pathology


    Technology is quickly changing treatment and diagnosis in the...

    Technology is quickly changing treatment and diagnosis in the industry.

    Tech Know: Keyring trackers


    If you're often searching for your lost keys, a smart keyring tracker might be exactly what you're looking...

    If you're often searching for your lost keys, a smart keyring tracker might be exactly what you're looking for.

    US has detained and split up families throughout its history


    Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their...

    Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents.

    Nationals MPs prepared to call for more time to probe farming loans


    The royal commission will next week grill bankers over their treatment of farmers, following complaints of aggressive enforcement of loan...

    The royal commission will next week grill bankers over their treatment of farmers, following complaints of aggressive enforcement of loan contracts.

    'I seem to have lost your email' has become an anachronism


    There was a time when office harmony was maintained by implying that someone had forgotten to send an email by pretending you'd lost it...

    There was a time when office harmony was maintained by implying that someone had forgotten to send an email by pretending you'd lost it yourself.

    Spotlight: when do you need to leave a tip in Australia?


    Australians invariably ask two questions about tips – “when am I obliged to leave one?” and “how much should I...

    Australians invariably ask two questions about tips – “when am I obliged to leave one?” and “how much should I leave?”

    Two of Us: they both work in cemeteries – but not together


    Brisbane-based memorial architect Pete Macfarlane introduced scientist Mandy Cotman to stonemasonry when they met. Both now work in...

    Brisbane-based memorial architect Pete Macfarlane introduced scientist Mandy Cotman to stonemasonry when they met. Both now work in cemeteries.

    Game companies set stage for Netflix-style move to the cloud


    In the not-too-distant future, powerful consoles and PCs will be replaced with cloud machines that deliver games straight to your TV or...

    In the not-too-distant future, powerful consoles and PCs will be replaced with cloud machines that deliver games straight to your TV or phone.

    Before we English-test our migrants, let's fact-check our politicians


    Last year Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to “strengthen” our citizenship laws. Then something embarrassing happened. Now it's back on the...

    Last year Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to “strengthen” our citizenship laws. Then something embarrassing happened. Now it's back on the agenda.

    Church sell-offs rub salt into wounds


    The rotten clerics destroy our trust then, pursuing redemption, wreck our sacred spaces...

    The rotten clerics destroy our trust then, pursuing redemption, wreck our sacred spaces too.

    NAPLAN is on its way out, but don't abolish national testing


    The bottom line is that NAPLAN and the reporting of schools' results has not led to improvements in Australia’s education...

    The bottom line is that NAPLAN and the reporting of schools' results has not led to improvements in Australia’s education performance.

    Wealthy are laughing all the way to the bank


    I wish to publicly pass on my heartfelt thanks to those kindly souls in the senate who felt my pain and saw the need to ease my...

    I wish to publicly pass on my heartfelt thanks to those kindly souls in the senate who felt my pain and saw the need to ease my burden.

    'Five white people not getting audited': Alleged racial targeting at Domino's


    Shift trimming, the illegal sale of Visas and racial targeting were just a few of the explosive allegations made against pizza giant Domino’s at a parliamentary inquiry into the franchise...

    Shift trimming, the illegal sale of Visas and racial targeting were just a few of the explosive allegations made against pizza giant Domino’s at a parliamentary inquiry into the franchise sector.

    Glitterati in a lather over 'disastrous' wedding


    A legal stoush is pitching the millionaire Gazal clan against one of Sydney's most popular places to be...

    A legal stoush is pitching the millionaire Gazal clan against one of Sydney's most popular places to be "seen".

    Sydney braces for $20m sports bonanza


    More than 50,000 beers are expected to be sold on Saturday night...

    More than 50,000 beers are expected to be sold on Saturday night alone.

    Best of the world in photos


    The best images from around the world, chosen by Fairfax photo...

    The best images from around the world, chosen by Fairfax photo editors.

    Fate of western civilisation does not hang on university courses


    Using the US as an example, it cannot be said that ending slavery came as a result of a contest of ideas or ideals. Violence...

    Using the US as an example, it cannot be said that ending slavery came as a result of a contest of ideas or ideals. Violence did.

    ABC faces 'most serious threat to its existence', says former chairman


    Former ABC chairman and managing director David Hill said the ABC board should write to the PM seeking formal assurances that it would not be...

    Former ABC chairman and managing director David Hill said the ABC board should write to the PM seeking formal assurances that it would not be privatised.

    'Growing push' to withdraw Liberal brand from local councils


    The Liberal Party would stop running candidates in NSW council elections under an idea increasingly in favour within party...

    The Liberal Party would stop running candidates in NSW council elections under an idea increasingly in favour within party leadership.