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The Catalan parliament on Monday proposed Carles Puigdemont as candidate for president, dealing a blow to central government efforts to derail an independence movement that has plunged Spain into political crisis.
The White House - and the politerati diaspora - has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff's account of life in Trump's West Wing and now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one from Fox News' Howard Kurtz.
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Novak Djokovic might need to take more time out of the game after the elbow injury that sidelined him for six months last year flared again and saw him dumped out of the Australian Open and uncertain of his immediate future.
South Australian police are conducting a new search at a suburban factory for the bodies of the Beaumont children who vanished in 1966.
A Rohingya leader has been shot dead as tensions rise over a plan to send refugees living in refugee camps in Bangladesh back to their homelands in Myanmar.
Novak Djokovic is out. The six-time Australian Open winner, former world number one was betrayed by his body and brought down in straight sets by the relentlessness of Hyeon Chung. Novak Djokovic lost and won. Novak Djokovic lost but the man playing his game better than him won.
After a day of tumult, John McGrath's property business is under scrutiny from the ASX.
About half of child protection investigations begun last year began after 29 days or longer.
As one royal observer noted, 2018 is going to be big year for hats.
Phil Elverum talks losing his wife to cancer, and the music it inspired him to create.
The star and producer of I, Tonya and the editor of Dunkirk are predicted to lead the Australian contenders at the Oscars.
So far the busiest day was on Monday January 15.
Australian management have confirmed they will conduct a full-scale review into the one-day set up after the team's worst start to a home limited-overs summer in 16 years.
The Turnbull government has officially backed a Tasmanian mayor to replace Jacqui Lambie in the Senate, potentially frustrating Pauline Hanson's plan to seize a fourth seat for One Nation.
Health-conscious Australians ditching sugary spreads for healthier options may be behind the decision to put an iconic jam brand up for sale.
Do you keep forgetting to take your medication? Sydney start-up Perx has developed a solution, and it involves free movie tickets, fuel vouchers and even charitable donations.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has defied Coalition critics on electric cars, vowing the Turnbull government will support the fledgling technology and insisting it is better for the environment than traditional cars.
Homebuilder Porter Davis is offering free Tesla batteries and solar panels to new homes as part of a deal with power company Bradford Energy.
Finally! Prince William got a proper haircut.
Australia is set to reach its Renewable Energy Target earlier than predicted due to record levels of renewables investment last year, says the Clean Energy Regulator.
Did you know that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 5000 people are fleeing their homes every day as communal violence worsens?
ALP president Mark Butler has lashed out at the "backroom buffoonery" of the party's factional warlords, accusing them of blocking internal reforms and leaving Labor's members with fewer rights than in any comparable movement in the world.
No.1 seed Simona Halep has returned to the Australian Open quarter-finals after comfortably winning her fourth-round encounter against Japanese youngster Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-2 at Margaret Court Arena on Monday evening.
Sydney has been named the second least affordable housing market in the world, after Hong Kong, for the third year in a row.
A woman involved in a fatal head-on collision on the NSW mid north coast has been charged.
Winx - racing's pin-up girl - doesn't seem to care that the world is watching, at least not judging by an effortless barrier trial on Monday.
Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold has ruled himself out of contention to lead the Socceroos at this year's World Cup, but has left the door ajar to coach Australia in the future.
The figure, which is equivalent to nine in every 1000 children in the population or nine in every average sized school, is one of a series of findings in the commissions report on child protection.
The next time you suspect you are overdoing things mentally, a quick check of your nose temperature could prove illuminating.
Mothers have always been subjected to the unwelcome judgement of others, but at least it retains some civility in the offline world. Occasionally you might be accosted by a stranger in the street, someone who's chased you down to let you know they think your baby, whose rhythms and routines they have no idea of, is probably hungry and almost certainly thirsty. That they should really be wearing shoes because their feet are cold, or not wearing shoes because it's better for their development.That they shouldn't be wearing pink because they're a boy, or that you should put a bow on their head so everyone can tell they're a girl.
The Trump tax cuts are expected to propel global growth to 3.9 per cent in 2018, the most since 2010.
It was enthralling, enrapturing, fascinating and nerve-racking.
A peak American business group has complained Australia's new "foreign influence" laws will deprive its members of freedom of speech, while universities warn US Defence funding will be put at risk.
The suicide rate in remote and regional areas, where mental health issues take a toll, is 40 per cent higher than in cities.
Melbourne's Festival Hall could be flattened to make way for apartments.
Muriel's not so terrible after all.
The former prime minister was on Monday again throwing his support behind keeping the existing date of Australia Day.
American physician Edmund Pribitkin described Melbourne as a ‘magical city’, despite having titanium plates inserted into his face after he was allegedly severely bashed and robbed by a group of teenagers as he left the Australia Open.
Team sport is lifting women's performance in the workplace around Australia, a new study has revealed.
But Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal dominated conversation, and speeches, as the Screen Actors Guild announced a new code of conduct to protect its members.
The Sydney Sixers will raise money for the Sony Foundation's youth cancer program 'You Can' against the Stars on Tuesday.
The Victorian government has no plans to follow NSW in forcing developers to put aside money to repair any building defects, including unsafe cladding.
Australia's Davis Cup hero Mark Philippoussis believes Nick Kyrgios must eventually turn to a coach in the pursuit of grand slam success, but only "on his terms and when he's ready".
This little-known suburb on the outskirts of Brisbane has been slated as a major hotspot.
So it's 2018, and I'm staring down the barrel of my 50th year. Yes, in November 2018, I officially step into the "third age". Dear astute reader, you've no doubt gathered that I'm not exactly thrilled about the prospect, but perhaps not for the reasons you may think.
Sydney Thunder batsman Aiden Blizzard says history proves they can win the competition from fourth.
Festival Hall has hosted some of Melbourne's greatest sporting and musical moments.
Events have lifted the Prime Minister's spirits. Now is the time to act on tax.
A 76-year-old man will be charged over the alleged stabbing of a cyclist which was filmed in Kings Park.
The man who reaches the meaningful end of grand slams with monotonous regularity, has done it once again. Roger Federer has cast opponents to the wayside in reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals or better for a 14th time.
Madison Keys came into her fourth-round tie against eighth seed Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia as the last American standing in the women's draw.
Nick Kyrgios wanted to keep playing doubles at Australian Open but his partner Matt Reid put his foot down.
After fearing the Australian selectors had put a line through his name, the Victorian spinner has been included in the Test squad to tour South Africa.
WA Premier Mark McGowan insists the government's planned 3000 public sector job cuts will involve voluntary redundancies and has criticised unions for plans to take strike action on the first day of the school year.
Private investigators believe a billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people, public broadcaster CBC reports.
Britain's new tennis hero Kyle Edmund was asked if he can win the Australian Open. "You have to believe it," he replied.
Perth Zoo went on cute-alert this week with their new Nepalese red panda cub passing its first health check with flying colours.
The best photos from the international wire agencies.
Rafael Nadal's charmed grand slam run has come to an end as the world No.1 prepares to face his sternest big-stage test since his historic 10th French Open final triumph.
Selective schools are inequitable and unethical. So why is NSW obsessed with them? A Liberal minister arguing for equity and access, as opposed to choice? Surely this is a mistake.
Agreeing on a date of celebration that does not gloss over violent dispossession is a reasonable proposition.
In Australia 25 per cent of our children currently experience bullying.
Plum puddings westward!
The United States government has shut down, at least in part, again. Many onlookers are eagerly blaming President Donald Trump.
The #MeToo movement infantilises women and must be perplexing for good young men doing their best.
Brisbane's bus fleet was going nowhere on Monday evening, with public transport users left sitting on stationary vehicles underneath the CBD.
Cricket NSW director, Danny Bhandari, who was found guilty of physical contact with an opponent has resigned from his role.
Teenage star has received some flak for not dressing her age. This should put them in their place.
Two-time Super Rugby champion Jono Lance has signed with the Queensland Reds for the 2018 season, after being released by the Melbourne Rebels.
I suspect the Australian team will find South Africa a difficult mountain to climb.
The AEC didn't get value for money on the $27 million it spent to scan senate ballot papers.
More than 9000 Tuggeranong residents have joined the 8700 residents in Weston Creek and Kambah as green bin owners as collections start this week.
Sydney's Kurt Tippett has retired from the AFL.
What is believed to be a legal-first class action will kick-off next month in the Federal Court.
Two men have been taken to hospital after one unsuccessfully attempted to save the other from the water at Docklands.
ACT Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says he can fill the void of injured flanker David Pocock.
We single out seven of the best men's and women's sevens players who are in Sydney to light up Allianz Stadium this Australia Day weekend.
It's BYO everything at Diner en Blanc.
"If you get shot, what am I going to say to Janette and the kids?"
The latest episode in Germany's saga of political uncertainty has raised cautious hopes that a new administration might be sworn in by Easter.
The Turnbull government's pledge of an additional $60 million to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef has been dismissed by environmental groups and scientists as insufficient and a "wasteful publicity stunt".
For four days in January, the seven chairwomen of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, leaders who hail from France, Australia, the United States, India, Italy and Norway, will be the faces of successful women around the world.
Sydney Sixer Ben Dwarshuis has landed a shock call up to the Australian Twenty20 Tri-Series squad.
Hisense Arena needs a new name and the Andrews government is preparing to reach into its back pocket and buy one.
Unless addicts are helped to end their dependency there is a risk they will turn to more dangerous opioids.
Fears that robots could take the jobs of humans may be premature after Britain's first "Shopbot" was sacked after a week of confusing customers.
"Getting these young people out of this damaging environment is an urgent priority. The unit must be shut down until the inquiry releases its findings."
The three men at the top of the Canberra fight scene have a long history together.
When a train crashed to a halt at Richmond Station on Monday, there was one thing that stopped it in its tracks: a buffer stop.
With the United States in the grip of a full-blown opioid epidemic, some experts are warning the death of Canberra man Paul Fennessy is a preview of what is to come.
Three regulators will investigate why service careered into a buffer stop at Richmond station, hospitalising more than a dozen people.
A former detective who headed up the original inquiry into Hayley Dodd's murder says he hopes proposed 'no body no parole' laws are passed in WA soon, so as to encourage Francis Wark to give up Hayley's remains.
Archie Innes lives in a world he cannot see.
Ange Postecoglou may not have known what his future was going to be when he sensationally quit as Socceroos coach after securing Australia's qualification for the World Cup, following the play-offs against Honduras last November.
Almost a decade after the financial crisis, economies in just about every corner of the world are growing - but can it last?
Between the Cannington and Beckenham stations the man and his friends became involved in a fight with another group on the train.
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