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BP chief quits role in stricken Gulf
A day after his controversial performance at a congressional hearing in Washington, BP chief executive Tony Hayward is being moved aside.

Bishop demands clarity on paedophile priest
The Catholic Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Michael Malone, says Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson needs to clarify what he knew about paedophile priest Denis McAlinden.

DJ's brand 'safe' after CEO scandal
A retail analyst says it is unlikely the reputation of David Jones will be seriously damaged from the controversial resignation of its chief executive.

Labor faces thrashing in Penrith
The Labor Party is expected to be severely pounded when voters in the New South Wales state seat of Penrith go to the polls for today's by-election.

Funeral to be held for fallen soldier
Family and friends will gather in Brisbane today to farewell Sapper Darren Smith who was killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan earlier this month.