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One dead after plane crash
June 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

At least one person is dead, and five children have suffered minor injuries, after a plane crashed in southwest Sydney and burst into flames.

House price growth to slow
June 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Rising interest rates and weaker first home buyer activity will lead to slower house price growth in 2010, a leading economic forecaster says.

Boat capsizes in India, 47 dead
June 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

A total of 47 people drowned when their boat capsized during a prayer ceremony on the river Ganges in northern India, police said.

Two dead after light plane crashes
June 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Two people have died after a light plane crashed into a power pole in Sydney's southwest, narrowly missing a primary school.

EU proposes more sanctions against Iran
June 15, 2010 at 8:21 AM

EU foreign ministers have proposed new sanctions going further than UN restrictions for EU leaders to endorse at a summit this week, in a bid to pressure Iran over its nuclear program.

Ecuador search for Perth woman
June 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM

The family of a missing Perth woman has been 'torn apart' waiting to hear if she survived a 150-metre plunge into a ravine in South America.

PM to face anxious Labor MPs
June 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd faces anxious Labor MPs on Tuesday as parliament resumes for its last possible sitting before the next election.

Kyrgyz refugees find borders shut
June 15, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Uzbekistan has ordered its frontier closed to an exodus of refugees fleeing deadly violence in Kyrgyzstan where government forces are accused of helping gangs slaughter ethnic Uzbeks.

Army mates farewell two Aussie soldiers
June 15, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Army mates of two young Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan will gather for a memorial service to honour their service and sacrifice.

Iraq parliament open
June 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Iraq moved to bolster its shaky democracy on Monday with the opening of its second parliament since the US-led ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003, more than three months after an election stalemate.

Tahu breaks silence on racist remarks
June 15, 2010 at 7:26 AM

The racism row engulfing State of Origin II escalated on Monday night with Timana Tahu revealing the slur which prompted him to walk out on the NSW side was not an isolated incident.

Parental scheme amendment wanted
June 15, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Family groups say Labor's paid parental leave scheme is bad economic policy and should be amended.

Council caution for new treatment
June 15, 2010 at 5:13 AM

The Cancer Council has sounded a cautionary note after an Australian company said a new treatment may be able to shrink inoperable tumours.

Fans backed on blowing vuvuzelas
June 15, 2010 at 5:04 AM

Sepp Blatter has defended South African fans' right to blow their vuvuzela horns at World Cup matches despite global criticism from television viewers of the constant blaring noise.

Riot police break up World Cup protest
June 15, 2010 at 5:01 AM

Police have fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up Monday's protest by unhappy stadium staff in the first major unrest of the football World Cup.

Israel may ease Gaza blockade
June 15, 2010 at 4:56 AM

Israel has agreed in principle to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip, with the exception of arms and military material, Middle East envoy Tony Blair says.

Greenpeace breaks into nuclear plant
June 15, 2010 at 4:45 AM

Police arrested some 50 Greenpeace activists for breaking into a Swedish nuclear plant demanding that parliament reject the building of new nuclear facilities, the environmental group and police said.

Israel slammed over Gaza inquiry
June 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM

Israel's cabinet has backed the creation of an internal committee to probe its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, in a move swiftly dismissed by both Turkey and the Palestinians.

Childhood hearing services short $10m
June 15, 2010 at 4:32 AM

Australia's not-for-profit services that teach vital skills to hearing impaired children say they are facing a $10 million funding shortfall.

Barcelona bans burqas in govt buildings
June 15, 2010 at 3:59 AM

Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to bar the use of face-covering Islamic veils in municipal buildings.

Vic police nab 8000 drivers over weekend
June 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Almost 8000 driving offences were committed in Victoria over the long weekend, and speeding accounted for almost half of them.

Dubai may seek extradition of Mossad
June 14, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Dubai may seek the extradition of an alleged Mossad spy arrested in Poland on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a Hamas operative in the Emirates.

William and Harry join for Africa tour
June 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Britain's Princes William and Harry began a six-day joint tour of southern Africa on Monday, which will see the brothers combine the football World Cup with charity and conservation visits.

Obama on fourth visit to Gulf oil spill
June 14, 2010 at 9:29 PM

President Barack Obama sets off on Monday on a fourth visit to states stricken by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in a sign of the seriousness of the disaster both for the country and his presidency.

Boat people drown on way to Australia
June 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Up to 12 asylum-seekers are believed to have drowned during a failed attempt to reach Australia from Indonesia.

Tougher penalties for aviation offences
June 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Making a bomb threat on an aircraft or threatening flight crew will carry more severe penalties to be more consistent with other criminal laws.

Socceroos' World Cup hopes in doubt
June 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM

The Socceroos' World Cup looks dead and buried after they were destroyed by a brilliant Germany 4-0 and had Tim Cahill sent off in their Group D opening match.

Space probe returns to earth
June 14, 2010 at 10:14 AM

A Japanese space probe carrying dust samples from an asteroid has landed in the South Australian outback.