Severing his finger in a bid for attention was a "ridiculous" act, serial killer Ivan Milat has admitted in letters to his family.May 27, 2009, 7:15 am
A vaccine to counter human swine flu is still some months away, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says.May 27, 2009, 6:45 am
The national total of swine flu cases has topped 50, with the number doubling in just one day.May 27, 2009, 6:30 am
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At least 21 children are among the 44 confirmed cases of swine flu in Australia, with 18 children infected with the potentially deadly virus in Victoria alone.May 26, 2009, 6:30 pm
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles in a move set to heighten tensions after its latest nuclear weapons test drew global condemnation.May 26, 2009, 5:00 pm
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Australia is heading for a warmer and possibly drier winter this year, with early indications an El Nino event is developing, the national weather forecaster's most recent outlook suggests.May 26, 2009, 4:30 pm
An Australian man has been shot dead in the central Philippines by a local man while drinking at a bar, police say.May 26, 2009, 3:00 pm
Australia stands out as an island of calm amid the global economic storm despite pessimistic government and media responses, an international business confidence survey shows.May 26, 2009, 2:45 pm
The Senate's crossbench says the emissions trading scheme is dead in its present form.May 26, 2009, 2:15 pm
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Virgin Blue flight has made an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport after one of its tyres burst.May 26, 2009, 2:00 pm
Australian women are as keen as men to take part in consensual group sex, and they initiate it almost as often.May 26, 2009, 1:45 pm
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Thirteen Queenslanders on board the cruise ship that was quarantined in Sydney due to swine flu fears have been admitted to Gold Coast Hospital's emergency department after reporting flu-like symptoms.May 26, 2009, 6:15 am
Former prime minister Paul Keating and former ACTU boss Bill Kelty have warned the federal government not to raise the superannuation qualifying age to 67.May 26, 2009, 6:00 am
Two children aboard a cruise ship that arrived in Sydney yesterday are the latest Australian swine flu cases.May 26, 2009, 6:00 am
Australian scientists have found a way to reverse one of the causes of floppy baby syndrome, a paralysing disorder that kills thousands of infants every year.May 25, 2009, 11:00 pm
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