Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers’ hearts in Dirty Dancing and then broke them with Ghost, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.September 15, 2009, 8:10 am
The parents of Victorian backpacker Britt Lapthorne are preparing for an emotional return to the Croatian seaside town where she died to mark the first anniversary of her disappearance.September 15, 2009, 7:19 am
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has received a standing ovation on Wednesday as he made his first public appearance since returning to work after a liver transplant.September 10, 2009, 6:59 am
Treasurer Wayne Swan has defended the Group of 20 nations for failing to reach an agreement on curbing bank bonuses.September 6, 2009, 9:51 am
Three teenagers armed with a machete went on a crime spree in Perth's southern suburbs yesterday, attacking two people and attempting to rob two young girls.September 3, 2009, 8:27 am
US prison authorities have denied media reports that convicted Wall Street fraud Bernard Madoff is dying of cancer.August 25, 2009, 6:48 am
Australian and British government officials are facing calls for an inquiry into the exhumation of hundreds of Australian and British World War I soldiers from a mass grave in France.August 19, 2009, 6:30 am
Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning role as The Joker in the latest Batman blockbuster has been criticised for promoting a misleading and prejudiced view of schizophrenics.August 18, 2009, 6:52 pm
A suspected suicide car bomb has exploded on a busy main road in the Afghan capital, killing seven people and wounding about 50 others two days before key elections, officials said.August 18, 2009, 5:49 pm
A British man and his sister aged in their 60s are believed to have broken an Australian medical record after becoming the oldest people to swap bone marrow.August 17, 2009, 5:56 pm
Papua New Guinea authorities have acknowledged they will be conducting their first full-scale forensic air crash investigation as they work out what brought down a plane carrying Kokoda-bound trekkers.August 17, 2009, 5:36 pm
A truck packed with explosives rammed through the gates of a police compound in southern Russia and exploded in an attack that killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens, officials said.August 17, 2009, 3:39 pm
When the Solomon Islands hotel he was staying in came under siege from rioters and looters during civil uprisings in Honiara in 2006, Steven Gunser's training kicked in.August 17, 2009, 5:52 am
A former Perth man killed in the Kokoda Trail air crash was a "father's perfect son" who worked as a firefighter but also dreamed of a life on the stage.August 12, 2009, 11:45 pm
On Thursday, Germany marks the fateful summer day in 1961 when Berliners woke to find their city carved in two - an anniversary that still awakens painful memories on both sides of the fallen Wall.August 12, 2009, 8:31 pm
A Sunshine Coast woman who was on a plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea en route to the Kokoda track, had been raising money for an African school.August 12, 2009, 9:45 am
Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull, whose father died in a plane crash, says he understands the anguish of the families of those aboard a plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea.August 12, 2009, 8:43 am
Authorities are investigating unconfirmed reports from villagers in the Mount Bellamy area of Papua New Guinea that there may be a plane crash site "nearby", Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says.August 12, 2009, 6:30 am
A British security guard arrested in Iraq over the shooting death of two of his colleagues, including an Australian, said a drunken brawl led to the incident, in comments published here on Tuesday.August 11, 2009, 9:46 am
After 124 days at sea tackling fierce storms, 20m waves and even close calls with ships and whales, British rower Sarah Outen made history on Monday night by becoming the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean.August 5, 2009, 6:14 am
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