Blogger forced police to pounce on criminals after three years of secrecy

It was the perfect secret criminal investigation. A messaging app that thousands of underworld figures thought was completely encrypted and hidden from global law enforcement, distributed through special mobile phones that were only in the hands of alleged criminals. Instead, the app and the jailbroken phones had been distributed, and were being controlled and watched … Read more

Winemakers welcome Australia’s decision to refer China to World Trade Organization over tariffs

Australian winemakers have welcomed the federal government’s decision to refer China to the international trade umpire over tariffs that have crippled Australian wine exports.  Trade Minister Dan Tehan on Saturday announced that Australia was taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the tariffs, which are currently expected to remain for five years. “We … Read more

Revisiting 2010 Chile mine rescue

It has been more than a decade since a team of miners became trapped underground in northern Chile. What followed was a painstaking rescue with no guarantees. For several weeks the men communicated with those above ground via video messages, battling hunger and faded hopes of rescue. It has been more than a decade since … Read more

Deputy PM not distracted by Barnaby Joyce challenge talk

As talk of a challenge for the Nationals leadership by Barnaby Joyce swirls, the Deputy Prime Minister says he’s focused on bigger issues. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman The Deputy Prime Minister has responded to reports he could face a challenge for the Nationals leadership by Barnaby Joyce as early as Monday. The ABC … Read more

Ultraconservative cleric wins Iran presidential vote after many rivals were barred from running

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running. Mr Raisi won 62 per cent of the vote with about 90 per cent of ballots counted from Friday’s election, poll officials said, without releasing turnout figures, after the three … Read more

NSW Swifts post comfortable 64-52 Super Netball victory over Queensland Firebirds

The NSW Swifts have moved to the top of the Super Netball ladder on percentage following a 64-52 win over the Queensland Firebirds. Key points: The Swifts are on top of the ladder, with the Lightning, Fever and Giants having a game in hand Sam Wallace scored 49 goals and two super shots for the Swifts … Read more