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Royal hoax DJs taken off air amid anger over death

There has public outrage after the suspected suicide of a nurse caught out by radio pranksters pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

WikiLeaks founder Assange to run for senate in Aus

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has announced via it's Twitter account that founder Julian Assange will run for Australian senate.

Earth Hour aims for hope in darkened world

Lights will go out around the world on Saturday with hundreds of millions of people set to take part in the Earth Hour climate change campaign.

Activists, Japanese whalers clash in Antarctic waters

Anti-whaling activists and Japanese harpoonists have blamed each other for a collision between their ships in Antarctic waters.

Australia mourns ‘genius’ Sydney Opera House designer

Australia on Sunday mourned the death of Danish architect Joern Utzon, who designed Sydney's iconic, sail-shaped Opera House.

Australian turns waste water into winning wines

World-beating winemaker Michael Fragos sees his South Australian vineyards as the perfect spot to grow grapes. The only problem is the lack of water in one of the country's driest states, a hurdle that he and other McLaren Vale vignerons have overcome by using treated waste water to irrigate the deep green vines.

Australia’s koalas extinct within a decade?

Extreme drought, ferocious bushfires and urban development are killing Australia's koalas and could push the species towards extinction within a decade, environmentalists are warning. Alarms about the demise of the iconic and peculiar animal, which sleeps about 20 hours per day and eats only the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, have been raised before.

Australia captivated by sex and dating blog

At 22, Sam Brett is one of Australia's most widely read writers. But it's not her insights into politics, the economy or even sport that have her readers hooked. The pithy columns on Brett's blog are far more personal, delving instead into the intricacies of sex and relationships in the cyber-age. One day's talking point will be why men cheat; another's whether office relationships always end badly.

Solomons hope to promote World War II tourism

Anderson Dua likes the way his collection of World War II aircraft lies exposed to the elements, kept almost exactly as they were when downed or abandoned in the battle of Guadalcanal. Pounded by the blazing tropical sun on the jungle's edge outside Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, the planes have been pierced with bullet holes. Dua doesn't believe in repairing them. "It's not interesting," he says.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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