Chris Hemsworth named among Hollywood's highest-paid actors with $40 million

Donning a cape and saving the universe continues to be good for Chris Hemsworth's bank account.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:23 pm

'A spit in the face': Miu Miu removes $2000 'Holocaust' dress from sale

Miu Miu clearly hasn't learned from Zara's poor example.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:21 pm

UK Liberal group backs same-sex marriage 'yes' vote: 'It makes complete sense'

Liberal party members living in the United Kingdom have declared their official support for the "yes" campaign in the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:19 pm

CBA facing potential class action over disclosure of laundering allegations

The Commonwealth Bank faces a potential investor class action over its disclosure of more than 53,000 alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws, following a sharp fall in its share price when the scandal emerged earlier this month.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:16 pm

Geoffrey Boycott apologises for 'unacceptable' blackface joke

Geoffrey Boycott will continue as a BBC Test Match Special pundit after offering an unreserved apology for an alleged racist comment.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:15 pm

Connie Johnson sees the positives in final stages of terminal cancer

“I still have my hands and my arms for hugging my children, I still have eyesight for seeing my friends.”

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:13 pm

Up to half of Chinese buyers leave apartments vacant

A quarter of Chinese buying property overseas leave their apartments vacant and the majority pay for their purchase with cash, a survey of mainland Chinese customers by investment bank UBS shows.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:08 pm

End of an era for Chapel Street antiques dealer

A family business that has been running since 1901 will end 93 years of continuous trading in Melbourne's popular Chapel Street when it sells its historic shop.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:06 pm

IAG profits rise 48.6 per cent to $929 million

Insurance Australia Group's profits have jumped by nearly half to $929 million, helped by stronger investment income and reserve releases due to the very low inflation environment.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:05 pm

Man viciously attacked over a cigarette at Dandenong Hospital

A man was attacked after being approached by a group of men asking for a cigarette outside Dandenong Hospital.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:05 pm

Markets Live: Global mood lifts

Global markets perked up overnight but earnings are the only game in town today for ASX investors with Woolworths, IAG, Vocus and Coca-Cola Amatil reporting.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:03 pm

Two women, one man to face court over stolen cars found at Pine Island

Three people are set to face court after being arrested on Tuesday.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:01 pm

Avoiding pesticides could reduce worldwide suicide rates

A new study published in The Lancet sheds insight into suicide prevention and provides new reason to choose pesticide-free.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:00 pm

Dreamworld disaster leads to new industrial manslaughter laws

Older rides may also be closed down if they don't meet standards.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:59 pm

Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson speaks about life, love and death from her Canberra hospice bed

Connie Johnson has spoken from her hospice bed in Canberra to let the public know she is "still here''.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:55 pm

China's Nanshan Group adds Brett Blundy's Hawkesbury River estate to portfolio

The son of one of China's richest men "Jeremy" Jianmin Song has ramped up his push to buy Australian assets.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:52 pm

Spanish swimmer Fernando Alvarez sacrifices medal chance in Barcelona tribute

The Spanish swimming champion held a minute's silence on the blocks for the victims of the terrorist attack.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:51 pm

Woolworths underlying net profit falls 3.6 per cent as Big W woes continue

Woolworths has reported a 3.6 per cent drop in underlying profit from continuing operations , driven by heavy losses in its troubled Big W chain and discounting in its supermarket division.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:50 pm

Rex Tillerson says Pakistan must help get Taliban to peace table

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Pakistan must adopt a "different approach" to ending the 16-year Afghanistan conflict.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:49 pm

Biotech chief Alex Szabo puts Hawthorn East home Cheverny on the market

Szabo and pharmaceutical company executive wife Carolyn are downsizing from their French provincial-style family home, Cheverny.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:48 pm

With Bannon back in charge, Breitbart unleashes fury at Trump for Afghanistan speech

It's officially on. Breitbart News, with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon back in charge, is ripping mad at US President Donald Trump after Monday's Afghanistan speech foreshadowed an increase in ground troops.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:44 pm

Barcelona plotters planned bigger attack with explosives, suspect tells court

Madrid: An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives, a judicial source said.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:42 pm

What it's like to stay at President Trump's boyhood home in Queens, New York - now an Airbnb rental

​By the dawn's early light, I searched the kitchen of Donald Trump's childhood home in Queens for a coffee mug.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:42 pm

Master Builders ACT sign memorandum to improve mental health among tradies

The rate of suicide in the construction industry is higher than the general population, but help is available.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:41 pm

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale fronts court after arrest warning

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has arrived at court after failing to appear at his last mention.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:30 pm