Broncos stars Tevita Pangai Jr, Matt Lodge sign new deals - Courier Mail

Brisbane have completed their $2 million retention spree with blockbusting forward Tevita Pangai Jr formally signing a new deal with the Broncos. Pangai Jr's Broncos cohort Matt Lodge completed his remarkable NRL resurrection by inking a two-year ...-- https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/brisbane-prop-matt-lodge-has-committed-to-the-broncos-with-new-twoyear-contract/news-story/331411fd05aea2681e189ed5eab0f1f8

Canberra Raiders fined $150000 for shifting NRL game to Wagga - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Canberra Raiders have been slugged with a $150,000 fine for moving a home game to Wagga next year after the ACT government deemed the club was in breach of a deal to play all matches in the capital. It can be revealed the government will enforce ...and more »-- https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/canberra-raiders-fined-150-000-for-shifting-nrl-game-to-wagga-20181205-p50kag.html

Raw Politics: Can Macron survive the 'Yellow Vest' movement? - euronews

After three weeks of protest, the French government has shelved its planned tax hikes but the 'Yellow Vest' movement shows no sign of ending. President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has taken another dive and some commentators believe it will be ...-- https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/06/raw-politics-can-macron-survive-the-yellow-vest-movement

Washington Post: Saudi government paid for rooms at Trump's DC hotel - CNN

Washington (CNN) A lobbying firm backed by Saudi Arabia booked hundreds of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington shortly after the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The firm, Qorvis/MSLGroup, "has long ...-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/politics/trump-hotel-saudi-arabia-lobbyists/index.html

Khawaja's classic catch contributes to 'shambolic' Indian batting - The Sydney Morning Herald

Virat Kohli had declared the Adelaide Oval his overseas batting paradise but it quickly became a nightmare after he fell to one of the great gully catches on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. The Indian captain was confident his fast ...-- https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/khawaja-s-classic-catch-contributes-to-shambolic-indian-batting-20181205-p50kg1.html

ASX set to fall as global stocks extend rout; $A down - The Australian Financial Review

Australian shares are set to tumble as a global sell-off deepened on the back of renewed uncertainty over the US-China trade deal and the arrest of Huawei's CFO over suspected sanctions violations. ASX futures were down 51 points to 5606. The $A ...and more »-- https://www.afr.com/markets/equity-markets/asx-set-to-fall-as-global-stocks-extend-rout-a-down-20181207-h18uf1

'Uber... saved my family,' says Lance Armstrong - MarketWatch

Disgraced Tour de France champ got in early with ride-sharing company that's been valued at $120 billion. Getty Images. Lance Armstrong and his long-time partner Anna Hansen at an art benefit in Aspen, Colo., in 2013. By ...-- https://www.marketwatch.com/story/uber-saved-my-family-says-lance-armstrong-2018-12-06

US tech execs warned on China travel after Huawei executive arrest - The Sydney Morning Herald

Washington: US technology company executives have been warned not to travel to China because of fears of retaliation following the shock arrest and possible extradition to America of a senior executive of Chinese telco giant Hauwei. Meng Wanzhou ...-- https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/us-tech-execs-warned-on-china-travel-after-huawei-executive-arrest-20181207-p50krk.html

Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5000 Prisoners - New York Times

CAIRO — Yemen's warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners, starting peace consultations in Sweden that aim to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and pushed millions to the brink of famine. The United Nations ...-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/middleeast/yemen-peace-talks.html

Concert review: Epic 'Livin' On A Prayer' singalong sums up Bon Jovi's ageless appeal - Courier Mail

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE TOUR. SUNCORP STADIUM, BRISBANE. DEC 6, 2018. SOME buzzkills will insist on calling Bon Jovi a “guilty pleasure”. It's definitely time to drop the guilty – this is good, innocent fun, consummate musicianship packaged up ...and more »-- https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/concert-review-epic-livin-on-a-prayer-singalong-sums-up-bon-jovis-ageless-appeal/news-story/d97d1409d1635de955464742072eb665

Kabul votes in election declared invalid - NEWS.com.au

All votes cast in Kabul during the October parliamentary election are invalid, Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) says. Major fraud and mismanagement on the part of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) were ...-- https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/kabul-votes-in-election-declared-invalid/news-story/dd3d8f318b80ac9777ba56c24e11f13a

UN: Populist Nationalism Threatens Human Rights Declaration - Voice of America

The U.N.'s top human rights official warned that the rise of populist nationalism threatens many of the freedoms, rights and protections enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Born out of the devastation of two world wars, the ...-- https://www.voanews.com/a/un-populist-nationalism-threatens-human-rights-declaration/4687896.html

Lost in stagnation: Behind the refugee bill that plunged the Parliament into chaos - The Sydney Morning Herald

At the centre of the chaos and filibustering of the year's final day of Parliament was a bill to alter the way Australia treats sick refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. According to the Greens, Labor and advocates on the crossbench, the bill proposed a ...-- https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/lost-in-stagnation-behind-the-refugee-bill-that-plunged-the-parliament-into-chaos-20181206-p50koo.html

Chris Dawson faces court over wife's murder - NEWS.com.au

Former Newtown Jets star Chris Dawson will have a chance to apply for bail on a charge of murdering his wife Lyn when he appears in court again next week. Mr Dawson appeared in court for the first time on Thursday but didn't apply for bail and it was ...-- https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/chris-dawson-to-front-court-over-wifes-murder/news-story/3816dce4650e78787d5ed259f2f3e3fe

Reserve Bank paves way for further cuts in official interest rates - The Australian

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. The Reserve Bank has paved the way for further cuts to the official interest rate and could even resort to quantitative easing — “printing money” to buy government bonds — to ward off a potential ...-- https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/reserve-bank-paves-way-for-further-cuts-in-official-interest-rates/news-story/de78ea629f6efc63cc17564bca562f2e

Afghan election bodies at loggerheads over vote in capital - Yahoo News

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's top election authority on Thursday rejected a ruling by the Electoral Complaints Commission that fraud and mismanagement had rendered invalid the votes cast in Kabul, the capital, during last October's parliamentary ...-- https://www.yahoo.com/news/afghan-election-complaint-body-says-vote-capital-kabul-095044668--sector.html

Iran suicide bombing: At least two killed and 15 injured in attack outside police headquarters in Chabahar - The Independent

A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded several others when they blew up their car outside police headquarters in Iran. The attack in the southeastern port of Chabahar is claimed the lives of two police officers and left 15 people ...-- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-suicide-bombing-attack-police-headquarters-chabahar-death-toll-victims-injuries-a8670156.html

F1 news: How Daniel Ricciardo's Renault decision affected final Red Bull season - NEWS.com.au

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted his race preparation for the races leading up to the summer break may have been affected by the stressful process of deciding to leave Red Bull which often left him struggling for sleep. The Australian shocked Formula One ...-- https://www.news.com.au/sport/motorsport/formula-one/f1-news-how-daniel-ricciardos-renault-decision-affected-final-red-bull-season/news-story/efede158f43bbe141e974f2cd5a02013

Natalie Portman recounts shock Melbourne AFL training session appearance on Ellen Show - NEWS.com.au

Hollywood star Natalie Portman has recounted her random appearance at Melbourne training on popular US TV program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, revealing she was even sledged by non-Demons fans for donning red and blue. Portman was a shock ...-- https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/natalie-portman-recounts-shock-melbourne-afl-training-session-appearance-on-ellen-show/news-story/991de479e2ca4ea6abd790df40400dbb

A Serving Of Fries Should Have 6, A Harvard Professor Said, But Here's Why Setting That Limit Is Misguided - Bustle

Imagine, if you will, that you've just gone to your favorite fast food joint and ordered a burger and fries. You receive the familiar paper bag full of food, clutching it in your hands as you inhale the intoxicating perfume of your meal in all its ...-- https://www.bustle.com/p/a-serving-of-fries-should-have-6-a-harvard-professor-said-but-heres-why-setting-that-limit-is-misguided-13249631

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen could soak central Queensland - 9news.com.au

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen may cause heavy rain and flooding in parts of central Queensland towards the end of this week. It's a potentially mixed blessing to end the prolonged and record-breaking heatwave that has gripped parts of the state.-- https://www.9news.com.au/2018/12/05/16/27/ex-tropical-cyclone-owen-could-soak-central-queensland

Yemen's warring parties to convene for peace talks in Sweden - Irish Times

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to Google+ Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App ...-- https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/yemen-s-warring-parties-to-convene-for-peace-talks-in-sweden-1.3722210

Einstein's famous 'God letter' sells for $4 million - The Australian

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the “God letter” because he discussed his thoughts about religion has fetched close to $4 million at an auction in New York. The letter, which ...-- https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/einsteins-famous-god-letter-sells-for-4-million/news-story/7160013ebf80d0ff316db6d26e66b0e3

Three killed in Iran 'terror attack' - state TV - Independent.ie

A "terrorist attack" has killed at least three people and wounded several others in the south-eastern port city of Chabahar, Iranian state television says. It reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday. Details were ...-- https://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/three-killed-in-iran-terror-attack-state-tv-37600728.html

Driver seriously injured after crashing into tree in Gould Creek - The Advertiser

Just after 5.30pm on Thursday, the car crashed into a tree on the side of Black Top Rd in Gould Creek, near the intersection of Gulfview Dr. The driver and only occupant of the car sustained serious injuries in the crash. Major Crash Investigators are ...and more »-- https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/driver-seriously-injured-after-crashing-into-tree-in-gould-creek/news-story/73d9244155abc121386c19fe8b1342f4

E-commerce grows amid overall retail slump - Inside Retail

Online retail accounted for 5.9 per cent of total retail turnover in October, compared to 4.7 per cent a year prior and 5.6 per cent in September, according to data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Total retail sales increased ...and more »-- https://www.insideretail.com.au/news/e-commerce-grows-amid-overall-retail-slump-201812

Pat Cummins stuns cricket with 'best run out ever!' - Fox Sports

His body should not be able to do what he did at 6.30pm (AEDT) on Thursday. In what turned out to be the final play of Day 1 of the first Test, Cummins somehow produced what cricket legend Adam Gilchrist labelled the “best run out ever”. Cheteshwar ...and more »-- https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/pat-cummins-stuns-cricket-with-best-run-out-ever/news-story/197d154f86c1b7f85e3fd62b3072fc02

Bush was 'last great soldier-statesman' - Herald Sun

The former US president George HW Bush has been hailed at his state funeral as a World War II hero, Cold War veteran and architect of a US victory against Iraq, who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American politics. Amid an unusual ...-- https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/george-hw-bush-farewelled-in-washington/news-story/ebc477b3c9b25b687f41a14046ea3f6d

Fire damages property north of Adelaide - Geelong Advertiser

A watch and act warning has been issued for the fire which is burning about four kilometres south of Two Wells. The Country Fire Service says the blaze has impacted one property near Horseshoe Crescent but is not expected to cause problems for ...-- https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/breaking-news/fire-damages-property-north-of-adelaide/news-story/e344708fb71ec2415bb9f86d9d19ed7d

Narendra Modi emerges as most talked about Indian personality on Twitter; Check who else in on the list - ABP Live

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has topped the list of most talked about Indian accounts on micro-blogging site Twitter. According to an update by the India page of the social media platform, PM Modi was followed by Congress President Rahul ...and more »-- https://www.abplive.in/india-news/narendra-modi-emerges-as-most-talked-about-indian-personality-on-twitter-check-who-else-in-on-the-list-787923

Suspected of Crimes, Netanyahu Is Also Suspected of Fear-Mongering - New York Times

JERUSALEM — No sooner had the Israeli military excavators begun to drill into the rocky ground than the suspicions burst forth. They were not directed so much at Hezbollah, Israel's archenemy to the north: Few Israelis were completely surprised at ...-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/world/middleeast/israel-netanyahu-tunnels.html

Former Murray Goulburn boss Gary Helou hit with $200000 fine over farmgate milk price claims - The Australian

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou will pay a $200,000 fine and has been banned from the dairy industry for three years for making misleading claims about farmgate milk prices the ...and more »-- https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/former-murray-goulburn-boss-gary-helou-hit-with-200000-fine-over-farmgate-milk-price-claims/news-story/73c0aa221b717576dc9b2172d5390e36

Climate change 'security threat' to NZ - report - Newsroom

A new report from the New Zealand military has described climate change as “one of the greatest security challenges” facing the country in the coming decades, highlighting the risk of violent conflict as waters rise in the Pacific. The document says ...and more »-- https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/12/05/352120/climate-change-security-threat-to-nz-report

The Latest: Florida woman slain in Costa Rica a 'happy soul' - Washington Post

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Latest on the Florida woman who was found slain in Costa Rica (all times local):. 3:05 p.m.. A friend of a Florida woman who was slain while on vacation in Costa Rica says his friend was a “happy soul” who made everyone ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/the-latest-airbnb-removes-costa-rica-listing-after-slaying/2018/12/05/c71d3702-f8c2-11e8-8642-c9718a256cbd_story.html

Kawhi Leonard proving why he belongs atop MVP leaderboard - ESPN

TORONTO -- The NBA's Most Valuable Player award is officially given out based on how players perform over the course of the league's 82-game regular season. In truth, though, the narratives that frame the race are set by the time Christmas rolls around.-- http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25465120/kawhi-leonard-proving-why-belongs-atop-nba-mvp-leaderboard

Former SA premier Jay Weatherill bails out of politics - The New Daily

Former Douth Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will retire from politics, confirming this morning it was “time to hand on the baton”. The decision to resign from parliament “before the end of the year” will prompt a by-election in his safe seat of ...-- https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/sa/2018/12/06/ex-sa-premier-jay-weatherill-bails-out-of-politics/

Police set to turn St Kilda blue as temperatures rise and booze ban hits - The Age

Police will flood the St Kilda foreshore as a two-day heatwave hits the city, coinciding with a new summer booze ban. Violence along the foreshore often spikes in warmer weather, police say, which has prompted the City of Port Phillip council to ban ...-- https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/police-set-to-turn-st-kilda-blue-as-temperatures-rise-and-booze-ban-hits-20181206-p50ki6.html

Anthony Seibold rolls out sub-woofers as new Red Hill era begins - Courier Mail

Now they are the Boombox Broncos. The techno-logical age has arrived at Red Hill with new Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold introducing sub-woofers, thumping beats and motivational music to inspire Broncos troops for their 2019 premiership tilt. Broncos ...-- https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/broncos/anthony-seibold-rolls-out-subwoofers-as-new-red-hill-era-begins/news-story/2e210187a88cae28921b1739c111e927