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Tom Rogic on song as Celtic maintain dominance with win over Rangers

Tom Rogic scored for Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic as Brendan Rodgers' side maintained their dominance over bitter rivals Rangers with a 2-0 win in the Old Firm derby. Second-half strikes from Socceroos midfielder Rogic and Leigh Griffiths ensured

15 min. ago in Canberra Times
 

Brazilian army deploys troops in Rio slum as Rock in Rio plays on

Rio de Janeiro: Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries t

21 min. ago in Canberra Times
 

Uber willing to make concessions to reverse London licence decision

US taxi firm Uber is willing to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence in the city, which represents a potentially big blow for the fast-growing company. The Sunday Times reported the possibility

30 min. ago in Canberra Times
 

Strong Sydney can't carry the country forever

Sydney is making Australia look good. It's Greater Sydney that has brought the national unemployment rate down to 5.6 per cent, instead of something starting with a 6. It's Sydney's very low mortgage arrears rate of just 0.84 per cent that held the natio

30 min. ago in Canberra Times
 

Westpac, ANZ, ditch ATM fee in wake of CBA move

Australia's big banks are rapidly following the Commonwealth Bank's decision on Sunday to ditch ATM fees charged to customers of other institutions.  By Sunday afternoon, Westpac and ANZ had both announced they would also ditch the fee for cash withdrawa

30 min. ago in Canberra Times
 

Technical trade: ASX about to break out?

Technical traders looking at the patterns of the ASX200 are seeing signs of an impending breakout, after months of the market trading listlessly sideways, lacking any real conviction.  A tentative triangle pattern has emerged on trading screens and the p

today, 13:41 in Canberra Times
 

Tenth straight indoor cricket World Cup win gives Canberra's Vinesh Bennett perfect swansong

Canberra indoor cricket great Vinesh Bennett enjoyed a fairytale ending to his storied international career as Australia clinched a 10th straight men's indoor cricket World Cup. Australia thumped New Zealand 94-48 in the open men's decider to give Bennet

today, 13:37 in Canberra Times
 

Nationals have edge as major parties prepare to court New Zealand First leader

Wellington: The leaders of New Zealand's two main parties will have to court NZ First's Winston Peters to help form government after Saturday's election failed to deliver a clear majority win. Incumbent Prime Minister Bill English has a stronger hand bec

today, 13:10 in Canberra Times
 

RisingTideFallingStar review: Philip Hoare plunges into the mysteries of the sea

THE NATURAL WORLD RisingTideFallingStar PHILIP HOARE Fourth Estate, $29.99 Reading the sea, like writing about the sea, has its pitfalls, as does the gloshing, gulching sea itself. In truth there is no such thing as a perfect ocean, nor a perfect book, e

today, 12:30 in Canberra Times
 

North Korea says rockets to United States 'inevitable' after Trump comments

North Korea said on Saturday firing its rockets at the US mainland was "inevitable" after US President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man", in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over the...

today, 12:17 in Canberra Times
 

Trump lashes John McCain over opposition to new Republican health care push

Somerset, New Jersey: President Donald Trump has lashed out at Republican Senator John McCain, for breaking with him and opposing his party's latest plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and been deceived by

today, 12:17 in Canberra Times
 

Money flows into European funds as German election helps quell populist fears

The populist fear that spooked markets last year has mostly subsided, with Germany set to re-elect Angela Merkel as Chancellor and optimistic signs the European economy is enjoying sustainable economic growth.  According to polls, Angela Merkel is largel

today, 11:58 in Canberra Times
 

Cracks in a Puerto Rican dam sends clear message to residents: leave now

Isabela, Puerto Rico: The police came to this coastal city, nicknamed the Garden of the Northwest, in trucks, jeeps and medical evacuation vans. The city's public safety director wore a life jacket. Their message was simple: Get out. Play Video Replay Vi

today, 11:36 in Canberra Times
 

Bali 'safe for tourists' despite risk of Mount Agung volcano erupting

Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has urged tourists to continue visiting Bali, saying the resort island is safe except for the area around Mount Agung, a volcano in eastern Indonesia that could erupt at any time. Three hundred tremors were

today, 11:01 in Canberra Times
 

Manchester rules the roost as City and United share EPL lead

Manchester City and Manchester United have both won to remain level on points at the top of the Premier League. City continued their high-scoring ways with a 5-0 home thrashing of last-placed Crystal Palace while United were 1-0 winners at Southampton. P

today, 10:55 in Canberra Times
 
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