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UN: Future of food under 'severe threat'

TwitterThe future of food supplies is under "severe threat" because of the number of animal and plant species disappearing, a United Nations report has found. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Hobart to get $30m for affordable housing

TwitterTasmania's capital will get a $30 million boost to help provide more affordable housing in a deal announced by the federal government. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Breakdancing on agenda for Paris Olympics

TwitterBreakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing could all be on the agenda for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games if the French capital's organising committee has its way. (function(d, s, id) (document,...

Prison officer accused of rape gets bail

TwitterA senior Sydney prison officer accused of rape and sexually abusing two female inmates has been granted bail. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

81 dead as fire guts old Dhaka district

TwitterA devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 81 people. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Blueberries can help lower blood pressure

TwitterA big helping of blueberries each day can improve blood pressure in healthy people, research shows. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

NSW cops at scene of premier 'poo protest'

TwitterNSW Police are monitoring Premier Gladys Berejiklian's electorate office after thousands of social media users committed to defecate on the doorstep in response to her government's stance on pill testing. (function(d,...

Call for rewrite of work harassment rules

TwitterLeaders have a responsibility to ensure harassment is not happening under their noses, former Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs says. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

More kids in child care with new system

TwitterMore children are in childcare for more hours than the government envisaged under its new subsidy system, initial data shows. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));