The Latest ABC News (Timestamp = EST*)
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:05
Gay couple marries despite looming High Court decision on ACT laws - Just In
Ulises Garcia and Craig Berry say they will get married as many times as necessary for their union to be formally recognised at a national level.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:51
Christmas Express makes its way through central Australia - Just In
The Christmas Express has made its way through Central Australia bringing cheer to rural kids and raising much needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:15
Labor, Greens join forces on Senate inquiry into Direct Action policy - Just In
Labor and the Greens have moved to set up a Senate inquiry into the Government's multi-million dollar Direct Action policy.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:49
Religious celebrant feels privileged to perform same-sex marriage in ACT - Just In
A former Anglican priest and Uniting Church Minister is the only religious celebrant who can legally perform same-sex marriages in the ACT.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:48
Bob Dylan's guitar sold in auction for more than $1 million - Just In
An electric guitar once owned by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been sold for a record-breaking $1.06 million.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:43
Suspected thieves detained and treated for radiation poisoning - Just In
Six men are being treated for possible radiation poisoning at a Mexico hospital, where they are being detained in connection with the theft of radioactive material.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:33
Prominent businessman and wife killed in India car crash - Just In
Prominent Queensland businessman Greg Grant and his wife Patricia have been killed in a car crash in India.
The accident occurred in Udaipur, in the country's west, where the pair were on holidays.
Mr Grant owned a saddlery business and was well-regarded among the horsing industry.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:21
Your say: World Cup draw - Just In
Australia will take on champions Spain, 2010 runners-up Netherlands and Chile in Group B at next year's World Cup. What do you think of the Socceroos' chances given the state of the draw? Have your say.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:43
North Korea deports American war veteran for 'humanitarian' reasons - Just In
North Korea says it has deported an American veteran of the Korean War, who had been detained in the country since October.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:22
Jetstar's future at Avalon Airport uncertain - Just In
Jetstar's revelation the airline is reconsidering its future at Avalon Airport near Geelong has set alarm bells ringing, with the regional city's future prosperity on the line.
Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson have issued a plea to Jetstar for a 12-month reprieve on any decision about its future at Avalon.
Avalon has been considered a key component to Geelong's future prosperity as a transport and logistics hub and international terminal.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:06
Prime Minister cracks down on travel expenses with strict new approval guidelines - Just In
The Prime Minister has introduced strict new approval guidelines as part of a clampdown on government travel costs.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:55
Mothers make emotional appeal for missing daughters - Just In
The mothers of two missing teenage girls from Sydney's north-west have made an emotional appeal for them to return home.
Teagan Lloyd and Skye Keenan, both aged 13, were last seen leaving their high school in the Rouse Hill area at lunchtime on Wednesday.
At a press conference with police, Teagan's mother Lisa told the media she wants to know the girls are safe.
"Teagan please come home or contact somebody, we desperately miss you, love you," she said.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:49
First Australian same-sex marriages take place - Just In
The first same-sex weddings in Australia have taken place in the ACT today, as couples rush to get married ahead of a High Court decision.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:17
Spill of contaminated material at Ranger uranium mine - Just In
There has been a serious spill of contaminated slurry at a uranium mine near Jabiru in the Northern Territory.
The Ranger mine's operator Energy Resources of Australia said a tank in the processing area of the mine failed at about 1:00am.
It said the material was contained within the processing area there is no impact on the surrounding area.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:01
Second Ashes Test Day Three: live blog - Just In
Mitchell Johnson claimed seven wickets as Australia bowled England out for 172 on day three in Adelaide.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:25
Australia's World Cup draw forces check of expectations - Just In
Australia needs a miracle to get past the World Cup group stage, while any of eight teams could win the tournament.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 07:05
China and Australia dispute over East China Sea escalates - Just In
The Chinese and Australian Foreign Ministers trade more diplomatic blows during talks in Beijing, as their row over the East China Sea escalates
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:29
Mandela's life celebrated in South Africa ahead of week of mourning - Just In
South Africans are celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, as the country prepares for a national week of mourning.
Thousands of people have gathered in front of the former president's Johannesburg home where a candlelit vigil is being held.
President Jacob Zuma declared Sunday as an official day of prayer and a service of national mourning is being held in a 90,000-seat stadium on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will travel to South Africa next week to join the memorial services, and has asked Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to join him.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:15
Socceroos draw Spain, Netherlands, Chile in Cup - Just In
Australia will take on champions Spain, 2010 runners-up Netherlands and Chile in Group B at next year's World Cup.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:20
2014 Football world cup finals fixtures released - Just In
Host country Brazil will kick off next year's football World Cup against Croatia.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 03:49
Monday deadline to topple Thai government - Just In
Opposition protesters in Thailand have set Monday December 9 as their new deadline to bring down the government.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:41
First same-sex marriages in Canberra - Just In
Celebrations have begun in Canberra, with the first same-sex couples legally married in the Australian capital.
- Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:14
Supermarkets move only 'one step' in creating level playing field on fuel - Just In
The peak body representing independent service stations says a move by the major supermarkets to cap fuel discounting is only one step towards creating an even playing field.
- Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:45
East Timor denies violent protests - Just In
The government of East Timor has been forced into damage control amid reports police used tear gas on a crowd of protesters staging a demonstration outside the Australian Embassy in Dili.
- Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:51
Call for more practising Indigenous doctors in Australia - Just In
Currently in Australia, there are fewer than 200 practising doctors from an Indigenous background.
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