The Latest ABC News (Timestamp = EST*)
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:55:07 +1000: Guns, machetes discovered during car check: police - Just In
An automatic machine gun, a high-powered bow and machetes are allegedly found by police during a routine check on a motorist in Melbourne's outer north.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:53:56 +1000: Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress - Just In
Former US military commander David Petraeus will plead guilty to illegally providing classified secrets to his mistress, in a dramatic fall from grace for a general once lauded as a war hero.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:45:48 +1000: Gajdosova through, Dellacqua out of Malaysian Open - Just In
Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova fought through illness to eliminate her first-round opponent at the Malaysian Open.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:34:00 +1000: Queen strips Rolf Harris of royal honour after child sex conviction - Just In
The Queen strips veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honour she bestowed on him in 2006, with an official statement saying the move was prompted by his conviction for child sex crimes last year.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:49:17 +1000: Villages evacuated as Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile - Just In
Southern Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:38:48 +1000: Troops begin surrounding Islamic State fighters in Tikrit - Just In
Thousands of Iraqi forces begin surrounding Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants.
- Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:26:49 +1000: Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession - Just In
India's western state of Maharashtra introduces a ban on beef products, with possession incurring a jail term of up to five years.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:55:55 +1000: Russians pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov - Just In
Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered by a gunman in central Moscow last week.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:44:16 +1000: Dissident Liberal MPs celebrate Medicare co-payment 'death' - Just In
Outspoken Abbott Government backbenchers Andrew Laming and Mal Brough are celebrating the "death" of the controversial Medicare co-payment, saying it should further dampen leadership chatter.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:01:13 +1000: Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing IS - Just In
Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques similar to footage from Islamic State.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:39:42 +1000: China pollution documentary attracts 155 million views - Just In
An online documentary on China's notorious smog becomes a viral sensation with more than 155 million views.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:52:58 +1000: South Africa passes 400 again to beat Ireland by 201 runs - Just In
After amassing 411 runs in its innings, South Africa made light work of Ireland's top order to record a huge win.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:27:01 +1000: PNG media watchdog queries 'gagging' order over West Papua - Just In
Papua New Guinea's media watchdog demands an explanation for why local journalists were blocked from asking questions about West Papua during a visit by Indonesia's foreign minister, Retno Marsudi.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:24:22 +1000: Union says live electrical work ban could save lives - Just In
A ban on live electrical work may put some tradespeople offside but could save them from being injured or killed, the Electrical Trades Union says.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:14:55 +1000: 'We are all behind the leader, every single one of us', Turnbull says - Just In
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says "every single" member of the Coalition party room is behind the Prime Minister.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:50 +1000: Shipping container retail complex at Lake Burley Griffin to open this weekend - Just In
A new retail destination made of shipping containers on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin will open its doors this weekend.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:50 +1000: Borella Ride: Grandson of Anzac war hero, recreating WWI enlistment journey, reaches Darwin - Just In
The man behind the Borella Ride, an 11-day slog from Tennant Creek to Darwin to honour a forebear who undertook the same journey in 1915 to enlist in World War I, has reached his destination.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:52:06 +1000: Man who survived suicide attempt after being kept afloat by sea lion shares his story - Just In
A man who survived a suicide attempt off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and was kept afloat by a sea lion shares his story with a NSW Police suicide prevention conference.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:36:54 +1000: Minister vows to keep WA's libraries open - Just In
Arts Minister John Day pledges no public libraries will close on his watch after it emerged some could be under threat because of Government demands for the State Library of Western Australia to cut costs.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:23:28 +1000: Tourists flock to Japan's 'Cat Island' - Just In
Visitors are flocking to a remote island in southern Japan, where an army of feral cats now outnumbers humans six to one.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:14:55 +1000: Farm gate return test needed for foreign investment: CBH - Just In
One of Australia's biggest grain handlers, CBH, calls for greater scrutiny over foreign investment in the country's agricultural industry.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:53:14 +1000: Evocca College under investigation after reports of low graduation rates - Just In
One of the largest players in the training industry is under investigation by the federal regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:37:58 +1000: Heppell and Billings join growing list of AFL pre-season wounded - Just In
Essendon's Dyson Heppell and St Kilda's Jack Billings are the latest AFL players to be sidelined.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:20:03 +1000: Rubik's Cube world record: Man solves five in one minute, with one hand - Just In
A young Indian man breaks a new Rubik's Cube record, successfully solving five of the puzzles in just one minute, using only one hand.
- Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:17:43 +1000: Joe Hockey orders sale of $39m Sydney mansion - Just In
A Hong Kong-owned business is ordered to sell a Sydney mansion which Treasurer Joe Hockey says was purchased in breach of foreign investment rules.
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