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Shot in the hip, doctor Jemilah Mahmood sewed herself up and helped save others:

August 18th, 2017

When doctor Jemilah Mahmood was shot in the hip in Iraq, she sewed up the wound herself and then delivered a baby by c-section, but she mantains she's no hero.


Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 19:

August 18th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Photos of the week: August 19, 2017:

August 18th, 2017

A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.


Barcelona terror attack: Seven-year-old Australian Julian Cadman missing:

August 18th, 2017

Seven-year-old Julian Cadman is missing in Barcelona after Friday morning's terror attacks, his family say.


Superquiz and Target, Friday August 18:

August 17th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


High Court decides if Hoddle Street killer will spend life behind bars:

August 17th, 2017

Victorian mass killer Julian Knight will spend the rest of his life in jail after the High Court found retrospective laws to keep him locked up did not breach the constitution.


Kids cured of peanut allergy in Australian research breakthrough:

August 16th, 2017

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of the deadly peanut allergy in children.


Husband takes his life after police tell him his wife was likely murdered:

August 17th, 2017

The husband of a woman missing in South Australia has taken his life after police told him they believed she had been murdered.


Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 17:

August 16th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons believed killed in Syria:

August 16th, 2017

Australian authorities believe that notorious Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been killed in Syria.


Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 16:

August 15th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Teens want to be business managers and professionals when they grow up:

August 15th, 2017

You may have wanted to be an astronaut or fireman when you grew up, but most children today have their sights set on business management and professional jobs.


'Black hole': Pollution from coal-fired power worse than overseas, survey finds:

August 14th, 2017

Australia's biggest coal-fired power stations are permitted to dump toxic pollutants on nearby populations far in excess of overseas counterparts, even those in China, a survey by Environmental Justice Australia reveals.


Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 15:

August 14th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.


Home 'owned by God' to be auctioned after owners fail to pay rates:

August 14th, 2017

The owners of the Melita Honey Farm in Tasmania will have their home auctioned in three weeks after failing to pay their council rates since 2010 because they believe the land is owned by God.


Child sexual abuse disclosed in confession should be reported: royal commission:

August 14th, 2017

The sex abuse royal commission has recommended sweeping legal reforms to protect children from harm.


Superquiz and Target, Monday, August 14:

August 13th, 2017

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.


Victorian snow is the coolest for hot huskies from Perth:

August 13th, 2017

Sled dog races at Dinner Plain on the weekend included huskies from Perth, where there is no snow.


Homeless in Sydney: The letter from the Department of Housing that made AJ see red:

August 12th, 2017

AJ knows well what it means to be homeless in Sydney and to fight for years for public housing. This is his story.


Superquiz and Target, Sunday August 13:

August 12th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


'Trash left in limbo': Fears for refugees on Manus after detention centre closes:

August 12th, 2017

A refugee on the island says no one feels safe, and there is no plan for what will happen to them after October 31.


Solar panels inactive for five years, after crucial form failed to reach retailer:

August 12th, 2017

William Holdsworth's solar panels were on his roof for five years before he realised they were never connected to the grid.


Telecommunications woes link to NBN: Is 2017 the year of the customer complaint?:

August 12th, 2017

In a world of uncertainty, there remain some constants; taxes, Donald Trump's tweets – and complaints about telecommunication services.


Sage, smoke, and questions: Justine Damond remembered at moving memorial:

August 12th, 2017

The father of an Australian woman killed by a US police officer choked back tears at her public memorial service as he spoke.


Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 12:

August 11th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Photos of the week: August 12, 2017:

August 11th, 2017

A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.


Apology to Ali Jomaa:

August 11th, 2017

Fairfax Media apology to Ali Jomaa.


Pizza Hut head office slammed for failure to act on underpayment of delivery drivers:

August 10th, 2017

Pizza Hut head office has been blasted for failing to respond to warnings about the underpayment of delivery drivers and for allowing allegedly unlawful activity to spread through its network to in-store staff.


Superquiz and Target, Friday August 11:

August 10th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


ACCC raises concerns about after-school care merger between two biggest players:

August 10th, 2017

Parents could be hit with higher fees for after-school care if Australia's two biggest providers of school-based care merge, the consumer watchdog has warned.


Border Force head defends agency after corruption arrests:

August 10th, 2017

A corruption problem within the Australian Border Force has been "cauterised" with the arrests of two customs officials accused of facilitating an international drug syndicate, according to the body's acting head.


Sydney crime arrests: the inside story of corruption in Australian Border Force:

August 10th, 2017

Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt border force officers have been arrested this week.


Bluescope Steel wins appeal against decision to stop it using contract labour:

August 10th, 2017

Bluescope Steel has won the right to appeal a decision over its use of contract labour without union consent to cope with a spike in demand at one of its mills.


Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 10:

August 9th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Border Force tackles internal corruption as officers suspected of helping alleged crime ring:

August 9th, 2017

Australian Border Force is launching an anti-corruption overhaul amid concerns that a cell of its officers has been working with a notorious international drug and tobacco syndicates for a decade.


Bill Quinn weeps as he casts a wreath into the sea for those who died in WWII battle:

August 10th, 2017

Hit by Japanese fire, HMAS Canberra sank to the bottom of the ocean, taking 84 Australian lives with it.


Unions and employer groups face fines up to $105,000 for missing reporting deadlines:

August 8th, 2017

Unions and employer organisations have been warned they face fines of up to $105,000 if they fail to meet new financial reporting guidelines in time.


Editorial cartoon:

August 8th, 2017

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.


Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 9:

August 8th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Lack of sleep is costing the economy more than $66 billion:

August 8th, 2017

New research shows sleep deprivation cost the economy an estimated $66.3 billion in health bills, lost productivity and wellbeing.


Mining industry push for individual work agreements:

August 7th, 2017

Typical mining industry workers would be able to opt out of union-bargained agreements and instead negotiate individual contracts under a new push from the mining industry.


Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 8:

August 7th, 2017

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Wreckage of US Marines Corp MV-22 Osprey found off Queensland:

August 7th, 2017

The wreckage of a US Marines heli-plane that crashed during a training exercise north of Rockhampton on Saturday has been found.


Determined to be ignorant: the drongos who climb Uluru:

August 15th, 2017

Uluru is a sacred place. So why are so many so crudely disrespectful?


Bill Shorten's argument on inequality isn't new, but it could prove effective:

August 6th, 2017

Bill Shorten has been been preparing to fight an election campaign based on his argument that inequality has reached the point where it is threatening the nation's social fabric.


Superquiz and Target, Monday, August 7:

August 6th, 2017

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.


ALP plan to name and shame businesses that rip off workers:

August 6th, 2017

Businesses would have to publicly display minimum wage rates and face being named and shamed if they underpaid workers under NSW Labor Party policy.


More claims of excess water extraction by NSW irrigators surface:

August 6th, 2017

More evidence has emerged of changes to water licences giving a handful of irrigators in north-western NSW the ability to extract huge volumes of river water even during dry periods.


Leader in exile: Tibetan president calls for Australia's support:

August 6th, 2017

He demanded China allow Tibetans to vote for their Chinese leaders.


Push to extend foster care support from the age of 18 to 21:

August 6th, 2017

A simple reform to extend foster care from the age of 18 to 21 would help young people and save the government tens of millions of dollars.


Death of indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu was preventable, according to his doctor:

August 6th, 2017

The loss of Australia's most prominent indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu to kidney disease has shone a light on the "largely preventable" renal health nightmare afflicting remote communities, his doctor says.


Trump briefed on US military crash off Queensland:

August 5th, 2017

US President Donald Trump has been briefed at his New Jersey golf club on the search for three missing US Marines off the Queensland coast after their military heli-plane crashed into the sea.


Australia's biggest union attacks 'reprehensible' shoppies wage deals:

August 5th, 2017

Australia's biggest union, the nurses' federation, has condemned the "reprehensible conduct" of the 'Shoppies' union over sweet-heart deals that left hundreds of thousands of workers underpaid


The Enigmatic Mr Deakin: How a handsome young man with a silver tongue became PM:

August 5th, 2017

By 1888, when the centenary of the First Fleet's arrival was celebrated, Victoria was far and away the leading Australian colony and Marvellous Melbourne a world-class metropolis. Thirty-two-year-old Alfred Deakin was chief secretary, a political wunderkind who had been a member of parliament for almost a decade. Ned Kelly was already dead, hanged on November 11, 1880 for murdering a policeman. Deakin saw the hanging, most likely as a reporter for The Age, one of the 50 men allowed inside the Melbourne Gaol to witness the drop.


Search under way after US military heli-plane 'mishap' off Queensland coast:

August 5th, 2017

A search is under way after a US military heli-plane crashed off the coast of Queensland.


Prescription opioid epidemic coming to Australia:

August 5th, 2017

Prescription opioid painkillers were so common on the streets of Sydney's Darlinghurst and Kings Cross that recovering addict John*, 49, found them easier to buy than heroin, his "stone" of choice.  


Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 5:

August 4th, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Meditation a winner for some young minds:

August 4th, 2017

Mindfulness techniques are bringing serenity to our children.


$6m in STEM funds for preschools:

August 4th, 2017

A program of playful learning aims to boost youngsters' thinking skills.


War on wages: Australians are working harder and going backwards:

August 4th, 2017

Feeling the pinch? You're not alone. In real terms, Australian workers are being paid less now than in 2009. As house and energy prices skyrocket, our fabled standard of living is under attack.


CommBank ATM scandal syndicate linked to the biggest ice haul in WA history:

August 4th, 2017

Money laundering syndicates linked to the CBA compliance scandal worked with drug smugglers who imported ice worth $315 million in 2015.


Centrelink accused of intimidating clients with AFP letters:

August 5th, 2017

The letters bearing the AFP logo have been attacked for intimidating welfare recipients.


Record 1.5 tonnes of cocaine worth $322 million seized from Australia-bound yacht:

August 4th, 2017

A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French Navy in the South Pacific.


Superquiz and Target, Friday August 4:

August 3rd, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 3:

August 2nd, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


More climate scientists urgently needed for Australia, academy says:

August 2nd, 2017

Australia's climate research is in "urgent" need of dozens more scientists to help prepare for global warming.


Nurofen settles $3.5m class action:

August 2nd, 2017

Australians who bought a packet of Nurofen between 2011 and 2015 could be compensated after the company that makes the popular painkillers agreed to settle a consumer class action.


Husky pups immortalized as Antarctic landmarks:

August 2nd, 2017

Dozens of huskies used in an early exploration of Antarctica have been immortalised in the latest naming ceremony of Antarctic landmarks.


Man arrested over 'Sydney terrorism plane bomb plot' released without charge:

August 2nd, 2017

One of the men arrested in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to bring down a plane has been released without charge.


Interest rate risk for under-40s as debt burden balloons:

August 1st, 2017

Home owners under 40 are "much more sensitive to interest rate changes" than in the past.


Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 2:

August 1st, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink:

August 1st, 2017

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.


Childcare costs and availability worries plague parents, long-term survey finds:

August 1st, 2017

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.


Australia blows away July daytime temperature records as rain bands stay south:

August 1st, 2017

Australia smashed its daytime temperature records for July as another poor month for rains left skies relatively clear.


Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 1:

July 31st, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.


Bring your portfolio: creative courses beckon:

August 4th, 2017

Perceive the world through a hands-on prism? Consider these options after high school.


National Missing Persons Week: The search for Ursula Barwick:

July 31st, 2017

Crime fiction novel created the momentum that saw the case reopened by police and Ursula found.


Mourners honour Thredbo victims on 20th anniversary of landslide:

July 30th, 2017

Family and friends of the 18 people killed in the Thredbo landslide say they're still confronted by the tragedy.


Australian Defence Force launches push for more diversity in Australian military:

July 30th, 2017

Defence Minister Marise Payne has launched the ADF's latest push for diversity in recruitment.


Government agrees to subsidise cancer drug Opdivo:

July 30th, 2017

Thousands of Australians fighting renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new drug.


Heroes of Thredbo: How Stuart Diver's rescue unfolded:

July 29th, 2017

Stories of courage and survival from the Thredbo landslide, 20 years on.


Dynasties, diamonds and trusts: politics is increasingly a family affair:

July 29th, 2017

How thrilling to learn the reboot of 1980s sitcom Dynasty will hit Australian television screens, via Netflix, in early October.


Chris Lilley condemned for reposting ‘Squashed N***a’ clip after Elijah Doughty verdict:

July 29th, 2017

Comedian Chris Lilley has come under fire for reposting an old music clip called Squashed N***a tovia his Instagram account.


Final destination:

July 28th, 2017

Justine Betteridge has the privilege of spending time with people who have no time to spare.


Murray-Darling: testing times expected as extended dry period approaches:

July 28th, 2017

The project to reverse ecological damage in the Murray-Darling Basin is not going well.


Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday July 29:

July 31st, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


Julia Banks citizenship doubts: Punters hang on for wild ride in swinging seat of Chisholm:

July 28th, 2017

Voters in Julia Banks' Chisholm electorate were standing by her amid citizenship doubts.


Heinz snack has too much sugar: ACCC:

July 28th, 2017

Product marketed to kids is not healthy and too high in sugar content, Federal Court hears.


Ai Group in bid to trim hairdresser penalty rates:

July 28th, 2017

Sunday penalty rates for hairdressers would be reduced from double time to time-and-a-half under an Australian Industry Group application for a change to the award.


Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda:

July 28th, 2017

The birds learned to sing from each other, reduced populations mean their song may be lost.


Superquiz and Target, Friday July 28:

July 31st, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


ATO assistant commissioner Tony Poulakis returns after being stood down:

July 27th, 2017

A high-ranking ATO official stood down after a $130m tax scandal will remain a senior executive.


Aussie babies among worst in West for antibiotic use, and study blames GP 'fear':

July 27th, 2017

Australian babies are being given antibiotics at rates drastically higher than those in other industrialised countries.


Behind UNSW's new law entry test:

August 4th, 2017

September admissions test is designed to look beyond ATAR and IB results.


Tomorrow's careers: what to study in 2018:

July 26th, 2017

New sectors beckon and these undergraduate courses come highly recommended.


Woman loses $46,000 in 'traumatic' iTunes gift card scam:

July 27th, 2017

A 74-year-old Melbourne woman has been swindled out of $46,000 by scammers who groomed her to buy 330 iTunes gift cards as part of their crime.


Superquiz and Target, Thursday July 27:

July 31st, 2017

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.


'Hundreds of millions of dollars at risk': China blocks Australian beef exports:

July 26th, 2017

Hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian beef exports are at stake after China raised concerns about the labelling of some recent shipments.


SA calls for Barnaby Joyce to drop lobbyist from water board nomination:

July 26th, 2017

Federal-state tensions over water issues have escalated with South Australia demanding Barnaby Joyce, the federal water minister, drop his nomination of an irrigation lobbyist to the Murray Darling Basin Authority's board.


George Pell: Prince of the Catholic Church walks gauntlet at court:

July 26th, 2017

At the Melbourne Magistrates Court he was simply George Pell, a mere man in a black suit charged with a number of historical sexual offences.


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