Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained

Why House investigators think this company might have helped Russia spread fake news. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has...

Vox

Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 billion

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co will buy Pretzels and Cape Cod chips maker Snyder's-Lance Inc for $4.87 billion as it looks to expand its snack business amid sagging soup...

Reuters Business

America's 'Rent Crisis' May Be Ending

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: A new study suggests that nearly a decade of housing shortages and rising rents in the U.S. may be reversing course... From 2010 to 2016, A...

Slashdot

Adelaide teen drowns at Glenelg beach

A teenager has died after being found unconscious in the water at Glenelg beach in Adelaide. The 15-year-old boy, from suburban Goodwood, was pulled from the water near the Gl...

Herald Sun

Pedestrian hit by car on Anzac Highway

A PEDESTRIAN is in a serious condition after being struck by a car on Anzac Highway...

Herald Sun

Wilson’s world title hopes crash

AUSTRALIA will end the year with three of world surfing’s major crowns, a rookie award but not the men’s title after Julian Wilson’s slim hopes of victory were wiped out...

Fox Sports

CSX falls on CEO death; investors seek turnaround clarity

(Reuters) - CSX Corp's shares slipped more than 5 percent on Monday on news of Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's death, leaving investors worried about the No.3 U.S...

Reuters Business

What Siri and Alexa might look like, according to artists

Behind every interface, there’s a designer. More like a team of them. And those designers have a lot to consider: What should Siri sound like?…...

Quartz

We need to stop treating addiction as a moral failure — or more people will die

This is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic. As I’ve written about the opioid epidemic, I’ve come to expect one speci...

Vox
Adelaide teen drowns at Glenelg beach

A teenager has died after being found unconscious in the water at Glenelg beach in Adelaide. The 15-year-old boy, from suburban Goodwood, was pulled from the water near the Gl...

news.com.au

North Korean incomes improving but far below South Korea - Seoul

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Morrison slams McKim over Christmas sign

Treasurer Scott Morrisson has lashed out at the Greens over a picture Senator Nick McKim shared on his official Facebook page. The senator is seen with colleagues under a sign...

The Australian Politics

Morrison slams McKim over Christmas sign

Treasurer Scott Morrisson has lashed out at the Greens over a picture Senator Nick McKim shared on his official Facebook page. The senator is seen with colleagues under a sign...

news.com.au

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Upworthy

Hershey to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack for $1.6 billion

(Reuters) - Hershey Co said on Monday it would buy SkinnyPop popcorn maker Amplify Snack Brands in a deal valued at $1.6 billion, including debt, to bolster its healthy snac...

Reuters Business

National security strategy document paints China, Russia as US competitors

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Leading Dog Charity Suspends Adoptions Over Christmas

No doggos for you...

UNILAD

National security strategy document paints China, Russia as US competitors

President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge US power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy...

SMH World

Wild weather rolls across the state

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of South Australia — including metropolitan Adelaide — as damaging winds begin to blow through the state...

Herald Sun
Curtis Rona signs with Waratahs

Rugby Union: Curtis Rona has signed with the NSW Waratahs for two years...

The Australian Sport

Princess Charlotte’s $34k nursery

PRINCESS Charlotte will start at an exclusive nursery school just minutes from her home in London in January 2018...

The Daily Telegraph Entertainment

Taxi driver arrested after British diplomat found strangled in Lebanon

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Taxi driver arrested after British diplomat found strangled in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces arrest a taxi driver suspected of killing a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security sourc...

ABC

Best Celebrity-Tested Fitness Trends of 2017

New year, new you. To prep for future resolutions, let's take look back at the biggest celebrity fitness trends. Year after year, new exercise programs are introduced to...

E! Online Australia

The philosophical case against Secret Santa

If the point of the holiday season is to spread happiness and good cheer, Secret Santa traditions are a terrible idea. Just think about the…...

Quartz

Republican Tax Plan Will Make Health Insurance More Expensive

It's all because of the repeal of the individual mandate of Obamacare...

Newsweek

Gujarat: The force is still with Modi but the resistance is rising

Prime minister Narendra Modi has passed his toughest test of 2017. A year-and-a-half before India chooses its next national government, the key state of Gujarat…...

Quartz

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: El Clasico Could Provide Premature End to Zinedine Zidane’s Title Hopes

Ernesto Valverde’s team already has an 11-point lead on Real heading into the game...

Newsweek

Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighte...

Reuters World
Carolina Panthers Net Worth: P Diddy Probably Can’t Afford an NFL Team But Stephen Curry Could Help

Jerry Richardson has put the team up for sale...

Newsweek

Chinese Drug Dealers Are Being Sentenced To Death in Sports Stadiums and Public Squares

Live video footage proved that young students in their school uniforms were in attendance...

Newsweek

Thales' 4.8 billion-euro bid for Gemalto gets thumbs up from investors

PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in defense group Thales rose on Monday after chipmaker Gemalto accepted the French company's 4.8 billion euro ($5.66 billion) takeover bid to c...

Reuters Business

No easy answers to England's Ashes problems

In the end, the weather was not bad enough and England were not good enough to escape with a draw from the third Ashes Test match, writes Catherine McGregor...

ABC

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Wear Shades of Blue in Royal Family Christmas Card

The royals are having a blue Christmas. Prince William and Kate Middleton were "pleased to share a new photograph of their family" with the public Monday. The stunni...

E! Online Australia

Thai beer magnate extends SE Asia push with $4.8 billion Sabeco deal

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai Beverage has won an auction to buy a majority stake worth $4.84 billion in Vietnam's top brewer Sabeco , a lofty deal that ad...

Reuters Business

An update on winners and losers on the U.S. tax scorecard

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the lead-up to the conference agreement for the U.S. Tax Cut & Jobs Act released on Friday, there were too many moving parts for most Americans to...

Reuters World

South Africa ANC vote too close to call, markets on edge

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC began counting ballots on Monday to determine who will lead the party which has ruled since the end of apartheid but is tarnis...

Reuters World

Man cleared of rape after cops withheld evidence says his accuser should stay anonymous

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Ashes 2017-18: Australian captain Steve Smith breaks down in tears after triumph

The Australian captain is digesting the greatest moment of his two years at the helm...

SMH Sport

TV Host Almost Killed After Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong

A live science experiment on TV nearly took a dark turn when one of the hosts nearly died, courtesy of a flying canister. It would have also been a PR disaster for Coke-a-Cola...

UNILAD

TV Host ‘Almost Killed’ After Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong

A live science experiment on Australian TV nearly took a dark turn when one of the hosts was involved in a very close encounter, courtesy of a flying bottle of coke. It would...

UNILAD

Trump to cite China, Russia as competitors

President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge US power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy...

The Australian

First east Tibet sighting of snow leopard

Snow leopards have been captured on film for the first time ever in eastern Tibet with the help of remote infra-red cameras, Chinese media reports say...

The Australian

Steve Smith: ‘All the emotions came out at once’

Cricket: Steve Smith talks to the press after he lead his side to an Ashes series victory...

The Australian Sport

Thousands Protest Against Judicial Reforms in Bucharest. Credit – Gazeta Bucurestilor via Storyful

Thousands of people took to the streets once again across Romania on Sunday, December 17, with up to 4,000 braving freezing conditions in the capital Bucharest to protest agai...

Herald Sun

Princess Charlotte’s new nursery

PRINCESS Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018, Kensington Palance has confirmed...

The Daily Telegraph Entertainment

Bitcoin futures on the world’s biggest derivatives exchange signal the boom isn’t over yet

Bitcoin futures started trading last night on CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, and prices so far signal traders think the digital asset couldR...

Quartz

One Third Of Brits Get Joke Gifts For Secret Santa

Funny is always best...

UNILAD

UN rights chief says genocide committed against Myanmar's Rohingya minority

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Google News Australia

Google gets into the spirit with Holiday Doodle series - CNET

Google is set to tell a story through the medium of Doodles over the coming weeks...

CNET

Ashes 2017-18: Heat on Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad after England's meek surrender

England's hierarchy are backing under-performing senior pair Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad to bounce back from their Ashes failures after the visitors surrendered the ur...

SMH Sport

U.S. Man Who Broke Out of Bali Jail Caught With a Bible, Map and Cheese, Wanted to See His Mother in Thailand

Christian Beasley shaved his head, but was nonetheless identified...

Newsweek

EU regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU state aid regulators will investigate whether Swedish furniture retailer Ikea's [IKEA.UL] tax arrangement with Dutch tax authorities helped cut it...

Reuters Business

Thousands Protest Against Judicial Reforms in Bucharest. Credit – Gazeta Bucurestilor via Storyful

Thousands of people took to the streets once again across Romania on Sunday, December 17, with up to 4,000 braving freezing conditions in the capital Bucharest to protest agai...

news.com.au

U.S. Soldier Shot 18 Times as he Fought to the Death Against ISIS Militants in Niger Ambush

Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, Florida, was killed in the line of duty with three other soldiers in Niger...

Newsweek

FULL INTERVIEW: Treasurer Scott Morrison details MYEFO surplus

Treasurer Scott Morrison released the government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on Monday and is sticking to his promise of a budget surplus by mid-2021. Mr...

The Australian Politics

FULL INTERVIEW: Treasurer Scott Morrison details MYEFO surplus

Treasurer Scott Morrison released the government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on Monday and is sticking to his promise of a budget surplus by mid-2021. Mr...

news.com.au

A checklist for when it’s time to quit a job, from the ethics chief who walked out under Trump

The conflict between US president Donald Trump and Walter Shaub, until recently the head of the US Office on Government Ethics, were no secret. Weeks…...

Quartz

Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes

Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dea...

SMH World

Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes

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Google News Australia

As Trump Flounders in Syria, Putin Takes a Victory Lap

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Google News Australia

Solid Power, BMW partner to develop next-generation EV batteries

(Reuters) - U.S. EV battery company Solid Power said on Monday it had partnered with Germany's BMW AG to develop the next-generation solid-state battery technology for u...

Reuters Business

Dozens missing in Philippines landslides

Rescuers are digging through mud and rocks in search of dozens of people missing in landslides caused by tropical storm Kai-Tak in the central Philippines...

The Australian

Heavy snow shuts Frankfurt airport

Germany's biggest airport is cancelling 170 flights because of snowfall, though forecasters predict the weather will improve over the course of the day...

The Australian

Vic smallgoods company grows 700 jobs

A Victorian smallgoods business will be bringing home the bacon for the state by creating some 700 jobs...

The Australian

Toyota planning 10 electric cars by 2020s

Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its line-up by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to that growing technolog...

The Australian

Protests against new Austrian government

Hundreds of people are gathering in Vienna to protest against Austria's new right-wing government that will be sworn in...

The Australian

People Cheer as Power is Restored to Atlanta Airport. Credit – Instagram/Tariq Rasheed Ali via Storyful

Power was restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta in the early hours of December 18, Georgia Power announced, after an earlier outage grounded flig...

Herald Sun

Why Stokes should feel guilty for Ashes disaster

AS always, losing creates more questions and issues to solve than winning...

Fox Sports

Turnbull government's spending freeze on universities will mean fewer nurses, teachers and engineers

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Google News Australia

Trump to cite China, Russia as competitors

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Google News Australia

Fair Trading launches investigation into Brookwater resort scheme

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is investigating a controversial golf resort scheme that has raised millions of dollars from investors, despite the developer losing cont...

The Age Business

The case against library fines—according to the head of The New York Public Library

There’s no doubt that we are currently living in a fractured world, one in which the divide between rich and poor is widening, opportunities for…...

Quartz

A Very Breitbart Christmas

Surveying America back in 2013, I concluded that “Christmas Is Kicking Ass in the War on Christmas,” noting the open-air Nativity scenes in the secular progressive enclave...

The Atlantic

Lindsay McCormick on NFL Network Sexism: 'Badass Working Women' Deserve More

No woman should be made to feel inferior for wanting a family and a career...

Newsweek

British woman Rebecca Dykes found strangled in Beirut

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Google News Australia

Ashes 2017-18: Australian captain Steve Smith breaks down in tears after triumph

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Google News Australia

Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

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Google News Australia

German Vonovia climbs property ladder with $6.1 billion Buwog deal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Vonovia , Germany's biggest residential property company, has agreed to buy Austrian counterpart Buwog in a cash deal valuing the latter at 5.2 bil...

Reuters Business

Hedge fund manager Hohn won't attend LSE vote - source

LONDON (Reuters) - British hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn will not attend a vote on the motion brought by his firm to oust London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon,...

Reuters Business

The most divisive Star Wars character since Jar Jar Binks

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Google News Australia

Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to l...

Reuters World

US tax cut outlook drives up stocks

Global stock markets hit record highs on Monday on expectations that a US tax bill could soon pass, though a more cautious reading of the draft law's prospects among curr...

The Australian

The amazing numbers Aussies rate but Poms hate

THERE is only one statistic that truly matters. Australia 3, England 0...

Fox Sports

Fortune favours brave selectors

STEVE SMITH has lauded Australia’s selectors for hitting the bullseye in their bold Ashes choices this summer...

Fox Sports

People Cheer as Power is Restored to Atlanta Airport. Credit – Instagram/Tariq Rasheed Ali via Storyful

Power was restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta in the early hours of December 18, Georgia Power announced, after an earlier outage grounded flig...

news.com.au

Here Are The 100 Funniest Tweets From Australians In 2017

From Bob Katter's croc speech to Sophie on The Bachelorette, this year has given us a lot to work with. View Entire Post ›...

Buzzfeed Australia

Chinese Warplanes Enter Korea Air Defense Zone Prompting South Korea to Scramble Fighter Jets

China said it was conducting routine exercises...

Newsweek

What 2018 has in store for the markets

WHAT is in store for economies and markets in 2018? Around this time of year, a large number of analysts and fund managers are giving their views. Among the most interesting a...

The Economist

Chinese convicts executed after stadium trial

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Google News Australia

Lighter winds early this week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early this week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the sta...

Reuters World

For Australia, the Ashes are well-urned

Out of the atypical Perth glug, the end came for England, and for Ashes cricket at the WACA, and the consummation of an end for Australia. On the day, as in the series, they e...

SMH Sport

No loans, big protests, naked models: Adani’s coal mine project in Australia has seen it all

Adani’s plans for the controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia have received another blow. On Dec. 18, the Indian multinational announced that its inability t...

Quartz

Vainglory's World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing - CNET

With twelve teams and over $140,000 up for grabs, the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championships in Singapore played out to a full house...

CNET

Austria set to swear in far-right faction as tension with EU grows

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Google News Australia

'All the grace of a drunk ewok': readers review Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Google News Australia

George Zimmerman, Acquitted of Trayvon Martin Murder, Threatens to 'Beat' Jay-Z and Feed Him to an Alligator

Snoop Dogg is warning a revolution will happen if Zimmerman goes after Jay...

Newsweek

How dad caught man who robbed him as he slept

IT WAS 2am and Steve Garland woke with a start to find his son Jason, 21, urgently trying to tell him something. He’d just spotted someone jumping over the fence and running...

Herald Sun

Heat recruit set to make splash in BBL

MEET Shadab Khan – the Pakistani teenager who has been tipped to throw the Big Bash League into a spin...

Fox Sports

How Stokes ruined England’s Ashes

ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss has laid bare the game-changing impact Ben Stokes’ absence has made on their Ashes disaster...

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