Suspect held after Boston bombing manhunt Boston celebrated today when the surviving suspect (above, left) in the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested after a 12-hour manhunt. Another suspect (seen above, right, in an FBI handout photo) was earlier killed in a shootout with the police. An entire Boston suburb was locked down by the FBI…Details
Royalty, politicians and commoners came together yesterday to farewell Margaret Thatcher, England’s first female prime minister, in a service the divisive leader had planned herself, seven years before. The intimate family-oriented service in St Paul’s Cathedral lasted only 19 minutes. Reverend Dr David Ison opened the service acknowledging the achievements of Baroness Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter from…Details
80′s actress Molly Ringwald is heading to Australia as one of the star attractions for this year’s writers festival. Writers, editors, bloggers and the like gathered at last night’s program launch at The Rocks in Sydney. Festival organisers are promising this year’s guests will take audiences back to the basics of storytelling. – Presented by…Details
Essendon’s controversial former sports scientist Stephen Dank claims coach James Hird took banned drugs last year. Hird is “horrified” by the allegations. In a statement released by the club this morning he said they were “made by a person or people who appear determined to destroy my reputation”. “I have at all times fully adhered…Details
Heavy rain and flash floods across Sydney this morning made the journey to work a nightmare.
The Newsroom toured the CBD to see how the downpour affected Sydneysiders.
– Reported by Jordan Cox
– Produced by Blake Moretti
The biggest cyber attack in history slowed internet links around the world this morning. Five national police cyber units are investigating a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack against the anti-spam consultancy Spamhaus, which is in conflict with a Dutch web-hosting company, Cyberbunker. Popular websites such as Netflix were affected and experts were concerned the attack…Details
The draw against Oman – a team the Socceroos should have beaten – leaves their hopes for the 2014 World Cup in limbo. The coach, Holgier Osieck, had insisted it was a match the Socceroos had to win, but it seems the team didn’t get the message; the players never really got going against a well-organised and determined…Details
There could have been no greater treat for this culinary queen than to be invited to the Taste of Sydney food festival. Not only could one sample the flavours of Sydney’s finest and most popular restaurants, but many of Sydney’s most vibrant bars sent their incredibly talented bartenders to help entertain. The 120 boutique producers’ wine…Details
Those hot guys flexing their biceps at the summer festivals… did you notice those legs? Call it chicken leg syndrome if you want – because that’s what it looks like. Don’t they realise how weird it looks? It happens, fitness experts say, because guys obsess about developing their upper bodies, and neglect the rest. It’s not…Details
A report from the National Union of Students (NUS) released last month said university students feel that an increase in 2013 enrolments and university fees have resulted in student anxiety and a lack of support in the classroom. Australian Catholic University student, Amelia Hatton, in her first year of study said that she was already feeling…Details