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A fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbournes Docklands in 2014 is strikingly similar to London blaze as investigations point to cladding used in buildings Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the report into the investigation of the Lacrosse fire, the Melbourne metropolitan fire brigade said the rapid vertical spread of the fire […]

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Top-hatted ghoul has been hailed as LGBT figure in corners of social media after it was jokingly floated on Tumblr that he was gay Queer communities of the internet are embracing an unlikely icon this Pride Month: the Babadook. The top-hatted monster, from jenna (@jennafenwick) current favorite meme is the lgbt community insisting that the […]

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Former US spy chief attacks the sharing of intelligence with Putin and says firing of James Comey inexcusable The share intelligence with the Putin regime as very problematic. He described Trumps testimony later this week by Comey before the Senate intelligence committee. The committee is examining whether Trumps campaign colluded with Russian officials who interfered […]

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Expedition leader says the deep-sea fish had not been seen in waters off Australia since 1873 A faceless deep-sea fish not seen for more than a century has been rediscovered by scientists trawling the depths of a massive abyss off Australias east coast, along with amazing quantities of rubbish. The 40cm fish was rediscovered 4km […]

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Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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Susan Bownds tells defamation trial she called her daughter Rebel but later bowed to pressure to use a suitable name Rebel Wilsons mother has said she named her daughter in the spirit of freedom. Sydney teacher Sue Bownds has given evidence in the supreme court of Victoria on the eighth day of the actors defamation […]

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Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids actor also stands by claim her family is related to Walt Disney at defamation trial Wilson is suing Bauer Media, the publishers of Womans Day, for defamation over a series of articles she claims painted her as a liar and a fake, and allegedly wrecked her career. Wilson claims she has […]

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In Australia for a block party curated by the Avalanches at the Sydney Opera House, the pioneering DJ spoke about the evolving challenges of his craft Sampling isnt just about dusty 45s anymore, says Josh Davis, and he ought to know. As DJ Shadow, Davis has been responsible for some of the seminal, pioneering works […]

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