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Rudd withdraws bid for UN job

Rudd withdraws bid for UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next UN Secretary-General after current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared him unfit for the job and refused to back his candidacy.

Pokemon player crashes into school

Pokemon player crashes into school

A man made an unplanned Pokestop after crashing his car into a Melbourne school.

Minister against lengthy abuse inquiry

Minister against lengthy abuse inquiry

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has warned against running a long, drawn-out inquiry into abuse in juvenile detention that would look at the whole of Australia.

League: Broncos need a lift says Bennett

League: Broncos need a lift says Bennett

Brisbane's NRL premiership campaign isn't over yet, coach Wayne Bennett insists, but he knows the slump-hit Broncos have precious little time to turn things around.

Cricket: Aussies need quick wickets

Nathan Lyon is hoping he won't be required to add to his 200 test wickets; in Kandy that is.

Rudd to learn UN fate from PM

Rudd to learn UN fate from PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is to determine whether the Australian Government will support the nomination of Kevin Rudd for the top United Nations post.

NT youth detainees staying put

NT youth detainees staying put

Youth detainees at Darwin's Don Dale detention centre will be staying put for now as the government works to purpose-build a new facility, the Northern Territory's chief minister says.

Football: All Whites player banned after doping test

Football: All Whites player banned after doping test

All Whites midfielder Clayton Lewis has been banned from all sport for one month after elevated levels of asthma medication contributed to a positive doping test, Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) says.

Netball: Simpson hopes Geitz plays on

Netball: Simpson hopes Geitz plays on

Laura Geitz is keeping her Queensland Firebirds teammates and everyone else guessing as to whether her glittering career will continue past Sunday's trans-Tasman grand final.

Cyclist critical after hitting brush turkey

Cyclist critical after hitting brush turkey

A road cyclist is fighting for his life after hitting a brush turkey in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

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