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Tourist photo leads to cancer diagnosis

A British woman discovered she has breast cancer after spotting an unusual heat coming from her chest on a thermal imaging camera at a Scottish tourist attraction.

Raider Croker doesn't want Rapana to go

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says the pain of this year's grand final loss will drive him during the pre-season - and he hopes his backline mates are still there with him.

Islamic State wives need DNA tests: Dutton

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton suggests DNA testing would be required to verify the Australian citizenship claims of Islamic State brides trapped in Syria.

'Press freedom isn't free', senators told

Federal cabinet minister Linda Reynolds has dismissed concerns about press freedom, saying the national campaign on Monday's newspaper front pages proved the media was free to express its views.

Qld premier apologises for Katter contempt

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised swiftly to parliament after being found in contempt for taking funding from Katter's Australian Party for refusing to denounce former senator Fraser Anning.

Storm teammate tips Smith to play on

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith has been tipped to play on in 2020 with teammate Brandon Smith suggesting the 411-game NRL veteran is "playing" with the media over his potential retirement.

NSW curriculum set for 30-year shake-up

NSW state schools could undergo a curriculum shake-up that would reduce the number of subjects studied and emphasise "real world" skills, if the findings of a review are accepted.

Protest against laws to limit Qld protests

Protesters and union members have rallied against the Queensland government's plans to outlaw what it says are sinister tactics during mass environmental demonstrations.