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March 12, 2018 6:16 AM Staff should never be named: Cash

Michaelia Cash says her threat to name Bill Shorten's apparent rumour-stricken staff was meant to show how political staff should never be named in public attacks. The Liberal senator says she's unreservedly withdrawn her comments if anybody in the opposition leader's office was offended. Senator Doug Cameron asked in a Senate hearing last month about 9

February 15, 2018 11:36 AM National Gallery showing photographs of disused slate mine where it hid artworks

Photographs of the “secret and labyrinthine world” where the National Gallery hid its paintings during the Second World War are going on display. The gallery, in Trafalgar Square, will be showing photographs of the disused slate mine, in Snowdonia, where it stored its collection for safe-keeping. Archival photographs will document the dispersal of paintings 9

February 15, 2018 1:55 AM Guns, drugs seized from NSW bikies

A cache of guns, drugs and prohibited weapons - including knuckledusters and Ninja stars - have been seized in police raids targeting the outlawed Hells Angels motorcycle gang on the NSW south coast. Officers found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle with a silencer, ammunition, a stun-gun, knuckledusters, methylamphetamine, cannabis, knives, slingshots 3

February 12, 2018 3:16 AM Vic police arrest five in dawn drug busts

Five people have been arrested after the seizure of weapons and drugs in early-morning raids in Melbourne's west. The three men, aged between 44 and 49, and two 54-year-old women - all Albanvale residents - were charged with a range of weapons, explosives and drug offences after police executed drug search warrants at three properties on Monday morning 7

February 10, 2018 9:24 AM Israel says Iran, Syria 'playing with fire' but does not want escalation

Israel's military said Saturday Iran and Syria were "playing with fire" but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes inside Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made the comments after Saturday's confrontation, the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start 14

February 10, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Lebanon protests Israel's use of its airspace

Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. In a statement Saturday, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry also said it supports Syria's "legitimate" right to respond to Israel's "aggression." The statement said such "aggressive policy" threatens stability in the region. Israel said an Iranian 18

February 10, 2018 8:58 AM Israel launches `large-scale attack´ on Syria after drone incident

The Israeli military has shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country before launching “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria. Israel called the drone incident a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty”. The military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots 11

February 8, 2018 1:01 PM One of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts, the lavishly illustrated Book Of Kells, was created in two halves up to 50 years apart

A lavishly illustrated copy of the Gospels known as the Book of Kells was created in two halves, according to a leading expert on the text. One of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts, it was previously believed to have been created by a single group of monks around 1,200 years ago. New research suggests that the folio was originally two separate 31

February 4, 2018 4:11 AM Russian fighter jet is shot down by jubilant Syrian rebels: Pilot ejects and shoots at anti-Assad fighters before being killed in defiant last stand after his plane crashes

Rebel fighters in Syria have shot down a Russian plane using a handheld anti-aircraft missile and killed its pilot when he open fire on them while trying to resist capture. Dramatic video shows the Sukhoi 25 plummeting out of the sky after it was hit in the north-western province of Idlib while carrying out a strike on rebels fighting the regime of Bashar 21 1

January 12, 2018 1:02 PM Swindon police seize electronic items in Walcot warrant raids

The items were seized as Swindon police executed warrants following tip offs about individuals handling stolen goods. Officers from the Swindon community tasking team and community policing teams carried out the two warrants this morning. PCSO Philip Day, South Swindon community coordinator, said: "Burglaries and thefts are hugely invasive and can have a long lasting 10