News National Top Stories – Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Top Stories – Tuesday 17 November, 2015

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french police terror raidsParis mastermind named amid warnings of attacks in ‘days ahead’

French PM says authorities knew attacks were being planned as raids seize weapons, suspects and evidence. Read more.


france-warplanes-edmWhat the Paris attacks tell us about the real threat posed by ISIL

The atrocities in France committed by ISIL could indicate an aspiration to inflict more spectacular attacks and improving strike capabilities. Read more.


q&a terrorism‘France will resist, and we shall never retreat from our values’

The French Ambassador to Australia tells Q&A his nation will remain defiant in the face of devastating heartbreak. Read more.


Channel NineThe Block goes wild with booze, bullying and breakdowns

Nude photo leaks, meltdowns and in-fighting have boosted ratings. Trashing the reality show’s family-friendly image seems to be paying off. Read more.


Bunnings must monitor its competitors.New competitors could force Bunnings to prune prices

Australia’s biggest home hardware chain could face extra competition from a merger of rivals. This would be good news for consumers. Read more.


hot-weather-161115-newdaily43-degree scorchers coming as early summer heatwave hits Australia

Australia is set for a hot, hot start to summer with the Bureau forecasting extreme weather conditions across the nation. Read more.


le carillon‘It was my local bar. Now it’s the scene of a terrorist massacre’

An Australian living streets away from Paris’ horror reports from the blood-stained Le Carillon where murderers tried to destroy French joie de vivre. Read more.


People take part in a candlelight vigil organised by the French cultural institute Alliance Francaise in the Cypriot port city of Limassol on November 15, 2015, in solidarity with the victims of coordinated attacks in Paris. Islamic State jihadists claimed a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris that killed at least 129 people in scenes of carnage at a concert hall, restaurants and the national stadium. AFP PHOTO / IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU (Photo credit should read IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP/Getty Images)This is what the Paris terrorists want you to forget

The liberal democracies so hated by terrorists have created an extraordinary period of economic growth. We need more, not less, of the same. Read more.


WACAGrave concerns held for the future of Test cricket. Thanks Aus, NZ

At its zenith Test cricket is an art form. This season’s fixtures show that, sadly, it can also be a mind-numbing bore. Read more.


ShutterstockStop kicking my seat! The worst behaved flyers ranked

You spoke and this travel company listened. There are clear rules of etiquette when it comes to flying. Sadly, a lot of passengers are oblivious. Read more.


ShutterstockAustralia’s youth are over-educated and ‘concerned’: study

Even our most qualified young people aren’t confident they’ll find a job in their chosen field, and one hirer tells why. Read more.