News National Top Stories: Saturday, December 19

Top Stories: Saturday, December 19

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movies-4These are the 10 movies that proved cinema is not dead … yet

Originality is gasping its last, tortured breaths, but that didn’t seem to bother cinema-goers, who flocked to see these true standouts Read more

putin-edmPutin outdoes himself by accusing Turkish govt of bizarre s-x act

Despite all appearances, the Russian president is ‘actually not a madman’, according to a senior security analyst more

bikie-edmThugs, mobsters and gangsters are driving up the price of your groceries

A new report has calculated the enormous drain of organised crime on the economy, the government … and your wallet Read more

style-wrap-picForget Princess Leia’s buns. There’s a new hip Star Wars hairstyle

Fans are flocking to copy the hairdo, while Jude Law’s daughter makes her modelling debut and Letterman’s beard causes a stir Read more

salim-mehajer-tndFate finally catches up with playboy Sydney councillor Salim Mehajer

The controversial deputy mayor could soon be stripped of his position by Premier Mike Baird, with his scandals ‘definitely a factor’ Read more

politics-wrap-1The Turnbull government wobbles on its shiny new training wheels

The Prime Minister was nowhere to be seen when a very shaky Treasurer Morrison faced his hardest test yet: selling a budget deficit Read more

car-edmWhat’s a dipstick? Shocking number of Aussies know nothing about cars

Experts warn that far too many drivers seem to lack the skills to prevent their vehicles from breaking down on long holiday trips Read more

mick-fanning-edmSome of the best sport of the year had nothing to do with sport at all

From caring for shark attack victims to inspiring the disabled, our sporting greats have proven their true heroism in 2015 Read more

roller-coaster-edm2Hang in there: investors endure a bumpy year of super fund returns

The volatility isn’t going away any time soon. So what can you do to maximise your retirement savings? We ask the experts Read more

540444329Cat-scented fabric spray and the real-life castaway

Firms in South Korea lock their staff in coffins in this week’s strange stories. Read more