News National Top Stories – Monday 18 January, 2016

Top Stories – Monday 18 January, 2016

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ken elliotWhy the government won’t ransom these kidnapped Australians

This elderly couple have devoted their lives to curing sick people in west Africa. Now their own lives are on the line. Read more.


ABC‘Protocols weren’t adhered to. I should’ve done more’: James Hird

Former Essendon coach reveals the ‘wrong decisions’ he made in a one time only interview on the doping saga. Read more.


cocoa fruitPopular chocolate maker faces court over child labour claims

Child slaves could be contributing to the creation of your favourite treat, particularly if it’s owned by this well-known brand. Read more.


GettyThe biggest Australian Open questions on everybody’s lips

One thing every tennis fan is wondering, plus how will our newest Aussie go? And can Tomic step up? We provide the answers. Read more.


ABCWhy Americans are flocking to Canberra in record numbers

Our nation’s capital is hardly considered a hotbed of international tourism. In fact, many foreigners haven’t even heard of it. Until now. Read more.


AAPThe invisible force white-anting your hard-earned retirement savings

All eyes are on the ASX as shares lurch lower. However, one investment guru says there’s more to those losses than meets the eye. Read more.


AAPClive Palmer defends massive PUP donations as new details emerge

Self proclaimed billionaire’s struggling Qld Nickel refinery donated millions to his political in the years leading up to staff cutbacks. Read more.


EPAThe high Price of success: Toby’s incredible comeback victory

Three years ago, this man was in a wheelchair with a broken neck and a $500,000 hospital bill. Today, he’s on top of the world. Read more.