News National Top Stories – Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Top Stories – Wednesday 27 January, 2016

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US Dept of Health and Human ServicesTravellers warned: one in 10 nations now a huge risk to Aussie visitors

Authorities issue warnings about dangerous new virus already being detected in Australian tourists returning from overseas. Read more.

suburbLook away now. Australia’s house price madness is getting worse

Australian homes are ‘severely unaffordable’, thanks in part to a flood of Chinese money. Time for politicians to act, perchance? Read more.


KyrgiosGrand slam glory awaits Tomic, Kyrgios. They just need this one thing

Getting to the top in professional tennis takes talent, hard work, sacrifice. Yet Aussie top guns are ignoring one important ingredient. Read more.


Facebook/The Rubens‘I’ve never heard that song before’: Hottest 100 shock upset

Triple J listeners and bookies alike were left dumbfounded when a little-known Aussie band unseats one of the world’s biggest stars. Read more.


female cyclist no helmet beachWearing bike helmets ‘could place riders at greater risk’, says scientist

Countries like Australia need to rethink the law after more evidence casts doubt on head protection, say authors of a new study. Read more.


thisisbillThis is Bill. Bill sent the web into meltdown. Not everyone likes Bill

Created to make people nicer online, a stick figure called Bill has spawned the latest internet craze, but he’s a divisive do-gooder. Read more.


new york iglooNew Yorker builds igloo, lists on Airbnb, cops flak from other locals

An enterprising resident turns ‘Snowzilla’ into a hotel, available for a short time only. But not everyone saw the funny side of it. Read more.