News National Top Stories: Saturday, January 30

Top Stories: Saturday, January 30

A Tony Abbott comeback is "horses**t", says Peta Credlin.
Tony Abbott said he didn't have a problem with women as he had a female chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Photo: Getty
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0130tony-peta-edm-1Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin’s big secrets revealed in new book

Journalist publishes fresh and explosive allegations of chaos, dysfunction and personal conflict in the Abbott government Read more


ups-battery-edmOne extremely dangerous thing you don’t want to share a plane with

UN considers banning this combustible product on passenger aircraft amid theories it could have brought down flight MH370 Read more


zika-edmCalls to cull world’s deadliest animal after frightening Zika virus outbreak

Scientists focus on tiny threat to stop the spread of the devastating Zika Virus, as heartbreaking pictures of its effects emerge Read more


apple-edmDon’t be fooled, Apple is struggling. That should make you very happy

Beneath the headlines trumpeting record profit, bad news lurks for the company’s shareholders. Here’s why that’s good news for you Read more


packer-edmThe obscene value of Mariah Carey’s huge engagement ring

James Packer’s gift could pay for a waterfront home, plus a freak fashion coincidence and a really weird perfume bottle Read more


nurses-1The ‘crazy’ plot to slash public services for a AAA credit rating

ANALYSIS: A credit downgrade would not be a body-blow for the economy. Here’s why it’s madness to suggest otherwise Read more


leodicraprio-edmThe ‘misogynistic’ film Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t want you to see

The Revenant star and Spiderman actor Toby Maguire appeared in a 1996 indie film. Now they want it suppressed Read more


gas-edm-picA giant, invisible gas cloud is plummeting towards the Milky Way

This cloud is 30 times bigger than the moon and travelling at an incredible speed. Here’s how it started and what we can learn from it Read more


ScoMo-edmScott Morrison takes a massive gamble on the GST

Treasurer springs a big tax surprise, while Tony Abbott continues his arch-conservative roadshow in the Political Weekly Read more


jesse-williams-edmForget Jarryd Hayne! This Aussie’s NFL success story is incredible

This award-winning, 147kg Aussie – nicknamed ‘The Monstar’ – is ready for NFL glory after the biggest challenge of his life Read more


rubiks-edmStrange Stories

A Rubik’s Cube robot, a traffic stopping sloth and one of the most inappropriate funerals Read more