News National Top Stories: Saturday, February 13

Top Stories: Saturday, February 13

Zika virus
Queensland researchers have used compounds from a native Australian plant to kill the ZiKa virus.
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SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEBRUARY 10: An aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carries the Zika virus is seen at a laboratory of the National Center for the Control of Tropical Diseases (CENCET) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on February 10, 2016. (Photo by Stringer /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Why health officials are keeping secrets about the latest Zika cases

After another pregnant Australian woman was diagnosed with the frightening virus, travellers are wanting answers, but receiving few Read more


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It’s known for its collection of designer clothing, perfumes and accessories. Now, this iconic Aussie chain is set to fill a foodie niche Read more


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News anchor Christine Chubbuck took her own life live on television. Here’s why two new movies are telling her story 42 years later Read more


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US company Hayu will hit our shores next month, catering to a very specific audience. And it will be cheaper than the major players Read more


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In the face of plunging economic indicators, we ask the experts if Australia’s run of economic luck is about to come to an end Read more


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ANALYSIS: An urge the PM will be fighting, cries of a conspiracy, and gamesmanship on an important occasion in the Political Weekly Read more


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Swift’s family and friends slam the rapper for a vile lyric, plus doppelgänger celeb kids and Margot Robbie’s tattoo blunder Read more


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It looks like the Treasurer’s tax plan was designed boost the bank balances of the rich by slugging society’s poorest people Read more


Gaming in smart phone

Weekend fun: we test the best smartphone games to download now

You’re guaranteed to get addicted to one of these, whether it’s because of hoards of kittens, zombies or a travelling adventure Read more


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Our annual look at the best towns in the country could help you turn your life around. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of our top 10 Read more


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A cheesy Valentine’s Day gift, a dubious excuse and a name that’s a real mouthful feature in this week’s strange stories Read more