News National Top Stories – Monday 22 February, 2016

Top Stories – Monday 22 February, 2016

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AAPGovt performs ‘backflip of Olympic proportions’ on plight of baby Asha

Defiant doctors and protesters score ‘incredible victory’ after government says it won’t send injured baby back into detention on Nauru. Read more.


samsung-050216-newdailyAre they iPhone killers? Samsung unleashes powerful new phones

Overnight, tech giant Samsung revealed a faster, sleeker suite of smartphones. Here’s the full lowdown on what they offer. Read more.


Liz CambageLiz Cambage attacks teammate in public over racist social media post

Basketball great puts team loyalty aside to launch a brutal critique of an insensitive post on social media. That was just for starters. Read more.


GettyWomen should never self-diagnose this serious condition, warn doctors

It can cause abdominal pain and bloating, but doctors worry that an epidemic of self diagnosis is harming people’s health. Read more.


Barnaby Joyce says younger people should look at investing in substantial capital assets to help save for retirement.Workers the big losers in ‘despicable’ super opt-out plan, says ALP

The retirement savings of low-income workers would be hit if a Coalition plan for super opt-outs was introduced, say opponents. Read more.


Rob Thomas from matchbox 20US rock star sparks outrage with racist joke about Aboriginal drinking

He’s known as Mr Nice Guy, but in a rant about getting drunk this US music star was booed for offending Indigenous Australians. Read more.


GettyMortgage-busting tips that will help you pay off your loan faster

A few simple tweaks can help you pay off your mortgage faster, saving thousands and boosting your wealth in the process. Read more.


Marshall WhiteWeekend property wrap: reality TV auction delivers bumper $4.1m result

A house seen in The Real Housewives of Melbourne attracts a bidding frenzy, while Sydney buyers show impressive restraint. Read more.


AAPBurns savours century as ruthless Smith bats and bats and bats

‘Captain Courageous’ survives a nasty whack to notch his 14th Test ton as the Aussies put one hand on the title of world’s no 1 Test team. Read more.


Joe Yaya/ABC‘We feared for our lives’: Aussie holidaymakers trapped in Fiji cyclone

Australians describe the harrowing experience of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the biggest ever storm in the southern hemisphere. Read more.


ABCStudent union launches campaign for cheaper university textbooks

With one-in-five students going without food to cover other expenses, a new campaign aims to ease the financial burden of books. Read more.