News National Top Stories – Monday 14 March 2016

Top Stories – Monday 14 March 2016

Police patrol Flinders St station amid violent clashes in the city. Photo: Twitter
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FRANKFURT, GERMANY - MARCH 14:(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)(EDITOR'S NOTE: This photo is available exclusively through Getty Images except in Germany) In this photo released today, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz participates in the Frankfurt City Half-Marathon on March 14, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lubitz is suspected of having deliberately piloted Germanwings flight 4U 9525 into a mountain in southern France on March 24, 2015 and killing all 150 people on board, including himself, in the worst air disaster in Europe in recent history. (Photo by Getty Images)

Germanwings pilot ‘urged to seek psychiatric help’ before crash: report

Pilot Andreas Lubitz hid his mental illness from the airline and barricaded himself inside the cockpit before killing everyone on board. Read more

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Riots, street fights to ‘become more common’ in our cities: criminologist

As Melbourne and Sydney recover from bloody weekends, one expert offers a sobering vision for the future of our cities. Read more


happybillAll quiet on the Malcolm front as Bill shortens the odds of election success

ANALYSIS: While the PM urges agility, it’s the opposition leader who gets an opportunity to outshine his adversary this week. Read more


Jarryd Hayne’s dark revelations from his past: ‘I hate this life’

Former rugby league star talks candidly about the hardship which motivated his move from rugby league to the big time in the NFL. Read more


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Australia Post workers find giant snail, say ‘it should be our mascot’

Postal system inundated with weird creatures, but with letters costing more and taking longer, the union sensed an opportunity. Read more


turnbullTime for Turnbull to look more closely at the taxes the rich DON’T pay

ANALYSIS: Australia’s tax system should balance fairness and wealth creation. That balance must now be addressed by the PM. Read more



Government accused of pandering to the big banks with super shake-up

The government wants to enshrine the goals of the super sector into legislation. But it might not be the same set of rules for everyone. Read more


celebritySports star named king of the African jungle on I’m A Celebrity!

A former bad boy wins hearts and minds to take out the reality TV final, leaving Giles Hardie one of his many new fans. Read more



Britain is crumbling. Emergency biscuits arrive amid national shortage

A crisis is unfolding in the UK, where floods destroyed critical biscuit-making factories. Relief supplies are on the way – by air. Read more


S1231-1411974604-13797-027_Open2view_ID324768-2_terralong_street_kiamaOscar winner’s childhood home sells for shockingly low price at auction

He worked in the golden era of Hollywood. While his home sold for a song, the buyers won’t get one very important feature. Read more


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Kyrgios tantrum, loss helps the angry Aussie avoid a Tomic showdown

Swearing at linespeople, penalised by the umpire, and then dumped from the tournament. This time, there is a silver lining. Read more



Holden fires first shot in effort to de-boganise its petrolhead image

The new cars are small, zippy and made for 21st century Australia. Forget V8s and hoons, Holden has new customers in mind. Read more


Metropolitan Police

This gang of aging crooks pulled off Britain’s biggest heist

They thought retirement was boring. So a conniving group of senior citizens planned the biggest burglary job in UK history. Read more

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