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Roger Moore denies 'racist' comments on next Bond

James Bond legend Roger Moore insists he said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba — tipped to play the superspy next — in a French magazine interview.

Project tackles sharp decline in freshwater turtle population

A keen environment group and university researchers team up to try to stem a sharp decline in turtle numbers in the SA Riverland.

Working elephants to be removed from Delhi's streets

The Indian government is no longer issuing new licenses to elephant keepers who are struggling to look after the animals in the growing city of Delhi.

Tourist fees touted to protect Kimberley Aboriginal sites

Kimberley traditional owners are looking to charge fees and tighten the regulation of the cruise boat industry to protect the region's cultural values.

Thousands turn out to farewell to Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of people brave heavy rains to line Singapore's streets for a final farewell to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew before a state funeral attended by world dignitaries.

Banned pesticide used on Australian strawberries

About 70 per cent of Australian strawberries are being fumigated with a pesticide that has been banned around the world because of its effect on the ozone layer.

Joe Hockey hints at details of bank deposits tax

Treasurer Joe Hockey hints that the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit.

WA Premier 'confident road safety procedures followed' before fatal crash

Premier Colin Barnett says he is confident the correct road safety processes were being followed when a double-fatal crash caused by poor visibility happened on Perth's Kwinana Freeway.

Germanwings co-pilot feared 'health problems' would ruin career

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend says.

Baird vows to get on with power privatisation plan immediately

The New South Wales Premier says he will waste no time with getting on with his plan to partially privatise the state's poles and wires, after a convincing victory in yesterday's election.

Queensland Premier expels Labor MP over criminal record

Queensland's minority Labor government is in jeopardy after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk sacks MP Billy Gordon from the party over a string of undeclared criminal offences.

Live: Cricket World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand

Aaron Finch goes early as Australia chases victory against New Zealand in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Follow Grandstand Online's live coverage.

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