Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien grabs his country’s first Test century, as Irish hit back against Pakistan

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien grabs his country’s first Test century, as Irish hit back against Pakistan

Updated May 15, 2018 10:08:16 Photo: Ireland staged a fightback against Pakistan on day four of their first-ever Test, thanks to centurion Kevin O’Brien (L). (AP / PA: Niall Carson) Related Story: Ireland’s Test debut after 144-year wait ruined by wet weather He was there when Ireland beat Pakistan at …

Wrecks found in MH370 ocean hunt identified as coal-carrying 19th century merchant ships

Wrecks found in MH370 ocean hunt identified as coal-carrying 19th century merchant ships

Posted May 03, 2018 15:13:48 Photo: A sonar image of the wreck of an iron sailing ship found in the hunt for MH370. (Supplied: Australian Transport Safety Bureau) Two shipwrecks discovered by accident during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been confirmed to be 19th century coal …

War and pleas: propaganda posters from 20th century Australia – in pictures | Art and design

Posters played a crucial role in the wars of the 20th century, firing up patriotic sentiment and sending out calls to arms. The exhibition Propaganda draws on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, showing how illustration and graphic design were used to speak directly to people during times of conflict …

Shane Watson hits brutal IPL century to power Chennai Super Kings to win over Rajasthan Royals

Shane Watson hits brutal IPL century to power Chennai Super Kings to win over Rajasthan Royals

Updated April 21, 2018 09:53:40 Photo: Shane Watson blitzed six sixes and nine fours in a 57-ball 106. (AP: Parthi Bhan) Australia’s Shane Watson has wound back the clock in the Indian Premier League with a brutal 57-ball century to help his franchise Chennai to a big win over Rajasthan. …

From Christina Stead to Ruth Park: the 20th century Australian writers who paved the way for contemporary women

From Christina Stead to Ruth Park: the 20th century Australian writers who paved the way for contemporary women

Posted April 18, 2018 17:23:48 Photo: Dorothy Hewett (here with husband and children) was forced to give up “the Bohemian life.” (Supplied: Rozanna Lilley) Related Story: The Stella Prize continues its shake-up of the Australian literature landscape Related Story: By the numbers 2018: The gender gap in the Australian music …

Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul

Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul

Posted April 10, 2018 14:56:44 A cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, severely damaging the building. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said the Maltese-flagged cargo ship had a malfunction Saturday that disabled its rudder and caused it to lose control in the busy waterway. …

Why Japan’s smoking laws are stuck ‘in the last century’

Why Japan’s smoking laws are stuck ‘in the last century’

By North Asia Correspondent Jake Sturmer and Yumi Asada in Tokyo Updated March 18, 2018 14:11:31 Video: There are no national laws to prevent smoking indoors in Japan. (ABC News) It’s a scene almost unimaginable in Australia these days. Inside a dimly-lit izakaya, or small bar, chefs expertly slice, grill …

Flinders Street station dome cleaned for first time in a century in $100m restoration

Flinders Street station dome cleaned for first time in a century in $100m restoration

Updated March 26, 2018 17:23:47 Photo: The dome of Flinders Street station has been restored and cleaned. (ABC News: Stephanie Anderson) More than 10 tonnes of bird poo has been removed from the dome of Melbourne’s Flinders Street station as part of restoration works. The station is undergoing a $100 …

Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century Reviews

Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century Fashion A History from the 18th to the 20th Century Dress codes: The ultimate compendium of clothing   Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, …