From kingmaker to Donald Trump: How the US is losing its grip on the Middle East

From kingmaker to Donald Trump: How the US is losing its grip on the Middle East

By Anthony Bubalo Updated April 30, 2018 05:34:40 Photo: Middle Eastern leaders have welcomed Donald Trump, hoping he will crack down on Iran’s ever-growing power in the region. (Reuters: Jonathan Ernst) The United States did not make the modern Middle East, nor did it create its system of rule. It …

In an increasingly digital world, are we losing our grip on reality?

In an increasingly digital world, are we losing our grip on reality?

Posted April 19, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: A scene from the canals in Venice, or the replicas inside a Las Vegas casino? (Unsplash: Tom Podmore) If you hunger for the authentic Venetian experience you might want to try Las Vegas, Nevada, not the Veneto region of Italy. There’s a scaled-down replica …

Warner on pain of losing cricket ‘family’, reveals clouded mind since Durban

March 31, 2018. Australian cricketer David Warner speaks publicly for the first time since the ball-tampering saga during the third Test against South Africa. "It’s tough for me to talk about where my thought space was on that day given the circumstances that happened in Durban," Warner said. "The Australian cricket …

WA property investors suffer as mining slump lingers, with one-third losing money on resale

WA property investors suffer as mining slump lingers, with one-third losing money on resale

Posted March 20, 2018 16:32:34 Photo: Investors looking to sell their property are facing reduced demand for housing. (ABC News: Robert Herrick) Investors in Perth property are faring the worst in the nation, making more losses on resale than buyers in any other capital city. A report from property research …

ATARS losing relevance for university admissions but students are still hooked

ATARS losing relevance for university admissions but students are still hooked

By Megan O’Connell Updated March 21, 2018 09:22:19 Photo: For students, ATARs can feel like the be-all and end-all, but for universities they’re less important than ever. (ABC News: Nicole Chettle) Every year, thousands of young school leavers receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank and discover where they stand in …