Annie Blatchford

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High danger hydrangea? French police hunt gang peddling 'cheaper weed'

Some gardeners prefer the spiky <i>Hydrangea paniculata</i>; others opt for the smoother mop-head varieties such as <i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i>. Others, often those with yellow as opposed to green fingers, do not much care. They just like to rip off the petals of any old hydrangea – also known as hortensia – and …

ABC head Mark Scott admits mistakes over report claiming navy inflicted asylum seeker burns

‘‘Claims of mistreatment by the Australian military are very serious and a responsible media, acting in the public interest, will need to seek an …

Australia

Julie Bishop still wants ABC to apologise to Navy for asylum seeker stories

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has rejected the ABC's statement expressing regret over the reporting of abuse allegations by asylum seekers, saying …

Famous Australian train 'mooned' to celebrate tenth year

ANZ class action: lawyers say partial victory opens way for claims against other banks

The ANZ bank may be liable to pay its customers "tens of millions of dollars", according to the law firm that led a successful class action against …

Malcolm Turnbull defends Tony Abbott against 'lying' accusations

When asked if Mr Abbott had ever lied to him, Mr Turnbull replied: ''Never lied to me, no''.<p>But Mr Turnbull stopped short of criticising Dr Stone for …

Australia

Journalists arriving at Sochi find hotels still under construction

Journalists are arriving in Sochi ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics this weekend, but it seems the city is not ready for them.<p>It …

People with eating disorders call for more public support services

People with eating disorders and medical experts are speaking out about a "horrific" lack of public hospital beds and other support services …

You're a cyclist, so it's your fault

A couple of terms often crop up in discussions about the curious public perceptions of cycling in countries such as Australia.<p>The first is …

A New, More Humane Way to Euthanize Stranded Whales

Marine mammal stranding groups must make hard choices when faced with beached whales that can't be saved.<p>If you saw an animal slowly suffocating to death—and there was no hope of saving it—what would you do? This is a question faced by the researchers, veterinarians, and trained volunteers who …