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12 inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

His speeches were bold, triumphant, and touched with King's tireless need to revise. As the perfectionist spoke, millions listened.<p>Here are some of the most inspiring words the activist spoke during his short life.

Morning MRI will decide Froome's Vuelta a Espana fate

Chris Froome's chances of finishing the Vuelta a Espana hang in the balance as the rider is set to undergo further medical tests Thursday morning. …

Artist sets the scene at Chambers Bay in new U.S. Open poster

Washington's Chambers Bay is a first-time major-championship venue and the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host the U.S. Open. The historic moment gave Lee Wybranski what he describes as a "clean canvas" while working on the official commemorative poster for the 2015 championship.<p>The …

Inside the Northern Territory News

Krantz, who is 43, has glasses, a goatee and a teflon coating of wry bemusement that allows the eccentricities of Northern Territory life to slide …

Economists wary of another RBA rate cut

The Reserve Bank of Australia is being challenged to justify the dangers of pumping fresh interest rate stimulus into an already-overheated property …

The 20 photographs of the week

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Shock for investors if dividend rules change

After taking a few years off, retail and offshore investors are piling back into our sharemarket, just as the rules of the game might be changed.<p>The …

Health Check: the good and bad of Easter eggs, chocolate and hot cross buns

Clare Collins<i>, University of Newcastle</i><p>Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate …

The nasty tax surprise about to hit the average Australian worker

Over the next decade, the percentage of taxpayers in the top two tax brackets is also set to jump from 27 per cent to 43 per cent. This will involve …

Reindeer roasting on an open fire

What’s wrong with eating reindeer? Well, if you normally eat meat, then I’d argue, absolutely nothing. But not everyone agrees with me. The fact that Lidl are selling packs of the meat – with festive golden reindeer on the box – has upset a number of people; presumably because they associate it …

Pakistan school siege survivors tell of terror: ‘I saw death so close’

The 60 pupils Waqar Ullah Khattak was supervising had barely started working through their test papers when the sound of gunfire began echoing around the chilly examination hall at the army public school in Peshawar.<p>In the terror-wracked capital of one of Pakistan’s most violent provinces, Khattak …

Which Is the Better Workout: Riding on a Trainer or Outside?

<i>A:</i><p>As the saying goes: Six to one, half-a-dozen to the other. A bike trainer is a great tool for improving your cycling skills and overall fitness level, regardless of what the weather's like outside. Because it has constant resistance, the trainer has the potential to deliver an even more efficient …

How He Hit That: Lee Westwood's precision ball-striking

Disagreements with his putter or other short game clubs have cost Lee Westwood some chances to win his first major championship, but few players hit the ball as purely.<p>Westwood showed off both skills in Thailand, making seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch to beat a star-studded field and earn his …

How She Hit That: Lydia Ko's $1.5 million precision

The LPGA's youngest multi-millionaire doesn't win by overpowering a golf course with raw speed.<p>Instead of a sledgehammer, Lydia Ko uses a scalpel. At the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, the 17-year-old from New Zealand wore out the field with her relentless fairways-and-greens approach, …