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Sydney then and now: Photo mashups mix war and 2014

GET a glimpse into Sydney as it was at the brink of war 100 years ago.

Australia

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Australia's soft landing could be bumpier than first expected

The latest private capital expenditure figures released last week showed the continuing collapse in investment in the mining sector, but some positive signs in other sectors of the economy. These figures, however, do not take into account the budget and its impact on the non-mining side of the …

Australian house prices suffer biggest monthly fall in five years

House prices have suffered their largest monthly fall in five years, with the federal budget being blamed for a drop in consumer confidence.<p>Prices declined in six of the eight capital cities in May, with Melbourne (3.6%) recording the biggest drop, RP Data's monthly house price index showed on …

Changes help the budget but not the economy

Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first budget creates a clear path almost to a surplus. Our children will pay much less for current spending. Real political …

Economics

This budget is a clear victory for Australia's 1%

Most of the analysis of last night's budget focuses on the impact on middle-income and lower-income Australians. This is natural enough – most of the cuts announced will fall on these groups and they are the ones whose reaction will decide the government’s fate (one welcome change from the recent …

Steven Gerrard, Ross Barkley and Luis Suarez all make Sportsmail's Merseyside team of the year

Steven Gerrard, Ross Barkley and Luis Suarez all make Sportsmail's Merseyside team of the year... but Romelu Lukaku and Daniel Sturridge miss …

Budget 2014 | Winners and losers

Treasurer Joe Hockey has handed down the Coalition’s first budget – a collection of measures that will be enough to balance the budget by 2018-19 and …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Which poems make grown men cry?

A new anthology selects the poems guaranteed to move men to tears. BBC Culture presents an edited selection of some of the verses highlighted in the collection.<p>Poems That Make Grown Men Cry is compiled by Anthony and Ben Holden, a father-and-son team who stitched together contributions from nearly …

Belle: The woman who ended slavery?

A new movie follows the life of an 18th Century woman of mixed English and African ancestry. Tom Brook finds out what her story can tell us about today.<p>“It’s really a period drama about the first biracial aristocrat,” says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays the title role in new movie Belle. Dido Elizabeth …

Budget 2014: key points from Joe Hockey’s announcements

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Economy<p>The mining boom is over, business investment is falling faster than expected and unemployment is set to rise to 6.25% and stay there until June 2016.<p>Employment<p>Unemployed people under 30 will only be able to claim Newstart or Youth Allowance for six months of …

Never walk alone

THE rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool Football Club is among the oldest and fiercest in football. The teams first met in 1894, when …

Australia has it pretty damn good – so why aren’t we cheering?

There’s nothing like a long weekend to remind you that there is more to life than work.<p>Economists are frequently criticised for thinking they can measure life by dollars and cents. It’s the type of criticism that was nicely put by Robert F. Kennedy when he suggested that GDP measured everything …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …