Sounds of pilot trying to smash his way back into locked cockpit have emerged on voice recorder, investigator says.
Dan Harrison Former US president George W Bush once called John Howard a "man of steel" in a reference to his steadfast support for the United States-led invasion of Iraq.
Matthew Knott The National Security Committee has met to canvass options following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.
Rachel Olding Rachel Olding, the Sydney Morning Herald's crime reporter - and bar and food reviewer - takes on the election day sausage sandwich.
Patrick Begley Jodi McKay, the former Labor minister who was secretly undermined by her own party before the last election, looked set to claim the inner-west seat of Strathfield in a narrow win.
Eryk Bagshaw No more hard hats and fluoro vests, this was Baird country.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government says it will be a constructive player in global climate talks but environment groups have warned it is laying out a path that puts Australia at risk of failing the most important climate test in a decade.
Esther Han The Baird government's proposed sale of NSW's poles and wires could come down to one vote. That of Reverend Fred Nile from the Christian Democratic Party.
NIcky Phillips Australian researchers have made a significant discovery that may lead to a new form of aggressive breast cancer treatment.
Cameron Atfield High-profile former Griffith candidate Bill Glasson has confirmed his candidacy for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Brett Mason.
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