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Eurozone finance ministers unimpressed with Greece proposal

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras launches a desperate bid to win fresh aid from sceptical creditors at an emergency eurozone summit, before his country's banks run out of money.

Shorten to front trade union royal commission today over deals struck as AWU leader

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten comes out fighting ahead of his highly anticipated appearance at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption today.

Malcolm Turnbull warns against overstating threat of Islamic State

Malcolm Turnbull downplays threats to national security from Islamic State and warns against turning the counter-terrorism debate into "caricature" but denies the comments were directed at Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Turnbull leaves door open to Q&A appearance despite boycott

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull does not rule out appearing on the ABC's Q&A program next week, despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott ordering all frontbenchers to boycott the show.

Djokovic beats Anderson in five-set epic

Novak Djokovic is through to another major quarter-final, beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in a five-set Wimbledon epic.

London commuters #WalkTogether 10 years after 7/7 bombings

London commuters take to the streets to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when tens of thousands of people were forced to walk home after the public transit system was devastated by terror attacks.

Australia Post delivery contractors underpaying workers, cutting corners: union

Some Australia Post contractors in Victoria are underpaying post and parcel delivery drivers, not paying superannuation and employing foreign students in contravention of visa restrictions, the posties' union claims.

Maroons coach Meninga hoping for birthday triumph

Queensland coach Mal Meninga hopes his birthday wish comes true in Wednesday night's State of Origin decider in Brisbane.

Former Sydney Swans official diagnosed with rare strain of mad cow disease

Frank Burton, former financial officer of the Sydney Swans, has been given only weeks to live after being diagnosed with the rare, degenerative brain condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a one-in-a-million chance in Australia.

Malaysian authorities freeze six bank accounts in relation to 1MDB scandal

A task force investigating Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1MDB says it has frozen six bank accounts following a media report that nearly $US700 million had been transferred to an account owned by prime minister Najib Razak.