Welcome to 2010, everyone! We look forward to providing you with news throughout the year, and we all hope 2010 is the start of a very happy decade.
State of the market
- The markets dropped sharply in morning trading despite a strong showing from Wall St., led by banks, BHP and energy companies. At 11:46, the S&P/ASX200 was down 37.3 points at 4860.7.
- The Aussie dollar is trading well and has risen to $US0.9303. Gold prices are slightly up to $US1144 an ounce and oil has slipped to $US79.4 a barrel.
- Haiti disaster: Race to bring relief to hell on earth
- Aboriginal affairs: Elders seek prince's help on ancestor
- Google (1): Agrees to take down racist site
- Google (2): China to ignore censorship ultimatum
- Horror attack: Giant shark kills man in shallow water
- Politics: Abbott's $750m green pledge
- Motoring: World supply of cars 'outpaces demand'
- War crimes trial: Naomi given blood diamond by Taylor, prosecution alleges
- Imaginative crop: If you go down to the woods today ...
- Property: Dubail investors left beached
- Strange but true: Woman trapped in lift for eight days
- Getting a message across: Ukraine feminists' 'Sexit Poll'
- Cricket - Third Test: From zero to hero, Ponting knocks up 209 (2pm update)
- Cricket (2) - Third Test: Punter dances on four-leaf clover
- Cricket (3): South Africa dominate opening day against England
- Football: Redknapp charged over tax evasion
- A-League: FC in sweat over Brosque's hamstring
- AFL: Fitter Malceski faces the man in the mirror
- Cycling: Australian team should be in tour, Lance says
- Tennis: Hewitt bows out against Cypriot
- Tennis (2): Sampras keen to meet Agassi to discuss 'disappointing' comments
- Tennis (3): Tomic needs brawn
- Big Day Out: Rocking around the clock and nation
- <i>Avatar</i>: Origins of Avatar questioned
- 'Gruesome person': Author behind TV series True Blood confesses
- Devendra Banhart: Freak right out with a spirited pixie
- Theatre: That funny stage of life
- Film: Trailers step outside the box
- Travel: Death of the idyll
- [[xref:http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/lindsay-lohan-sex-tape-to-be-made-public-report-20100115-mah5.html|Sex tape:|new] Lohan 'devastated' with video set to fetch $175,000
- Playboy split: Hefner and the twins break up
- Unhappy: Middleton takes on paparazzi over tennis shots
Please contribute to the Haiti aid efforts:
- World Vision Australia | 13 32 40 | www.worldvision.com.au
- Oxfam Australia | 1800 088 110 | www.oxfam.org.au
- Medecins Sans Frontieres | 1300 13 60 61 | www.msf.org.au
- UNICEF Australia | 1300 884 233 | www.unicef.org.au
- Sydney: Mostly fine. Min: 22, Max: 26
- Melbourne: Late shower. Min: 17, Max: 31
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 23, Max: 31
- Perth:Sunny. Windy morning. Min: 17, Max: 38
- Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 16, Max: 27
- Hobart: Showers later, possibly thundery. Min: 15, Max: 26
- Canberra:Afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Min: 17, Max: 30
- Darwin:Afternoon shower or storm. Min: 25, Max: 33