The lunch box - 19/05

The lunch box - 19/05

Welcome back to a new week - the signs are pointing to a wet, cold, and miserable one, so stay indoors over lunch and catch up over these tasty news snacks!

Channel News

State of the market

  • The European markets have caused further falls on the markets. At 11:12am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 75.5 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is still sliding and sells for $US0.8540. Gold is trading at at $US1222.6 an ounce and oil is down to $US68.1 a barrel.


General News

  • Politics: Turnbull accentuates positives in Abbott's climate change stand
  • MP probed: Liberal Michael Johnson sought $12m windfall with secret China deal
  • MP probed (2): Johnson uses Abbott defence and denies trying to earn $12m commission
  • World: British parliament reconvenes for 'new era'
  • Health: Five-year heart warning for over-55s
  • Gotcha NCIS Nathan nails abductor
  • Crime: The cop who became killer
  • Environment: Papua's Garden of Eden
  • Education: Catholic canteens five times cheaper
  • Civil war: That army starts final crackdown on red-shirt protestors
  • Business: Consumer confidence dives most since GFC


  • World Cup 2010: Tim set to shock the world
  • Cricket: Day-night Tests coming soon
  • Football: Fabregas tells Wenger he wants to join Barcelona
  • Cycling: Farrar takes stage as McEwen runs out of gas
  • NRL: Partying Maroons put on notice
  • NRL (2): Gold Coast ordered to pay $2.2 million
  • AFL: Cousins tells how he dodged tests
  • AFL (2): Why the Crows trio had to be banned
  • AFL (3): Docker Johnson 'stood down' over cocaine allegation
  • AFL (4): Collingwood create goalkicking history
  • Rugby union: Carter muscles way into Palu role
  • Rugby union (2): Tahs hunt for defence cracking secret
  • Drugs in sport: Doctor who treated Tiger charged over HGH distribution


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Mostly fine. Min: 12, Max: 21
  • Melbourne: Shower or two clearing. Min: 10, Max: 18
  • Brisbane: Fine, cloud increasing. Min: 11, Max: 22
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 8, Max: 23
  • Adelaide: Cloudy but fine. Min: 12, Max: 18
  • Hobart: Showers. Min: 7, Max: 11
  • Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: -1, Max: 16
  • Darwin: Shower or two. Min: 25, Max: 32

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  • 4th - Darth Vader - 63%
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