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Crikey Worm: Australian airstrike kills civilians

Crikey Worm: Australian airstrike kills civilians

Good morning, early birds. It's now "likely" Australia's air force killed two civilians in Iraq last year. Plus, Steve Smith and David Warner handed 12-month bans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Official independence looks impossible in the short term.

Crikey Worm: renewables out, ‘dispatchables’ in

Crikey Worm: renewables out, ‘dispatchables’ in

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's plan to drive down power prices requires energy retailers to buy a certain amount of "dispatchable power", and Iraqi forces attempt to reclaim areas of the country from the Kurds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Taking out the trash: the bad news released under the cloak of the grand finals

Taking out the trash: the bad news released under the cloak of the grand finals

When better to bury news you might not want the public to know about than when there is a lot of football on?

Rundle: Trump’s crusade against NFL part of a global unraveling

Rundle: Trump’s crusade against NFL part of a global unraveling

Evidence that the nation-state is crumbling as an organisational precept for our world abounds: in the Catalonian referendum, the Kurdish election and Trump's war with the AFL.

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.

How the deficit was blown: the Coalition’s $100 billion bill

How the deficit was blown: the Coalition’s $100 billion bill

Far from being fiscally disciplined, the government has blown over $100 billion courtesy of bad, ideological or partisan decisions, and taxpayers will be bearing the cost for a long time to come.

Reclaiming Mosul would change everything

Reclaiming Mosul would change everything

And the Kurds will present an especially difficult problem.