Last Updated: April 20, 2014

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Today

11:06AM (AEST)

Royals arrive for Easter church service

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending Easter Sunday church at St Andrew's Cathedral on their last day in Sydney. Read more

11:05AM (AEST)

First bodies pulled from submerged ferry

THE confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster now stands at 46 with 256 people still unaccounted for. Read more

10:59AM (AEST)

Beijing auto show opens

CHINA, the world's biggest auto market is hosting the Beijing auto show. Read more

10:22AM (AEST)

Sydney woman critical after dog attack

AN elderly woman remains critical but stable in hospital after being attacked by her daughter's pit bull in Sydney's south. Read more

10:22AM (AEST)

US weighing military exercises in Poland

US military ground exercises in Poland and Estonia will last about two weeks, but such exercises will continue off and on over time, a US official says. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Woman found dead in Qld beach village

POLICE are treating as suspicious the death of a woman near Mission Beach in far north Queensland. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

NEW US government documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

US couple married 70 years die hours apart

AFTER 70 years of married bliss a US couple in their nineties have died just 15 hours apart. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Fox executive fired over fundraising email

A FOX executive has lost her job for proposing to raise funds for loved ones of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane via her work email. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Body of missing Sydney woman found

A SYDNEY woman reported missing last Tuesday has been found dead in the city's south, police say. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Archbishop to highlight hardship

HEAD of the Church of England, the Most Rev Justin Welby says the Anglican Church should not give up the debate about whether to accept gay marriage. Read more

9:17AM (AEST)

Man run over on Melbourne road

VICTORIA has recorded its first Easter road death, a man who was lying on a Melbourne road when he was run over by a car and killed. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Holy fire draws thousands in Jerusalem

THOUSANDS of Christian pilgrims have thronged the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to celebrate the holy fire ceremony on the eve of Easter. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Bring faith to 'ends of the earth': Pope

POPE Francis has baptised 10 people at an Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Men rescued from ledge after Vic rockfall

TWO men who were trapped on a Victorian mountain ledge for more than seven hours have been rescued. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining

A GUINEA spokesman says the government plans to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

Qld woman dead from suspected stab wounds

A MAN is assisting police investigating the suspicious death of a 27-year-old woman in Cairns in far north Queensland. Read more

8:18AM (AEST)

World News Update, what you need to know

WORLD News Update, what you need to know Read more

6:43AM (AEST)

Rebels raided across Sydney

THE Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang has been targeted in a series of police raids across Sydney. Read more

6:43AM (AEST)

War widow touched by Kate's sympathy

A QUEENSLAND woman who lost her husband to the conflict in Afghanistan says her time with the Duchess of Cambridge was bitter sweet. Read more

6:43AM (AEST)

Brisbane lines up to greet royalty

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enthralled more than 10,000 people along the streets of Brisbane on a beautiful blue sky day. Read more

6:43AM (AEST)

Off-duty policeman over the limit

A VICTORIAN police officer, who was off duty at the time, has been caught drink driving. Read more

5:33AM (AEST)

Arak nuclear reactor 'resolved': Iran govt

IRAN'S dispute with world powers over its unfinished Arak heavy water reactor has been resolved, the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says. Read more

5:33AM (AEST)

Trio flee heated car in UK lion enclosure

RANGERS managed to clear lions from an enclosure in Britain after a car overheated and then caught fire. Read more

5:33AM (AEST)

Defiant Aussies set to run Boston Marathon

DESPITE the terror attack that left three dead at last year's Boston Marathon, Australians from all walks of life will be running on Monday. Read more

3:45AM (AEST)

Pakistani TV host survives gun attack

PAKISTANI police say gunmen have shot famous television talk show host Hamid Mir in Karachi. Read more

2:41AM (AEST)

US politicians spar over ranch supporters

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called armed campers supporting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy "domestic terrorists". Read more

12:18AM (AEST)

Two killed in Bahrain car bomb explosion

A BAHRAIN car explosion has killed two people in Muqsha. Read more

Yesterday

11:59PM (AEST)

Ex-IRA splinter group leader killed

NORTHERN Ireland politicians have condemned the killing of former Continuity IRA leader Tommy Crossan in Belfast. Read more

9:14PM (AEST)

Speeding man overtakes Vic police car

A MAN in Australia on a student visa has been caught driving more than 50kmh over the speed limit, after overtaking an unmarked police car. Read more

8:23PM (AEST)

MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

MALAYSIA'S transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture". Read more

7:40PM (AEST)

NSW deaths push road toll to seven

TWO collisions in NSW have pushed the nation's Easter road toll to seven following fatal accidents in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Read more

5:28PM (AEST)

Abbott 'world's worst tipster': Tony's dad

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott's dad Dick knows a bit about horses but has no doubt about his son's ability to pick a winner. Read more

5:14PM (AEST)

Three suffer facial burns in SA boat fire

THREE people have suffered burns to their faces after a boat caught fire on the Murray River north of Adelaide. Read more

5:14PM (AEST)

Rockfall traps Vic pair on ledge

A ROCKFALL has trapped two men on a Victorian mountain ledge. Read more

4:05PM (AEST)

Royal stop at church, zoo on Easter Sunday

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton will attend an Easter church service then take a trip to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday. Read more

3:01PM (AEST)

Injured dirt bike rider flown to hospital

A SERIOUSLY injured dirt bike rider who crashed on a fire trail northwest of Sydney has been airlifted to hospital. Read more

2:35PM (AEST)

Bin Laden library causes storm in Pakistan

A PAKISTAN library has been renamed "Osama bin Laden, the martyr", which commentators have described as a "huge embarrassment" for the government. Read more

2:18PM (AEST)

SA horse racing carnival draws protest

ANIMAL rights activists in South Australia say jumps racing will never be safe for horses, which are dying for human entertainment. Read more

2:18PM (AEST)

Call to identify unconscious jogger

ACT Health needs help identifying a man who passed out while jogging with his black and white terrier on Saturday. Read more

2:18PM (AEST)

Aboriginal activists stage royal protest

ABOUT 30 Aboriginal activists are staging a protest at South Bank, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to arrive soon. Read more

2:11PM (AEST)

Fancy a ride, William teases Kate

THE Duchess of Cambridge has showed she's everything a royal should be by gracefully climbing into the cockpit of fighter jet in a pair of stilettos. Read more

1:07PM (AEST)

Row over pension age heats up

THE opposition is arcing up over reports the Abbott government will lift the retirement age to 70 by 2029. Read more

12:47PM (AEST)

No power sell-off without mandate: Baird

NEWLY appointed NSW Premier Mike Baird has signalled he won't move to sell off electricity poles and wires until after the next election. Read more

12:42PM (AEST)

Colorado deaths raise concerns about pot

TWO recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's newly legalised recreational marijuana industry. Read more

12:09PM (AEST)

Girl charged after NSW Central Coast fire

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has been charged after a fire extensively damaged a house on the NSW Central Coast. Read more

11:58AM (AEST)

Man dies after boat flips off NSW coast

A MAN is dead after a boat capsized in rough water off the NSW Mid North Coast. Read more

11:01AM (AEST)

US mudslide death toll rises to 39

OFFICIALS say the death toll from a US mudslide last month has risen to 39, with all the dead now having been identified. Read more

10:03AM (AEST)

Appeal breaks record for sick kids in Vic

VICTORIANS have banded together to raise a record-breaking sum for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Read more

9:07AM (AEST)

Drunk old Vic man drives on after crash

A DRUNK man in his 80s, who kept driving after crashing into a traffic signal pole, has told Victorian police he wasn't aware he had an accident. Read more

8:10AM (AEST)

Powerful quake rattles Mexico

PEOPLE have fled into the streets in Mexico after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Read more

6:35AM (AEST)

Elderly Sydney woman attacked by dog

AN elderly woman will undergo surgery after being attacked by an American Pit Bull Terrier in the Sydney suburb of Sans Souci. Read more

6:35AM (AEST)

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states

UNEMPLOYMENT rates dropped in 21 US states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12 last month. Read more

1:53AM (AEST)

US Congress' dirty little secret

HUSTLER founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983. Read more

1:19AM (AEST)

US teacher fired for president remark

AN American teacher who reportedly told a student the country didn't need another black president has been sacked. Read more

12:18AM (AEST)

Fourteen killed in Syria car bombing

A CAR bomb that exploded outside a Syrian mosque as worshippers were leaving has killed at least 14 people. Read more

Panthers on the prowl

 New hand at the wheel. Former Werribee player and now coach of the Lavington Panthers James Saker at work for Albury City.

LAVINGTON coach James Saker isn’t buying into talk that anything less than a grand final berth would mean the Panthers had failed this season.

Leaping lamb exports continue

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

Gaining control of sprays to cut costs

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VICTORIAN farmers are trialling new nozzle control technology retrofitted to self-propelled boom sprayers.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.