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The National Gallery of Victoria found the portrait was painted by Dosso Dossi and is of Borgia, the notorious daughter of Pope Alexander VI

Lucrezia Borgia is unmasked... in Australia

First portrait of Renaissance Italy's most notorious femme fatale identified after years of research

Inside Australasia

Locusts poised to destroy Australia's crops

Sunday, 23 November 2008

After the worst drought in a century, farmers face threat of insect swarms up to four miles long and more than 500 feet wide

Boyfriend convicted of model's cliff murder

Friday, 21 November 2008

Kathy Marks: A sensational murder mystery that has gripped Sydney for more than a decade was finally laid to rest today.

The cane toad is famed for its indestructibility

Crocodiles wiped out by invasion of the toxic toads

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

In a contest between a toad and a crocodile, it seems obvious the croc will win. Not, though, if its adversary is a cane toad – the poisonous pests laying waste to Australian wildlife.

Nicole Kidman stars as an English aristocrat who inherits her late husband?s cattle station

Luhrmann's 'Australia' struggles to live up to hype

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Kathy Marks: Nicole Kidman reveals at premiere that the much-anticipated film might be her last.

The Kurdish 'man of peace' Sait Sanli is widely respected for his ability to calm the clamour for revenge among the Kurdish community in Turkey

Kathy Marks: Park life is not as calm as it appears

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Sydney Notebook: Conflicts between park users are, unfortunately, becoming increasingly common

Wizard of Oz or Down Under disaster movie?

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Whether it is the country's greatest cinematic feat or its costliest folly, Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia' opens this week – and he has yet to finish it

Brenda Hean and the pilot Max Price just before they left for Canberra in
his Tiger Moth in 1972 to save Lake Pedder and its quartzite beach

How Tasmania's lady of the lake was silenced

Saturday, 15 November 2008

New evidence backs claims that pioneering Tasmanian eco-warrior Brenda Hean's plane was sabotaged. Kathy Marks reports

Concepcion Empeno, left, and Erlinda Kadapan with posters of their missing daughters

Victims of Philippines dirty war

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Unarmed students, farmers, even priests are being executed in a brutal campaign to silence opposition. Evan Williams reports

Supporters surge towards the bodies of terrorists Amrozi and Mukhlas as armed police hold them back yesterday

Bali bombers buried as Muslim martyrs

Monday, 10 November 2008

"Welcome martyrs" said a banner at the cemetery in the East Java village of Tenggulun, where two local sons, Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Ghufron (known as Mukhlas), were buried yesterday after being executed for their part in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings.

Habitats in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales are at risk from rising global temperatures

Australia acts to save 'Alps' from climate change

Monday, 10 November 2008

Australia's most spectacular mountain landscapes, home to unique native species, have been placed on the national heritage register.

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Forbidden City

    After years of restoration, an 18th-century Chinese studio is back to its former glory

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