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Quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

At least 138 people have died after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched rubble frantically for survivors.

HPV screening more effective than Pap test

The new national cervical cancer screening program has received a boost, with a large clinical trial showing screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is significantly better at detecting potential pre-cancerous cells than the traditional Pap...

Ultra-high resolution images created

A new form of high-resolution 'printing' which could be developed for anti-counterfeiting measures in banknotes has been discovered by scientists.

Sales of gay postal ballots pulled down

The body overseeing the postal survey on same-sex marriage is working with online sales sites to take down listings of those trying to sell their ballots.

Abbott threatens to cross floor on energy

Tony Abbott has warned he'll vote against the coalition government if it tries to legislate a clean energy target, with up to six backbenchers tipped to follow him.

Hasler's Canterbury years go to the Dogs

HOW DES HASLER'S SIX YEARS AT CANTERBURY PLAYED OUT:* 2012 - Runners-up (1st)Made an immediate impact on his arrival from Manly with a revolutionary style of attack that included ball-playing forwards with Ben Barba creating...

Scott inclusion a must for Cowboys: Ikin

Maroons great Ben Ikin wants North Queensland coach Paul Green to pull the trigger and unleash Cowboys enforcer Matt Scott on the Sydney Roosters in their NRL grand final qualifier in Sydney.

Retail upheaval bankrupts Toys 'R' Us

Toys 'R' Us Inc, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie...