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Obesity 'not a choice' says new report

Obesity is "not a choice" and is not down to a lack of willpower, British psychology experts have said, as they call for changes in society's opinion on the condition.

'You are failing us', Thunberg tells UN

Scolded for doing little by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, leader after leader has promised the United Nations to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.

Ardern, Trump discuss guns, trade in NYC

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told journalists she "sensed an interest" from US president Donald Trump in gun buybacks during their meeting in New York.

Don't waste fair work tribunal's time: AG

Sacked workers could be penalised if they don't make reasonable attempts with their unfair dismissal claims, in a bid to prevent the Fair Work Commission's time being wasted.

Drama doesn't always make refs wrong: NRL

NRL head of football Graham Annesley concedes his referees are sometimes on a hiding to nothing but insists not all controversial decisions are wrong ones.

Gallen doesn't want Lodge as NRL captain

Former troubled footballer Matt Lodge should not be allowed to captain any side in the NRL after his infamous 2015 New York attack, Cronulla great Paul Gallen says.

Petrol prices set to rise over holidays

Anyone hitting the road these school holidays had better fill up quick, with petrol prices already at a four-month high expected to rise again this weekend.