Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
The Australian sharemarket staged an impressive comeback this afternoon, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) closing just 0.2 per cent lower. Putting this recovery in context, local shares were slumping by as much as 1.5 per cent this morning; making it one of the biggest tumbles of the year and hitting an eight-month low in the process.
From Companies Oct 07
Mining giant Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) rejected an offer to merge with Glencore that would have created a $160 billion mining and trading firm in August. Rio disclosed the offer made in July on Tuesday, but after thumbing down the proposed merger, there has been no contact about the deal between the two miners.
From Companies Oct 07
A survey made by finder.com.au, one of the biggest comparison Web sites in Australia, found that an increase in the overnight cash rate by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would likely come at the earliest by the third quarter of 2015.
From Law Oct 07
Victorian police had identified on Monday the victim of a gruesome murder by a 28-year-old Australian chef of his transsexual Indonesian girlfriend who he chopped and the boiled in chemicals inside his Brisbane apartment.
From Tech Oct 06
The nude selfie leaked photo scandal continues to hound celebrities, this time round 4 of Fappening including naked men. Besides the usual hackers' favourites such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian, round 4 now has Winona Ryder and Nick Hogan, the son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose leaked photos were seen on message boards 4Chan and Reddit.
From Science Oct 06
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina has a possible hope for men who are suffering from congenital abnormalities on their penises or underwent trauma on their private parts. The hope comes in the form of male genitals grown in laboratories.
From Law Oct 05
After beheading two American and two British hostages the past few weeks, the Islamic State (IS) surprised the world over the weekend by releasing on Thursday British headteacher David Richard Bolam after it abducted him in May 2014 while shopping in Libya.
From Faith & Belief Oct 05
Almost 200 Catholic bishops and some lay leaders would meet in the next two weeks in a synod that would have Pope Francis launch a major review of the church's teaching on family and result in changes towards marriage, living together and separation of couples.
From Companies Oct 05
Amid talks that unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is finally considering fighting Filipino eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao if the congressman beats Chris Algieri on Nov 22, there is another boxing coup in the offing besides the higher chances of the Dream Match finally taking place.
From Companies Oct 04
The furor over the bending iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units has barely died down, yet, Apple is faced with another public relations crisis as #Hairgate threatens to be another headache for the Cupertino-based tech giant that was supposed to be enjoying brisk sales of its new flagship devices.