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Smith, Marsh lay waste to England in merciless century bonanza

Updated December 17, 2017 00:02:39 Photo: Steve Smith roars in jubilation after notching an Ashes double century in Perth. (AP: Trevor Collens) Related Story: A day to remember as Australia pounds England in Perth, as it happened Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh have smashed enormous individual scores, demolishing England's bowling attack on day three of…

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Pope responds to sex abuse royal commission

Updated December 16, 2017 17:00:06 Photo: Pope Francis has responded to the royal commission's findings. (Reuters: Tony Gentile) Pope Francis says the findings of Australia's child sex abuse royal commission "deserve to be studied in depth", after the Catholic Church was heavily criticised in the final report. The sanctity of the religious confessional would be…

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All aboard the world’s first solar-powered train

Updated December 16, 2017 18:45:42 Photo: The world's first solar-power train runs on a three-kilometre stretch of line in Byron Bay. (ABC: Bruce Mackenzie ) Related Story: Solar 'revolution' as residents sharing energy create virtual power plants Related Story: Family-style vehicle to compete in Solar Challenge What is claimed to be the world's first fully…

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Australia’s first same-sex weddings take place

Updated December 16, 2017 22:02:22 Two same-sex couples have made history by becoming the first to wed under Australian law. Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, exchanged vows in Sydney on Saturday, one week after the new laws came into effect. The ceremony took place in front of 65 guests at a ceremony in…

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