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Caster Semenya loses Cas appeal over new IAAF testosterone rules

Caster Semenya has won the Olympic 800m title twice and the world title three timesCaster Semenya has lost a landmark case against athletics' governing body meaning it will be allowed to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) rejected the South African's challenge against the IAAF's new rules.But Cas said…

Twitter wants to label tweets from public figures that break its...

US President Donald Trump's use of Twitter has brought the company under pressure. Associated Press Twitter is working on labelling tweets from public figures when they violate its rules.Twitter currently leaves up tweets from public figures, such as US President Trump, that break its rules because it considers them newsworthy.Twitter's head of legal, policy, and…

Sydney Football Stadium demolition can resume, court rules

Updated March 08, 2019 10:59:31 The Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) can now be dismantled after NSW's Land and Environment Court dismissed an application to extend an injunction on hard demolition works at the facility. Key points:Hard demolition works can now start at the 31-year-old stadium in Moore ParkHowever, Local Democracy Matters are considering more court…

‘Who came up with this?’: Red Hot Chili Peppers lash NSW...

Posted March 07, 2019 15:26:28 Stricter festival regulations in New South Wales have received some colourful, high-profile criticism from Californian rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who described the rules as "outlandish" and "stupid". Key points:Red Hot Chilli Peppers bass player Flea took aim at the new rules at a concert in VictoriaThe regulations…

Informer 3838’s identity can be revealed, Victorian court rules

Updated February 21, 2019 22:10:39 Victoria Police has lost its latest bid to suppress the identity of Informer 3838, the lawyer whose role as a police informant at the height of Melbourne's gangland war sparked a royal commission. Key points:Victoria Police has been battling to keep Informer 3838's identity suppressedThe Court of Appeal today dismissed…

Trump could tweet his State of the Union address if he...

Updated January 23, 2019 14:00:29 US President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his second State of the Union address next week.But with the US deadlocked in its longest-ever government shutdown, there are big questions over if, and how, the annual speech will happen.And with traditions informing how modern State of the Union's happen more…

Government’s $444m grant to reef body didn’t comply with transparency rules,...

Updated January 16, 2019 20:11:22 The Federal Government's controversial decision to grant nearly half a billion dollars to a small charity for projects on the Great Barrier Reef was based on advice that failed to comply fully with rules designed to ensure transparency and value for money, the auditor-general has found. Key points:Auditor-General said most…

Facebook yet to decide which political advertising rules it will roll...

Posted January 16, 2019 18:45:07 Facebook will wait until Australia's federal election date is revealed to decide which, if any, of its planned political advertising restrictions it will roll out in a bid to reduce potential interference. Key points:Australia, Indonesia, Israel and the Philippines among the nations holding key votes this yearFacebook's directors say they…

‘No teeth’, Qatar FM says GCC needs to enforce its own...

Qatar has said it is committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but that the bloc needed to enforce its own rules, signalling that a reformed alliance could help end the Gulf crisis. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday that Qatar was still counting on Kuwait and regional powers to help end…

Survivor host Jeff Probst clarifies Idol Nullifier rules

Not all Survivor eliminations are the same. Personally, I always feel bad for folks who get voted out just before a tribe swap or a merge because those are the points at which everything can change. All it takes is for Jeff Probst to utter those magic words — “Drop your buffs” — and you can have…
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