For the second time this week, ageing media kingpin Rupert Murdoch has had his fundament handed to him on a dish as the feud between the Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sun and comic-turned-activist Russell Brand ramps up.
The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across U.S.
But the nation’s furore isn’t just about one grand jury’s decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him are symbolic of racial injustice in America.
Former Test batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition in hospital on Wednesday morning after a short-pitched delivery struck his head during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.