Islamic State treads lightly in embattled Fallujah

Paul McGeough gives a rare glimpse inside life under the Islamic State fighters.
Paul McGeough gives a rare glimpse inside life under the Islamic State fighters.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
30 Oct 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
30 Oct 14 The wife of an American investment banker says her cocaine-addicted husband made her have a foursome with one of his clients and his partner to help him secure a business deal.
29 Oct 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
29 Oct 14 The New Zealand public will have a little over a year to decide whether to change the country's flag.
29 Oct 14 A man has beheaded a woman in New York before jumping in front of a train in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide. 
29 Oct 14 Britain has declined to support search and rescue missions for refugees in the Mediterranean in an echo of Canberra's attitudes to asylum seekers arriving by boat.
28 Oct 14 The level of public trust in the Abbott Government soared in three months as public attention shifts from the budget to a heightened sense of nationalism and national security, a new...
28 Oct 14 Bangkok: A foundation supporting anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam has closed but the disgraced Cambodian woman feted at charity events in Australia is trying to claw back some...
28 Oct 14 A 19-year-old Chinese backpacker has sparked outrage after she posted an ad offering to have sex with men in each city she visits if they fund her travel.
28 Oct 14 Malaysia’s charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he decided against setting up a government in-exile and returned to the country to face the likelihood of jail to set an...
28 Oct 14 A 26-year-old Iranian woman, who was hanged after killing the man she said tried to rape her, has left a heartbreaking voice message for her mother in the lead-up to her death. 
27 Oct 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
27 Oct 14 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced his first "working cabinet," but the press has quickly renamed it a "cabinet of compromises", writes Michael Bachelard.
26 Oct 14 From vandalised cars in the streets of Australia to the foreign minister's portfolio in Indonesia, Retno Marsudi faces a fresh challenge.
26 Oct 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
25 Oct 14 A marathon in Bangalore, India, last weekend turned into a fiasco as motorists ignored race cordons and runners became lost, writes Jason Koutsoukis.
24 Oct 14 There is concern among observers that the anti-corruption drive may slow down amid distraction over the political crisis in Hong Kong.
24 Oct 14 A reporters' umbrella group says the sentence is a "big relief" and that "any other outcome would have set a terrible precedent for media freedom in Indonesia".
24 Oct 14 The system allows the public to see not only what percentage of public servants were at work on any given day, but also check whether an individual public servant was actually sitting at...
22 Oct 14 The man found murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a Bali rice with his throat slashed was trying to build a motel in Sanur and was experiencing serious cash flow problems, an...
22 Oct 14 Hong Kong’s political crisis shifted from its city streets to an austere university lecture theatre as student protest leaders faced off with government officials in a much-anticipated...
21 Oct 14 Australia's Indian community are planning a Sydney stadium welcome for new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he addresses Parliament in Canberra.
21 Oct 14 In its worldwide pursuit of corrupt officials who have absconded with billions in illicit funds, China is, increasingly loudly, asking foreign governments for help.
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Doctor Barney as Deputy Prime Minister is a horror movie in 3D, but it is halloween.
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In some ways you have a point Freshy but not totally. You are right to say farmers need to
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Yeah, that's right, FFS, in the 15th floor penthouse. How nice of you to remember. Are you going
NEWS of the secret profit-sharing deal prompted the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance (WRRA) to describe the current situation as a “disgrace” and question whether a corruption inquiry or Royal Commission was needed.30 Oct 14 NEWS of the secret profit-sharing deal prompted the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance (WRRA) to describe the...
CBH says a potential conflict of interest in the WA Government's oversight of Brookfield Rail operating a privatised State-owned monopoly asset, while being incentivised to profit share with the commercial entity, must be urgently addressed.30 Oct 14  1 CBH says a potential conflict of interest in the WA Government's oversight of Brookfield Rail operating a privatised...