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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THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000. THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000.
MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed. MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed.
LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty. LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon. HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
11:34 AM 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.
12:00 AM 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.
29 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. 
28 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.
27 Oct 14 From vandalised cars in the streets of Australia to the foreign minister's portfolio in Indonesia, Retno Marsudi faces a fresh challenge.
27 Oct 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
26 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.
20 Oct 14 Joko Widodo has used his first speech as Indonesian president to call his people to “work together, and work and work and work” to make a stronger nation, with a particular emphasis on...
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Katrina - that doesn't answer my question, Australia is trying it's best to educate these
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One of the best decisions an Australian government has ever made. When you have to resort to
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I think we have bushie boy worked out argis. A know it all city slicker.
CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.24 Oct 14 CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.