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Lance Armstrong settles $US100m lawsuit

Lance Armstrong has reached a $US5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $US100 million in damages from the cyclist.

No plastic straw ban for Australia

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds could be banned in the United Kingdom, but Malcolm Turnbull stopped short of backing a similar ban at home.

Kidman, Jackman, NZ PM on Time's top 100

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have made Time's list of 2018's 100 most influential people alongside an eclectic group including US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, soon-to-be member of the British royal family Meghan Markle and Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman.

NT deserves GST cash for fracking: Gunner

Northern Territory chief minister Michael Gunner says the removal of a ban on fracking should mean extra commonwealth funding, given the federal government is threatening to penalise states that don't develop their gas reserves.