Kathy Marks

Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.

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Allied troops at Anzac Cove (Gaba Tepe) during the Gallipoli campaign

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Bloodbath at Anzac Cove

It was meant to provide a quick breakthrough to offset the deadlock in Europe. Instead, the Gallipoli campaign was a ghastly shambles, spawning legends of betrayal and heroism that continue to fire Antipodean imaginations

Barry O’Farrell resigned after failing to declare a gift of Penfolds Grange wine

Premier of New South Wales forced to resign over failure to declare gift of £1,700 bottle of vintage red wine

Barry O’Farrell was given the 1959 bottle of Penfolds Grange by a Sydney lawyer at the centre of an inquiry by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog

A Chinese relative of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 waits for the new information at a hotel in Beijing

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: Mystery of the missing plane ‘may never be solved,’ police warn

Officers have made little progress with their investigation despite scrutinising the provenance of every piece of cargo

An underwater search-surveying vehicle sits on the wharf ready to be fitted to the defense ship Ocean Shield

MH370: Families' anger at Malaysia officials over 'untested techniques'

As a new search zone is explored, relatives speak of frustration

The search has changed direction following new data

Missing Malaysian Flight MH370: Search area shifts after Boeing looks at engine data

Change of focus in quest for traces of lost plane yields multiple sightings of possible debris in Indian Ocean

Police are pressing Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s family for information

MH370: 'My father would never have crashed on purpose,' pilot's son insists

The captain of the missing Malaysian airliner would not have deliberately crashed the plane, his son has claimed as new satellite images revealed 300 floating objects – possibly debris – in the frigid Southern Ocean.

Satellite images showing locations of potential objects related to the search of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Flight MH370: Hopes of finding wreckage rise as satellite pictures show possible debris field in southern Indian Ocean

Hopes have been raised of finding wreckage from the Malaysian Boeing 777 which crashed in unexplained circumstances earlier this month after a French satellite company released recent images of what could be a debris field in the southern Indian Ocean.

A crew member on a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft participating in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority-led search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean

Missing Malaysia Flight MH370: Spotter planes flying low over Indian Ocean fail to find any sign of jet

Satellite pictures from earlier this week showing two large objects floating in the ocean about 1,500 miles south-west of Perth

Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams from the tenth Squadron, steering his AP-3C Orion over the Southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Missing Flight MH370: Debris in the Indian Ocean spotted by satellite in hunt for aeroplane

Experts say that the objects could be the aircraft’s fuel tanks or parts of the wing or tail

Postcard from... Sydney

In a discovery that rewrote Australian history, a geologist named Jim Bowles came across a set of bones in a dry lake bed in outback New South Wales in 1974.

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
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How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas