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  • 3 hours Rance helped off by trainers after knee injury 9news |Sport
    Richmond is holding great fears after star defender Alex Rance left the field of play with a suspected knee injury. Rance, who was playing his 200th career match, was seen clutching his right knee on the ground after landing awkwardly following a marking contest. Upon landing, Rance immediately grabbed his knee and writhed in pain before being helped off the field in the hands of the Tigers trainers. The incident came with the Tigers holding onto a slim lead after a furious Carlton comeback.More to come ... more
  • 3 hours Blues defender in trouble over high hit on Tiger 9news |Sport
    Carlton defender Liam Jones could face trouble at the tribunal after an off-ball hit on Richmond's Jack Riewoldt. The incident occurred with the Tigers holding a lead in the first half. As the Tigers broke from their defensive half towards the forward line, Jones could be seen leaving Riewoldt floored behind the play. After being taking a few moments in the middle of the MCG to get back on his feet, Riewoldt waved off the Tigers trainers and stayed on the field. Jack Riewoldt Jones' bump on Riewoldt was slammed by the Tiger's ... more
  • 4 hours ‘Does your Party have a problem with Islamophobia?’ 9news
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of dodging questions on Islamophobia in his government during an intense interview with journalist Waleed Aly.Mr Morrison appeared on The Project for a one-on-one with Aly, who on Friday gave an impassioned and emotional monologue following the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people.During the interview, Mr Morrison said he was actually seeking to address community concerns about Muslim migration in a controversial 2011 meeting in which he has been accused of encouraging colleagues to use them for political gain."It never happened. I've always been deeply concerned about ... more
  • 4 hours Jewel thief was ‘high on ice’ during Adelaide crime spree 9news
    A masked bandit was high on ice as he carried out a terrifying crime-spree across Adelaide, a court has heard.Video captured Jason Stokes armed with a sawn-off shotgun and meat cleaver as he smashed open display cases at Shiels Jewellers, inside Arndale shopping centre, in April last year.After terrorising staff with the gun, Stokes stuffed a bag with jewellery. Two women were taken to hospital for shock after the ordeal.Hours before the jewellery store robbery, Stokes targeted a home in Prospect, forcing his way in and threatening the sole occupant inside - a mother.The woman ... more
  • 4 hours Mum-of-two ‘held hostage’ by thugs inside Melbourne home 9news
    A Melbourne mum-of-two has allegedly been held at knifepoint by two thugs inside her Narre Warren home.The mother, who requested to remain anonymous, was sitting in her loungeroom when the pair of masked men allegedly stormed her Valley Fair Drive property about 9pm on Tuesday.It’s accused the offenders demanded cash and held the woman hostage. A knife was allegedly held against her neck as she begged for her childrens’ lives.“All I was worried about was the kids,” she told 9News.Her partner managed to chase the offenders outside the home with a cricket bat, but she ... more
  • 4 hours Michael Daley: ‘I could’ve been more polished’ 9news
    NSW Labor leader Michael Daley insists he's a numbers guy despite stumbling over details of key funding commitments during a live television debate.Election campaigns should be a "contest of ideas," not memories, Mr Daley told AAP today ahead of the weekend's election."Politics and public life is not a game show, it's not a memory test," he said.NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley said he was human and the long election campaign had taken its toll just days out from polling booths opening. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)The Labor leader did concede he got details "muddled" during yesterday’s  leaders' ... more
  • 5 hours Gunmen storm panel beaters before fatal shooting 9news
    Nine News has obtained chilling CCTV of the moment two gunmen storm a panel beaters in Melbourne, which police suspect may have sparked the start of a spate of deadly shootings across the city.The footage shows the pair scoping out Epping Smash Repairs, while a getaway driver pulls up on Buch Avenue, in the city’s north, last month. Seconds later, a worker realises his life is in danger and flees.Off camera, the staffer is chased down the street by the gunmen. The pair then abandoned the hit after realising they’ve targeted the wrong man.Epping Smash ... more
  • 5 hours Stroke victim ‘can’t get access ramp’ at home after credit bungle 9news
    A stroke victim says a credit mix-up has left her unable to build a disability access ramp at her home.Mother of four Lisa Evans has struggled for years to get in and out of her house after suffering two strokes in the past decade."You can't feel when there's bumps and things, so that's why I've had a couple falls," she told A Current Affair.The 50-year-old and her husband Jamie decided to build an access ramp at their home near Morewell in Victoria's south-east.They applied for a $10,000 extension on their Commonwealth Bank mortgage, but despite ... more
  • 5 hours ‘Absolutely gutted’: Woman stole $330k from friend’s autism charity 9news
    Young mother Maria Esposito, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, after defrauding $327,330 from an autism charity where she worked.Rosa and Jason Trigg, who run the charity, say they had known Ms Esposito prior to her employment with Autism Central Coast."I knew her as a young teenager, she was my son's friend, very close friend," Ms Trigg told A Current Affair."Towards the end of March she asked me if I had a job because she knew I was starting up, and Autism Central Coast was getting a little ... more
  • 5 hours Woman blasts council over alleged sexual harassment by ex-Lord Mayor 9news
    A young mother with a budding career never imagined when she attended a prestigious awards dinner to support her husband she would go home the victim of what she claims was a cunning sexual harassment.In an exclusive interview with A Current Affair, Kharla Williams detailed the alleged sexual harassment she suffered at the hands of Melbourne’s former Lord Mayor Robert Doyle that she claims has changed her life forever. “I feel like my mental health has been affected by all of this, because I don’t have an outcome, there’s no finding. Right now, my complaint isn’t believed, it’s not acknowledged,” ... more
  • 6 hours The seemingly ‘harmless’ tactic that needs to go 9news |Sport
    NRL great Brad Fittler has called for the seemingly “harmless” tactic of taking kickers to ground to be stamped out of the game.The NSW Blues coach was quick to condemn Broncos forward Matt Lodge’s late hit on Melbourne’s Cameron Munster and assured the league was seeing less “dangerous” challenges to kickers, but Fittler called on referees to take it a step further.The seemingly innocuous tactic of taking a kicker lightly to ground after every effort is an insidious attempt to hinder the oppositions’ attack argued Fittler who wants to see referees make an effort eliminate the move.“There are tactics too, ... more
  • 6 hours Scott Morrison changes McDonald’s order – three days later 9news
    The McFallout from the Prime Minister's hunger for "Maccas" is turning into a full-on "burgergate".While no one is suggesting in all this, the Prime Minister was asked for "lies with that", staff in Scott Morrison's office, are disputing a teenage girl's recollection of what was a McHappy moment.Melbourne high school student, and McDonald's employee, Emily Salopek told 9NEWS, on Monday night, the Prime Minister ordered a medium Quarter Pounder meal with a Sprite. so, said a junior burger in the Prime Minister's media team.According to them, the peckish PM, ACTUALLY ordered a large Angus meal, and a large coke.The meal ... more
  • 7 hours Dockers forced into ‘clinical anxiety’ backtrack 9news |Sport
    The Fremantle Dockers have been left red-faced after having to stop using the term "clinical anxiety" to describe the health of star forward Jesse Hogan following backlash from medical professionals who suggested it was not a real diagnosis.Fremantle stood down its star recruit on Monday evening, with Dockers GM of football Peter Bell confirming via a statement that the 24-year-old ex-Demon had made poor choices around alcohol due to "clinical anxiety".However, several Perth clinical psychologists contacted The West Australian on Wednesday regarding concerns over the terminology, with one saying "clinical anxiety was not a diagnostic category and using the term ... more
  • 7 hours ‘Are you dumb?’: Knights star in taxi slap 9news |Sport
    Newcastle centre Tautau Moga is facing the possibility of a hefty sanction from the Knights after pleading guilty to slapping a taxi driver.The 25-year-old had no conviction recorded after pleading guilty to common assault on Thursday when he appeared in Newcastle local court.He was instead placed on a good behaviour bond for the incident which happened after he attended the races on Boxing Day last year.Moga was with of another man when the pair then got into the rear seat of a cab and gave the driver an address they wished to be taken to.Moga then leaned forward and slapped ... more
  • 7 hours Sue Neill-Fraser wins right to appeal conviction for murder of husband 9news
    Hobart woman Susan Neill-Fraser, who is in jail for killing her husband, has been granted an appeal against her murder conviction.Neill-Fraser is serving 23 years behind bars for killing Bob Chappell on the couple’s Four Winds yacht moored at Sandy Bay on Australia Day 2009. She will be granted leave to appeal after her legal team managed to convince a judge there is “fresh and compelling” evidence.The ruling comes after an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes in which a new witness provided what could be the final breakthrough in freeing the Tasmanian from prison after nine years.Susan ... <a target=more
  • 8 hours Former professional soccer star arrested for importing drugs 9news
    Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a US drug warrant, officials said Wednesday.Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the nation's feared Gulf cartel, which for a decade moved large shipments of cocaine on fast boats and semi-submersible through the Pacific Ocean to Central America and onto the US.He was arrested Tuesday along with four other people near the southern city of Cali after being involved in a car accident. Police said he was speeding while driving intoxicated.more
  • 8 hours How Smith and Warner will be re-integrated 9news |Sport
    Having broken the ice over beers in Dubai, Aaron Finch believes Australia can ensure Steve Smith and David Warner's return doesn't become a distraction at the World Cup.A "nervous" Smith and Warner spent less than 24 hours with Australia's 15-man ODI squad in the UAE last weekend but the short stopover was enough to generate hundreds of headlines around the world.The intrigue and scrutiny will continue to build as Australia's World Cup opener on June 1 draws closer, with Shane Warne recently tipping English crowds will "absolutely give it to" the disgraced duo during the 50-over tournament.Aaron ... <a target=more
  • 8 hours Christensen reveals depth of gambling problem 9news |Sport
    Brisbane Lions player Allen Christensen has revealed the extent of a gambling problem early in his career which eventually resulted in getting traded from Geelong to the Lions.Christensen said his addiction was at its worst in 2012 and that he was so consumed by betting that he would be up at 2am before training, with his partner lying asleep next to him as he’d watch the races on mute.“Looking back on it now it consumed so much of my life,” he said on his podcast Addicted to the Game.“My mates (and I) we were down ... more
  • 9 hours Djokovic dispels whispers of ‘Big 3’ feud 9news |Sport
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic has dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells earlier this month to discuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.Despite a tenure which brought record prize money and growth, Kermode was ousted as ATP chief when players' representatives on the ATP Board failed to endorse an extension of the ... more
  • 9 hours Disqualified learner driver jailed over fatal crash 9news
    A disqualified learner driver has been jailed over the 2017 death of her father and a two-year-old girl in Sydney’s West.Penina Nauer appeared at Campbelltown Local Court today where she was sentenced to a minimum two years, six months in jail, as her devastated family and three-month-old daughter watched on.Two years ago, the now 22-year-old was travelling with her family from Griffith, in western NSW, to Sydney Airport when her father Antonio asked her to take a turn driving.Penina Nauer was surrounded by loved ones as she walked into court today with her baby daughter to hear ... <a target=more
  • 11 hours NBA star cops wrath over ‘cheap shot’ 9news |Sport
    Joel Embiid has collected 37 points and a career-high 22 rebounds along with a late block on Kyrie Irving as the Philadelphia 76ers averted an NBA season sweep by beating the Boston Celtics 118-115.Embiid also made a personal-best 20 free throws, while Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 overall points in the fourth quarter alone.Australian Ben Simmons took a backseat as Embiid ran the show but still earned 13 points and eight rebounds as the 76ers won six straight.Al Horford scored 22 points and Terry Rozier added 20 points off the bench for Boston, which saw guard Marcus Smart ... more
  • 11 hours ‘Miracle moggie’ survives brown snake bite 9news
    The RSPCA has revealed a case of what it describes as a "miracle moggie" nursed back from the brink of death after being bitten by a highly venomous brown snake.The "affectionate" ginger tabby was found earlier this month, in a terrible state and having lost its litter of kittens.A worker at a block of units in Adelaide's north made the find."The contractor had found a young cat in obvious distress, able to move her head only, covered in ants," an RSPCA spokesman said.But even after emergency surgery, the cat's condition didn't stabilise."The vet team ... more
  • 11 hours ‘On March 15, our history changed forever. Now our laws will too’ 9news
    Military-style semi-automatic guns and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.The gun ban will take immediate effect, with the government to introduce a buyback scheme inspired by Australia's 1996 policy.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to students at the Cashmere High School in Christchurch."On March 15 our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too," Ms Ardern said."We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer ... more
  • 11 hours The Simpsons tackle Esports craze 9news |Sport
    Hit TV show The Simpsons has taken a leap into the world of Esports in the latest episode ‘E my Sports’.The episode features Bart and four other renowned characters competing in a video-game called ‘Conflict of Enemies’ which bears an uncanny resemblance to Esports juggernaut, League of Legends. Writers of the show sought help from Riot Games and notable Esports celebrity and Shoutcaster David "Phreak" Turley in the creation of the episode.The Simpsons “I got to guest feature on a regular TV show that is as old as I am because I work in Esports. ... more
  • 11 hours Fev’s ‘ridiculous’ coach sacking call fires up Lloyd 9news |Sport
    St Kilda coach Alan Richardson could be sacked if his side loses in Round 1 to lowly Gold Coast, Brendan Fevola claims.The startling call from Fevola was made on The Footy Show, with the former Carlton star saying “a St Kilda great" had told him that Richardson was on thin ice. Fevola said that assistant coach Brett Ratten was a ready-made replacement.“I think you’ll see him [Ratten] at the helm after Round 1,” Fevola said.“If they lose to the Gold Coast, Richo will be gone. [Andrew] Bassat, their president, takes no prisoners. I was speaking to a St Kilda great ... more
  • 11 hours Biggest impact of AFL’s game changing new rule 9news |Sport
    Thursday’s season opener between Richmond and Carlton at a jam-packed MCG brings its own set of festivities for fans to be excited about, but what it also offers is the first chance to see the AFL’s new 6-6-6 starting positions in a home and away fixture.While the rule change acted as a lightning rod for AFL fans when it was initially brought in, the early consensus after seeing it in effect for in the JLT Community Series was that it made the game better to watch for fans.Here’s what we know out of the small sample size that was two ... more
  • 12 hours Horror hoodoo has Dragons staring down barrel 9news |Sport
    Wide World of Sports stats guru David Middleton breaks down Round 2 of the NRL season, to bring you the biggest talking points of the three matches broadcast by Channel Nine.COWBOYS' HANGOVER AN ISSUE FOR DRAGONSThe Dragons have significant hurdles to overcome if they are to open their account for the season against the Rabbitohs tonight and one of the biggest could be their poor record after playing in Townsville.Dominated by Jason Taumalolo and Co in heavy conditions last Saturday night, the Dragons have had a limited preparation for tonight’s game, which also appears likely to be rain-affected.It is a ... more
  • 12 hours CCTV shows Christchurch gunman fired at pedestrians from his car 9news
    New security video shows the moment the alleged Christchurch gunman fired at pedestrians through his car window, revealing new details about the terror attack that left at least 50 people dead.In the video, obtained by CNN from a hotel car park on Deans Avenue, gunshots are heard in the distance at 1.42pm local time last Friday.Pedestrians can be seen walking along the street, including two men in traditional dress heading in the direction of the Al Noor mosque, about 300m away from the hotel.At 1.45pm ... more
  • 12 hours Tips: Joey all-in on shock Round 2 upset 9news |Sport
    Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns was so impressed by the Raiders' Round 1 win away to the Titans, he's tipping them to upset the Storm, even after copping a five-day turnaround. Johns and Brad Fittler were both impressed with the new-look side trotted out by Ricky Stuart, with Jack Wighton's switch from fullback to five-eighth making a big first impression. Even with home advantage for Canberra on Friday night, Fittler hasn't yet seen enough from Stuart's men to tip against Melbourne but Johns is all-in on the Green Machine. "The only thing I'm worried about the Raiders is they played ... more
  • 12 hours Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic sentenced to life in prison 9news
    UN judges have sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal, ending one of the most momentous trials over massacres and other atrocities committed during the 1990s Balkan wars.Appeals judges upheld Karadzic's conviction for the 1995 genocide at Srebrenica and ruled that the 40-year sentence imposed at the close of his trial was too light, given the "sheer scale and systematic cruelty" of the crimes in question.Survivors broke into applause after Presiding Judge Vagn Joensen read the sentence yesterday. Karadzic, who had argued that the United Nations court was ... more
  • 12 hours Salmonella concerns as eggs recalled 9news
    Consumers are being warned to check their homes for eggs produced by a Victorian poultry farm after the detection of a strain of salmonella.Bridgewater Poultry has had controls placed on it by Agriculture Victoria, preventing the sale of eggs while the possibility of contamination is investigated.The farm, located near Bendigo in central Victoria,  is conducting a recall of their products which have been available at Woolworths and independent stores in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and Coles in Victoria and South Australia.And today, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, said five cases of illness which ... more
  • 12 hours Harris photo uproar exposes ‘horrific’ trolling trend 9news |Sport
    While the Tayla Harris photo controversy has resulted in widespread public support for AFLW players and other female athletes in the Australian sports community, the issue has exposed a problem within Aussie Rules circles.Harris took an inspiring stand against sexism by publicly calling out the online trolls that hijacked a social media post with an image of the Carlton Blues star kicking a goal in the AFLW.The impressive photo by Michael Willson was shared by Seven's social media team, only to be flooded with comments Harris later described as "sexual abuse"."It was repulsive and it made me uncomfortable," Harris told ... more
  • 12 hours Legend’s astonishing call on Pies midfield 9news |Sport
    Collingwood’s current midfield is the best in football history, former Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd says.Lloyd made the stunning call on Nine’s The Footy Show, rating Nathan Buckley’s Pies stars ahead of West Coast’s 2006 Judd-Cousins-Kerr ‘Holy Trinity’ and Brisbane’s triple premiership (2001-03) line-up.Lloyd made the call based on overall depth and quality, saying Scott Pendlebury and company were No.1.“I think the greatest two midfields I’ve seen in my time in football have been the West Coast midfield and also the Brisbane midfield that won three flags,” said Lloyd, the triple Coleman Medallist who kicked 926 goals.“And I’ve got a graphic ... more
  • 12 hours Wife killer jailed for 15 years for manslaughter 9news
    After waiting almost two decades, the family of slain Queensland mother Patricia Riggs have finally learned of her killer's fate.Edmund Ian Riggs has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for manslaughter, perjury and interfering with her corpse.Justice Peter Flanagan said today Riggs' post-offence conduct in burying her body twice was "out of all proportion" with an accident and she instead died "a violent and sudden death".Patricia Riggs disappeared in 2001.The court was previously told Riggs pushed her after she spat on him during an argument in September 2001.She fell ... more
  • 13 hours Teen charged over Facebook threat to mosque 9news
    A teenager has been charged over a threatening social media post directed at a mosque in the Geelong area.The 14-year-old boy, from a suburb in Geelong, allegedly threatened a mosque in Manifold Heights.The charges include making threats to kill and using a carriage service to make a threat to kill after posting. The charges follow a report to police about social media posts of a threatening nature directed at a place of worship on Sunday, March 17.The teen was bailed by police to appear at a Children’s Court at a later date. ... more
  • 13 hours Rising tennis star collapses mid-point 9news |Sport
    Suffering from cramp isn’t a foreign experience for most athletes but 19-year-old Nicola Kuhn displayed just what can happen when the body shuts down due to dehydration and exhaustion.The Spaniard was on his way to a massive upset against German veteran Mischa Zverev when he was forced to retire in the third set of his first round clash at the Miami Open.The world No.272 couldn’t move let alone continue when his body seized up mid-point causing him to fall to the ground. The crowd was left stunned as he lay face down on the court as ATP physio Alejandro Resnicoff ... more
  • 13 hours Daughter reveals parents’ serial murders 9news
    When police dug up the garden of a family home in a suburban street in England’s south west more than two decades ago it exposed one of the UK’s most disturbing serial murder cases.Husband and wife couple, Fred and Rosemary West, lived at the property at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, south west England, for 20 years. During that time, they killed 12 people - with police finding nine bodies buried on the property and another three bodies elsewhere. The victims were aged between eight and 27. All were female.As well as raising a family in the home, the Wests ... more
  • 13 hours ‘Pathetic performance’: British MPs slam May over Brexit delay 9news
    Theresa May calls on MPs to support Brexit dealBritish MPs have hit out at Prime Minister Theresa May after she blamed their “political games” and indecision for the latest Brexit delay.May asked the European Union overnight to extend the divorce process by three months after earlier vowing that Brexit would take effect on March 29. In a television address from 10 Downing Street, May pitched herself against Parliament and on the side of the public who she claims “has had enough” of the Brexit drama. She also called on MPs to ... more
  • 14 hours Incredible 2018 AFL GF moment we almost missed 9news |Sport
    It’s something most sport fans around the country thought they would never see – a Collingwood fan being lauded for an act of sportsmanship.And the moment, during last year’s AFL grand final, was almost lost amid the fanfare and emotion involved in the dying moments of the 2018 decider.Fans were on the edge of their seats as West Coast’s Dom Sheed lined up a shot at goal from a tough angle for a chance to ice the game in the final moments after a frantic final term. kicked the goal and won the game for West Coast but as he ... more
  • 14 hours Schumacher: What it’s like living in Michael’s shadow 9news |Sport
    Mick Schumacher says he isn’t worried about being compared to his father Michael, who won a record seven Formula One titles.Mick, who turns 20 tomorrow, is making the step up to Formula 2 this season, having already joined the Ferrari driver academy, which is expected to see him drive an F1 car this year in testing.Mick says he isn’t phased by comparisons with Michael, who holds just about every record in Formula One.“Being compared to my father was never a problem for me,” he said in a video released by his F2 team Prema."Being compared to the best driver in ... more
  • 14 hours Bennett says Dragons have Widdop call wrong 9news |Sport
    When it comes to juggling your playmakers, Wayne Bennett has some friendly advice for Paul McGregor: Back your instincts.But if it was up to seven-time premiership winning coach, Gareth Widdop would be playing in the halves.McGregor has vowed to stick by his experimental spine for Thursday's round-two NRL clash with South Sydney, which includes starting Widdop at fullback.It was a position the Dragons skipper played under Bennett during the 2017 World Cup, when England went desperately close to toppling Australia in the final."I used him there in the World Cup and he played wonderful there for us, but that was ... more
  • 14 hours Stuart slams Bennett in ‘Drama queens’ spat 9news |Sport
    Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has delivered a blunt retort to Wayne Bennett's "drama queen" accusation.The South Sydney boss took aim at his Raiders counterpart last week after Stuart said he was less proud to be involved with the NRL.Bennett said Stuart, and others within the NRL, had overreacted when talking about the off-field incidents which have plagued the game.Wayne Bennett"I can't believe some of the silly statements they've all made," Bennett said last week."They've been a part of it for so long, they've seen so many things, we've been through a tough period, we've had ... more
  • 15 hours Forensic dig for missing NSW woman 9news
    Police today will dig up a home in a tiny northern NSW town in search for a woman who has not been seen for almost 40 years. Roxlyn Bowie, aged 31 at the time, was last seen leaving her Walgett home just after 6pm on Saturday June 5, 1982. She was reported missing by her family, and a Coronial Inquest in September 2014 concluded that Ms Bowie had died. The cause of her suspicious disappearance and suspected murder was undetermined. Her body has never been found. Officers working under Strike Force Maluka have launched a renewed investigation into Ms Bowie’s ... more
  • 15 hours What America thought of Tayla Harris picture 9news |Sport
    America, England, Ireland and Canada have been swept up in the Tayla Harris story, with major media outlets covering the furore over her amazing picture.The Carlton AFLW star dominated news across Australia yesterday, as she led a backlash against disgusting online trolls, and the story was noticed by giant media outlets such as CNN, The New York Post and the BBC.The Post described the Harris phenomenon as: "The story behind the sports photo that has rocked an entire country.""An Australian broadcaster is apologising for 'sending the wrong message' after deleting a photograph of a female ... more
  • 16 hours YouTube mum ‘pepper-sprayed children, locked them in cupboard’ 9news
    The woman responsible for a popular YouTube channel punished her children if they failed to perform for the camera, according to police in Arizona.Machelle Hackney, the mother behind the Fantastic Adventures channel was charged with multiple counts of abuse, unlawful imprisonment, child neglect and molestation of her adopted children.The Fantastic Adventures channel has 800,000 subscribers and features videos starring Ms Hackney’s children that have been watched more than 240 million times. Machelle Hackney, Fantastic AdventuresThe Arizona Republic reports police Ms Hackney’s children told police they were pepper sprayed and locked in a cupboard without food, ... more
  • 16 hours Theresa May calls on MPs to support Brexit deal with EU 9news
    Theresa May calls on MPs to support Brexit dealBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has said the Brexit crisis has been “a matter of great personal regret” amid another day of drama over her government’s plan to exit the European Union. After vowing that Brexit would take effect on March 29, May asked the EU to extend the divorce process by three months.May told the House of Commons she had written to European Council President Donald Tusk, asking for Britain to delay its departure date to June 30.Facing the cameras at Downing ... more
  • 16 hours Aussie paceman mystified by worrying illness 9news |Sport
    Nathan Coulter-Nile is still searching for answers regarding last month's mid-match bout of vertigo but his more pressing priority is a pivotal series against Pakistan.Coulter-Nile recently dashed from Ranchi to Perth for the birth of his second child, missing the three ODI victories that delivered Australia a history-making series win over India.The right-armer estimated he slept for two of the six days at home before packing the suitcase once again and linking up with the ODI squad in Dubai.Coulter-Nile now has five one-dayers against Pakistan, starting with Friday's clash in Sharjah, to remind selectors why he should be part of ... more
  • 16 hours Aussie politicians accused of being ‘complicit’ with Anning 9news
    Australian politicians have been accused of being “complicit” with controversial MP Fraser Anning’s spread of hate speech by not showing enough compassion for those imprisoned in “hideous tropical prisons”.High-profile New Zealand actor, Sam Neill, made the comments in the aftermath of his country’s worst ever mass shooting.The Jurassic Park star was in the back of a taxi in Auckland last Friday afternoon when Australian man Brenton Tarrant allegedly stormed mosques in Christchurch and gunned down 50 worshippers.The 28-year-old allegedly live streamed the mass shooting on Facebook. The victims were aged from three to 77.Fraser Anning draws more ... <a target=more
  • 16 hours Harris’ heroic stand sparks AFLW logo rethink 9news |Sport
    Tayla Harris' inspirational stand against trolls may have sparked a rethink for the AFLW's logo.Harris made headlines on Wednesday when she stood up against sexist, rude and discriminatory social media users who hijacked an image of the Carlton Blues star posted by Channel Seven's social media team.The knee-jerk reaction by Seven to pull down the photo due to its vile responses garnered more criticism, as Harris re-posted the image on her own account with the caption: "Here’s a pic of me at work... think about this before your derogatory comments, animals." had to explain why they took down the picture, ... more
  • 16 hours Mozambique cyclone survivors cling to roofs, as death toll rises 9news
    Rescue workers say they are scrambling to save around 10,000 survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai who are clinging onto rooftops in Mozambique, amid the threat of rising floods as heavy rain continues in heavily affected regions.The Category 2 storm ripped through the southern African nation with 175 kph (109 mph) winds last week, flattening homes and buildings and causing widespread destruction as it moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi.While the official death toll now stands at more than 200 in Mozambique, it is expected to rise significantly. On Monday, when the death toll ... more
  • 16 hours Turkish president’s Gallipoli comments ‘out of context’ 9news
    The President of Turkey's comments linking the Anzacs in Gallipoli to the Christchurch terror attacks were taken out of context, his spokesperson has said.At an election rally this week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened recent anti-Muslim violence to the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Gallipoli memorial earlier this week."Your ancestors came and saw us here. Then some left on their feet, some in coffins," he said."If you come here with the same intentions, we will be waiting and have no doubt we will see you off like your ancestors."Prime Minister Scott ... more
  • 17 hours Alyssa Healy’s perfect response to Harris trolls 9news |Sport
    Australian cricket star Alyssa Healy has stood by AFLW player Tayla Harris after she stood up against online trolls.Healy showed solidarity with Harris with a tongue-in-cheek photo posted to social media of the wicketkeeper at work. "Here’s a photo of me in full flight..... I think [Tayla Harris] may have done it with more athleticism and poise...." Healy tweeted. Wednesday Harris made a stand against sexist, rude and discriminatory social media users who hijacked an image of the Carlton Blues star posted by Channel Seven's social media team.The knee-jerk reaction by Seven to pull down the photo due to its ... more
  • 17 hours AFL’s ultimate penalty for Harris picture trolls 9news |Sport
    The AFL integrity unit will attempt to identify online trolls who attacked the Tayla Harris picture with a view to banning them from footy.Integrity unit investigators will work with 7AFL social media operators, who deleted an image of Harris that was flooded with vile comments, to find the perpetrators. Identified offenders could be banned from matches or have their club memberships stripped.The move comes after an overwhelming backlash to the trolls who targeted Harris, and the decision by 7AFL to delete the picture of the Carlton star rather than combat the hideous comments.It is new and difficult ground for the ... more
  • 17 hours Hundreds of hotel guests secretly filmed on live stream 9news
     Tough new laws on revenge pornAbout 1600 people have been secretly filmed in hotel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch.Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme.In South Korea, small hotels of the type involved in this case are generally referred to as motels or inns.Cameras were hidden inside digital ... more
  • 17 hours Pilots scoured manual before crash 9news
    Lion Air plane clips poleThe pilots of the doomed Lion Air flight frantically searched through an aircraft manual to understand why the plane was lurching downwards minutes before it crashed, cockpit voice recordings show. The Boeing 737 MAX plunged into the Java Sea on October 29, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.According to a Reuters report, the 41-year-old first officer reporter reported a “flight control problem” just two minutes into the flight.The 31-year-old captain then asked the first officer to check the ... more
  • 18 hours First Christchurch victims laid to rest 9news
    More families are beginning the painful process of burying the dead in Christchurch as the community gathers to farewell the first victims of the mosque terror attack. As the one-week anniversary of the shooting approaches on Friday, families have become frustrated with the delays in having the dead returned for a swift burial in line with Islamic custom. Thirty bodies had been formally identified by yesterday afternoon and could be returned shortly, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said as the first victims were laid to rest. Zaid Mustafa, 13, in a wheelchair recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg, tried ... more
  • 18 hours Anzac Day travel concerns raised for Aussies after Erdogan comments 9news
    Concerns for the safety of Australians planning to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day are growing after controversial comments made by Turkey's President in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan played footage of the Christchurch massacre at a political rally before saying Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins like their grandfathers. He was referencing the WWI battle at Gallipoli, in which thousands of Australian and New Zealand soldiers died fighting the Turks. Turkey Australia Gallipoli ANZAC Day travel concerns safety Erdogan Christchurch comments"Your grandparents came, some of ... more
  • 20 hours Man abducts bus full of children and sets it alight 9news
    A bus driver in northern Italy has abducted 51 children and their chaperones, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a blockade.Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said.As he was apprehended, the driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis told Sky TG24.De Marchis told Sky TG24 that ... more
  • 24 hours Theresa May asks the EU to delay Brexit until end of June 9news
    Prime Minister Theresa May has formally asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But a frustrated EU has warned it could keep Britain waiting for an answer.In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May said the Brexit process "clearly will not be completed before 29 March, 2019" — the date fixed in law two years ago for Britain's departure.She asked for a delay until June 30, and said she wanted to set out her reasons to EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.more
  • 1 day Fremantle star in physical clash with bikie 9news |Sport
    Fremantle star Harley Bennell is being investigated WA Police after claims the star was involved in a physical altercation with a member of a bike gang while leaving a pre-season match.According to The Age, Bennell left the bathroom at the ground in Mandurah after a preseason match against West Coast and was confronted by several men, with one of those individuals being a member of the Coffin Cheaters motorcycle gang.The report says a security guard offered to walk Bennell to his car and the incident is now part of a larger investigation by the Western Australia Organised Crime Squad.more
  • 1 day Greg Inglis takes aim at fat-shamers 9news |Sport
    South Sydney captain Greg Inglis has hit out at fat shamers and revealed he’s been carrying significant injuries to his neck and shoulder which ultimately had an impact on his ability to training during the offseason.Speaking on Fox Sports' League Life, Inglis admitted to putting on weight and felt the need to open up about the health issues he’s been struggling with which culminated in the extra kilos.There were claims before the season started that Inglis had put on an extra 15kg a claim he strongly denies.NRL Highlights: Roosters v Rabbitohs - Round 1''It does get ... more
  • 1 day Scott Morrison hits ‘pause’ on Australia’s annual migration intake 9news
    The prime minister has hit "pause" on Australia's annual migration intake as he tries to redirect more new arrivals away from overcrowded capital cities and into struggling regional towns.Scott Morrison is reducing the number of annually available places from 190,000 to 160,000 for the next four years as he tries to ease pressure on road and rail networks in the country's biggest cities.Mr Morrison says Australia has thrived from steady population growth but for the past two decades infrastructure and services have struggled to keep pace.Prime Minister Scott Morrison.He points out the vast majority of ... more
  • 1 day Sydney magistrate denies assaulting young boy 9news
    A Sydney magistrate accused of abusing a boy in the 1980s has told a jury he was "like a son" to him and denied he ever locked the teenager in a room or slept naked when they shared a bed.Graeme Bryan Curran has pleaded not guilty in the NSW District Court to indecently assaulting the boy nine times when he was aged between 13 and 15."I'm very close to him, he's like a son effectively, and I didn't have any children," the 68-year-old testified today.Graeme Bryan Curran, 68, is on trial in the NSW District Court after ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Former school remembers Kenneth To 9news |Sport
    The former school of swimmer Kenneth To has paid tribute to the swim star, following his shock death on Tuesday.To,26, died after feeling unwell at practice while undergoing a three-month training camp with the Gator Swim Club at the University of Florida in Gainesville.Sydney’s Trinity Grammar has remembered its ex-student and described To as “wonderful person”. “We are incredibly shocked and saddened to hear the news that Kenneth To (Class of 2009) passed away in Florida overnight,” Trinity posted on Facebook this morning.Kenneth-To-SC-web“An incredible sportsman and wonderful person, Kenneth was one of the best swimmers Trinity ... more
  • 1 day Probe into teen motorcyclist’s death was ‘impacted by bias’: police 9news
    Senior Northern Territory Police officers have admitted an investigation into the death of 16-year-old motorbike rider, Xavier Lengyal, was impacted by bias.Assistant Commissioner Narelle Beer today told a coronial inquest major changes have been, and will continue to be, implemented throughout Northern Territory Police to ensure it doesn't happen again. "Since the incident came to my attention, we're conducting a thorough review of Major Crash," Asst. Comm. Beer said. A suite of changes, including a joint management team and a superintendent dedicated to overseeing Major Crash, have also been introduced since the probe last year. ... more
  • 1 day Police sergeant ‘assaulted by prisoner she took a cup of tea’ 9news
    A man has been refused bail after allegedly assaulting a police sergeant while in custody on the NSW Central Coast.Custody Sergeant Rachael Robins was taking a cup of tea to a prisoner in the cells when she was assaulted and left with a bloody uniform.She was allegedly grabbed by the ears, kneed in the face and punched several times before managing to escape.Sergeant Rachael Robins was bringing Heather a cup of tea in his cell when he allegedly assaulted her before trying to escape.Aaron Heather is charged with assaulting a police officer on top of ... more
  • 1 day Milk’s 10c price rise means extra $10k per month for battling farmer 9news
    The days of paying $1 per litre for milk are coming to an end with Coles and Aldi now joining Woolworths by charging an extra 10 cents per litre. Struggling farmers say the move couldn’t have come soon enough, with many claiming the industry has been undervalued for years. “I can guarantee you it's made a huge difference to my bottom line,” says Queensland dairy farmer, Peter Garratt, who has benefited from the Woolworths increase. “You find its valued less than water,” he told A Current Affair at his drought-ravaged farm outside Toowoomba.“To put the ... more
  • 1 day Simmons pays tribute to ‘Egg Boy’ 9news |Sport
    Australian NBA star Ben Simmons has shown support for ‘Egg Boy’, paying tribute to the 17-year-old on his shoes before the Philadelphia 76ers played the Charlotte Hornets.Will Connolly aka 'Egg Boy' has dominated news headlines around the world for egging Australian Senator Fraser Anning, following comments the politician made regarding the Christchurch terror attacks.Simmons wrote ‘EGG BOY’ on the side of his shoes and also commented on Connolly’s most recent Instagram post, posting “Australian legend,” in the comments section.Connolly’s stunt came after the ultra-conservative Queensland senator said Muslim immigration contributed to the 50 deaths in ... more
  • 1 day Line-dancing guru vanishes as students claim they lost thousands 9news
    Angry line dancers from right across Australia and New Zealand have told A Current Affair of their frustration, claiming they were left hundreds, some even thousands of dollars out of pocket, allegedly by their teacher. Brett Jenkins has been running successful line dancing workshops, getaways, even cruises for the past decade, but all that came to a crashing end last year, when the twinkle-toed teacher cancelled events and allegedly failed to deliver on refunds. Kaye and Tim Whitehead, from New Zealand, say they paid more than $1400 to attend a Brett Jenkins-run weekend workshop in Brisbane, that was booked for ... more
  • 1 day Police to excavate ‘suspicious’ earth alongside missing mum’s house 9news
    Several items have been seized from a northern New South Wales home as police continue their investigation into the disappearance of missing mother Roxlyn Bowie.And A Current Affair crime editor Simon Bouda has exclusively revealed investigators are now planning to excavate a suspicious patch of earth alongside the house, with the dig due to start tomorrow.As Bouda previously revealed last night, strike force detectives have declared the house Roxlyn went missing from in 1982 a crime scene, launching a forensic investigation.The mother-of-two was last seen leaving her home in Walgett about 6pm on June 5, ... more
  • 1 day Australia’s best property loans revealed 9news
    A study of home and investment loans suggests those in the market could be better looking away from the big four banks, and now could be the time to lock in.Canstar has given 26 lenders a 5-star rating in various categories, but the big four do not make the list even though they control 80 per cent of the mortgage market.Canstar compared all major lenders and have provided the best options for potential customers."It's not hard to see how borrowers may be left confused as to whether they're getting a good deal, or should look ... more
  • 1 day Self-proclaimed ‘genius’ financial advisor jailed over missing $5m 9news
    He’s a singing, dancing, self-declared genius, but to his victims, Gabriel Nakhl is a serial liar.And now the truth is out and it’s not good for this formal financial advisor.Following a thorough ASIC investigation, the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to dishonestly dealing with millions of dollars belonging to clients who trusted him with their life savings.“You can't believe him, you can't trust him,” says Annette Gadsby. She and her husband Andrew were on the verge of retirement when they met Gabriel Nakhl, who had been recommended to them by friends.When asked how much money Nakhl took ... more
  • 1 day Teen filmed risking life on back of train 9news
    A Sydney commuter has captured footage on his mobile phone of a teenager risking his life by hanging off the back of a moving train.Initially thinking the teen was vandalising the train, ‘Mitch’ - who was waiting on the opposite platform – took out his phone and started recording.There were two other teens on board who covered their faces when they realised they were being filmed, and as the train pulled away Mitch saw the third teen crouched on the back of the last carriage as the train built up speed. Mitch was shocked when he saw ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Newborn found outside medical centre 9news
    An urgent search is underway for the mother of a newborn baby boy abandoned at a Perth medical centre early this morning.The baby was taken to the Perth Children’s Hospital and appears to be in good health, police said. However, authorities have concerns for the welfare of the woman.Detective Sergeant Dixie Johnson said the baby was located about 8am outside a medical centre on Davy street in Booragoon.The baby was found with a note. the baby was located about 8am outside a medical centre on Davy“The baby was found in ... more
  • 1 day Woman ‘slit mother’s throat and took blood to Parliament House’ not guilty 9news
    A woman who slit her mother's throat and then took a bucket of her blood to Western Australia’s Parliament House has been found "not guilty" of murder by reason of insanity.The court heard Tania Shayler believed it was "God's thought" for her to kill her 81-year-old mother in 2017.During her trial, two psychiatrists agreed Shayler was psychotic on the night of the killing.Tania Shayler admits killing her mother but says she was of unsound mind.Video played to the court showed Ms Shayler taking a container of blood to WA's Parliament House.more
  • 1 day AFL teams: Tigers boom signing to debut 9news |Sport
    Former Suns star Tom Lynch will make his debut for Richmond against a Carlton side who’ll also be blooding some new players in Thursday night’s AFL season opener at the MCG.Six players will make an appearance for their new clubs in the clash while three players will make their AFL debuts .Noah Balta will play his first AFL game for Richmond while Lynch and former St Kilda star Maverick Weller will both play their first game in Richmond coloursThe Blues have named a fresh 22 for their first game of the season with several new ... more
  • 1 day Frizell opens up on ruptured testicle 9news |Sport
    Tyson Frizell will give himself two weeks on the sideline before he attempts to make his NRL return for St George Illawarra from a ruptured testicle.Frizell was back around his Dragons teammates at training on Wednesday, after staying in Townsville to have immediate surgery on the injury following Saturday's loss to North Queensland.The NSW State of Origin back-rower will miss Thursday's clash with South Sydney as well as next week's trip to Brisbane, but is a chance of returning in round four against Newcastle depending on the advice of doctors and how he heals.Frizell said at the time of the ... more
  • 1 day Harris calls on AFL to take drastic action 9news |Sport
    AFLW star Tayla Harris has pushed for the internet trolls who targeted a photo of the Carlton forward kicking a 40-metre goal with vile, sexist comments to be called out and match bans considered.The AFL community was shocked after a photo taken of Harris during her side’s final round match against the Western Bulldogs was pulled down off 7AFL’s social media accounts after attracting a wave of “inappropriate and offensive” comments.Tayla Harris speaks out over sexist comments on photoFronting the media on Wednesday afternoon Harris said she no longer felt safe in her workplace and expressed ... more
  • 1 day Johns: NRL’s next step to combat concussion 9news |Sport
    Rugby league legend Andrew Johns has called for independent doctors to be installed at all NRL games to evaluate players with concussion, taking the decision out of the hands of club doctors.Concussion has been at forefront of discussion to start the NRL season after Johns’ tell-all interview regarding his current health battles with epilepsy, and how the condition might be linked to head knocks he suffered throughout his career.Jennings sent for high-hit on YeoSpeaking on Wide World of Sports’ Freddy and The Eighth, Johns threw his support behind removing club doctors from difficult decisions about whether ... more
  • 1 day Sharks stave off relocation with blue chip move 9news |Sport
    Cronulla have announced a $40 million deal with Capital Bluestone for their leagues club they claim has secured their long-term financial future in the NRL.Sharks chairman Dino Mezzatesta told members the arrangement involved selling off their remaining interest in the Woolooware Bay Town Centre.The pay-off ends an eight-year partnership between the leagues club and the development company that began in 2011.A renovated leagues club, together with a new head office for the football department, is expected to be complete by 2021."Under the leadership of a robust management and board, the agreement also enables us to focus on our core operation, ... more
  • 1 day Pornography ruled out of accused Claremont killer’s trial 9news
    A Supreme Court judge has ruled a cache of pornography allegedly seized from the accused Claremont serial killer’s home will not be admissible as evidence in his trial.As explained in a 71 page document, Justice Stephen Hall said the extreme pornography had no factual connection to any of the offences.Works of fiction including one called 'Chloe's story' about the abduction of a woman which bears similarities to an attack Bradley Edwards is accused of is also inadmissible.Bradley EdwardsJustice Hall said “no reasonable reading of the Chloe story could view it as being a record or ... more
  • 1 day Pilot killed in helicopter crash 9news
    A 45-year-old pilot has died after the helicopter he was in crashed near Woomera, in South Australia's far north.The Civil Aviation Safety Authority says the Queensland man was laying power cables not far from Oz Minerals' Carrapateena copper-gold mine, when it crashed, around 10.30 this morning.The man was working for ElectraNet, which confirmed the fatality in a statement a short time ago."ElectraNet is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatality has occurred this morning in an incident involving one of our contractors working on a project in the upper north of the state," the statement said."Our thoughts are with the ... more
  • 1 day Harrowing story behind first funeral for victims of mosque attacks 9news
    A teenager in a wheelchair watched his brother and father laid to rest during the first funeral for victims of the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.Despite being wounded in an arm and a leg, Zahid Mustafa, 13, tried to stand during the ceremony but had to sit back into his wheelchair.The funerals of Khalid Mustafa, 44, and Hamza Mustafa, 15, came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch — a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.13-year-old Zaed attended the funeral visibly wounded.(AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)more
  • 1 day Last residents of asbestos town to be forced out 9news
    Landowners who refuse to move from the most contaminated site in the southern hemisphere will have their properties compulsorily acquired by the West Australian government.A bill to finalise the closure of the former asbestos mining town Wittenoom in the Pilbara, which was de-gazetted in 2007, will be introduced to state parliament today.Five landowners, three of whom still live in the former town site, will be paid generous compensation packages that will cost the state government $2-3 million in total, lands minister Ben Wyatt says.Mr Wyatt said many of the 17 freehold properties that remained were bought "effectively for $1 given ... more
  • 1 day Teen student arrested over knife incident 9news
    A teenage school student has been arrested in Adelaide after allegedly being found in possession of a knife.Police were called to the school in the  western suburbs this morning after the boy, 14, was escorted by staff from the grounds.It is alleged he pulled up his top revealing a knife. He then left before being found by police.The boy has been taken to the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital for a mental health assessment.It is believed no staff or students were threatened or physically injured.Police are continuing to investigate. ... more
  • 1 day AFLW pic fallout: ‘I’m furious, go get a life’ 9news |Sport
    Abusive fans online should cop the same penalty as rogue spectators and be barred from AFL footy, says Collingwood AFLW star Sharni Layton.A champion Australian netballer before joining the Pies, Layton said she was "furious" as vile online trolling of Carlton star Tayla Harris, via this extraordinary action photo. image was posted to social media by 7AFL on Tuesday, then deleted due to comments Harris branded "sexual abuse"; only for 7AFL to recirculate the image later with an apology for caving to trolls.Layton called on the AFL to take decisive action against online trolls who targeted players.Harris ... <a target=more
  • 1 day The kid about to rise to AFL royalty 9news |Sport
    With the 2019 pre-season in the books and the home and away season just one sleep away, anticipation is at fever pitch for the upcoming season.Ahead of the season, Wide World of Sports put the questions to some of the AFL's experts to figure out which players were going to shine brightest in season 2019.Joining Wide World of Sports' inaugural AFL Roundtable chat were two of the game's best news-breakers in Damian Barrett and Craig Hutchison.Rounding out the panel were three AFL legends in Essendon great Matthew Lloyd, ex-Geelong star Billy Brownless and Port Adelaide Hall of Famer Kane Cornes.Here ... more
  • 1 day The sad truth behind women’s sport trolls 9news |Sport
    The internet trolls who launched a vile, sexist attack on a stunning photo of AFLW star Tayla Harris kicking a 40-metre goal feel “threatened by female athletes and women’s sport” says Australian netball legend Liz Ellis.The Australian sporting community was left shocked after a photo taken of Harris during her side’s final round match against the Western Bulldogs was pulled down off 7AFL’s social media accounts after attracting a wave of “inappropriate and offensive” comments.While the outpouring of support for the Carlton star, not only from the AFL community but across the wider sporting spectrum, has been “heartening” for Ellis, ... more
  • 1 day Attorney-General to appeal sentence handed to Mason Lee’s mother 9news
    The Queensland Attorney-General intends to appeal the sentence handed down to Mason Lee’s mother, who was jailed over the toddler’s death last month.Anne Maree Lee was sentenced to nine years, with the possibility of parole after three years, after tearfully pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Mason, who died five days after a blow from her then partner, in Caboolture in June 2016.She did not seek medical treatment for her 22-month-old after his small intestine was ruptured by William O’Sullivan.Mason LeeHer release could be as early as July since she's already served more than two ... more
  • 1 day Extra pilot ‘saved Lion Air Max day before disaster’ 9news
    An off-duty pilot hitching a ride aboard a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 airliner helped disable a flight-control system and stop it crashing.The Ethiopian Airlines disaster that left 157 people dead on March 10 was the second fatal crash of the same new plane type within five months. The crash of Lion Air Flight 610 shortly after take-off from Jakarta last October killed 189 people on board.But now it has emerged that an off-duty pilot travelling on the plane involved in the Lion Air disaster just the day before it plunged into the Java Sea helped avert a crash, ... more
  • 1 day Students’ rousing haka to welcome Jacinda Ardern 9news
    New Zealand students provided a spine-tingling display of solidarity when they welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with a haka as she arrived to speak at their high-school.Cashmere High School has several links to victims of the Christchurch mosque mass shooting, with two current student students classified as "missing" and a third hospitalised following the massacre.The rousing Maori ceremonial dance from the students preceded a speech from Ms Ardern, who told students it was "okay to grieve" and urged them to ask for help if they needed it.“These things, these images ... more
  • 1 day Plane catches fire in dramatic runway landing 9news
    A passenger plane was evacuated after flames and sparks shot out from the back, causing it to catch fire upon landing.The fire on the Iran Air jet broke out after the landing gear failed to open properly, Reuters reported.The pilot was unable to open the back wheels of the jet and circled the airport before landing the jet on its body.planeLarge flames can be seen billowing from the plane as it lands on the tarmac in the dramatic night-time landing.Around 100 passengers were evacuated after the flames were brought under control at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport.The ... more
  • 2 days ‘All options on the table’ after Turkish president’s Gallipoli comments 9news
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected excuses over comments made by the Turkish President after the Christchurch shooting, warning the country’s ambassador "all options are now on the table”.Mr Morrison met with ambassador Korhan Karakoç at Parliament House for around 20 minutes to clarify earlier comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insulted the memory of the Anzacs, says Scott Morrison.The President was speaking about the Christchurch massacre at a rally, when he said anti-Muslim Australians who visit his country would return home in coffins "like their grandfathers," a reference to ... more
  • 2 days 20 teams, two conferences: Gus talks expansion 9news |Sport
    Phil Gould says he can envisage a time where the NRL can support a 20-team, two-conference competition – but has cast doubt on the genuine appetite for expansion or relocation.NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg discussed expansion/relocation on Nine’s 100% Footy on Monday, putting a second team in Brisbane firmly on the agenda.That team could come either via a relocated franchise from Sydney or a new franchise, with Greenberg saying rugby league had to be “brave enough to change” and have an “adult conversation” about how to increase its footprint. Any increase in the number of teams would likely be from ... more
  • 2 days Truck driver and preacher arrested for 1999 killings of teens 9news
    The type of DNA analysis that led to the arrest of an Alabama truck driver and part-time preacher in two slayings nearly 20 years has become the latest trend in police work in many parts of the country, despite concerns over privacy and fairness.Ozark Police last week arrested Coley McCraney, 45, in the 1999 killings of two teenage girls after developing him as a suspect by running crime scene DNA through an online genealogy database. Police said McCraney later voluntarily gave his DNA to investigators and the state crime lab matched it to the 1999 crime scene.more
  • 2 days Jogger clings to life one month after mysterious injury 9news
    A jogger is clinging to life, one month after he was mysteriously injured in a quiet street in Brisbane's south.Police are searching for CCTV or dash-cam footage from February 18, when a 53-year-old man running along Strathfield Street between 4am and 4.30am suffered critical head injuries.Police said they suspect the man was struck by a car, but Acting Superintendent Mark Thompson said they could not rule out something more sinister."Without actual definitive evidence to show that that was the case, we are unable to rule out some other intervention such as an assault," Act Supt ... more
  • 2 days Body found in search for ‘snakebite’ bushwalker 9news
    A body has been found in the search for a missing bushwalker who phoned Western Australian police claiming he had been bitten by a snake.The body, which was found overnight in bushland near Mustang Road in Champion Lakes, is believed to be that of Nathan Scattini.Mr Scattini had been missing for more than 48 hours and called triple zero (000) on Sunday night claiming he had suffered a snake bite.Nathan Scattini called police to report he had been bitten by a snake.However he was unable to tell the phone operator his location.Police and SES extensively ... more
  • 2 days Where to find a home for under $400k in our capital cities 9news
    For first-time buyers trying to get into the property market, falling house prices across the country means it may now be possible to secure a property  for under $400,00.Property prices nationwide have dropped more than in the global financial crisis, with the biggest falls recorded in Sydney and Melbourne, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).That may not be great news for homeowners, but theoretically it does mean more properties may come within the price range of first-time buyers.Housing news Australia: Where to buy for under $400kDomain's senior research analyst, Nicola ... more
  • 2 days Sydney swim instructor hit with more sex abuse charges 9news
    A swimming instructor has been charged with a further 28 offences involving the alleged sexual abuse of six female students. Former private school boy Kyle Daniels, 20, was arrested last week and charged with sexually touching and indecently assaulting two girls – aged six and eight – at Mosman Swim Centre. The 20-year-old did not come up from the cells when his matter was mentioned briefly at Manly Local Court last week but his lawyer indicated he would apply for bail today. He is now facing a total of 31 charges, including several counts sexually touching a child aged under ... more
  • 2 days Former lover of Lawyer X loses bid for early prison release 9news
    The jailed former lover of gangland lawyer and Victoria Police informer Nicola Gobbo, known as Lawyer X, has lost his bid to get out of prison early.Richard Barkho, the father of one of Ms Gobbo's two children, had sought to appeal against his five-year jail sentence for trafficking more than two-and-a-half kilos of the drug ice.Barkho argued he should be granted leave to appeal for a lesser sentence because his partner was an informer, which had resulted in a number of threats to his safety. He was set upon by three other prisoners in 2015 ... more
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