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  • 5 hours Police uncover $1.9m of drug ice hidden in vase 9news
    A NSW woman has been refused bail in court over the alleged importation of $1.9 million-worth of the illicit drug ice. Officers from the Australian Border Force first detected the drugs in a parcel containing a ceramic vase that had been shipped by air from the United States. A total of 2.52kg of methylamphetamine was located in the parcel and positively tested by police. 190522 Sydney $1.9m illicit drug ice import woman arrested refused bail crime news NSW AustraliaAuthorities then established Strike Force Twickenham to investigate the importation, leading to the arrest of a 40-year-old ... more
  • 5 hours Woman ordered to pay neighbour $120K for suggesting he was a ‘busybody’ 9news
    A Manly woman has been ordered to pay a former neighbour $120,000 for suggesting he was a “busybody” during an email dispute about unlocked mailboxes in an apartment complex.Gary Raynor was awarded $90,000 in damages and $30,000 in aggravated damages after a NSW District Court judge found he was defamed by former neighbour Patricia Murray.Mr Raynor's lawyers claimed a 2017 email written by Ms Murray suggested he was: "a small-minded busy body who wastes the time of fellow residents on petty items".Manly resident Gary Raynor was awarded $120,000 in damages today.He also claimed the email ... more
  • 7 hours Experts weigh in as school bans ‘addictive’ video games 9news
    It's a long-standing debate: do violent video games increase violent or aggressive behaviour in real life? "I don't think video gaming is the leading factor," president of the Australian e-sports association, Darren Kwan, told A Current Affair. "We've seen it in movies, we've seen it in theatrical plays. Video gaming is the next generation of depicting art, depicting some kind of story."The question has to be asked - what is artistic about a game like Grand Theft Auto, where the activities are essentially committing crimes, and there are drugs and prostitutes involved?"The art of it ... more
  • 7 hours Tradie does ‘$700 worth’ of work after $14k deposit, mum claims 9news
    Householders are being warned to look out for rogue tradies. Mother of two Sophie Mackennal handed over a $14,000 deposit for a new air-conditioning system in her Melbourne home.Ms Mackennal says the plumber she hired started the job before doing a runner.Metres of cabling snake through her home walls, while multiple holes have been left in the ceiling. Speaking to A Current Affair, Ms Mackennal said: “There's probably only $700 worth of works there and he has taken $14,000.” Ms Mackennal tracked down her plumber and confronted him about the unfinished job. more
  • 7 hours ‘Love rat’ YouTube star ordered to repay ex $43k 9news
    A Gold Coast woman has won a court judgement against her ‘love rat’ ex-boyfriend who goes by the name King Carl on You Tube.Carlos Dos Santos's ex-girlfriend Ana Nunes loaned him $50,000 when they were dating last year, after he told her he was facing bankruptcy.Messages show he was going to pay it back at $300 a week.But four months later the relationship ended, and three months after that, Dos Santos's payments stopped.He changed his jobs, his email and his phone number, and blocked Ana on Facebook."King Carl" then showed up on holidays in Thailand ... more
  • 7 hours Ex-cop sees ‘red flags’ after $908k goes ‘missing’ from family bank account 9news
    There are calls for a police investigation after a great-grandmother claimed close to $1 million of her money "vanished" from two separate bank accounts. Joan Thomas, 81, has been locked in a battle with the Commonwealth Bank for 30 years to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the cash. The pensioner told A Current Affair the ordeal has left her emotionally and physically exhausted. "I've had a raw deal, but I'm here and I doubt they're going to get rid of me," she said. She and husband Rod claim they deposited $908,000 ... more
  • 7 hours Man and woman in custody after fatal NSW crash 9news
    A man and woman have been taken into custody after a murder warrant was issued over a fatal weekend crash on the NSW South Coast.Just after 2am on Saturday, a Ford Territory SUV that was travelling south on the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail, was allegedly being pursued by another car when it struck a petrol tanker that was turning out of Creole Street.Daniel Merrett, a passenger in the SUV, died at the scene. His 25-year-old sister, who was driving, was airlifted to St George Hospital where her condition has since stabilised.Holly Green, 24, is in ... <a target=more
  • 7 hours Fifita hints at another Tonga defection 9news |Sport
    Andrew Fifita has suggested that Brisbane tearaway David Fifita could follow Broncos teammate Tevita Pangai Jr and shun State of Origin to pledge allegiance to Tonga.Cronulla prop Fifita suggested his cousin was considering committing to the Mate Ma'a for next month's Test against New Zealand in what would be a massive blow for Queensland's depth.David Fifita was thought to be a leading contender to grab a Queensland bench spot for Origin I in a fortnight.But Andrew Fifita said he was one of a host of young players with dual eligibility who wanted to commit to the fast-emerging Pacific nation.more
  • 8 hours ‘There were some dark days’: Walker opens up on legal battle 9news
    For the last six months, NRL star Dylan Walker has made headlines while facing charges in court over an alleged domestic violence incident with his fiancée Alex Ivkovic.After being found not guilty of those charges this month, the Manly Sea-Eagles player opened up to Nine’s NRL reporter Danny Weidler about his struggles throughout the legal battle.“There were some dark days with it and we just sort of had to lean on each other,” he said.190522 Dylan Walker interview domestic violence charges legal battle Alex Ivkovic NRL news Australia190522 Dylan Walker interview domestic ... <a target=more
  • 9 hours Panthers Test star seeks immediate release 9news |Sport
    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has reportedly asked Penrith for a release in another bitter blow for the struggling NRL club.The New Zealand skipper told Panthers officials he wanted an immediate release despite being contracted until 2020, News Corp reported on Wednesday.Watene-Zelezniak was earlier this month linked with a move to Parramatta and his future became clouded after he was this week dropped by coach Ivan Cleary."Earlier this week, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak’s management sought permission from Panthers to speak with other NRL clubs regarding Dallin’s immediate and future playing career," Penrith said in a statement.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak"This permission was granted ... more
  • 9 hours Demons coach’s dizzy spell cuts press conference short 9news |Sport
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin threw a scare through the AFL club when he suddenly cut short his weekly media conference because of a dizzy spell.Goodwin immediately went to see a doctor, but the Demons were confident he would coach them in Sunday's match against GWS at the MCG.He was taking questions about Melbourne injuries from reporters at AAMI Park on Wednesday when his voice started wavering.Goodwin then looked over at Demons football boss Josh Mahoney and asked for some time out.Demon's coach Simon GoodwinGoodwin immediately left the room and a few minutes later, assistant Troy ... more
  • 9 hours Shock Kyrgios prediction follows outburst 9news |Sport
    Following a week in which Nick Kyrgios turned a large section of the tennis world against him thanks to an explosive podcast interview and an epic on-court tantrum, Peter FitzSimons has backed the enigmatic Aussie to grow into his talent and deliver a major championship "sooner rather than later".It's a surprising comment from the renowned sports journalist who still sees "a good bloke trying to get out" through the unpredictable outbursts and self-destructive behaviour.Few deny that Kyrgios has the ability to win multiple Grand Slams or even rise to the world number one ranking if he ever gets his act ... more
  • 10 hours Cleary leaps to son’s Blues jersey defence 9news |Sport
    Ivan Cleary has launched a passionate defence of NSW halfback and son Nathan, saying the days of representative teams being based on form are "long gone".Penrith's disastrous NRL season has not only resulted in them occupying last spot, but left Nathan under serious pressure to retain his spot for State of Origin I.Former Blues No.7 Adam Reynolds is widely considered the main threat to Nathan's jumper after steering South Sydney to the top of the table.The selection dilemma has rekindled debate between loyalty and form ahead of Sunday's NSW Origin team announcement on Sunday night.However Ivan believes representative coaches in ... more
  • 10 hours Why Chris Bowen pulled out of Labor leadership race 9news
    With Chris Bowen pulling out of Labor’s leadership race, Anthony Albanese is poised to take over the shattered party. In this edition of The Correspondents Political Editor Chris Uhlmann talks about why that’s happened. Plus, how the pollsters and the pundits got it so wrong on Saturday night - and what happened behind-the-scenes during Nine’s election coverage. And whether we’d be better of trusting octopuses in future. ... more
  • 10 hours Swans veteran calls time on AFL career 9news |Sport
    Veteran Sydney Swans defender Heath Grundy has announced his immediate retirement from AFL due to a back injury.Grundy, 32, played 256 AFL games, all for Sydney, including the 2012 premiership triumph and losing grand finals in 2014 and 2016.Because of injury, Grundy has not played since appearing in round one this season, leading him to call time on his career as he explained at a Swans press conference on Wednesday afternoon."I would have liked to go to the end of the season," Grundy said.Heath Grundy"That was the plan in my mind, go to the end ... more
  • 11 hours Matildas legend’s huge World Cup call 9news |Sport
    Matildas legend Cheryl Salisbury says the time is now for women's sport to take its next leap in to the mainstream as Australia prepares to fill the bandwagon for a FIFA World Cup campaign of immense promise.Never before has Australia had a side with a genuine chance of winning one of the world's most prestigious tournaments but with Sam Kerr leading the way, this Matildas side feels different.And a team with the talent to match the world's footballing superpowers is starting to build a profile commensurate with its global status. Matildas legends Heather Garriock (left) and Cheryl ... <a target=more
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  • 12 hours Man fined for parking over driveway too small to fit a car 9news
    A man from Sydney’s inner west is engaged in a bitter battle with his local council over a parking fine he received on his own street.Tom Sitek was handed a fine for parking across his neighbour’s driveway on Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park. The only problem is the ‘driveway’ Mr Sitek parked across is too narrow to even be used for that purpose – a fact Revenue NSW admitted when challenged over the $263.00 fine.The driveway in question, which Mr Sitek claims is too narrow to fit any vehicle. “We considered the circumstances you presented. We also ... more
  • 12 hours Six dead, 200 injured as Indonesians riot over election result 9news
    Six people have died and at least 200 have been injured in civil unrest amid wild riots on Jakarta streets in the wake of the Indonesian election result announcement.Vision filmed by rioters themselves shows the violent protesters torching parked vehicles, and pelting and slingshotting fireworks and other missiles towards police.At the end of one clip of footage, one of the rioters can be seen lying injured on the road.In response to the attacks, a bolstered security force - now reportedly 50,000 members strong - fired tear gas and water cannons ... more
  • 12 hours Premier ‘fed up’ with Adani process 9news
    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has spectacularly announced “everyone’s had a gutful” of delays in the approvals process for the controversial Adani coal mine.The Premier, visiting the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay today, said she sensed the “frustration of the community”, amid pressure from her own party to listen to regional voters in order to have any chance of re-election at next year’s state election.The state's drawn-out process of approving Adani's plans for a massive coal mine in the Galilee Basin has been blamed for federal Labor's poor performance in Saturday's election in Queensland.“We ... more
  • 12 hours Powerlifter suffers horrifying injury 9news |Sport
    WARNING: GRAPHICA Russian powerlifter has suffered one of the most horrific injuries imaginable while competing in the World Raw Powerlifting Eurasian Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia.20-year-old Yaroslav Radashkevich was attempting to squat 250kg when his leg snapped.He was rushed to hospital with a serious compound fracture to his right tibia.He told Amur that two weeks prior to the competition his leg had started to hurt, but he pressed on with the help of painkillers.“The first two efforts the same weight, starting, I could not squat down. In the first and second attempts I strained a bit, my knees inward, outward, shaken. ... more
  • 13 hours Former priest, 81, jailed for sexual abuse of boys 9news
    A former Catholic priest has been spared a lengthier sentence for the historical sexual abuse of two young boys after a Sydney judge said she was "satisfied" he was rehabilitated and unlikely to re-offend.Vincent Gerard Ryan previously spent 14 years behind bars for the sexual abuse of more than 30 boys after confessing to police in a bid to "wipe the slate clean".But there were two children he overlooked in his confession and in March the notorious paedophile was found guilty of a further four counts of indecent assault committed against the pair in the NSW Hunter region in the ... more
  • 14 hours The one thing that will elude Cooper Cronk 9news |Sport
    There will never, ever be consensus on this list, but here goes.GREATEST RUGBY LEAGUE HALFBACKS1.      Andrew Johns2.      Johnathan Thurston3.      Allan Langer4.      Peter Sterling5.      Ricky Stuart6.      Cooper CronkOnly one of the players on that list, Johns, is currently an Immortal. Thurston will be.Langer, Sterling and Stuart - who won a combined 11 premierships - have never had any genuine buzz for elevation into rugby league’s most exclusive club. Though Cronk boasts the greatest longevity, those three are very arguably all greater players than the Storm and Roosters champion.That’s one major strike against making Cronk an Immortal. The other is the contenders ... more
  • 14 hours How World Cup snub could bite Matildas 9news |Sport
    New Matildas coach Ante Milicic had some "expected" and "safe" selections in his 2019 Women's World Cup squad, but he may regret a few omissions according to an Australian football legend.Milicic unveiled his 23-woman squad for the World Cup last week as the Matildas finalise their preparations for the tournament in France starting on June 7.It was a mix of youth and experience in the squad, but there were some notable names left off the list, and none could be greater than Kyah Simon.Simon had only recently overcome an ankle injury - syndesmosis - and earlier this month suffered a ... more
  • 14 hours Girl who had a stroke aged 13 had to learn to walk again 9news
    Tala Olins-Miller was just 13 when she suffered a life-threatening medical episode normally associated with much older people.The physiotherapist, now 22, was paddle boarding after a training session at her surf club when she had a stroke.“It felt like I was falling asleep,” the Perth woman told“Lucky I fell on my board instead of in the water. The next thing I remember, I’d been pulled out by one of the lifesavers.”Olins-Miller was taken to what is now Perth Children’s Hospital for emergency treatment.“They thought I must have got hit by the board in ... more
  • 14 hours Wrongly convicted man awarded $2.2m for 45 years in jail 9news
    Imprisoned for more than 45 years for a murder he didn't commit, Richard Phillips spent more time behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America.But after another man admitted to that murder, the Michigan native was exonerated and released from prison last March.Now Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that Phillips will receive AUD$2.2 million in compensation for his time behind bars.Richard Phillips shows his order of dismissal of homicide charges against him in Judge Kevin Cox's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. more
  • 14 hours Humans who colonise Mars will mutate rapidly, says evolution expert 9news
    Elon Musk and NASA both have ambitions to colonise Mars by 2030, but could such a landmark achievement come at a drastic cost? This is the question raised by evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon regarding what the future for humans on the Red Planet would look like. “I don’t think there has been nearly as much discussion about what would become of the people that are living in these colonies generations later,” he told Inverse. Settlers will have to survive suffocating temperatures and deadly radiation.Mr Solomon, from Rice University, has a number of predictions for what ... more
  • 15 hours Nuclear storage ‘coffin’ at risk of leaking 9news
    An ageing US ‘nuclear coffin’ on an uninhabited Pacific island is an ecological disaster waiting to happen, the head of the United Nations has warned.The concrete ‘lid’ was built on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands to contain radioactive material from American nuclear tests in the 1950s.But rising sea levels caused by climate change could damage the "kind of coffin", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on a visit to Fiji earlier this week, reports CBS.He said the 45-centimetre thick dome is vulnerable, and that a strong storm could release the ... more
  • 15 hours Dylan Voller gets suspended jail sentence for Comm Games bomb hoax 9news
    Dylan Voller has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence over a bomb hoax at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.Voller called triple zero to report there was a bomb at the finishing line of the marathon.He came to public attention after details of his mistreatment in the Don Dale youth detention centre in the Northern Territory were aired on ABC’s Four Corners.More to come. ... more
  • 15 hours Spectacular meteor light show 9news
    Spectacular footage has emerged of a meteor soaring over south-eastern Australia overnight, engulfing the night sky in a brilliant explosion of light.Dashcam and CCTV vision show a ball of light racing through the sky before exploding just before midnight, triggering reports from Adelaide to the Gippsland coast in Victoria’s east.The event which was caught by the 9News skycam in Adelaide, resulted in a number of calls to emergency services.  Witnesses across Adelaide and other parts of the state have described seeing the "huge fireball" crashing ... more
  • 16 hours How ‘idiots’ ruined Alonso’s Indy500 bid 9news |Sport
    The full extent of McLaren’s embarrassing attempt to qualify for the Indy500 has come to light, with CEO Zak Brown revealing the team didn’t even realise until the last minute that Fernando Alonso’s car didn’t have a steering wheel.In what has turned into one of the more farcical events in the famous team’s storied history, Alonso was bumped from the Indy500 field on Monday morning, finishing qualifying in 34th spot for the 33-car race.Brown has acknowledged the team was hopelessly unprepared for their tilt at the race, with Head of Operations, Bob Fernley, departing the team just hours after Alonso ... more
  • 16 hours Bowen says he has majority of MPs backing him 9news
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  • 17 hours Comeback for rugby league’s unluckiest man 9news |Sport
    Rugby league’s unluckiest man, Sam McKendry, will take his first tentative steps back onto the field this weekend, more than a year after doctors told him his career may be over.The Kiwi international and Penrith prop tore his ACL for the third time early last season, having to undergo his third knee reconstruction.His future looked grim at the time and Penrith were considering retiring him on medical grounds.But, to their credit, the Panthers stuck by McKendry, who has been with the club for more than a decade and played nearly 150 top-grade games.Sam-McKendry-MoleMcKendry, 29, has ... more
  • 17 hours NASCAR driver repeatedly punched in on-track ‘beef’ 9news |Sport
    The NASCAR All-Star Race was overshadowed by a heated punch-up involving two drivers.The race was won by Kyle Larson at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but all anyone was talking about was the fisticuffs during the cool-down lap.After finishing 12th Clint Bowyer stopped on the track after making contact with the outside wall, following a bump from Ryan Newman who finished in 13th.With his helmet still on, Bowyer got out of his car and furiously ran straight to Newman. Though Newman had his helmet off in his car already, but that didn't stop Bowyer from charging at him and repeatedly punching him ... more
  • 17 hours England star’s surprise support for Smith, Warner 9news |Sport
    Moeen Ali has called on England fans to give David Warner and Steve Smith a fair go during the Cricket World Cup with Australia to face the hosts this Saturday in a warm-up match in Southampton.The defending champions continue their preparations with an unofficial hit-out with the West Indies on Wednesday (1930 AEST) before facing the host nation and world No.1 side in front of an expected crowd of over 10,000.Coach Justin Langer and his counterpart Ottis Gibson are expected to field 12 batsmen as they look to finalise their lineups for the start of the tournament next week.Australia kick ... more
  • 18 hours Latrell’s painful split: ‘I couldn’t get out of bed’ 9news |Sport
    Latrell Mitchell has revealed his anguish over a messy split from his manager, revealing that there were times where he was bedridden.Roosters superstar Mitchell split from agent Steve Deacon and has now linked with Wayde Rushton, who operates a small client list that includes Newcastle Knights ace Kalyn Ponga.The split was amplified by claims that Mitchell was being influenced towards a club switch to South Sydney. Mitchell told The Daily Telegraph that "there's nothing there" with the Rabbitohs and opened up on his struggles with changing agents.“There’s been times this year where I couldn’t get out of bed,” Mitchell said. ... more
  • 18 hours Families separated in World Cup ticketing gaffe 9news |Sport
    Football fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together.Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections - even families with young children were separated.Seamus Campbell, who lives in Portland, Oregon, bought five tickets for the semifinals and finals in Lyon.Three seats are in a single row, but with a random individual seat breaking up the group, while another seat is two rows back and the last is in a row ... more
  • 19 hours Ash Barty hits French Open hurdle 9news |Sport
    Ashleigh Barty's French Open preparations have hit a stumbling block with the world No.8 withdrawing from a lead-up tournament with a recurring arm injury.Barty withdrew from her first-round match against compatriot Daria Gavrilova at the Strasbourg International on Tuesday.The right arm injury appears to have been one she has battled with from time to time, as Barty told tournament media she'd had it on-and-off since she was 16 years-old."I felt that it was back. I tested myself, but this morning (Tuesday), I knew that I will not be able to play," she said.Barty hit a hurdle en ... <a target=more
  • 19 hours Malthouse blasts Blues over ‘warrior’ Cripps 9news |Sport
    Carlton is at grave risk of burning out Patrick Cripps before he has the chance to lead a Blues resurgence, former coach Mick Malthouse says.Cripps, 24, has played more midfield minutes - 971 - than any player in the AFL this season.Malthouse told the Herald Sun that Carlton was running him into the ground.“If Carlton want to have success down the track — and they will get it because they’ve got too many good players coming through — they want him [Cripps] to be able to lead it and lead it well into his late 20s and even his early ... more
  • 19 hours Daisy fined for ‘f—ing cheat’ umpire abuse 9news |Sport
    Dale Thomas' heated abuse of boundary umpire Michael Barlow has cost the Carlton veteran a $7500 fine.Richmond also have a short-term ruck crisis in the wake of Tuesday night's tribunal hearing, with Ivan Soldo's one-game striking ban upheld.Already missing No.1 ruckman Toby Nankervis because of long-term injury, the Tigers will be without Soldo for Saturday night's Dreamtime At the 'G blockbuster against Essendon.Thomas pleaded guilty and showed remorse for the expletive-laden spray he gave Michael Barlow, also revealing he had rung the boundary umpire earlier on Tuesday to apologise directly.But AFL advocate Jeff Gleeson QC did not mince his words, ... more
  • 19 hours Lockyer’s huge wake-up call for $1m flop 9news |Sport
    Ash Taylor is clearly failing to provide value for money on his $1 million per season Titans contract, NRL legend Darren Lockyer says.Taylor is in the second season of a four-year deal on seven figures and at age 24, should be hitting his prime. Yet the halfback's form remains patchy and Gold Coast sits at the bottom of the NRL with a dismal 2-8 record this season.Lockyer told Wide World of Sports that wins were the bottom line for a highly-paid star and that Taylor was not living up to his price tag; likely due to an inadequate work ethic."Not ... more
  • 20 hours Baby cut from his mother’s womb after she was killed opens his eyes 9news
    Inside a Chicago-area hospital, a baby fights for his life. The infant is in intensive care and listed in grave condition after he was cut from his mother's womb in an attack on her last month. But this little one has a fighting spirit, and a picture has emerged of him with his father.In the photo, taken on Sunday by a student pastor, the baby is being held by his father Yovany Lopez. The infant is attached to various tubes and appears to be asleep in his father's arms. Around the time the photo was taken, the ... more
  • 20 hours Race claims over multi-million Damond shooting payout 9news
    The family of an African American man shot dead by Minneapolis police are demanding a $US20 million ($A29 million) payout equal to what the family of Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk received.Jamar Clark's father said Ms Ruszczyk and her family were treated differently because they are white."There's no justice for black people," James Clark told a rally outside Minneapolis' federal courthouse."White people get all the justice".READ MORE: Justine Ruszczyk killer to appeal sentenceREAD MORE: Timeline of Australian's fatal shootingREAD MORE: No basis for cop to pull triggerJamar Clark, 24, was shot in 2015 during a scuffle with two white Minneapolis ... more
  • 20 hours Widow sues Boeing for $276m over Ethiopia crash 9news
    A French widow has filed a lawsuit against US aircraft manufacturer Boeing for $276 million in damages over the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 in March, which killed all 157 people on board - including her husband.Frenchwoman Nadege Dubois-Seex, whose husband Jonathan Seex died in the accident, filed the suit against Boeing in Chicago, where the company is headquartered."It is a tragedy which, by definition, could have been avoided, because it had already happened five months before. How could they stay deaf to this warning?" Dubois-Seex told reporters in Paris on Tuesday, referring to another Boeing 737 ... more
  • 21 hours Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain collapses 9news
    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1300 jobs at risk.The firm said overnight that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process.Oliver, 43, who became a well-known figure in Britain and beyond for his popular TV shows, founded his Jamie's Italian brand of high street restaurants in 2008.His restaurant group also includes Barbecoa, a steakhouse, and Jamie Oliver's Diner."I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their ... more
  • 24 hours Ex-Trump counsel McGahn defies testimony subpoena 9news
    House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavelled open a Trump-Russia hearing today with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for failing to appear in defiance of the committee's subpoena."Our subpoenas are not optional," Mr Nadler said. The panel will hear from McGahn "one way or another", he said. "This committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him."Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations. This time they're blocked from hearing from McGahn ... more
  • 1 day May to offer Parliament vote on new referendum 9news
    In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered UK lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new Brexit referendum — but only if it backs her thrice-rejected divorce agreement.May made the offer as part of attempts to persuade Parliament to back a divorce agreement that will allow the UK to leave the EU in an orderly fashion.She plans to ask the House of Commons to vote in early June on a withdrawal agreement bill, in what she called a "last chance" to seal a Brexit deal.In a speech this morning (Tuesday afternoon local time), ... more
  • 1 day Perth men charged over 2016 Australia Day murder lose appeals 9news
    A group of males jailed over the violent death of a 26-year-old man near a Perth train station hours after Australia Day celebrations have lost their bids to appeal their convictions and sentences.Patrick Slater was assaulted with makeshift weapons including a star picket and a wooden pole in the early hours of January 27, 2016, and died moments after he was stabbed through the heart with a screwdriver, which pierced his aorta and lungs.Five men – Christopher Birdsall, Dylan Anthony, Clinton Mead, his brother Stefan Mead and Robert Pickett – were found guilty of murder after a trial in WA's ... more
  • 1 day 50 million Instagram users’ personal details leaked online 9news
    Questions are being raised after an unsecured database containing the contact details of almost 50 million Instagram users was found online.The database was discovered by an Indian researcher, who then contacted US technology news outlet TechCrunch, the BBC reports.The personal details of multiple Instagram influencers, including celebrities and food bloggers, were also found on the database, as were estimates of each account’s commercial worth based on details such as the number of followers and the account’s engagement.The database, located on an Amazon server, did not utilise password protection, meaning it could be readily accessed by ... more
  • 1 day Sweden sets June 3 hearing for Assange 9news
    A Swedish court is set to hear on June 3 a prosecutor's request that WikliLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia on suspicion of rape, the first step in his possible extradition to Sweden.The Uppsala district court issued the decision overnight after deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson and Assange's Swedish defence attorney, Per E Samuelsson, had proposed conflicting dates.Persson had requested that the hearing take place on Wednesday, according to documents filed with the court.Samuelson, however, said he needed time to consult with Assange who is serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for skipping bail.Persson announced last week that ... more
  • 1 day Rape victim ‘humiliated by Aussie cricketer’s sex game’ 9news
    A rape victim left with facial paralysis and post-traumatic stress disorder says she is “humiliated” her attacker, Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn, treated the matter as a “game”.Sarah, whose real name has been withheld to protect her privacy, was raped in 2017 by Hepburn, 23, after he found her asleep on a mattress in his Worcester apartment in the UK after she had had consensual sex with his former teammate, Joe Clarke.Sarah told the BBC it was “so humiliating” to learn afterwards in court that Hepburn raped her as part of a “game” the pair set up on the WhatsApp messaging ... more
  • 1 day One dead after ‘chase over NSW party fight’ ends in crash 9news
    NSW Police say two men allegedly involved in a car chase that resulted in an SUV slamming into the back of a petrol tanker will be charged with murder once they've been captured.Detectives say a Ford Territory was travelling on the Princes Highway when it struck the petrol tanker at Albion Park Rail after 2am on Saturday.Twenty-seven-year-old father Daniel Merrett – also known as Daniel Clulow – died at the scene.The 25-year-old female driver, believed to be Mr Merrett's sister, and two other passengers – a man and a woman also aged 25 – were ... more
  • 1 day Aussie stabbed in London Bridge attack ‘offered beer’ as he fled 9news
    An Australian man who was stabbed in the London Bridge terror attack was offered a beer by drinkers as he took shelter in a pub, an inquest has heard.Andrew Morrison told the Old Bailey in a statement that he was knifed in the face by a terrorist during the rampage on June 3, 2017.He said he "went into shock" and was "in survival mode" as he ran to the Globe Tavern in Borough Market."I burst straight in through the doors of the pub," he said."By now I could taste blood in my mouth. I knelt ... more
  • 1 day ‘Ferocious brawl involved bats, rocks and screwdrivers’ 9news
    An alleged violent brawl that broke out between multiple people armed with baseball bats, rocks and screwdrivers after a car ramming incident has been caught on camera.Two people have been charged over the incident in Mandurah, south of Perth in Western Australia, in which police allege a man rammed his ute into another car, sparking the altercation.Security vision from the scene shows Peter Phillip Young, 35, entering his Toyota Hilux ute on Eacott Street and driving off after allegedly hitting a person on the head with a chair, residents have claimed.190521 Mandurah street brawl CCTV vision two ... <a target=more
  • 1 day ‘I’ve called Freddy’: Pangai Jr commits to Tonga 9news |Sport
    Broncos powerhouse Tevita Pangai Junior has formally committed to Tonga, ruling himself out of State of Origin just days before the Blues squad is to be named.The Courier-Mail reports, Pangai Jr contacted coach Brad Fittler to inform him of his decision on Tuesday, renouncing his ties to NSW ahead of the series opener at Suncorp Stadium next week.“I’ve called ‘Freddy’ (Fittler) to tell him I won’t be available for NSW,” Pangai Jr told The Courier-Mail.“I want to make this clear … I was no certainty to be picked at all and I wasn’t thinking I could just walk into a ... more
  • 1 day Kickboxing champ’s $212k debt after ex-husband’s bankruptcy 9news
    Former kickboxing champ Chantel Green and her Canadian ex-beau David Jones are going through what one in three married Australians experience, divorce.Unfortunately, the split has become ugly with Chantel contacting A Current Affair about David’s decision to declare bankruptcy that’s left her with a massive property debt.Chantel says David’s decision to fall on his financial sword means she’s been lumped with a $212,000 bill for land she and David owned which has now been seized by the bank."Now they (the bank) want some money back. He goes bankrupt and they come after me," Chantel told ... more
  • 1 day Catfisher silent on camera after sneering in court 9news
    A Current Affair has for the first time confronted a woman who repeatedly catfished other women online, including one who eventually took her own life.Melbourne's Lydia Abdelmalek, 29, was found guilty of six counts of stalking after she assumed various aliases, including that of Home and Away actor Lincoln Lewis.Her stalking took place over about four years from May 2011.News of her 'catfish' activity, used in one instance to form a deceptive online relationship with a former acquaintance of Lewis, made national headlines when the case surfaced in April.Abdelmalek published online material relating to the ... more
  • 1 day Dragons rally around ‘struggling’ De Belin 9news |Sport
    Jack de Belin's St George Illawarra teammates have thrown their arms around the suspended back-rower and their support behind a potential players' union challenge of the NRL's no-fault stand down rules.The representative star forward's future is dangling precariously after the Federal Court last week dismissed his case against the governing body in a bitter blow to his bid to be reinstated.His lawyers are weighing up an appeal all the while he is battling an aggravated sexual assault charge in Wollongong Local Court.He has pleaded not guilty, but has been sidelined under the NRL's hardline stand-down rules, under which any player ... more
  • 1 day Dachshunds ‘saved from mistreatment on rescue farm’ ready to find new homes 9news
    Two dachshunds seized by the RSPCA in a raid on an animal rescue farm are ready to roll on into their forever homes.Cody and Daisy were among 37 animals seized by RSPCA inspectors in a raid on the Storybrook Farm Animal Garden Rescue and have been living at the RSPCA centre at Wacol since March. They're now ready to find a new home; one that will accommodate their special wheelchairs, which they need due to intervertebral disc disease which affects their spines.“It's fairly common in that breed of dog where the spine, they can ... more
  • 1 day Roosters back Cronk’s Immortal claim 9news |Sport
    Having marvelled at him up close for the past 18 months, Cooper Cronk's Sydney Roosters teammates have begun the call for the master halfback to be bestowed Immortal status.The champion No.7 this week announced he will be drawing the curtain at season's end on one of the modern era's most glittering careers.The 35-year-old has promised to go out as he has for most of his career - as a winner - setting his mind to going back-to-back with the Tri-Colours.After a career that has included two Dally Ms, a Clive Churchill, eight grand final appearances, five grand final wins as ... more
  • 1 day Disabled girl’s carer denies knowing of ‘glove fixation’ before death 9news
    A South Australian respite carer has denied knowing a severely disabled teenage girl, who died after choking on a latex glove, had a fixation with putting such items in her mouth.Community support worker Sandeep Mangat has given evidence at the inquest into the death of 16-year-old Sophia Nisco in 2017.The girl, who had cerebral palsy and other serious health issues, was found on the bathroom floor of a respite home in Adelaide and could not be revived.The inquest heard Sophia Nisco allegedly had a fixation with putting things in her mouth and her carer Sandeep Mangat was ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Goodes documentary a ‘line in the sand’ 9news |Sport
    The Adam Goodes documentary is a line in the sand for AFL's indigenous players to rally against racism, an indigenous leader in the sport says.Goodes' bitter end to his decorated 372-game AFL career is documented in a film to be released publicly on June 7.The documentary details the dual Brownlow medallist's anguish at being frequently booed by crowds in his last AFL season in 2015.The AFL's indigenous players and staff were shown the documentary earlier this year, with AFL hierarchy viewing it last week.Adam Goodes during his career with the SwansPort Adelaide's Aboriginal programs director ... more
  • 1 day Bogut hilariously snubbed by teammate amid Lakers furore 9news |Sport
    Andrew Bogut has fired a shot at his former team the Los Angeles Lakers in the aftermath of ex-president of basketball operations Magic Johnson’s public take down of the organisation.It was a shocking year for the esteemed franchise who failed to make the playoffs even with the acquisition of NBA superstar of LeBron James.Johnson, who endured a trying year at the helm called it quits just weeks ago in a hastily arranged press-conference where the three-time NBA MVP almost looked relieved to wash his hands of a drama filled season.On Monday night, Johnson made a special appearance on ESPN where ... more
  • 1 day Woman, and girl, 3, found dead at bottom of cliff 9news
    Police are tonight working to recover the bodies of a woman and a girl found dead at the bottom of a cliff south of Sydney.Emergency services found the body of a woman in her 30s and a three-year-old child at the bottom of Robertson Lookout, at Mount Keira, near Wollongong, just before 2pm.Police were called to the scenic spot following a report of concern for welfare.CliffSuperintendent Chris Craner said emergency services were now dealing with a distressing incident.“Unfortunately once police and emergency services arrived they discovered a lady in her early 30s and a child ... more
  • 1 day Eight arrested by anti-terror cops in multi-million-dollar tobacco sting 9news
    Eight men have been arrested after NSW anti-terrorism detectives uncovered an organised crime syndicate operating in Sydney’s south-west which was allegedly importing illegal tobacco, supplying drugs and laundering money. The arrests of two men, aged 38 and 39, at Sydney Olympic Park about 8.15am today came as part of the joint Strike Force DeHaar conducted by the NSW Police Force’s Terrorism Investigation Squad and investigators from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). A police search of the 39-year-old man uncovered $12,000 in cash. 190521 Sydney anti-terror police raids illicit tobacco import operation crime news NSW Australiamore
  • 1 day Jakarta on edge after Joko Widodo election win 9news
    Jakarta is a city on edge with fears of violent protests and even terror attacks after the Indonesian presidential election result was officially announced.Authorities aren’t taking any chances with 32,000 police and military personnel descending on the city, many redeployed from the regions.Huge barbed wire fences have also been erected around the Indonesian Election Commission office.In a bid to head off the anticipated violence, it was in the dead of night and a day ahead of schedule that the commission announced that incumbent Joko Widodo has won his second term in office by an astounding ... more
  • 1 day $45k compo after teen’s dancing dream ended by injured pinky 9news
    A Sydney teenager who won $45,000 compensation for an injured pinky finger says the money will go a long way to redirecting her future.Isabella Miccuci was 12 years old when her pinky was all but crushed by a safety bar on a ride at the Easter Show at Sydney’s Moore Park.“Everyone says, ‘It’s just a pinky’, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s really more than that,” Isabella told A Current Affair.Now 14, Isabella said her fractured pinky ended her budding career as a hip hop dancer, and now makes it difficult to master musical instruments. more
  • 1 day Wallabies legend ends 20-year career 9news |Sport
    One of the great Australian rugby careers is finally over after George Smith announced his retirement following 20 years of yeoman service.Smith's short-term contract with English club Bristol finished over the weekend, leaving the 38-year-old to announce he would end a professional tenure that had encompassed half his life, beginning as a dreadlocked teenager with the Brumbies in 2000.His first of 111 Tests followed that year and he became a fixture on the openside flank for a decade, rarely dropping his standards and being widely acknowledged as one of his country's finest performers."It's been an absolute privilege to play professionally ... more
  • 1 day World Cup call up marked by devastating loss 9news |Sport
    Pakistan batsman Asif Ali will take his place in the World Cup squad for next week’s tournament in England, despite the death of his 19-month-old daughter on the weekend.Asif was yesterday named as a late inclusion in the squad, along with fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. The trio replace Abid Ali, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf.Before joining his teammates Asif has the heartbreaking task of attending his daughter’s funeral, after she lost her battle with cancer.“My daughter my angle (sic) returned to Allah last night,” Asif tweeted. “May Allah grant her jannat.“Thanks everyone for you (sic) support, love, ... more
  • 1 day NRL Teams: Dragons swing axe, Shark returns 9news |Sport
    The Sharks could see their injury ravaged side bolstered after Matt Moylan was named in Cronulla's 21-man squad.Moylan has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since round three after going down innocuously in Cronulla's 42-16 drubbing of the Cowboys.His return could provide a much needed injection of strength ahead of Indigenous Round after the Sharks fell last week to Manly.Shaun Johnson was also rumoured to make his return since injuring his hamstring in round seven but it looks as if those plans have been put on ice.Meanwhile, Matt Dufty of the Dragons has been dropped to reserves in favour of ... more
  • 1 day Folau case triggers extraordinary review 9news |Sport
    The rugby players' union (RUPA) is to set up a committee to review how players can express their faith and beliefs after the Israel Folau sacking saga.RUPA said on Monday the decision to tear up Folau's Rugby Australia contract was "a sad outcome for Israel, his family, friends, teammates, opponents and all associated with rugby in Australia and around the world."It also said Rugby Australia had not yet provided any clear parameters to the players specifying how it expects them to express their faith and beliefs in a way it considers acceptable."To address this, RUPA will immediately establish and undertake ... more
  • 1 day Surgeon ‘insisted’ on rectal exam despite no consent, doctor claims 9news
    A NSW anaesthetist who examined a patient's rectum without consent says he was reluctant to do so but the surgeon tasked with the man's treatment was "insistent".Anaesthetist Dr Adam Hill rectally examined a 37-year-old male patient at a hospital in November 2018 after the surgeon, who can't be named for legal reasons, discovered a large tumour during a colonoscopy.Dr Hill is appealing the suspension of his registration by the Medical Council of NSW in March after a complaint was made about the incident.The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal in April ruled Dr Hill could return ... more
  • 1 day Helicopter crash in Kakadu National Park traps three on-board 9news
    A helicopter has crashed in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park, trapping people inside. “Three people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash including two Kakadu National Park staff members and an external contractor,” a Parks Australia spokesperson told 9News. “Emergency services are working to transport passengers to Darwin for medical attention. Kakadu and Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory“The helicopter and people on board had been involved in an aerial feral animal cull being undertaken in the park. No further details are available at present.” The crash was reported about 10am ... more
  • 1 day Men who created CIA ‘interrogation’ program after 9/11 to testify 9news
    Two former CIA contractors who designed the harsh interrogation program used after the September 11 attacks are being summoned to testify before the military tribunal at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were among a dozen approved witnesses listed in a letter sent Monday by prosecutors to defense lawyers for five men charged in the 2001 attacks.Defense lawyers in the long-running September 11 military tribunal want to question Mitchell and Jessen as part of an effort to exclude statements the defendants made to the FBI at Guantanamo after being subjected to brutal treatment in ... more
  • 2 days Record numbers suffer in killer flu season 9news
    A killer flu season has seen almost as many people diagnosed with the virus so far this year as there were in the whole of 2018.Health bosses today issued renewed calls for people to get vaccinated.A total of 63 people have died from influenza according to figures up until May 5 - compared with 57 in the whole of last year.That doesn’t include today’s announcement that 26 Victorians have died this flu season including three children. The rest were aged care residents.There have now also been 27 deaths in South Australia from the flu, with ... more
  • 2 days Police ‘tried to negotiate’ before fatal shooting 9news
    A police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man at Central Station in July 2017 has told an inquest he wasn't carrying a Taser because he was in plain clothes and it was "too overt". Senior Constable Frederik Tse told the court "it's bright yellow. It had a bright green backing on it, and it's quite bulky, pretty difficult to hide."Sen Const Tse fired three shots from his glock 22 pistol at Danukul 'Dan' Mokmool in a teeming Central Station after the 30-year-old ran at him, moments after holding a broken bottle to the neck of a ... more
  • 2 days Prodigy gets Origin debut nod from NSW legend 9news |Sport
    The time has come for Raiders prodigy Nick Cotric to make his NSW Origin debut, says Blues great Peter Sterling.Cotric has 58 NRL appearances and 30 tries to his credit at age 20. Nearly 100kg, the hard-running winger has scored two tries and busted 39 tackles in 10 games so far this season.Sterling told Wide World of Sports that Cotric should fill the right wing spot left vacant by injured Manly start Tom Trbojevic.He would be the only debutant in a revamped right edge, featuring Adam Reynolds in a return at halfback for the out-of-form Nathan Cleary.“He [Cotric] is the ... more
  • 2 days ‘Oh god. Oh god. My babies. My babies’ 9news
    Amber Kyzer dabbed tears from her eyes for most of her testimony at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, who is charged with killing their five young children.But it was not until a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote to her eldest child, trying to comfort her over the divorce, that she broke down.“You kids are my world and Mommy and Daddy were really blessed to have you,” Kyzer said, pausing to bury her head in her hands on the witness stand and breaking into heaving sobs.more
  • 2 days Woman, 22, drops dead during marathon 9news
    A woman has died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, officials said.Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was 22 years old.She was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis told CNN.University Hospitals healthcare providers treated about 60-70 people at the marathon, Stamatis said. Temperatures on race day were warm, reaching 80 degrees Farenheit (26.6 degrees Celsius) just after 9am local time."It is with deep sadness that we can confirm that a female runner collapsed during the race this morning," the Cleveland Marathon Twitter ... more
  • 2 days NASA plan for Moon base leaked 9news
    Bold plans by NASA to send human astronauts to the Moon and build a permanent lunar base have been revealed.The space agency aims to launch 37 rockets to the Moon, according to documents obtained by the Ars Technica media website.They include details of a planned human lunar landing in 2024 that will include the first woman, and the founding of a Moon base four years later.The NASA project – known as Artemis – goes further than sending Americans to the Moon and has the goal of establishing a permanent presence there for scientific research that ... more
  • 2 days Guillain–Barre syndrome sufferer: ‘Illegal cannabis saved my life’ 9news
    Imagine being diagnosed with a rare disorder which sees your own immune system damages your nerve cells, causing severe pain, muscle weakness and even paralysis. Now imagine if you found out cannabis could greatly improve your quality of life by reducing the debilitating symptoms.Would you be considered a dangerous criminal in the eyes of police and self-medicate with cannabis or would you continue to suffer long-term problems to stay within the confines of the law? For Craig McGarry, the decision was the former. Craig McGarry was just 18 when he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barre syndrome.The ... more
  • 2 days Why NRL has an instant millionaire problem 9news |Sport
    For every Kalyn Ponga, there are five Ash Taylors.Put more bluntly: for every fresh-faced Queensland superstar, there is a fading former Dally M Rookie of the Year who was hailed an Origin-calibre stud but on current form, is barely NRL standard.Taylor is making more money this season than Ponga. More money than reigning Dally M Medallist Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. More money than Test No.6 Cameron Munster. More money than grand final hero Luke Keary. Taylor is making about the same money as guaranteed Immortal Cameron Smith.That's because too many big-money contracts handed to young key-position players represent, at best, an educated ... more
  • 2 days The alleged Connecticut serial killer who was never charged 9news
    Skulls crushed with stones, bodies left in the woods.Three intellectually disabled residents of a state facility in Connecticut, United States were killed as they went for a walk in 1970.Two years later, 22-year-old truck driver Harold Meade was jailed for life for the barbaric triple homicide.But Meade has been linked to other murders that have never been solved, leaving the victims’ families in limbo.On May 18, 1969, Diane Toney – dressed for Spring in a green polka-dot dress - went missing from the annual Freddy Fixer parade in New Haven.The 11-year-old’s mother, Juanita Reese, ... more
  • 2 days ANZ extends annual leave for loyal employees 9news
    Shorter working weeks and more annual leave are a pipe dream for most hard-working employees.But while such innovations tease the prospect of an improved work-life balance, the reality is still a long way off – unless you’re an employee with banking giant ANZ.  ANZ have announced today a new initiative they’re calling ‘loyalty leave’, offering employees of three years or more an additional five days of annual leave.  Paid leave found its way into Australian workplaces from 1935, starting at one-week and climbing to the standard four-weeks that full-time workers are now legally entitled to ... more
  • 2 days Worker injured in freak lawn mowing accident 9news
    A City of Darwin contractor has been taken to hospital with serious head and facial injuries, after he was hit by a piece of flying metal. The man was one of two people driving ride on mowers at Waddell Park in Parap, when the other mower struck a piece of hidden metal. The metal flew about 30 metres and hit the man in the face, causing serious lacerations. A City of Darwin worker has been injured in a lawn mowing accident.“This is a serious and unprecedented incident for City of Darwin,” council CEO Scott Waters told 9News. First aid ... more
  • 2 days Aggravated Slater kicked off plane 9news |Sport
    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater is reportedly in hot water after being kicked off a Qantas flight on the weekend.According to Radio 2GB, the former opening batsman was involved in a shouting match with two women prior to take-off in Sydney.Slater then allegedly locked himself in the bathroom of the plane and refused to come out, resulting in the plane being delayed by 30 minutes.Michael Slater (right) is a cricket commentator for Channel 7.“He’s been involved in an extremely heated argument — this has been described as not a run of the mill argument — ... more
  • 2 days F1 champ Niki Lauda dies aged 70 9news |Sport
    Three time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, just days after confirmation he was receiving kidney dialysis.Lauda, who underwent a double lung transplant in August last year, had also had kidney transplants in 1997 and 2005.He won world titles with Ferrari in 1975 and 1977, as well as with McLaren in 1984.Lauda was involved in an horrific accident in Germany in 1976, which left him with severe burns. His recovery from the near-fatal accident, and battle with James Hunt for that year’s title, was the subject of the Ron Howard film Rush."With deep ... more
  • 2 days Chris Bowen to run for leadership 9news
    Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen will run for the position of Labor leader, putting him in contest with colleague Anthony Albanese.Mr Bowen, a member of the ALP right, formally announced his bid in Sydney's Smithfield where he grew up.LIVE UPDATES: Federal Election fallout"I want to make it very clear Anthony Albanese is a friend of mine, a good man. I think that he would make a good leader of the Labor Party and if he wins the ballot, he will have my full and undivided loyalty. But I think that the party deserves contest. I think that the party deserves choice," he said."It deserves ... more
  • 2 days ‘Absolute sucks’: Kyrgios’ rant at tennis icon 9news |Sport
    Nick Kyrgios has declared that "the French Open sucks" compared to Wimbledon and that tennis should get rid of clay courts.In a stunning Instagram rant just days out from the Grand Slam at iconic tennis venue Roland Garros, Kyrgios filmed himself at the All England Club, where he has been hitting with Sir Andy Murray.The controversial Australian is apparently not excited about playing on the famous red dirt of Paris.“I think this (Wimbledon) is the best tournament in the world, look at this perfect green surface,” Kyrgios said in an Instagram story.“Get rid of the clay, man. Who likes the ... more
  • 2 days French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia 9news
    A 35-year-old Frenchman, who once used a sarong to bust out of prison, has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for smuggling 3kg of drugs to the tourist island of Lombok.Felix Dorfin sat silently when a panel of three judges at Mataram District Court handed down the punishment yesterday.In their verdict, the judges concluded that Dorfin had weakened the government's drug prevention program and could have a bad influence on young people."He is legally and convincingly guilty of importing narcotics to Indonesia," said Presiding Judge Isnurul Syamsul Arif. "We found no reason to lighten his ... more
  • 2 days Gould’s massive rap for Panthers rising star 9news |Sport
    He's the young Panthers playmaker likened to Rabbitohs star Cody Walker and rated a better junior prospect than NSW Origin halfback Nathan Cleary.Jarome Luai has been branded the future of Penrith by club icon Phil Gould, who is hoping that the 22-year-old can haul the Panthers and Cleary out of their NRL slump.The Panthers are last in the NRL with a 2-8 record heading into Round 11, where Luai will start at five-eighth against Parramatta for suspended veteran James Maloney.Luai was a halves partner for Cleary in juniors and showed his class in his starting debut last season, when he ... more
  • 2 days Akermanis savaged over racist remark 9news |Sport
    Leading AFL commentator Caroline Wilson has slammed retired star Jason Akermanis over racist comments he made on a TV show last week.Akermanis appeared on the Channel Seven program The Front Bar on Thursday night, where he was asked about an incident that resulted in his sacking from a radio program in 2005.At the time Akermanis hosted a show on Brisbane’s 98.9 FM, a station catering to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.When asked by The Front Bar why he was sacked, Akermanis used a racist term to describe staff at the station.“Because I tried to get an extra half an ... more
  • 2 days NXIVM sex cult leader wanted women to be ‘hungry dogs’ 9news
    Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a taskmaster who expected his female followers to be as obedient as "hungry dogs", whether he wanted them to send nude photos to him or buy him groceries paid for out their own pockets, a former devotee testified Monday at Raniere's federal trial.Lauren Salzman told a Brooklyn jury that as members of a secret master-slave society within an upstate New York group called NXIVM, women were so brainwashed, they would jump at all hours whenever asked for "acts of care." Among the written instructions for those in the sorority that included TV actress Allison Mack: ... more
  • 2 days Salim Mehajer walks free from prison 9news
    Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has walked free from a NSW prison after 11 months behind bars for electoral fraud.The former Auburn deputy mayor, who shot to fame after his lavish wedding, bizarre media appearances and frequent brushes with the law, was released from Cooma Correctional Centre today.Mehajer was met by his lawyer Zali Burrows and wore a blue suit as he left the facility.Salim Mehajer laughs as he leaves Cooma Correctional Centre.Mehajer served 11 months in jail for electoral fraud.He was found guilty in April 2018 of being part ... more
  • 2 days US transgender woman brutally abused last month found murdered 9news
    A transgender woman whose brutal assault in April was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said.Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive around 6.40am local time on Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said."Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying face down in the street - deceased from homicidal violence," Weddington said during a news conference on Sunday (local time).The woman was not carrying identification but the medical examiner positively identified her as Muhlaysia Booker on Sunday afternoon, he told reporters.In ... more
  • 2 days Cronk’s intriguing call on Smith ‘bad blood’ 9news |Sport
    Cooper Cronk has spoken out on persistent claims of a rift with former Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian teammate Cameron Smith.The retiring halfback has again denied any problem with Smith but admitted there may have been "bad blood" in the past, after reports that their friendship cooled when Cronk decided to join the Sydney Roosters.The pair had a notable flashpoint in last year's Roosters vs Storm grand final, when Smith tackled Cronk after a kick, then Cronk grabbed Smith by the throat.Earlier this season, Cronk gave an interview where he spoke of his respect for Smith as a footballer but ... more
  • 2 days Morrison faces battle to get tax cuts through 9news
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  • 2 days Wests Tigers could lose underrated flyer 9news |Sport
    The Tigers are in danger of losing the man many regard as the NRL’s most underrated player: utility back Corey Thompson.Thompson is coming off contract in a few months and the Tigers have yet to present him with a formal offer for 2020.Rival clubs have been circling Thompson’s manager Mario Tartak, who now has some decisions to make with his client.“Corey loves the Tigers but he needs to look after his future, wherever that lies,” Tartak told Wide World of Sports.“The Tigers are in no rush to move on him.“Several coaches have told me they see him as a very underrated ... more
  • 2 days Sweden wants Julian Assange held over rape allegation 9news
    Swedish authorities have issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest Warrant.”The development sets up a possible future tug-of-war between Sweden and the United States over any extradition of Assange from Britain.Julian Assange exit from Ecuador embassyAssange was evicted last month from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he had been holed up with political asylum since 2012. He ... more
  • 2 days Try respect, not threats, Iran tells Trump 9news
    Iran has urged the United States to address the Islamic republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after US President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict.But in a sign of brewing confrontation a year after Washington quit world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on it, Tehran announced a four-fold increase in its rate of production of low-grade uranium enrichment.Tensions between Washington and its Sunni Muslim Gulf Arab allies on one side and Tehran and its Shi'ite Muslim proxies in the region on the other have been ... more
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