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  • 3 hours Voting stations open in UK election 9news
    UK voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II.Voting stations opened at 7am (6pm AEDT) on Thursday across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by January 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the election, which is being held more than two years ahead of ... more
  • 3 hours Horror no-ball raises match-fixing questions 9news |Sport
    Questions surrounding match fixing have been raised following West Indian paceman Krishmar Santokie's disastrous over in the Bangladesh Premier League.The 34-year-old left cricket fans shaking their heads following two bizarre deliveries when his Sylhet Thunder side took on the Chattogram Challengers.The first delivery was a wide against right-hander Avishka Fernando, so disastrous it forced the wicketkeeper to completely dive and stretch out to stop the ball from rolling away for a boundary.Two balls later, Santokie delivered an eye-popping no-ball so shocking which saw his front foot placed nearly a metre over the crease.Krishmar SantokieSantokie's no-ball ... more
  • 5 hours ‘I was furious’: The moment Ricciardo decided to leave 9news |Sport
    Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has revealed the exact moment that lead to his bombshell decision to leave the Red Bull racing team and switch to Renault.The Aussie shocked the F1 world when he elected to leave Red Bull towards the end of last season in favour of the French outfit.At the time, conjecture was rife surrounding the 29-year-old's decision to leave which saw Red Bull team boss Christian Horner accuse the Aussie of "running from a fight".Former teammate Max Verstappen appeared to be the team's number one choice for driver status at the time.more
  • 8 hours Reed v Smith feud gets physical at Presidents Cup 9news |Sport
    Controversial US golfer Patrick Reed and outspoken Australian Cameron Smith's verbal stoush has turned physical, with the pair reportedly clashing during day one of the Presidents Cup.Smith labelled Reed a cheat after the Texan was penalised two strokes during a tournament last week for improving his lie when he moved sand with his practise swing.Reed denied it was intentional, with Smith calling the justification "bulls--t".Patrick Reed booed at the Presidents CupSmith said their friendship appeared over after Reed ignored him during the practice rounds, adding there was "tension" between the pair.That bubbled over during the four-ball ... more
  • 8 hours Firefighter blasts PM in open letter 9news
    A NSW firefighter has blasted Scott Morrison over his "inaction" amid the bushfire crisis engulfing much of the country, telling him: "we don't have time for you to sit on your hands and wish us platitudes and cricket news".The firefighter, a member of a brigade on the NSW far-south coast, wrote an open letter to the prime minster calling climate change a war that Australia needs help fighting."This is a national emergency, not a minor weather event," he said."We are not frantically impressed with these platitudes down here. When I see my colleagues from my brigade jump into a plane ... more
  • 9 hours Teen appears in court charged with murder of Melbourne grandfather 9news
    A teenager has appeared in court charged with murder of a 73-year-old grandfather in suburban Melbourne.The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is accused of killing Antonio Salaris, who died near his Kilsyth home in August 2018.He was arrested yesterday and subsequently charged with one count of murder and faced an out-of-sessions court hearing last night before appearing at the Children's Court today.It was the first time the teen had been in custody and CCTV footage was available in the case, the court was told.Mr Salaris was a grandfather to ... more
  • 9 hours Jetstar’s full list of cancelled flights revealed 9news
    Jetstar has issued its full list of cancelled flights for the weekend as industrial action disrupts travel in the coming week.Close to 100 flights have been cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday."If your fight is affected we will contact you directly via SMS and email as soon as we know so please make sure your contact details are up to date," the airline said in a statement.Customers who have flights cancelled will be issued a link to choose a new flight without having to contact Jetstar.Even customers whose flights between December 13-20 have not been ... more
  • 9 hours Two arrested after man’s body dumped in vacant lot 9news
    Two people have been arrested as police continue to investigate the murder of a man whose body was found dumped in South Australia's Murray Mallee.The murder victim is believed to have met with foul play at his home in Tennyson Terrace, Murray Bridge.His body was found dumped about 20 kilometres away, in a vacant block of land in Jervois. The body was located about 7.30pm yesterday.The victim's housemate and his dog, Gangster.Police quickly determined that the death was suspicious and investigators spent this morning scouring the home.Neighbour David Johnson was shocked to hear about the ... more
  • 10 hours Cricket Live: Fans don’t want ‘run-scoring orgy’ 9news |Sport
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  • 10 hours Presidents Cup fan brutally sledges US ‘cheat’ 9news |Sport
    Patrick Reed couldn't escape the controversy of the past week, on day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup. On the first tee a fan in the grandstand at Royal Melbourne brutally sledged Reed over the cheating controversy that has haunted him in the lead-up to the event.A man was heard yelling: "Patrick, you really gonna make your caddy carry 14 clubs and a shovel?"That came immediately after Reed was booed as he was announced to the tee. Patrick Reed booed at the Presidents CupThe Masters champion was penalised two strokes at the Hero World Challenge last ... more
  • 10 hours Countdown to tragedy in chilling new footage of volcano 9news
    Chilling footage has emerged of a tour of the White Island volcano minutes before it erupted killing at nine people, leaving ten missing and many more critical in hospital.Tourists in helmets and gas masks take selfies in front of the steaming crater in the footage, posted by Brazilian Allessandro Kauffman, who lives in Sydney.A guide can be heard pointing out 'photo opportunities", as the group trudges around the moon-like landscape in shorts and t-shirts.He warns people not to go too close to "hot bubbling water" and advises people they may need to use their gas ... more
  • 10 hours PM concedes climate change contributing to bushfire crisis 9news
    Scott Morrison has defended his government's climate change action after coming under heavy pressure as NSW burns and chokes through a bushfire crisis.The prime minister said there was no direct link between any of the fires that have raged across Australia this year and his climate change policies.He said the drought was the biggest underlying cause of the national disaster. However, he did concede that climate change was having some impact.Scott Morrison has conceded climate change may be impacting the bushfires."We all know, as I acknowledged earlier this year in February, climate change - along ... more
  • 10 hours NRL star charged with domestic violence 9news
    NRL star and former State of Origin player Josh Reynolds has been charged with a domestic violence offence.Police said a woman reported an alleged assault at about 2pm yesterday at St George in Sydney's south.Police will allege the 29-year-old woman suffered bruising to her right arm and left leg in a domestic violence attack.Josh ReynoldsReynolds, 30, was arrested at St George police station last night and was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.He was bailed to appear in court next Wednesday.In a statement, Reynolds' NRL club the Wests Tigers said they and Reynolds would ... more
  • 11 hours The sad next step in damaging Latrell debacle 9news |Sport
    When Latrell Mitchell is doing his thing on the field, rugby league is richer for it.That's the inarguable bottom line.That's why we should rejoice in the truce between Mitchell and NSW coach Brad Fittler, and hope for a speedy resolution to the superstar's messy club situation.By reaching out to Fittler, Mitchell has ended a spat that may have seen him frozen out of State of Origin.As it's eventuated, he has already given himself a mountain to climb to regain his Blues centre jersey. That's thanks to his own poor outing in Origin I this year and the sensational performances of ... more
  • 11 hours Why New Zealand volcano victims can’t sue cruise line or tour company 9news
    Injured volcano victims or families of the dead can't sue the cruise line or tour company which took them to White Island, and could get less than $7000 compensation for their loss.New Zealand laws mean those involved can't chase what would usually be huge payouts as part of action against either the tour company or cruise firm, Royal Caribbean.They are instead covered by the country's unique "insurance scheme", called the Accident Compensation Corporation.And while it pays for all medical care for visitors injured in the country - no matter whose fault the incident was - ... more
  • 12 hours Parents of toddler who fell to death from cruise ship window suing 9news
    The parents of a toddler in the US who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico have filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened.Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after her grandfather lifted her to the window on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas ship while the vessel docked. She would have turned two this week."We should be celebrating with presents and a birthday cake, but instead we are talking about her death," Chloe's mother, Kim Wiegand, told reporters ... more
  • 12 hours How Ange spat taught Australia a big lesson 9news |Sport
    Ange Postecoglou's J-League success throws Australian football into a moment of introspection.When the Asian Cup winning coach walked out on the Socceroos just seven months from the 2018 World Cup, the national football fraternity was left fractured.There were those who had become jaded by Postecoglou's vision for Australian football as the Socceroos spluttered across the qualifying line in a play-off against Honduras, while others had grown increasingly frustrated with the game's gatekeepers' growing influence on on-field matters.Whichever camp people fell into, the community was in limbo while the FFA scrambled to find a figurehead for the Russian campaign.more
  • 12 hours Zoo staffer mauled while feeding white lion 9news
    A Pakistani zoo staffer was viciously attacked while feeding a white lion in its enclosure.Kannu Piraditta was feeding the large cat at the Karachi Zoological Gardens in Karachi, Sindh, on Monday when the attack happened.The man had been throwing raw meat to the lion and a lioness through the bars, when the male animal reached out and latched onto his arm.Witnesses said the man screamed as the lion held on, and blood could be seen gushing from his arm.The attack lasted for 40 seconds before Mr Piradatta finally freed himself.He was rushed to Karachi's Civil Hospital and is now in ... more
  • 12 hours Government to overhaul digital media rules 9news
    Australia's competition watchdog is being given more money to monitor digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, with a particular focus on advertising.The federal government is also overhauling media regulations to bring tech titans in line with traditional news businesses, which argue they are unfairly losing out on advertising revenue.Social media bosses will be asked to develop and implement voluntary codes of conduct to address concerns over their bargaining power.Australia's privacy laws will also be reviewed to ensure personal data is protected online.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be given $26.9 million to set ... more
  • 12 hours US teacher accused of grooming students, having sex with them in pool 9news
    An assistant teacher in the US has been charged after allegedly having sex with at least two of her students in a community pool.Kirstie None Rosa was arrested on Friday after the allegations were made to local police.The 27-year-old was a teacher at Phoenix Academy in Naples, Florida where she allegedly developed relationships with the 15-year-old boys.Kirstie Rosa has been charged with three counts of sexual assault after allegedly having sex with her 15-year-old students.Investigators allege she had sex with one of the boys on several occasions at his home and her condo in ... more
  • 12 hours ‘Life is so fragile’: Man’s shock diagnosis after paragliding 9news
    "It was frightening and confronting to not have a GP one day, and the next, your husband has a brain tumour."When 2019 began, Reuben and Megan Van Haaren were having the time of their lives.They had just welcomed their second child, Delilah, into the world, and were living in Tweed Heads, surrounded by friends and family.The couple were self-confessed daredevils - from sailing to skydiving, they had done it all."It was our attitude. Don't waste time on silly things, if you've got an idea go for it, do it now, because you don't know what ... more
  • 13 hours 410 wins, 2 losses: Megastar eyes Aussie fight 9news |Sport
    He went 396-1 as an amateur. He's 14-1 as a professional.A combined 410-2.He's incredible. And he could be headed to Australia to fight one of our own next year.Vasiliy Lomachenko is 'The Matrix'. 'Hi Tech'. Or just good old 'Loma', but that's too modest a moniker for such a phenomenon. His promoter, Bob Arum, calls him the best fighter since Muhammad Ali.The Ukrainian southpaw is eyeing off both an overseas mission and a unification bout in 2020. That's where George Kambosos Jr comes in.'Ferocious' Kambosos, a Sydney product and the IBF No.3 contender, is fighting former world champion Mickey Bey ... more
  • 13 hours Aussie volcano survivors arrive in Melbourne and Sydney 9news
    Five Australian survivors of the White Island volcano eruption have been airlifted into Melbourne and Sydney burns units for specialist treatment, with more on the way.A flight landed in Essendon airport in Melbourne this morning and transported one patient to The Alfred Hospital.Four others arrived in Sydney overnight, where three were taken to Concord Hospital and a fourth to Royal North Shore Hospital to receive critical care.Altogether, twelve Australians are expected to be returned home in the coming hours and days, pending approval from doctors that it is safe to move the patients.more
  • 13 hours How Aussie weapon rejected UFC’s title blueprint 9news |Sport
    "Earned not given."That's the ethos that has propelled Alexander Volkanovski on his meteoric rise up the UFC rankings and on a collision course with superstar Max Holloway for the featherweight title in Las Vegas this weekend.The Shellharbour fighter is aiming to not only take Holloway's belt, but become Australia's second-ever UFC champ after Rob Whittaker, who recently lost his middleweight crown to Nigerian-New Zealander, Israel Adesanya.Volkanovski has done things his way. The former concreter amassed a record of 13–1 with 10 straight wins prior joining the UFC and has gone on to maintain a perfect record in the world's most ... more
  • 14 hours Latrell’s phone call to Freddy amid racism furore 9news |Sport
    Star centre Latrell Mitchell has ended his feud with Blues coach Brad Fittler.The two have not spoken since Fittler dropped the Roosters centre during this year's State of Origin series.Mitchell threw flames on the fire in a recent interview on the NRL's website, claiming Fittler never told him why he had been dropped. He also raised the spectre of racism after the Indigenous players in the Blues team did not sing the national anthem.Latrell's cryptic Instagram postSome of Mitchell's quotes were subsequently 'pulled' from the story when the NRL got involved.The interview prompted an angry response ... more
  • 14 hours Pilot rushed to hospital after aircraft lands upside down 9news
    A light plane has crash-landed at a Melbourne airport, with dozens of crews required to free the pilot trapped inside.Emergency services were called to Moorabbin Airport just before 10am."One male had to pulled from the aircraft and has been transported to hospital with serious injuries," police said in a statement.Ambulance Victoria confirmed they had treated a man in his 20s for head and lower body injuries at the scene before rushing him to The Alfred Hospital in a serious condition.The small aircraft could be seen upside down surrounded by dozens ... more
  • 14 hours Paine may not survive summer, Gilchrist warns 9news |Sport
    Iconic Aussie wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has cast doubt on whether Australian captain Tim Paine will still be the Test gloveman by the end of this summer.Gilchrist feels that Paine's position is now under siege from Australian limited-overs keeper Alex Carey.He compared Carey's bid for the Test job to the pressure applied to himself by Brad Haddin, who also went on to be an outstanding gloveman in the baggy green after Gilchrist abruptly quit after 97 appearances."It's almost like deja vu - not for him, but for me - when you've got a guy like Alex Carey nipping at his (Paine's) ... more
  • 14 hours Presidents Cup LIVE: ‘Cheating devil’ savaged 9news |Sport
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  • 15 hours Brother of volcano victim slams authorities over recovery efforts 9news
    The brother of a New Zealand man believed to have died on the White Island has criticised authorities over their "broken communications" with the family of the victims.Hayden Marshall-Inman, from Whakatane, was filling in as a tour guide on the island when the volcano erupted.His body, along with seven others, remain at the site. They are all presumed dead.Eight bodies remain on White Island after the eruption on Monday.Mark Inman told Today the past few days have been an "emotional rollercoaster full of frustration and grief"."It's extremely frustrating given the ... more
  • 15 hours Risk of another volcano eruption delays recovery of bodies 9news
    The risk of another eruption on New Zealand's White Island is delaying the mission to recover the bodies of eight people believed to have been killed on Monday.As treatment of the injured continues in hospitals across New Zealand and Australia, frustration is growing among families of the missing at the delay in launching the recovery operation.While police released a list of nine people deemed missing yesterday, it was confirmed today eight remain on the island. All are presumed dead.Eight bodies remain on White Island after the eruption on Monday.Volcanologist Nico Fournier, from the New Zealand's monitoring ... more
  • 15 hours Best apps of 2019 revealed 9news
    This year has been a year of social media, Minecraft, and mobile phone ordered food - according to Apple's list of the top apps for 2019.Compiled each year to showcase the best and most popular apps on the market, the lists give us an insight into what Aussies have been doing on their smartphones this year.Instagram takes the title as the most popular free iPhone app and leads the social media apps ahead of Snapchat, TicTok and Facebook.  On an iPad we're more likely to look for entertainment, with Netflix, YouTube and Stan topping the list of free iPad apps in ... more
  • 16 hours Taxi driver charged over sexual assault in Sydney laneway 9news
    A taxi driver has been charged after an alleged sexual assault in Sydney's inner-city last week.Just before 10pm last Thursday, an 18-year-old Canadian woman entered a taxi on Pitt Street, Sydney and asked to be taken to a hostel in Kings Cross.It is alleged the male driver of the taxi pulled into a laneway in Woollloomooloo and indecently assaulted the woman before continuing to drive to Darlinghurst Road in Potts Point and letting her out.The woman reported the incident to police and an investigation began.Following inquiries, detectives went to a home in Granville yesterday and arrested a 31-year-old man.He was ... more
  • 16 hours US women’s soccer star in NFL bid 9news |Sport
    World Cup winner Carli Lloyd says she has been practising for a hoped-for future in the NFL and was not fazed about the idea of playing alongside the men."Obviously there's 300-pound men on the line but it's sort of like taking a penalty shot: you're not worried about the keeper, you're worried about just putting the ball in the back of the net," Lloyd, co-captain of the United States team that won the soccer World Cup in July, told Reuters."You're focused on the technique, you're focused on getting the ball up and over and in between the uprights, your focus ... more
  • 16 hours Tennis coach, 71, charged over sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl 9news
    A 71-year-old tennis coach has been charged over the alleged sexual abuse of a child he was coaching on Sydney's Upper North Shore.Detectives attached to the NSW Police Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began an investigation after a 12-year-old girl came forward claiming she had been sexually assaulted several times by her coach.Just after 1pm yesterday, officers attended a reserve in Lindfield and arrested the man.Police stopped the 71-year-old man at a reserve in Lindfield and placed him under arrest.He has been charged with 11 counts of intentionally sexually touching a child between the ... more
  • 16 hours Boxing legend ‘fighting for his life’ 9news |Sport
    The wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks has asked for prayers for her husband amid a media report that he is in a Las Vegas hospital in a serious condition."It's been a tough year for us," Brenda Spinks wrote in a Facebook post."Leon has endured a lot of medical problems."I'm reaching out to ask you to kindly pray for my beautiful husband Leon."So that he may overcome the obstacles that have crossed his path."Celebrity website TMZ says Spinks is "fighting for his life" with an undisclosed condition.The 66-year-old will forever be known ... more
  • 16 hours Retired Baghdatis turns hand to coaching 9news |Sport
    Marcos Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open runner-up, is going to start helping coach top-10 player Elina Svitolina.Baghdatis played the last match of his career in July at Wimbledon, where he lost in the second round.Svitolina, a 25-year-old from Ukraine, finished the year ranked No. 6.She reached the semi-finals of the US Open before losing to Serena Williams and was the runner-up to No. 1 Ashleigh Barty at the year-ending WTA Finals.Elina SvitolinaBaghdatis said in a social media post that he was glad to announce the next chapter of his life ... more
  • 17 hours Criticism has Latrell feeling ‘mentally drained’ 9news |Sport
    Social media abuse and the general reporting about his NRL career has Latrell Mitchell feeling "mentally drained", according to his brother Shaquai.In a wide-ranging interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Mitchell's brother spoke candidly about his own struggles with anxiety and depression, while also revealing the toll his brother's recent contract negotiations have taken on the Origin and Kangaroos representative.Recent reports suggest Mitchell faces an uncertain future, with conflicting claims about where he might land for the 2020 season. The Roosters star is said to be feeling the strain from all the criticism, especially on social media."People have got to ... more
  • 17 hours Black Caps sweating on star quick for first Test 9news |Sport
    Trent Boult remains a chance of playing in the first Test for New Zealand after getting through a Wednesday night net session seemingly unscathed.Battling to overcome a side strain to face Australia in the day-night Test in Perth, Boult bowled for around 20 minutes at high intensity in the Optus Stadium nets.He often troubled Kane Williamson in the high quality pink-ball session, and did not show any real signs of discomfort.It means the 30-year-old has bowled two days in a row headed into the Test, after being injured in New Zealand's Test win over England last month.more
  • 18 hours Spiritual leader Scott reveals Cup heartbreak 9news |Sport
    Fed up with losing, another Presidents Cup failure for the Internationals doesn't bear thinking about for Adam Scott."It's not a lot of fun getting beaten all the time," Scott said ahead of his record-setting ninth appearance in the 25-year-old teams' event.Scott will team up with Byeong Hun An - the International captain Ernie Els' late substitute for the injured Jason Day - against the USA's Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau in Thursday's third fourball match at Royal Melbourne.With seven losses and a tie, no player has endured the bitter taste of defeat more than Australia's former world No.1."The last few ... more
  • 18 hours Brisbane smashed in powerful rainstorm 9news
    Brisbane has been hit by a powerful rainstorm overnight, with more than 100 millimteres falling in the space of an hour.The storm passed through Darling Downs and the Scenic Rim before hitting Brisbane and Moreton Bay just after 10pm.The downpour caused flash flooding as drains struggled to cope with the amount of water gushing through them and almost 2000 homes lost power at the height of the storm.Brisbane has been hit by a powerful rainstorm overnight, with more than 100 millimteres falling in the space of an hour.The downpour caused flash flooding ... <a target=more
  • 18 hours Bushfires threaten lives north of Perth 9news
    The danger from a bushfire northeast of Perth has eased, but a second blaze to the west continues to threaten lives and property near Yanchep National Park.An emergency alert for parts of Toodyay was downgraded to a "watch and act" warning last night.However residents are still being advised to leave if they are not prepared to deal with the fire and the way is clear, with a possible threat to lives and homes.The blaze at Yanchep National park is still a threat to people in surrounding areas with an emergency warning in place.https://twitter.com/StampyMichael/status/1204678922043973632?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwMeanwhile the Yanchep ... more
  • 23 hours What Greta Thunberg did while named Time’s Person of the Year 9news
    Being named Time Magazine's youngest-ever Person of the Year has given Swedish teen sensation Greta Thunberg a lot of reason to celebrate.But the young climate activist has not let the global honour interrupt the work that she has been praised for internationally. Instead of rejoicing with the award, the activist took centre-stage at the United Nation's COP25 climate talks in Madrid to once again demand world leaders pay attention to the world's "climate emergency". Now a natural at speaking to huge crowds of people who are generally far older than her in speeches televised live ... more
  • 23 hours UK leaders in last-minute push for votes 9news
    Leaders of Britain's main parties are engaged in a frantic last drive for votes in a general election the Tories and Labour say is the most important in a generation.With just hours to go before polls open on Thursday, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are criss-crossing the country in a final bid to shore up support and get out the vote.Final opinion polls suggest that while the Conservatives remain out in front, they are still not guaranteed an overall majority in the new parliament.The prime minister began Wednesday with a photo opportunity delivering milk in ... more
  • 24 hours Greta Thunberg Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year 9news
    Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine's 2019 Person of the Year.The 16-year-old activist is the youngest-ever named by the prestigious magazine.The magazine's editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said Thunberg was chosen "for sounding the alarm about humanity's predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation lead".https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1204743717132914688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"That Thunberg is the youngest individual ever named TIME's Person of the Year says as much about the moment as it does about her," Felsenthal said."The 92-year-old franchise ... more
  • 1 day Why Kiwis must unleash fearsome pace quartet 9news |Sport
    New Zealand greats Shane Bond and Ian Smith have urged the Black Caps to unleash Lockie Ferguson on Australia as part of a possible four-pronged pace attack.The Black Caps won't confirm their team for Perth's series opener until the toss on Thursday, with Trent Boult battling to beat a side strain.Ferguson's possible Test debut is likely to rely upon Boult's fitness, with the left-armer having another work out in the Perth Stadium nets on Wednesday night.One of New Zealand's strengths is the stability of their bowling attack.Lockie FergusonThey have two of the best exponents of ... more
  • 1 day Gilchrist backing Smith to reclaim Test captaincy 9news |Sport
    Adam Gilchrist has declared Steve Smith fit to succeed Tim Paine as captain with the former skipper having repaid his dues following the ball-tampering scandal.Gilchrist, who captained Australia six times, expects the pressure to begin to mount on Paine, 35, with Alex Carey considered a future Test wicketkeeper.Thursday's opener against New Zealand will mark the start of the last Test series Australia play during Smith's leadership ban, which ends in late March.Just as Gilchrist's own first-class and one-day runs put pressure on gloveman Ian Healy two decades ago, Carey is doing the same to Paine.Steve Smithmore
  • 1 day Broncos star reportedly set for $1.8M sacrifice 9news |Sport
    In-demand Brisbane Broncos star Tom Flegler has reportedly knocked back offers from Sydney-based rivals to remain with the side.According to The Courier Mail, Flegler is understood to have agreed to a 12-month contract extension with the Broncos, which will see him remain at the club through 2021.The 20-year-old star reportedly rejected three-year deals worth $2.4 million from multiple Sydney clubs.In addition to the Sydney-based clubs, Flegler's management is understood to have met with the management of both the North Queensland Cowboys and the Gold Coast Titans, with rival teams offering the front-rower multi-year deals worth $800,000 per year.more
  • 1 day Claremont victim’s silver Guess watch provides timeline of killing 9news
    The Claremont serial killer's second victim was "upset" and "sad" on the night she disappeared from a popular Perth entertainment strip, a court has heard. Never-before-seen footage of Jane Rimmer's final hours were played in the trial of her accused killer Bradley Robert Edwards, 51. The Telstra technician denies murdering Sarah Spiers, Ms Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in the mid-1990s.Grainy security videos captured Ms Rimmer, a childcare worker, smiling and talking to friends outside nightclubs in Claremont on the evening of June 8, 1996. Her friend and colleague Lynda Donovan, 49, revealed the 23-year-old was drunk and ... more
  • 1 day Naitanui set to unlock frightening Eagles midfield 9news |Sport
    Tim Kelly has been on the wrong side of a rampaging Nic Naitanui and the star onballer is looking forward to helping the athletically-gifted ruckman wreak havoc.As part of Geelong's midfield unit, Kelly saw firsthand on three occasions just how destructive a weapon Naitanui can be.But it's not his problem any more following his blockbuster trade."We knew that he was most likely going to get his hands to it (first)," Kelly told reporters on Wednesday."And guys like (Luke) Shuey, (Dom) Sheed and (Elliot) Yeo, they kind of know where the ball is going so they don't really show you too ... more
  • 1 day Walters backs Broncos prodigy to stay put 9news |Sport
    Speculation is rife that David Fifita will reject big money NRL offers and remain at Brisbane - much to Queensland coach Kevin Walters' relief.Walters said staying at Red Hill was the best move for his Maroons charge's career but feared the off contract Fifita had been tempted by lucrative deals from a string of suitors reportedly offering up to $1 million a year.Fifita has emerged as the hottest property on the NRL market with Canterbury, the Sydney Roosters, Parramatta and the Gold Coast linked to the 19-year-old blockbusting forward.However, it appears Fifita will confirm he has re-signed with the Broncos ... more
  • 1 day Why Bont picked teammate as skipper over himself 9news |Sport
    Marcus Bontempelli's long-expected rise to the captaincy at the Western Bulldogs was unsurprisingly sealed with an overwhelming player vote.When Easton Wood announced he was standing down from the role after two years on Monday, every player at the club - bar one - cast their vote for Bontempelli to succeed him.In his typically self-effacing manner, Bontempelli voted for Lachie Hunter."I didn't (vote for myself) I guess that speaks to how I view myself ... I wouldn't put myself before the team in any way," Bontempelli told reporters on Tuesday."It's something that I never probably would do.Lachie Huntermore
  • 1 day ‘Our friendship is not quite there any more’ 9news |Sport
    Australian young gun Cameron Smith is standing by his cheating comments about Patrick Reed despite it costing him his friendship with the US Presidents Cup star.The pair have crossed paths during practice at Royal Melbourne this week with Smith revealing that Reed had ignored him.The Texan was penalised two strokes during a tournament in Bahamas last week for improving his lie when he moved sand with his practise swing.The 2018 Masters champion denied he intentionally broke the rules.Patrick Reed of the United States team and Justin ThomasSmith had been outspoken with his criticism, saying Reed's ... more
  • 1 day Test great rips suggestion of Smith form slump 9news |Sport
    Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hit back at suggestions that Steve Smith is in a form slump, despite a rare pair of low scores in Australia's sweep of Pakistan.Smith was only required twice in the two Tests, and registered scores of just four and 36 as David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne dominated Pakistan's bowling attack.However, while Smith's output was a far cry from his dominance during the 2019 Ashes series, Vaughan said the former skipper was nowhere near a form slump."I wouldn't say (he had) a lean run. He got 30 odd in Adelaide where, I wouldn't be concerned ... more
  • 1 day Tiger names himself to play, US reveal booze ban 9news |Sport
    All business, Tiger Woods' star-studded Team USA are on a week-long booze ban as they look to put the Internationals to the sword for the eighth straight Presidents Cup.Last time Woods was in Australia a decade ago, the 15-time major winner's world came crashing down after revelations of his infidelity and late-night antics first emerged.But Rickie Fowler, one of Woods' captain's picks, has revealed there'll be no such partying - not until Sunday anyway.The Americans made a pact pre-tournament they would have a dry week to ensure they were at their best as they looked to take down the Internationals."It ... more
  • 1 day Why Fyfe is set to shift aggressive playing style 9news |Sport
    Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe says he'll leave more of the bash and crash stuff to his teammates as he attempts to protect his battered body.Fyfe is in the final stages of recovery from his fourth shoulder surgery.All up in his decorated 173-game career Fyfe has undergone 17 operations - a consequence for being one of the AFL's best ball contested beasts.Fyfe is now 28 years old and knows he can't be reckless in his attack on the ball.The two-time Brownlow medallist says it's important to let some of his teammates do more of the heavy lifting while he spends parts ... more
  • 1 day Horror injuries suffered by volcano victims 9news
    Doctors have revealed some of the horrific injuries suffered by tourists who survived the deadly volcano blast in New Zealand.A total of 30 victims remain in hospital, with some suffering burns to as much as 95 per cent of their bodies.Medical bosses at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, as well as three other hospitals, have been operating on patients around the clock to save the injured.Middlemore Hospital's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Peter Watson said the type of burns suffered are complex.THIRD AUSTRALIAN VICTIM OF VOLCANO NAMEDMISSING AUSSIE TEEN BELIEVED TO BE IN HOSPITAL AFTER ERUPTION"The nature of ... more
  • 1 day First Australians confirmed dead in volcano eruption 9news
    The first Australian victims of a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island have been identified.Brisbane mother Julie Richards, and her 20-year-old daughter Jessica were killed when an eruption rocked the tourist attraction at 2.11pm local time on Monday.Police in New Zealand contacted their family and confirmed their bodies had been found.The pair, who take a cruise together every year, left for New Zealand on Monday. They were due to return home to Brisbane this weekend. They are from the suburb of Calamvale.Julie and Jessica Richards from Brisbane.Queensland politician John Mickel, ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Optus Stadium curator warns of ‘canyon’ cracks 9news |Sport
    Optus Stadium curator Brett Sipthorpe says Australia and NZ batsmen won't be confronted with cracks the size of 'canyons' during the first Test in Perth, but warns there will be plenty of them.An intense heatwave will hit Perth during the series opener which starts Thursday, with the forecast 40-degree temperatures set to produce numerous cracks in the pitch.But Sipthorpe says those cracks won't be much more than one inch wide, with the compact nature of the drop-in wicket ensuring the cracks don't "blow wide open"."Last year the cracks opened up a bit on day one, but they never really exploded," ... more
  • 1 day James backing anthem silence in All-Stars clash 9news |Sport
    The final decision rests with the ARL Commission but Ryan James says it's pretty obvious indigenous players don't want Australia's national anthem played at next year's NRL All Stars match.The Gold Coast captain is hoping to make his playing return from the ACL injury which wrecked his 2019 campaign in the All Stars clash at CBUS Super Stadium in February.A News Corp Australia report on Wednesday said the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council is expected to present a submission to the commission requesting Advance Australia Fair not feature at the 2020 game.James said it is a position the team had ... more
  • 1 day Good Samaritan donates coins worth almost $6000 to Salvos 9news
    Members of the Salvation Army were shocked to find three gold coins valued at $5950 in a red kettle while collecting money for those in need this Christmas in the US.The coins, which have been identified as Kruegerrand South African coins, were found on November 27 outside the Price Chopper in Bristol, Connecticut."We were so surprised and amazed when we found the coins," Captain Sharenna Echavarria, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army said."We are extremely blessed by the generosity of this donor."Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army said this is the first ... more
  • 1 day Aussie retailer Harris Scarfe collapses after 170 years in business 9news
    Australian retailer Harris Scarfe has collapsed into voluntary administration as poor sales and low consumer sentiment impact the store's bottom line.Best known in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, Harris Scarfe sells bed linen, kitchenware, homewares and electrical appliances.Some of the brands stocked by Harris Scarfe include Simply Vera by Vera Wang, Shayna Blaze homewares and Jamie Durie's homewares collection.The retail institution boasts 66 stores across Australia, employs 1800 staff and recently reported annual sales of $380 million.Despite these results, Deloitte Restructuring Services partners Vaughan Strawbridge, Kathryn Evans and Tim Norman were appointed Receivers and Managers ... more
  • 1 day Hugh Grant reacts to Boris Johnson’s Love Actually spoof 9news
    Boris Johnson parodies 'Love Actually' scene in election adBritish actor Hugh Grant has weighed in with his thoughts on a spoof video from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson featuring a scene from Love Actually.Mr Johnson released the video in a last-minute bid to sway voters before Thursday's (UK time) election.It shows the prime minister parodying a famous scene from the perennially popular Christmas film in which actor Andrew Lincoln pretends to be a carol singer and holds up a series of placards for his love, Keira Knightly.Mr Johnson's placards have a pro-Brexit message and include: "With ... more
  • 1 day Mitchell not expected at Blues Origin camp 9news |Sport
    Latrell Mitchell is not expected to attend a NSW State of Origin camp in Sydney on Friday as speculation builds over his NRL future.The 22-year-old is among several Kangaroos representatives who are still on leave and not required to attend, including Sydney Roosters teammate and Blues fullback James Tedesco who will also miss the camp.Coach Brad Fittler extended an invitation to the two-day camp to every player who played for the Blues in 2019 as well as those tipped to contend for jerseys next series and in years to come.A squad of Emerging and Future Blues will go into camp ... more
  • 1 day Simon Overland sacked by Melbourne council 9news
    Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Simon Overland has been sacked from a Melbourne council after two years in the job.His dumping as chief executive of the City of Whittlesea comes as the former top policeman prepares to give evidence to the Lawyer X royal commission over the force's use of informants, including turncoat gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo.Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova officially announced the decision on this afternoon.Former Victoria Police Commissioner Simon Overland. (AAP)"At a council meeting held on Tuesday 10 December, the City of Whittlesea resolved to terminate the contract of its chief executive officer, ... more
  • 1 day Mum charged with murder of girls to spend Christmas behind bars 9news
    A southeast Queensland mother accused of murdering her two daughters by leaving them in a hot car parked outside their home will remain behind bars for Christmas.Toddlers Darcey-Helen, two, and Chloe-Ann, one, died inside a black station wagon parked across the front yard of their family home in Logan, south of Brisbane, in November.Kerri-Ann Conley, 27, did not appear as her two counts of murder were adjourned in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday for mention on March 11.Paramedics were called to the family home on November 23 but could ... more
  • 1 day Unlikely hero leaves Westbrook red-faced 9news |Sport
    Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook was left red-faced after calling "game over" when he scored what he thought was the winning point in his side's clash against Sacramento.If there's anything to learn from the final minute of play in an NBA game it's that anything can happen. And Westbrook, being the tried and tested superstar he is, should have known better when he emphatically declared "game over" to Toyota Center when he's layup put the Rockets ahead 118-116 with one second on the clock.Instead the 2017 MVP was left more than red-faced when the unlikeliest of heroes, Kings' underdog Nemanja ... more
  • 1 day Real estate company surprises employees with $14.6m bonus 9news
    When a Maryland real estate company handed out red envelopes to employees during the annual holiday party on Saturday, no one knew what to expect. So when the 198 employees of St John Properties received surprise bonuses averaging US$50,000 ($73,412.80), it was a holiday miracle most didn't see coming. All the bonuses totaled around US$10 million ($14,682,560). "When I opened the envelope, I was in total disbelief," Stephanie Ridgway, an assistant project manager at the company, told CNN. "I couldn't believe I saw what I saw. I don't even have words to properly describe how I felt, it was just ... more
  • 1 day New speed cameras now targeting Victorian drivers 9news
    Advanced new speed cameras that can catch multiple drivers across six lanes at any speed, day or night, are now live in Victoria.The state's road tolls have already surpassed last year's, with more than 250 people dying on Victorian roads since January.It is hoped the new advanced camera system will be an effective way to stem these road fatalities.Advanced new speed cameras that can catch multiple drivers across six lanes at any speed, day or night, are now live in Victoria.Technology not seen before on Victoria roadsThere are so far 10 transportable cameras that have ... more
  • 1 day Queensland dad in coma after Bali mosquito bite 9news
    Dez Ginns contracted Japanese Encephalitis during a trip to Bali.A Queensland hairdresser has been left fighting for his life after contracting a virus caused by a mosquito bite in Bali.Dez Ginns, from Mooloolaba, last week spent his 60th birthday in a coma at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.After returning from Bali, Mr Ginns fell suddenly ill and was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in an induced coma.The "larger than life" hairdresser, who is the father of 2014 Big Brother winner Ryan Ginns, was diagnosed with Japanese Encephalitis.As the viral infection is so ... more
  • 2 days ‘Your payment didn’t go through’: Dangerous new Spotify scam 9news
    Think twice before you click any links if you receive an email from Spotify, with a new email phishing scam pretending to be the streaming service currently hitting Aussie inboxes.Complete with the Spotify username and branding, the email advises customers their account has been suspended as payment couldn't be made."We're sad to see you go. We couldn't take your payment, so we have paused your subscription for now. You will start hearing ads and you can no longer listen to your favourite songs offline. The good news is Premium is just a click away," the body of the email reads.more
  • 2 days Teens arrested after ‘trying to carjack’ unmarked police car 9news
    Two teenagers have been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes and trying to carjack police officers in Melbourne.Police claim the 17 and 19-year-olds broke into two homes in Keysborough about 1.30am today and unsuccessfully tried to enter another before attempting to carjack police officers, who were in an unmarked car.The two teens, from Noble Park in Melbourne's south-east, were arrested after a short pursuit and are expected to appear in court today.Police said the alleged offenders were armed with a weapon when they gained entry to an address in Annabelle Boulevard, Keysborough, about 1.30am.  The four people home at ... more
  • 2 days Legend reveals NZ’s big problem in Australia 9news |Sport
    New Zealand's rise up the Test cricket rankings to second in the world puts them in a strong position to win a series in Australia for the first time in 34 years but Mark Taylor has one big question mark over the Black Caps ahead of the first Test in Perth.Fresh off a 1-0 home series win over England and currently ranked No.2 in the world, the New Zealand side is looking to match the achievements of the 1985 team that recorded a 2-1 victory in Australia, the only time in 12 attempts the Kiwis have won a Test series ... more
  • 2 days Potential Bigfoot sighting in Oregon forest 9news
    A potential Bigfoot sighting has been recorded during the filming of a documentary in Oregon.In "Expedition Bigfoot", a new Travel Channel documentary airing the US this week, a team of experts embarked on a three-week trip to find the elusive creature.Lead by author and explorer Russell Acord, the team also included Mireya Mayor, director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education at Florida International University.Photographers Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin claimed this 1967 shot, taken in California, captured a female bigfoot. She said the most common description ... more
  • 2 days Cricket tribute planned for volcano victims 9news |Sport
    Australian and Kiwi players will band together before the first Test to pay tribute to the lives lost in the volcanic eruption in New Zealand this week.At least six people have been confirmed dead after the eruption on White Island.It's feared at least three Australians are among the dead, with that number expected to rise.The first Test between Australia and New Zealand gets underway in Perth on Thursday, and the two nations will band together to organise a tribute before play starts.Authorities say there’s a 50 percent chance of second NZ volcano eruptionThe finer details of ... more
  • 2 days All Blacks announce new head coach 9news |Sport
    New Zealand Rugby has opted for continuity by choosing Ian Foster over Scott Robertson to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach.Foster, who has been appointed for two years, has been assistant head coach of the New Zealand team since 2012 and takes over the top job from Hansen, who stepped down after the World Cup in Japan where New Zealand finished third.He got the job ahead of Robertson, a former All Black, who has coached the Crusaders to the last three Super Rugby titles.Foster spent eight years at the Chiefs Super rugby franchise, amassing over 100 games as coach.He ... more
  • 2 days Bellamy reveals looming end of career 9news |Sport
    Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy reckons he could quit coaching when his current contract ends in two years.Asked by former Canberra Raiders teammate Laurie Daley if he would still be coaching in five years' time, Bellamy, 60, said on Sky Sports Radio: "Nah, nah, I don't think so."I've said it a few times before, but I've got another two years to go on this contract here, so I see that as (a likely end). But again, I probably shouldn't say that, because that might change."I've been doing it for a fair while now and there's probably a couple of other ... more
  • 2 days Reed trolled by Presidents Cup teammate 9news |Sport
    The golf world has been scathing of Patrick Reed in the aftermath of the 'cheating' scandal in the lead-up to the Presidents Cup, and now even his USA teammates have turned on him.Justin Thomas was filmed during a practice round at Royal Melbourne blatantly and very publicly trolling Reed.As Thomas approached a plugged ball in the bunker, he yelled out to his polarising teammate."P Reed," Thomas joked as he swept away sand from behind the ball with his club."Is this right?"https://twitter.com/ahgolf01/status/1204233264459726848Thomas and the gallery following the group laughed at the wisecrack, but it points to the awkward position Reed has ... more
  • 2 days NZ journalist describes ‘eerie’ scenes after volcano eruption 9news
    A New Zealand journalist has described the "eerie" scenes which unfolded in the moments after the deadly volcano eruption on White Island.Colin Magee is a breakfast announcer on Radio 1XX in Whakatane. It is the nearest major town to the active volcanic island, and where the tours across to the island leave from.Colin Magee from Radio 1XX in Whakatane.He said he was out doing promotional work as part of his job and was told there'd been a blast when he returned to the office. From there the situation escalated very quickly."Police closed the one ... more
  • 2 days Volcanic activity increases on White Island 9news
    Authorities say there’s a 50 percent chance of second NZ volcano eruptionTremors have been recorded at the New Zealand volcano where 47 tourists were overwhelmed following a major eruption, as tall plumes of ash and steam puncture the sky over the Bay of Plenty. The active stratovolcano on White Island, also known as Whakaari, exploded on Monday, killing five people. Up to three Australians are believed to have been among the five confirmed to have died, but the total official death toll is expected to rise. THE AUSTRALIANS MISSING OR INJURED IN VOLCANO DISASTERGRIM TASK OF ... more
  • 2 days Bali police say Aussie bag snatch claims are ‘lies’ 9news
    Bali police say claims that an Australian hairdresser was violently mugged were lies told in a bid to gain an insurance payout, Indonesian media report. General Crime Director Kombes Andi Fairan told local media outlet Kampuran that police believe Emma Bell, who suffered serious injuries, was instead involved in a traffic crash. "The victim did not experience a bag snatch and there was not a single item of the victim missing," Mr Fairan said. "The reason for the victim to make news is so that victim gets an insurance claim in their country." Emma Bell was left ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Broncos respond to shock captaincy call 9news |Sport
    Brisbane Broncos great Darren Lockyer says "it might be too early" to anoint new recruit Brodie Croft as captain of the club, despite a report stating he's a huge chance to be named skipper of the Broncos next season.While it's feasible that the next captain will come from this year's leadership group of Darius Boyd, Andrew McCullough, Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett and Matt Lodge, it appears the Broncos might be thinking outside the box when picking their next skipper.Since Lockyer retired, the Broncos have had only experienced campaigners lead them like Corey Parker, Justin Hodges, Sam Thaiday and Boyd.According to ... more
  • 2 days US teammate reveals Tiger’s 1am texting habit 9news |Sport
    Justin Thomas is no stranger to waking in the early hours, but it's usually due to texts from his US Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods rather than from jet-lag.Ahead of this week's Royal Melbourne tournament, when the US will look to stretch their dominance over the International team with an eighth straight victory, Thomas revealed the obsession of his playing captain.Woods is the first playing captain since 1994, when three-time US Open winner Hale Irwin led the Americans to a commanding win.World No.4 Thomas, who is struggling to recover from their 26-hour haul from the Bahamas to Melbourne, said Woods ... more
  • 2 days Grim task of identifying volcano dead and injured begins 9news
    New Zealand authorities have begun the grim task of forensically identifying the victims of the Monday's deadly volcano eruption.At least six people are dead and eight more are missing after the White Island volcano exploded on Monday.Another 31 people have been treated in New Zealand's hospitals and more than 20 remain in a critical condition – many with severe burns.THE AUSTRALIANS MISSING AND INJURED IN VOLCANO DISASTERTributes for the victims in Whakatane.Three Australians are believed to be among those confirmed dead and 11 are unaccounted for.Of the 47 people on the island during the blast, ... more
  • 2 days Man guilty of murder in gruesome killings of Boston doctors 9news
    Bampumim Teixeira has been found guilty of first-degree felony murder in the slayings of two doctors found lying in pools of blood in their Boston penthouse in May 2017.Teixeira, a 33-year-old who had worked as a concierge in the building, was convicted of fatally stabbing 39-year-old Lina Bolanos and her 48-year-old fiancé Richard Field, both well-known anesthesiologists. He was also found guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping and home invasion.The case stood out for its startling gore and unclear motive. Both doctors had been beaten and their hands had been bound, according to trial testimony. The words "payback" and "he killed ... more
  • 2 days Man and woman charged after toddler eats drug ice 9news
    A man and woman have been charged after a toddler on the NSW South Coast allegedly ingested the drug ice.Police were notified when the 16-month-old boy was admitted to Wollongong Hospital on September 8 seriously ill.A toddler was admitted to Wollongong Hospital after he ingested the drug ice.Toxicology reports revealed the child had methylamphetamine in his system and emergency alternative living arrangements were made for him after he was treated.Detectives searched a home in Dapto where a small amount of methylamphetamine was seized.A man and woman, both aged 30 and known to the child, were ... more
  • 2 days Woman’s body found in boot of car, man arrested 9news
    Police are investigating after a woman's body was found in the boot of a car west of Brisbane yesterday.Emergency services were called to McGill Street, Raceview just before 5.30pm where the 31-year-old was found dead in a car parked outside a property.Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman's body was found in a car boot on McGill Street Raceview last night.https://twitter.com/JessMillward9/status/1204500325664612352?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwA 36-year-old man known to the woman was arrested at the scene and is currently being questioned by homicide detectives.Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. ... more
  • 2 days NRL All Stars match set to dump national anthem 9news |Sport
    The national anthem could be dumped from next year's All Stars match and possibly from all non-Kangaroos games, in a motion put forward by the NRL's Indigenous  advisory group.According to a News Corp report, the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council,  which includes Katrina Fanning, Laurie Daley and All Stars founder Preston Campbell, spoke about the issue at a meeting this week.They are expected to come a decision within the coming days and present their plan to the ARLC in February.Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr and Cody Walker have made a very public stand against the anthem and opted not to sing ... more
  • 2 days What death of an icon means for Supercars 9news |Sport
    The Holden Commodore will get a stay of execution in Supercars until the end of 2021, despite production of the iconic make being ceased.The Commodore ZB will remain in Supercars for a further two seasons, but the showroom car will no longer be sold by Holden once existing stocks are exhausted.The Commodore has existed since 1978 and been a beloved staple on both Australian roads and racetracks.Holden recommitted to Supercars for another two seasons in July and that deal locked in the ZB Commodore as its race car. That commitment was reaffirmed on Tuesday as the showroom Commodore was declared ... more
  • 2 days Photo of sick boy on hospital floor may define UK election 9news
    A photo of a sick boy sleeping on a hospital floor because no beds were available has become one of the defining images of Britain's bruising election campaign.It forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson onto the defensive and ignited a fierce online debate over whether it was real or fake.The boy, 4-year-old Jack Williment-Barr, had been admitted to Leeds General Infirmary last week with suspected pneumonia. He eventually was diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis and then discharged, but not before he was photographed lying on the floor cushioned by a coat with an oxygen mask nearby. A red coat served as ... more
  • 2 days Super Bowl champions admit filming rivals 9news |Sport
    The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal.In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website, the Patriots said that a three-person crew for a web series titled "Do Your Job" "inappropriately filmed the field from the press box" as part of a feature on the scouting department. The filming took place "without specific knowledge of league rules," the statement said.https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/1204227854898208769?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwThe team also said that while it was granted credentials for the crew ... more
  • 2 days Pregnant women may suffer long term from Sydney smoke 9news
    Pregnant women and young children with asthma could suffer long term consequences if the toxic air smothering Sydney continues until the end of summer, a health expert has warned.Emergency room visits and ambulance callouts in Sydney have spiked by as much as 30 percent in recent weeks, leaving many worried about the impact of living under these conditions for months.The dozens of large bushfires burning across NSW has seen residents in Australia's biggest city struggle with air quality sometimes more hazardous than mega cities in China and southeast Asia.A young boy climbs on the rocks at Mrs ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Moses throws shade on captain’s challenge 9news |Sport
    Parramatta halfback Mitch Moses predicts smart captains and coaches will exploit the NRL's new challenge rule in 2020, claiming it will also encourage players to "bite back" at referees.A controversial new "captain's challenge" was agreed upon by the ARLC last week.However, Moses said he feels for referees who are already dealing with immense pressure only to have a team question their decisions."I think we put so much pressure on the referees already and then to go over their ruling, it's a bit hard," he said."If it's their call, it's their call."It's almost giving the player a bit of a chance ... more
  • 2 days The glaring problem with Australian cricket 9news |Sport
    Optimistic but realistic about his own prospects of a Test recall at the SCG, veteran tweaker Steve O'Keefe wants more done to help Australia's next generation of spinners.O'Keefe has claimed 14 wickets at 28.64 in NSW's unbeaten start to the Sheffield Shield season.The competition's most potent spinner is hopeful of adding to his nine Tests next month, when the spin-friendly SCG hosts the final clash in the Test series between Australia and New Zealand.Uncapped legspinner Mitch Swepson and Ashton Agar, who is yet to don the baggy green at home, headline the other contenders in the mix to be Nathan ... more
  • 2 days Elevated fire danger adds to smoke risks 9news
    Fire danger remains elevated across large chunks of NSW despite a southerly wind change bringing temperatures down as it swept up the coast.Firefighters have also expressed concerns about the impact the southerly change could have on fire grounds surrounding Sydney.Temperatures soared in NSW yesterday, with hazardous bushfire smoke pollution blanketing much of the state.Fire crews continue to fight several blazes across NSW as the fires continue to bring smoke into highly populated areas.The Bureau of Meteorology says although conditions have eased, the smoke will continue to linger today through until at least the weekend."We are ... more
  • 2 days Lawyer X fears she’ll be killed by police amid royal commission 9news
    Snitching lawyer Nicola Gobbo's secret police informing put gangland clients behind bars for decades, but now she claims to be the victim and fears she'll be killed by Victoria Police. The woman known as Lawyer X is reportedly preparing to sue the force, claiming she's been left stateless overseas facing the removal of her children if she returns to Australia. Her informing is "a complicated story", she's told the ABC's 730 program, breaking her silence despite a year of requests from a royal commission for her to share her story. "It's been grossly misreported and ... more
  • 2 days Police injured during New Jersey armed hold up 9news
    A police officer has been injured during a shootout in the US state of New Jersey.Emergency services were called to a convenience store near the corner of Bayview Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City just after 12.30pm local time after reports of an armed hold up and an active shooter situation.Several police cars responded and two suspects inside the store opened fire with a rifle, injuring one officer.A police officer has been shot while responding to an armed hold up in the US state of New Jersey.Gunfire opened up ... <a target=more
  • 2 days What we searched for in 2019 9news
    Google is by any measure the most popular website in Australia, let alone globally and with over 60,000 searches being made every second on Google - they sure know a lot about what peaks our interests.As 2019 draws to a close, Google has released data looking at what Aussies searched for throughout this year over and above any previous year and while much of it is a reflection on news and current events there's some interesting data there too.Overall, with the almost endless fire season and its dramatic impact in these last few months, the biggest trend in Google Search ... more
  • 2 days Democrats unveil two articles charging Trump 9news
    US House Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the US election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by the chairmen of the impeachment inquiry committees, stood at the Capitol for what she called a "solemn act". Voting is expected in a matter of days in the Judiciary Committee and by Christmas in the full House.Trump insisted he did nothing wrong and his reelection campaign called it "rank partisanship".more
  • 2 days NZ volcano eruption death toll rises as hope fades for missing people 9news
    A sixth confirmed death has taken the presumptive toll from the New Zealand volcano tragedy to 14 as police lose hope for the fate of eight people left on Whakaari/White Island after Monday's eruption. Late on Tuesday night, police announced the death of a person being treated for burns at Middlemore Hospital. At least 11 Australians are still missing. After a "terrible" day, police closed the door on the possibility that anyone may have survived White Island's eruption after surveillance revealed the grisly reality of the crater's surface. "We have some photos. You can see ... more
  • 2 days ‘Chilean plane carrying 38 people crashed over ocean on Antarctica trip’ 9news
    Chile's air force says one of its cargo planes crashed with 38 people on board after going missing for more than 12 hours, and says a rescue team is searching for possible survivors.The Hercules C130 aircraft took off this afternoon from the southern city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia and was heading to a base in Antarctica but operators lost contact with the plane shortly after little more than an hour later.The Air Force said in a statement it had yet to find the military cargo plane or determine whether there were any survivors but said it had concluded ... more
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