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  • 3 hours Sydney woman cable tied in knifepoint abduction 9news
    A kidnapped woman allegedly ordered at knifepoint to withdraw cash from a Sydney bank was able to alert staff to her situation, police say.The 36-year-old was driving out of a shopping centre car park in Macquarie Park on Friday afternoon when Dong Hwa Kim allegedly jumped into the back seat.He allegedly threatened her with a knife, used cable ties to bind her hands and told her to drive to a bank in Ermington, 20 minutes down the road, police said on Saturday.A woman was abducted as she left a shopping centre car park in Macquarie Park.more
  • 3 hours Sunbather’s grubby beach find 9news
    A tourist has claimed she found a secret camera hidden inside a water bottle that had been positioned on the sand at a Sydney beach to film women and children.Michelle Montcourt said she was relaxing at Lady Robinsons Beach in Brighton Le Sands, in Sydney's south, when she noticed a man in his 30s place a water bottle "directly behind" her."I saw it and thought to myself, I can't believe he left his rubbish on the beach. So I picked it up to throw it away and noticed there was a hidden camera inside," she wrote in a warning issued ... more
  • 4 hours Swimming with sharks: what should we really be afraid of? 9news
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  • 5 hours Woman ‘hits security guard with car’ after being booted from casino 9news
    A woman has been accused of running down a female security guard with her car after being kicked out of a Perth casino.Police were called to a carpark of the Crown Casino in Burswood after reports a parked car was struck about 3.45am.Officers found female security guard had been injured after being hit by a blue 2004 Ford Falcon Futura sedan.9News understands the driver had been told to leave the casino shortly before.The security guard was taken to Perth Hospital with leg injuries.Police said the driver fled after the crash.She is believed to have been ... more
  • 5 hours More women choosing fat transplant over breast implants 9news
    A growing number of women are using their own body fat for breast surgery following a widespread ban on select implants sold in Australia, a leading cosmetic surgeon has said.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) last month issued a six month ban for eight types of breast implants that might have links to a rare blood cancer.Australian cosmetic surgeon Dr Vivek Eranki told the ban, and the negative commentary around the implants, is affecting women's breast surgery options.Dr Eranki, who owns and practises at Australian clinic Cosmetique, said one in 20 of his patients opted for fat transplant surgery prior ... more
  • 5 hours Jury recommends death penalty for ‘Boy Next Door’ killer 9news
    A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder.The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had plans with actor Ashton Kutcher.He testified during the trial that he arrived late for his date with Ellerin, looked into her house when there was no answer at the door, and saw what he thought were wine stains before leaving.Gargiulo showed no reaction as the court clerk read the death sentence ... more
  • 6 hours Dad of Aussie ‘hero’ killed in Texas granted visa 9news
    The father of an Australian "hero" is now travelling to the US to join his grieving family after overcoming visa delays that caused him to fear he'd miss his son's funeral.Brenton Estoffe's mother immediately flew to Texas after receiving a frantic call from his wife to say he'd been murdered while confronting two home invaders at his Ford Bend County home at around midnight on Wednesday.His father Michael, who hailed his son a hero for leaping to his young family's defence, was unable to travel with her as he'd had troubles getting a visa due to his previous work in ... more
  • 6 hours Sticky twist in golf star’s ‘drug abuse’ ban 9news |Sport
    American Matt Every has been suspended for 12 weeks for what the PGA Tour says is a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. Every says he had legal prescription for cannabis to treat mental health."To be clear, I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a drug that I have a legal prescription for in the state of Florida," Every said in a statement on Friday.He will be eligible to return on January 7 and miss only three tournaments for which he would have been eligible - the Bermuda Championship, the Mayakoba Classic ... more
  • 6 hours Luxurious penthouse breaks record for Australia’s most expensive home 9news
    The apartment is nestled in the glitzy harbour-side precinct of Barangaroo.The luxurious penthouse sitting atop a glistening new apartment block in Sydney has smashed the record for Australia's most expensive home.The One Sydney Harbour premier penthouse, along with the sub-penthouse directly below it, has sold off-the-plan to a local buyer for a staggering $140 million.The mystery buyer is expected to make the two-storey penthouse, which also broke the $100,000 per square metre barrier, their home, while the additional floor will be used as separate living quarters.Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, the ... more
  • 6 hours Pilots discussed Boeing plane’s ‘insane fundamental issues’ 9news
    Federal regulators demanded Boeing explain why it withheld documentation of employees' concerns with a software system which investigators have linked to two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX.The instant messages, obtained by CNN from a congressional source on Friday (local time), show internal concerns that the MCAS stabilisation system was "running rampant" and more powerful than the company had told the Federal Aviation Administration."[T]he plane is trimming itself like craxy," one pilot wrote in a message, several of which contain misspellings, later adding, "granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious".He wrote the ... more
  • 7 hours Cruise ships diverted as Barcelona rocked by separatist violence 9news
    Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday (local time), as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight day of unrest.More than a half million protesters, including families with children, marched in the Catalan capital, according to local police.Many were clad in pro-independence 'estelada' flags and shouted "Independence!" and "Freedom for political prisoners!"Some of them had walked for three days in five massive "freedom marches" from towns across the northeastern Spanish region.They converged on Barcelona, a city of 1.6 million people, and ... more
  • 7 hours Harris becomes national champ with savage KO 9news |Sport
    AFLW star Tayla Harris says she's open to an international boxing career after scoring a bruising second round knockout of kickboxing star Margarite Butcher to claim the Australian Female Middleweight Title.The bout was scheduled to go eight rounds but the Carlton star barely needed two after connecting with a quick flurry of counter punches to drop Butcher moments into the second. The Muay Thai fighter was given a standing count and then threw some bombs of her own but was no match for Harris' clinical hand speed and accuracy, with the AFLW star finishing the ... more
  • 7 hours Asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson baby powder 9news
    The bad news keeps coming for Johnson & Johnson: the company has announced a voluntary recall of its popular baby powder after some bottles were found to contain small amounts of asbestos.Shares of J&J fell six percent on Friday (local time), making it the second worst-performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The drop in J&J, along with a slide in Boeing, dragged down the broader market.J&J's stock is now down slightly in 2019. The company, along with other health care stocks, has lagged the broader market due to a series of legal concerns.But ... more
  • 9 hours Extinction Rebellion activist climbs Big Ben scaffolding 9news
    A climate protester from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has climbed scaffolding around the base of one of Britain's most famous landmarks, the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.Videos shared on social media showed the protester unfurling banners reading "No pride on a dead planet" and "Citizens' Assembly" once on top of the scaffolding.The man was reportedly wearing a costume and a blond wig resembling Prime Minister Boris Johnson's distinctive hairstyle."Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43, has begun a free solo climb of Big Ben and will ... more
  • 11 hours Hamilton high on ‘positivity’ after grim post 9news |Sport
    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has sent his fans a burst of positive energy after he started the week by saying he felt like "giving up on everything" because the world was in such a mess.The 34-year-old Mercedes driver is on the brink of winning his sixth championship, possibly in Mexico next week, with his team already sure of a sixth successive title double after sealing the constructors' crown."Good morning world," Hamilton told his 13.2 million followers on Instagram on Friday."I just wanted to send a message of positivity to you. I hope your week's ... more
  • 12 hours NRL stars ‘against’ Kiwi’s Bali fight ban 9news |Sport
    New Zealand star Shaun Johnson believes the three-game ban on Nelson Asofa-Solomona is unfair, but backs him to return to the international fold next year.The Kiwis will be without Asofa-Solomona for their three end-of-season Tests after the Melbourne prop was suspended for his wild brawl in Bali last week.There has been some debate over the punishment given Asofa-Solomona was retaliating to an alleged king hit on teammate Suliasi Vunivalu.The towering prop was also issued with a $15,000 suspended fine."Everyone's obviously got their opinion on it. The majority of us are probably against the decision that's ... more
  • 12 hours Plane carrying 42 goes off Alaska runway 9news
    A commuter aeroplane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, to a remote Aleutian Islands fishing community went off the runway and came to a rest just short of the Bering Sea. Two passengers suffered critical injuries and 10 more were receiving medical care, the plane's operator said.The swim team was fine after the incident late Thursday afternoon at the airport in Unalaska, which is home to Dutch Harbour, one of the nation's busiest fishing ports, officials said.Alaska plane crash 1The SAAB-Scania 2000 twin engine turboprop plane operated by Peninsula Airways, or PenAir, ... more
  • 12 hours Man arrested in France over 9/11-style attack threat 9news
    A young man flagged for Islamic radicalism is in French custody on preliminary terrorism charges after threatening a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack, authorities said Friday (local time).Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the man's arrest late last month marked the 60th time that French authorities have thwarted a potential attack since 2013."An individual who was inspired by the September 11, 2001 attack and planes that destroyed the towers of the World Trade Center was detained by our services," Mr Castaner said on France-2 television Thursday night.Mr Castaner said the person was "in the process ... more
  • 13 hours Hong Kong protesters to march ‘illegally’ 9news
    Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners have vowed to stage a major march at the weekend despite police ruling the rally illegal, setting the scene for more potential unrest.Hong Kong has been relatively calm for the past week, with only small, often colourful demonstrations.But Sunday's march will test the strength of the pro-democracy campaign, which has in the past rallied millions onto the streets.Hong Kong masked protests 2In rejecting the protesters' request for a march permit, police said past events had been "hijacked by a group of radical protesters" who set fire to buildings, hurled petrol bombs ... more
  • 15 hours Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoil 9news
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israel's prime minister yesterday to reaffirm the countries' close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the Trump administration intends to cut and run from the Middle East.The meeting came a day after a US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Pompeo reached an agreement with Turkey to halt its week-old offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Turkey invaded after the US moved its troops aside, abandoning the Syrian Kurdish fighters America had partnered with against the Islamic State group. U.S. Secretary of State ... <a target=more
  • 16 hours Boris Johnson bets all on Brexit vote 9news
    Britain's exit from the European Union hangs on a knife-edge as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambles to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament. In one of the most striking flourishes of the three-year Brexit drama, Johnson confounded his opponents on Thursday by clinching a new deal with the EU, even though the bloc had promised it would never reopen a treaty it agreed last year. Yet Johnson, the face of the Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, must on Saturday ratify the deal in the British parliament where he ... more
  • 17 hours Good Odds Harada claims Million Dollar Chase 9news |Sport
    Good Odds Harada has taken out the Million Dollar Chase in a time of 29.34.Veteran trainer Frank Hurst claimed the world's richest greyhound event at Wentworth Park on Friday night.Good Odds Harada made a strong break on the back leg, pulling away from the field with little competition on the home stretch.The win sees Hurst's team claim the highly coveted $1 million dollar top honours.Good Odds Harada claims Million Dollar Chase ... more
  • 17 hours Respected doctor dies in diving accident 9news
    A highly respected WA anaesthetist, who specialises in hyperbaric medicine, is being remembered as an outgoing and amazing woman, after an overseas diving tragedy.Dr Fiona Sharp had just finished a week-long diving tour off the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and was having a final group dive when something went horribly wrong.The 55-year-old's family said she was found 25 metres below the surface, unresponsive and unable to be revived.Dr Fiona Sharp diving 2Dr Sharp was using a rebreather during the scuba dive, but it's not clear what caused her death."Being underwater was her happy place," her ... more
  • 17 hours LIVE: ‘The Fox’ runs riot in over Kiwis 9news |Sport
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  • 19 hours Teen tradie ‘lucky’ to survive after shark takes monster bite out of board 9news
    A young surfer has described feeling like he had been hit by a freight train when a shark took a massive chunk out of his surfboard in waters off Queensland. Riley Brown, 17, had been surfing off Bribie Island with his mates for nearly two hours when the brute struck 5.30pm yesterday. "I was waiting out for a wave, got this big thud…whomped me off the board", the young carpenter told 9News. "It felt like a freight train hit me. It was pretty scary." The close encounter was just as confronting Riley's friends. "I ... more
  • 19 hours Tenants claim landlords ‘ignored’ injury-causing house hazards 9news
    Tenants are fighting back against dodgy homes and their landlords, suing them for hundreds of thousands of dollars, after ending up in hospital in incidents they claim were completely avoidable.Helen Farkas had lived in her Slacks Creek rental home for more than 15 years.The single mother of two says she complained multiple times more recently about the deterioration of her back steps.She claims the real estate failed to act, until the steps gave out one day."As I've stepped onto the top run, it's rotted through, and I've fallen the whole way through and hit concrete," an emotional Helen told A ... more
  • 19 hours Mother of girl abducted from Kmart and sexually assaulted speaks 9news
    The mother of a Brisbane girl snatched from Kmart and sexually assaulted says her child is coping "fairly well" despite the terrible crime committed against her.Sterling Mervyn Free was last week jailed for a maximum of eight years after abducting and sexually assaulting the seven-year-old girl in bushland near the Westfield North Lakes, north of Brisbane.The little girl's mother told 9News today while her daughter seems to be dealing with the horrific experience for now, she has concerns about her child's future.CCTV shows the little girl being lead away by Sterling Free."Having been shielded from ... more
  • 19 hours Business busted selling illegal tobacco 9news
    A Current Affair has uncovered a Geelong business selling black market tobacco while claiming to operate as a hair salon.ACA's cameras recorded at least a dozen customers purchasing goods from the store, believed to be illicit cigarettes and tobacco, within an hour.Illegal tobacco is easily accessible and is sold under the counter at stores around Australia. It is part of the black "chop chop" market that is trading across the country.When approached by A Current Affair an employee at one store in Geelong acknowledged the illegal activity, saying she realised it was illegal.The complex tobacco ... more
  • 19 hours Calendar firies melt hearts with $30k donation 9news
    A charity serving a very special need has been given a big hand by a group of Australia's hottest firefighters.Pets Of The Homeless provides food, vet care and other support to pet owners who are homeless or at risk of it.When Roxeanne was sleeping rough, the charity offered to make sure her assistance dog Onyx stayed healthy."I felt pretty bad in myself not being able to provide a home for my dog, but at least I could provide all the care that was needed," Roxeanne told A Current Affair.Even though they now have a roof over their heads, charity founder ... more
  • 19 hours Home-owner says new building would have him in the dark from 3pm 9news
    Living in darkness from 3pm every day sounds miserable, but for Barrie Titheradge, it could become a reality if a proposal to build a 12-storey apartment block is given the green light.When Mr Titheradge bought his Brisbane property, he hoped to renovate it and turn it into a dream home for his family.But his plans have been put on hold after he found out a 12-storey retirement tower could be built across the road."From 2pm, shade will start to creep across my property," Barrie told A Current Affair."At 3pm, my property will be in total darkness and that is summer ... more
  • 19 hours Jeff Fenech’s daughter’s secret wedding at boxing champ’s bedside 9news
    It's the wedding ceremony that floored a champ.It was widely reported boxing legend Jeff Fenech was set to miss his beloved daughter Jessica's wedding this weekend after he underwent life-saving surgery in Thailand.Doctors feared the flight to Sydney would pose too great a risk of infection following an operation on a blocked heart valve.See the full story on Monday on A Current Affair.But A Current Affair can exclusively reveal that he was still able to see Jessica wed, after she and her fiance flew to Thailand to tie the knot beside his hospital bed.Photos show ... more
  • 20 hours Queensland Police Commissioner deciding future of DV leaker 9news
    A senior police officer who leaked a woman's details to her violent ex-husband is yet to learn whether he will lose his job over the incident.Suspended police officer Neil Glen Punchard received a wholly suspended two-month jail sentence earlier this week after pleading guilty to nine counts of computer hacking.Today, at a press conference for an unrelated matter, Queensland Police Commissioner Katrina Carroll confirmed she is deciding whether further action should be taken against Punchard."It's an unprecedented situation that has occurred in Queensland," Commissioner Carroll said."I completely understand why the public is upset, but I ... more
  • 20 hours Convicted murderer and rapist released from prison 9news
    Convicted murderer Jonathan Bakewell has walked free from prison more than three decades after raping and killing Anne-Marie Culleton in her Darwin flat.Bakewell has been granted parole, despite breaching his parole conditions four times.Twenty-year-old receptionist Ms Culleton was raped and murdered at her home in Fannie Bay back in 1988. Bakewell wrapped her in a sheet and left her body in the shower with hot water running until her mother and sister found her 40-hours later.It was a chilling crime Bakewell later re-enacted to detectives.He was sentenced to life behind bars in 1989 and was ... more
  • 21 hours Brothers found not guilty of killing mum found on ‘urine-soaked towel’ 9news
    Two Sydney brothers accused of gross criminal neglect of their ailing mother who repeatedly refused medical attention have walked free from court after being found not guilty of manslaughter.Phillip Thompson, 43, and David Thompson, 40, pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of their mother, Shirley, who developed infected bedsores after becoming confined to her bed.The 72-year-old died of sepsis in Blacktown Hospital on September 2 in 2017, some 10 days after her admission.Her younger son called an ambulance on August 23 saying his bedridden mother couldn't eat and had a wound on her backside.Paramedics found ... more
  • 22 hours El Chapo’s son involved in police shootout 9news
    The son of infamous drug lord "El Chapo" was arrested briefly by security forces before cartel gang members freed him after a wild gun battle in the streets of a Mexican city.Ovidio Guzman Lopez was one of four men taken into custody when National Guard officers stormed a house in Culiacan city, in the country's west, around 3.30pm local time, CNBC reported.Vehicles on fire during a clash between armed gunmen and Federal police and military soldiers, in the streets of the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico.Mexico's Secretary of Defence ... more
  • 22 hours Veteran racing team withdraw from Supercars 9news |Sport
    Garry Rogers Motorsport will pull out of the Australian Supercars Championship at the conclusion of the current season.The news was confirmed by veteran owner Rogers who announced the move ahead of Friday's Racing Entitlements Contract deadline for 2020. "We won't be renewing our franchises," said Rogers in a video address published by the team.."It's probably been thought about, people have wondered what we're doing, what we weren't doing … I just want everyone to know where we're going.Gary Rogers Motorsport"I went to Supercars and requested an extension of a week or two to perhaps put a ... more
  • 23 hours Bus full of students collides with tractor, one person flown to hospital 9news
    One person is being airlifted to hospital and more than 20 others are being transported by road after a min-bus collided with a tractor near Ballarat.Emergency crews were called to the Sunraysia Highway in Lexton about 1.55pm, after reports that a bus from the Ballarat Specialist School had crashed into a tractor.Police on scene told 9News that there were 23 students and three teachers on board."All the occupants of the bus are going to hospital to be medically checked," the police spokesperson said, adding "the investigation into the crash continues."One patient has been airlifted to ... more
  • 23 hours The ‘dramatic’ fallout over NBA’s $4B tweet 9news |Sport
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league's business relationship with China remains fractured after the Daryl Morey controversy, but it won't stop it from supporting "American values" when doing business with other countries.Speaking at the Time 100 Health Summit in New York on Thursday, Silver said the NBA refused China's demands to fire Morey after the Houston Rockets general manager sent out a since-deleted tweet supporting anti-Chinese government protesters in Hong Kong."We said there's no chance that's happening. There's no chance we'll even discipline him," Silver said."These American values - we are an American business - travel with us wherever ... more
  • 23 hours One man dead, another fighting for life after separate snorkelling incidents 9news
    One man is dead and another is in a critical condition after getting into distress while snorkelling off the coast of Queensland in two separate incidents today.A man was snorkelling with his family on Moreton Island off the coast of Brisbane at 10.15am today when he ran into trouble.The man was at the popular Tangalooma diving wrecks near Middle Road.He was pulled from the water and holidaymakers and island staff spent more than 30 minutes trying to resuscitate him.A rescue helicopter with a specialist critical care paramedic on board landed ... more
  • 23 hours Suspect arrested due to lost SD card confesses to another killing 9news
    A grand jury in Alaska has returned an additional murder indictment against a man already charged with the murder and sexual assault of another woman.Brian Steven Smith, 48, had already been indicted in the death of Kathleen J. Henry, 30, whose assault was captured on a memory card that contained videos and photos of Smith allegedly killing her, authorities said.While interviewing Smith about Henry, he admitted to police that he had shot another woman and told police where to find her body, according to court documents filed Thursday.Brian Steven Smith confessed to the murder of another woman. more
  • 24 hours Storm giant cops suspension over Bali brawl 9news |Sport
    The NRL has handed Melbourne Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona a three match ban for his role in an off-season brawl in Bali.Last Sunday, Asofa-Solomona, who stands 200cm tall and weighs 115kg, was seen in a viral video outside the popular La Favela nightclub in Seminyak, throwing haymakers amid a huge brawl.The suspension will see the NRL star miss three upcoming test matches he was due to represent New Zealand in - one against Australia in Wollongong next Friday, as well as two Tests against Great Britain during the Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.He has also been ... more
  • 1 day Qatar attempts to beat the heat to prepare for the World Cup 9news
    Qatar is so hot that authorities have installed air conditioning along streets and in stadiums to cope with soaring summer temperatures.Giant coolers have been installed along pavements and in outdoor shopping malls so a cool breeze allows daily life to continue.Air-conditioning has also been installed in the football stadiums to prepare for the 2022 World Cup, which has already been pushed back due to extreme weather conditions.Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani speaks during the 2019 Climate Action Summit.Fears that visiting football fans might struggle in the heat or in extreme circumstances, die, ... more
  • 1 day Man who threatened to blow up Melbourne plane appeals sentence 9news
    For nearly two hours passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka thought they were going to die because Manodh Marks was threatening to destroy the plane.He had devices with flashing blue lights in each hand as he stood outside the cockpit of the Airbus with 222 people on board and threatened to "blow the f***ing plane up".The then 25-year-old was jailed last year for up to 12 years and will have to serve at least nine before he's deported back to his home city of Colombo after pleading guilty to attempting to take or exercise control ... more
  • 1 day Legend backs radical T20 selection shake-up 9news |Sport
    Captain Aaron Finch has foreshadowed the exclusion of Big Bash stars D'Arcy Short and Chris Lynn from Australia's squad for next year's T20 World Cup, with the top order batting positions almost set in stone.And it's a selection philosophy that has the backing of former skipper Mark Taylor, who's applauded the move to select those with experience in the key middle order roles.With Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell all but certain to occupy the top four spots, Australia's white-ball skipper has made it clear they'll be selecting batsmen used to performing in the middle-order in the key ... more
  • 1 day ‘Tumbleweeds’: TJ’s spicy Everest claim 9news |Sport
    Dear Sydney,It's Melbourne here.How's things?Racing NSW to beam Everest race on Harbour Bridge Actually, I know how things are up there because you're constantly telling me how wonderful everything is north of the Murray.The weather, the people, the lifestyle ... and now, apparently, you've added spring racing to your 'how good are we' list.The verbal baiting which has been coming our way over the past couple of weeks has almost gone unnoticed as we roll out the welcome mat to those from interstate and around the world who are keen to experience everything our spring racing ... more
  • 1 day How NBA star galvanised NBL’s expansion team 9news |Sport
    Expansion teams, Australian sport has had a few. But the NBL's newest team, the South East Melbourne Phoenix, are determined not to become another headstone in the graveyard of failed expansion franchises.And one of the big reasons they appear likely to succeed rather than fold is their star player, Mitch Creek.Fresh from a stint late in the NBA season with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves, Creek is the glue that has galvanised the Phoenix as they embark on their inaugural NBL season."He's the key," American teammate Tai Wesley said of Creek."Mitch does a lot for our team in terms ... more
  • 1 day ACCC report reveals how save on petrol 9news
    A recent report has found shopping at independent petrol chains could save motorists hundreds of dollars per year.The ACCC report revealed Coles Express was the highest priced retailer in the majority of the capital cities last year, and motorists could have saved up to $350 each, or $275 million collectively – if they had chosen independent retailers.The independent chains with the lowest average prices in 2018 were United in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart, Speedway in Sydney, Liberty in Adelaide, Vibe in Perth and FuelXpress in Darwin.Coles Express has been identified as the highest-priced petrol retailer in ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Family’s horror as blood, fat and bones fill their basement 9news
    A family in the US was forced to evacuate their home after they discovered their basement had filled with blood.Iowa homeowner Nick Lestina first noticed the red liquid seeping through his sump pit – a device used to remove water.Two weeks later, they saw it was still spilling into the basement and had covered the entire floor surface with a pool of fat, blood, and bones from slaughtered animals.The gory scene in Nick Lestina's home.Authorities said the incident was caused by a blocked drain shared between the family's house and the neighbouring ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Jury unable to reach verdict over man accused of setting fire to wife 9news
    A Sydney rail worker accused of murdering his wife by setting her on fire six years ago will face a retrial after a jury could not reach a unanimous or majority verdict.Kulwinder Singh, 41, had pleaded not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to murdering Parwinder Kaur, 32, in December 2013 at their Rouse Hill home, contending she had set herself on fire.After a two-month trial before Justice Natalie Adams and four days of deliberations, the jury foreperson on Friday said they were unable to reach a 12-0 or 11-1 decision.She discharged the jury before ... more
  • 1 day Prison guard facing fresh charges 9news
    A NSW prison guard is facing almost 40 counts of sexual abuse of female jail inmates.Wayne Astill, 63, is accused of sexually abusing six female inmates at the Dillwynia Correctional Centre in Windsor on numerous occasions between 2016 and 2018.He was originally charged in February with 18 counts of sexual assault and other offences, allegedly committed against two female inmates between 2016 and 2017.Wayne AstillThe 19 charges made at Penrith local Court today include aggravated sexual assault victim under authority of offender (x8), aggravated indecent assault (x14), aggravated incite act of indecency (x4), misconduct in ... more
  • 1 day British artist Banksy opens new online store – with a catch 9news
    British artist Banksy has opened his own online store, with a stab-proof vest worn by rapper Stormzy at Glastonbury among the items for sale.Stormzy's vest, spray painted with Union Jack, is listed for £850 (A$1600).A description of the vest reads "as worn by Stormzy at Glastonbury festival (because it's very dangerous there)".The store, Gross Domestic Product, sells items made from recycled materials, which range from clocks to couch cushions.Many of the items on sale were displayed in a temporary installation which opened in Croydon, South London, earlier this month.They include the "Met ball", a "home entertainment lighting ... more
  • 1 day ‘Evil’ man jailed over ‘horrific’ crime against mother and child 9news
    An "evil" New Zealand man has been given a life sentence over the brutal murder of a Wellington woman and the violent sexual assault of her daughter.Joseph Borton, 31, pleaded guilty to murder, wounding and sexual assault charges over the April attack.But despite the guilty plea, the sentencing judge said experts believed the first-time offender had not admitted the full extent of his actions.Joseph Borton was sentenced to life in prison with non-parole of 19 years over the murder of a Wellington woman and violent sexual assault of her daughter.The crime, committed in an affluent ... more
  • 1 day The ‘mental scars’ that nearly ruined Paine 9news |Sport
    Australian Test captain Tim Paine has revealed the mental anguish he suffered from the broken finger that nearly ended his career.Paine's right index finger was shattered by fast bowler Dirk Nannes in 2010, with the wicketkeeper undergoing seven rounds of surgery. The finger is still home to eight pins, a metal plate and piece of hip bone, and occasionally causes discomfort during a match.A two-year absence from the Tasmanian side was a major career setback, but now Paine has spoken of the mental demons that were just as hard to overcome as the physical problems.Criticised for his lack of runs ... more
  • 1 day Ukraine aid held up for political probe, admits Trump’s chief-of-staff 9news
    The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kiev investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.The admission from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut the president's position that there was no quid pro quo during Trump's phone call with the Ukraine president that sparked the House investigation.The sudden turn of events had immediate fallout. Trump's lawyer distanced the president from Mulvaney's account. The Justice Department said the explanation ... more
  • 1 day Arrest over alleged $170,000 diamond fraud 16 years ago 9news
    A NSW man has been arrested over an alleged diamond fraud worth over $170,000 and dating back more than 16 years.Police launched an investigation in 2002, after multiple complaints about diamonds being supplied to a man in the trade who allegedly didn't pay for, or return them.The 52-year-old allegedly moved oversees and 21 warrants were issued for his arrest.Acting on new information, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command last night arrested him at Wentworth Point.He was taken to Auburn Police Station and charged with the 21 outstanding warrants.The man has been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court ... more
  • 1 day ‘Nuclear attack proof’ warplane grounded by a bird 9news
    A 'doomsday' US warplane built to withstand a nuclear attack met its match when a bird strike forced it to land.The US Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft – designed to be an airborne command centre in the event of nuclear conflict – was flying on an exercise when one of its four jet engines was struck by the unidentified bird, reports Navy Times.The incident earlier this month was declared a "Class A mishap" by officials, meaning it could cause more than USD$2 million (AUD$2.9 million) of damage as well as death or permanent injury.The plane was taking part in a 'touch-and-go' ... more
  • 1 day Duo jailed over $17m insurance racket funding lavish lifestyle 9news
    A Victorian couple who set up a law firm to falsely charge an insurance company $17.4 million in fake legal fees has been locked up for their crimes.Josie and Alvaro Gonzalez sent more than 428 false invoices to the insurance company she worked for between March 2011 and June 2013 claiming payment for legal fees, including supposed payments for several barristers.County Court Judge Paul Lacava said their firm Jaag Lawyers existed in name only for the sole purpose of defrauding Dual Australia in a "more and more audacious" plot.Ms Gonzalez was the mastermind and main ... more
  • 1 day Stolen pants among bizarre list of excuses for tax return mishaps 9news
    As the 2019 tax return deadline rapidly approaches, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released a list of the most ridiculous excuses given for incomplete or incorrect filings.Taxpayers need to have their return lodged with the ATO by October 31.Failing that, they will need to engage a tax agent by that date.Today the ATO released a list of actual excuses for not doing a tax return correctly.The 2019 tax return deadline is fast approaching.One taxpayer claimed somebody broke into their car and stole their uniform pants.The stolen pants purportedly contained a vital receipt, and as ... more
  • 1 day South Park takes down LeBron over China stance 9news |Sport
    LeBron James is the latest real-life celebrity to be taken down by South Park, with the superstar trolled for his take on the explosive fallout between the NBA and China over a tweet by Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey.Countless millions of dollars are being wiped off the value of the NBA after Morey tweeted supporting anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong Kong.While the game as a whole is suffering financially, James is the player with the biggest personal fortune at stake.James says Rockets GM was 'uneducated' on ChinaWith that context in mind, cynics have ... more
  • 1 day ‘He didn’t do it, he wasn’t there’ 9news
    An elite Australian athlete, who spent 13 years in prison for murder, claims he should never have been convicted because the jury was told it had to ignore a crucial admission: his childhood friend believes he was responsible.In an exclusive 60 Minutes interview, Khalid Baker maintains he was wrongfully jailed for killing Melbourne man, Albert Snowball."When you know you're innocent, you will fight to the day you die," Baker told reporter Allison Langdon."I served 13 years for something I didn't do (and) I want to clear my name."As a teenager, Baker was on his way ... more
  • 1 day ‘One day this photo will be as iconic as a Norman Rockwell’ 9news
    After Democrat leaders walked out of a meeting with Donald Trump yesterday, the US President posted a photo on Twitter.It showed Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing at a table surrounded by more than a dozen men, pointing her finger and addressing the president."Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown!" the president captioned the photo.Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump speak to each other in a meeting at the White House.Ms Pelosi liked the picture so much that within an hour, she had made it her Twitter banner image.Mr Trump in the photo is seen leaning back from the ... more
  • 1 day ‘Someone is going to die’: Jones’ Wallabies warning 9news |Sport
    Eddie Jones has questioned the selection of Wallabies rookie Jordan Petaia along with Australia's ball-in-hand approach, claiming Rugby World Cups are won by pragmatic teams.The colourful former Wallabies coach evoked images of ancient Japanese Warriors when he put this weekend's clash into context, the first of four mouth-watering quarter-finals."You see those hills at the back of us? That's where all the samurais lived. Every time the samurais fought, one lived and one died," Jones said."It will be the same on Saturday; someone is going to live and someone is going to die."That's the excitement of the tournament. You get the ... more
  • 1 day Dutton refuses to rescue Australian women and children trapped in Syria 9news
    Peter Dutton has ruled out extracting 66 Australian women and children trapped in the al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria, saying he won't put defence personnel at risk to help them.The home affairs minister said it was too dangerous to send Australian troops or diplomats into the war-torn nation, despite a ceasefire between the warring parties."The advice is consistent to us, and that is that there's not an opportunity, given the danger there at the moment," he told reporters in Canberra on Friday.Al Hawl camp, Syria, where around 72,000 people are now residing in Al Hawl camp. Of ... <a target=more
  • 1 day McLaughlin slams ‘bulls—‘ death threats 9news |Sport
    Bathurst champion Scott McLaughlin has revealed teammate Fabian Coulthard has been the subject of death threats following the safety car controversy that's cast a shadow over the race.The sport's governing body is investigating the lap 135 incident, which saw third-placed Coulthard slow to a crawl when the safety car was deployed, while McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup were able to open up a large enough gap that they could pit without losing track position.Coulthard had to serve a drive-through penalty during the race, however stewards are now investigating whether or not the team breached the rule prohibiting team orders. In the ... more
  • 1 day The move that has Day back atop leaderboard 9news |Sport
    Jason Day has improved his Presidents Cup hopes, shooting a six-under-par 66 to sit two strokes off the lead after the opening round of the CJ Cup in South Korea.In the first event of a three-tournament PGA Tour swing through Asia, Byeong-Hun An was the first-round leader on Thursday with a 64 at the Nine Bridges course.Joaquin Niemann of Chile is a shot behind with Day alone in third place after sinking six birdies.Fellow Australian Cameron Smith is well placed, just one stroke adrift, in a five-way tie for fourth after a first-round 67.Marc Leishman and Matt Jones both carded ... more
  • 1 day Kiwis mock Irish rugby ahead of World Cup clash 9news |Sport
    New Zealand's national airline has poked fun at Irish fans with a mock pre-match 'safety tips' video ahead of the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Ireland.The video, which mimics an Air New Zealand pre-flight safety briefing and was released on the airline's Twitter feed, advises fans of Joe Schmidt's team, who have won two of their last three matches against the All Blacks, that they can expect "some upcoming turbulence" at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.They are then told to fasten their seatbelts ahead of the All Blacks' pre-match haka, or traditional challenge, "so they don't flee too early", ... more
  • 1 day Racehorse breeders demand action after ‘appalling’ report 9news |Sport
    More must be done to ensure thoroughbred racehorses are tracked and accounted for after their careers, a peak body says.Thoroughbred Breeders Australia says those governing the industry must act along with participants to reinforce the post-racing programs which include rehoming retired horses.On the eve of the showcase Caulfield Cup in Melbourne and The Everest in Sydney, the ABC's 7.30 program says the numbers of horses being slaughtered are much higher than stated and has shown vision of horses being killed at an abattoir in Queensland."I am appalled by the vision broadcast," TBA chief executive Tom Reilly said."All horses, whether thoroughbreds ... more
  • 1 day Pauline Hanson breaks down on Alan Jones’ show 9news
    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has broken down in tears on radio host Alan Jones' morning show following a discussion about the plight of dairy farmers.Senator Hanson was talking about her fight to introduce a code of conduct so dairy farmers can be guaranteed a sustainable farmgate price for their milk.Senator Hanson has drawn the support of Labor and various crossbench senators, but was still opposed by the Coalition and independent Cory Bernardi.Pauline Hanson broke down speaking about farmers while on 2GB.Speaking about the plight of dairy farmers, Senator Hanson then broke down."Give me an ... more
  • 1 day Shocking study reveals 13 boxer deaths a year 9news |Sport
    It's a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it's estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year. The 27-year-old American boxer Patrick Day, who died four days after suffering head injuries in a fight with his compatriot, Charles Conwell, is the sport's latest fatality. Day is boxing's fourth recorded death in 2019 that has come as a direct consequence of injuries sustained in the ring. In September, 21-year-old ... more
  • 1 day Former Nazi guard, 93, to stand trial over concentration camp deaths 9news
     A 93-year-old former guard at a Nazi concentration camp will go on trial in Germany on the charge of being an accessory to thousands of murders.The man, known as "Bruno D," will face a Hamburg court over the deaths of 5,230 people after he joined the SS as a guard between August 1944 and April 1945.According to the indictment, the defendant knowingly supported the "insidious and cruel killing" at Stutthof concentration camp, in what is now modern-day Poland.The 93-year-old former SS guard was only 17 or 18 years old at the time of the crime.more
  • 1 day Wallaby brutally sledges ‘terrible, weird’ England stars 9news |Sport
    When he wasn't cracking jokes about opposition England players, Matt To'omua could provide an insight into how they might attack the Wallabies in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.Former Leicester star To'omua shapes as an important figure for Australia heading into Saturday's match at Oita even though he has been unable to crack the starting XV.The versatile back returns to the reserves bench role, where he made an impact in the opening pool games against Fiji and Wales.Having spent the last three seasons playing in the English Championship, To'omua is well placed to assess the attributes of opponents he knows well.With ... more
  • 1 day How World Cup 9s can change rugby league 9news |Sport
    Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has urged organisers to be patient with the Nines to ensure the World Cup concept is given time to grow on the international calendar.The inaugural global Nines tournament will kick off on Friday night at Bankwest Stadium, with Australia's men opening the tournament against New Zealand.More than 70 NRL players will feature across the weekend but, at this stage, a crowd of around 12,000 is expected for Friday night's fixtures and 17,000 on Saturday.But regardless, Meninga joined England coach Wayne Bennett in calling for the International Rugby League to ensure the format wasn't cut in and ... more
  • 1 day Two people wanted after missile crashes into home 9news
    The missile crashed through a Carrum Downs home.Police have released images of a man and a woman they wish to speak to about a projectile that ripped through a home in south-east Melbourne almost two months ago.Detectives say an explosive device rocketed into the sky and struck a home 150m away after being lit at a park on Hillview Drive in Carrum Downs about 5pm on August 28.The missile caused extensive damage to the roof and also damaged the interior. Two people were home at the time but were uninjured.Two ... more
  • 1 day Trump awards G7 summit to own golf resort 9news
    The White House said it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort near Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit.The announcement to hold the event at Trump National Doral comes at the same time the president has accused Joe Biden's family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden's business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice president.The G-7 summit will be held June 10 to 12. The idea of holding the event at Trump's resort has been criticized by government ethics watchdogs.The Trump Doral Golf ResortTrump has touted ... more
  • 1 day Second arrest in Dutch farm mystery 9news
    Dutch police have arrested a second suspect in the case of a group of people found this week living on a farm, where they had possibly been held against their will for some nine years.Police said they had detained a 67-year-old man who was among six people found at the farm in the rural eastern Netherlands.Earlier, an investigating judge ordered another suspect, a 58-year-old man who rented the farm, detained for a further 14 days on suspicion of involvement in "deprivation of liberty and harming the health of others." The second suspect was held over the same allegations.more
  • 1 day Australian man shot dead in Texas 9news
    An Australian man has been shot dead during a home invasion in Texas.Brenton Estorffe, 29, was killed after he confronted two people who broke through a window at the rear of his Halloween-decorated home around midnight on Wednesday.He is the third Australian to be fatally shot in the US in two years.Estorffe was fatally shot as his American wife Angeleanna and two young children Asher and Eliana slept upstairs in their Fort Bend County home near Houston.Neighbours ran to the home after hearing gunshots.Estorffe grew up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and travelled to ... more
  • 1 day Hundreds of Aussie racehorses ‘sent to slaughterhouses in clear breach’ 9news
    A two-year ABC investigation has revealed allegations hundreds of Australian racehorses are being sent to the slaughterhouse.The ABC says Racing Australia's official data claims around 34 horses every year end up at slaughterhouses - a figure amounting to less than one per cent of retiring racehorses.However, the national broadcaster says a two-year investigation, culminating in a report that aired on yesterday's edition of 7.30, shows the number is much higher.Elio Celotto from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses told the ABC that about 4000 racehorses had been killed in one abattoir alone.Animal welfare and ... more
  • 1 day What happens now UK and EU have reached Brexit deal? 9news
    The government of the United Kingdom has agreed on a "great new deal" with the European Union in a breakthrough that may see Brexit finally delivered by the end of the month.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the deal "takes back control" and allows his government to focus on the nation's other political priorities after more than three torturous years dominated by the result of the Brexit referendum."It's a reasonable, fair outcome and reflects the larger amount of work that's been undertaken by both sides," the Prime Minister said in a joint address with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.more
  • 1 day US Vice-President in Turkey for ceasefire talks after Syria attacks 9news
    US Vice President Mike Pence is meeting President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on a mission to persuade him to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, but Turkish officials said the action would continue regardless.The assault has created a new humanitarian crisis in Syria with 200,000 civilians taking flight, a security alert over thousands of Islamic State fighters abandoned in Kurdish jails, and a political maelstrom for President Donald Trump.Trump has been accused of abandoning Kurdish-led fighters, Washington's main partners in the battle to dismantle Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria, by withdrawing troops from the border as ... more
  • 1 day Is Wallabies teen sensation Australian rugby’s saviour? 9news |Sport
    Jordan Petaia's teammates have no doubt they're witnessing the birth of a Wallabies great at this Rugby World Cup.The question is whether it's too much to ask a 19-year-old to swiftly rectify some shonky Australian back-line work at the tournament and do it in the pressure-cooker of a quarter-final against England.Michael Cheika's 11th hour solution to his team's lack of cohesive attack out wide in Japan was to bypass proven performers such as the demoted James O'Connor, Tevita Kuridrani, Dane Haylett-Petty and Adam Ashley-Cooper, and go all-in on Petaia in his favoured position of outside centre.It's a move that could ... more
  • 1 day Tourists race to beat Uluru climb ban 9news
    The air is hot and full of flies, it's the desert and the nearest decent town is a five-hour drive away but there are thousands of tourists here.The drawcard is the big, red sandstone rock Uluru that abruptly rises 348 metres.A controversial ban on climbing it in line with Indigenous traditional owners' wishes takes effect on October 26.Some domestic tourists could have gone to Europe for what they paid to come from far flung parts of Australia to spend just a weekend at Uluru, with all hotels at close to 100 per cent full.Climbing Uluru will be ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Trial begins for Australian tradie accused of bizarre Bali rampage 9news
    The Adelaide tradesman accused of a bizarre and violent rampage in Bali has told a Denpasar court he doesn't remember the night because he was drunk.Nicholas Carr has faced the first day of a trial after video went viral showing him allegedly fly-kicking a moving scooter driver on a busy Kuta road in August.The 26-year-old is facing up to two years and eight months behind bars on an assault charge but lawyers are hoping for a reduced sentence after Carr compensated his victims in so-called "peace agreements".Nicholas Carr has faced the first day of a trial in ... <a target=more
  • 2 days New Brexit deal reached between UK and EU 9news
    A new Brexit deal has been reached between the UK Government and the European Union.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Twitter the breakthrough of "a great new deal that takes back control"."Now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl." European Commission said negotiators had reached "a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK".EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has recommended in a letter that the 27 EU nations should endorse the deal during their summit later ... more
  • 2 days ‘Alicia’ wants to speak out about her horror ordeal – but can’t 9news
    Two women have revealed their pain at being gagged from speaking out about their horrific sexual assault ordeals, amid a campaign to change the law.Alicia (name changed for legal reasons) wanted to show her face as she spoke to A Current Affair, but under current Tasmanian law, as a victim of sexual assault, she can't be identified.For 32 years, the now-51-year-old has been gagged from speaking under her true identity.In February 1986, Alicia and her fiance Dean Allie were attacked in their home.Jamie John Curtis and a teenage accomplice gang-raped Alicia repeatedly while Dean was tied up and bashed in ... more
  • 2 days New apps help you split the bill – but questions linger over security 9news
    Awkward IOUs could become a thing of the past with a range of new apps, but experts have questioned whether people are ready to trust yet more of their spending to online services.PayK is one of several new group payment apps allowing you to move funds easily between friends and family.The app's head of marketing, Yarn Ulland, said it was suited to situations such as group gifts, party planning or even a social sporting team."Every group is fully transparent, so you can see which members have paid and which ones haven't, so this has a really good social proof effect," ... more
  • 2 days Bitter end to tradie and mum’s search for stolen ute 9news
    A single dad and his mum turned detective to track down his vanished ute - only to come to a heartbreaking ending.Steven and his mum Denise have spent the past four weeks trying to get his beloved ute back after it disappeared from the driveway of his home.The Ford Falcon ute is worth around $20,000 and is glazier Steven's only transport to carry out his work.Without his car and his tools, he's been forced to work night shifts at fitting shops to make ends meet."That was my life, that was my livelihood," Steven told A Current Affair.more
  • 2 days Extinction Rebellion protesters pulled from top of London Tube 9news
    Angry commuters have dragged two protesters from the top of a London Tube carriage amid a widespread planned disruption by Extinction Rebellion activists.British police confirmed demonstrations had disrupted several city stations including Canning Town, Stratford and Shadwell on Thursday morning (Wednesday evening AEST), The Evening Standard reports. In a video uploaded to Twitter two protesters can be seen standing on the roof of a carriage on the Jubilee Line at Canning Town with a large banner that reads: "Business as usual = death."Extinction Rebellion Tube protests cause widespread disruption Below the pair a swelling group of ... more
  • 2 days The grey nomads helping drought-stricken farmers at breaking point 9news
    The first thing that hits you as you stand on Karen Huskisson's drought-ravaged property in the Western Downs is the colour - or lack of it.I'm sure an artist would find beauty in the subtle shades of beige, tan and taupe but for those who stare at it day after day, year after year, it's a picture of despair.Karen runs 3200 merino and poll merino sheep on Wattle Downs, west of Tara. What once was lush with grass and a running creek, is now a dustbowl. It hasn't had a decent season since 2013. In the past two years they've ... more
  • 2 days Hamilton’s concerning social media post 9news |Sport
    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote he feels like "giving up on everything" in a series of emotional messages on his social media account Tuesday. The Mercedes driver, who leads this season's title race as he chases a sixth world crown, labeled the world "a mess" before encouraging people to go vegan in his Instagram story, which is no longer available to view. "Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don't seem to care," he wrote to his 13.1 million followers. "I'm going to ... more
  • 2 days Toby Greene’s dad in court over police assault 9news
    The estranged father of AFL star Toby Greene has appeared briefly in a Melbourne court accused of headbutting a policewoman at the 2019 Grand Final.Michael Greene, 60, has been charged with intentionally causing injury, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.Greene's lawyer was given more time to prepare his defence and an opportunity to send a message on behalf of his client.If he is found guilty of headbutting the policewoman Green faces a mandatory 6-month prison term under new laws strengthening penalties against anyone who assaults emergency service workers.The 60-year-old is also accused of stealing almost $400 ... more
  • 2 days Jones ‘playing poker’ with England line-up 9news |Sport
    Eddie Jones says his axing of playmaker George Ford was a defensive ploy made to counter the expected run-and-gun methods of the Wallabies in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.Captain Owen Farrell's has moved to five-eighth for Saturday's match in Oita, with Manu Tuilagi also shifting in a spot to inside centre in a significant change to England's set-up.While the versatile Farrell has worn No.10 often, including through this year's Six Nations campaign, Ford's place seemed cemented after starting the three biggest World Cup lead-in Tests as well as all three pool games.The change allows Jones to introduce the dangerous Henry ... more
  • 2 days WBBL 2019/20 Ultimate Guide 9news |Sport
    The fifth season of the Women's Big Bash League gets underway Friday night.There's added motivation for the nation's female cricketers as the competition will give selectors a chance to evaluate form ahead of the 2020 Women's World Cup.The Brisbane Heat will be doing all they can to go back-to-back but the Sydney Sixers will be lurking with their roster full of stars.HOW TO WATCHA total of 23 matches will be broadcast on Fox Sports.PREVIOUS WINNERS2015/16: Sydney Thunder2016/17: Sydney Sixers2017/18: Sydney Sixers2018/19: Brisbane HeatHOW THE WOMEN'S BIG BASH LEAGUE SIDES STACK UPADELAIDE STRIKERSBIG NAMES: Have the ... more
  • 2 days Jones ‘proud’ of Cheika ahead of RWC blockbuster 9news |Sport
    England coach Eddie Jones has offered an unexpected olive branch to Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika, believing the death of a man who mentored them both would forge a bond this weekend.Jones turned the narrative on its head on Thursday, describing Cheika as a "good old mate" two days out from their Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita.Since taking charge of England in 2016, Jones hasn't held back engaging in sometimes-cutting verbal jousts with his former Randwick clubmate.Cheika hasn't been as forthcoming in response, possibly because his team are on a six-Test losing streak against the English under Jones.more
  • 2 days How Carlton benefits from trade blockade 9news |Sport
    Carlton remain confident they will recruit Gold Coast utility Jack Martin after the two clubs were unable to agree on an AFL trade.The Blues now could recruit him for nothing through the national or pre-season drafts."We made a really fair offer to Gold Coast for Jack," said Blues list manager Michael Agresta said on Thursday."Jack is committed to coming to Carlton and we'll explore our options through the national and pre-season drafts."Carlton are seen as significant losers out of the trade period, with the Tom Papley deal also scuppered because the Swans could not prise Joe Daniher from Essendon.more
  • 2 days Man pulled from car seconds before it is hit by train 9news
    A Utah state trooper has pulled an unconscious driver from his car after it got stuck on train tracks, seconds before a train barrelled through.Trooper Ruben Correa, who has been with the Utah Highway Patrol for two years, was responding to a routine traffic stop when he got a call from dispatch about a car on train tracks not far from him, according to Sergeant Nick Street, the spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol. It took 35 seconds from when Mr Correa got out of his patrol car to when the train hit.The driver of ... more
  • 2 days Rugby League World Cup 9’s Ultimate Guide 9news |Sport
    The rugby league World Nines tournament will descend on Sydney as 12 nations compete for the inaugural Downer Rugby League World Cup in two days of frenetic, fast paced nine-a-side football.Before the end of season international Tests kick off later this month, Sydney will play host to the spectacle capping off a stellar 2019 NRL season.The Cook Islands, United States, France, Papua New Guinea and Wales are among 12 teams that will feature at Bankwest Stadium against the code's traditional powerhouses.While both Lebanon and Tonga will field outfits at the 12-team event despite ongoing tension between the nation's respective boards ... more
  • 2 days Shock second team contacted by Wines’ camp 9news |Sport
    Essendon has also been revealed as a team that was reportedly contacted by Ollie Wines' camp during the AFL Trade Period.According to a Herald Sun report, the Bombers, along with the Blues were among the teams contacted with regards to the Port Adelaide co-captain.Following the completion of the Trade Period, Carlton list manager Stephen Silvagni confirmed discussions surrounding the 25-year-old, but downplayed the severity of them."Ollie's name came up, but he was never put on the table. It was something, I think, that was blown out of proportion a little bit," he told SEN."If he did become available in the ... more
  • 2 days Hong Kong probe urged after hammer attack on pro-democracy leader 9news
    Human rights advocates have urged Hong Kong authorities to urgently investigate a bloody attack on the leader of one of the biggest pro-democracy groups in the Chinese-ruled city, ahead of a march planned for the weekend.It was the second such attack on Jimmy Sham, head of the Civil Human Rights Front, since protests escalated in the Asian financial hub in mid-June, and which, photographs on social media showed, left him in a pool of blood on the street.Warning: The images below contain graphic content"The authorities must promptly conduct an investigation into this horrifying attack...send ... more
  • 2 days Mum jailed over 200km/h police pursuit with child, 3, in back 9news
    A mother on the New South Wales South Coast has been sentenced to 18 months jail over a high-speed police pursuit while her three-year-old child was in the car with her.Margarita Tomovska was charged after the chase which saw her reach speeds of more than 200km/h in her $230,000 Mercedes near Wollongong.Mercedes mum posts to social media while in court on pursuit chargesDubbed the "Mercedes Mum", police said the 28-year-old sped off after being pulled over on the Princes Highway last November.Despite previously pleading not guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop for police, ... more
  • 2 days Big chain petrol more expensive than independent outlets 9news
    Independent petrol sellers offered consistently lower fuel prices than their bigger rivals in 2018, the competition watchdog has found.Data collected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission shows motorists could have saved up to $350 each - or $275 million collectively - last year if they had shirked the big brands and chosen independent retailers instead."Independent chains were the lowest priced retailers in all eight (capital) cities, while Coles Express was the highest priced retailer in almost all cities," ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.The ACCC report pits retailers head to head in three separate categories, ... more
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