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  • 4 hours Iran seizes British oil tanker amid escalating tensions 9news
    Iran claims it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in confrontations in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West.The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard,, said the tanker "Impero Stena" was seized Friday (local time) for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and was taken to an Iranian port. The report did not say what port.The operator of the Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a ... more
  • 6 hours Rain halts Aussie charge after Perry century 9news |Sport
    England have posed little threat to Australia, but rain has halted them with no play after lunch on day two of the women's Ashes Test in Taunton, after Ellyse Perry completed her second Test hundred in the first session.With intermittent rain subsiding it was hoped that play would resume after tea, but the covers remained on the middle and play was officially abandoned at 5:25pm local time.The tourists were at 5-341 with Beth Mooney (7) and Jess Jonassen (4) at the crease.Ellyse PerryEarlier, Perry had played a chanceless innings before clipping a full toss from ... more
  • 6 hours Aussie surges into Open contention 9news |Sport
    Australian golfer Cameron Smith has lived up to his promise and roared into British Open contention at Royal Portrush.Smith vowed to find another gear after his first-round 70 and did just that with a spectacular seven-hole stretch either side of the turn on Friday.Birdies on the seventh, eighth, 10th 12th and 13th holes sent the 25-year-old rocketing up the leaderboard into a share of fifth place at six under for the championship.Smith's scorching five-under-par 66, ignited by a birdie on the opening hole, left him two strokes behind American clubhouse leader JB Holmes.Duval has 14 on horror ... <a target=more
  • 7 hours Instagram model sentenced after making thousands in ticket scam 9news
    A Perth teen Instagram model has been sentenced after defrauding 20 people out of thousands of dollars.Over the past year, Hannah Valentine sold invalid tickets to Perth social events on Facebook or Gumtree.She also took money for tickets but never sent them to those who purchased them, collecting more than $9000 through her scheme.Valentine’s lawyer told the judge she lost friends, her boyfriend and her job as a beauty therapist.However, the judge told the 19-year-old they were serious offences and she needed to be punished.She ... more
  • 9 hours Moon landing anniversary: How ‘one giant leap for mankind’ unfolded 9news
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  • 9 hours Rookies spur Penrith to seventh straight win 9news |Sport
    A first-half double from rookie Brian To'o has inspired Penrith to a 40-18 rout of St George Illawarra and extend their NRL winning streak to seven.A week after producing an acrobatic brace over Gold Coast, To'o again lit up Panthers Stadium with another double on Friday night.Centre Brent Naden also nabbed a pair in a contest that was separated by just four points at halftime and seemingly headed for a dogfight.But the home side turned on the afterburners with a four-try, 16-minute blitz in the second half to leave the Dragons' campaign in tatters.Kikau sin bin 'disgrace'more
  • 9 hours How ruthless Dons exposed Crows’ biggest flaw 9news |Sport
    Essendon may have laid out the blueprint on how to defeat the Adelaide Crows after ruthlessly exposing the Crows' biggest flaw in its thrilling comeback win.After falling behind by 30 points halfway through the second term, the Bombers outran Don Pyke's men with a remarkably efficient counter-attacking game style off its halfback line.Led by the speedy Connor McKenna and Adam Saad, the Bombers constantly hit the Crows on the counter, kicking 13 of its 15 goals from its own defensive 50.Speaking on Fox Footy, Brisbane Lions great Jonathan Brown put the blowtorch on the Crows' forwards for not applying enough ... more
  • 9 hours ‘That’s a disgrace’: Gus fires up at Kikau sin bin 9news |Sport
    Phil Gould has labelled the decision of referee Grant Atkins to send Viliame Kikau to the sin bin as a 'disgrace'.The Penrith back rower was handed 10 minutes on the sidelines for a late hit on Dragons halfback Darren Nicholls in the 64th minute of their clash at Panthers Stadium.After a delay to receive advice from the bunker, Atkins deemed Kikau had struck Nicholls with a dangerous shoulder charge and he was sent from the field."Oh my God, really? No!" a baffled Gould said in commentary.NRL Highlights: Panthers v Dragons - Round 18"If he's been sent, ... more
  • 10 hours Perry joins elite club with second Ashes ton 9news |Sport
    Ellyse Perry became the eighth Australian woman to score multiple Test centuries with a clinical 116 against England in the sole Ashes Test at Taunton.She also became just the fourth player to score a century in consecutive innings in Women's Tests when she brought up her second ton against the old enemy.Two years after a double ton at North Sydney Oval, Perry produced a near-flawless display in her 281-ball at the crease.The innings drew widespread praise including from Wide World Of Sports' Lisa Sthalekar, who lauded Perry's mentality at the crease.Perry, Haynes guide Aussies to stumps"She ... more
  • 10 hours ‘Selfless’ Bombers complete miraculous comeback 9news |Sport
    Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell has praised his side's selfless nature after completing a remarkable comeback win on the road against the Adelaide Crows.Coming into the match missing a host of its biggest names, the Bombers looked down for the count, slumping to a 30-point deficit, before a spirited turnaround led them to a famous 15. 6. (96) to 10. 15. (75) win at the Adelaide Oval.Heppell, who was under an injury cloud heading into the match, was inspirational in the final quarter and said the recent winning streak was a byproduct of confidence in coach John Worsfold's system."We've built a ... more
  • 12 hours Late Green heroics spoil Johnson’s homecoming 9news |Sport
    The first field goal of Blake Green's NRL career has sunk Shaun Johnson's Cronulla and capped a dramatic 19-18 win for the Warriors in Wellington.A desperate mid-table match on a cold, wet Friday night finally swung the home team's way when the Warriors got it right five minutes from time and converted a one-pointer, having had all sorts of problems doing the same thing in recent times.The Sharks had a chance to level in the final play but Chad Townsend's field goal attempt flew wide, bringing relief to a Warriors side who will feel the result was just.Led by an ... more
  • 12 hours Freo recruit suffers season-ending blow 9news |Sport
    Key Fremantle forward Jesse Hogan will require season-ending foot surgery after suffering a recurrence of a worrying navicular injury.Hogan arrived at Fremantle at the end of 2018 nursing a fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot.The 24-year-old then suffered what Fremantle initially thought was a minor foot sprain in the round 14 loss to Melbourne last month.Initial scans cleared him of any damage to the navicular bone, but more investigation was conducted after Hogan struggled to overcome the injury.Cornes doubles down on Freo's 'arrogance'Those follow-up scans have revealed a more worrying prognosis - another ... more
  • 13 hours Family’s fury over nursing home’s treatment of mum 9news
    The family of a dementia patient who was evacuated along with more than 70 other high-care elderly residents during the Earle Haven crisis are calling for the people responsible to be held accountable.Michael Irvine, whose mother Veronica was a resident at Earle Haven Retirement Village, told A Current Affair he is shocked by what happened and claimed he didn’t receive a phone call from the facility to say his mother was being moved.“All I knew was that the staff had left … the police were in there and the ambulance, that’s all I knew,” Mr Irvine said.more
  • 13 hours Why Beetles die-hards aren’t ready to say goodbye to the Love Bug 9news
    The very last Volkswagen Beetle may have rolled off its Central American production line recently, but for devotees, the Bug will never be replaced.A Current Affair's Brady Halls spoke with a few VW die-hards about why they love the iconic vehicle.Sydney's Ken Davis said he was contemplating driving his '72 model to Perth."The shape of the Beetle is the second-most recognisable symbol in the world - the Coke bottle being number one," he said.It's quite a legacy for a car with roots all the way back to Nazi Germany.Adolf Hitler was determined to create a ... more
  • 13 hours Murdered teen’s parents win fight to stay at home with ‘memorial tree’ 9news
    An elderly couple that faced the unwelcome prospect of having to move out of the home where their murdered daughter's memorial tree stands, have had a big win.Brian and Carmel Russell's 17-year-old daughter Natalie was murdered by serial killer Paul Denyer in Frankston, in Melbourne's south-east, in 1993.She was attacked and killed as she walked home from school through a local golf course.Just after they lost her, Brian and Carmel planted a tree in their back yard.They dubbed it Nat's Tree in her memory.But as A Current Affair reported last ... more
  • 14 hours Australian found dead in Canada identified as NSW police officer’s son 9news
    An Australian man suspected of being murdered in Canada has been identified as the son of a high ranking New South Wales police officer.The body of Lucas Fowler, the son of Hills District Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler, was found on the Alaska Highway on July 15.His body was found next to the body of his American girlfriend, Chynna Deese, around 20km from the popular Liard Hot Springs.It is understood the couple, who were on a road trip on the remote stretch of road, had been shot.The family of Lucas and Chynna have posted emotional tributes on social ... <a target=more
  • 14 hours Newman preaches unity after Goodes doco 9news |Sport
    AFL great Sam Newman has said he would be “delighted” to have a chat with retired Swans legend Adam Goodes in the wake of the public release of the documentary detailing the end of Goodes’ career.The documentary, The Final Quarter, heavily features Newman and shows the racial vilification the 372-gamer was subjected to before his eventual retirement in 2015.Speaking to 2GB Radio, Newman described the legendary Goodes as “very pleasant” and said he had no problem with what Goodes had done throughout his career.“He's a very capable and successful Australian,” he said.“I have no problem with what he did or ... more
  • 16 hours ‘Do your job’: Koch calls out Voss after rival interview 9news |Sport
    Ken Hinkley insists he's comfortable with Port Adelaide assistant coach Michael Voss interviewing for the vacant senior role at Carlton during the AFL season, despite the protests of outspoken club president David Koch.Voss, who has previously served as Brisbane's senior coach, is viewed as a leading contender to take over at the Blues next season.The 44-year-old met with Carlton officials during the week, prompting a public rebuke from Koch ahead of Saturday's clash with Richmond at the MCG."People go for better jobs. That's great, but do it at the end of the season," Koch said in his role as host ... more
  • 16 hours Men jailed for drugging and raping teen after high school formal 9news
    Two men have been jailed for up to 26 years over the horrific 12-hour torture of a teenager who they drugged and raped inside a home in Sydney’s western suburbs.The 18-year-old – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – had been waiting for an Uber ride-share car at Auburn train station after her Year 12 high school formal at the time of the incident.A Sydney court was told she was under the influence of alcohol at the time and cannot remember how she came to enter the car of an older Turkish man.Sydney teen high school ... <a target=more
  • 17 hours Springboks coach’s dire Folau warning to Wallabies 9news |Sport
    South African coach Rassie Erasmus says Australia will be less of an attacking threat without the exiled Israel Folau as the two sides prepare to dual this weekend.The Wallabies picked a new-look squad to travel to South Africa on Thursday, with several debutants, but the loss of Folau leaves a gaping hole in coach Michael Cheika's side. Folau, ranked third on the Wallabies' all-time try scoring list, was arguably the team's most potent attacking weapon and his loss could be one that is insurmountable, according to Erasmus."They'll be less of a threat aerially without him ... that is one thing ... more
  • 17 hours Horton separated from rival as tensions rise 9news |Sport
    The ongoing feud between Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton and his drug cheat rival, China's Sun Yang, has exploded again with the pair separated at a training pool in Korea.Horton has been a vocal critic of Sun, who has controversially been allowed to compete at the FINA World Championships amid allegations that he smashed vials of his own blood during an out of competition drugs test.A Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing into the case has been set down for September, with swimming's world governing body FINA ruling that Sun could continue to compete up until that time.more
  • 17 hours Bail denied to heavy drinking dad who allegedly shot daughter 9news
    A grieving Victorian great-grandfather who was drinking a slab of beer a day has been refused bail after allegedly shooting his daughter in the forehead.Rodney Madex, 67, had been drinking between 24 and 30 cans of beer daily after losing his wife of four decades, the Supreme Court of Victoria was told on Friday.On January 2 this year a row erupted between him and his 44-year-old daughter Tammy at their regional Glengarry North home, where the woman was allegedly shot in the forehead.Justice Terence Forrest refused Madex's application for bail despite support from the alleged ... more
  • 18 hours British track takes drastic action after Ricciardo warning 9news |Sport
    Silvertone officials are working overtime to fix the English track ahead of next month’s Moto GP race, after Australia’s F1 ace Daniel Ricciardo claimed the riders would “kick up a fuss” over bumps at the Brooklands corner.The circuit was resurfaced again last month, after the newly laid surface forced the abandonment of last year’s Moto GP race when heavy rain left the circuit unsafe, with large amounts of water not draining properly.The second resurfacing was used for last weekend’s Formula One race, with most drivers praising the circuit. However, the requirement for Formula One and Moto GP differ significantly, and ... more
  • 18 hours Chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting client 16 times granted bail 9news
    A Sydney chiropractor has been granted bail after being accused of sexually assaulting a female client at his practice in the city's CBD.Father-of-four Riaz Behi, 44, was arrested outside his York Street business yesterday and charged with sexually touching and assaulting a 31-year-old woman on 16 occasions between January and April this year.A magistrate today granted Behi bail after his ex wife agreed to give up $20,000 in cash as surety.Behi, a chiropractor at 'The Back Guys', represented himself in a bail hearing this morning as he appeared via video link at Central Local Court.His ... more
  • 18 hours Gangland widow Roberta Williams allegedly kidnapped TV producer 9news
    Gangland Widow Robert Williams is under investigation after allegations she imprisoned and assaulted the producer of her in-the-works television program.According to a report in The Age, the producer told police Williams and five others attacked him in a Collingwood building and demanded money last week.One of Ms Williams' associates was charged earlier this week with kidnapping, extortion and threats to kill, according to underworld reporter John Silvester.Police said in a statement they arrested a 36-year-old man on Friday at a Melbourne airport and have since charged him with a string of offences including kidnapping and ... more
  • 18 hours ‘Dangerous’ Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case 9news
    A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls.Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth and vast resources" to flee the country, US District Judge Richard Berman said.Epstein, his hands folded before him, showed no reaction when Berman announced his fate on Thursday morning. Epstein's lawyers did not comment."I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community," Berman said in court, citing a danger ... more
  • 19 hours Man charged with more than 200 child exploitation offences 9news
    A Sydney man has been charged with more than 200 child exploitation offences, including the transmission of child pornography material online.The Australian Federal Police today confirmed the 79-year-old man was arrested by the NSW Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) in Cranebrook, in the city’s west, during a search warrant yesterday.Authorities seized a desktop computer, mobile telephone and multiple storage devices capable of containing terabytes of data during the search.The man has since been charged with 213 counts of producing child exploitation material, one count of using a carriage service to transmit child pornography and ... more
  • 19 hours Man finds image of his amputated leg on cigarette packet 9news
    A man in eastern France was shocked to discover that an image of his amputated leg had been used on cigarette packets in an anti-smoking warning, allegedly without his permission.The picture was displayed with the message “smoking clogs your arteries”.But the Albanian man, who lives in Metz and has not been named, says he lost his leg after a shooting more than 20 years ago, reports the BBC.The European Commission, which oversees the distribution of such images, maintains he is mistaken.The man’s son found the picture when he bought a pack of rolling tobacco last ... more
  • 19 hours Robinson fumes: ‘Ridiculous, it’s a silly question’ 9news |Sport
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says Angus Crichton needed to evolve his game and is happy with his move to the middle of the field.Robinson rubbished rumours that the 22-year-old was restless at Bondi Junction, saying it was unfair to make presumptions after his positional switch.Crichton made his name as a right-edge back-rower but has been shifted to a middle forward interchange role.“I feel like Angus and I have talked about it,” said Robinson.“We wanted to work on some things in his game and I feel like he has played a really good role in that in the last month.“You ... more
  • 19 hours Why final Ashes call favours Aussie bolter 9news |Sport
    Australian selectors will name their squad for the Ashes defence late next week, following a four-day game involving 24 of the leading players from around the country.Southampton will be the venue as Australia takes on Australia A, with the first Test at Edgbaston getting underway on August 1.Former Australian captain Ian Chappell sat down with Wide World of Sports to give his view on how the two sides are shaping up ahead of the Ashes. Battle for the number six spotAssuming Usman Khawaja’s hamstring comes good in time, the top five in the Australian batting order seems settled. David Warner is ... more
  • 19 hours Dad who killed five members of his family jailed for life 9news
    A Perth man who murdered five members of his family has become the first person in Western Australia ordered by a judge to never be released from prison.Anthony Robert Harvey, 25, killed two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, three-year-old Charlotte and their mother Mara Lee Harvey, 41, at their Bedford home on September 3 last year.Grandmother Beverley Ann Quinn, 73, was murdered when she visited the home the next morning.Anthony Harvey has been sentenced for the murder of five members of his family.Mass killer Anthony Harvey (right) with wife Mara.Harvey then ... more
  • 20 hours Café owner accused of serving pot brownie pleads not guilty 9news
    The owner of a Perth cafe that allegedly sold two marijuana-laced brownies to a family will go to trial after pleading not guilty to two charges.Prosecutors say the brownies were sold at Bada Bing Cafe, a family business run by Nathan Sharp and his wife Simona, in Woodlands on March 2 and 3.Sharp entered the pleas in Perth Magistrates Court today and will face a trial allocation hearing in the same court in September.A Perth family described how their children's health was affected when they were allegedly served marijuana-laced brownies at Bada Bing Cafe.He was ... more
  • 20 hours Beveridge inks new deal with Bulldogs 9news |Sport
    Another AFL premiership coach is officially off the market after the Western Bulldogs locked away Luke Beveridge until the end of 2023.Beveridge, who led the Bulldogs to the flag in 2016, was due to come out of contract next season but has extended his deal for a further three years.North Melbourne, Carlton and St Kilda are all hunting for new coaches and there had been speculation the Saints would look to lure Beveridge, who finished his 118-game playing career at St Kilda, back to Moorabbin.But Beveridge, who has guided his rebuilding side back to finals contention this season, said he ... more
  • 20 hours South Australian man jailed for shaking baby 9news
    A South Australian man who shook his baby so hard the boy was left with lifelong injuries including brain damage, severe spastic quadriplegia, epilepsy and blindness has been jailed for at least 18 months.The child was less than six weeks old when Brandon Lee Harris, 22, told a triage nurse at Kadina, on the Yorke Peninsula, he was "breathing funny" in May 2018.Harris brought the boy to see a doctor, who noted he "looked unwell" with dilated pupils, irregular breathing and a bruise on his wrist.The infant was taken to the Wallaroo hospital, where he was placed on emergency neo-natal ... more
  • 20 hours David Jones slashes 120 jobs in pivot to online market 9news
    David Jones is cutting 120 jobs from its head office and suburban store network as the department chain refocuses its investment on digital and online retail.The upmarket retail giant confirmed today it will slash 30 jobs from its Melbourne head office, and another 90 from its regional and suburban stores as it seeks to slim down amid a changing retail landscape.No jobs are scheduled to be cut from David Jones stores in the Sydney or Melbourne CBD.A spokesperson said the redundancies were a small percentage of the company's 14,000-strong workforce."These changes will not impact our ... more
  • 21 hours Gruelling cancer battle for mum who had tongue removed 9news
    Sydney mother-of-one Kylie Cilek was told in January she had three months to live.It was a devastating prognosis for the 36-year-old after a gruelling cancer battle which started after she developed what appeared to be an ulcer on her tongue.Doctors told her that one of the tumours, which had spread to her neck, was now likely to suffocate her.She was floored - and set about writing letters to her four-year-old daughter Isla to read when she was no longer around.She also taught her husband Tanyu, 45, essential tasks, such as how to do Isla’s ... more
  • 21 hours Massive explosion destroys Christchurch house 9news
    A gas explosion that destroyed a house in the New Zealand city of Christchurch has left six people hospitalised.Debris was sent flying 100 metres when the blast ripped through the brick house in the South Island city at about 10.20am (local time) damaging nearby properties."Five properties have been severely affected by fire and one has been destroyed. A further 17 properties have been impacted by debris," Fire and Emergency NZ said in a statement.Authorities said six people were taken to hospital – with injuries ranging from critical to serious.Fifty residents have been evacuated from the ... more
  • 21 hours Scott breaks down over ‘life-changing’ journey 9news |Sport
    North Queensland premiership-winning prop Matt Scott will retire at the end of the 2019 NRL season.The 33-year-old debuted as an 18-year-old in 2004 and has gone on to make 263 appearances for the Cowboys across 16 seasons.He sits third on the all-time appearances list for the club behind Johnathan Thurston (294) and Matthew Bowen (270).As well as being co-captain with Thurston of the Cowboys' 2015 grand-final winning team, Scott played 22 games for both Australia and Queensland and was a key component of the Maroons' eight consecutive Origin series wins between 2006 and 2013.Injuries have ... more
  • 22 hours Tennis legend’s stinging critique of Federer 9news |Sport
    Roger Federer's standing in the game of tennis mostly spares him from criticism but that hasn't stopped tennis legend and former world no.1 Mats Wilander from giving a candid appraisal of the Swiss Master's tactical nous in his five-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.The epic encounter was the longest title decider in The Championships' 152-year history, surpassing Rafael Nadal's similarly dramatic four-hour, 46-minute win over Federer in 2008.While Wilander never made it past the quarter finals at the All England Club, he's no stranger to big moments amassing seven Grand Slam victories throughout his storied career.more
  • 22 hours McGuire’s reaction to ‘confronting’ Goodes doco 9news |Sport
    The documentary about the booing and racism experienced by Adam Goodes in the final years of his stellar AFL career has again ignited debate over the troubling chapter in Australian footy after the film was aired on free-to-air TV in Australia on Thursday night.The Final Quarter made its debut at the Sydney Film Festival last month, but last night it was viewed by a wider audience.The impact of the film was felt across Australia, from AFL fans and non-footy-fans alike, with the documentary's hashtag as well as the "#IStandWithAdam support trending on social media throughout the evening.Using archival footage and ... more
  • 22 hours Grand Slam flop points finger at legend 9news |Sport
    Alexander Zverev hopes for an end of his legal dispute with former agent Patricio Apey in order to fully concentrate on his tennis again as he also questioned the work ethic of his coach Ivan Lendl."Hopefully this issue won't be an issue any more soon," Zverev told reporters on Thursday ahead of next week's tournament in his birthtown of Hamburg."It will become clearer over the next days. Everything will be slowly cleared up so that I can completely concentrate on tennis again."The reigning ATP Finals champion Zverev went out in the first round at Wimbledon recent and suggested afterwards that ... more
  • 22 hours ICC’s ‘heartbreaking’ call to dump cricket minnow 9news |Sport
    The international cricket future of Zimbabwe is in limbo, after the ICC suspended the nation for failing to keep the sport free from government interference.The ICC unanimously decided Zimbabwe was in breach of the governing body’s constitution, after the board of Zimbabwe Cricket was sacked by the government last month.The decision means ICC funding to Zimbabwe is frozen immediately, and Zimbabwe will not be allowed to compete in any ICC events, meaning their participation in October’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is under a cloud.“It’s heartbreaking to hear (the) verdict and suspend cricket in Zimbabwe,” tweeted Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor.“Hundreds of ... more
  • 22 hours Woman hit by bus while crossing road dies in hospital 9news
    A woman has died in a Sydney hospital three days after being hit by a bus in Bondi.Emergency services were first called to Curlewis Street about 6.45pm on Tuesday night after reports the woman had been struck by the vehicle while crossing the Old South Head road intersection.The 29-year-old was treated at the scene and rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition with suspected head injuries.Bondi bus hit pedestrian woman dies in hospital Sydney news NSWNSW Police confirmed this morning that she has since died in hospital.At the time of the incident, there ... more
  • 22 hours Morocco hands down death penalty to backpacker murderers 9news
    Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains.A fourth suspect who fled the scene was given life in prison.After several hours of deliberation, the court handed 19 accomplices jail terms ranging from five to 30 years. All have 10 days to appeal.Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were hiking in Morocco when they were murdered.Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, were fatally stabbed in December. The slayings were recorded on ... more
  • 22 hours The big issue on the table as Ardern and Morrison meet 9news
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to raise Australia's deportation of criminals back to New Zealand in her meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison which is now underway in Melbourne.She has also promised to talk about child poverty and climate change, which is increasingly affecting smaller Pacific nations.The two leaders are meeting today for the first time since the Christchurch massacre, in which an Australian far-right terrorist killed 51 people at mosques in March."Last time I saw Jacinda was under the most difficult of circumstances when we were in Christchurch for the memorial ... more
  • 23 hours ‘It got a little spooky: Creator of Area 51 campaign speaks out 9news
    It's all fun and games until you accidentally incite a giant mob to raid a top-secret military base.The internet has been buzzing with excitement about a Facebook event entitled, "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," with 1.7 million people having clicked "Going" and another 1.2 million have indicating they're "Interested" on the event page.Hitherto cloaked in mystery, the man behind the legend has stepped forward. On June 27, Matty Roberts, who lives in California, created the Facebook page as a joke, not realising that millions would rally behind his battle cry to "see them aliens" at the ... more
  • 23 hours Cheika makes huge Rugby World Cup vow 9news |Sport
    It's win or bust for Michael Cheika, who has reaffirmed he will walk away from the Wallabies top job if they don't win this year's Rugby World Cup.In Johannesburg to prepare for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against South Africa, Cheika said he was prepared to "put himself on the line".He said nothing had changed since he made the statement early last year that after finishing runner-up at the 2015 showpiece, the team needed to show improvement in Japan which meant only a win would keep him in the position. ranked world No.6, and with bookies offering odds of $21.00, it's ... more
  • 1 day Cladding state government responsibility, says Morrison 9news
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't let states pass the buck when it comes to the issue of flammable cladding, insisting it's a state government responsibility.More than 600 buildings in NSW have been identified as being at risk due to flammable cladding, ranging from Star Casino and the Macquarie Bank building in Sydney to suburban blocks of flats.Grenfell Tower in London was covered with flammable cladding.Mr Morrison said dealing with the risk of flammable cladding in buildings is a state responsibility and "passing the buck" to the Commonwealth won't solve the issue.“It's their responsibility, they need ... more
  • 1 day Aussie TDF cyclist mysteriously goes missing 9news |Sport
    In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops.But rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Australian rider Rohan Dennis did during the first Pyrenean stage on Thursday.British rider Simon Yates won the first Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France after a long breakaway. The rider for Australian team Mitchelton-Scott, who won the Spanish Vuelta last year, launched a counterattack behind a group of fugitives in a downhill and was joined at the front ... more
  • 1 day Chilly mornings ahead as stubborn high moves across the country 9news
    It’s been a wet week for the south-east of Australia but dry across most other parts, as a slow-moving high pressure system continues to dominate across the country.Vigorous cold fronts brought heavy rain to Victoria and Tasmania, however most of the country has stayed dry.The high has been blocking any major cloud bands from pushing into the north, which is not an unusual weather pattern for winter.A high-pressure system sits over much of Australia.The colder months generally see high pressure systems that help to dislocate the tropics from southern parts of the country, and with ... more
  • 1 day Son of All Blacks legend makes British Open history 9news |Sport
    New Zealander Ryan Fox surged into contention in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush after shooting the lowest back nine in the tournament's history.What was more remarkable about his achievement was that he was three-over with seven holes to play but strung together six birdies down the stretch to propel himself into contention on day one. son of rugby's former All Black Grant - playing in his fourth Open - had missed the cut in his previous seven regular tour events."That's pretty cool. I did actually ask my caddie 'Has anyone shot 29 for nine holes in a major?' ... more
  • 1 day Irrepressible Perry eyes another Test century 9news |Sport
    Ellyse Perry is eyeing a second Test century after putting Australia in a commanding position at stumps on the first day of the women's Ashes Test in Taunton.Perry, who hit an unbeaten double century in the last Ashes Test in 2017, will begin day two on 84, alongside Rachael Haynes (54 not out) after the two put on an unbroken 105-run stand to take their total to 3-265 on Thursday.The Australia allrounder has slipped seamlessly into Test mode, being content to wait for bad balls to punish and stealthily pushing her side into an irrepressible position.Perry, Haynes ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Cowboys great set for shock NRL exit 9news |Sport
    Matt Scott - the greatest front-rower in the history of the North Queensland Cowboys - is close to announcing his retirement.Scott, aged 33, was keen to play on again in 2020 but nagging neck and shoulder injuries have convinced him that the time is right to hang up the boots.Scott has been an ornament to the game in his 16 seasons with the Cowboys since debuting as a raw teenager in 2004.He broke his leg on debut against Parramatta and his career has been littered by injuries - but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming ... more
  • 1 day Big names battle in brutal British Open first round 9news |Sport
    Cameron Smith hopes to find another gear after saving Australia's blushes after a rugged first round of the British Open at Royal Portrush.Smith and Jason Day are the only two hopes of breaking Australia's 26-year Open title drought after defying gruelling afternoon conditions to card respectable one-under-par 70s on Thursday."It seemed like one second it was calm and hot and the next second it was cold and windy," Smith said."We had a bit of everything today, but we got through it."Jason Day at The OpenSmith and Day sit four strokes behind American leader JB Holmes, ... more
  • 1 day Peeved Pay lashes ‘ridiculous’ refs 9news |Sport
    A frustrated Bulldogs coach Dean Pay singled out the referees after his side's 28-6 loss to the Broncos, calling the adjudication of the match "ridiculous".The Bulldogs, who fell to their 12th loss of the year, were on the end of a lopsided 7-3 penalty count according to Pay as Brisbane's Tevita Pangai Jnr, David Fifita and Payne Haas all dominated in the win, which lifted the Broncos to just one point off eighth-placed Penrith.Pay bemoaned the fact his side had yet again missed out on penalties, highlighting the referee's reluctance to critically analyse the opposition like they do Canterbury.more
  • 1 day US ‘destroyed’ an Iranian drone: Trump 9news
    President Donald Trump says a US ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone yesterday.He said the drone came within 1,000 yards (950 metres) of the USS Boxer and ignored "multiple calls to stand down."Speaking at the White House Trump said the drone was "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew" and was "immediately destroyed.""This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters," Trump added."The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, our facilities and interest and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran's ... more
  • 1 day Hat found in missing backpacker Theo Hayez search 9news
    A baseball cap similar to the one worn by missing backpacker Theo Hayez has been found close to where his phone last pinged.The 18-year-old was seen wearing the Puma hat on security vision after leaving a bar in Byron Bay in NSW on May 31.The cap was found in scrubland 10 days ago and is being tested for any DNA matches with the missing Belgian teen, the Daily Telegraph reports.Authorities were first alerted to Theo’s disappearance on June 6 when he failed to return to his hostel.His belongings remained untouched and he could not be contacted.Theo’s phone last pinged ... more
  • 1 day Residents evacuated after Brisbane factory fire 9news
    A huge Brisbane factory fire forced the evacuation of dozens of residents overnightHouseholds were told to leave their homes when the blaze at Tate Street in the inner northern suburb of Albion broke out at 11.30pm last night.Scientific experts are at the scene establishing whether the smoke pouring out the blazing building – believed to be a paint factory – is toxic.The fire quickly spread to a neighbouring home from which its residents were evacuated.Firefighters – concerned about flames spreading  - then instructed other residents to leave their homes.Authorities say ... more
  • 1 day Ex-Liverpool striker fined $133k, banned 9news |Sport
    Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a six-week suspension from football and a $133,000 fine for breaching betting regulations.A Football Association independent regulatory commission found Sturridge, capped 26 times by England, had instructed his brother Leon to bet on a possible move to Sevilla during the January 2018 transfer window.Nine of the 11 charges against the striker were dismissed but the FA is appealing against the decision as well as the sanctions handed down to Sturridge, who is free to resume his career on July 31 as four weeks of his ban are suspended.Daniel Sturridgemore
  • 1 day British MPs back proposal to set huge Brexit hurdle for next PM 9news
    British MPs have backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament.Boris Johnson, the clear frontrunner to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May next week, has said Britain must leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal.He has refused to rule out suspending, or proroguing, parliament to prevent MPs from passing legislation to block his exit plan if he tries to exit without a deal.MPs backed a proposal by 315 to 274 that would require parliament to be sitting to consider Northern Irish affairs for several days ... more
  • 1 day ‘Punch myself’: McIlroy’s disastrous first round 9news |Sport
    Open favourite Rory McIlroy proclaimed "I would like to punch myself" after a carding a quadruple-bogey on the first hole at Royal Portrush.Northern Ireland's big hope for a home Claret Jug winner could hardly have begun in worse fashion and things didn't get much better as he finished the round with an eight-over 79."I would like to punch myself. I made a couple of stupid mistakes," McIlroy said on his way to the clubhouse.McIlroy's opening-hole adventures began with a wild drive left that struck a fan, 34-year-old Anna McKelvey, hitting her in the stomach and breaking her phone, then dropping ... more
  • 1 day Golfer hits 13 shots on nightmare hole 9news |Sport
    David Duval lived out a golfer's ultimate nightmare under a global gaze when he shot an incredible 13 on one hole during the first round at the British Open.The 2001 Open champion set what is believed to be a record for any hole in the tournament's 69-year history with his disastrous attempt at the seventh at Royal Portrush.Already reeling from an eight on the par-four fifth, Duval produced a comedy of errors that left even the official scorers scratching their heads.Grillo drills first hole-in-oneOn the 592-year par 5, Duval hit the wrong ball after taking two ... more
  • 1 day Twelve teens held in Cyprus over rape of UK tourist 9news
    Twelve Israeli youths have been remanded in custody in Cyprus on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort.The youths, aged between 16 and 18, are alleged to have raped the woman in a hotel room in Ayia Napa, a resort on the island's southeast coast.The woman told police the incident happened on Wednesday morning in her hotel room.Medical examiners said they found bruises and scratches on the woman.The suspects and the alleged victim had been holidaying in Ayia Napa, which is known for its all-night party lifestyle.The suspects, who have not ... more
  • 1 day Three winners claim record-breaking $110m Powerball jackpot 9news
    Three winning entries have shared the record-breaking $110 million Powerball jackpot, including a young Adelaide man who was considering drafting a resignation letter last night.Two of the three tickets were purchased in Victoria and NSW and are yet to be claimed, whilst the Adelaide man answered the life-changing phone call to say he was $36.6 million richer on the second attempt to reach him.As well as winning the division one prize of $36,666,666.67 the young man also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $37,602,912.27, Powerball operator The Lott said in a statement."Wow," he said after a ... more
  • 1 day ‘Slap in the face’ gifts Oates penalty try 9news |Sport
    Corey Oates has admitted he wasn't sure if he was even awarded the try that propelled him two clear of his closest rival in the 2019 NRL try scorer's list.Brisbane winger Oates bagged a double in the Broncos' 28-6 win over the Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.But his second on the night came courtesy of the Bunker in the 79th minute, with a penalty try awarded after he was taken out by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak when leading the chase to the ball.Corey Oates was awarded a penalty trySpeaking on Maccas Golden Point, a bemused ... more
  • 1 day ‘Inspirational’: Legend praises debutant referee 9news |Sport
    Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston lauded "inspirational" referee Belinda Sharpe after she took charge of her first NRL match between the Broncos and Bulldogs.Sharpe's clinical performance meant she went largely unnoticed - for all the right reasons - throughout Brisbane's 28-6 victory after a highly-publicised build up.But Thurston was full of praise for the debutant referee's rapport with the players during her outing at Suncorp Stadium.Sharpe reflects on debut"It's groundbreaking for the NRL and sport in general for a female referee to referee the game," Thurston told Wide World Of Sports."Her communication (with the players) has ... more
  • 1 day Diamonds prevail in thriller after Folau miss 9news |Sport
    Australia have survived their sternest test at the Netball World Cup, holding out a hard-charging New Zealand to win a thriller 50-49 in Liverpool.Even though little was at stake, the trans-Tasman rivals fought out easily the best game of a tournament that has been dominated by one-sided fixtures through the first week.Both teams were guaranteed a place in Saturday's semi-finals yet they played with intensity throughout, particularly in the final quarter when New Zealand gobbled into a lead that was as big as nine goals midway through the third quarter.With the scores locked 49-49, captain Caitlin Bassett sunk a goal ... more
  • 1 day Knights officials place ‘hot spot’ ban on players 9news |Sport
    Knights senior players and officials have barred the team from attending ‘hot spots’ around Newcastle following an incident last weekend.Utility Mason Lino was involved in a ‘push and shove’ altercation at the Greenroof Hotel in Hamilton.The incident is the latest in a series of situations in which players claim they have been targeted by members of the public while out on the town.As a result, players will be barred from rowdy night spots around Newcastle.Mason LinoThe NRL Integrity Unit has been informed about the incident.“The Knights are aware of a low level incicent involving Mason ... more
  • 1 day Wharfie jobs slashed in Victoria and NSW 9news
    About 200 wharfies will lose their job at ports in Melbourne and Sydney, where workers have been striking in recent weeks as part of nationwide industrial action.Up to 100 workers in both Melbourne and Sydney will lose their jobs at stevedoring company DP World Australia, the company confirmed today.The latest announcement comes after 50 jobs were slashed in Melbourne earlier this week.About 200 wharfies will lose their job at ports in Melbourne and Sydney after industrial action."In the absence of significant negotiation progress over the past nine months, the company must push on and address ... more
  • 1 day Daughter living with cousin who was suspect in her dad’s murder 9news
    She’s a daughter doing what few daughters could - living with the man who was a suspect in the murder of her father, who was bludgeoned to death in the driveway of their family home.Maria Rotiroti’s brother Vince told A Current Affair he feels disgusted hearing his sister has run off and started a new life with their cousin Vince Zangari, who was a suspect in the murder of his uncle Sam Rotiroti.“Two cousins living together, just shocking,” Vince said.Vince’s wife Anna said she found it sickening to learn her sister-in-law was living with Zangari. ... more
  • 1 day Chilling new details emerge about Manchester Arena terror attack 9news
    Chilling new details have emerged about Hashem Abedi’s alleged role in the Manchester Arena terror attack on May 22, 2017.The 22-year-old is accused of helping his older brother, suicide bomber Salman Abedi, plot and carry out the deadly massacre.Today he appeared in a London court, where his defence team said Mr Abedi denied all charges against him.Those charges include 22 counts of murder, one count of attempting to murder others in the arena, and one count of conspiring to cause the explosion.Crown prosecutors claim in the months leading up to the attack Hashem Abedi made ... more
  • 2 days Scott fires up at AFL over home finals scheduling 9news |Sport
    Geelong coach Chris Scott says AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan is being disingenuous in claiming it's fair for the Cats to host finals at the MCG just because they play a couple of nominal home games there every season.The Cats are short-priced favourites to finish the home-and-away campaign as minor premiers, guaranteeing them two home finals.But McLachlan has flagged the likelihood of those matches taking place at the MCG rather than the 36,000-capacity GMHBA Stadium, regardless of the opposition."I think they play home games at the MCG," McLachlan told SEN Radio on Tuesday."And I don't think, per se, that's an integrity ... more
  • 2 days African nation re-introduces Facebook after 16-month blackout 9news
    The government of Chad, Africa has lifted restrictions on social media access after a 16-month internet blackout.People in Chad have been unable to access social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter, since March 2018."I instruct the competent electronic communication services to immediately lift all restrictions on access to all social networks," President Idriss Deby said on the weekend.Deby said the restrictions were put in place for security reasons and the internet had been hijacked for "malicious" reasons."For a country like Chad that has gone through dark times, it is not permissible for the internet ... more
  • 2 days Driver charged after alleged high-speed chase through Adelaide’s north 9news
    A driver has been charged after allegedly being behind the wheel during a high-speed chase in Adelaide’s north this afternoon.Police allege the 30-year-old man was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer, travelling southwest on the Salisbury Highway in Dry Creek at 3pm, when he crashed into the back of a black Toyota while travelling at a dangerous speed.The Lancer then allegedly sped off and clipped a Holden, before crashing through a lane barrier onto the other side of the road, narrowly missing cars travelling in the opposite direction.A 30-year-old man is in custody after allegedly crashing into multiple cars ... <a target=more
  • 2 days How to cut out the car yard when shopping for new wheels 9news
    Online shopping is only getting more popular - but many Australians might be surprised to learn that they can pick up a new car without leaving their house.Tired of dealing with the sales process, Iliana Ioannou looked online for alternatives."As a young woman, I definitely think it's intimidating going into car yards and places like that," she told A Current Affair.Instead, she went online and test-drove a car she found through new internet platform Kogan Cars."They basically did all the work in regards to getting me a good price, getting the car delivered to me ... more
  • 2 days The real cost of sharing your data with FaceApp 9news
    Experts have revealed the real cost of sharing personal information with FaceApp after serious questions were raised over data safety.The popular phone app allows people to run their selfies through fun filters, changing their gender, making themselves look younger or - the current favourite - rapidly ageing themselves.But despite the app having been around since 2017, a recent warning has gone equally viral regarding the terms and conditions FaceApp users agree to."The difference here is, the language in the terms and conditions of FaceApp are irrevocable," tech expert Trevor Long told A Current Affair."It's, 'we ... more
  • 2 days Heated clash as fraudster grandma who faked blindness leaves court 9news
    Supporters of a woman who has admitted to faking blindness and coaching others in how to rip of Centrelink have lashed out at a reporter outside court.A Current Affair previously reported that grandmother Rebecca Assie received a disability pension for 21 years after telling Centrelink she was blind, when she wasn't.But when authorities finally pounced on her blindness fraud, they discovered Assie was also running a "school" for other would-be fraudsters from within her housing commission home.She would help them fill out Centrelink forms, giving them advice and seeking out doctors who would turn a ... more
  • 2 days Wallabies name mixed bag for Springboks 9news |Sport
    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is backing his team to prove the doubters wrong in their opening Rugby Championship Test against South Africa and feels they have the right mix to cause an Ellis Park upset.The Wallabies covered all bases in their line-up to take on the Springboks in Saturday's clash in Johannesburg, including debutants, redemption stories and players rewarded for Super Rugby form.After just four wins from 13 Tests last year, the Australians need to win to try to build some momentum ahead of this year's World Cup.They have only won once at Ellis Park, in 1963, with the Springboks ... more
  • 2 days Hardwick’s warning to AFL over rule changes 9news |Sport
    Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has slammed AFL football boss Steve Hocking's comments around tackling in the game, warning the league about excessive tinkering of rules.Hardwick's comments came after Hocking revealed that the AFL is currently examining ways to reduce tackling, saying that tackling had become a "feature" of today's game.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Hardwick said in his opinion, the game needed no tinkering and was fine as it currently stands."We've got to be very careful with what we do," he said.Damien Hardwick"I think we've just got to let the game settle for a while ... more
  • 2 days Chappell’s skin cancer battle revealed 9news |Sport
    Former Australian Test captain Ian Chappell has received a major cancer scare, with skin cancers being removed from his shoulder, neck and underarm.The 75-year-old has undergone five weeks of intense radiation therapy and his latest scans have come back clear, with the veteran commentator putting his hand up to commentate the upcoming Ashes series on Nine.Chappell previously had a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cut off the back of his shoulder in August 2018, but visited a doctor after he felt a lump under his left arm.Specialists determined that the cancer had spread and wanted to be aggressive in their treatment ... more
  • 2 days ‘We’re not moving’: Titans refute relocation reports 9news |Sport
    Gold Coast executive chairman Dennis Watt has refuted reports that the club is set to relocate to Brisbane.A Nine News report on Wednesday night claimed that a syndicate of rugby league “heavy hitters”, including former Melbourne bosses John Ribot and Chris Johns, were at the centre of a move to rebrand the franchise in Queensland’s capital.However, Watts dismissed those claims and assured fans the club wasn’t about to pack up shop.“For the benefit of Titans Members, fans and sponsors, here are the facts: We are the Gold Coast Titans, and that is how we will stay,” Watt said.more
  • 2 days China to charge Chinese-Australian writer 9news
    Yang Hengjun, a 53-year-old Chinese-born fiction writer, former diplomat and pro-democracy campaigner, has been held in Guangzhou since January after flying into the country from the United States.Dr Yang, who has been an Australian citizen since 2002 and holds a doctorate from the University of Technology Sydney, was living in New York as a visiting scholar at Columbia University.His wife Yuan Xiaoliang, who is a permanent resident of Australia, has been banned from leaving China.The ABC reported on Thursday friends and family say Dr Yang was to be charged with endangering state security - just before a six-month deadline to ... more
  • 2 days Ratten’s stunning call on Carlton reunion 9news |Sport
    St Kilda's caretaker coach Brett Ratten has refused to rule out a return to Carlton next season.Ratten, who previously coached the Blues between 2007 and 2012, will lead the Saints for the remainder of the 2019 season after the mid-week dismissal of Alan Richardson.The 48-year-old has not been officially approached by the club he also played 255 games for, but said he would consider interviewing."I'd consider it," Ratten said."But that hasn't happened and I'm just worrying about what I can do at the St Kilda footy club."I've been very fortunate that they came to me last year with (Richardson) and ... more
  • 2 days Reynolds ‘upset’ but ‘hungry’ to get back to footy 9news |Sport
    NRL star Josh Reynolds has admitted while he’s upset with having to leave Wests Tigers he’s the hungriest he’s ever been to play top-flight footy.Reynolds, 30, was granted permission to negotiate with rival clubs on Wednesday after playing just nine NRL games since joining the Tigers at the start of 2018.It was an arduous stint with the franchise, cruelled by incessant injuries that prevented the former Blues five-eighth from breaking into the starting squad behind club veteran Benji Marshall.With Marshall signalling his intentions to play again 2020, coach Michael Maguire sat down with Reynolds for an honest conversation over his ... more
  • 2 days US to remove Turkey from F-35 fighter jet program 9news
    The US says it is removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week.The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the Murted military air base northwest of Ankara on Friday, sealing NATO ally Turkey's deal with Russia, which Washington had struggled for months to prevent."The US and other F-35 partners are aligned in this decision to suspend Turkey from the program and initiate the process to formally remove Turkey from the program," Ellen Lord, the undersecretary ... more
  • 2 days Man accused of killing boy, 10, falls asleep in court 9news
    The man accused of mowing down and killing 10-year-old Jack Power after running a red light has seemingly fallen asleep in court.Zhou Lu was sitting just metres away from Jack’s family in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court when he appeared to start nodded off as evidence was being heard around the circumstances under which the young boy died.The school student was allegedly struck by a van Mr Lu was driving in Blackburn last August. Prosecutors will argue Mr Lu was distracted when he was driving.The boy's father, Matt Power, said outside court that his focus was ... more
  • 2 days Dozens injured and 12 presumed dead in fire at famous Kyoto animation studio 9news
    A man burst into a famous animation production studio in Kyoto and started a fire early Thursday, leaving at least 12 presumed dead and 35 others injured, some critically, Japanese authorities said.The fire broke out at a three-story building of Kyoto Animation in Uji city in southern Kyoto, after the suspect spread an unidentified liquid that set off the blaze, Kyoto prefectural police and fire department officials said.One person died of severe burns, said fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara. Ten of the injured were in serious condition, many of them suffering from burns, he said.The suspect was also injured and ... more
  • 2 days Jacinda Ardern touches down in Melbourne for start of Australia visit 9news
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met with the Victorian governor ahead of appointments with Premier Daniel Andrews and Scott Morrison in Melbourne.The NZ leader visited Governor Linda Dessau today, ahead of an afternoon appointment with Mr Andrews and a Friday meeting with the prime minister."Last time I saw Jacinda was under the most difficult of circumstances when we were in Christchurch for the memorial service which was a heart-wrenching exercise," Mr Morrison told reporters.Fifty-one people died in the March terror shooting, parts of which were streamed live on social media.The two leaders have ... more
  • 2 days Ellis reveals Diamonds’ double-edged sword 9news |Sport
    Despite both sides racking up five dominant victories in qualifying for the Netball World Cup semi-finals, the Diamonds clash with the Silver Ferns will still be a valuable match-up for the Australians according to former skipper Liz Ellis.Australia had a rest day before their clash with NZ after putting Barbados and Malawi to the sword, with the Diamonds mentally preparing for their first real challenge of the World Cup.Tune into 9Go tonight from 7pm (AEST) to watch the Diamonds battle it out with the Silver Ferns at the Netball World Cup!The result won't impact either side's chances of making the ... more
  • 2 days Heavy rain smashes south-east as rest of country stays parched 9news
    Large areas of the country are still suffering through severe drought, and this week's rainfall wrap-up shows there hasn't been much in the way of useful relief.In fact, for the week until July 16, rainy areas were quite limited, confined to just a few pockets around the nation, and not much falling inland where it is most needed.Most of Western Australia was dry, with only the far south-west corner along the coast receiving a couple millimetres at most.However, the south-east of the nation was battered by several severe cold fronts and it brought quite a ... more
  • 2 days US Air Force warns against storming Area 51 9news
    The US Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3 am on September 20.The site is part of the vast Nevada Test and Training Range and has become the centre of UFO conspiracy theories.The Facebook event jokes "they can't stop all of us" and "Let's see them aliens."US ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Notorious paedophile priest imprisoned for an extra year 9news
    A Victorian paedophile priest and repeat offender who used "the disguise of holy orders" to access children will spend at minimum an extra year in jail after confessing to more historical sex crimes.Robert Claffey "mocked the priestly authority" in a faith that he "pretended to practise" when he molested two young boys in Ballarat during the 1980s.The paedophile was already serving a minimum of 13 years and four months' jail for sexually abusing 12 boys and girls aged as young as five, between 1969 and 1992.But he will now spend at least an extra 12 months on top of that ... more
  • 2 days ‘He got into me’: Des diet at centre of Suli revival 9news |Sport
    Barnstorming Manly centre Moses Suli has revealed the strict meal plan that has seen him back into the Seas Eagles’ starting roster after he received a rinsing from coach Des Hasler.Suli fell out of favour earlier this season, relegated to reserves by the Sea Eagles for failing to meet “professional standards”.Having been shown the door by both the Tigers and the Bulldogs, the early signs didn’t bode well for the youngster under Hasler’s reign.But a hard chat from the veteran coach has seen the 21-year-old back to his best, punctuated by a dazzling 80-metre breakaway try against the Rabbitohs last ... more
  • 2 days Aussie music festival to boost safety with body temperature scanners 9news
    Organisers of the ‘FOMO’ Australian music festival will look to install thermal body temperature scanners for future events in light of evidence provided to an inquest into recent deaths.The inquest into six fatalities at Australian festivals yesterday heard how Alex Ross-King, 19, died after attending this year’s FOMO event because she drank vodka on an empty stomach and took three MDMA tablets after becoming scared of being caught by police drug-detection dogs.In a heatwave described as “an oven” the inquest heard the teenager desperately messaged her friends for help while looking to cool down in a shaded area.more
  • 2 days Pitch furore overshadows Ashes Test 9news |Sport
    England will look to spin their way to victory on a worn pitch in Taunton, in the lone Test of the women's Ashes series beginning on Thursday.A pitch that was used for the World Cup clash between New Zealand and Afghanistan 40 days' prior, had both captains, on inspection 24-hours prior, expecting spin to play a significant part in the result.With Australia needing just a draw to retain the Ashes after winning the three ODIs, England were unlikely to prepare the sort of flat track that led to the most recent Women's Tests in Canterbury and North Sydney being played ... more
  • 2 days Tax-dodging religious siblings ordered to pay $2 million to ATO 9news
    Christian siblings in Tasmania who refused to pay income tax because it goes against the word of God have been ordered to hand over more than $2.3 million to the Australian Taxation Office.Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot faced Hobart Supreme Court this week owing almost $930,000 in income tax and other accrued charges.Mr Beerepoot told the court taxation is a form of ownership, which doesn't rest with the Commonwealth of Australia.Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot faced Hobart Supreme Court this week and were ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in accrued fees ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Aussie British Open rookie pulls rank on Tiger 9news |Sport
    Aussie British Open tyro Dimi Papadatos has delighted in pulling rank on Tiger Woods at Royal Portrush.Papadatos will make his major championship debut when he tees up on Thursday night, but already has a memorable tale for his mates after putting Woods in his place during a pre-tournament practice round.The 28-year-old, countryman Jake McLeod and Kiwi Ryan Fox quickly sensed the bigger-than-expected gallery flocking to the tee box couldn't have been for them."And Tiger was there pegging it up," Papadatos said after realising the 15-times major winner was trying to drop in."His manager said he was going to play the ... more
  • 2 days ‘You sod!’ Cheeky cockatoo steals woman’s earring 9news
    A Geelong woman has gone viral after the Ned Kelly of birds held her up in her car.Morgana Elaine posted a series of videos to Facebook yesterday showcasing her ordeal at the pointy end of a sulphur-crested cockatoo's beak.The piratical parrot apparently stole her earring right out of her ear - and it was just getting started."This is what he did to it," Ms Elaine said, holding up a mangled ring of metal."I've got way too much metal in my face for this bird."The curious cocky was apparently enthralled by the car, gnawing repeatedly on ... more
  • 2 days Tips: Legend rages at odd Dragons call 9news |Sport
    Rugby league great Mark Carroll has questioned St George Illawarra's decision to rest million-dollar halfback Ben Hunt at a time when the Dragons desperately need a win to keep their finals chances alive.The Dragons have copped plenty of criticism after an inept performance against the Raiders on Sunday and they head to Penrith tomorrow night needing to win six of their last eight games to be any chance of a playoffs berth.Check out the tipping leaderboard and the full set of Round 18 tips from Sterlo and our Channel Nine experts below!The Panthers, meanwhile, have moved into the eight for ... more
  • 2 days Radical safety move slammed by legend 9news |Sport
    Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell says he doubts the day will come when bowlers wear protective helmets, and believes administrators are approaching the problem from the wrong angle.Cricket Australia is fast-tracking the development of a helmet for bowlers, with plans to have a prototype ready for use as early as this year. It follows injuries to a number of bowlers, both during net sessions and matches.As recently as last month, a net bowler suffered a fractured skull after he was hit by a David Warner straight drive prior to Australia’s World Cup match against India. The incident left the ... more
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