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  • 3 hours Elon Musk gets SOS to help find Sydney Tesla vandal 9news
    A Sydney student has called on billionaire Elon Musk to help track down a mystery woman who vandalised his dad's brand new $110,000 Tesla in a carpark.Daniel Pearce, 20, looped the Tesla founder into a social media video post which appears to show a woman maliciously gouging the bright red 2020 Tesla 3 Performance model at Westfield Penrith.Mr Pearce told nine.com.au he understood Westfield security cameras may have identified the vandal's numberplate as she exited the carpark, and police were now hunting the woman.A woman approaches the Tesla 3, parked up in Westfield Penrith, holding a key ... <a target=more
  • 3 hours Warriors set to pounce on Raiders youngster 9news |Sport
    THE Warriors are close to signing Canberra back-rower Jack Murchie following the serious knee injury suffered by Bunty Afoa last week.Afoa tore his ACL at training and will miss most of the season - and the Warriors believe his absence leaves them light on forwards.Canberra rate the 22-year-old Murchie, a product of Bateman's Bay on the NSW south coast, but are likely to release him nonetheless.Jack Murchie"He is a good kid but we have a lot of experienced forwards aherad of him," a Raiders source said."The way is blocked for him here. If the Warriors ... more
  • 3 hours ‘It’s heartbreaking’: Family speak of losing murdered Melbourne mum 9news
    An "extraordinarily cold" man who murdered a Melbourne mum and cut the throat of an elderly widow was on parole at the time of his vicious attacks.Seven years after fatally stabbing Kylie Blackwood and leaving Ilona Prohaska for dead, Scott Alan Murdoch has faced a pre-sentence hearing for his crimes.His behaviour after the two attacks have been described by prosecutors as "extraordinarily cold".Leaving Ms Prohaska for dead in May 2013, he took money from her bank account and went to a meeting with Corrections Victoria.After killing Ms Blackwood he tried three times to use her ... more
  • 4 hours Shot fired with armed person on the run in Perth 9news
    An urgent warning has been issued across Perth with an armed person on the run in the city's eastern suburbs.Police said they are searching for a silver Holden Cruze sedan following reports one of the occupants has a gun.It is understood at least one shot was been fired just after 9am (local time).https://twitter.com/WA_Police/status/1231766518146289664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"Do not approach," police said on Twitter."Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 000 immediately and report the location."The car was last seen in Dorothy Street in Gosnells.The car was last seen in Gosnells.more
  • 4 hours St Kevin’s College announces child safety plans after ‘serious mistakes’ 9news
    The new principal of Melbourne's St Kevin's College plans to implement additional child protection safeguards after the school's abuse scandal left student victims severely "wounded".Acting Principal John Crowley faced reporters today, announcing a review of the school's child protection policies and procedures, which would include the appointment of a Director of Safeguarding.It comes after the school's headmaster Stephen Russell resigned after it was revealed he provided a reference at the request of former sports coach Peter Kehoe, who was convicted of sexually grooming a Year 9 student.Mr Crowley acknowledged the school had made "serious mistakes" ... more
  • 4 hours Aussie dollar hits 11-year low as market drops $50 billion 9news
    The Australian dollar has hit a fresh decade low after investors were spooked by fears the spreading coronavirus outbreak will increasingly affect global economic activity.In early trade the Australian dollar fell to 66 US cents in what marks a new 11-year low.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was a sea of red at midday AEDT as it fell 116.7 points, or 1.63 per cent, to 6988.8.The broader All Ordinaries index was down 117.1 points, or 1.62 per cent, at 7078 as all indices fell.The biggest drags at noon were the energy, industrials, finance, info tech and consumer ... more
  • 4 hours ‘Step up and lead the club’: JT’s ‘Morgo’ mission 9news |Sport
    Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston has issued Michael Morgan a challenge to "step up and lead the club in the right direction" after a forgettable year for the North Queensland franchise. The Cowboys spluttered to a 14th place finish in 2019, winning just nine games amid a spate of injuries and off-field drama. In their first season without long-standing Queensland icon Thurston, Morgan was handed the reins to lead the 2015 premiers through the dark. But suffering a string of concussion related set-backs, the play-maker's year was soon written-off with the club forced to find solutions in other areas of the ... more
  • 5 hours Former US Marine breaks planking world record 9news
    A 62-year-old former US Marine has reclaimed a world fitness record by holding a plank position for more than eight hours.George Hood broke the Guinness World Records for a male after holding the position for eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.Mr Hood, who is also a retired Drug Enforcement Administration special agent, trained nearly seven hours a day for around 18 months ahead of the record event. During this time, he undertook 674,000 sit ups and 270,000 push ups.He said his new record-breaking time was inspired by Five15 Fitness - a gym established to ... more
  • 5 hours Travel warning to Japan upgraded over coronavirus fears 9news
    Australian travellers are being urged to "exercise a high degree of caution" if they are travelling to Japan due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.The Australian Government today lifted Japan's travel warning to level two."At level 2, there are more or higher risks than what you would typically find in a large Australian city," the Government's Smart Traveller website warns"We're not saying 'don't go' to this location. But you should do your research and take extra precautions."Japan is scheduled to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the end of July.The warning for South Korea has ... more
  • 5 hours NBA superstar’s awkward new tattoo 9news |Sport
    Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum has revealed a giant new tattoo across his upper back, but with one glaring problem.Tatum's tattoo reads "Gods Will," with Bible verses Proverbs 3:5-6, just underneath the giant text.But an embarrassing grammatical error stunned fans across social media when the young star forgot to include an apostrophe in 'God's.' Jayson Tatum https://twitter.com/hmfaigen/status/1231120032639287296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1231120032639287296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Famerican-sports%2Fnba%2Fnba-briefs-jayson-tatums-tattoo-blunder-ben-simmons-injury-lebrons-sweet-wade-message%2Fnews-story%2Faa20422b6988b165a48a12b7ba3c2f60https://twitter.com/AndrewDBailey/status/1231082902978355200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1231082902978355200&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Famerican-sports%2Fnba%2Fnba-briefs-jayson-tatums-tattoo-blunder-ben-simmons-injury-lebrons-sweet-wade-message%2Fnews-story%2Faa20422b6988b165a48a12b7ba3c2f60https://twitter.com/adamamin/status/1231249622158450688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1231249622158450688&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Famerican-sports%2Fnba%2Fnba-briefs-jayson-tatums-tattoo-blunder-ben-simmons-injury-lebrons-sweet-wade-message%2Fnews-story%2Faa20422b6988b165a48a12b7ba3c2f60Tatum has always been very open about his Christian beliefs.The 21-year-old revealed on the 'Faith on the Field' podcast that Christianity has been a part of his life from a young age."That's something that has stuck with me for a long ... more
  • 6 hours Scammer who blackmailed parents of dying baby ‘extraordinarily cruel’ 9news
    A judge has ripped into the "extraordinary cruelty" of a woman who blackmailed the Melbourne parents of a dying baby girl.Siti Kamal saw an opportunity in distraught dad Jay Windross' social media plea for the return of his wife Dee's phone, filled with pictures of their terminally ill 11-month-old, Amiyah.As the baby drew her last breaths, Kamal sent Mr Windross more than 90 messages demanding $1000 in return for the phone.Despite never having the device, the 24-year-old threatened to sell it or delete the pictures of Amiyah.Kamal exchanged nearly 160 messages with Mr Windross in ... more
  • 6 hours Aussie stars eager to play in expanding IPL 9news |Sport
    Australian cricket stars Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry have expressed their desire to feature in the women's Indian Premier League, with the relationship between the two countries' cricket boards on the mend.Healy, Perry and Aussie skipper Meg Lanning were snubbed from last year's high-profile IPL exhibition series as the relationship between Cricket Australia and the Board of Control for Cricket in India hit rock bottom.The star trio had originally agreed to play in the event before being overlooked as negotiations over the men's one-day series in the middle of the Australian summer wore on.But with the relationship between CA and ... more
  • 6 hours ‘System of failure’: Coroner scathing of Dreamworld 9news
    "Obvious hazards" on the ride that malfunctioned at Dreamworld, killing four people more than three years ago, posed a "significant risk", a coroner has found.Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi died in October 2016 when a water pump on the Thunder River Rapids malfunctioned at the theme park.More than 100 people have packed into the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning to hear Coroner James McDougall read a summary of his findings into the inquest that examined the tragedy.Dreamworld tragedy victims (from left): Cindy Low, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Kate ... <a target=more
  • 6 hours GP: ‘We need easier access to medicinal cannabis to reduce opioid use’ 9news
    An Australian GP has called for patients to be given easier and cheaper access to medicinal cannabis, claiming it will reduce the harm associated with highly-addictive and potentially deadly opioids.Dr Orit Holtzman, who practices in New South Wales, said Australia's laws currently prevent medical cannabis being offered a first-line treatment, with patients instead given opioids or medication for neuropathic pain before they can be considered.In NSW, patients require one clinical assessment from the Therapeutic Goods Association before being given access to the drug - previously, approvals had to be overseen by both the Commonwealth and NSW Health departments.more
  • 6 hours Duo charged after $16m worth of drug ice seized 9news
    A drug haul containing more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine has been seized after arriving into Australia from Mexico, with two men arrested in Victoria over their alleged involvement.A Canadian-French dual national, 26, has been charged with allegedly importing 154 kilograms of the illicit drug ice, worth an estimated $16.9 million.Members of the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) arrested the man on Saturday night near the Melbourne suburb of Chadstone, after the substance was found hidden inside a shipping container of silver concentrate in January.A Sydney man, 34, ... more
  • 6 hours Italy scrambles to contain coronavirus outbreak 9news
    Italian authorities have announced sweeping closures in the country's north as they scramble to contain Europe's biggest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.Italy's confirmed cases surged from three on Friday morning to more than 130 by the weekend.The majority of coronavirus infections are concentrated in mainland China (with more than 78,800 cases), followed by Japan (738) and South Korea (602). Italy's spike now marks the biggest outbreak outside of Asia.Three people have died and at least 152 others have been infected with the virus in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, head of the country's Civil Protection agency, said at a Sunday news conference.more
  • 6 hours ARIA Award-winner Christine Anu guilty of NYE drink-driving 9news
    ARIA Award-winner Christine Anu has pleaded guilty in a Queensland court to drink-driving and lost her licence for three months.The singer, 49, was pulled over for random testing at 7pm on New Year's Eve while driving a blue Nissan on Moores Creek Road in Rockhampton.After blowing a positive result, she told police she had consumed two glasses of white wine. Officers escorted Anu to a mobile testing station for further analysis.Christine Anu performs during the Australia Day Wugulora Morning Ceremony on the Walumil Lawns at Barangaroo in Sydney, in 2019.Today Anu, a mother-of-two, pleaded guilty ... more
  • 7 hours ‘Wilder can’t fight’: Savage backlash to loss 9news |Sport
    Deontay Wilder "can't fight".Yes, the pile-on after his loss to Tyson Fury really went that far.ESPN boxing commentator and long-time trainer Teddy Atlas delivered the stunning whack after Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) suffered his first career defeat, a seven-round TKO against unbeaten rival Tyson Fury to concede his WBC heavyweight world title."Full disclosure. I picked Wilder to win, figuring his eraser (right hand) would take care of a lot of sins," Atlas said."Also full disclosure. I've been saying since the beginning of his career - and with a lot of attacking when I say it, especially from Wilder's people - ... more
  • 7 hours Reed silences ‘cheater’ hate to win WGC Mexico 9news |Sport
    Patrick Reed made it hard for anyone to question his moxie.A week that began with Brooks Koepka saying he thought Reed cheated when he was penalized for swiping sand in the Bahamas ended with Reed delivering clutch moments down the stretch Sunday to win the Mexico Championship.https://twitter.com/Josh_Berhow/status/1231725706616463360?s=20Then again, Reed always seems to be at his best when it feels as though the world is against him.Two shots behind with four holes to play, Reed ran off three straight birdies to overtake a faltering Bryson DeChambeau, closing with a 4-under 67 for his second World Golf Championships title."The last hole was ... more
  • 7 hours Sydney school students injured as platform collapses 9news
    Students have been injured at a Sydney school after a platform collapsed while they were having photos taken.Emergency services are at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School.Currently, 21 patients, many aged 17, have been taken to hospital.None are believed to be seriously injured.Students are believed to have suffered leg and head injuries, and are being treated at Campbelltown and Westmead hospitals.Parents of the students have been advised of the accident."During our year 12 photos this morning there was an incident with the scaffolding resulting in some injuries to students," the school ... more
  • 8 hours Brisbane teen charged with murdering baby girl 9news
    A Brisbane teenager has been charged with the murder of a baby girl.The 11-month-old was found unresponsive at a home at Corinda, in the city's southwest, on February 1.She was revived by paramedics but died at the Queensland Children's Hospital four days later.The 18-year-old Inala man was arrested on Saturday and will front Brisbane Magistrates Court today.With AAP ... more
  • 8 hours ‘Bald, fat’ Fury compared to Muhammad Ali 9news |Sport
    Before the much-anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the American champion was on track to match the great Muhammad Ali. Then Fury humbled Wilder with a devastating seventh-round TKO victory.'The Gypsy King' left Wilder dazed, slow, and wobbly, with blood streaming from his ear and mouth before the fight was stopped.It was a sad scene for 'The Bronze Bomber', who up until the Fury rematch, was undefeated in 43 fights, with their first December 2018 bout ending in a controversial draw.Both men came into the ring with elaborate walk-out outfits, giving boxing fans worldwide a taste of the ... more
  • 8 hours Campaigners say domestic violence should be treated like terrorism 9news
    Plotting or threatening to commit domestic violence should legally be treated in the same manner as an act of terrorism and result in immediate jailing, a leading campaigner says.Women's Legal Service Queensland CEO Angela Lynch says an immediate review of how domestic violence is dealt with under the criminal justice system is needed.Coercive control becoming a criminal offence and improvements to strangulation, stalking and sexual violence offences are also among the changes needed, she said.The list of suggested changes has been issued after Hannah Clarke and her three children were murdered by her estranged husband ... more
  • 8 hours How Aussie family’s dream move turned to tragedy with horror injury 9news
    For months, Melbourne man Vincent Louie has been battling for a certain level of treatment from UK healthcare workers for his wife, Anna, after she she suffered a horror brain injury that caused her to collapse lifeless in his arms. Ms Louie, 34, resides in a care home in London after the removal of a benign throat tumour in 2014 led to years of complications. Mr Louie, 35, has spent almost a year of 16-hour days juggling full-time work with constant clashes with National Health Service (NHS) practitioners, who he says has neglected Mrs Louie's treatment and put her in ... more
  • 8 hours Hidden taunt revealed in Fury’s mouthguard 9news |Sport
    The layers to Tyson Fury's emphatic victory over Deontay Wilder just keep on unfurling with the latest revealed to be a hidden taunt during Sunday's fight aimed at the Brit's next rival.Fury captivated the sports world on Sunday when he handed American power-puncher Wilder the first loss of his professional career in a boxing masterclass in Las Vegas.Ever the showman, the 'Gypsy King' had fans in the palm of his hands as he jested with his rival ahead of the fight, before being carried into the ring on a throne.But it's now been revealed that wasn't all Fury had planned ... more
  • 10 hours Scorecard reveals extent of Fury’s Wilder beatdown 9news |Sport
    If fans needed any more convincing over the severity of beatdown Tyson Fury handed to Deontay Wilder, the judges' scorecards have now been revealed.Fury captivated the sports world on Sunday when he handed American power-puncher Wilder the first loss of his professional career in a boxing masterclass in Las Vegas.Famed for his ringcraft, the 'Gyspsy King' set about a comprehensive dismantling of his rival which was eventually halted in a stunning seventh round TKO.While the American was infuriated his team had thrown the towel and at the referee's simultaneous decision to stop the fight, it's now clear that Wilder was ... more
  • 10 hours Why we must change how we speak about NRL 9news |Sport
    Mark Levy is the host of 2GB's Wide World of Sports radio show. Tune in from 6pm-7pm, Monday to Thursday!We've developed a mentality in sport that negative headlines sell newspapers and also create click-bait for online users, but the last couple of months have proven the positive stories attract just as much attention.Time and time again, the sporting community comes together to rally around those doing it tough, whether it's bushfire affected areas of Australia, regional and rural residents battling the drought, or young kids who are being bullied.People around the world have responded to the heartbreaking and confronting video ... more
  • 10 hours Grace Millane and the rise of the ’50 Shades of Grey’ defence 9news
    British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018.On Thursday her killer, a 28-year-old man, was sentenced to life imprisonment with minimum 17 year non-parole period.The Courts of New Zealand said in a statement: "Overall, the circumstances of the murder showed a high-level of callousness, including: the intimate nature of the murder itself."Grace Millane's body was found in bushland on December 9, 2018.In his November 2019 trial, the prosecution argued that the man -- whose name cannot be ... more
  • 10 hours Wilder’s camp blame ‘heavy’ walk-out costume 9news |Sport
    Deontay Wilder's camp have blamed his glamorous pre-fight costume as a possible reason for his sluggish display against Tyson Fury in their much-anticipated rematch in Las Vegas.Wilder was defeated by Fury with a seventh-round TKO, as blood streamed from his left ear and mouth.The 'Bronze Bomber' was far from the normally devastating form that prior to the bout against the 'Gypsy King' made him an undefeated boxing champion.Tyson Fury wins via TKOWilder's movement was slow and his punches lacked power, and eventually after being left bloody and bruised by Fury, the ref stopped the fight almost ... more
  • 10 hours US mum of missing baby ‘knew who had her daughter’ 9news
    The mother of a 15-month-old girl last seen two months ago and reported missing last week in Tennessee says she knew who had her daughter, and she was afraid to report her disappearance.Evelyn Boswell of East Tennessee was last seen in December but authorities issued an Amber Alert for her Wednesday.Her mother, Megan Boswell, said she left her daughter with someone she trusted to keep an eye on her while she was at work."Well the reason I didn't report it or anything was I knew the person who had her, and I didn't want ... more
  • 10 hours Coach picks holes in star’s 46-disposal game 9news |Sport
    He's a player it's hard to find much fault with but even Brisbane midfield star Lachie Neale has room for improvement in the 2020 AFL pre-season.Neale started where he left off last year in Sunday's pre-season match against Port Adelaide in a typically dominant all-action display.The 26-year-old claimed 46 disposals, 12 clearances, seven inside 50s and a goal in the Lions' 21-point loss to the Power at Burpengary.Despite his dominance, Lions assistant coach Jed Adcock felt Neale could have used the large amount of ball he received better, particularly early in the game."He's an A-Grader, ... more
  • 11 hours ‘Astonishing’ Steve Smith pulls ‘Superman’ move 9news |Sport
    Steve Smith was branded 'Superman' after an astonishing piece of boundary-line fielding in the second Australia vs South Africa T20 match.Smith was boundary-riding for Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa in the sixth over at Port Elizabeth, with South African captain Quinton de Kock on strike.De Kock hit a lofted pull shot that seemed to be going for six over mid-wicket ... but then Smith intervened.The Aussie batting superstar launched himself backwards over the boundary, going full-stretch to block the ball with his right hand.He was somehow able to flick is back over the rope and a bemused de Kock got just ... more
  • 11 hours Man dies after stabbing at Sydney home 9news
    Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in his western Sydney home.Emergency services were called to the property in Magellan Avenue at Lethbridge Park at 11.45pm yesterday to find a man - believed to be aged in his 20s - with critical stab wounds.Paramedics treated him before they took him to a nearby school to await helicopter airlift to hospital but he died shortly after.A crime scene has been set up at the home and detectives have launched inquiries.Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. ... more
  • 11 hours Australia A batting fails against England Lions 9news |Sport
    Usman Khawaja and Moises Henriques made starts, but they couldn't go on with the job on another tough day for Australia A in their four-day clash with the England Lions at the MCG.In reply to England's 428, Australia A finished day two at 5-103, with Josh Inglis (13) and Jack Wildermuth (11) the not out batsmen.Marcus Harris (6), Nic Maddinson (1), and Kurtis Patterson (11) were all out cheaply in the day-night fixture.Khawaja (30 off 79 balls) and Henriques (25) failed to make the most of their solid starts.Australia A were 5-80 at one stage before Inglis and Wildermuth steadied ... more
  • 11 hours South Africa stun England in T20 World Cup thriller 9news |Sport
    Mignon du Preez has displayed nerves of steel to inspire South Africa to an upset six-wicket victory over England in a thrilling T20 World Cup clash at the WACA Ground.In reply to England's sub-par 8-123, South Africa needed 21 off the last 13 balls to snatch victory in Sunday's match.Du Preez was dropped on two, and she made the most of the chance in her 100th T20 international.With South Africa needing seven runs off the last four balls, du Preez thumped Katherine Brunt for a six to level the scores.She scored a four next ball to secure the win with ... more
  • 12 hours Driver killed in train derailment ‘feared for rail line safety’ 9news
    The driver of the XPT train killed when it derailed north of Melbourne had emailed a friend detailing fears about the safety of the line in the weeks before the disaster.The train's driver, 54-year-old Canberra resident John Kennedy, and his pilot, a 49-year-old woman from Castlemaine, died when the Sydney to Melbourne XPT diesel locomotive and five carriages derailed at Wallan on Thursday night.Eleven of the train's 160 passengers were also injured.Mr Kennedy had expressed concerns about the state of the rail network with a friend, Clive Williams, in an email earlier this month, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.more
  • 12 hours Daredevil dies attempting to launch homemade rocket 9news
    A US man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth.Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes died during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket on Saturday."Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Hughes' family and friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey," the Science Channel said in a statement.Hughes was scheduled ... more
  • 12 hours Italy cancels Venice Carnival to halt spread of coronavirus 9news
    Italy has stepped up measures to ban public gatherings amid rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country and a third death from the virus, calling off the famed Venice Carnival attended by thousands of revellers.The decision to call off the Carnival was announced by Veneto regional Gov Luca Zaia as the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases soared to 152, the largest number outside Asia."The ordinance is immediately operative and will go into effect at midnight,'' Gov Zaia said.His area includes Venice, where thousands packed St Mark's Square. Carnival would have run through Tuesday.Buses, ... more
  • 12 hours Shattered Warner stranded in tight T20 loss 9news |Sport
    Australia's last man standing in a dramatic T20 collapse, David Warner was left crushed after South Africa flipped the script on his return to Port Elizabeth.With the famous St George's Park brass band providing a raucous soundtrack, Warner was left stranded as the Proteas pulled out a superb death bowling performance to snatch a 12-run win and level the three-match series.The left-hander finished unbeaten on 67, having batted through an innings in which Steve Smith (29) provided the only other notable contribution in a chase of 159.Last time Australia had played at St George's Park, an already heated Test series ... more
  • 15 hours Prosecutions possible as coroner hands down Dreamworld findings 9news
    The fate of Dreamworld will be revealed when a coroner delivers his long-awaited findings from the inquest into the deaths of four people at the Gold Coast theme park more than three years ago.Coroner James McDougall will hand down his findings in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.Police recommended no criminal charges against Dreamworld staff over the fatal accident, but the coroner could still suggest prosecutions or substantial fines for the company and its executives.Dreamworld tragedy victims (from left): Cindy Low, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Kate Goodchild.Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and ... more
  • 15 hours Calls to revive China industry amid ‘grim’ coronavirus epidemic 9news
    Warning that China's virus epidemic is "still grim and complex", President Xi Jinping called for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops.Mr Xi defended the ruling Communist Party's response as "timely and effective" in a video conference with officials in charge of anti-disease work, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.Mr Xi sounded a note of caution in the face of hopes abroad that the disease that has killed more than 2400 people since December might be under control.He said the situation is at ... more
  • 16 hours Experts stumped over mysterious coronavirus infection clusters 9news
    South Korea's president said that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a soaring coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 600 people in the country, mostly in the last few days.China also reported hundreds of more infections for a total of about 77,000, and Iran raised its death toll from the virus to eight – the highest toll outside of China.While the number of patients worldwide is increasing, some virus clusters have shown no link to China and experts are struggling to trace where ... more
  • 21 hours ‘Emotional’ Simmons to undergo MRI 9news |Sport
    After leaving the Philadelphia 76er's game against the Milwaukee Bucks earlier today with a back injury, Australian Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI tomorrow with fears it could be something serious.The 76ers were thrashed 119-98, courtesy of a monster performance from reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who finished the match with 31 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists.But midway through the first quarter, Simmons was forced out of the match after he aggravated a lower back injury.Lower back tightness kept the Aussie out of Philadelphia's win over the Brooklyn Nets last Friday.Ben Simmons Senior NBA insider ... more
  • 22 hours How ‘nervous’ May stunned coach in return 9news |Sport
    Tyrone May has to wait a month until he's free to make his official NRL return for Penrith but there could be a perfect role awaiting him when he does.Panthers coach Ivan Cleary hinted as much after May played his first rugby league game at any level in almost 18 months in Saturday's trial win over Wests Tigers.Substituted into the halves midway through the first half, May scored a try and set up another in a solid comeback."He did okay. He was talking really well. Physically, I thought he looked okay too," Cleary said of the performance.Tyrone ... <a target=more
  • 22 hours Toddler found dead inside burning car in remote WA town 9news
    A two-year-old girl has been found dead after a vehicle fire in regional Western Australia.Police say the child, yet to be identified, was found in a vehicle on fire in Kununurra about 7am on Sunday after emergency services extinguished the flames. Early investigations into the cause of the fire have led police to treat it as non-suspicious and they are calling for witnesses.More to come. ... more
  • 23 hours Wilder’s coach reveals he didn’t throw the towel 9news |Sport
    Deontay Wilder's coach, Jay Deas, revealed he wasn't the one responsible for throwing in the towel and ending the WBC heavyweight title bout against Tyson Fury.Wilder was well dominated by his opponent, eventually falling via TKO in the seventh round as Fury claimed the title.Post-fight, Wilder expressed his displeasure at his team's decision to end the bout early."I just wish that my corner had let me go out on my shield," Wilder said post-fight."I'm a warrior, that's what I do. But it is what it is, there's no excuses. We'll come back and be stronger."Tyson Fury licks ... <a target=more
  • 23 hours ‘Serious concerns’ for girl, 13, who vanished from bedroom in Sydney 9news
    Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl who went missing in Sydney's south-west overnight.Mariam Wehbi, 13, was last seen at her home on Dutton Street, Yagoona, last night.Her family discovered she was not in her bedroom at 7.30am this morning and notified police.Police say they have serious concerns for Mariam's welfare due to her age.The teenager is described as being Middle Eastern in appearance and between 150-160cm tall with a skinny build, long brown hair with blonde streaks and brown eyes.She was last seen wearing black leggings and a black jumper.The teen ... more
  • 23 hours Port down Lions as Zorko under fire for shove 9news |Sport
    Port Adelaide tall forward Charlie Dixon has made a great start to 2020, booting four goals with the Power claiming a 21-point AFL pre-season win over Brisbane.The 28-year-old, who only managed nine games last year, looked fit and in-form as the visitors secured an encouraging 14.14 (98) to 12.5 (77) victory in windy conditions at Burpengary's Moreton Bay Sports Complex, north of Brisbane.As well as Dixon, the Power were fired to the win by Steven Motlop, who had three second-half goals and 22 touches.But it was a questionable play from Brisbane star Dayne Zorko that turned heads after he shoved ... more
  • 24 hours McLaughlin spoils Holden’s Supercars party 9news |Sport
    Holden joy has turned into despair with Ford flyer Scott McLaughlin winning the second race of the Supercars' season-opening Adelaide 500.The two-time defending champion kept his nerve around the South Australian capital's street circuit to finish in front of Holden's Chaz Mostert and Tickford Racing's Cameron Waters.But it was Shane van Gisbergen who appeared to be on track to make it a memorable Holden double after starting Sunday's 78-lap affair from pole.The Red Bull star led for most of the race, but had to make an extra late pit stop because his Commodore was running low on fuel.more
  • 24 hours Community gathers to remember mum and kids killed by dad 9news
    Family and friends have gathered with a heartbroken community to remember a mother and her three children murdered in a vicious act of domestic violence.The vigil is being held at the Bill Hewitt Reserve, a park in south Brisbane, for Hannah Clarke and her children Laianah, Aaliyah and Trey. The vigil was held just blocks away from where they were murdered on Wednesday morning at the hands of the children's father, Rowan Baxter.The four were killed by the children's father, Rowan Baxter, after he set alight the car they were in on Wednesday morning. more
  • 1 day Heartache, tears at memorial to honour bushfire victims 9news
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  • 1 day Fury stuns by licking blood off Wilder’s neck 9news |Sport
    Tyson Fury stunned boxing fans when he appeared to lick the blood off Deontay Wilder's neck in their WBC heavyweight bout.Fury dominated his opponent, forcing Wilder's corner to intervene and throw in the towel as the Englishman won via TKO in the seventh round.But fans all around the world were left stunned when Fury stuck his tongue out when both fighters were stuck on the ropes together.https://twitter.com/PeteBlackburn/status/1231453125275459585https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1231453075631677441Although he won his previous fight heading into today's bout, Fury was well tested when he fought Otto Wallin back in September last year.During that fight, Fury suffered multiple cuts to his right eye ... more
  • 1 day LIVE: Fight nears as Wilder and Fury get to work 9news |Sport
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  • 1 day Why Aussies could soon pay for Uber like a Netflix subscription 9news
    EXCLUSIVE: Australians could soon pay for Uber like Netflix with an expert predicting the nation's automotive sector is undergoing a revolutionary subscription-based boom.The subscription model has moved beyond entertainment services such as Netflix or Spotify, recently surging in popularity with car leasing schemes and even meal delivery.KPMG automotive analyst Steven Bragg told 9News the automotive industry would change rapidly in the next 20 years, predicting Uber would soon jump on the subscription bandwagon at full speed.Uber logo"Uber will switch from specifically having someone who calls for a car, to someone who subscribes to a service ... more
  • 1 day Man shot dead in Brisbane CBD after stabbing 9news
    Police have shot dead a man who charged at officers with a knife after stabbing another person in Brisbane's central business district.The incident happened near the Westin Hotel in Mary St around 10amThe stabbed victim has been rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.Police say the victim was a 26-year-old who suffered injuries to his face and his back.Queensland Ambulance were not able to comment on his condition.A guest of the Westin Hotel told AAP she heard several gunshots, but thought they were fireworks."I came outside and I saw someone lying ... more
  • 1 day Simmons forced out of NBA blockbuster injured 9news |Sport
    Ben Simmons has been forced out of Philadelphia's NBA showdown with Milwaukee midway through the first quarter after he aggravated a back injury.Simmons winced in pain after going up for a lay-up and left the court, heading straight to the locker room.The Australian star sat out the the 76ers' overtime victory over Brooklyn on Thursday due to lower back tightness - the game was Philadelphia's first back from the All-Star break.Simmons made both his field goals and one of two free-throws against the Bucks for five points in less than five minutes.In earlier games on ... more
  • 1 day ‘He’s a great buy’: Test star gives Bulldogs hope 9news |Sport
    England Test prop Luke Thompson has given Bulldogs NRL fans a ray of hope with a strong performance in the World Club Challenge, branded a "great buy" by Phil Gould.Thompson suited up for St Helens against the Roosters and scored the opening try of a 20-12 loss for his side.It was a grinding battle in cold, greasy conditions and while the Englishman didn't dominate proceedings, he certainly held his own against Roosters enforcers Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Sio Siua Taukeiaho.Thompson, 24, will start a three-year deal with the Bulldogs next season. Canterbury are working their way through a miserable period and ... more
  • 1 day How the world rallied around bullied Queensland boy, Quaden Bayles 9news
    It was a heartbreaking and confronting video posted by a devastated mother – but it has inspired the world to support a young Queensland schoolboy and condemn bullying.And now, the latest pictures of Quaden Bayles, nine, are touching hearts globally again - for happier reasons.Quaden, who has dwarfism, walked onto the pitch in front of thousands of cheering fans at an All Stars rugby match last night, the culmination of a week which has made him a household name.Last Wednesday, Quaden, from Brisbane, made a desperate call to his mother, ... more
  • 1 day Cronk replacement’s ‘beautiful’ act of courage 9news |Sport
    New halfback Kyle Flanagan impressed coach Trent Robinson with an act of courage in the Roosters' World Club Challenge win.He also gave Tricolours fans cause for optimism that the loss of Cooper Cronk won't be a killer blow to their NRL premiership defence.As expected, gun five-eighth Luke Keary took charge of the Sydney attack in a 20-12 win over St Helens on Sunday (AEDT).Keary was man of the match at Totally Wicked Stadium, scoring the winning try, controlling the game and taking most of the general-play kicking for the back-to-back NRL champions. The 2018 Clive Churchill Medallist, who boasts three ... more
  • 1 day Bernie Sanders scores a decisive victory in Democratic US presidential caucuses in Nevada 9news
    Bernie Sanders has scored a decisive victory in the Democratic US presidential caucuses in Nevada and gained a fresh burst of momentum, while Joe Biden appears headed to a second-place finish that will give his struggling campaign new hope. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, had 45 per cent of the county convention delegates in Nevada with about four per cent of the precincts reported, and television networks predicted he would cruise to an easy win. But there were long delays getting more results reported, more than five hours after the caucuses started. Biden, the former ... more
  • 1 day Work begins to remove derailed train 9news
    The painstaking job to remove the wreck of the XPT train that derailed north of Melbourne, killing two, has started.The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is working with Transport for NSW, which operates the XPT service, to clear the crash site at Wallan.Investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau spent Saturday examining the scene of the derailment, looking at the maintenance of the train and railway as well as signalling data.The track and train were then handed back to their respective owners: ARTC, the federal body in charge of track maintenance, and Transport for NSW.Early ... more
  • 1 day Queen of etiquette June Dally-Watkins dies aged 92 9news
    June Dally-Watkins was a leading Australian model of her generation who went on to teach several generations the skills of modelling, etiquette, grooming and deportment.Australia's Model of the Year in 1949 was never content to be just a pretty face. She used her fame to start a business empire, based on her belief that young people needed to present themselves the best way.She died at the age of 92 on Saturday night, with her family by her side.In 1950 Dally-Watkins founded a personal-development school - claimed to be Australia's first. The following year she established ... more
  • 1 day Girl, 14, charged with selling drugs at Sydney under 18’s festival 9news
    Two teenagers have been charged with drug supply at an under-18 music festival in Sydney's west.More than 12,000 people attended the Good Life/Lost City 2020 event at Sydney Olympic park yesterday,The 14-year-old girl, from Mount Druitt, was allegedly found with 31 MDMA capsules.She was given conditional bail to appear at a children's court next week.A 17-year-old boy, from Wangi Wangi in Lake Macquarie. allegedly had 75 of the same pills, and was charged with supply.He also faces charges over resisting police and possessing a knife in a public place, and will appear at a children's ... more
  • 1 day Surge in global coronavirus cases has health officials nervous 9news
    A sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus has been reported in China, but world health officials warn it is too early to make predictions about the outbreak as infections rise elsewhere.Chinese authorities say the mainland had 397 new confirmed cases on Friday, down from 889 a day earlier.The numbers surged elsewhere, though, with outbreaks worsening in South Korea, Iran, Italy and Lebanon.In South Korea, authorities said on Saturday the number of new infections had doubled to 433, and suggested the tally could rise significantly as more than 1000 people who attended ... more
  • 1 day Incredible snub for Horton over Sun feud 9news |Sport
    Aussie Olympic swimming champion Mack Horton has reportedly copped a snub from his old school due to his feud with Chinese megastar Sun Yang.Caulfield Grammar recently opened a $25 million aquatic centre and Horton would have been the obvious name to adorn the facility, as a former student who won 400m freestyle gold at the Rio 2016 Games. He is the school's only Olympic gold medallist and an outspoken advocate of clean sport.Yet Horton's name will be kept off the aquatic centre to preserve Caulfield Grammar's "commercial interests in China", according to The Age. The newspaper reported that prior to ... more
  • 1 day Battered Cats expect Selwood boost for Bombers 9news |Sport
    Geelong are confident captain Joel Selwood will feature in their final pre-season hitout against Essendon next month.The Cats didn't risk Selwood for Saturday's match against Gold Coast, with the Suns claiming a dominant 17.20 (122) to 7.12 (54) win at Metricon Stadium.Selwood is still recovering after undergoing off-season surgery on his hamstring but with the clash with the Bombers in Colac not until March 9, the 31-year-old is expected to be back in the Cats' squad."Obviously with the two weeks now he can really benefit and get a hard two-week training block," assistant coach Corey Enright said."We think he will ... more
  • 1 day South Africa hammered over Aussie T20 thrashing 9news |Sport
    South Africa's T20 squad has limped into Port Elizabeth after a record battering from Australia that reinforced the deep issues facing the proud cricketing nation.A summer of discontent continued for the Proteas in Johannesburg, where the hosts were skittled for just 89 in a 107-run drubbing at the Wanderers.It is both South Africa's heaviest T20 defeat and lowest total in the format, with a hat-trick to Ashton Agar (5-24) adding insult to injury.The rot started with a sloppy bowling and fielding display which was torn to shreds by local media."It took about 90 minutes for a rampant Australia to dump ... more
  • 1 day The Holdens tipped to boom in price 9news
    Some Holden owners could have a "goldmine" sitting in their garage as the brand's exit from Australia promises to turn classic family cars into potential serious investments.As a motor vehicle company, Holden boasts a 112-year history with Australia motoring - 164 years if you count their days as an Adelaide saddlery.From that has come an estimated 8 million-plus vehicles that have been assembled on Australian soil – the majority of which have most likely perished from rust or decades of teenage abuse.The remaining survivors are now museum pieces: whether it's a 1956 FJ Holden or ... more
  • 1 day Test star scores double in Roosters WCC win 9news |Sport
    Sydney Roosters have beaten St Helens 20-12 in the World Club Challenge on Sunday morning (AEDT), giving them a slice of history with the first consecutive titles from the NRL vs Super League clash.New Zealand Test centre Joseph Manu scored a double for the back-to-back NRL premiers, while five-eighth Luke Keary was named man of the match.Keary scored a try of his own and ran the show, while new recruit Kyle Flanagan assisted both of Manu's four-pointers, the first with a sharp long pass.Super League champion St Helens offered willing resistance at their home ground, Totally Wicked Stadium, with incoming ... more
  • 1 day Supercars legend’s surprise doubts over career 9news |Sport
    Despite a dominant end to 2019, seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup seriously questioned whether he was still needed at Red Bull Holden.But after confirming on Friday a contract extension to continue racing in 2021, Whincup showed he is still a force to be reckoned with the following day.The 37-year-old roared to victory in the season-opening race at the Adelaide 500, finishing more than five seconds ahead of two-time defending champion Scott McLaughlin.Whincup floated the possibility of retirement during the off-season and decided to make a call on his future in Adelaide.His decision was continuing at Triple Eight with fellow flyer ... more
  • 1 day Holmes wows in first Cowboys trial performance 9news |Sport
    North Queensland coaching staff are adamant superstar Valentine Holmes will pick up where he left off when he makes a highly-anticipated return to the NRL next month.Holmes, 24, made a stellar return to rugby league on Saturday after taking the 2019 season off for an ultimately unsuccessful crack at the NFL.The fullback played the first 30 minutes of a trial against Brisbane and defused several towering kicks in torrential conditions while also shaping up in defence.Holmes starred for Cronulla, Queensland and Australia before heading stateside after the 2018 NRL season when he scored 22 tries in 26 games for the ... more
  • 1 day Brutal injury toll emerges from All Stars clash 9news |Sport
    A spate of injuries have further soured the Indigenous outfit's 30-16 loss to the Maori in Saturday's NRL All Stars clash on the Gold Coast.Indigenous coach Laurie Daley cut a forlorn figure after confirming Wade Graham (ankle), Tyrone Roberts (ankle), Josh Kerr (knee) and Chris Smith (suspected ACL) were concerns."We lost a lot of troops," he said.Daley was most upset about Canterbury forward Smith, who had to be helped from the field in the 54th minute."With Smith it looks like an ACL (knee injury). If that is confirmed after scans he will be gone for the year," he said."He was ... more
  • 1 day Coroner to hand down findings on Dreamworld tragedy 9news
    A Queensland coroner is poised to hand down his long-awaited findings from the inquest into the deaths of four people on a ride at Dreamworld more than three years ago.Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi died in October 2016 on Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride when the water pump malfunctioned.Confronting evidence emerged during six weeks of evidence in 2019 and Coroner James McDougall will deliver his findings on Monday in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.Dreamworld tragedy victims (from left): Cindy Low, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Kate Goodchild.The wide-ranging ... more
  • 1 day O’Connor’s No.10 claim staked in Reds’ record rout 9news |Sport
    Grinning ear-to-ear after orchestrating Queensland Reds' record Super Rugby haul, James O'Connor says he's finally made his mind up about where he wants to play.O'Connor admitted he left last year's World Cup hungry for more ball after playing in the centres and eventually being dropped to the bench for the quarter-final.Despite that he began his second-coming at the Reds in the No.12 this season, but after just one game was moved to No.10 and hasn't looked back.His fingerprints were all over the side's 64-5 defeat of Japan's Sunwolves on Saturday in what was O'Connor's first home game as a Red ... more
  • 1 day Bernie Sanders ahead in Nevada caucuses: poll 9news
    An entrance poll shows Bernie Sanders has the most support among Nevada voters entering caucus sites for the Democratic US presidential contest.Sanders, a US senator from Vermont who has made the healthcare issue a centrepiece of his campaign, c, where balloting was underway on Saturday (local time) at caucus sites.Actual results were not expected for at least an hour as voters meet at more than 250 sites around the state to make their pick for a Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.The early entrance poll ... more
  • 1 day Legend’s verdict on Latrell after fullback hitout 9news |Sport
    He may have found himself back at centre but Latrell Mitchell's debut at fullback in the NRL All Stars clash was a success, Indigenous coach Laurie Daley says.The stage was set for an epic fullback battle when NSW centre Mitchell lined up against Maori No.1 Kalyn Ponga in Saturday's All Stars clash after switching to the custodian role following his off-season move to South Sydney.Ponga appeared to have the last laugh after chiming into the Maori's 30-16 win with former Sydney Roosters star Mitchell only showing flashes of brilliance at No.1 before being moved back to his familiar three-quarter role ... more
  • 1 day NRL heavyweight eyeing off Israel Folau signing 9news |Sport
    The Sydney Roosters are keeping a close eye on Israel Folau with a view to signing him for next NRL season, a new report says.The Sunday Telegraph reported that Folau was viewed as a potential replacement for veterans Brett Morris and Mitchell Aubusson.The report noted that Roosters chairman Nick Politis is close with veteran player agent Wayne Beavis, who was involved in Folau's move to Super League club Catalans Dragons. Politis refused to comment, as did Roosters coach Trent Robinson.Robinson is friends with Catalans coach Steve McNamara, meaning that he has ready access to intel on Folau throughout the Super ... more
  • 1 day Italy considers ‘further measures’ as coronavirus outbreak spreads 9news
    An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and workers in affected areas to stay home.A 77-year-old woman who was found dead at her house 50km south of Milan on Thursday tested positive for the coronavirus, a local councillor said on Saturday (local time).A 78-year-old man died of the infection near Padua overnight.The man's wife and daughter are among 12 people infected by the coronavirus in the Veneto region.Italy is the worst-affected country in Europe, ... more
  • 1 day State memorial today for NSW bushfire victims 9news
    The devastating and lingering impact of the NSW bushfire crisis will be marked with a public state memorial at Sydney Olympic Park.The NSW government says the memorial, beginning at 11.30am today, is a chance to "recognise the lives lost, sacrifices made and to show support for the families impacted by the fires".Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed and 25 people have died in the NSW bushfires since October.Sydney dads Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer were killed when a fire truck rolled as they fought bushfires in NSW.Sam McPaul was killed ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Cleared Japan cruise passenger has coronavirus 9news
    A passenger who left the Diamond Princess after completing the cruise ship's quarantine has tested positive for coronavirus.The Japanese woman in her 60s is the first known case of infection among those released at the end of the ship's containment period, local officials say.Tochigi prefecture's governor Tomikazu Fukuda said the woman tested negative for the virus on February 15, four days before she got off the ship with her husband, with neither showing any symptoms at the time.The couple took a train home, officials said on Saturday (local time).Despite strong doubts raised from inside and ... more
  • 2 days First Aussies in coronavirus quarantine to be released 9news
    The first group of Australians evacuated from China's Wuhan province to a Darwin camp are expected to be released following 14 days in quarantine.About 266 people will leave the Howard Springs quarantine camp today, after they were evacuated earlier this month from the epicentre of the coronavirus at Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province.It comes as the number of coronavirus cases among passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan has risen, with a 57-year old Queensland woman testing positive last night.Multiple government agencies gather beside buses to take Australian evacuees from the coronavirus-struck cruise ship ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Debris found in tanks of Boeing MAX jets 9news
    Boeing has found debris in the fuel tanks of dozens of undelivered 737 MAX jets amid ongoing inspections as the Chicago-based plane-maker struggles to restore the trust of airlines and the wider public in the grounded fleet.Boeing found debris in the fuel tanks of about 35 aircraft, a company spokesman confirmed on Friday (local time).A source told Reuters that more than 50 percent of the undelivered 737 MAX jets inspected thus far have had debris found in them.Several more planes are still awaiting inspection."We are taking steps to make sure we eliminate FOD (foreign object ... more
  • 2 days Fears ‘cult-like’ Korean church a site for spreading coronavirus 9news
    South Korea has reported an eight-fold jump in coronavirus infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation's fourth-largest city, where health workers scrambled to screen thousands of worshippers.The country also reported its third death from the virus, a man in his 40s who was found dead at home and posthumously tested positive.There's concern that South Korea's death toll could grow. Virus patients with signs of pneumonia or other serious conditions at the Cheongdo hospital were transferred to other facilities, 17 of them in critical condition, Vice Health ... more
  • 2 days Post-Brexit UK to revert to blue passports 9news
    The UK is ditching its European Union-style burgundy passports and returning to traditional British blue – but the documents will be made in the EU.The British government said Saturday (local time) that passports in the "iconic" navy color, used between 1921 and 1988, will be issued starting next month.People with the current burgundy passports can use them until they expire.Some supporters of Britain's exit from the European Union welcomed the symbolic change.Home Secretary Priti Patel said that "by returning to the iconic blue and gold design, the British passport will ... more
  • 2 days Climber falls 10 metres down cliff 9news
    A rock climber is being treated for serious injuries after rope complications caused him to plunge 10 metres down an cliff in South Australia.Emergency services were called to Morialta Conservation Park just before 9.30am today after the 48-year-old man fell."I believe he was climbing with ropes and there was a problem with his rope system," CFS's Andrew Charlton told 9News. Thick scub proved too difficult for emergency services with the chopper called in to rescue the man who was suffering spinal, head and hand injuries. "It's very, very steep terrain. It was a challenge to get crews down to where ... more
  • 2 days Widow grieves at site of hit-and-run 9news
    At the South Australian site where her husband Nicholas Ingomar was left to die Shannika Peel grieves for the man she loved and lost. Shannika wants you to see his face and know his name today paying tribute to Nicholas as a good man with a cheeky personality."I'm just hurt, I'm crying every day cos I found out yesterday what happened. It's killing me inside," she told 9News. "I really loved him so much, (but) It's painful, when you lose your husband, it's painful." The 29-year-old's life was cut short in a hit-run crash on Rogers Street in Port Augusta ... more
  • 2 days New-look Suns destroy Geelong in pre-season 9news |Sport
    Top draft pick Matthew Rowell has further enhanced his claims for a round one AFL debut with a solid display in Gold Coast's pre-season win over Geelong.Rowell picked up 20 disposals as the Suns claimed an impressive 17.20 (122) to 7.12 (54) win over the Cats at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.The 18-year-old was a bright spark throughout the match, in his second hitout against AFL opposition after playing in a scratch match last weekend against Brisbane.Rowell was one of several recruits to do well in the Suns squad as they outran and outplayed the Cats.Fellow draftee and best mate Noah ... more
  • 2 days Mosquito coil sparks house blaze 9news
    A Western Australia family has been left homeless after fire raged through their Kewdale home destroying almost everything they own. The blaze was started accidently by a lit mosquito coil leaving behind a $500,000 damage bill."We've lost a lot of photos and videos I make of the kids and that's probably the hardest thing actually is that I've lost them but the rest we can replace," homeowner Candy Piani told 9News. The family of five were woken when their backyard decking caught fire around 2am today. Despite fighting to put the flames out, the blaze was too intense. "We've basically ... more
  • 2 days Smith double inspires Maoris to All-Stars win 9news |Sport
    It was billed as a battle of the fullbacks but hooker Brandon Smith stole the show to inspire the Maori's 30-16 win over their Indigenous rivals in Saturday's NRL All Stars clash on the Gold Coast.All eyes were on NSW centre Latrell Mitchell's first crack at the Indigenous No.1 jersey, lining up a mouth watering showdown with Maori and Queensland fullback Kalyn Ponga.While both showed flashes of brilliance, Melbourne rake Smith upstaged everyone with a stunning two-try display that brought the 23,599-strong crowd to their feet.After the Maori led 12-10 at halftime, the game appeared to be broken open in ... more
  • 2 days Indigenous women defeat Maori All Stars in thriller 9news |Sport
    Comeback queen Nakia Davis-Welsh has helped the Indigenous All Stars women gain sweet revenge with a 10-4 win over the Maori on the Gold Coast on Saturday.Winger Davis-Welsh burst back on to the big stage by capping an impressive display with the match-winning try in the 47th minute as the Indigenous women bounced back from last year's 8-4 All Stars defeat.A member of the Jillaroos' 2017 World Cup winning team, Davis-Welsh appears back in top form after missing a season of footy following the birth of her first child in 2019."The way she has come back from giving birth, to ... more
  • 2 days Reynolds breaks silence on bizarre off-field saga 9news |Sport
    Embattled Wests Tigers star Josh Reynolds has encouraged other NRL players facing off-field dramas to be open with the league if they want to keep playing.Speaking for the first time since being cleared to play as he faces domestic violence charges, Reynolds admitted being left in a dark place during his ordeal."I'm not going to lie, I was in a bit of a bad place when that was all up in the air," Reynolds said after playing in the Tigers' pre-season loss to Penrith on Saturday."Footy is my release and I was definitely a bit worried."For the NRL to back ... more
  • 2 days Climate protesters shutdown Melbourne streets 9news
    Thousands of protesters shutdown Melbourne city streets today, marching while chanting a familiar call. They gathered at the State Library from Extinction Rebellion, unions, vegans and children all with the Prime Minister firmly in their sights. "He's the one going to be the one dying of old age, but we're the ones going to be dying of climate change," a young protester told 9News. The group used the rally to slam Scott Morrison for his handling of the bushfire crisis, labelling his government arsonists and climate criminals. "I think his leadership has been despicable," another protester shared. "We're pumping billions ... more
  • 2 days May returns in style as Panthers rout Wests Tigers 9news |Sport
    Tyrone May looks set to give Penrith some playmaking depth this season after impressing in their 32-4 pre-season win over Wests Tigers.Playing in his first rugby league match since being sidelined under the NRL's no-fault stand-down policy, May scored a try and set up another on Saturday night.The contest also marked the first appearance of the year for Josh Reynolds, who was cleared to play earlier this month despite facing domestic violence charges.Reynolds tried hard to spark an otherwise lifeless Tigers attack at five-eighth in the first half before spending another 25 minutes at hooker.Adam Doueihi and Luciano Leilua were ... more
  • 2 days Investigators finish preliminary probe into fatal Wallan train derailment 9news
    Investigators have finished preliminary work at the site of a train that derailed north of Melbourne, killing two, with plans underway to remove the wreck.The train's driver, 54-year-old Canberra resident John Kennedy, and his pilot, a 49-year-old man from Castlemaine in Victoria, died when the Sydney to Melbourne XPT diesel locomotive and five carriages derailed at Wallan on Thursday night.Eleven of the train's 160 passengers were also injured.Investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau spent today examining the scene of the derailment, looking at the maintenance of the train and railway as well as signalling ... more
  • 2 days LIVE: Flipping Fergo makes wasteful Maoris pay 9news |Sport
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  • 2 days Deep dark history of violence 9news
    A relative of Hannah Clarke's estranged husband has spoken about his deep dark history of violence and how he was raised to believe women were house cleaners and used for sex.The 31-year-old suffered 97 per cent burns to her body after Rowan Baxter doused her and her car with petrol before setting the vehicle alight on Wednesday.Ms Clarke was with their three children, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, on their way to school drop off when Baxter unleashed the deadly attack.The young family all died from their burns. Baxter died on the footpath from self-inflicted wounds.more
  • 2 days Addo-Carr recreates iconic Winmar image 9news |Sport
    Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr has recreated one of Australian sport's most iconic images, by emulating AFL legend Nicky Winmar prior to the NRL All-Stars clash.Addo-Carr, who is a part of the Indigenous All-Stars, lifted his top and pointed to his skin to signify his pride in his heritage, similar to the manner in which Winmar did back in 1993 at Victoria Park while playing for St Kilda.The Storm star's gesture came as a part of the Indigenous All-Stars war cry which was described by NRL legend and Nine commentator Billy Slater as "spine-tingling" at ground level.Josh ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Aussie grandfather becomes oldest person to sail around the world 9news
    A Queensland grandfather has become the oldest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world after spending nearly an entire year at sea.Bill Hatfield, 81, sailed back into the Gold Coast harbour today and into the record books after spending 295 days navigating his solo voyage."Oh, I'm very pleased to be back - I can tell you that. Nice to be on land again," Mr Hatfield told 9News.He has already made three trips around the world but this is his first without stopping.The latest journey was made all the more remarkable by the fact he sailed westward- meaning ... more
  • 2 days David Jones to axe stores 9news
    The struggle for Aussie retailers is growing tougher and now even department store giant David Jones is feeling the heat.The company has announced plans to axe its smaller stores and focus on big city locations in a bid to stay afloat.For almost two centuries, David Jones has worn the department store crown. It was the place to go, for all your high-end shopping needs. But DJ's as we know it is all about to change.The first shoppers enter David Jones Elizabeth Street Flagship store at 6am for Boxing Day sales in Sydney, Thursday, December 26, 2019. more
  • 2 days Worrying new trend affecting Centrelink users 9news
    Nine News can tonight reveal a worrying new trend affecting the millions of Australians who use Centrelink.As the organisation expands its reach online, more Centrelink offices around the country are closing their doors.Branches in Newcastle, Newport and Mornington in Victoria are also shutting up shop. The Tweeds Head site in New South Wales is on the move.centrelink closures"We have a responsibility to the taxpayer. Leasing offices is expensive,' Services Australia general manager Hank Jongen told 9News. The justification for closures is not good enough for some."You don't just want to be shunted off to automated phone ... more
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