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  • 3 hours Australia is about to experience the worst government deficit since WWII 9news
    Australia's financial deficit is nearing $200 billion, as the Federal Government prepares to tackle the threat of surging unemployment in its budget plan this year with newly-funded projects and fast-tracked tax cuts. The government's July financial forecast for the national deficit was estimated at around $184 billion, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic's significant hit on the economy. 9News understands that in 16 days the Coalition will unveil Australia's largest-ever deficit in the budget by dollar amount, with the percentage fall in the economy only ever topped following government spending in World War II. A ... more
  • 6 hours Stuart savages ‘disgraceful’ NRL and refereeing 9news |Sport
    Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has unloaded on the standard of refereeing following a number of controversial moments during Canberra's 26-14 win over the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday. Despite getting the win which kept Canberra's hopes of a top-four finish alive, Stuart was livid post-game at the inconsistency of the match officials after his side was on the wrong end of a 7-1 penalty count in the first half. Following a string of penalties conceded by the Raiders, referee Chris Sutton felt enough was enough and sent five-eighth Jack Wighton to the sin-bin late in the first half. The ... more
  • 6 hours Houseboat turns to ash in exclusive Sydney travel destination fire 9news
    A houseboat has gone up in flames in one of Sydney's most exclusive holiday destination, with firefighters forced into boats to battle fierce flames and clouds of black smoke from afar. Emergency services were called to Palm Beach at about 2.20pm today following reports of a houseboat fire 200 metres offshore, a spokesperson for NSW Police told READ MORE: Historic arcade in south Sydney destroyed by fire The boat, docked at the typically pristine location in Sydney's northern beaches region and with a fee upward of ... more
  • 6 hours Stratton kicks first goal in a decade in farewell 9news |Sport
    Retiring Hawthorn captain Ben Stratton has provided one of the moments of the AFL season, kicking his first goal in a decade in his final match. A defensive mainstay for the majority of his career, Stratton was moved up forward in the final quarter and was mobbed by his teammates after kicking only the second goal of his entire career. It was the highlight of what was a relatively one-sided contest as the Hawks ran out 17. 6. (108) to 8. 9. (57) winners against the Gold Coast Suns at the Adelaide Oval. The relatively easy shot from 15m ... more
  • 7 hours Doubts over veteran duo’s Essendon futures 9news |Sport
    Veteran duo Cale Hooker and Michael Hurley could join a growing number of players to leave Essendon this summer after what has quickly turned into a horror 2020 season. After winning just one match in the last nine rounds of the season, the Bombers are facing an off-season full of change both on and off the field. Free agent pair Joe Daniher and Adam Saad are both considering their future, while oft-injured forward Orazio Fantasia is expected to request a trade away from the club. Speaking on Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show, veteran journalist Damian Barrett revealed that there ... more
  • 7 hours ‘Controversial’ sin-bin sends Ricky’s water bottle flying 9news |Sport
    Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was left fuming and his water bottle went flying after referee Chris Sutton sent his star five-eighth Jack Wighton to the sin-bin. Following a string of penalties conceded by the Raiders, referee Sutton clearly felt enough was enough and sent Wighton to the sin-bin late in the first half of Canberra's match with the Warriors. The Raiders' playmaker was penalised and called for offside after he rushed up off the defensive line to make a tackle as the Warriors were attacking from 10 metres out. Stuart's frustration in the coach's box at the referee's ... more
  • 7 hours What’s the verdict: PlayStation Collection vs Xbox Game Pass 9news
    The 2020 console war is unlike any other. The battle won't be won solely on a box's horsepower or exclusives, but value.  Microsoft's consumer-friendly Game Pass has forced Sony to respond.  This week, Sony announced the PlayStation Collection; a library of 18 of the best PS4 titles that will be available on day one for PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5.  The two services are not the same in price or content. So what's giving more bang for your buck? PRICE Both Xbox and PlayStation charge the same price to play online: $79.99 in Australia.  Excluding special offers, subscribing to ... more
  • 8 hours Bennell investigated over potential COVID-19 breach 9news |Sport
    Melbourne midfielder Harley Bennell is the subject of a club and AFL investigation after a being involved in a potential COVID-19 breach on Saturday. Melbourne alerted the AFL Integrity Unit after Bennell was involved in a drinking session on Saturday during and after the club's win over Essendon and says it is aware of the incident. "The Melbourne Football Club is aware of a potential breach of the AFL's COVID-19 protocols involving player Harley Bennell," a club statement read on Sunday. "The club has notified the AFL, who are investigating the matter. Melbourne Demons"Whilst ... more
  • 9 hours LIVE: Raiders star’s strange kick-off mistake 9news |Sport
    Sunday NRL features the Raiders against the Warriors and the Knights taking on the Dragons for Old Boys Day. ... more
  • 9 hours Melbourne’s decimated live music industry handed $13m lifeline 9news
    The Victorian government has announced $13 million in new funding to keep Melbourne's hard-hit live music venues alive amid months of shutdowns. In making the announcement today, Minister for Creative Arts Martin Foley said the funds should send a message of "hope and recovery" as the state gets on top of its second coronavirus wave. LIVE UPDATES: Fourteen people caught attending a birthday party in Melbourne "Melbourne has the highest number of live music venues per capita of anywhere in the world," Mr Foley said. "And that underpins the whole rich ecology of our contemporary live music sector and ... more
  • 9 hours ‘Bonus’: Warriors coach unclear on RTS future 9news |Sport
    It would be a "bonus" if Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was still playing for the Warriors next season, incoming coach Nathan Brown says, admitting that he's uncertain about the superstar captain's future. Tuivasa-Sheck will reportedly consider a code switch to rugby union if there aren't travel exemptions for the NRL next season, having been in Australia away from his family since the competition resumed in May. Brown said that he believed that Tuivasa-Sheck was yet to make a decision and would seek an update soon from the gun fullback. "I haven't had any contact with Roger for a week or so ... more
  • 10 hours Almost $6 million poured into three Australian-made COVID-19 vaccines 9news
    The Federal Government will invest almost $6 million to support the development of three Australia-made COVID-19 vaccines. Announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt this morning, the funding will help researchers develop and roll out vaccines made safe for clinical trials. The University of Melbourne will receive almost $3 million for the development of two vaccines while the University of Sydney will receive almost $3 million for the development of one. READ MORE: Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial to resume Researchers at the University of Sydney are currently working on a clinical trial to test ... more
  • 10 hours Scud’s ‘messed up’ story from wild lifestyle 9news |Sport
    Mark Philippoussis was the toast of the tennis world during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and his off-court adventures often made him a popular subject in tabloid magazines. In a recent interview 'The Scud' revealed more details about just how insane his lavish lifestyle was during his heyday as a top-10 tennis star. "I would get bored. I'm not exaggerating when I say I would easily go through one car a month and just change it," Philippoussis told commentator Mark Howard in his podcast The Howie Games. "I never kept it because it never made me happy, I ... more
  • 11 hours Former footy caller assaulted amid campaign 9news |Sport
    Former rugby league commentator turned politician Jason Costigan has been assaulted in the latest episode of a hate campaign leading up to next month's Queensland election. Costigan, who called the football for over a decade in the 1990s and 2000s in both Australia and New Zealand, was minding his own business eating his dinner at a Proserpine Hotel when an allegedly intoxicated patron attacked him on Friday night. "It was a bit like Mark Geyer versus Wally Lewis in State of Origin," Costigan, the member for Whitsunday, told Wide World of Sports. "There was a lot of argy-bargy and ... more
  • 11 hours Defiant Turbo’s Origin call after injury 9news |Sport
    Manly superstar Tom Trbojevic insists he'll be fit for State of Origin despite hurting himself in his NRL comeback. Trbojevic returned from three months out with a hamstring injury as the Sea Eagles were smashed 42-24 the Titans on Saturday, only to injure his shoulder early in the second half. The gun fullback revealed on Sunday that he's been told that he can return to action in four weeks. He won't play Manly's final round match and will need to recover from his fresh injury before the NSW team goes into Origin camp in a month's time. The series ... more
  • 11 hours Victoria records just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours 9news
    Victoria has recorded just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest overnight rise in three months. An additional five people have died, taking the state's death toll to 762. For metropolitan Melbourne, the 14-day rolling average has dropped to 36.2. Just 52 active cases between September 4 and September 17 currently have an unknown source. LIVE UPDATES: Buffet restaurant fined over 'direct line' to COVID-19
    'Victorians can be proud' after case numbers reach new low Five of today's 14 new coronavirus cases in Victoria are under investigation with no clear ... more
  • 12 hours Youngest 54-hole major leader since Tiger 9news |Sport
    By AP -- Matthew Wolff is playing his first US Open and carving his own path. That starts with shots he gouges out of the rough. It ends with him making six birdies, the last one a towering seven iron from the first cut of rough that landed over the steep slope on the 18th green at Winged Foot and settled 10 feet right of the pin to match the best score — a five-under 65 — at Winged Foot in a major. He hit only two fairways Saturday on a course — and a major — with a ... more
  • 12 hours NSW records two new cases of COVID-19, one new death 9news
    New South Wales has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours to 8pm. Of the new cases, one is a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine and the other is a locally acquired case. LIVE UPDATES: 'Good day' for Victoria with just 14 new cases
    Tragically one more person has died of the virus, taking NSW's toll to 55. There are 78 people currently being treated in hospital with the virus in NSW. to come. ... more
  • 12 hours Sharks trying to dump injury-riddled $800k star 9news |Sport
    The Cronulla Sharks are trying to offload failed $800,000 per season star Matt Moylan, according to a new report. With Moylan having played just 19 games across this season and last due to hamstring injuries, his contract has equated to about $80,000 per game. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Moylan, 29, would be given permission to chase a contract with another club. He is still under contract with the Sharks next season. Moylan, a former Panthers, NSW and Australian Test player, rejected a three-year contract with Wests Tigers earlier this year. With mostly underwhelming ... more
  • 12 hours Man charged over Lismore cathedral fire after standoff with police 9news
    A 45-year-old man has been charged over multiple serious offences across NSW, including deliberately setting fire to a cathedral in the state's north. About 4.15pm on Monday, a 20-year-old woman was approached by a man in a car park on Canal Street at Griffith. It's alleged the man threatened the woman with a knife before demanding she give him the car keys. He fled the area in her Volkswagen Polo, along with her handbag containing personal items. A 45-year-old man has been charged over multiple serious offences across NSW.The woman, who wasn't injured, contacted ... more
  • 13 hours SBW sweating on $1 million per game windfall 9news |Sport
    Sonny Bill Williams will pocket $5 million if Toronto Wolfpack return to the Super League - equating to $1 million per game. Williams signed a $10 million, two-year contract with Toronto but the Canadian side withdrew from the UK-based rugby league competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He has received little of that money and is not expected to return to the club. The megastar is currently playing with Sydney Roosters in the NRL. The Sydney Morning Herald reported: "He could yet recoup his 2020 contract entitlements in full after the club's prospective new owners came to an agreement with ... more
  • 13 hours Villain’s nightmare back nine at US Open 9news |Sport
    Patrick Reed loves the grind. His back nine Saturday — too much of a good thing. All the patience, scrambling and short game that put Reed in the lead at the US Open disappeared over the back nine of the third round at Winged Foot. It was replaced by a two-hour barrage of missed fairways and terrible lies, all exacerbated by a putter that seemed to deteriorate by the minute. Reed made six bogeys and a double over the back nine and shot eight-over-par 43 to finish his day at seven-over 77. He fell from first place to a ... more
  • 14 hours Bale completes loan move back to Tottenham 9news |Sport
    By AP -- Seven years after leaving for a world-record fee to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham in a bid to reignite his career. He has brought a teammate with him, too. Tottenham confirmed the season-long loan signing of Bale on Saturday in one of the most high-profile moves of the transfer window, minutes after announcing left back Sergio Reguilón is also joining from the Spanish champions. "It's such a special club to me," the 31-year-old Bale said of Spurs, "it's where I made my name." It was his dazzling displays for the London club that ... more
  • 14 hours Trump tells Senate to vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick 9news
    President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider "without delay" his coming nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. The White House was moving quickly to select a nominee, probably before the first presidential debate 10 days away, for the seat held by Ginsburg, who spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court's liberal wing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. vowed to call a vote for Trump's nominee, but Democrats countered that Republicans should ... more
  • 14 hours Manchester United make dismal start to EPL season 9news |Sport
    By AP -- Manchester United began its Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as its off-season. Maybe the 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday shouldn't really have come as a surprise. After all, United only ended a pandemic-prolonged 2019-20 season 33 days ago with a demoralising loss to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals. Since then, high-profile midfielder Paul Pogba contracted the coronavirus, captain Harry Maguire was convicted of assault in Greece (he has been granted a retrial), and young star Mason Greenwood was dropped by England — and made to train alone — for ... more
  • 15 hours Djokovic’s rage explodes again, Nadal cops upset 9news |Sport
    Rafael Nadal's first tournament in seven months ended with a 6-2 7-5 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Saturday. Nadal, a nine-time champion in Rome, had never lost to 15th-ranked Schwartzman in nine previous meetings. But Schwartzman dictated the baseline rallies and produced a series of drop-shot winners as Nadal uncharacteristically made unforced errors and struggled to get his first serve into play. Nadal, who chose not to play the US Open due to travel concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, had not played a tournament since winning a title in Acapulco, Mexico, in ... more
  • 15 hours More rain and thunderstorms for SA and NSW after deluge 9news
    After parts of South Australia and western NSW got some of their best rain in years, further falls are forecast for day. An embedded low with troughs and a front are generating widespread showers and storms over eastern South Australia, western and central Queensland, western NSW, including some which are severe. A front over southwest Western Australia is causing showers and gusty winds. Onshore winds are causing showers over northeast Queensland and the Top End.
    Here's the state-by-state forecast for Sunday, September 20, 2020: QUEENSLAND A slight to medium chance of showers about western ... more
  • 15 hours Victory snatched in TDF stunner, Aussie on podium 9news |Sport
    In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first attempt. Australian veteran Richie Porte will complete the podium in third, a triumph that he described as feeling "like a victory". Set, at one day shy of 22, to become the youngest post-World War II champion, Pogacar flew on the penultimate stage, a lung-burning uphill time trial, and devoured the 57-second lead that had made ... more
  • 16 hours Joey reveals ‘great fit’ for battling Bulldogs 9news |Sport
    Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns says North Queensland premiership forward John Asiata would be the perfect fit for the Bulldogs, as the back-rower searches for a new club. The 27-year-old told the Cowboys last week that he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of the season, and although his versatility means he can play a number of positions, he wants to move to a club where he can be a regular starter at lock. With Jason Taumalolo seemingly having a mortgage on the Cowboys' number 13 jumper, Asiata has been relegated to a bench position ... more
  • 16 hours US law enforcement intercepts package containing poison sent to Trump 9news
    A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. A US law enforcement official told CNN that investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter. Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted ... more
  • 16 hours Sydney taxi driver tests positive 9news
    There are fears scores of people in Sydney and the NSW South Coast have been exposed to coronavirus after a taxi driver worked a number of shifts while potentially infectious. The person, who tested positive yesterday, also visited locations on the NSW South Coast during this time. As a result, anyone who attended a number of venues across NSW for a least one hour during the times listed below is considered to be a close contact. Taxis in Market street, Sydney. 19 June 2018They are being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 ... more
  • 17 hours New checks at Queensland airports 9news
    Queensland police will have new airport checks to keep coronavirus at bay as hundreds more international arrivals and Canberrans flock to the state as border restrictions ease with the ACT. ... more
  • 21 hours New York City restaurants can soon add a COVID-19 surcharge to customers’ bills 9news
    New York City diners may soon see a COVID-19 surcharge on their bills as the restaurant industry continues to hobble due to the coronavirus pandemic. The New York City Council passed a bill on Wednesday 46-2 that would allow restaurants to charge as much as 10 per cent on customers dining indoors or outdoors to help cover COVID-19 expenses. Labelled the "COVID-19 Recovery Charge," the surcharge does not add to the bill's overall tax, nor applies to delivery or takeout orders. A restaurant implementing the surcharge is free to use the new funds however it likes, though it must ... more
  • 24 hours State poised to introduce new tourism voucher scheme 9news
    The South Australian state government is poised to introduce a new tourism voucher scheme, encouraging people to book stays at regional and city hotels. But the plan is being slammed by the opposition which says it is significantly less than other states, and ignores a key component of the tourism industry. "A voucher process to enable South Australians to visit tourism destinations is absolutely something we are interested in and working through at the moment," Environment Minister David Speirs said. Yet, registration for the scheme is already open. And while the government wanted to announce the initiative tomorrow, the ... more
  • 1 day Blues blasted by coach in Simpson’s farewell 9news |Sport
    Carlton has been unable to give retiring veteran Kade Simpson a winning farewell as they were dismantled by the Brisbane Lions after a horror second quarter. David Teague's side came out of the gates well, holding a brief lead at quarter time, but saw all their good work undone straight after, before losing 11. 12. (78) to 10. 1. (61) at the Gabba. The second quarter effort left the usually mild-mannered Teague seeing red as his charges came into the changerooms for the half-time break, with the coach firing up at his group with an almighty spray caught on ... more
  • 1 day Three major injuries derail Sharks’ title hopes 9news |Sport
    Cronulla faces an injury crisis just a fortnight out from the NRL finals, with Shaun Johnson, Royce Hunt and Josh Dugan all suffering serious injuries during the loss to the Roosters. Johnson is the most serious, with fears he's ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that will not only end his 2020 season, but severely disrupt his 2021 campaign as well. Johnson fell to the SCG turf as he clutched his right leg, before being taken from the field on the medicab. Despite the seriousness of the injury, Johnson was still able to smile and give the thumbs up ... more
  • 1 day Brumbies end 16-year title drought 9news |Sport
    The Brumbies have broken their 16-year title drought with a thrilling 28-23 win over a gutsy Queensland Reds outfit in the Super Rugby AU final. Entering the match at Canberra's GIO Stadium as favourites, the Brumbies led from start to finish be crowned champions for the first time since 2004. It was a fitting end for the Brumbies who before the COVID-19 shutdown had proven to be a genuine title contender among the wider Super Rugby teams with the pandemic forcing the competition to split up and turn into a domestic series for season 2020. But life was made ... more
  • 1 day New checks at airports as state eases restrictions with ACT 9news
    Queensland will soon be swamped by hundreds more international arrivals and Canberrans on holiday. Police are now working through new checks at the state's airports to keep coronavirus at bay. "Citizens will have to sign declarations to say that they haven't been in NSW in the last two weeks," Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said. "We do have sufficient resources to do those checks." This includes following up on anyone who skips out on paying quarantine hotel bills. "They have 30 days to pay the bill," Mr Ryan said. "And if they don't pay the bill they can expect ... more
  • 1 day Missing toddler found safe after frantic search 9news
    A three-year-old boy missing in Western Australia's south west has been found. James O'Reilly was playing in the front yard with his dogs about 7am today when he vanished. He was wearing only his Spiderman pyjamas and gumboots. Police and volunteers had battled wild weather today in search of the toddler who went missing from a holiday house on Karli Rise in Yallingup. 9News can reveal James' grandfather found the child alive in bushland this evening."His Aunty tells me his granddad has just found him in dense bush kilometres from the house," 9News reporter Kamin Gock tweeted. "He ... more
  • 1 day Bellamy’s cheeky response to Smith sledge 9news |Sport
    In a moment few could ever imagine, Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy flipped off his captain Cameron Smith during the Storm's clash with the Wests Tigers. The Storm on Saturday night secured a top-two finish with a 50-22 thrashing of the Wests Tigers at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Heading into tonight's match, Smith and Bellamy were tied on 46 tries each before the Melbourne and Queensland great surpassed his coach late in the second half. Smith in the 71st minute was the recipient of a scrappy play where he kicked a loose ball into the in-goal and grounded it for a ... more
  • 1 day Police officers ‘punched and scratched’ during call out in Perth 9news
    The police union is demanding more boots on the ground after a shocking attack on its own in Perth's northern suburbs. Two officers bearing the brunt of a brutal arrest forcing them to call for emergency backup. A 29-year-old man is accused of spitting, punching, scratching and gouging two officers from within a police paddy wagon. Two police officers have been injured in an incident in Perth.Moments later one of them collapsed. "I could see the police were struggling," neighbour Peter Nettleton told 9News. "He wasn't moving. Eventually a medic arrived and then they ... more
  • 1 day Activists spray-paint street outside Queensland police headquarters 9news
    Queensland's police commissioner is calling for calm after activists spray-painted "Black Lives Matter" and "Justice" on the street outside police headquarters. The heated protest is in response to the death in custody last week of an aboriginal woman at the watch house, who police say died of natural causes. It's the second week in a row protesters have taken over the city's streets angry over the death of Aunty Sherry. Her relatives honoured her with a candlelit vigil. Protesters take to the streets in Queensland over the death in custody of Aunty Sherry."We had ... more
  • 1 day Towns inundated with a month’s worth of rain in just 15 minutes 9news
    NSW's far west has been inundated with rain with more than a month's worth falling over Broken Hill in just 15 minutes. The State Emergency Service has been called out to almost 100 jobs, rescuing some stuck in the floods with a severe weather warning still in place. It was the heaviest downpour the town has witnessed in two years. "We're in an outback dry town. It never rains. So, this was insane, and you don't plan for things like this," local café owner Alecia Green told 9News. Broken Hill inundated with month's worth of rain ... <a target=more
  • 1 day Massive haul of goods en route to Lebanon 9news
    A massive haul of goods to help the people of Lebanon through some of their darkest days is tonight en route from Sydney. In Lebanon, where a pandemic was compounded by an explosion, four hospitals were devasted in the blast with more than 50 medical centres incapacitated. Wrapped and loaded on the last plane out Sydney last night, two tonnes of vital medical supplies, as well as 60 tonnes of sugar, Weetbix and long-life milk are on their way to the devastated city of Beirut. BeirutThree tonnes of flour, two tonnes of pasta and ... more
  • 1 day Researchers testing how pandemic has affected our sleep 9news
    Sleep experts concerned about the detrimental effects the pandemic is having on our sleep are investigating the use of light therapy. The Woolcock Institute is researching the link between home lighting and sleep patterns among Australians who are spending more time indoors during COVID-19. "I think they're staying at home longer, they're not getting as much natural sunlight than they did before and it's disrupting their sleep patterns," Associate Professor Christopher Gordon from Woolcock Institute of Medical Research said. Researches investigating sleep deprivation as a result of coronavirus pandemicDr Gordon is putting that link ... more
  • 1 day Black dots on this bedroom wall can kill 9news
    There are warnings hundreds-of-thousands of tradies could lose their jobs, if the federal government doesn't include money for social housing in the budget. 9News has been given a look at the shocking conditions some residents are forced to live in, and experts say helping them will help the economy. Ahmed Abdulkarim and his family live in social housing at Riverwood in Sydney's south west in a property where the walls are covered in mould. Mr Abdulkarim and his family live in a property where the walls are covered in mold."We just keep washing and ... more
  • 1 day Rutten ‘confident’ Daniher will remain a Bomber 9news |Sport
    Incoming Essendon coach Ben Rutten says he is "confident" that star forward Joe Daniher will remain at the club despite being out of contract at the end of the year. Daniher and dashing defender Adam Saad are both yet to re-sign with the club, with Rutten saying the club has tabled new deals for both players. Essendon's horror 2020 season came to an end with a 19-point loss at the hands of Melbourne on Saturday, and Rutten was asked by reporters about Daniher's future. "We've had a strong relationship, especially over the last couple of months with Joe," ... more
  • 1 day Supercars chaos as McLaughlin, Whincup collide 9news |Sport
    Championship rivals Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup have clashed on the opening lap of a dramatic Supercars race at The Bend in South Australia. The pair were fighting for the lead when Whincup tried to pass McLaughlin on the inside of turn 17, locking the rear brakes of his Commodore and sending both cars off the track. Whincup was able to rejoin in 10th, while McLaughlin was 19th by the time he was able to get back up to speed. The incident resulted in a 15 second penalty for the Holden driver, who battled for grip late in the ... more
  • 1 day Goodwin adamant 2020 not a wasted year for Demons 9news |Sport
    Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has declared that 2020 is not a wasted season for the club, despite the possibility of finishing without a finals spot. The Demons did all they could to give themselves a chance of a finals appearance, dispatching Essendon 10. 8. (68) to 7. 7. (49) winners at Metricon Stadium, but needs Fremantle to defeat the Western Bulldogs on Sunday to finish in the top eight. Goodwin's side has blown hot and cold all year, beating heavily-favoured sides while sometimes failing to defeat cellar-dwellers, however the coach saw the positives. "We sat here 12 months ago ... more
  • 1 day Trbojevic’s NRL comeback turns into nightmare 9news |Sport
    Manly's superstar fullback Tom Trbojevic will have scans on a shoulder injury that's been described as "devastating" by his brother Jake, in the aftermath of Gold Coast's 42-24 win over the Sea Eagles. Trbojevic, who was making his return after three months on the sideline with a hamstring injury, was hurt in trying to tackle opposite number AJ Brimson shortly after half time, playing on for a further 10 minutes before coming from the field. The initial reports from Manly were that Trbojevic had suffered nothing more serious than a 'stinger' but coach Des Hasler confirmed at full-time the ... more
  • 1 day LeBron ‘p—-d off’ by Giannis’ historic MVP win 9news |Sport
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James says he was left "p----d off" after earning just 16 first place votes in the 2019-20 NBA MVP race. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, after also winning Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA playoffs. The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. “Michael Jordan, one of the best players who's ever ... more
  • 1 day First commercial rocket blasts off from Australian soil 9news
    The first commercial rocket to be launched from Australia to the edge of space has blasted off from a range in South Australia. The 34kg, 3.4-metre-long DART rocket was launched from the Koonibba Rocket Range today and carried a payload for the Royal Australian Air Force. The project was a joint partnership between Defence, Australian companies Southern Launch and DEWC Systems and Dutch company T-Minus Engineering. Air Force launched its first ever sub-orbital rocket from Australia to the edge of space. The payload included an Australian-designed and made miniature radio frequency receiver prototype.more
  • 1 day Queensland star in doubt for Origin opener 9news |Sport
    Queensland will be sweating on the fitness of back-rower David Fifita, after scans revealed his ankle injury was more serious than first thought. Fifita landed awkwardly in a tackle during the second half of last night's 26-12 loss to Parramatta at Bankwest Stadium. News Corp reports he will see a surgeon on Monday, with scans confirming a 'nasty' sydesmosis injury to his left ankle. It means the 20-year-old has played his last match for the Broncos, having signed a rich three-year deal to join Gold Coast from 2021. There's just over six weeks until ... more
  • 1 day Tiger sent packing by US Open ‘disaster’ 9news |Sport
    Every shot required full attention. Every hole was a test. Every par was valued. Patrick Reed embraced every aspect of it Friday when the U.S. Open lived up to its reputation as the toughest test in golf, and so did Winged Foot. "I love the grind," Reed said, barely unable to contain a grin. From the bunker, he twice saved par. From ankle-deep rough behind the green to back pins, he walked off with two more pars. Throw in five birdies to offset the inevitable mistakes, and Reed had an even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead going ... more
  • 1 day Sidebottom ruled out of Pies’ finals campaign 9news |Sport
    Collingwood will be without vice-captain Steele Sidebottom for the entirety of its 2020 finals campaign, after the veteran elected to stay in Melbourne with his family. Sidebottom left Collingwood's Queensland hub for the birth of his daughter, and had been exploring the possibility of returning to play a part in the club's finals. However, the 29-year-old has determined that it will not be possible to make a safe return in time. "Steele and Alisha have made a call that is completely understandable and one we wholly support," Collingwood GM of Football, Geoff Walsh said in a club statement. "Their ... more
  • 1 day How Panthers, Knights are being ripped off 9news |Sport
    It's no accident that the Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights are experiencing a resurgence in the NRL, with a strong pool of young talent coming through the ranks. However Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns said their successful pathways for the next generation of NRL stars often leads to an excess of promising talent, forcing upcoming players to look elsewhere for a proper first-grade shot. With that loss in future return on their investment, Johns said it's time for the NRL to investigate ways to award compensation for clubs in that position. "Unfortunately they're producing so many players that a lot ... more
  • 1 day Couple charged after ‘hiding in ute to cross NSW border’ 9news
    A Victorian couple have been charged with fraud and drug offences after allegedly hiding in a ute to cross the NSW border without valid permits. Police were alerted to the 31-year-old man and 35-year-old woman on Tuesday after they entered a jewellery store in Deniliquin and bought items with an allegedly stolen credit card. Officers from Murray River Police District found the pair in a car park on Moama Street, Mathoura, about 4pm yesterday. During a search of the couple, officers seized methylamphetamine, heroin, cannabis, a glass pipe and more than $30,000 cash. NSW Police on ... <a target=more
  • 1 day How a US lawyer ‘almost got away with murder’ 9news
    A US lawyer was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for strangling his ex-wife and throwing her body off a cruise ship in the Mediterranean in 2006. Lonnie Loren Kocontes, 62, of Safety Harbor, Florida, was convicted in June of first-degree murder with a special circumstances enhancement of murder for financial gain. Prosecutors said Kocontes killed Micki Kanesaki in order to inherit more than US$1 million from their bank accounts and the sale of a Southern California home they jointly owned. Micki Kanesaki was murdered and then thrown overboard a cruise ship.Kocontes ... more
  • 1 day Darwin police officers charged with drug offences 9news
    Deputy Police Commissioner Murray Smalpage described the events as "an extremely disappointing day".Two police officers from Darwin have been charged with a raft of drug offences following a police operation yesterday.  Deputy NT Police Commissioner Murray Smalpage said it was an "extremely disappointing day for Northern Territory Police".  A 43-year-old male officer has been charged with supplying a schedule 1 dangerous drug less than a commercial quantity, possessing a traffickable quantity of a schedule 1 dangerous drug, unauthorised possession of a schedule 4 substance, stealing and possessing a firearm while unlicensed and failing to ... more
  • 1 day LIVE: Turbo to make long-awaited return 9news |Sport
    Follow all the Saturday NRL action, starting with the Manley Sea Eagles taking on the Gold Coast Titans. ... more
  • 1 day Eels star charged after controversial ref’s call 9news |Sport
    Parramatta's Junior Paulo has been charged with a grade one dangerous contact charge by the NRL Match Review Committee. Paulo was controversially put on report for a tackle which left David Fifita screaming in agony before limping off the field with an ankle injury in the Eels' win over the Broncos on Friday night. The Eels star can risk a one week ban if he takes on the charge at the judiciary, but with a early guilty plea he won't miss a game. Fifita's leg could be seen bending back underneath Paulo as he crashed to ground in a ... more
  • 1 day Republicans vow to move quickly on Supreme Court vacancy 9news
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just over six weeks before the election cast has an immediate spotlight on the high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider”. Sen. McConnell, in a statement just over an hour after Justice Ginsburg’s death was announced, declared unequivocally that Mr Trump’s nominee would receive a vote, even though he had stalled President Barack Obama’s ... more
  • 1 day Azarenka’s ‘powerful’ gesture after rival’s fall 9news |Sport
    Victoria Azarenka advanced at the Italian Open through an unfortunate injury retirement of her opponent, but it was her touching reaction that stole headlines. Fresh off her runner-up finish at the US Open, Azarenka progressed to quarter-finals in the women's singles draw in Rome after Daria Kasatkina retired injured at 6-6 in the first set. Azarenka consoles Daria KasatkinaKasatkina got her right foot caught up while attempting a drop shot and fell awkwardly in the first point of the tiebreak. The 23-year-old qualifier was distraught on the ground at the injury, but Azarenka immediately ... more
  • 1 day Households focus of concern as Victoria’s case numbers dive 9news
    Victoria has recorded a significant drop in the number of new coronavirus infections with 21 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, 13 are linked to known outbreaks and eight are under investigation by a public health team. Seven people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of the virus, six of whom are linked to aged care. READ MORE: Follow our live blog for breaking news and updates on COVID-19"I'm sad you have to tell you that there are now 757 Victorians who have passed away due to this pandemic," Premier Daniel Andrews said. The ... more
  • 1 day Legal pioneer and cultural icon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life in pictures 9news
    US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Here are some of the highlights of an extraordinary life. ... more
  • 1 day NRL fine Raider over Australia Day arrest 9news |Sport
    Canberra Raiders star Curtis Scott has been issued a breach notice over his much-publicised Australia Day arrest. Scott was charged over a long weekend incident in which he was arrested after being found passed-out drunk under a tree at Moore Park in Sydney. However earlier this month police dropped their case when body-cam footage showed that Scott did not commit assault as he was charged. Regardless of NSW Police's back-flip, the NRL came down hard on Scott, condemning the behaviour that put him in that situation. "The National Rugby League today issued Canberra Raiders player Curtis Scott with a ... more
  • 1 day Hospital worker among three new cases of COVID-19 in NSW 9news
    Three new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, two are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The remaining case is locally acquired and is linked to the Concord Hospital cluster in Sydney. One of the new cases is a worker at Concord Hospital.READ MORE: Follow our live blog for breaking news and updates on COVID-19 locally acquired case worked at the hospital while potentially infectious. The worker cared for patients with COVID-19 and further investigation is underway to identify how the infection ... more
  • 2 days How Schumacher weighs on Aussie F3 champ’s future 9news |Sport
    Australia's Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri says he has a number of options on the table for 2021, as he looks to move up the motorsport ladder to the F2 series. And the future of Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, could be pivotal in deciding where Piastri ends up next season. Piastri's manager, nine-time grand prix winner Mark Webber, told Wide World of Sports last week that the process of securing a drive for 2021 has already kicked off, with Piastri hoping to have it sorted out sooner rather than later. Prema, the team Piastri drove ... more
  • 2 days US man convicted of murder after killing, eating ex-girlfriend 9news
    A US man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body was convicted of a murder charge. Jurors deliberated for about five hours before announcing the guilty verdict against Joseph Oberhansley of Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Tammy Jo Blanton’s death. The 46-year-old victim’s body was found at her home the morning of September 11, 2014, badly mutilated with more than 25 sharp force injuries and multiple blunt force injuries, authorities have said. The jury convicted Oberhansley of murder and burglary, but reached a not guilty verdict on rape charges against him. Joseph Oberhansley killed ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Storm star cops hefty NRL fine for hub breach 9news |Sport
    The NRL have issued a breach notice to stood-down Melbourne Storm forward Christian Welch, after he invited an unregistered guest into the team's Sunshine Coast hub. The Thursday night breach involving the Queensland State of Origin star forced him into self-isolation as the NRL Integrity Unit and the Queensland government were immediately notified of the situation. The Storm acted swiftly in standing down Welch as they awaited further sanctions. On Saturday, the NRL confirmed that Welch will be fined $20,000 as part of the breach notice, with $10,000 suspended, and he will not be allowed to play in Melbourne's ... more
  • 2 days Sydney CBD to be turned ‘inside out’ in response to the pandemic 9news
    Sydney's CBD laneways will transform this summer to help the city revitalise its struggling hospitality industry. The plan is to turn venues "inside out" by encouraging people to sit and dine outdoors. Many venues have been struggling to maintain business with caps on the number of people allowed to sit inside a venue, prompting plans to open the city's pathways, laneways and possibly parking spaces to put tables and chairs outside. READ MORE: Follow our live blog for breaking news and updates on COVID-19 Generic. People enjoy the warmer than usual spring weather at the Opera House ... <a target=more
  • 2 days US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87 9news
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the court announced. She was 87. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court's liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action. Along the way, she developed a rock star type status and was dubbed the "Notorious R.B.G." In speaking events across the country before liberal audiences, she was greeted with standing ovations as she spoke ... more
  • 2 days Giannis matches Jordan feat with NBA MVP nod 9news |Sport
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA playoffs. The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. Antetokounmpo marked his achievement with a not-so-subtle image shared to Twitter of the NBA start reading the New York Times with a headline: "Antetokounmpo ... more
  • 2 days Aussie cricketers arrive in UAE for IPL in hazmat suits 9news |Sport
    Australian cricketer Steve Smith was barely recognisable as he touched down in the United Arab Emirates for his stint playing the Indian Premier League. Dressed top to toe in a hazmat suit and mask, the image of Smith and his Rajasthan Royals teammates Andrew Tye, and Englishmen Jofra Archer and Tom Curran, highlighted the unique obstacles they have had to overcome playing international cricket during the coronavirus pandemic. The suit was necessary as part of biosecurity and quarantine requirements in the UAE - where there have been over 80,000 COVID-19 cases - but it was a small price to ... more
  • 2 days Terminally ill man’s ‘best mate’ stolen during lockdown 9news
    Nick Ellwood has a bond with his pet Bengal cat Mario that can only be described as special. "Mario is on his bed every single night, when Nick can't talk or move," Mr Ellwood's wife Caroline Boileau said. "To have that constant companion with him is really important. It actually affects Nick's breathing and can settle his heart rate." The Melbourne man is in the end stages of a cruel neurological disease that means he is aware of his surroundings but can't speak or move. Mario the cat sits with Mr Boileau as he rests. He ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Police brace for flash-mob style protests in Melbourne 9news
    Anti-lockdown protesters are planning to descend on Melbourne for the third weekend in a row and they're warning it will be the biggest demonstration yet. Hundreds of officers are preparing to strike across Melbourne today and tomorrow as authorities wait for the location of the rally to be announced. READ MORE: Follow our live blog for breaking news and updates on COVID-19 Intelligence suggests there will be three separate events across the weekend, but where they take place is been closely guarded until shortly before they are due to take place in a flash-mob ... more
  • 2 days ‘Next Usain Bolt’ breaks another world record 9news |Sport
    Armand Duplantis may only be 20 years old but he is already a track and field superstar. Having broken his own indoor pole vault world record in February this year, at the Diamond League meeting in Rome, the Swede broke the outdoor world record too. Duplantis, nicknamed "Mondo" and heralded as the next Usain Bolt for his potential to light up the sport, failed to best Sergey Bubka's previous world record of 6.14 metres on his first attempt, but broke the 26-year-old record with a 6.15 metres vault on his second. Sweden's Armand Duplantis poses for ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Bee sting forces Tour de France rider to withdraw 9news |Sport
    Having ridden nearly 3,200 kilometres, over four mountain ranges, Tour de France rider Lukas Pöstlberger was forced by a bee sting to the mouth to abandon Friday with the finish in Paris just two days away. The Austrian rider, who has devoted his Tour to helping team leader Peter Sagan in his quest for the race's green jersey, suffered an allergic reaction to the sting. He was taken to the hospital but quickly recovered and "is already feeling better again," his Bora-Hansgrohe team said. "Our team doc had him just on the phone and we can confirm nobody has ... more
  • 2 days Wintry weekend with severe thunderstorms and supercells possible 9news
    Severe thunderstorms will develop over outback areas of South Australia, Queensland, NSW, and Victoria during the next two days, with heavy rain, large hail, destructive wind, and tornadoes all possible. Severe thunderstorms are likely in parts of South Australia, northwest Victoria, far western NSW and western Queensland during Saturday particularly in the afternoon and early evening. READ MORE: State cops more rain in 2020 than last two years combined There is a good chance of supercells in some areas, particularly in southwest Queensland, where destructive winds and even tornadoes are possible. South Australia is ... more
  • 2 days Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid 9news
    Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place as authorities moved Friday to try to rein in Europe's fastest-spreading second coronavirus wave. The long-awaited restrictions affect around 860,000 people, or 13 per cent of the region's 6.6 million residents, in areas where one of every four new virus infections are being detected, regional chief Isabel Díaz Ayuso announced at a news conference. The areas are also the poorest, more densely populated, and have a prevalent virus incidence above 1,000 cases per ... more
  • 2 days Global virus cases top 30 million 9news
    Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. ... more
  • 2 days UK virus restrictions escalating 9news
    Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections. With more restrictions on gatherings and other activities announced for large parts of England, there is growing speculation that the UK may be sliding toward a lockdown by stealth in the coming weeks, partly because the testing regime is struggling to cope with higher demand. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it's "inevitable" a second coronavirus wave would reach the nation. "As I've said for several weeks ... more
  • 2 days Amal Clooney quits UK role over Brexit plan 9news
    Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government's suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union. In a letter Friday to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the human rights lawyer said she is quitting her role as the UK's special envoy on media freedom over the government's "lamentable" suggestion. She said she was "dismayed" to learn that the government intends to pass legislation that would effectively override sections of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that ... more
  • 2 days US firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal 9news
    A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender. The death occurred Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the US Forest Service said in a news release. The El Dorado Fire erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device was used by a couple to reveal their baby's gender, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said. A firefighter puts out a hot spot along Highway 38 northwest of Forrest ... <a target=more
  • 2 days Romanian police find 200 ‘irreplaceable’ books stolen from London warehouse 9news
    Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of "irreplaceable" books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticated 2017 heist from a warehouse in London. The stash of some 200 rare and valuable books was discovered hidden in a concealed space under a house in rural Romania, police and the European Union's judicial cooperation agency said on Friday. London's Met Police said in a statement that the recovered books have a combined value of more than £2.5 million ($4.43 million). "These books are extremely ... more
  • 2 days FFA’s Matildas jersey blunder leaves fans fuming 9news |Sport
    Football fans have been left fuming after the revelation that the brand new Matildas away kit will not be available in women's sizes. After Nike and Football Federation Australia unveiled the new kids which are constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester from plastic bottles, fans were left wondering why they were unable to purchase the away kit in women's sizes. The official Matildas Twitter account eventually revealed why fans weren't able to buy the jersey, leaving fans seeing red. "Unfortunately, the new national teams away kit will not be available in women's sizes," the tweet read. more
  • 2 days ‘For what!?’: Legends tee-off on ref’s Paulo call 9news |Sport
    A host of rugby league legends have slammed referee Henry Perenara's decision to place Eels forward Junior Paulo on report for suspected hip-drop on David Fifita. Fifita was helped from the field by trainers after he went down screaming in an awkward tackle early in the second half in the Eels' 26-12 win of the Broncos on Friday night. Upon review, Fifita's leg could be seen bending back underneath Paulo as he crashed to ground. The superstar forward played no further part in the game and was confirmed to have sustained a low-grade left ankle sprain, but Perenara's decision ... more
  • 2 days Saints end nine-year drought in stunning fashion 9news |Sport
    St Kilda has qualified for its first finals series since 2011 after a comprehensive win over the GWS Giants in a virtual knockout clash. With both teams needing a win to control their own fate, the Saints took control from the first bounce to run out 12. 10. (82) to 3. 12. (30) winners at the Gabba. The Saints led at every change but broke the game wide open after half-time, kicking seven unanswered goals as the Giants were unable to provide any answers in the second half. It is a remarkable turnaround from the club in ... more
  • 2 days Storm CEO favourite to land vacant Broncos job 9news |Sport
    As the Broncos suffer from unprecedented turmoil on the field it appears officials at Red Hill are looking to emulate the Melbourne Storm - in the front office anyway. Queensland media reports Storm's chief executive officer Dave Donaghy is on the radar of the Broncos in a bid to replace the outgoing Paul White. The Courier Mail reports Brisbane had 160 applicants and the club has reduced that list down to five names. NRL great Ben Ikin is reportedly on the list but a number of media outlets now say Donaghy is the favourite ... more
  • 2 days US bans TikTok and WeChat apps from this weekend 9news
    The US government will begin restricting access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Donald Trump's executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Commerce Department said tonight that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited. In addition, the department said, it will be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic associated with WeChat beginning Sunday. The same will be true for TikTok as of November 12, it said. Further restrictions could still be announced later, including ... more
  • 2 days McLaren rejects early Ricciardo move 9news |Sport
    McLaren has rejected any possibility of a driver swap in 2020 insisting it isn't interested in bringing Australian Daniel Ricciardo to the team early. The Aussie F1 star will leave Renault to join McLaren next season, Carlos Sainz leaves McLaren for Ferrari while Sebastian Vettel heads to Racing Point. There has been speculation some teams may move early to prepare for next year but McLaren boss Zak Brown says his team is happy to keep Sainz around for the rest of the season. "We're happy with our driver line-up this year," Brown said. "We're happy with everyone else's driver ... more
  • 2 days Warnings issues as South Australia prepares to open NSW border 9news
    South Australians have been warned to take extra health precautions as the state prepares to open its border with New South Wales. Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has warned that the open border does not mean COVID-19 health restrictions can be abandoned. "It's not a matter of everybody just do what they want and dining together and all going out and having a great time on the cricket pitch," she said. "There are very, very strict rules associated with this." Premier Steven Marshall has confirmed the borders could open as soon as ... more
  • 2 days Endangered green turtle hatchlings thriving on Great Barrier Reef 9news
    Some 640,000 turtle hatchlings are thriving on the Great Barrier Reef thanks to a five-year recovery project on Raine Island. Environmentalists feared the globally endangered northern green turtle would soon be extinct. The population was dropping due to nests flooding and fewer hatchlings surviving harsh tides. The small coral cay can be spotted on the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef and it's where 90 per cent of the reef's entire green turtle population comes from. Traditional owners, the Queensland Park and Wildlife Service and Great Barrier Marine Park Authority have been working ... more
  • 2 days LIVE: Gus’ epic spray for ‘moneyball’ Eels 9news |Sport
    Join Wide World of Sports' live coverage of NRL Friday as the Cowboys face off with Penrith in Townsville. ... more
  • 2 days Bradman’s ‘first pitch’ could be lost to retirement home 9news
    A cracked old concrete cricket pitch has become the subject of an unlikely turf war, with an iconic piece of Australian history supposedly at stake. The pitch was laid in 1892, and it's believed a young Donald Bradman may have played his first youthful cricket matches on it. Local researcher Nick Corbett said it was an "important part of Bradman's story". READ MORE: Australian cricketers to quarantine in Adelaide "It's an unwritten chapter and needs to be told," he said. Those early matches laid the foundations for the young Bradman to become the greatest ... more
  • 2 days ‘Distracted’ Panthers claim minor premiership 9news |Sport
    Penrith has secured its first NRL minor premiership in 17 years after thumping North Queensland 32-12 in Townsville on Friday night. The club scored its 14th straight win and hasn't lost in close to 100 days, with the match against the Cowboys arguably over in the first 40 minutes. It's the third time the Panthers have been crowned minor premiers having topped the competition in 1991 and 2003. The visitors scored three tries in the first 15 minutes – through Brian To'o, Stephen Crichton and Josh Mansour to open up a big lead as the Cowboys struggled to match ... more
  • 2 days Patients prefer medicinal cannabis in chemotherapy trial 9news
    Medicinal cannabis has been shown to make a difference for cancer patients to relieve the side-effects of chemotherapy. Early results of a landmark trial involving 80 patients at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse hospital show that cannabis capsules were better than placebo at improving symptoms. "An extra one in 10 people had control of nausea and vomiting, so it had improved from 14 per cent to 25 per cent," said Associate Professor Peter Grimison, a medical oncologist at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. READ MORE: Access to medicinal cannabis in Queensland just got easier The study was designed to ensure it provided ... more
  • 2 days Betts to continue career after Blues extension 9news |Sport
    Much-loved Carlton veteran Eddie Betts is set to play on for another season after being reportedly offered a new contract by the club. The 33-year-old's playing future had been up in the air after Carlton's disappointing finish to the season, but he has been given a new deal for 2021, per The Age. Given the recent retirements of fellow veterans Kade Simpson and Matthew Kreuzer, there had been major doubts over whether Carlton would give Betts another year. Essendon great Matthew Lloyd had been among those questioning whether Betts' career would see another season. Eddie Bettsmore
  • 2 days Senior US envoy holds talks in Taiwan amid Chinese drills 9news
    The second high-level US envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the economic growth, energy and the environment portfolio, held talks with Taiwan's minister of economic affairs and the Cabinet’s vice premier. He was due to meet with business leaders over lunch and dine with President Tsai Ing-wen later Friday. In response to Krach's visit, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held combat exercises near the Taiwan Strait, at least ... more
  • 2 days The incredible ‘sacrifices’ behind JT’s career 9news |Sport
    Ahead of women in league round, NRL legend Johnathan Thurston has paid tribute to the one woman who shaped his illustrious rugby league career – his mother. After a glistening 17-year career headlined by two NRL Premierships, Thurston revealed he never would have reached the pinnacle of the game without the "sacrifices" made by his mother. The Cowboys icon revealed how as a boy, his mother would regularly take time off work to drive him around Queensland to compete in state-wide competitions. "There's a lot of great women out there that have done a lot of amazing things involved ... more
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