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  • 4 hours Nurses’ heartwarming surprise for grandfather’s COVID-19 recovery milestone 9news
    A German grandfather who contracted coronavirus on-board the plagued Artania cruise ship has celebrated a life milestone in a Fremantle hospital while on the road to recovery.Johann Steinborn was one of 81 passengers and crew from the ship who tested positive for COVID-19 last month. Despite having no symptoms before his health suddenly turned for the worse, he was evacuated and put on an incubator."I only remember I was brought here from the ship and had to wait in a special room, then nothing – cut off, complete black," he told 9News."I don't know what ... more
  • 5 hours Future of virus-stricken livestock ship to be decided in days 9news
    The immediate future of the coronavirus-stricken livestock ship docked in Western Australia is expected to be decided in days amid a looming export ban deadline.The Al Kuwait's operators want a special exemption to leave Australian waters from tomorrow in order to transport 56,000 sheep to the Middle East before the June 1 northern summer live export deadline.The sheep are supposed to be headed for a slaughterhouse in the Middle East, with sending the sheep to local abattoirs considered a last resort.The vessel has stayed in Fremantle since May 22 carrying 48 multinational crew members, 21 ... more
  • 5 hours Dogs eaten alive by Trbojevic masterclass 9news |Sport
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  • 5 hours MP responsible for robodebt won’t apologise for failure 9news
    The Federal Government minister who presided over the failed robodebt scheme that generated around 470,000 incorrect welfare debts has refused to apologise amid an ongoing class action lawsuit that could see a final payout of more than $1 billion.The government announced on Friday that $721 million will be refunded for the failure thrown up by the scheme because of faulty income assessments made by the Australian Taxation Office.Attorney-General Christian Porter was the MP that oversaw the robodebt scheme as it unfolded and - despite saying the failure is "an unfortunate outcome" - has refused to apologise.EXCLUSIVE: What happens inside Centrelink's ... more
  • 6 hours Student behind bars over ‘drugging and hammer attack’ on flatmate 9news
    A Sydney man will remain behind bars after allegedly drugging his flatmate and hitting him over the head with a hammer in their shared inner-Sydney apartment.Harry Sumantri, 26, was taken to the St Vincent's Hospital with a skull fracture and broken hand after his friend, Kevin Arden, allegedly attacked him at their Day Street home around 6.15pm on Friday."He gave me the coffee drink - coffee (with) ginger," Mr Sumantri told 9News today."I drank only a little bit... then I'm going to my room and I feel very sleepy."When he hit me, I can't fight ... more
  • 7 hours Bombers hit with more soft-tissue injury woes 9news |Sport
    Essendon's injury woes have continued with star forward Orazio Fantasia facing a race against time to be fit for Round 2 after suffering a quad injury in training.It is understood that the Bombers are hopeful that the injury is a minor one, but the extent of the damage to Fantasia's leg will not be known until he undergoes scans on Monday.The injury means that Fantasia is touch-and-go for Essendon's Round 2 clash against the Sydney Swans on June 14.The quad injury is the latest blow in what has been a heavily-interrupted 18 months for Fantasia.Fantasia has played just 28 games ... more
  • 7 hours Young gun botches five field goal attempts 9news |Sport
    Newcastle have fallen just short of pulling off one of the club's bravest wins in recent memory after playing out a 14-all draw with Penrith in Campbelltown.The Knights' prospects looked grim the moment Connor Watson (ankle) followed Mitchell Pearce (concussion) down the tunnel by the 10th minute on Sunday.Newcastle defied their injury toll to reel in the two-try deficit to force golden point, however neither side could nail a combined eight field goal attempts.Both teams remain undefeated after three rounds, sitting below Parramatta and Canberra following the first week back after the COVID-19 lockdown.Best keeps Knights alivemore
  • 8 hours NYPD investigating video of patrol vehicle ploughing into protest crowds 9news
    New York police are investigating a video that appears to show a patrol vehicle plowing through a crowd during Saturday's protest. The 27-second video, which was posted to Twitter, shows an NYPD truck in front of a crowd throwing objects at the vehicle. There is a barricade in front of the truck. The truck then appears to drive into the barricade, knocking over protesters. Screaming and yelling are then heard while a person is seen jumping on top of the truck. It's unclear if there were any injuries. READ MORE: Follow live coverage of the protests across the USAmore
  • 8 hours NRL to lobby NSW Gov over new suburban grounds 9news |Sport
    The NRL are reportedly set to threaten the NSW government with moving the grand final away from Sydney if the state can't deliver up to four new suburban stadiums over the next decade.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NRL powerbrokers are keen to see funds redirected toward the development of suburban venues after the state government dumped plans for the $800 million redevelopment of ANZ Stadium on Saturday.The league had recently signed an extension to keep the grand final in Sydney until 2042 but that was based on a $2 billion promise that included new stadiums at Parramatta and Moore ... more
  • 8 hours Riots raise fears of new waves of coronavirus outbreak 9news
    The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of US cities hit by massive protests after the police killing of a black man, has a message for demonstrators: "If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week."As emergency orders are lifted and beaches and businesses reopen, add protests to the list of concerns about a possible second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.It's also an issue from Paris to Hong Kong, where anti-government protesters accuse police of using social distancing rules to break up their rallies.UPDATES: Riots spread across the USHealth experts fear that ... more
  • 9 hours 9News correspondent Tim Arvier detained at gunpoint by police in Minnesota 9news
    Tim Arvier, 9News US correspondent, has been detained by police at gunpoint while reporting on the riots.Arvier is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the riots began last week over the death of black man, George Floyd, while he was in police custody.He tweeted: "Just been detained and searched by #Minneapolis Police. They cuffed my cameraman and our security but were respectful and have now let us go."USA RIOTS: LIVE UPDATESAvier said he and his crew, including a cameraman and security guard, heard gunfire nearby, as they approached a police blockade by car.The city is in lockdown ... more
  • 9 hours Malthouse reveals six teams who can win flag 9news |Sport
    Coaching legend Mick Malthouse says only half a dozen teams are capable of winning the AFL premiership in the coronavirus-hit 2020 season.Some experts have suggested the shortened and disrupted season, which restarts on June 11, could open the door for teams to "pinch" an unexpected flag.But VFL/AFL coaching games record-holder Malthouse believes the 17-round campaign will heavily favour bigger, stronger and more "ballistic" teams.He also says versatile and explosive midfield-forward players like Dustin Martin, Jordan De Goey and Patrick Dangerfield will be influential during shortened quarters, with each period trimmed to 16 minutes plus time-on this season.Dustin ... <a target=more
  • 9 hours Rio Tinto apologises to Indigenous owners after destroying 46,000-year-old site 9news
    Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised to traditional owners in Western Australia's north after destroying a significant indigenous site dating back 46,000 years, saying it is urgently reviewing plans for other sites in the area.Rio detonated explosives in a part of the Juukan Gorge last Sunday, destroying two ancient rock shelters, which has devastated the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people.The mining giant was granted approval for work at the Brockman 4 iron ore project in 2013, but subsequent archaeological excavation revealed ancient artefacts including grinding stones, a bone sharpened into a tool and 4000-year-old braided hair.Photo ... <a target=more
  • 9 hours Daw’s AFL comeback hopes hit major setback 9news |Sport
    The fairytale comeback of Majak Daw has again been put on hold with the North Melbourne defender suffering a potentially season-ending injury.The 29-year-old tore a pectoral muscle during a gym session on Friday, indefinitely ruling him out of playing his first game since August 2018.The Kangaroos are weighing up whether to book him in for surgery, which would all but cost him any chance of playing an AFL game in 2020.Before his latest injury setback, Daw was on the verge of a remarkable first AFL appearance since suffering serious hip and pelvic injuries in a fall from Melbourne's Bolte Bridge ... more
  • 9 hours How lost hospital test results saw family decimated by virus 9news
    As in many Afghan households, dinner at Dr. Yousuf Aryubi's home meant the whole family — his mother, his siblings, their children — sitting on the floor together around a mat laid with food on the carpet. During one recent dinner, Aryubi confided to his youngest brother that he was worried. A patient he'd seen that morning had a cough and high fever. Within two weeks, Aryubi and two of his siblings were dead, and dozens of family members were infected with the coronavirus. Most crushing for them: they assumed the symptoms spreading among them ... more
  • 9 hours McEnroe willing to coach Kyrgios to Grand Slam glory 9news |Sport
    American tennis legend John McEnroe says it would be a "no-brainer" to take up the opportunity to coach Nick Kyrgios if the Australian ever wanted a mentor.Kyrgios is currently coach-less but has struck up a relationship with McEnroe in the past, with the seven-time Grand Slam winner a big believer of the Australian's talent.McEnroe called Kyrgios the most talented player outside the 'Big Three' of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, admitting he'd be tempted to coach the Aussie star."Of course I'd be tempted," he told Sports Sunday."He'd be like a no-brainer, if it worked it would be incredible. ... more
  • 9 hours Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec’s escape has lived on the edge 9news
    Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world's most-wanted fugitives, the former Green Beret had a hard-earned reputation for taking on dicey assignments.Over the years, Taylor had been hired by parents to rescue abducted children. He went undercover for the FBI to sting a Massachusetts drug gang. And he worked as a military contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, an assignment that landed him in a Utah jail in a federal fraud case.So when Taylor was linked to the December escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn from Japan, where the executive ... more
  • 11 hours Why Swans can no longer afford Daniher chase 9news |Sport
    Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has questioned whether Lance Franklin's latest hamstring injury will cause the Sydney Swans to abort plans to recruit Joe Daniher.Sydney tried hard to pry the star forward out of Essendon during last year's AFL Trade Period after Daniher submitted a trade request, but the two sides were unable to agree on a deal.Now, with Franklin set to miss up to 10 weeks with his third serious hamstring injury in the last 18 months, and Daniher being doubtful to play this year, Cornes suggested the Swans should look elsewhere for Franklin's potential successor."We know how far ... more
  • 11 hours Twelve injured in stabbing attack at Lithgow jail 9news
    Twelve inmates have been injured in a stabbing attack at Lithgow jail in the NSW Blue Mountains.Among the injured is a 36-year-old male inmate with stab wounds to the chest and head. He was airlifted to Westmead Hospital.Twelve people are believed to have been injured in a stabbing at Lithgow Jail.Emergency services were called to Lithgow Correctional Centre at 10.50am (AEST) this morning after receiving reports a man had been stabbed, a spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said.However, when crews arrived at the scene there were 12 patients requiring treatment.Among the ... more
  • 11 hours Dragons should flip the script on Mary: Freddy 9news |Sport
    The Dragons should come out and give besieged coach Paul McGregor unequivocal backing to see out his two-year contract, NRL great Brad Fittler says.McGregor is in the bizarre position of being under pressure to keep his job just three games into a two-year contract extension. He is 0-3 this season after his side finished 15th last year, fading horribly after he was awarded a new deal just five games in.Even more strangely, his main assistant - Sharks premiership winner Shane Flanagan - is not eligible to take over due to a head coaching ban extending to the end of next ... more
  • 11 hours The coronavirus restrictions easing from tomorrow 9news
    More coronavirus restrictions will ease across Australia from tomorrow with businesses reopening in four states.QUEENSLANDQueensland has brought forward the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by almost two weeks.From midday tomorrow, gatherings of up to 20 people will be allowed including inside pubs, cafes and restaurants.Travel within Queensland is also back on but for residents within the state only."We are opening up Queensland for Queenslanders," Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.But interstate borders will remain closed."Let me make it very clear, the border will remain closed for the month of June," she added.NEW SOUTH WALESIn NSW, 50 people will be allowed ... more
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  • 12 hours Why Steven should say nothing about stabbing 9news |Sport
    Former AFL star Nathan Brown believes Jack Steven has no obligation to reveal to the media what happened surrounding the stabbing incident he was caught up in.Earlier in the week, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and AFL reporter Sam McClure were involved in a fiery exchange regarding the media's coverage over the stabbing.The exchange led to many pundits weighing on whether or not the Geelong star and his club should open up and reveal the finer details of what really went down.Discussing the controversial debate on Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show, Brown declared Steven should keep everything close to him and ... more
  • 12 hours Cornes’ harsh reality check for AFL after NRL return 9news |Sport
    Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has taken aim at members of the AFL fraternity that mocked ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys' aggressive NRL start date.Cornes singled out veteran columnist Caroline Wilson, along with AFL great Tim Watson and others who had believed V'landys' aim to restart the competition on May 28 would not eventuate.Wilson had initially stated that V'landys' aggressive restart date was simply about "getting revenue back".However, V'landys and the NRL have enjoyed the last laugh, with millions tuning in to the competition's first round back this week, and Cornes was full of praise.Peter V'landys. Photo: ... <a target=more
  • 12 hours Radley to fight one-game ban for Gagai ‘throw’ 9news |Sport
    Victor Radley will fight a one-match ban for a dangerous throw at the NRL Judiciary on Tuesday night.The Sydney Roosters forward was hit with a grade-one charge for a lifting tackle on South Sydney winger Dane Gagai late in the first half of the Roosters' 28-12 win over the Rabbitohs.On Sunday the Roosters submitted a not-guilty plea for the charge, with Radley facing a one-match ban regardless if he is unsuccessful at the judiciary.Radley would usually cop a fine for the incident, but carry-over points from last year means he would have missed a game even with an early guilty ... more
  • 12 hours ‘Fake life’: Freddy’s blunt reality check 9news |Sport
    Education of NRL players is often a token exercise and awareness lessons really don't sink in, Brad Fittler has warned after the Bronson Xerri drug scandal. Xerri, 19, is facing a four-year ban from rugby league after testing positive to a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs.While NRL players are afforded exceptional education about drugs and other pitfalls, meaning that Xerri had little excuse, Fittler said that the game needed to be realistic about how much attention was paid to the awareness programs.He said that using players who had fallen foul of anti-doping rules and suffered the consequences could be a more ... more
  • 14 hours ‘He said don’t try and be Alan Jones’ 9news
    ExclusiveIt's a little after 6pm and Ben Fordham is in a standoff with his three-year-old daughter, Pearl. It's her bedtime yet she's outraged by a sudden lack of stamps in her possession.The popular Sydney radio personality has won verbal stoushes over the years with prime ministers, powerful CEOs and other high-flyers. He takes a soft, yet direct approach with his beloved toddler. Sixty-seconds is all he needs to talk things through. It's a skill that's served him well for decades.Tomorrow, the 43-year-old will again rely on this skill as 2GB new breakfast host when he takes the reins from Alan ... more
  • 14 hours Storm didn’t adapt to one referee, Smith admits 9news |Sport
    Skipper Cameron Smith admits Melbourne failed to adapt as well to the pace of the game under the NRL's new one-referee system in their 22-6 NRL loss to Canberra.Coach Craig Bellamy didn't hold back in his review of Saturday night's error-ridden performance against the Raiders, who have now won their last three matches in Melbourne.The Raiders had just pipped the Storm in their last two meetings in Melbourne but the Storm were completely outplayed in their first match back from the coronavirus shutdown.While Canberra didn't skip a beat, particularly in the first half as they raced to a 18-6 lead, ... more
  • 14 hours South Australian footy icon Hammond dead at 78 9news |Sport
    AFL chairman Richard Goyder has hailed the lasting impact of Australian Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hammond, who died on Saturday.The 78-year-old - widely considered one of the most influential people in South Australian football during a six-decade contribution to the game - died in Adelaide after a battle with Parkinson's disease.Hammond was a triple-premiership player with North Adelaide, coached Norwood to two flags and was the inaugural Adelaide Crows chairman, overseeing the club's first two AFL premierships.He also coached the Sydney Swans and South Australia.Hammond later served on the AFL Commission from 2001 to 2011 and is one ... more
  • 15 hours Regional businesses say ‘bring it on’ as travel restrictions ease 9news
    Slammed with back-to-back blows, this year has proven to be one of the most challenging for small businesses in Braidwood, a small village nestled between Canberra and the NSW south coast.Bushfires ravaged the town's surrounds earlier this year, and now COVID-19 has halted the heartbeat of a once "buzzing" community, according to locals."Immediately after the government announced that there would be coronavirus lockdown restrictions, business stopped dead in the water," owner of local store Len Mutton and Co, Fiona Mutton, said."We went from one of our busiest times of the year, to being lucky if ... more
  • 15 hours Fox news reporter attacked at White House protest 9news
    A Fox News reporter was pummelled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.Demonstrators also broke windows and vandalised the Atlanta office building where CNN is headquartered, and police in Louisville, Kentucky, apologised on Saturday after an officer fired what appeared to be pepper bullets at a television news crew.Fox's Leland Vittert was rattled following the Washington attack he said was clearly targeted at his news organisation.Fox's Leland Vittert was set upon by the crowd when they discovered which news organisation ... <a target=more
  • 15 hours Rapt Ricky raves over ‘wonderful’ Williams 9news |Sport
    English import George Williams showed shades of his Canberra coach Ricky Stuart with a starring performance in his team's shock 22-6 win over Melbourne.In just his third NRL match and his first visit to AAMI Park, Williams set up two brilliant first-half tries as the visitors ran the Storm ragged.As well as the assists, he finished the game with six runs for 66 metres, three tackle busts and a linebreak.He also crunched Ryan Papenhuyzen in a huge tackle that put the Melbourne fullback on his back.A Raiders great during his 10 years at the club, ... more
  • 15 hours Beautiful gesture after Warriors’ NRL return 9news |Sport
    A heart-warming moment of sportsmanship put a sheen on the most satisfying NRL win Stephen Kearney has been a part of as coach of the Warriors on Saturday night.After beating St George Illawarra 18-0, the Warriors gathered as a group while Dragons skipper Cameron McInnes addressed the team to thank them for their sacrifices to restart the NRL season.The Warriors have spent four weeks in Australia and are likely to be here until at least round nine to keep the competition running after the coronavirus shutdown.And despite the uneven scoreline, it was a gracious gesture from the Dragons who are ... more
  • 16 hours Hurt stars in doubt for Sharks amid winless start 9news |Sport
    Cronulla's horror start to the NRL season could get a lot worse with key duo Chad Townsend and Andrew Fifita in some doubt for next week's trip to Townsville.Townsend failed to finish Saturday's disappointing loss to the Wests Tigers after succumbing to a hamstring issue late in the second half.Coach John Morris believes his halfback suffered the injury only minutes before getting beat by David Nofoaluma for a crucial 64th-minute try."I don't wanna make any excuses for him, but he was under the pump. He was struggling a little bit with it," Morris said of Townsend's injury."That's probably a reflection ... more
  • 16 hours Quad Series canned but Con Cup still planned 9news |Sport
    Netball's Quad Series has been cancelled due to COVID-19 but Australia and New Zealand intend to play the Constellation Cup Test series later this year.International travel restrictions made the Quad Series - meant to feature England and South Africa playing in Australia and New Zealand during September - an impossible commitment.With trans-Tasman travel far more certain, having already been undertaken by the NRL's Warriors, Australia and New Zealand remain committed to playing four Tests later this year after the completion of domestic competitions."With great disappointment, and after much deliberation and possible scenario planning, all four ... more
  • 16 hours Brisbane Bombers chasing new NRL team franchise 9news |Sport
    The Brisbane Bombers are ready to become the 17th team in the NRL competition, says the franchise's bid director Nick Livermore."The ARL Commission is clearing the runway to expand the NRL, the Brisbane Bombers will be ready for take-off," said Livermore on Sunday.The Australian Rugby League Commission has announced plans to kick-off a competitive selection process for an extra team in Queensland.Chairman Peter V'landys is keen to add a second team in Brisbane in 2022 which will guarantee more derby games.Livermore says his team will be based at Suncorp Stadium."A Brisbane Bombers NRL team will ... more
  • 17 hours Super Netball start date locked in 9news |Sport
    Super Netball will begin on August 1 and is committed to a full 60-game season, the league revealed on Sunday.Training will begin on Monday (June 1) after getting the go-ahead under ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.A fixture has yet to be finalised, but spans 14 regular-season rounds plus three weeks for finals. That would likely see the grand final played on November 22."We're thrilled that a season start date has been locked away, now all our stakeholders have a date to work towards and fans can start to get excited for the start of the season," Super Netball chief executive Chris Symington ... more
  • 17 hours Ellis: Welcome end to a crushing readjustment 9news |Sport
    The announcement of a start date for Suncorp Super Netball is beyond welcome.It has been frustrating watching the rugby league season get underway and the AFL plan for their start whilst still being in the dark about when we might see some netball.The sport has looked like the proverbial duck in recent months, with everything seeming calm above water – the players responsibly and calmly took pay cuts, and everyone toed the line and trained in isolation – but the fact of the matter is that everyone has been paddling like mad underneath.From the players who have had to stay ... more
  • 17 hours Besieged Mary lashes winless Dragons players 9news |Sport
    Under-fire St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has lashed his team for a lack of passion and promised to swing the axe if they continue to underperform.Saturday's 18-0 loss to the Warriors marked their worst start to an NRL season in seven years and follows hard on the heels of their worst season as a joint venture in 2019.McGregor is now under pressure to keep his job just three games into a two-year contract extension after six seasons in charge.Although he denied he is feeling any pressure, McGregor said players need to take personal responsibility for their effort and passion ... more
  • 17 hours Son pleads with Queensland Health to allow him to see dying mother 9news
    A man desperate to see his dying mother says he's getting angrier by the day as the Queensland Government refuses to grant a travel exemption allowing him to leave his hotel quarantine.The Queensland Ombudsman and Human Rights Commission is now investigating the decision by Queensland Health to refuse to allow Mark Talbot, from Brisbane, the exemption on compassionate grounds to see his mother before she dies.Mr Talbot is helplessly waiting in his hotel room to visit his terminally ill mother Coral, 83, who is dying of organ failure in Hervey Bay."We're kind of getting half angry about it now because we ... more
  • 17 hours US cities call in National Guard as George Floyd protests intensify 9news
    Protesters have set police cars ablaze, smashed businesses' windows and skirmished with baton-wielding officers in streets from Atlanta to Los Angeles, as anger over George Floyd's death spreads across the country.Authorities were bracing for more violence today, with some calling in the National Guard to beef up overwhelmed forces.In Minneapolis, the city where Floyd died on Monday after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck and kept it there for more than eight minutes, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz fully mobilised the state's National Guard and promised a massive show of force to ... more
  • 17 hours Streets in lockdown as person held hostage inside Brisbane home 9news
    Residents in a northern Brisbane suburb are being urged to shelter indoors as a siege unfolds inside an Everton Hills home.Police have issued an emergency warning for the streets surrounding Atrium Way, where a man and woman are barricaded inside a property.Authorities were originally called to the home to reports of an armed robbery at 3am.9News understands a person is being held hostage and it is believed somebody inside may be armed.A large number of police officers are on scene, including specialist police negotiators and the Public Safety Response Team.The emergency declaration has been issued ... more
  • 18 hours Five-month-old baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma 9news
    After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his six-month birthday.A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro.He spent 54 days in the hospital -- 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom's father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN."He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection," he said."But the medication didn't work and he got worse. Then me and ... more
  • 20 hours Romania PM breaks coronavirus rules, as India cases jump 9news
    Romania's Prime Minister has been fined over a social-distancing lapse at meeting, while coronavirus cases in India jumped almost 8000 in just one day.RomaniaRomania's Prime Minister has paid fines totalling about A$900 for smoking indoors and holding a meeting in a government building where several Cabinet ministers and other participants did not follow social distancing rules.In a photograph published in Romanian media, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and others can be seen smoking with food and bottles of alcohol on a table. No one in the photo wore a mask or maintained the required spacing.IndiaIndia has ... more
  • 20 hours NASA-SpaceX rocket’s historic flight 9news
    Two NASA astronauts have set off on a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.The scheduled 3.22pm liftoff (Sunday 5.22am AEST) of the Falcon 9 proved a success, becoming the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.Their destination: the International Space Station, 402km above Earth.It would also be NASA's first human spaceflight launched from US soil in nearly a decade.The mission unfolded amid the gloom of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over 100,000 Americans, and racial unrest across the US over the ... more
  • 22 hours Lesotho’s former first lady faces murder charge 9news
    Police are searching for Lesotho's former first lady who is accused of murder after a court revoked her bail.Maesaiah Thabane was arrested in January and charged with the murder of the estranged first wife of her husband, then-Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. In this 2017 file photo, Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane's wife and First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane had been in hiding from police.She was later released on bail. On Friday (local time), the High Court revoked Thabane's bail after police challenged an earlier ruling, saying she could be a ... more
  • 22 hours All you need to know about the SpaceX, NASA flight 9news
    SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.NASA and space fans were disappointed Wednesday when the first attempt was called off due to weather. They have waited nearly a decade for this milestone, which will usher in the return of human spaceflight to US soil.The next launch is slated for today at 3.22pm ET (Sunday 5.22 am AEST). But whether or not the rocket will actually take off will most likely come down to the weather forecast – again.As of Saturday morning, the ... more
  • 23 hours US urged to reconsider WHO cuts 9news
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  • 23 hours Whitsundays shooting was attempted murder: police 9news
    A Queensland man armed himself and tried to murder a man arguing with him in the Whitsundays region, police say.The 26-year-old Collinsville man was charged late yesterday with attempted murder and doing an act with intent to cause grievous bodily harmThree men arrived at his home about 12.45am the same day, prompting an argument, police say.The resident allegedly walked back inside his home, retrieved a firearm and shot one of the three men in the stomach.The injured man – aged 29 from Collinsville – was helped into a vehicle by his associates and driven to the local hospital.He was later ... more
  • 24 hours Adelaide teens arrested following alleged taxi driver assault 9news
    Three teens are behind bars after allegedly assaulting an Adelaide taxi driver.The driver, 20, picked up two teenage girls and a boy at 2.30am yesterday in Evanston Gardens.It is alleged that while en-route to an address in Gawler, one of the trio hit the driver repeatedly over the head with a wine bottle.The taxi driver was then ejected from his white Toyota cab, which was allegedly stolen.The driver sought treatment at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, where he underwent x-rays.Police meanwhile monitored the allegedly stolen car, which eventually stopped at 4.15am on Philips Road at Berri, ... more
  • 1 day Driver arrested for failing to stop after double fatal crash 9news
    Two women have been killed in a crash in Perth's south, with the driver of the other car involved arrested after failing to stop.Police say the driver, a man in his 50s, did not help after his four-wheel drive collided with a smaller car as it was turning right in Coolongup last night.The 27-year-old driver of the other car died in hospital and her passenger, also aged 27, died at the scene.The man was arrested shortly afterwards and taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he is assisting police with their ... more
  • 1 day Import shines as Storm sink under rule changes 9news |Sport
    Canberra's strong 22-6 win over the Storm proved they're premiership favourites. It also proved the Raiders benefited hugely from the six-again rule changes.But more than anything, the performance of George Williams proved Ricky Stuart's men have something special in the UK playmaker.The English halfback was instrumental in helping his side maintain an unbeaten start to the season - the first time in 15 years the Raiders have gone 3-0 to begin their campaign.The win was also Canberra's third straight at AAMI Park.Williams was sharp in attack, followed hooker Josh Hodgson around the centre third of the field and was always ... more
  • 1 day Legend calls for Dragons to make brutal Hunt call 9news |Sport
    NRL great Michael Ennis has called for St George Illawarra to drop Ben Hunt to the interchange following their big loss to the New Zealand Warriors.The Warriors on Saturday celebrated their first victory of the NRL season with a record-making 18-0 win over St George Illawarra.It was the first time in the NRL era a team completed more than 40 consecutive sets - and the Warriors were almost perfect making their first mistake in their 45th set.But for the Dragons and their star halfback Hunt, it was a tough slog with the playmaker hampered through the second half with what ... more
  • 1 day Embattled Sharks stutter against Tigers 9news |Sport
    Cronulla's nightmare week has continued after bombing a second-half lead to fall 28-16 to Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium.The league was rocked this week when Sharks youngster Bronson Xerri was provisionally stood down for testing positive to performance-enhancing drugs.But their campaign took a dark turn after being held scoreless in the second 40 to leave them without a win from their opening three games.Compounding the pain for coach John Morris is a suspected hamstring injury to halfback Chad Townsend.Cronulla appeared on their way to overcoming a dramatic week when they surged to a 16-10 halftime lead off the back of ... more
  • 1 day ‘No red flags’ before double fatal stabbing attack 9news
    A man and woman are both dead after a double stabbing in Sydney's west this afternoon.Emergency crews were called to a home on Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill just before 1pm.On arrival, police found Ruth Mataafa out the front of the house with multiple stab wounds to her back and chest.Bidwill stabbingOfficers also found the 22-year-old's boyfriend Jaciah Fuimaono dead inside the house with stab wounds to his chest.Ms Mataafa was rushed to Westmead Hospital however she died from her injuries during emergency surgery.Police allege Mr Fuimaono attacked his girlfriend before stabbing ... more
  • 1 day Perfect Warriors in historic domination 9news |Sport
    Four weeks after arriving in Australia indefinitely, the Warriors celebrated their first victory of the NRL season with a record-making 18-0 win over St George Illawarra.Showing no hints of disorganisation or distress given the incredible circumstances of their season so far, the Warriors ran rings around the Dragons with a near-perfect completion rate.It was the first time in the NRL era a team completed more than 40 consecutive sets - and the Warriors were almost perfect making their first mistake in their 45th set.The Warriors played as though Central Coast Stadium came with a home ground advantage, a stark contrast ... more
  • 1 day Loved ones separated by coronavirus reunite at oasis on closed US-Canada border 9news
    Alec de Rham sat with his back against a stone obelisk marked "International Boundary" as he and his wife visited with a daughter they hadn't seen in 10 weeks. Hannah Smith took a bus and a bicycle from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the border to meet her "main person," Jabree Robinson, of Bellingham, Washington. And beside a large, white arch symbolising US-Canadian friendship, Lois England and Ian Hendon kissed giddily, reunited for a few hours after the longest separation of their three-year relationship. Families, couples and friends — separated for weeks by the pandemic-fueled closing ... more
  • 1 day Wife of officer charged with George Floyd’s murder divorcing him 9news
    The wife of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, says she will divorce him.Kellie Chauvin issued a statement through her lawyer, saying she is devastated over Mr Floyd's death while in her husband's custody."Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd's] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy," the statement read."She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin."While Ms Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be ... more
  • 1 day Anti-vax and 5G protesters defy restrictions 9news
    Hundreds of anti-vaccination protesters have defied social-distancing measures at rallies across Australia.Protesters claiming the COVID-19 pandemic was a "scam" gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday, and carried signs declaring they were against vaccines and 5G technology.Their placards stated "5G = communism", "COVID 1984" and "our ignorance is their strength".READ MORE: The 5G conspiracy theory debunkedThey booed police - clad in gloves and face masks - who warned the crowd they were breaching social-distancing rules designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.In a statement, police said those found in breach of COVID-19 directions faced fines of $1652 ... more
  • 1 day How the pokies almost proved fatal: ‘I knew I had a problem’ 9news
    Ben Hamilton could not lose. After finishing a job and pocketing a decent whack, he embarked on a gambling spree, driving from venue to venue.He just kept winning, he had thousands in his wallet.By 8pm, as he drove to yet another venue, he was heavily intoxicated and riddled with guilt.He'd had a problem with gambling since he was 18. His friends and family all knew it and so did his wife Jasmine.Ben began to hate himself; he'd had enough.In a split second, Ben made a decision to hurt himself.Luckily, his injuries were only superficial, but he ... more
  • 1 day NRL LIVE: Warriors v Dragons 9news |Sport
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  • 1 day NRL responds to Xerri ASADA timeline 9news |Sport
    The NRL say they are satisfied with ASADA's version of events on why it took six months for Bronson Xerri to be told he'd tested positive to banned substances.Xerri was only told on Tuesday that he would be provisionally suspended after testing positive to performance-enhancing drugs last November.The timing, which fell just two days before the season's restart, puzzled the league and frustrated former and current players.It prompted the NRL to contact the doping agency over the delay, noting the fast turnaround to stand down James Segeyaro after a positive test for Ligandrol last year.But interim chief executive Andrew Abdo ... more
  • 1 day Holmes’ best ‘not far off’, Cowboys warn 9news |Sport
    It wasn't quite vintage Valentine Holmes.But North Queensland coach Paul Green has warned the former Cronulla premiership winner's best is not far away.Holmes finally blew off the rust to produce his best game since his 2019 NFL sojourn, setting up three tries in the Cowboys' 36-6 NRL rout of Gold Coast on Friday night.There were no runaway tries or breathtaking runs that Holmes almost seemed to conjure at will before he left the Sharks at the height of his powers in 2018 to chase his NFL dream.But Green saw enough to suggest it wouldn't be long before his fullback would ... more
  • 1 day Joey’s surprise early picks for Dally M honours 9news |Sport
    Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns has made two surprising early picks for Dally M honours.Speaking on Nine Wide World of Sports' Immortal Behaviour segment, the NRL legend believes that Mitchell Moses could be one of the biggest winners out of a strong season for the Parramatta Eels."I've actually tipped Mitchell Moses to be the Dally M Player of the Year," Johns said."Because I think Parramatta will finish in the top four, if he goes through injury-free, halfbacks usually perform pretty well."Moses, 26, leads four stats groups on, as the top points-scorer (36) and goal-scorer (16), and he leads the league ... more
  • 1 day Sports world speak out on ‘sickening’ Floyd death 9news |Sport
    The sporting world has come together to pay their respects to George Floyd after his death in Minnesota, US. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died unarmed after pleading for help as a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while pinning him to the ground.Floyd was declared dead at a nearby hospital soon after, according to authorities.Protests against police brutality have since spread across the US with crowds, numbering in the thousands, calling for justice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a leading figure in the ​movement against systemic racial injustice, threw his support behind the demonstrations ... more
  • 2 days India question CA’s plans for T20 schedule 9news |Sport
    The BCCI has thrown a spanner into Cricket Australia's desire to cancel the T20 World Cup.On Thursday, a letter from CA chairman Earl Eddings to the ICC was leaked, revealing their calls to cancel the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.The letter asked for the tournament to be delayed by 12 months, suggesting Australia could host the World Cup in late 2021 and India to host in 2022. India is already slated to host the tournament in that part of the calendar.But the BCCI has suggested they are not willing to make two trips to Australia in short succession ... more
  • 2 days Sterlo’s silver lining to empty NRL stadiums 9news |Sport
    In the first two games back since coronavirus halted the NRL's 2020 season in March, fans have had to get used to a slightly different scene - most obviously, empty stadiums and fake crowd noise.But by using technology NRL broadcast teams have opted to fill the void left by vacant arenas normally buzzing with cheering fans.Nine's Wide World of Sports' NRL coverage launched a cutting-edge innovation, partnering with Australian company 'aFX' to give the live TV broadcast virtual crowd noise that flows with the game.The technology had its debut when the Broncos hosted the Eels at Suncorp Stadium, and on ... more
  • 2 days Federer revealed as highest-paid athlete in the world 9news |Sport
    Tennis star Roger Federer is the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.The 38-year-old earned a total of $106.3 million over the past 12 months, making him the first tennis player to top Forbes' world's 100 highest-paid athletes list.Athletes from 10 sports and 21 different countries made the list this year but only two women made the cut - still the highest representation of female athletes since 2016.Federer, who is a 20-time grand slam champion, boasts the best endorsement portfolio in the world of sport, with $100 million of his earnings coming off the court.He leapfrogs football stars Cristiano ... more
  • 2 days Police in the way of Liverpool’s EPL title finale 9news |Sport
    Police have set out the English Premier League matches they would like to be played at neutral venues, which would include any Liverpool game where the title could be won.The matches which have been requested to take place at neutral grounds are Manchester City v Liverpool, Manchester City v Newcastle, Manchester United v Sheffield United, Newcastle v Liverpool and Everton v Liverpool.The police statement adds that "the game in which Liverpool could secure the league title" should also be moved, but this may end up needing to be more than one match if the Reds did not clinch it at ... more
  • 2 days Pakistan locust invasion ravages crops, orchards 9news
    An invasion of locusts has spread across Pakistan, causing damage to crops and orchards and posing a threat to food security in an impoverished Islamic nation already struggling to tackle a virus pandemic that has caused more than 1300 deaths.Massive swarms of the desert locust, which experts say originates in Africa and is the most destructive of the locust species, began damaging crops in Pakistan last month.But the situation worsened this week and authorities began dispatching aircraft and spraying machines filled with pesticides mounted on vehicles to eliminate the insects, which are roughly the length ... more
  • 2 days ‘Superhuman’ Rooster’s stunning triple play 9news |Sport
    If one play could typify Brett Morris' steely determination in defence, this was it.Morris showed again on Friday night that age is no barrier as he pulled off the defensive play of the round in the Sydney Roosters' win over South Sydney.With the Roosters holding onto a 12-0 lead, Morris chased down both Braidon Burns and Alex Johnston in one play on Friday night.He then tripled it up, making a tackle from behind on the very next play before rushing back to bat a ball out in the in-goal later in the set."That's a brilliant piece of defence!" Nine commentator ... more
  • 2 days Bennett says Roberts comeback no certainty 9news |Sport
    Wayne Bennett won't guarantee James Roberts' return next week against Melbourne as he continues to put his centre's wellbeing first.Roberts sat out Friday night's loss to the Sydney Roosters, after only returning to training last weekend after checking out of a rehabilitation clinic.Souths players have noted that the NSW State of Origin star has been all smiles at practice and a welcome returnee at Redfern.But Bennett will wait and see before deciding if he is right to come back against the Storm at AAMI Park on Friday night."I don't know about that," Bennett said."I just need to see a bit ... more
  • 2 days Justine Damond shooting cited amid Minneapolis cop charges 9news
    The Minneapolis police officer captured on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed African American man has been charged with the same murder and manslaughter counts as the officer convicted of shooting dead Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk Damond.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced today that fired officer Derek Chauvin had been taken into custody and charged with the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd.Mr Freeman, at a press conference, repeatedly referred to his successful prosecution last year of Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer who shot dead Ms Damond in an alley behind her home in ... more
  • 2 days Legendary but battling F1 team considers selling 9news |Sport
    Williams are prepared to end decades of family control and sell the struggling Formula One team to secure its future after tough times on and off the track, according to deputy principal Claire Williams.The announcement is a major shift for a proudly British company co-founded by Frank Williams, Claire's father, and that won a string of world championships during a period of dominance in the 1980s and 90s.The team have won 114 races to date but have been last for the past two years.Claire Williams rejected a suggestion that any potential sale might be seen as a sign of desperation."Williams ... more
  • 2 days Dentist garrotted, ‘de-toothed’ British husband 9news
    A German court has convicted an American-born dentist of strangling her British husband, whose body was found in a Czech wood with its teeth removed to hinder identification.The regional court in the southeastern city of Regensburg has sentenced 61-year-old Cheryl von U., whose surname wasn't released for privacy reasons, to nine years for manslaughter.Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for the woman, accusing her of trying to avoid paying a divorce settlement to her husband Peter von U. when she killed him in November 2018.The defendant operated a dental practice in Munich and had earlier sold two practices in Britain ... more
  • 2 days Trump revoking Hong Kong’s special trading status 9news
    President Donald Trump says the US is taking action to revoke Hong Kong's special trading status, saying China is in "plain violation" of treaty obligations regarding the territory's autonomy."They broke their word to the world on ensuring the autonomy of Hong Kong," Trump said from the White House, while blaming China for a "cover up" of the coronavirus outbreak."Therefore I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment," Mr Trump said today.Mr Trump added this will impact the "full range" of agreements with Hong Kong including extradition, export controls, ... more
  • 2 days QLD town sewage tested for coronavirus source 9news
    Scientists will sift through the sewage of a central Queensland town to try and determine the source of a COVID-19 infection that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man.The testing could also reveal how many people in Blackwater may have been exposed or unknowingly have coronavirus if the traces are detected in the waste. Meanwhile, investigators are working to "untangle" the changing story of a nurse at the centre of two coronavirus scares in Queensland to determine if she could be the source.The unnamed nurse has been suspended from her job after she continued to show ... more
  • 2 days Trump ends WHO relationship, as Portugal lockdown eases 9news
    US President Donald Trump has announced an end of the US relationship with World Health Organisation, as Portugal continues to ease restrictions in the absence of a recent spike in coronavirus infections.USAPresident Donald Trump has announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organisation, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic."Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organisation and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving, urgent global public health needs," ... more
  • 2 days Obama slams ‘normalisation’ of black death in custody 9news
    Former President Barack Obama said the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody "shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America"."It can't be 'normal'. If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better," Obama said in a statement, as protests have erupted across the country.Obama said it will mainly fall on officials in Minnesota to ensure Floyd's death is fully investigated "and that justice is ultimately done"."But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station ... more
  • 2 days Rich Latin Americans ‘spread’ coronavirus to poor 9news
    The passenger from Spain that Sonia Sanchez picked up at the airport in Colombia's capital in March did not seem well.He coughed during the Uber ride in her small, red Chevrolet Spark, as he sat next to her, a precaution many of the app's drivers use to avoid attracting the attention – and harassment – of police.A few days later, the mother of two had a soaring fever, her relatives say. Within three weeks, she was dead – the first coronavirus patient to die in Bogota's working-class Kennedy neighbourhood, now a hotspot of infections."The only ... more
  • 2 days ‘Dumbo ears’ octopus found 6.9km beneath the sea 9news
    The deepest known sighting of an octopus has been captured on film, more than 1.6km deeper than the previous reliable sighting.The observations of the creature, captured at almost 6.9km miles down in the Indian Ocean using lander machines – autonomous camera systems that are released from a ship and sink to the bottom of the ocean – are thought to be the deepest octopus sightings ever filmed.Researchers believe the creature is likely to be a new species of Grimpoteuthis, or "Dumbo octopus", a genus of deep-sea umbrella octopuses named for their fins, which resemble the ... more
  • 2 days Dead ‘razorback’ whale washes up on UK beach 9news
    Police have urged people to stay away from a 12-metre-long whale, believed to be a juvenile, that washed up dead on a beach in southeast England.Images posted on social media show the giant mammal, thought to be a fin whale, on its back very close to a sandy shore in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday (local time).The British Divers Marine Life Rescue charity said the whale appeared small for the species and said it believed the mammal to be a juvenile.The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said officers were called to the scene after reports of a ... more
  • 2 days World’s oldest man dies aged 112 9news
    Robert Weighton, the world's oldest man, died at the age of 112, his family confirmed in a statement.Weighton, a former engineer and teacher from Hampshire in southern England, had cancer and died peacefully in his sleep at his own home, where he lived independently up until his death, his family said in a statement to the UK's PA Media news agency."Bob was an extraordinary man, and to the family not really because of the amazing age he reached," the family said."A role model to us all, he lived his life interested in and engaged with ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus live updates: WA to allow gatherings of up to 100 people 9news
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  • 2 days Roosters star pays tribute to Bronson Xerri 9news |Sport
    Sydney Roosters halfback Kyle Flanagan appeared to pay tribute to his former teammate Bronson Xerri when he threw up an X symbol after converting his own try in a match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.Flanagan crossed over under the posts following a well placed grubber from Brett Morris which extended the Roosters' lead at the time.Following Flanagan's conversion attempt, the halfback appear to pay tribute to Xerri when he put up the X symbol using both of his arms.Kyle FlanaganEarlier today, Wide World of Sports revealed that the Roosters had been showing interest in signing ... more
  • 2 days Legends clash over Inglis Origin return 9news |Sport
    NRL greats Billy Slater and Paul Gallen are divided on whether or not Queensland Maroons legend Greg Inglis should return to the Origin arena.Twelve months after calling time on his stellar NRL career, Inglis stunned rugby league fans by coming out of retirement to sign a one-year deal with English Super League side Warrington.Inglis revealed to Nine News that he had found the motivation to play footy again and hoped that this time around he could finish his career on his own terms."I've got that drive and that mentality back in my head that I can deliver," Inglis said.more
  • 2 days LIVE: Roosters stamp their authority early 9news |Sport
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  • 2 days Police arrest CNN reporter on live TV in Minneapolis riots 9news
    A CNN reporter has been arrested live on television in Minneapolis while reporting on widespread looting and riots throughout the city.Reporter Omar Jimenez was live on air speaking about the situation when police in riot gear arrested Mr Jimenez, placing him in handcuffs.The police then led him to a waiting patrol car.READ MORE: Mayhem in Minneapolis: Looters set police station ablaze in protest reason for his arrest is unclear. Prior to the arrest police could be overheard asking Mr Jimenez and his television crew to step backwards.The arrest comes after days of looting following the death of George Floyd.Mr Floyd, ... more
  • 2 days Titans slump to new low in brutal defeat 9news |Sport
    Michael who?Halves Scott Drinkwater and Jake Clifford have clicked to spark North Queensland's 36-6 NRL win over a hapless Gold Coast Titans in Townsville in Friday night.The Cowboys were supposed to miss captain Michael Morgan, with the dominant halfback set to be sidelined for another six weeks as he recovered from shoulder surgery.But five-eighth Drinkwater and replacement No.7 Clifford have surely eased concerns after inspiring the Cowboys' first win at their new home Queensland Country Bank Stadium.Kevin ProctorOff the back of another monster game by lock Jason Taumalolo (274m), Drinkwater set up two tries for ... more
  • 2 days Kyrgios set for tennis return amid COVID-19 9news |Sport
    Australia's Nick Kyrgios will feature at two exhibition tennis events in July in Berlin, organisers said on Friday.Six men and six women are to play on grass in the Steffi Graf Stadium July 13-15, and in the hangar of former Tempelhof Airport July 17-19.World No.40 Kyrgios joins the likes of German star Alexander Zverev and three-time grand slam finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria in the men's draw.Local favourites Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic, and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, will headline the women's draw.Nick Kyrgios Both events are likely to be played behind closed doors owing ... more
  • 2 days ‘We thought they weren’t going to find us’ 9news
    Three women are recovering after spending hours stuck on a Gold Coast bush track.Paige Hudson and Taryn Duvauchelle set off on a 16-kilometre hike with their friend Taylor in Springbrook yesterday afternoon.As the women, aged in their 20s, began the trek back to their car, Taylor became unwell."Taylor kept on stopping like every five steps and at first we were like 'you can do it, you can do it'," Ms Hudson exclusively told 9News.With little power left on their mobile phones, the women were able to call Triple Zero before ... more
  • 2 days NT woman admits cancer lies after $14k raised 9news
    A Northern Territory woman who falsely claimed she had cancer has avoided jail after admitting to swindling her community out of $14,000.Cheryl Pryor, from Nhulunbuy, moved to Sydney in January last year where she claimed to friends she had been stabbed in the leg and admitted to hospital for treatment.The next month, Pryor told her husband and a friend at the time that while in hospital she had been diagnosed with leukaemia and throat cancer.Her friend then offered to set up a fundraising page which was posted to the Nhulunbuy Notice Board Facebook page where locals donated a total of ... more
  • 2 days Medical equipment maintenance at risk as staff hours cut 9news
    There are fears maintenance work on vital medical equipment used at some of Sydney's busiest hospitals could lapse, with staff having their hours cut back.The Clinical Engineering Department maintains, tests and monitors machines such as ventilators, defibrillators and heart rate monitors at Prince of Wales, Sydney Children's Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Eye Hospital and the Eastern Heart Clinic.Technical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital and Health Services Union representative Paul Mason said "you can imagine the consequences" if the machines aren't working when they're needed.Workers responsible for maintaining life-saving medical equipment at Sydney hospitals ... <a target=more
  • 2 days NSW eases limits for churches, weddings 9news
    NSW will ease coronavirus restrictions on religious services, weddings and funerals from Monday, when measures to increase pub and restaurant patronage come into effect.Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Friday that from June 1, up to 20 people can attend weddings, 50 at funerals and 50 at places of worship.However strict social distancing guidelines would continue to apply."It is crucial that worshippers remember to follow health advice. This is particularly important for people with co-morbidities aged over 50 and people aged over 70," Ms Berejiklian said.The government had been wary about adjusting the restrictions on places of worship after observing COVID-19 ... more
  • 2 days Sharks star on track to return against Tigers 9news |Sport
    Cronulla fullback Matt Moylan is on the brink of an NRL return, with a final fitness test his only impediment to lining up against the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.The 28-year-old, who was restricted to just 11 games last year after battling frustrating hamstring and calf injuries, also missed the first two rounds of the 2020 season before the coronavirus shutdown.After a disastrous week for the Sharks, Moylan's inclusion would soften the burden on a young backline already missing rising star Bronson Xerri, who was this week provisionally suspended for failing an ASADA drug test.Xerri's situation has made ... more
  • 2 days Trump tweets censored for ‘glorifying violence’ 9news
    Twitter have placed a public interest notice on a tweet by US President Donald Trump for "glorifying violence".As riots rage in Minneapolis over the death in custody of black man George Floyd, President Trump called the protesters "thugs" and insinuated that looters would be shot in a series of tweets he posted a short time ago.In the tweets, President Trump threatened to bring in the National Guard to "get the job done right"."When the looting starts, the shooting starts," he said.The tweets have since been hidden by Twitter with a notice that they incite violence ... more
  • 2 days Police station set alight as George Floyd protests escalate 9news
    Protesters angered by the death of a man in custody have entered a Minneapolis police station, appearing to set it alight as violence escalates in the US city.George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after pleading for help as a police officer used his knee on Floyd's neck to pin him - unarmed and handcuffed - to the ground. His death has sparked outrage and protests across the country.Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set.US President responds to Minneapolis ... more
  • 2 days Strong winds to hit southern states as WA braces for ‘damaging’ storm 9news
    Another storm is forecast to hit Western Australia's south just days after a once-in-a-decade system brought widespread destruction.The Bureau of Meteorology says a cold front will move through southwest parts of the state on Friday morning and afternoon, with damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h.Peak gusts of 100 km/h are possible, particularly in coastal parts south of Mandurah, and could cause damage to homes and property.
    Vast areas of WA mopped up on Tuesday following two days of wild weather.Remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Mangga combined with a cold front and trough, whipping up gusts that reached ... more
  • 2 days Johns calls out ‘fishy’ release of Xerri test 9news |Sport
    Rugby league great Andrew Johns has questioned the "fishy" timing of ASADA's release of Sharks star Bronson Xerri's positive test for banned substances.Johns' comments came after Sharks great Paul Gallen and CEO Dino Mezzatesta had also questioned why the results from a test conducted in November were released six months later, just days out from the NRL's restart date after the COVID-19 hiatus.The NRL Immortal compared the timing of the release of Xerri's test results to the release of ex-Broncos star James Segeyaro's positive test last year."I think it's really fishy," Johns told Wide World of Sports' Immortal Behaviour."If you ... more
  • 2 days Centrelink to repay $721 million in robodebts: How to get your refund 9news
    The Federal Government has announced it will repay $721 million worth of wrongly-issued debts sent as a result of its much-maligned robodebt system.Hundreds of thousands of Australians paid the debts, often at great personal expense, before it was discovered in court that the scheme was unlawful and in many cases incorrect.If you've been affected by the robodebt scheme and believe the notice you paid was incorrect, here's how the refund process will work:EXCLUSIVE: What happens inside Centrelink's 'toxic' debt recovery officesHOW TO GET A ROBODEBT REFUNDMinister for Government Service Stuart Robert said affected welfare recipients ... more
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