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  • 3 hours US nurse ‘impregnated’ incapacitated patient 9news
    A licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility. Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said. Sutherland was one of the woman's caregivers at the Hacienda HealthCare facility and he was charged after authorities obtained a court order to take a DNA sample from him. That sample was then compared to DNA of the baby boy, Phoenix police spokesman ... more
  • 4 hours Viral MAGA hat teen ‘not sorry’ for staring down Native American elder 9news
    A Catholic high school student who attained viral infamy for smirking at an Omaha Nation elder during a face-off in Washington DC last week says he doesn't owe anyone an apology. Speaking for the first time to CNN’s "Today" show Wednesday, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann said neither he nor any of his classmates at Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School are racist and they've been mischaracterised based on videos of the scene that unfolded in front of the Lincoln Memorial. When asked if he saw his own fault in any way or if he felt he needed to apologise for his actions, ... more
  • 4 hours Assange lawyers pushing for US to reveal WikiLeaks charges 9news
    Lawyers for Julian Assange are taking action aimed at forcing US President Donald Trump's administration to reveal charges "secretly filed" against the WikiLeaks founder.The lawyers are also pressing Ecuador to protect Assange from being extradited to the US if he leaves its embassy in London, where he has been living for more than six years.A 1172-page application has been made to the Washington-based Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), asking it to make an "urgent intervention" in the case.Assange was granted political asylum by the Ecuador government and has remained in the embassy since the summer of 2012, believing he ... more
  • 5 hours Fear of migration is making people ‘crazy’, Pope warns 9news
    Pope Francis has said the fear of migration is "making us crazy", amid a stand-off over US President Donald Trump's promised wall at the US-Mexico border. Francis was asked by reporters about the proposed border wall on the way to Panama, where he is looking to leave the sex abuse scandals buffeting his papacy behind. "It is the fear that makes us crazy," he responded. Francis, the Roman Catholic Church's first Latin American pope and the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, has made the plight of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy. He is also expected to ... more
  • 7 hours Momentum gathers against no-deal divorce 9news
    An attempt by British MPs to prevent a no-deal Brexit is gaining momentum after the opposition Labour Party said it is highly likely to support the bid.Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to break the deadlock on the issue after last week's crushing defeat of her two-year attempt to forge an orderly divorce from the EU, raising the prospect of an exit without a deal.In a step that could overturn centuries of constitutional convention, some MPs are trying to grab control of Brexit from the government in an attempt to prevent what they say would be an economically disastrous no-deal ... more
  • 7 hours Hundreds gather to farewell Aya 9news
    Aya Maasarwe, the international student who was murdered in Melbourne last week, has been laid to rest in her hometown of Baqa al Gharbiyye in Israel. Sharef Maasarwe, Aya's cousin, told AAP their family wished for the message of energy and happiness for life, as well as peace and love to go on forever. "Even though, she's not with us, her voice must continue to live on," Sharef Maasarwe said. "Aya was a person full of life, energy, [and] optimism," Sharef Maasarwe said. "She loved to travel (and) meet new people from different cultures and religions." Ms Maasarwe's body was ... more
  • 8 hours Nishikori breaks down after injury exit 9news |Sport
    An emotional Kei Nishikori has fought back tears in his post-match press conference after he was forced to retire injured only 52 minutes into his quarterfinal Australian Open blockbuster against Novak Djokovic. Injury cruelled the Japanese eight seed once again, as he struggled through an at times hard to watch first set, going down 6-1 to the clinical World No. 1. It appeared Nishikori was troubled by a thigh injury from the get go and things only got worse as the match progressed. "After third game or fourth game when I was serving, I felt pretty heavy to my right ... more
  • 8 hours Djokovic cheers up AO crowd after Nishikori devastation 9news |Sport
    True to his nickname Novak Djokovic has gone out of his way to have the capacity crowd at Rod Laver Arena in stitches after he was forced into an extended interview with Jim Courier following Kei Nishikori’s shock decision to retire from the Australian Open quarter final. Djokovic will be well rested after a 52-minute hit-out on Rod Laver Arena that barely represented a tennis match, let alone a grand slam quarter final, after Nishikori was forced to withdraw from the enticing match up with a thigh injury. After losing the first set 6-1, Nishikori took a lengthy medical timeout ... more
  • 8 hours Mum sees stranger’s bedroom through baby monitor 9news
    A West Australian mother is warning parents to check their baby monitors after a major security breach in her device. Mandurah mum Edana Day, 27, purchased a new wireless Uniden monitor yesterday so her FIFO partner could stay connected to their eight-month-old daughter. The product, which the maker describes as "award-winning", costs around $250 and allows parents to view their child on a smartphone from anywhere in the world with a QR code and generic password. But as Ms Day checked on her daughter through the app, she was shocked to find a stranger's bedroom on the screen. "I logged ... more
  • 9 hours Qantas, Jetstar slash flights to and from Darwin 9news
    Thirty-five interstate flights from Darwin will be cancelled from April to June due to a 10 per cent drop in demand, according to Qantas. It comes despite the Northern Territory Government spending $100M to 'Turbocharge Tourism'. Qantas flights from Darwin to Sydney and Brisbane will be affected, as well as Jetstar flights to Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns. "In total 35 return flights have been cancelled on these routes over the three months which equates to around five per cent of capacity on these routes," said Qantas Chief Executive Andrew David. Darwin's population has significantly shrunk since construction on INPEX's Icthys ... more
  • 10 hours ‘It’s not about being a woman or a man’ 9news |Sport
    “It’s not about being a woman or a man, you just have to know what you’re doing,” Lucas Pouille said in reverence of his coach, two-time grand slam champion Amelie Maursemo, after he dispatched Canadian favourite Milos Raonic in four sets.It’s a sentiment that’s widely agreed upon yet rarely upheld in world sport. Pouille is the only male player currently in the top 100 to have a female coach outside his immediate family, and the results are an even better advocate than the words of the French 28th seed.A maiden run into the semi-finals of the Australian Open off the ... more
  • 11 hours Stranger ‘dragged teen girl into bushes’ 9news
    Police are hunting a man who dragged a teenage girl into bushes and assaulted her in Brisbane’s north today. The 16-year-old was walking on the footpath in Kittabilla Street, near the intersection with Craigslea Street, in Chermside West about 12.15pm when a man walked up beside her. The man placed his hand over her mouth and pulled her into nearby bushes. The girl kicked the man and managed to break free and run away. The man was last seen running in Buran Street. He is described as Caucasian, aged possibly in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 185cm ... more
  • 11 hours Winemaker to stand trial over historic child sex abuse charges 9news
    A prominent South Australian winemaker has been ordered to stand trial over child sexual abuse charges dating back to the 1990s. Peter Seppelt, 54, pleaded not guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to charges of maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse. The incidents are alleged to have taken place between 1994 and 1996 at Springton, near the Barossa Valley wine region. Magistrate Elizabeth Sheppard continued Seppelt's bail to appear in the District Court in April. Seppelt is a fifth-generation winemaker from one of the region's oldest and most well-known winemaking families. He made no ... more
  • 11 hours Raonic blow-up, brain snap defines loss 9news |Sport
    After sweeping aside some of the biggest threats in the Australian Open draw in the early rounds, Milos Raonic has fallen to a player everyone expected him to beat with Frenchman Lucas Pouille springing an upset in four sets, 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-4. Not only had Raonic found red hot form in easily accounting for young guns Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev, and navigating past three-time grand slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka, he had never lost a set against Pouille in their three previous encounters. However that run came to an end in a match marked by a combustible ... more
  • 11 hours Missing Chinese-Australian writer feared detained in China 9news
    The Australian government has said it is seeking information about a Chinese-Australian writer who has been reported missing in China. Novelist and influential online commentator Yang Hengjun was a Chinese diplomat before he became an Australian citizen. Friends say he been living in the United States with his wife and her child and had returned to China late last week. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement it was "seeking information about an Australian citizen who has been reported missing in China. Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment." Australian consular assistance ... more
  • 12 hours Tennis world split on foot fault controversy 9news |Sport
    Serena Williams’ push for an elusive 24th grand slam title seems to be increasingly obscured by controversy. Last year, a sensational string of code violations invited an almighty on-court meltdown from the American as she capitulated in straight sets to Naomi Osaka in the US Open Final. Her exit from this year’s Australian Open wasn’t any easier. Williams inexplicably came unstuck while serving out the match 5-1 up in the third set after fighting her way back into her semi-final against Karolina Pliskova. The Czech was able to stave off a host of match points and wrestle her way back ... more
  • 12 hours Former AFL star pleads guilty to meth-fuelled crime spree 9news
    Troubled former AFL player Chris Yarran has pleaded guilty to eight charges stemming from a meth-fuelled crime spree across Perth, which included stealing cars and crashing into vehicles. Yarran, 28, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from Hakea Prison on Wednesday charged over the November rampage, which ended when he was tasered. He admitted to offences including assaulting and obstructing a public officer, dangerous driving, aggravated robbery and criminal damage. The drug addict will face sentencing in the West Australian District Court later this year. Yarran played 119 games for Carlton before he was traded to Richmond ahead ... more
  • 12 hours Schoolgirl’s killer wants life-sentence cut 9news
    The man who brutally murdered a 17-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl plans to appeal his jail term. Sean Price, 34, was sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 38 years for the fatal stabbing of Masa Vukotic at a Doncaster park in 2015. 9News has confirmed Price will tomorrow apply to the Court of Appeal for an extension of time to appeal his minimum jail term. The killer must first seek an extension of time to appeal and be granted leave to appeal. It is understood Justices Simon Whelan, Stephen McLeish and Terry Forrest will address those matters at ... more
  • 12 hours Aged care worker who beat dementia patient jailed 9news
    An aged care worker who was caught on a hidden camera assaulting an elderly dementia patient will spend at least four months behind bars. Prakash Paudyal beat 82-year-old David Nabulsi with a shoe at a nursing home on Sydney's northern beaches in August last year. He pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault last month and was jailed today. "He was overworked. Ultimately, we say he was undertrained," his lawyer said. His sickening attacks were exposed when Mr Nabulsi's daughter Ayda Celine grew suspicious of physical bruises on her father. "He wouldn't let me touch him, and he didn't ... more
  • 12 hours Williams’ telling revelation about shock loss 9news |Sport
    Serena Williams has built a career that has long guaranteed her 'legend' status on playing every point on her racquet.If Williams wins a point it's usually because she hits a winner or forces an error out of her overpowered opponent. Conversely, if she loses it's more often than not due to an error of her own.Balance that with her unflinching demeanour and her ability to intimidate and you've got the perfect package for a front-runner, a position Williams has perhaps more than anyone else in modern tennis, feasted on.So it came as a surprise when Williams claimed following her one-in-a-million ... more
  • 12 hours What is Australia Day’s weather looking like in your city? 9news
    Australia Day is looking hot and sunny around the country, according to meteorologists who say the chance of clouds won’t be ruining any patriotic celebrations. Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told temperatures will stay warm around the low 30s in most capital cities as the best of recent summer weather conditions kick in. He also said that, while there is a chance of some very light showers in some areas, most populated regions across the country should remain clear throughout the long weekend. BRISBANE “(The weather) looks fairly unchangeable through the weekend – pleasant,” Mr Hough said. “Mostly sunny Saturday ... more
  • 12 hours Moment driver flees after hitting policeman in CBD 9news
    Video has captured the frantic seconds after a runaway driver hit a policeman in Melbourne’s CBD. The exclusive vision shows the silver hatchback reversing down Collins Street, before picking up speed as it flees the scene of the crash. In its wake, multiple officers rush to the aid of the struck officer, who can be seen walking and removing his helmet. The policeman’s crumpled motorcycle can be seen on the footpath. Moments before, Senior Sergeant Adam Tanner said the injured officer had pulled over the car’s driver as part of routine traffic patrols about 3.30pm. “The (officer) asked a simple ... more
  • 13 hours Dramatic arrest of ‘drunk’ truckie 9news
    Motorists have filmed the dramatic arrest of an allegedly drunk and unruly truck driver on the busy Pacific Highway at Chatswood on Sydney's North Shore. Witnesses say the driver had stopped his heavy vehicle and approached a woman in the car in front, who had two young children with her. "He started screaming at the lady, abusing her and was about to attack her and I just stopped the car and opened my window and said 'Can you leave her alone?" witness Leanne Harrison told 9News. Senior Constable Sam Cognetta from the PCYC Community Awareness unit just happened to be ... more
  • 15 hours Williams crumbles with match at her mercy 9news |Sport
    Serena Williams’ bid to level Margaret Court’s record grand slam tally is over after she capitulated to one of the most dramatic defeats of her long career, as she crumbled from a commanding position in the deciding set to succumb to fighting Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-4 4-6 7-5.Williams twice served for the match after bolting to a 5-1 lead and the match looked dead and buried at 40/30 the next game, but a controversial foot fault call on match point offered Pliskova an inch to wrestle her way back into the match and she grabbed it with both hands. Staving ... more
  • 15 hours Addict ‘was on his way to buy more drugs’ when he struck Dutch cyclist 9news
    A never-before-seen police summary has revealed the driver who admitted to killing a Dutch cyclist was on his way to buy more drugs when the hit-run occurred in Melbourne. Homeless man Michael Panayides pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning to six charges over the death of 27-year-old Dutch woman Gitta Scheenhouwer, on Chapel Street on August 12 last year. In the police summary it was revealed Panayides used heroin on the night before the crash. Addicted to both heroin and ice, the offender was unlicensed and on his way to buy more drugs when he crashed a ... more
  • 15 hours Open live: Williams capitulates to shock defeat 9news |Sport
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  • 15 hours ‘I love it when you chase those people down the street’ 9news
    "What do you mean the hidden cameras have run out?" I can't believe it. The attractive blonde has given us the signal she is being man-handled. It's time for my cameraman and sound recordist to leave the darkened bedroom where we've been hiding and confront a "personal therapist" who has a nasty habit of touching up his clients. The women who is a trained private investigator gives the signal again - this time with a greater sense of urgency. "It's well after 10pm, the batteries on the hidden cameras would have run out by now," says the other P.I. who ... more
  • 15 hours Drowning at near-record level while Life Saving boss unavailable for comment 9news
    Seventy-three people have died around the country in the 53 days since December 1. That’s more than a drowning a day, almost a third of the 2017/18 death toll and 26 more fatalities than at this point last year and still with a month left of summer – according to data provided to by Royal Life Saving Australia. Despite those alarming figures, the CEO of Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority - Surf Life Saving Australia - is currently on holiday and has not been contactable by for the past two weeks. A spokesperson ... more
  • 15 hours Man charged over alleged online child grooming 9news
    A New South Wales man has appeared in court today over the alleged online grooming of a child for sex. In June last year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began engaging online with a man from Wollongong, south of Sydney. Police allege the man believed he was speaking with a 14-year-old girl and engaged in conversations about sexual acts he wished to perform on the child. It is also alleged he discussed meeting the girl to have sex with her. This morning, detectives attended a Wollongong unit complex and arrested a 52-year-old man. A search warrant ... more
  • 16 hours Second flight attendant arrested over international drug syndicate 9news
    A second flight attendant has been charged over an international drug trafficking operation which was allegedly smuggling high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne. The 48-year-old Malaysian man was arrested at Sydney Airport at the weekend and charged with importing a border-controlled drug. He subsequently faced court and has been held in custody to reappear in May. "Police have alleged that the man brought drugs into the country by using his position as a crew member on an international airline," Victoria Police said in a statement today. He is the ninth person arrested in the sting, initially made public ... more
  • 16 hours Search for survivors after car crashes into lake 9news
    A rescue operation is under way after a vehicle was found submerged in a river on the NSW Mid North Coast this morning. According to police, the vehicle was travelling on Croads Esplanade, Smithtown, about 15 kilometres north of Kempsey, when it went into the Macleay River at about 11.10am. It is unknown how many people were in the vehicle. Police from the Mid North Coast Police District, Marine officers and Marine Rescue and Maritime NSW are all at the location searching for survivors. More to come. ... more
  • 16 hours Man dies after being stung by bee in Victoria 9news
    A man has died after being stung by a bee in Western Victoria this afternoon. Police told 9News they believe the man was stung while working at a property in Wendouree, Ballarat. The deceased is yet to be identified. WorkSafe are investigating, and a Coroner’s report will be prepared. More to come… ... more
  • 17 hours Rugby League players plead not guilty to indecent assault 9news
    Rugby league’s Zane Musgrove and Liam Coleman plan to fight allegations they indecently assaulted a young woman on a night out at the Coogee Bay Hotel. Musgrove, 22 pleaded not guilty to charges which included aggravated indecent assault over the incident in the early hours of December 5. Nine News understands the alleged victim is a girl he’d met a few weeks earlier. She reported the incident to security on the night and later went to police. The front-rower signed a three-year contract with Tigers late last year after transferring from South Sydney, but that deal has not yet been ... more
  • 17 hours Death of NSW toddler possible homicide 9news
    The death of a toddler at a home in NSW's Riverina region is being treated as suspicious. The 15-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a home on Callaghan Street, Ashmont, just after 10.45am on Sunday, January 13. NSW Ambulance paramedics performed CPR at the scene, before taking to the boy to Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital where he was declared deceased. Officers established a crime scene at the home, which was examined by specialist forensic officers. NSW Police today told they are treating the young boy's death as a possible homicide after the post mortem exam was concluded. Detectives ... more
  • 17 hours Wests Tigers sign legendary playmaker 9news |Sport
    The Wests Tigers have scored a massive coup leading into the new season by signing league legend Laurie Daley to join their coaching staff. A former premiership winner and Test representative as a player, Daley was the coach who broke Queensland’s long stranglehold on State of Origin supremacy in 2014. He will work as a halves coach with the Tigers, specifically mentoring rising star Luke Brooks. New Tigers coach Michael Maguire signed him to join the coaching staff this week and an announcement is expected shortly. Daley was one of the greatest players of the 1980s and ‘90s and ... more
  • 17 hours Four arrested and charged over New York ‘plot’ to attack Muslim community 9news
    Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot to attack a small Islamic community in New York state following a tip-off from a school student. Suspects Andrew Crysel, 18, Vincent Vetromile, 19, and Brian Colaneri, 20, have all been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy, with the 16-year-old boy also facing charges. It will be alleged the group possessed homemade bombs and firearms they planned to use in an attack on the Islamberg community – a group conspiracy theorists believe to be a terrorist training camp. Three ... <a target=more
  • 18 hours Mother signs up for compensation fight 9news
    A mum who escaped death by a matter of mere metres when a four-tonne freeway sign fell on her car is to sue the authorities. Nella Lettieri says she has suffered trauma and a number of health issues since her Hyundai SUV was crushed on a Tullamarine freeway exit ramp. The 53-year-old is now seeking compensation from VicRoads and tolling company Transurban, her lawyer confirmed today. Exclusive footage obtained by 9News shows the moment Nella Lettieri’s car was crushed on January 8. Ms Lettieri’s daughter confirmed her mother had been plagued by flashbacks since and nightmares of the terrifying event. ... more
  • 18 hours Rudolf Hess conspiracy theory debunked by DNA evidence 9news
    New DNA evidence has finally demolished a famous World War II conspiracy theory that suggested Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess had escaped justice after being switched with a double. Hess – the Nazi regime’s deputy fuehrer – was arrested in 1941 after parachuting into Britain on a failed peace mission. Later, after World War II he served a life sentence in Berlin’s Spandau Prison until his death in 1987. But a long-held conspiracy theory was triggered by a British doctor who worked in the prison where Hess was known as ‘Spandau prisoner No.7’. Hugh Thomas maintained the prisoner purporting to be ... more
  • 18 hours Jeff Kennett calls for change to Australia Day 9news
    Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has labelled celebrations on January 26 a “joke” and is calling for Australia Day be moved to January 1. He is demanding believes “some meaningful give and take by all” is needed to “build trust and respect inside all communities”. In an opinion piece published today in the Herald Sun¸ Kennett points to the most recent tragedy of four young indigenous girls, all 15 years and younger, who took their own lives, which he believes is in party “the failure of the non-indigenous community.” He cites US, France, Germany, Japan and China as examples ... more
  • 18 hours Man shot by house party guest 9news
    A man is in a serious but stable condition after he was shot in the hip during a party in Perth’s south. Police were called to a house on Three Bears Loop in Secret Harbour at around 2am, where they found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Witnesses say they saw nine people being led out of the house in handcuffs, before officers searched the property.  The man, believed to be a guest at the party, was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives are still trying to establish whether the shooting happened inside ... more
  • 18 hours Teen kidnapper’s family visited for Christmas as she lay under bed 9news
    The alleged kidnapper of US teen Jayme Closs entertained his family at his house on Christmas Day – as she was held hostage under his bed. Jake Patterson, 21, allegedly told the 13-year old he’d kill her if she made any noise or tried to escape while his father, sister and their partners were at his house in the town of Gordon, Wisconsin on December 25. “The family was there. He told her that if she made a noise or tried to escape, he would kill her,” the Milwakee Journal Sentinel quoted a source saying. Closs was allegedly snatched ... more
  • 18 hours Boeing’s famous trijet 727 makes last commercial flight 9news
    Air travellers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727's distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight. Flying a domestic Iranian route, a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 owned by Iran Aseman Airlines entered the history books in mid-January after a journey documented by journalist Babak Taghvaee on Twitter. With a raked T-shaped tail and three engines, the 727 drew plenty of attention when it launched in 1962. The design also served a practical purpose, with the mid-size plane aimed at smaller cities where airports had smaller runways that couldn't handle the larger 707 ... more
  • 19 hours Scud speaks out on Kyrgios, Tsitsipas, Federer 9news |Sport
    For just a brief moment as the world watched Roger Federer’s Australian Open demise at the hot hand of charismatic Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, Mark Philippoussis found his thoughts rewind to his own breakout, prime-time performance on the same court. It was 1996. Super Saturday night. The 19-year-old Greek-Italian-Australian from Melbourne's west thundered 29 aces past world No.1 Pete Sampras in a famous straight sets victory that propelled him into the fourth round of a major for the first time. Star = Born. “Definitely similarities,’’ Philippoussis, the former world No.8 and dual Grand Slam finalist now playing the Australian Open ... more
  • 19 hours Queen’s gamekeeper ‘battered driver’ with stick and called him a peasant 9news
    A royal gamekeeper reportedly attacked a British driver with a walking sticking while calling him a “f****** peasant”, close to where Prince Philip was involved in a car crash. Patrick Panks, 43, claimed to have been left with blood trailing from his skull after being struck several times on Saturday, near the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The incident happened just two days after Prince Philip rolled his Land Rover while driving near the estate. Mr Panks said the man, who was wearing a tweed suit and had six dogs with him in the middle of the road, hit the front ... more
  • 19 hours Armed robbers escape after daring Paris heist 9news
    Paris police say several suspects are on the run after they robbed a bank on the Champs-Elysees in broad daylight. According to French newspaper Le Parisien and broadcaster BFM TV, at least three armed men entered the branch of the Milleis bank yesterday. The suspects tied up the employees and customers, and stayed several hours inside, during which they managed to open dozens of safe deposit boxes, according to reports. The prosecutor office did not provide details on how much the robbers made away with. The bank, about 300 metres from the French presidential palace, is located in a neighbourhood ... more
  • 19 hours Watch meteorite crash into Moon during rare lunar eclipse 9news
    If witnessing a “super blood wolf moon” wasn’t enough of a rare astronomical display, some eagle eye observers captured a meteoroid striking the lunar orb during the eclipse. The event, which saw the Moon turn a distinctive shade of red, was the result of a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse. Multiple telescope feeds captured the impact during the January 21 eclipse, with footage showing a bright pinpoint of light appearing on the lunar surface for fraction of a second. The meteorite caused a flash. Jose M. MadiedoAs the event was captured on multiple streams, ... more
  • 20 hours ‘Bad Santa’ stole $140k Merc 9news
    Police are hunting a man they’ve dubbed “Bad Santa” over the theft of a $140,000 car out of a Sydney carpark. A 32-year-old woman reported her 2009 Mercedes C63 sedan was stolen from an underground carpark in Zetland on December 8, last year. The vehicle, carrying NSW numberplates CLB29V, is estimated to be worth as much as $140,000. Following a check of the carpark’s internal CCTV footage, police found a man wearing a Santa costume entering the carpark and stealing the car. They are hunting a man of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 30s and of a ... more
  • 20 hours Chappell slams Australian leadership ‘mess’ 9news |Sport
    Former captain Ian Chappell has backed current Test skipper Tim Paine but says that leadership in the Australian team is otherwise a "mess". Chappell has spoken out against the new trend of having two Test vice-captains, especially after rookie batsman Travis Head was elevated to the role alongside Pat Cummins for the Sri Lanka series. Head, 25, has played six Tests for a best score of 72. He has come into the role after recent vice-captain Mitchell Marsh was dropped for the series and fellow VC Josh Hazlewood bowed out with a back injury. “It hasn’t worked out too well ... more
  • 20 hours From hospital bed to Open champion 9news |Sport
    When Dylan Alcott begins his quest to win his fifth consecutive Australian Open title today he’ll do so hoping for significantly less drama than last year. One of Australia’s most loved athletes, Alcott has also become one of its best-credentialed by winning six grand slam titles in the quad wheelchair singles in a five-year career, a mark made more impressive by the fact that up until this year, his category only had two majors to compete at. That changed recently when Wimbledon admitted the quad wheelchair singles to its Championship, giving the 28-year-old who is also a popular presenter on ... more
  • 21 hours Man found dead near North Stradbroke Island 9news
    A man has been found dead off North Stradbroke Island. The man had been checking shark drumlines yesterday morning and did not return from a routine patrol. His body was found yesterday. The death was not shark-related. Workplace Health and Safety and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority are investigating. More to come. ... more
  • 21 hours Bolt’s football dream hits the rocks 9news |Sport
    Usain Bolt has quit his dream of becoming a professional footballer and says his sporting career is now over. The fastest man on the planet, who won eight Olympic gold medals and still holds the 100m and 200m world records, had a stint in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners late last year. He played two friendly matches, scoring a brace in the second, but could not agree on a contract to remain with the club. He also knocked back a deal with Maltese club Valletta, which was reportedly unable to meet his wage demands. Bolt, 32, admitted that his ... more
  • 22 hours China demands US drops Huawei executive’s extradition 9news
    China has demanded that the US drops an extradition request for a top Huawei executive, as the tech giant’s chief launched an unprecedented public relations blitz. Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, 46, was arrested on December 1 in Vancouver, Canada at the request of the US. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is wanted for allegedly committing fraud by misleading banks about Huawei's business dealings in Iran. As US officials today confirmed plans to pursue Meng’s extradition, China accused both the US and Canada of "arbitrarily abusing" their extradition treaty in this case. China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ... more
  • 22 hours Dumped Liberal candidate Grant Schultz unleashes on party 9news
    Dumped Liberal candidate Grant Schultz has unleashed on the party after having his endorsement for the seat of Gilmore overturned in favour of outsider, and Scott Morrison's pick, Warren Mundine. As local Liberal members quit, or threaten to quit, Mr Schultz tore up his membership and will contest the ultra-marginal New South Wales south coast seat as an independent. There's speculation the Prime Minister will announce Mr Mundine's pre-selection in the electorate sometime today. Grant Schultz unleashed on the Liberal party, announcing he will run as an independent. Mr Schultz, the son of ... more
  • 22 hours Barty ‘murmur’ that set off Kvitova screams 9news |Sport
    It was an Australian Open quarter-final that displayed the best of tennis: wonderful play and not just respect, but affection, between the combatants. But according to WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen, a 'murmur' from Aussie Ashleigh Barty towards Petra Kvitova may have fired the Czech player up right when a semi-final spot was on the line. Kvitova was given a time violation warning in the eighth game of the second set and Barty, according to Nguyen, responded by saying something under her breath. From then on, Kvitova was particularly animated, screaming "pojd" (come on) whenever she claimed key points ... more
  • 22 hours Adelaide braces for hottest-ever day 9news
    Adelaide's 80-year-old heat record could topple this week with South Australia braced for soaring temperatures and extreme conditions. The city's highest recorded temperature currently stands at 46.1C, but John Nairn of the Bureau of Meteorology said that figure could be challenged by a forecast high of 45C on Thursday. "When we go to a number like that we have to be cognisant that there's two records that we've got for Adelaide," he said. "One on East Terrace (Kent Town) in 2009 where we got to 45.7 and the other on West Terrace in 1939 where we reached 46.1. "Those numbers ... more
  • 23 hours Search for teen missing on WA fishing trip 9news
    Police are searching for a teenager who went missing while fishing with his father in Western Australia. The 15-year-old was last seen at 11pm yesterday when he became separated from his father about 20km from Manjimup. He was last seen in the area of One Tree Bridge on the Donnelly River. Police and SES are searching the area, which is in Pemberton’s Southern Forests. The teen has red hair and fair skin and was wearing a blue flannelette shirt and green pants. ... more
  • 23 hours Belarusian model who tried to barter ‘Trump secrets’ released 9news
    A Belarusian model who claimed to have insider knowledge of Russian attempts to meddle in the US elections has been freed from police custody in Moscow, state media reported. The model, Anastasia Vashukevich, was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport last Thursday on prostitution allegations after being deported from Thailand, where she had spent nearly a year behind bars for soliciting. She remains a suspect in a prostitution case, TASS reported. Vashukevich, along with seven others, pleaded guilty to charges of solicitation and conspiracy at a court in the Thai resort town of Pattaya, where they were arrested in February 2018 ... more
  • 23 hours Uber, Airbnb in taxman’s sights in new crackdown 9news
    Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts won't be able to avoid paying tax once the federal government installs mandatory income reporting for the sharing economy. Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax are in the federal government's sights as work begins on a new income reporting regime. Treasury will today release an industry discussion paper on plans for a mandatory regime to ensure sharing economy participants pay their fair share of tax. Major industry players include Uber, Airbnb, Airtasker and delivery services such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats. But the reforms target people who work in the sector rather ... more
  • 23 hours $30m Premier League star was on missing plane 9news
    The search has been suspended for the light aircraft carrying Cardiff City football player Emiliano Sala which went missing in the English Channel. The club's executive director Ken Choo has expressed his shock and distress after the plane carrying the new 28-year-old Argentinian striker vanished from radars near Guernsey on Monday night. Rescue helicopters and lifeboats have scoured the seas off the Channel Islands as authorities confirmed the Argentine was on board but the search has now been suspended. Guernsey Police said there was "no trace" of the flight. "We have found no signs of those on board,"  it said ... more
  • 1 day ‘We need a global environment plan’, Sir Attenborough warns 9news
    Sir David Attenborough has drawn a standing ovation after warning attendees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland that the planet faces destruction if climate change is not dealt with imminently. Attenborough’s comments came in response to an interview by royal-turned-quasi-journalist Prince William Tuesday (local time). Though the veteran broadcaster, 92, alluded to Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, he voiced optimism that the agreement reached then had shown a recognition that humanity and the natural world are interdependent. "We are seeing that almost everything we do has its echoes and ... more
  • 1 day Patient stabbed in back in random attack 9news
    A patient has been stabbed by a complete stranger in the emergency department of a busy Sydney hospital amid chaotic scenes overnight. A man, 45, was stabbed in the waiting room of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown after a 29-year-old woman allegedly armed herself with a knife in what police say is a terrifying random attack. The unknown pair were taken to the hospital in separate ambulances and the drama unfurled shortly after their arrival at 10.30pm. Police say the woman allegedly concealed the knife while she was taken to the hospital. The man was rushed into surgery in ... more
  • 1 day The trouble with Serena’s GOAT claims 9news |Sport
    It has become a modern obsession of sports fans and commentators to crown a GOAT. For many who care for an opinion, the dominance of Serena Williams over the last two decades has almost ended the argument in women’s tennis, at least until the next great champion arrives. In some of the more simplistic debates her one rival for the GOAT tag is Margaret Court, the Australian champion who set an almighty mark of 24 grand slams over a 14-year period of utter dominance from 1960 to 1973. It’s a mark that has stood for close to 50 years with ... more
  • 1 day Chris Brown facing rape accusation 9news
    American singer Chris Brown has been remanded in custody in Paris accuse of rape. A woman filed a rape complaint against the Grammy-winning singer and two other people, including his bodyguard, at the Mandarin Hotel in the centre of the city. The 29-year-old was detained on Monday and was still being quizzed by police last night over potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions, a judicial official said. Investigators have another two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges. Brown's publicists at Sony Music would not comment on the complaint or say what ... more
  • 1 day Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud in Spain 9news
    With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain. Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine of nearly 19 million euros ($AUD30 million). The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, spent about 45 minutes in court to sign the agreement. He was also given a two-year suspended sentence. Ronaldo will not have to serve time in prison because judges in Spain ... more
  • 1 day Osaka blasts into the semi-finals 9news
    The Australian Open is thrilling crowds in Melbourne - here's the best of the action so far. ... more
  • 1 day US Supreme Court approves Trump’s transgender military ban 9news
    The Supreme Court has today allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have. The Trump administration had urged the justices to take up cases about the plan directly, but the court declined for now. Those cases will continue to move through lower courts. Until a few years ago service members could be discharged from the military for being ... more
  • 1 day Ruthless Rafa dismantles Tiafoe in style 9news |Sport
    Rafael Nadal is just one win away from a fifth Australian Open final after dismantling young American talent Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals.Nadal barely put a foot wrong on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night, holding serve throughout a clinical 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory in one hour and 47 minutes.Chasing his 18th grand slam title, the Spanish second seed will meet Roger Federer's fourth-round conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in Thursday's semi-final.Long-time rival Novak Djokovic, who faces Kei Nishikori in Wednesday's quarter-finals, could await in the championship decider.Rafael NadalNadal said it was more than he could have ... more
  • 1 day Kyrgios, Tomic omitted from Davis Cup team 9news |Sport
    Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been omitted from Australia’s Davis Cup squad ahead of its clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina just days after Tomic’s extraordinary press conference attack on Lleyton Hewitt exposed cracks in the relationship between the captain and elements of his team. Nineteen-year-old Alex de Minaur will spearhead the Aussie charge after his impressive run to the third round of the Australian Open, with an impressive winning streak on home soil finally brought to an end by a red-hot Rafael Nadal. That valiant defeat came off the back off a first home title, with de Minaur’s preparation ... more
  • 1 day Rafa stuns commentators en route to semi-final 9news |Sport
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  • 1 day Female bar staff ordered to wear tight clothing or be sacked 9news
    A nightclub chairman who told female staff to wear tight clothing or leave says it was a "throwaway comment" and the proposed changes to the uniform would not be enforced at Amplifier Capitol in Perth. Female workers at the Northbridge venue were ordered by management to stop wearing male-specific t-shirts with a high neck and start wearing t-shirts with a scoop neck which revealed the cleavage of some employees.  In a message to staff, owner David Heaton wrote: "If you don't feel comfortable in the uniform then you are welcome to find employment elsewhere."  Following a backlash, Mr Heaton wrote ... more
  • 1 day Woman dies after five-hour siege 9news
    A woman has died and her partner remains under police guard in hospital after a siege at a semi-rural home in Perth that lasted several hours. Police were called to a property on Douglas Road in Martin yesterday morning to assist a locksmith and Sheriff's Office representative, who was there to repossess the home. But the couple, Rodney and Janice Croft, allegedly made threats, so the surrounding area was cordoned off for public safety, with the tactical response group, paramedics and firefighters sent to the scene. The siege ended about five hours later when police fired a non-lethal "beanbag" round ... more
  • 1 day Mum sent home from hospital after doctors ‘misdiagnose major stroke’ 9news
    A South Australian mother-of-two was sent home from hospital despite suffering a major stroke. Michelle Kennedy, 50, was rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre but was discharged that afternoon, having been told she had a migraine. "I started to feel dizzy and my left side felt like it wasn't there," she said of the moment she fell ill. But when her symptoms worsened overnight, her husband ignored the diagnosis and called an ambulance. Mrs Kennedy had suffered a major stroke and underwent surgery to remove a clot at the Royal Adelaide Hospital - 26 hours after being sent home from ... more
  • 1 day Emotional Kvitova breaks down after Barty win 9news |Sport
    Tears welled in Petra Kvitova’s eyes as she grappled with the reality of Jim Courier’s question. “It’s the first time since you won Wimbledon in 2014 that you’ve made it to a semi-final of a grand slam,” he said to the Czech following her straight sets win over Australia’s Ash Barty. “Did you think you’d ever be here again?” A run of the mill question by all accounts, but Courier’s words carried the weight of perhaps the most traumatic experience of Kvitova’s life. The two-time Wimbledon champion nearly had her career heartbreakingly cut short when her hand and fingers were ... more
  • 1 day Unseeded Collins storms into Open semis 9news |Sport
    Little-known American Danielle Collins is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, continuing her fairytale run with a comeback victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.In a topsy-turvy battle between two unseeded players, Collins - who was winless at grand slams prior to the tournament - won 2-6 7-5 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.The feisty 25-year-old advances to a semi against the winner of Tuesday night's headline clash between Australian Ashleigh Barty and Czech No.8 seed Petra Kvitova.Having failed to qualify at Melbourne Park last year, Collins made a giant-killing run to the round of 16 that included victories ... more
  • 1 day Teens catch massive bull shark in Sydney Harbour 9news
    Two teens have come face-to-face with a huge haul they hooked while fishing on Sydney Harbour. George Tasak and Bowie Bruce, both 18 from Earlwood and Drummoyne, caught the two-and-a-half-metre bull shark off Bradleys Head, on the north shore of the harbour, before the sun came up this morning. “It was kind of a first for us… (we were) literally touching it,” Mr Bowie told 9News. The men said it was no easy feat to swing the shark up towards them, as it twisted and thrashed in the shallow water. “You’ve got that adrenaline pumping, like your leg’s twitching and ... more
  • 1 day Dumbfounded Aussie loses in cruellest way possible 9news |Sport
    Aussie junior Rinky Hijikata has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the most unfortunate of circumstances after he forgot a new controversial rule being trialled in this year’s boys' singles tournament. The No. 5 seed was sensationally booted when he batted away a let service from his opponent on match point. In most circumstances the let would neutralise the point, with the server reloading to serve again, but this year the Open is trialling a rule where let serves that land in start the point, as in the Fast4 format, meaning his opponent Zane Khan’s serve was legal. ... more
  • 2 days Passenger ‘drunk at the bar’ before wild plane brawl 9news
    Passengers on a flight that was grounded when a dramatic brawl broke out said the instigator was drunk and aggressive before he boarded. The flight from the Gold Coast to Singapore made an emergency landing in Sydney so the man could be arrested yesterday. Airline Scoot said the passenger "appeared normal" during boarding and takeoff, but travellers have another story. "The guy was getting quite drunk at the bar, and we were watching him just throw them down," one said. Early during the flight the man poured Fanta on another passenger twice, witnesses told 9News, intending to provoke him. Other ... more
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  • 2 days Tsitsipas’ sweet family tribute after making semi 9news |Sport
    Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his incredible run at the Australian Open and after the quarter-final win he gave a special mention to his nearest and dearest in a sweet moment on centre court at Melbourne Park.In his post-match interview, Tsitsipas went on the introduce his team including his agent, physio, and trainer, but said his greatest support was his family. "You see that little girl over there, that's the mascot of the box. That's my little sister, Elisavet," Tsitsipas told Nine's Jim Courier."Petros my brother father Apostolos and mother Julia."It was nice to have them here. I've never had an ... more
  • 2 days Driver caught reading behind the wheel on busy freeway 9news
    A man has been caught reading a book while driving a van on a bustling Melbourne freeway. Footage obtained by 9News shows the motorist holding the book with one hand, while using the other hand to steer down the Princes Freeway . The silver van was headed westbound on the freeway, which has a 100km/h speed limit, past Doherty’s Road at about 5pm yesterday. Victoria Police have told 9News they will be making further enquiries in wake of the "disturbing" incident. “This footage appears to show a person reading while driving. If that’s the case, this is very disturbing and ... more
  • 2 days Murray slams teammate in new Open feud 9news |Sport
    British tennis stars are feuding over the nation's support of doubles players.Six-time grand slam doubles champion Jamie Murray - brother of Andy - took offence to recent comments by fellow Brit, Dan Evans, leading to a war of words in the media. "Jamie thinks we should be celebrating six pairs inside the main draw of a grand slam," Evans told the Daily Mail. "So we are celebrating people who didn't make it at singles and people who didn't have the attitude to work hard enough to make it in the singles game? "I like the doubles guys and they've done ... more
  • 2 days Drought-ravaged family hit with another heartbreaking blow 9news
    As Laura Jones and her daughter sat silently in their local doctor’s office the news was not what either were expecting. Mrs Jones and her 16-year-old daughter, Lillie, from Goolhi in New South Wales had arrived at the doctor’s surgery in early October last year following a phone call about the teen’s bloodwork. Three weeks earlier, the schoolgirl had spent three days off school at her home on the family’s drought ravaged sheep farm with what her mother thought was a head cold. Lillie’s sudden drop in health had been another blow for the family who had been among the ... more
  • 2 days How Barty-like blueprint led to Slam glory 9news |Sport
    If Ash Barty advances to the semi-finals of her home grand slam tonight, a lot of credit will go to the 20-month break she took as a teenager, when the pressures of travelling the world as a full-time tennis player almost burnt her out for good. Barty has spoken about the way that time out, which allowed her to explore other parts of her personality and try another sport in a brief stint as a professional cricketer in the WBBL, allowed her to return to tennis as a more focused, well-rounded individual. After her sensational fourth-round victory over five-time grand ... more
  • 2 days What was so ‘wrong’ about Open meltdown 9news |Sport
    Tennis is divided over the controversial umpiring call that caused Pablo Carreno Busta to explode in one of the great Australian Open blow-ups. Carreno Busta had an angry exchange with umpire Tom Sweeney when an ‘out’ call was overruled and a point given to his fourth-round opponent Kei Nishikori, midway through a fifth-set super tie-breaker. Carreno Busta’s shot clipped the tape then hit the line, and Nishikori struck a winner fractionally after the ‘out’ call was delivered, with the Spaniard racing to the wrong side of the court. Sweeney determined that the call had not interfered with the point, though ... more
  • 2 days Road rage brawl on packed intersection 9news
    Police are investigating dramatic mobile phone footage that shows two men brawling in a busy Sydney intersection in a suspected road rage dispute. The footage shows two men, a driver of a black Holden ute and a Hunter Express delivery driver fighting at the intersection of Homer Street and Bayview Road in Earlwood, 10 kilometres south-west of Sydney’s CBD. The two men brawl as their vehicles are stopped at the lights, before a bystander intervenes to break up the fight. Both men returned to their vehicles and drove off. Police are said to be investigating the footage, but no arrests ... more
  • 2 days Shock Test pick’s BBL backhander 9news |Sport
    Time spent out of the Big Bash League has proven to be a blessing in disguise for last minute Australian Test squad call-up Kurtis Patterson. The NSW left-handed batsman has failed to get a look in for his BBL outfit Sydney Thunder's first nine matches this season. Patterson instead used his time to work on his longer form game with NSW batting coach Beau Casson - an approach that may yet earn him a Test debut this week. The only path for Test hopefuls this summer appeared to be the hit and giggle BBL with the Sheffield Shield on hiatus. ... more
  • 2 days Bikini ‘social media star’ froze to death on mountain 9news
    A woman who posted her bikini-clad climbing adventures over social media has been found dead after falling off a mountain ledge. Gigi Wu was found frozen to death after falling 20 metres down a ravine on Taiwan’s Yushan Mountain on Saturday. The 36-year-old was eight days into a solo hike on the mountain when she used a satellite phone to alert authorities about the fall. According to Taiwan News, Wu had injured her leg and was unable to move. Rescue teams were unable to reach Wu, who had ventured to a point higher than 1600 metres when she fell, due ... more
  • 2 days Town abandoned after ‘divine healer’s high-profile sex abuse arrest 9news
    Dressed in all white, they once arrived in their thousands in the small Brazilian town, hoping to find a cure for cancer, blindness or to stand and rise from their wheelchairs. But since the dramatic arrest of celebrity faith healer John of God, who boasted he was blessed with divine healing powers, Abadiânia has become a ghost town. João Teixeira de Faria, also known as John of God, handed himself into Brazilian authorities in December, following allegations he had sexually abused hundreds of women who met him seeking spiritual guidance and psychic healing. It ... more
  • 2 days Wade’s fresh shot at Aussie selectors 9news |Sport
    Matthew Wade says he's not the only cricketer feeling frustrated at mixed messages from Australian selectors. Wade says he's no longer "hung up" on being snubbed but admits annoyance at the reasoning from national selectors. "It's just a little bit frustrating," Wade said after blasting an unbeaten 84 from 49 balls for the Hobart Hurricanes in Monday night's BBL match. "And I don't think I'm just talking for myself, I think all players around the country - if the criteria is hundreds and scoring runs, then pick the guys that are doing it. "If that is not the criteria, then ... more
  • 2 days Why Patterson has dominated the pink ball 9news |Sport
    Kurtis Patterson can lay claim to being one of the few batsmen with a better record with the pink ball than the red.Drafted into Australia's squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, the 25-year-old's potential debut couldn't have come at a better time than ahead of day-night clash at the Gabba.Two of his five first-class centuries have been in pink ball contests, including at the Gabba against Queensland in 2016.That's despite having played just six first-class games against the pink ball in total, as opposed to 52 against the red.Kurtis-PattersonNeither do those triple-figure scores ... more
  • 2 days Kvitova’s incredible comeback from knife attack 9news |Sport
    The player who stands between Ash Barty and a maiden grand slam semi-final appearance would warrant sentimental favouritism on almost any other day. While Barty has returned from a psychologically-necessary tennis exile, the reason for Petra Kvitova’s absence a little while back was shockingly physical. On December 20, 2016, in the bathroom of her apartment in the Czech town of Prostjev, Kvitova was forced to defend herself against an intruder who held a knife to her throat. In trying to save her life, she almost lost some of the fingers on her playing hand. There was serious doubt the dual ... more
  • 2 days Mum of NSW girl stabbed 48 times pleads to keep teen killer in jail 9news
    The mother of a Central Coast teenager who was stabbed to death is desperately petitioning to keep her daughter’s killer in jail. Tania Burgess, 15, was on her way home from school on July 19, 2005, when she was attacked by a 16-year-old boy who stabbed her 48 times. Following an extensive investigation and court case, the 16-year-old – who can only be identified as “DL” as he was a minor at the time of murder – was jailed for a maximum of 22 years for the murder. DL, who is now 29, is now eligible for parole after serving ... more
  • 2 days The NRL’s most surprising coaching move 9news |Sport
    The Titans have produced a stunning show of faith in coach Garth Brennan despite his struggles in his rookie season with the club. Brennan is a fine young coach and went to the Titans with high hopes, but on and off-field problems saw the club finish 14th on the ladder with just eight wins. Brennan was due to come off contract at the end of this upcoming season, a situation which would have put him under enormous pressure to win early games. But the Titans have given Brennan their backing, extending his deal by a further season. As a result, ... more
  • 2 days Socceroos through after Cup shootout thriller 9news |Sport
    Mathew Leckie has come off the bench to be Australia's penalty hero and fire the Socceroos into the Asian Cup quarter-finals. The 27-year-old sealed Australia's passage with the winning spot-kick in a shootout after Monday's round of 16 tie in Al Ain ended 0-0. Leckie's cool strike puts Australia into the last eight, where they'll face either the host nation UAE or Kyrgyzstan. Mark Milligan, Robbie Kruse, Apostolos Giannou and Leckie all scored in the shootout with Aziz Behich the only one to miss when his effort was well saved by Uzbek keeper Ignatiy Nesterov. Mat Ryan saved two of ... more
  • 2 days Djokovic struggles through gruelling win 9news |Sport
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  • 2 days The awkward moment before Serena’s win 9news |Sport
    Before Serena Williams' victory over Simona Halep there was a slightly awkward moment as the 23-time grand slam singles champion walked onto centre court. Williams continued her march towards a record 24th grand slam title, vanquishing world no.1 Halep in a high-quality fourth round contest at the Australian Open. Williams blazed through the first set in just 20 minutes but had to fight tooth and nail on Rod Laver Arena to put away the valiant Halep, prevailing 6-1 4-6 6-4 to book a quarter-final clash with Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova.Prior to the match however, Williams was left re-faced after ... more
  • 2 days Victorian policeman sent ‘explicit messages and photos’ to teen girl 9news
    A Victorian policeman has been jailed for trying to groom a vulnerable teenage girl for sex using explicit messages and photos of himself. Vikram Gopinath, 29, will spend 10 months behind bars after being sentenced in the County Court this afternoon when it was revealed he told her to lie and threatened to kill himself if she exposed him. The senior constable, who will lose his job because of the conviction, pleaded guilty to attempting to groom the girl he met through his job when he was stationed at Mildura, in Victoria’s Mallee region. He'd known the girl through street ... more
  • 2 days Ten-year-old boy nearly loses leg after being hit by Melbourne bus 9news
    A 10-year-old Melbourne boy who was hit by a bus while running home is appealing to others to pay attention while crossing the road. Shocking video obtained by 9News shows Charlee Jones sprinting to beat the bus on a Wednesday afternoon last year. The Year Five student attempts to cross Newbury Road in Craigieburn when he is clipped by the large vehicle. While Charlee's head hit the bus first, it was his legs that bore the brunt of the impact; he was left with multiple fractures. “I was screaming and lots of people were coming out wondering why I was ... more
  • 2 days Grumpy Zverev fires up at reporter 9news |Sport
    German fourth seed Alexander Zverev was in a foul mood during his fourth-round defeat to Milos Raonic and he wasn't feeling any better in his post-match press conference it seems. The 21-year-old has fired back at a reporter who asked him about his furious racquet smashing during the contest. "Do you often smash your racquet at pivotal times?" the reporter asked an annoyed Zverev."Have you done it in the past?" Raonic dominates Zverev Zverev's response was short and sweet. "Have you never watched my matches? You should watch my matches," Zverev replied. The German may ... more
  • 5 days Bali bombing ‘mastermind’ to walk free from jail 9news
    A spiritual leader involved with the terrorist group who orchestrated the 2002 Bali bombings will be released from jail after only serving part of his 15-year jail sentence. Cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has served nine years of a 15-year jail sentence after he was convicted of setting up a paramilitary training camp that had ties to those responsible for the devastating attack on the Sari Nightclub, in the tourist district of Kuta, on October 12, 2002. The three simultaneous bombings killed 202 people, including 88 Australians The announcement of Abu Bakar Bashir's imminent release came during campaigning for a presidential ... more