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  • 3 hours Star slams ‘creepy’ dating claims TheMercury |Ent
    Hollywood star Natalie Portman has lashed out at “creepy” US singer Moby after he revealed they had briefly dated in 2001. ... more
  • 3 hours Dad’s heartbreaking wish after massacre TheMercury |Ent
    Walter Mikac, whose wife and two daughters were shot and killed in the Port Arthur massacre, has revealed the heartbreaking wish he had on that horrific day in 1996. ... more
  • 3 hours GoT boss kills spin-off show idea TheMercury |Ent
    SPOILER WARNING. This story discusses Game of Thrones’ series finale — if you haven’t watched the episode stop reading now. ... more
  • 3 hours Alabama bans Arthur’s same-sex marriage episode TheMercury |Ent
    A television station in Alabama has refused to broadcast an episode of beloved kid’s cartoon Arthur because it featured a gay wedding. The episode ‘Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone’ saw Arthur's teacher Mr Ratburn marry Patrick the aardvark. The American program aired nationally, but Alabama Public Television decided to show a re-run instead. APT director of programming Mike McKenzie defended the decision, saying children should be able to watch shows on the station without supervision. Gay rights group GLAAD has slammed the decision, calling it ‘mean spirited’. PBS, which makes the Arthur series, told People magazine that its program ... more
  • 3 hours End of an era as Victory farewells heroes TheMercury |Sport
    When the draw was released this loomed as Melbourne Victory’s biggest game in Asian Champions League history. ... more
  • 3 hours Football fans jokingly mock Kim K TheMercury |Sport
    Deluded Arsenal fans have hilariously labelled Kim Kardashian a “disgrace” for failing to help resolve the Henrikh Mkhitaryan row. ... more
  • 3 hours Rising stayer has Steely resolve TheMercury |Sport
    Steel Prince had to show all of his fighting qualities to win his last start but the Anthony Freedman stable is expecting a kinder run in Saturday’s Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington. ... more
  • 3 hours Zampa puts WIndies star in a spin TheMercury |Sport
    Australia’s bowlers have dismissed West Indies for 229 inside 47 overs in their unofficial World Cup warm-up in Southampton. ... more
  • 3 hours NRL stars take part in DrinkWise TheMercury |Sport
    The NRL has teamed up with not for profit organisation DrinkWise in a bid to educate players about drinking sensibly and to prevent scandals. ... more
  • 3 hours ‘Unacceptable’: Kent unloads on Cleary TheMercury |Sport
    Paul Kent has blasted Ivan Cleary over his inability to answer questions relating to how he plans to turn the Panthers’ season around. ... more
  • 3 hours ‘It’s tough’: teary NRL star speaks out TheMercury |Sport
    Manly NRL star Dylan Walker has opened up about the domestic violence charges he was hit with earlier this year after being found not guilty in court. ... more
  • 3 hours ‘I’ll miss our hugs’: Hamilton’s tribute TheMercury |Sport
    For so long Niki Lauda and Lewis Hamilton were a part of the Mercedes Formula 1 setup and now Hamilton has to take to the track for the first time without the man who took him to Mercedes. ... more
  • 3 hours Skateboarder in savage stack at Bowden skate park TheMercury |Sport
    Jack Bridges, 28, required surgery for two severed tendons after this brutal fall at Bowden. ... more
  • 3 hours ‘Awesome’: NFL star’s classy gesture TheMercury |Sport
    J.J. Watt is one of the most dominant defensive linesmen the NFL has seen. Over the span of his eight-year career he has struck fear into the hearts of quarterbacks league-wide. ... more
  • 3 hours Bargain first-home buyer houses in CBD range TheMercury
    It didn’t matter which way the pendulum swung on election day, the result for first-home buyers was going to be pretty much the same. ... more
  • 3 hours Water’s edge showstopper TheMercury
    SOME things change, others stay the same. ... more
  • 3 hours The new math of retirement: Save 10% TheMercury
    For years, the retirement industry has failed to say exactly how much money people need to save for retirement. There's now an answer: 10% of your income. ... more
  • 3 hours Biden heading like ‘a lamb to a slaughter’ in US election TheMercury
    US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has been enjoying front-runner status in the 2020 Democratic presidential race. New South Wales Labor MP Prue Car says Mr Biden represents the ‘democrats of old’ and that he is ‘heading like a lamb to a slaughter’ in the leadership battle. Ms Car says President Donald Trump doesn’t care how controversial he is and will talk about what people are concerned about. ... more
  • 3 hours Kids score with eco-friendly warehouse TheMercury
    A RUMPUS room large enough for the kids to play indoor basketball is one of the many delights of a warehouse inspired eco house up for sale in Inverleigh. ... more
  • 3 hours Sam’s incredible 10kg weight loss TheMercury
    Sunrise host Samantha Armytage says she never set out to lose weight. ... more
  • 3 hours Surge in interest sees Cremorne semi sell in a week TheMercury
    While the election affected auctions on the weekend, it didn’t stop a three-bedroom semi from selling in only eight days. ... more
  • 3 hours Glass house has nothing to hide TheMercury
    JULIE Lawson had walked through many display homes before realising that the tranquil acreage block she had purchased at 12 Gardonia Place, Albany Creek needed a custom-designed home. ... more
  • 3 hours Help needed to give a feed TheMercury
    EACH week, dedicated Foodbank volunteers selflessly give up their time to feed more than 60 people in Geelong. ... more
  • 7 hours Cancer con spotted wearing diamonds TheMercury |LS
    It was just a week ago that Belle Gibson told a Melbourne court she had no money to pay the $410,000 fine she copped for being a fraud. ... more
  • 7 hours Big change to Macca’s burgers TheMercury |LS
    If you’re a huge fan of Macca’s and the way they serve their burgers, you might want to stop reading now. ... more
  • 7 hours Model accidentally shares X-rated photo TheMercury |LS
    An Australian model has accidentally given fans more than he planned when he shared a nude photograph of himself on social media. ... more
  • 7 hours Coke brings back biggest ‘flop’ TheMercury |LS
    Coca-Cola drinkers will get a chance to relive one of the company’s darker chapters as New Coke makes a comeback under a partnership with the Netflix drama Stranger Things, the companies announced. ... more
  • 7 hours Aldi’s sellout $6 item ‘back on shelves’ TheMercury |LS
    Cheese lovers are about to lose their minds. ... more
  • 7 hours Horror at rapist’s Facebook ‘confession’ TheMercury |LS
    A woman has revealed how a man raped her in her sleep and “confessed” to the crime on Facebook — but he won’t face charges. ... more
  • 7 hours Things are about to get much worse TheMercury
    British Prime Minister Theresa May must have thought her situation couldn’t possibly get any worse. ... more
  • 7 hours Police Helicopter Rescues Woman Whose Car Fell 150 Yards Down Napa County Cliff TheMercury
    A 20-year-old woman survived a harrowing ordeal after her car “flew” 150 yards off a cliff in Napa County, California, on Tuesday, May 21. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to a report shortly after 9:00 am that a car had fallen about 150 yards down a cliff on Monticello Road in Napa County. According to the CHP, a highway patrol helicopter, Napa firefighters, CALFIRE, and other authorities responded to the incident. CHP said they lowered a paramedic to the vehicle with a hoist in what they described as a “lengthy extrication from the vehicle". Footage posted by the CHP ... more
  • 7 hours Wisconsin Police Warn Public to Beware of Roaming Black Bear TheMercury
    Police in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, warned members of the public to beware of a black bear roaming around the town on Tuesday, May 21. Footage released via Facebook shows a black bear strolling across Boyd Park, in Eau Claire. As well as the park, police said the bear was spotted around Starr Avenue, Omaha Street, Mount Tom. Police said most black bears just wander through and generally don’t cause danger. “Fatal black bear attacks are extremely rare. The best way to avoid any issues with the black bear(s) is to not feed them. Please put away your garbage, or food ... more
  • 7 hours Investors seek safety amid US-China spat TheMercury
    Global stocks were slightly lower as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the US-China spat after reports Washington has another Chinese tech firm in its sights. ... more
  • 7 hours World’s leading tech experts examine AI at IBM Think Summit TheMercury
    Some of the world's leading tech experts have gathered in Sydney for the IBM Think Summit. The event is focussing on practical ways Australians can use emerging technologies to realise their ambitions and instigate change in enterprise. IBM's Anthony Farah told Sky News that the summit will focus on the ethical standards posed by artificial intelligence. ... more
  • 7 hours China’s icy reaction to ScoMo’s win TheMercury
    World leaders from Donald Trump to Benjamin Netanyahu may be singing Scott Morrison’s praises in the wake of his surprise election win, but China’s response has been less congratulatory. ... more
  • 7 hours Former top cop Nick Bingham on the ‘unpleasant’ jobs he can’t forget TheMercury
    Former top cop Nick Bingham on the 'unpleasant' jobs he can't forget. ... more
  • 7 hours I was becoming quite emotional: Former top cop Nick Bingham on PTSD TheMercury
    I was becoming quite emotional: Former top cop Nick Bingham on PTSD. ... more
  • 7 hours Three 2020 Democratic Candidates to Keep an Eye On TheMercury
    The Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election has already swelled to its largest ever, with 23 major candidates. While Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are leading the pack at this early stage, WSJ's Gerald F. Seib says there are three other hopefuls worth watching. Photos: Getty ... more
  • 7 hours FILE: Chaotic Scenes as Bomb Explodes During Ariana Grande Show at Manchester Arena TheMercury
    Police in Manchester responded to unconfirmed reports of loud bangs in Manchester Arena on May 22. American pop singer Ariana Grande was performing at the time. The venue and the station were evacuated. The nature of the incident was unclear at the time of writing, and no injuries had been reported. However, a local reporter at the scene said people had left he Manchester Arena ‘covered in blood.’ The video here shows chaotic scenes inside the concert arena, as attendees began to move towards exits. Credit: Twitter/hannawwh via Storyful ... more
  • 9 hours Conrad Sewell’s sex confession TheMercury |Ent
    The singer shocked the 2Day FM breakfast hosts with his sex confession. ... more
  • 9 hours Staggering absences for GoT finale TheMercury |Ent
    If it felt like Game of Thrones fever was in full force on Monday, you were not wrong. ... more
  • 9 hours Famous joke movie star regrets TheMercury |Ent
    It was the movie that shot him to stardom, but Seth Rogen has one regret about starring in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. ... more
  • 9 hours Singer shocks with on-air sex confession TheMercury |Ent
    Aussie singer Conrad Sewell didn’t hold back when he was asked about his sex life on 2Day FM this morning. ... more
  • 9 hours Film trailer: Gentleman Jack TheMercury |Ent
    Check out the trailer for Gentleman Jack. ... more
  • 9 hours Game of Thrones: Relive the jaw-dropping moments that made it the biggest show on earth TheMercury |Ent
    These are the scenes that made Game of Thrones the biggest show on earth. Join's entertainment team as they pick their top Game Of Thrones scenes of all time across the entire phenomenal series. ... more
  • 9 hours Stars name Hussey as new coach TheMercury |Sport
    David Hussey, one of Australia’s Twenty20 pioneers, has been named the new coach of the Melbourne Stars. ... more
  • 9 hours AFL champion hangs up the boots TheMercury |Sport
    Veteran Sydney defender Heath Grundy has announced his immediate AFL retirement due to a back injury. ... more
  • 9 hours ‘Wants to play for Tonga’: Fifita hints another star could shun Origin TheMercury |Sport
    Andrew Fifita has suggested that Brisbane tearaway David Fifita could follow Broncos teammate Tevita Pangai Jr and shun State of Origin to pledge allegiance to Tonga. ... more
  • 9 hours Cleary fawns over out-of-form son TheMercury |Sport
    Ivan Cleary has launched a passionate defence of NSW halfback and son Nathan, saying the days of representative teams being based on form are “long gone”. ... more
  • 9 hours Trainers plead for Sandown’s survival TheMercury |Sport
    Senior Victorian trainers Mick Kent and Pat Carey have called for Sandown racecourse to be saved, labelling the facility an essential asset for racing in the state. ... more
  • 9 hours Mr 10.1 seconds: Quadzilla switches to Sevens to boost Olympic bid TheMercury |Sport
    Powerhouse Australian sprinter Trae Williams has made the switch to Rugby Sevens, little more than a year out from the Tokyo Olympics. ... more
  • 9 hours Raceday focus: Hawkesbury, Moree TheMercury |Sport
    Anthony Cummings will head west filled with hope about his two charges, Royal Anthem and Art Of More. ... more
  • 9 hours Boyd Cordner cops a sickening KO against the Raiders TheMercury |Sport
    Sydney Roosters captain Boyd Cordner cops a sickening KO against the Canberra Raiders during Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium. ... more
  • 9 hours Rebel shows mates how to survive Tokyo TheMercury |Sport
    Eating jellyfish and raw chicken, language lessons in a local Starbucks, and a view of Mt Fuji from his bedroom. ... more
  • 11 hours How will the new Coalition Government affect you? TheMercury
    What policies will the new Coalition Government be implementing, and how will they affect you? ... more
  • 11 hours Need for speed: Australia’s fourth fastest sprinter switches to Sevens TheMercury
    Powerhouse Australian sprinter Trae Williams has made the switch to Rugby Sevens, little more than a year out from the Tokyo Olympics. ... more
  • 11 hours The apartment building with its own pub TheMercury
    A restored pub will anchor a Malvern East development that begins serving homebuyers on May 30. ... more
  • 11 hours Police smash alleged NDIS scam TheMercury
    Federal police have smashed what they claim was a brazen scam which exploited disabled people in Sydney to steal at least $1.1 million from the National Disability Insurance Scheme. ... more
  • 11 hours Afternoon news update May 22 TheMercury
    Woman injured in Valley View house fire; Jogger reports attack in southern suburbs; Fees and charges rising from July 1; Injured ruckman Sam Jacobs has good news for Crows fans. ... more
  • 11 hours Healthscope shareholders approve buyout TheMercury
    Healthscope shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the private hospital operator's $4.4 billion acquisition by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management. ... more
  • 11 hours Dead Qld pilot’s note provides crash clues TheMercury
    A flight instructor's hand-written note found in the wreckage of a light-aircraft was the vital clue investigators needed to understand why two men died when the plane crashed near Brisbane. ... more
  • 11 hours Ex-Sharkie volunteer denies stalking Downer TheMercury
    A man accused of stalking former liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer has denied all charges against him. ... more
  • 11 hours Group wants stronger lending requirements TheMercury
    Lenders should scrutinise six months of bank statements for would-be home buyers and a minimum 90 days' documentation for other loans, a consumer group says. ... more
  • 15 hours Royal’s bizarre sex toy baffles fans TheMercury |LS
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  • 15 hours ‘Crazy’ bikini causing outrage TheMercury |LS
    This bikini isn’t like normal bathing suits. ... more
  • 15 hours Mum demands husband pays her $5k wage TheMercury |LS
    A stay-at-home mum has been slammed online after asking her husband to pay her a $5000 monthly “salary” to spend on new clothes and going out with friends. ... more
  • 15 hours Vaccine warning as kids die of flu TheMercury |LS
    A three-year-old child is the youngest of 26 people whose deaths have been attributed to Victoria’s early-starting flu season this year. ... more
  • 15 hours Martha’s drastic transformation TheMercury |LS
    Martha Kalifatidis is known for her love of all things beauty. ... more
  • 15 hours Hamilton the Musical is coming to Australia TheMercury |Ent
    Broadway’s record-breaking musical Hamilton is coming to Australia in a new theatre production that will hit the stage in March, 2021. ... more
  • 15 hours Racy true story of high society lesbian TheMercury |Ent
    The racy antics of high society lesbian Anne Lister in the new Foxtel drama Gentleman Jack have already got viewers hot under the collar, but the real story is much steamier. ... more
  • 15 hours Nicole reveals text that made Meryl join cast TheMercury |Ent
    Not even stars as famous as Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon thought they’d be able to convince Meryl Streep to join their show. ... more
  • 15 hours Kochie brutally blasts Labor ‘loser’ TheMercury |Ent
    Aspiring Labor leader Chris Bowen has been given a brutal shakedown by Sunrise host David Koch in a fiery interview. ... more
  • 15 hours Céline Dion’s epic Carpool Karaoke TheMercury |Ent
    Céline Dion has proven she can turn just about any song into a power ballad, even the infectious earworm Baby Shark. ... more
  • 15 hours Downton Abbey movie trailer TheMercury |Ent
    Watch the new trailer now for the Downton Abbey Film, only in theatres this September. ... more
  • 15 hours Lisa Kudrow’s sad Friends confession TheMercury |Ent
    It turns out Lisa Kudrow didn’t have the confidence of quirky and unfiltered Phoebe Buffay when the Friends cameras turned off. ... more
  • 15 hours Monk’s swipe at Bardot bandmate TheMercury |Ent
    Sophie Monk has taken a cheeky swipe at one of her former Bardot bandmates on radio. ... more
  • 15 hours Cartoon banned over same-sex wedding TheMercury |Ent
    Arthur is one controversial cartoon. ... more
  • 15 hours Latrell’s hell: ‘I couldn’t get out of bed’ TheMercury |Sport
    Roosters star Latrell Mitchell has finally put his management woes to bed, settling on a player agent with whom he feels can help set up the rest of his career. ... more
  • 15 hours Most heartwarming footy vid of the season TheMercury |Sport
    Before his mum, Trudie, passed away with cancer in 2017, Melbourne midfielder Oskar Baker promised her he’d take his footy to the highest level. ... more
  • 15 hours Secret pact sanctions ‘disrespectful’ NSW call TheMercury |Sport
    Nathan Cleary will reportedly be saved from the State of Origin scrapheap by a secret pact between Blues coach Brad Fittler and former Penrith supremo Phil Gould. ... more
  • 15 hours All Blacks pair cleared to play despite ongoing investigation TheMercury |Sport
    All Blacks Richie Mo’unga and George Bridge are free to play for the Crusaders this weekend while an investigation is carried out into their alleged offensive behaviour while in South Africa. ... more
  • 15 hours Game of Thrones star hated ending TheMercury |Sport
    Warning: Spoilers ... more
  • 15 hours Masterplan to keep superstar with Zion TheMercury |Sport
    Anthony Davis’ status is the elephant in the NBA’s room. New Pelicans boss David Griffin said Davis’ status should be clearer after Griffin meets with his disgruntled star next month in California for a frank face-to-face. ... more
  • 15 hours AFL star fires shots at former club TheMercury |Sport
    Charlie Cameron delivered a parting shot to Adelaide after leading the Lions to a one-point win in Brisbane last weekend. ... more
  • 15 hours Captain’s Choice For Round 10 TheMercury |Sport
    Player prices go up; player prices go down, but one thing is certain — you want to get your captain’s choice correct, with the regular Friday to Sunday football action returning limiting the loophole options.  ... more
  • 15 hours F1 superstar’s emotional message to legend TheMercury |Sport
    Lewis Hamilton has paid a fulsome tribute to his “bright light” Niki Lauda after the Mercedes chairman and F1 legend passed away aged 70, saying he wouldn’t have joined the Silver Arrows without him. ... more
  • 15 hours Construction work falls 1.9% in March qtr TheMercury
    Construction work done across Australia fell by 1.9 per cent in the March quarter. ... more
  • 15 hours Former NSW priest jailed for sexual abuse TheMercury
    A former Catholic priest has been sentenced to at least 14 months' jail for the historical sexual abuse of two young boys in the NSW Hunter region. ... more
  • 15 hours Three children die from the flu in Vic TheMercury
    Three children are among 26 people to have died from the flu in Victoria this year. Victoria's youngest victims were just three, six and 11-years-old, while the rest of the state's deaths were among aged care residents in nursing homes. The World Health Organisation says Australia is experiencing its highest number of flu cases in two decades. With the jab free for children aged six-months to five-years, authorities are urging parents to get their children vaccinated. ... more
  • 15 hours Adani mounts pressure on Qld govt to approve its mine TheMercury
    Adani is heaping pressure on the Queensland government to support its mine in the Galilee Basin by writing to MPs to arrange an urgent meeting. The mining giant plans to persuade ministers to approve two outstanding management plans following the apparent mandate from state voters. During the federal election on Saturday, the state experienced large swings in the Coalition’s favour and lost several key seats. ... more
  • 15 hours ‘Sonic boom’ as meteor lights up sky TheMercury
    Experts say the object that burst through the night sky over Victoria and South Australia yesterday was likely a meteor. ... more
  • 15 hours Adelaide drivers to save big bucks on car rego TheMercury
    Motorists are set to save more than $100 on car rego this year, as the State Government reveals the first-ever price scheme under the new privatised model. ... more
  • 15 hours Hamilton the musical is coming to Sydney TheMercury
    The world’s biggest musical since Cats! is heading to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in March 2021. ... more
  • 15 hours Wong endorses Albanese for party leadership TheMercury
    May 22, 2019. Labor senator Penny Wong speaks to the media in Adelaide about the election result and her support for Anthony Albanese as the new Labor leader. She says that "Albo" is the best person to lead. (AAP Video/Tim Dornin) ... more
  • 15 hours Jamie Oliver restaurant collapse: Italian Limited goes into administration TheMercury
    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain has gone into administration, partly due to increased competition. ... more
  • 15 hours Secret pact sanctions ‘disrespectful’ NSW call TheMercury
    Nathan Cleary will reportedly be saved from the State of Origin scrapheap by a secret pact between Blues coach Brad Fittler and former Penrith supremo Phil Gould. ... more
  • 19 hours Partnership taking our message to the nation TheMercury
    IN partnership with the State Government, News Corp South Australia is pleased to announce the launch of Future Adelaide. ... more
  • 19 hours Air quality reaches hazardous levels in NSW TheMercury
    Health authorities are warning people with breathing difficulties to remain indoors as air quality in Sydney reaches hazardous levels. The air quality has reached three times the hazardous threshold due to hazard reduction burning in the Blue Mountains. Westerly winds are also pushing the smoke across the metropolitan area. Health authorities warn the smoke haze could aggravate existing lung and heart conditions. ... more
  • 19 hours Man hunt after fatal car crash TheMercury
    NSW Police say two men allegedly involved in a car chase that resulted in an SUV slamming into the back of a petrol tanker will be charged with murder when they’re captured. ... more
  • 19 hours Mother and daughter, 3, dead in suspected murder-suicide in NSW TheMercury
    A woman and her three-year-old daughter are dead after plummeting off a cliff at Mount Kiera south of Sydney. When police were called to the lookout at Mount Kiera shortly before 2pm on Tuesday, they required specialist paramedics to be winched in to find the bodies in the ‘treacherous, dangerous area’. Police are treating the incident as a murder-suicide and have worked through the night to investigate the tragedy. Image: News Corp Australia ... more
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