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  • 4 hours Mum in labour told to walk to the shops TheMercury |LS
    A baby died in his parents’ arms after the mum was told by midwives “to walk to Tesco” – a British supermarket chain – during labour. ... more
  • 4 hours ‘I’m not going to cop this negativity’ TheMercury |LS
    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will not “cop” any negativity about the Gold Coast film industry, which is creating local jobs, as the state recorded two new cases of COVID-19 overnight. ... more
  • 4 hours Why virus rule breakers aren’t being fined TheMercury |LS
    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has explained why the rule breakers who started a virus cluster that spread to four different suburbs in Melbourne and has reached 40 cases will not face fines. ... more
  • 4 hours Boy’s touching reunion with parents TheMercury |LS
    A three-year-old boy who sparked a frantic search when he went missing for almost 12 hours in Western Australia has shared a cuddle with his parents in hospital during their reunion. ... more
  • 4 hours Aussie dad’s bold mission to rescue child sex workers TheMercury
    Exclusive: He’s the Australian dad at the coal face of the war against sex trafficking. ... more
  • 4 hours Cats move to address slow starts on eve of finals TheMercury
    Geelong has moved to address its recent slow starts as it looks to avoid being jumped off another pre-finals bye. ... more
  • 4 hours ‘Arrogant’ reason aged care staff were refused PPE TheMercury
    Senior health officials refused to provide safety equipment to aged-care facility staff because they believed it was being stolen, according to an email released by the hotel quarantine inquiry. ... more
  • 4 hours Dragons press conference TheMercury
    NRL: Find out what Dragons coach Dean Pay made of his side's round 19 clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons at McDonald Jones Stadium. ... more
  • 4 hours Knights press conference TheMercury
    NRL: Newcastle Knights coach Adam O'Brien and the retiring Tim Glasby speak to the media after round 19 against the St George Illawarra Dragons. ... more
  • 4 hours Coast convenience store targeted in armed robbery TheMercury
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  • 4 hours ‘There was no science’ behind COVID lockdowns TheMercury
    American lawyer Michael Senger says the COVID-19 lockdowns “might not even be science at all” but are based on Xi Jinping’s philosophy which also inspired the re-education of Uighur Muslims in concentration camps. ... more
  • 4 hours Geelong residents out and about as active cases near zero TheMercury
    Active coronavirus cases have dropped dramatically in Victoria, with the state recording its lowest daily case increase in more than three months. ... more
  • 6 hours Richie never ceases to amaze chuffed parents TheMercury |Ent
    IMMENSE relief and happiness swept over Penny and Ian Porte as they fought off sleep to watch their son Richie power towards his dream of a Tour de France podium finish on Saturday night. ... more
  • 6 hours Billionaire lord avoids hotel quarantine TheMercury |Ent
    British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar and his wife were given the green light to skip government-run hotel quarantine and isolate privately after they touched down in Sydney. ... more
  • 6 hours Jackie O and Sophie’s 20-year friendship TheMercury |Ent
    It seems an unlikely start to an enduring friendship: One party, an aspiring pop star competing with thousands of others for a spot in a new girl group. The other, a judge who would decide her fate. ... more
  • 6 hours Raiders press conference TheMercury |Sport
    NRL: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart speaks to the media after taking on the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in round 19. ... more
  • 6 hours Super Netball stars feel the love from Far North fans TheMercury |Sport
    Giants defender Amy Parmenter doesn’t have any family in Cairns, so when she looked up into the stands and saw a “Parmy Army” sign at the Cairns Pop-Up Arena on Saturday afternoon, she was pleasantly caught off-guard. ... more
  • 6 hours Enigmatic gelding on form for second cup TheMercury |Sport
    HE is quirky, different and versatile — and now Buxton is a two-time Atherton Cup champion. ... more
  • 6 hours Tolga trainer breaks seven-year drought TheMercury |Sport
    It took five different stables to get there, but Mac Me Mate has finally broken through for a deserving win for Tolga trainer Nicole Homann. ... more
  • 6 hours Warriors press conference TheMercury |Sport
    NRL: Find out what Warriors coach Todd Payten made of the New Zealand Warriors' round 19 encounter with the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium. ... more
  • 6 hours Cat-astrophe averted: Geelong dodges finals disaster TheMercury |Sport
    A final-quarter masterclass from Patrick Dangerfield and the fingers of Mark Blicavs were enough to save the day for Geelong and secure it a top-four spot. ... more
  • 6 hours Dragons youngster stands tall TheMercury |Sport
    NRL: Copping a hiding from the Knights, the Dragons didn't have much to smile about, but there were some positive signs for the future when Cody Ramsey help set up a try. ... more
  • 6 hours Gold Coast Suns press conference TheMercury |Sport
    AFL: Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew addresses the media following his team's lopsided loss to the Hawks at Adelaide Oval. ... more
  • 6 hours Hawthorn Hawks press conference TheMercury |Sport
    AFL: Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson addresses the media following his side's victory over the Gold Coast Suns at the Adelaide Oval. ... more
  • 8 hours WATCH REPLAY: St Margaret Mary’s girls prevail TheMercury
    LAST year’s missed chance is ancient history for St Margaret Mary’s College in the Championship Basketball School of Queensland tournament. ... more
  • 8 hours Why Bombers might not match Daniher bid TheMercury
    Essendon’s determination to match a free agency bid if Joe Daniher departs would be complicated by the No.7 draft selection they could secure as compensation. ... more
  • 8 hours Can’t travel? Buy a boat like many Tasmanians TheMercury
    WITH the border closed and holidays cancelled, boat sellers and trainers are tipping this summer will be the biggest for on-water fun in years as Tasmanians go mad for boating, fishing and water sports. ... more
  • 8 hours SVG sparks chaos in 2nd lap TheMercury
    Supercars: Shane van Gisbergen sparked some lap two chaos at The Bend SuperSprint on Sunday. ... more
  • 8 hours NZ records sharpest quarterly GDP contraction on record TheMercury
    The New Zealand Initiative Executive Director Dr Oliver Hartwich has spoken about the nation's recent sharp GDP contraction and its current unemployment figure which sits at 4 per cent for the June Quarter. ... more
  • 8 hours Candlelit Vigil Held in Montana for Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Gatherings Held Nationwide TheMercury
    A crowd gathered to hold a candlelit vigil for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 19 in Bozeman, Montana, a day after her death. Similar vigils were held at the US Supreme Court in Washington and other cities such as New York and Sacramento. Ginsburg died at 87 from complications due to metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court said in a statement. Ginsburg became the second woman in US history to serve on the court and was described in reports as a “pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s unlikely ... more
  • 8 hours How does Pendles do it? Pies skipper reveals secret TheMercury
    Scott Pendlebury heard about the snake through his physiotherapist. The Collingwood captain was only days away from seeing his family for the first time in a month when word filtered through that his wife, Alex, and their two young children had a close encounter in their quarantine hub. Alex was taking the youngsters for a lap around the lagoon on their hotel ground when their three-year-old son Jax came within a few feet of an angry python. Thankfully, the man who will on Monday night break Collingwood’s games record isn’t the only quick-thinking one in the family. On this occasion, ... more
  • 12 hours Serina Bird offers her tips for budget spring cleaning (Studio 10) TheMercury |LS
    News Corp's Savvy Shopper columnist shares some cleaning advice on Studio 10. ... more
  • 12 hours Report highlights savings in smoking age shift TheMercury |LS
    BANNING the sale of tobacco to anyone under 21 in Tasmania would cost the small to medium business sector up to $1.5 million a year, an economist has found. ... more
  • 12 hours I don’t want a tax cut, I’d rather give it to the needy TheMercury |LS
    Tax cuts are coming for Australian workers, possibly to be announced as early as next month’s Federal Budget. ... more
  • 12 hours Victoria’s lowest case number in months TheMercury |LS
    Victoria has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases – its lowest tally for three months – as five more people died from the virus. ... more
  • 12 hours Brekky TV star outed as ‘worst stripper’ TheMercury |Ent
    Todd McKenney has revealed which breakfast TV star was the least impressive on Channel 7’s stripping show The All New Monty. ... more
  • 12 hours Newman launches legal action against former Nine boss TheMercury |Ent
    Sam Newman, once one of the most powerful figures at Channel 9, is sensationally launching legal action against his former TV employer. ... more
  • 12 hours Star reveals key to Hollywood’s longest lasting marriages TheMercury |Ent
    When Kevin Bacon’s actor and writer wife, Kyra Sedgwick came to him with the idea of setting a horror movie around a marriage, it paid not to take the suggestion personally. ... more
  • 12 hours Georgia Love’s wedding cancelled three times TheMercury |Ent
    Georgia Love has a new love. ... more
  • 12 hours Wentworth’s new inmate ’drops a bomb’ TheMercury |Ent
    Marta Dusseldorp knew a teal tracksuit was part of the deal when she signed on to go the ... more
  • 12 hours Aussie stars’ Emmys chances revealed TheMercury |Ent
    Pity the poor IT guy working on this year’s virtual Emmy Awards. ... more
  • 12 hours ‘Juvenile’ Demons counselled over inappropriate touching TheMercury |Sport
    Melbourne players Christian Petracca and Jayden Hunt have been counselled over touching each other’s bottoms in a team huddle only weeks after the AFL’s Richmond groping scandal ... more
  • 12 hours How Melbourne’s big sporting events may go ahead TheMercury |Sport
    Sports chiefs are working on a quarantine scheme for international tennis stars and their teams to ensure elite players contest the Australian Open, as plans for crowds at major events during the pandemic are drawn up. ... more
  • 12 hours Silver lining in Crows’ first ever wooden spoon TheMercury |Sport
    The bad news for Adelaide is it has claimed a first wooden-spoon but the rebuild that has gone from ugly to on course over the past month is set to be fast-tracked by the best draft hand in the club’s history. ... more
  • 12 hours Live ladder: Why Lions want Pies to win TheMercury |Sport
    The craziest season in AFL history is shaping up with a wild finish. What else would we expect from 2020? ... more
  • 12 hours Rutten reveals latest on Daniher, Saad futures TheMercury |Sport
    Essendon coach Ben Rutten says his faith in the club’s direction won’t be shaken if stars including Joe Daniher and Adam Saad walk out before his first official game in charge. ... more
  • 12 hours Aussie’s sickening blow causes controversy TheMercury |Sport
    Australian Jessica-Rose Clark was at the centre of controversy at UFC Vegas 11 as part of an undercard full of early finishes. ... more
  • 12 hours ‘Disbelief’ at The Rock’s scary strength TheMercury |Sport
    Wrestling legend turned Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add a new title to his resume: demolition expert. ... more
  • 12 hours Shute Shield: Club’s in the danger zone ahead of finals TheMercury |Sport
    The makeup of the Shute Shield finals series is “as clear as mud” with just three rounds of the premier club rugby competition to be played out. ... more
  • 12 hours NT News scribe takes out prestigious Clarion award TheMercury
    NT NEWS political scribe Madura McCormack has taken out a gong at Queensland’s prestigious Clarion awards for an scoop on political donations in this year’s Townsville council elections. ... more
  • 12 hours Shute Shield: Club’s in the danger zone ahead of finals TheMercury
    The makeup of the Shute Shield finals series is “as clear as mud” with just three rounds of the premier club rugby competition to be played out. ... more
  • 12 hours Serina Bird offers her tips for budget spring cleaning (Studio 10) TheMercury
    News Corp's Savvy Shopper columnist shares some cleaning advice on Studio 10. ... more
  • 12 hours Seven-year impossible project a ‘gift from heaven’ TheMercury
    IT’S been seven years since Riccardo Rizzi placed the winning $5.3 million bid on a partly constructed Sovereign Islands estate. ... more
  • 12 hours A grieving gangster’s road to redemption TheMercury
    In the third and final part of our exclusive interview series with Vince Focarelli, the ex-bikie gang leader speaks of his murderous rage in the wake of his son’s killing, how he rediscovered God behind bars and his efforts to make amends through Islam for a life of violence, crime and anger. ... more
  • 16 hours Will top talent leapfrog fringe Dog in pecking order? TheMercury
    For a second it sounded like Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant was describing Nick Riewoldt. ... more
  • 16 hours Rafael Nadal stunned in historic upset TheMercury
    Diego Schwartzman scored the biggest win of his career, stunning Rafael Nadal in straight sets on the Spaniard’s favourite surface. ... more
  • 16 hours Star reveals key to Hollywood’s longest lasting marriages TheMercury
    When Kevin Bacon’s actor and writer wife, Kyra Sedgwick came to him with the idea of setting a horror movie around a marriage, it paid not to take the suggestion personally. ... more
  • 16 hours I don’t want a tax cut, I’d rather give it to the needy TheMercury
    Tax cuts are coming for Australian workers, possibly to be announced as early as next month’s Federal Budget. ... more
  • 16 hours The ‘strange’ Twitter account dedicated to star Dog TheMercury
    Had things turned out differently and I stayed in Queensland, I might have kicked on with rugby league. ... more
  • 16 hours Wonder drug gives lung cancer sufferers new hope TheMercury
    People with lung cancer have been given hope following a major breakthrough involving Melbourne researchers. ... more
  • 16 hours Coast Guard Helicopter Low on Fuel Rescues Man in Puerto Rico TheMercury
    A man in danger of drowning was rescued by helicopter off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on September 18, footage released by the Coast Guard shows. In a press release, the Coast Guard said that the man had been hurled into rocks by waves, leaving him with “severe leg injuries.” After several attempts that left the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter low on fuel, the crew was able to pull the man to safety. The man was later transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful ... more
  • 16 hours Wentworth’s new inmate ’drops a bomb’ TheMercury
    Marta Dusseldorp knew a teal tracksuit was part of the deal when she signed on to go the ... more
  • 16 hours How to stage your home for the best sale price TheMercury
    Stage four lockdown is the perfect opportunity to restyle your home in preparation for sale, in order to have the upper hand when the market reopens. ... more
  • 16 hours Aussie stars’ Emmys chances revealed TheMercury
    Pity the poor IT guy working on this year’s virtual Emmy Awards. ... more
  • 18 hours Tim Bailey finds new job after Network 10 axing TheMercury |Ent
    It was a crazy 20 minutes that changed Tim Bailey’s life. ... more
  • 18 hours Killed over a $1.79 carton of juice TheMercury |Ent
    On 16 March 1991, a young black teenager named Latasha Harlins was dropped off at the corner store near her home in South Central Los Angeles. The shop’s name was Empire Liquor, on the intersection of 91st street and Figueroa Ave, and she was there to pick up some orange juice for her family. ... more
  • 18 hours Worners’ ‘honeymoon’ defies marriage sceptics TheMercury |Ent
    One year after media boss Tim Worner packed up his desk and resigned without notice from the Seven Network, the departed executive and his wife Katrina remain together, defying all who said Worner’s sensational workplace affair would destroy his marriage. ... more
  • 18 hours Why NRL coach gave star the finger TheMercury |Sport
    A cranky Craig Bellamy has been at his animated best in the Melbourne Storm’s 50-22 win over the Wests Tigers but he’s delivered a hilarious message to Cameron Smith. ... more
  • 18 hours ‘Messed up’ insight into Scud’s wild life TheMercury |Sport
    Mark Philippoussis was the odd man out of Australian tennis during the glory years of the late 1990s and early 2000s — embracing a lifestyle few Down Under could ever comprehend. ... more
  • 18 hours Sad revelations about Schumacher’s health TheMercury |Sport
    F1 legend Michael Schumacher is in a “vegetative state” and not responding to his family, according to a leading doctor. ... more
  • 18 hours Tasmanian Richie Porte creates history at the Tour de France TheMercury |Sport
    TASMANIAN Richie Porte is only 122km away from creating sporting history tonight when he becomes only the second Australian to finish on the podium at the world’s toughest bike race, the Tour de France. ... more
  • 18 hours Anthems banned as mum takes up fight for junior footy parents TheMercury |Sport
    Rugby league juniors have been banned from singing team songs after grand finals next weekend as part of the strict COVID-19 crackdown across junior sport. ... more
  • 18 hours Sydney ghosts still haunt Cathy’s rival TheMercury |Sport
    Mademoiselle La Chicken is still running foul of anything to do with the Sydney Olympics. ... more
  • 20 hours Jackie O and Sophie Monk open up about their 20-year friendship TheMercury |LS
    This year saw Sophie Monk and Jackie O come full circle when they once again found themselves as contestant and judge on a television-singing competition. The pair catch up with Stellar to reminisce about tearful midnight phone calls, sharing jobs and their close friendship of 20 years. ... more
  • 20 hours Exclusive: Melanie C reveals Spice Girls are prioritising an Aussie tour TheMercury |LS
    In early March, Stellar photographed singer Melanie Chisholm during her visit to Australia. ... more
  • 20 hours Exclusive: Shayna Jack talks about her future in swimming TheMercury |LS
    As she awaits word on when she will be able to compete in the pool again, Shayna Jack opens up about the “draining and horrible process” she has gone through - and whether she is still training in the event she is able to swim at the Tokyo Olympics. ... more
  • 20 hours Adam Goodes: ‘It’s a chance to put a black person’s face on a busy corner’ TheMercury |LS
    The legend of Adam Goodes permeates deep and wide within the Australian psyche. He is an almost unrivalled star in our native sport, was given our nation’s highest honour and became a lightning rod for heroism and hate when he found himself in the vortex of an ugly wave of pack brutality. ... more
  • 20 hours Big boys play to lose when the chips are down TheMercury
    The teams have names like OB City and FC Lardalona, and the banter is as quick as the on-field play, but there’s a serious side to the Man V Fat Soccer league that meets in Gawler on a Thursday night. ... more
  • 20 hours The NT’s Howard Springs quarantine facility: Everything you need to know TheMercury
    A DISUSED miners camp in the Top End that once housed thousands of workers has somehow turned into Australia’s premier quarantine facility. How did this happen? How does it work? What goes on in there? Here’s everything you need to know. ... more
  • 20 hours Hills haven a hit with the local wildlife TheMercury
    A Piccadilly home offers a grand entertainer’s lifestyle and is a hit with the native wildlife. ... more
  • 20 hours COVID-19 and war cripple Yemen TheMercury
    After suffering six years of war and one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, many people in Yemen believe the coronavirus is being used as a weapon by their enemies. ... more
  • 20 hours Killed over a $1.79 carton of juice TheMercury
    On 16 March 1991, a young black teenager named Latasha Harlins was dropped off at the corner store near her home in South Central Los Angeles. The shop’s name was Empire Liquor, on the intersection of 91st street and Figueroa Ave, and she was there to pick up some orange juice for her family. ... more
  • 20 hours Hundreds of Demonstrators Detained at Peaceful Protest in Minsk TheMercury
    Hundreds of women were arrested by riot police while protesting President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule in Minsk on Saturday, September 19, according to reports. This footage shows demonstrators linking arms in front of a shopping center and carrying red and white flags. 73-year-old activist Nina Bahinskaya was among those arrested. According to reports she was released a short time later. A local journalist was also reportedly detained. Credit: TUT.by via Storyful ... more
  • 20 hours ‘CONFINED FOR 200 DAYS’: City makes Melbourne look ‘soft’ TheMercury
    A man living under a severe lockdown in a city where rations are doled out says the mayor of his city makes Daniel Andrews look like a “pussycat”. ... more
  • 20 hours Crowd Recites Mourner’s Kaddish Outside Supreme Court TheMercury
    Solemn crowds recited a Jewish prayer of mourning outside the Supreme Court on Friday night, September 18, shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced. In a statement, the court said that Ginsburg died from complications of pancreatic cancer. A trailblazing figure who advocated for women’s rights before becoming a federal judge in 1980, Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She was 87 at the time of her death. This footage was taken outside the Supreme Court, where the prayer, known as the mourner’s Kaddish, was recited. Credit: Gabe Fleisher/Wake Up ... more
  • 20 hours Demonstrators in Trafalgar Square Protest Mask Regulations TheMercury
    Protesters defying coronavirus measures gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday, September 19, clashing with police, reports said. This footage shows anti-mask protesters in the central London square holding signs and chanting anti-mask slogans. The crowd included demonstrators who held signs associated with the QAnon conspiracy movement. According to reports, Metropolitan Police officers made several attempts to intervene in the gathering. As of September 19, the UK reported 390,358 positive coronavirus cases and 41,759 deaths tied to the virus. Credit: Kane Solo via Storyful ... more
  • 24 hours Barnesy’s 231 day drought: ‘It breaks my heart’ TheMercury |Ent
    As he prepares to break the longest gig drought in his four-decade career, Jimmy Barnes cautions touring will never be the same in the post COVID-19 world. ... more
  • 24 hours Pelted with abuse … and worse TheMercury |Ent
    Rocker mates Barnesy and Chris Cheney discuss the perils of performing to hostile crowds - and undie-hurling Tom Jones fans - while recording the Story Time with Jimmy Barnes podcast. ... more
  • 24 hours Has J.K. Rowling just killed off her career? TheMercury |Ent
    Oh dear. It seems J.K. Rowling’s new murder-mystery book may have killed off her adult writing career. ... more
  • 24 hours $200m venue ready to take centre stage TheMercury |Ent
    TASMANIANS will be rocking the suburbs with the go ahead given for Glenorchy’s new $200 million-plus retail, entertainment and sporting precinct. ... more
  • 24 hours TV show is truly like nothing else TheMercury |Ent
    When it came to write the second season of their acclaimed series PEN15, creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle were scared. ... more
  • 24 hours Delta: ‘I didn’t know if I’d make it’ TheMercury |Ent
    Delta Goodrem has revealed how she managed to keep losing her voice a secret. ... more
  • 24 hours Friends creator: ‘It still freaks me out’ TheMercury |Ent
    Just before Friends hit screens back in 1994, long before it became a cultural phenomenon that would live well beyond its 10-year run, only once did co-creator Marta Kauffman think she might have hit on something big. ... more
  • 24 hours Nadia’s new mystery man not so mysterious TheMercury |Ent
    Has fashion entrepreneur and former WAG Nadia Bartel found a new man? ... more
  • 24 hours Sam Frost strips down: ‘I was out of my comfort zone’ TheMercury |Ent
    It was for a good cause but stripping naked for TV brought a raft of insecurities bubbling to the surface for Sam Frost. ... more
  • 24 hours Ultimate price for women to keep up their appearances TheMercury |Ent
    It’s Hollywood lore that director James Cameron made even the female extras in his blockbuster Titanic wear petticoats and corsets under their dresses because he wanted the movie to look authentic and for every actor to feel the part. The late Carrie Fisher related the story of how George Lucas forbid her to wear a bra under her Princess Leia costume in Star Wars, “because there is no underwear in space”. It would seem strange that a writer might have to consider her character’s underwear when developing a scene, but that’s exactly what I had to do for Rebecca Wood ... more
  • 24 hours Brumbies are 2020 champs! TheMercury |Sport
    Super Rugby: The Brumbies defeated the Queensland Reds 28-23 to claim the 2020 Super Rugby Championship. ... more
  • 24 hours Lions down streaky Blues TheMercury |Sport
    AFL: The Lions have finished the regular season on a high, disposing of Carlton in a wet night at the Gabba. ... more
  • 24 hours Brisbane Lions press conference TheMercury |Sport
    AFL: Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan addresses the media following his side's tough victory over the Blues at the Gabba. ... more
  • 24 hours Richmond smash the Crows TheMercury |Sport
    AFL: Richmond handed the Adelaide Crows the wooden spoon with a 77-33 victory. ... more
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