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    Perth youngster gets surprise visit from Chelsea greats


    Hudson McCarthy, 4, managed to get his Chelsea heroes over for dinner last night, after making the pitch to the visiting sports stars over the...

    Hudson McCarthy, 4, managed to get his Chelsea heroes over for dinner last night, after making the pitch to the visiting sports stars over the internet.

    Murder scene trampled on, Eastman trial hears


    The junior officer tried to stop his seniors trampling on the crime scene where police chief Colin Winchester was allegedly...

    The junior officer tried to stop his seniors trampling on the crime scene where police chief Colin Winchester was allegedly murdered.

    'No evidence' of Sunshine Coast murder victim's male lover


    A Queensland detective has cast doubt over an accused murderer's claim she fought with her partner after confronting him about being...

    A Queensland detective has cast doubt over an accused murderer's claim she fought with her partner after confronting him about being bisexual.

    Angeth's story: We are the future, we're the ones to fix this crisis


    Proud African-Australian woman Angeth Malual never contemplated that death and destruction would follow her community to the land of the young and...

    Proud African-Australian woman Angeth Malual never contemplated that death and destruction would follow her community to the land of the young and free.

    'It's hugely rewarding': the Aussie in Africa healing broken kids


    Warning: Contains distressing images How an occupational therapist ditched suburban comforts to work with outcast Tanzanian disabled...

    Warning: Contains distressing images How an occupational therapist ditched suburban comforts to work with outcast Tanzanian disabled kids.

    One horse dead, another euthanised in Waroona animal cruelty case


    A 38-year-old woman has been found guilty and was sentenced in Mandurah Magistrates Court for three counts of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare...

    A 38-year-old woman has been found guilty and was sentenced in Mandurah Magistrates Court for three counts of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act.

    Suspended vet locked up to prevent evidence tampering


    A suspended Canberra vet had to be locked up after she attempted to hide illegal medication during a police...

    A suspended Canberra vet had to be locked up after she attempted to hide illegal medication during a police raid.

    WA Education Department head moves to Public Sector Commission


    Education Department head Sharyn O'Neill will leave the department to become the Public Sector Commission at the end of the...

    Education Department head Sharyn O'Neill will leave the department to become the Public Sector Commission at the end of the month.

    Cold case detectives told LandCruiser belonged to land council chief


    A Toyota Troop Carrier that may be connected to the disappearance of Julie Buck and Richard Milgin has been traced to the chair of the Kimberley Land...

    A Toyota Troop Carrier that may be connected to the disappearance of Julie Buck and Richard Milgin has been traced to the chair of the Kimberley Land Council.

    'Learn from asbestos', states and territories urged over silicosis risk


    Stonemasons who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening lung disease are coming forward to call for regulation around dangerous workplace...

    Stonemasons who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening lung disease are coming forward to call for regulation around dangerous workplace practices.

    Court lifts suppression on name of Chinese billionaire entangled in rape trial


    A famous Chinese billionaire who became entangled in a rape trial after a guest to his Sydney penthouse dinner party was accused of sexually assaulting a model can now be...

    A famous Chinese billionaire who became entangled in a rape trial after a guest to his Sydney penthouse dinner party was accused of sexually assaulting a model can now be named.

    Target and superquiz, Monday, July 23


    Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and...

    Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

    Female taxi driver's nose broken, car stolen in north-west Queensland


    A female taxi driver in Mount Isa had her nose broken when she was punched in the face by a male passenger as he stole her money and...

    A female taxi driver in Mount Isa had her nose broken when she was punched in the face by a male passenger as he stole her money and cab.

    SCG Trust wants a Metro West rail stop for Moore Park stadium revamp


    The powerful Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust is calling for a new heavy rail station to be built at Moore Park, to complement its $730m new...

    The powerful Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust is calling for a new heavy rail station to be built at Moore Park, to complement its $730m new stadium.

    Episode four: A Fair Old Thrashing


    The power behind the Kimberley Land Council and their connection to the...

    The power behind the Kimberley Land Council and their connection to the case.

    Expert tells court Ristevski phones went off on day Karen went missing


    Phones belonging to Borce Ristevski and his wife Karen were detected on the day she went missing, but Optus engineer is unable to pinpoint exactly...

    Phones belonging to Borce Ristevski and his wife Karen were detected on the day she went missing, but Optus engineer is unable to pinpoint exactly where.

    Former Puffing Billy volunteer too ill to face court over abuse allegations


    Ex-volunteer charged with multiple underage sex offences dating back to the 1970s and 1980s is, his lawyer said, in a nursing home receiving 24-hour...

    Ex-volunteer charged with multiple underage sex offences dating back to the 1970s and 1980s is, his lawyer said, in a nursing home receiving 24-hour care.

    The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning


    We won't get to see the whole show in the ACT, but we should still get a good look at the longest-lasting total lunar eclipse of the...

    We won't get to see the whole show in the ACT, but we should still get a good look at the longest-lasting total lunar eclipse of the century.

    Police locate missing Perth man in Harvey


    Timothy James McManus was last seen Sunday afternoon, believed to be driving a while 2005 Hyundai...

    Timothy James McManus was last seen Sunday afternoon, believed to be driving a while 2005 Hyundai Accent.

    Teen pedestrian fighting for life after crash in Melbourne's west


    The boy was hit by a truck in Melton South and sustained life-threatening head injuries. He was airlifted to hospital in a critical...

    The boy was hit by a truck in Melton South and sustained life-threatening head injuries. He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

    Liberal MP who blew .19 pressured by Matthew Guy to quit politics


    Upper house MP Simon Ramsay has been put under pressure to resign from state politics after being caught driving almost four times over the legal alcohol...

    Upper house MP Simon Ramsay has been put under pressure to resign from state politics after being caught driving almost four times over the legal alcohol limit.

    'Somebody could get killed': Residents raise construction fears


    Residents on the lower north shore have expressed their concerns around pedestrian safety and parking and traffic disturbances caused by b-line...

    Residents on the lower north shore have expressed their concerns around pedestrian safety and parking and traffic disturbances caused by b-line constructions.

    Air China suspends Brisbane-Beijing route


    The Queensland government wants answers after the Chinese carrier decided to suspend its direct flights from Beijing to...

    The Queensland government wants answers after the Chinese carrier decided to suspend its direct flights from Beijing to Brisbane.

    Police investigate assault of South Sudanese leader with a pole


    Victoria Police has confirmed it is investigating claims that the assault of South Sudanese community leader Ring Mayar was a politically motivated...

    Victoria Police has confirmed it is investigating claims that the assault of South Sudanese community leader Ring Mayar was a politically motivated attack.

    One man charged over Helensvale shooting incident


    A 42-year-old man had been taken to hospital after being allegedly dumped on the road with a gunshot wound to the...

    A 42-year-old man had been taken to hospital after being allegedly dumped on the road with a gunshot wound to the leg

    Documentary festival overcomes adversity to keep bringing true stories


    Despite receiving no government funding this year Stronger Than Fiction is back with another selection of films for Canberrans to...

    Despite receiving no government funding this year Stronger Than Fiction is back with another selection of films for Canberrans to enjoy.

    Perth, South West cop overnight battering as wind gusts peak at 100km/hr


    The winds across the state managed to rip a buoy from its moorings off Beagle Rocks, brought down trees throughout Shenton Park and...

    The winds across the state managed to rip a buoy from its moorings off Beagle Rocks, brought down trees throughout Shenton Park and Duncraig.

    What's it called? Cable car! The Perth mob has spoken


    More than 2000 people responded to a WAtoday survey containing the question “Which one does Perth’s CBD need most...

    More than 2000 people responded to a WAtoday survey containing the question “Which one does Perth’s CBD need most urgently?”

    Brace yourself, wild winds are set to wallop Victoria


    Gusty winds of over 90km/h have already been recorded in Melbourne as the state braces for another day of wild conditions ahead of a chilly cold...

    Gusty winds of over 90km/h have already been recorded in Melbourne as the state braces for another day of wild conditions ahead of a chilly cold front.

    Home Hill backpackers honoured with British gallantry award


    Tom Jackson and Daniel Richards were recognised in the 2018 civilian gallantry list for their efforts to protect a fellow backpacker from a frenzied...

    Tom Jackson and Daniel Richards were recognised in the 2018 civilian gallantry list for their efforts to protect a fellow backpacker from a frenzied attack.