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    Two tiger sharks caught, shot dead after attacks off Australia's Whitsunday Islands

    Two tiger sharks caught, shot dead after attacks off Australia's Whitsunday Islands


    Two large tiger sharks have been caught in a drum line and shot dead in the area off Australia's north Queensland coast where two people were mauled earlier this...

    Two large tiger sharks have been caught in a drum line and shot dead in the area off Australia's north Queensland coast where two people were mauled earlier this week.
    Drug trafficker owns operation at centre of strawberry scandal

    Drug trafficker owns operation at centre of strawberry scandal


    A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the Australian strawberry contamination scandal is owned by a convicted drug trafficker named in a confidential report on organised...

    A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the Australian strawberry contamination scandal is owned by a convicted drug trafficker named in a confidential report on organised crime.
    Australian dad kills son after omelette row

    Australian dad kills son after omelette row


    Twenty minutes after an argument with his son about a burnt omelette, Peter John Smith assembled his shotgun, walked calmly inside and fired two fatal rounds into his son's...

    Twenty minutes after an argument with his son about a burnt omelette, Peter John Smith assembled his shotgun, walked calmly inside and fired two fatal rounds into his son's chest.
    'We have found her': Missing woman's remains found 45 years later

    'We have found her': Missing woman's remains found 45 years later


    The remains of South Australian woman Colleen Adams have been found 45 years after she went missing, as her husband faced court charged with her...

    The remains of South Australian woman Colleen Adams have been found 45 years after she went missing, as her husband faced court charged with her murder.
    'Why would you kill babies?': Grieving sisters want answers on Perth murders

    'Why would you kill babies?': Grieving sisters want answers on Perth murders


    The sisters of an Australian grandmother allegedly murdered along with her daughter and three granddaughters in Bedford, Perth last week say they were blindsided when their niece called them to tell them of her...

    The sisters of an Australian grandmother allegedly murdered along with her daughter and three granddaughters in Bedford, Perth last week say they were blindsided when their niece called them to tell them of her death.
    Claim HMS Endeavour is found, solving one of the great maritime mysteries

    Claim HMS Endeavour is found, solving one of the great maritime mysteries


    Marine archaeologists believe they have finally identified the resting place of HMS Endeavour, the ship James Cook commanded to New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery, an achievement that would solve one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all...

    Marine archaeologists believe they have finally identified the resting place of HMS Endeavour, the ship James Cook commanded to New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery, an achievement that would solve one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time.
    Australian strawberry growers needled by 'terrorism' as anger grows over sabotage

    Australian strawberry growers needled by 'terrorism' as anger grows over sabotage


    A health warning remains in place to throw out or cut up strawberries across most of Australia after sewing needles were found in the fruit in all six...

    A health warning remains in place to throw out or cut up strawberries across most of Australia after sewing needles were found in the fruit in all six states.
    Truckie 'upset' before fatal fall in Australia

    Truckie 'upset' before fatal fall in Australia


    A truck driver fined for having an unsecured load told a highway patrol officer he'd "ruined his day" before he yanked a ratchet strap and fell into the path of an oncoming semi-trailer, an Australian inquest into his death has...

    A truck driver fined for having an unsecured load told a highway patrol officer he'd "ruined his day" before he yanked a ratchet strap and fell into the path of an oncoming semi-trailer, an Australian inquest into his death has heard.
    Needles in strawberries found in all six Australian states

    Needles in strawberries found in all six Australian states


    Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in all six Australian states, leading New Zealand to pull the Aussie-grown fruit from its supermarket...

    Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in all six Australian states, leading New Zealand to pull the Aussie-grown fruit from its supermarket shelves.
    Metal found in Queensland bananas Australian police confirm

    Metal found in Queensland bananas Australian police confirm


    Police in Australia have confirmed they are investigating an incident where a metal object was found inside a banana, after needles were found in Queensland...

    Police in Australia have confirmed they are investigating an incident where a metal object was found inside a banana, after needles were found in Queensland strawberries.
    Melbourne Airport proposes A$15 billion rail link

    Melbourne Airport proposes A$15 billion rail link


    High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a multi-billion-dollar Australian superannuation...

    High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a multi-billion-dollar Australian superannuation fund.
    Jane Bowron: We should stand up for the right to sit down

    Jane Bowron: We should stand up for the right to sit down


    OPINION: When a 9-year-old Australian girl decided to sit, rather than stand, during the playing of her country's national anthem, Aussie politicians told her she was a "brat" and said she should be kicked out of...

    OPINION: When a 9-year-old Australian girl decided to sit, rather than stand, during the playing of her country's national anthem, Aussie politicians told her she was a "brat" and said she should be kicked out of school.
    The photo that undid Australian conman Hamish McLaren

    The photo that undid Australian conman Hamish McLaren


    Of all the lies Hamish Earle McLaren told - about being a barrister, a Harvard graduate and a funds manager - it was a simple confession about his love of long-distance running that gave him...

    Of all the lies Hamish Earle McLaren told - about being a barrister, a Harvard graduate and a funds manager - it was a simple confession about his love of long-distance running that gave him away.
    Needles found in more Australian strawberries, A$100k reward offered

    Needles found in more Australian strawberries, A$100k reward offered


    A A$100,000 (NZ$109,000) reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle...

    A A$100,000 (NZ$109,000) reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle insertion.
    Australian woman who suspected boyfriend had killed her cat stabbed him to death

    Australian woman who suspected boyfriend had killed her cat stabbed him to death


    An Australian woman who suspected her new boyfriend had killed her cat has been jailed for at least 12 years for fatally stabbing him in the back with a large carving...

    An Australian woman who suspected her new boyfriend had killed her cat has been jailed for at least 12 years for fatally stabbing him in the back with a large carving knife.