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Twin sister to replace injured acrobat as she recovers

Friday  15:25,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

The sisters have performed the dangerous act hundreds of times all over the world. This is the first time either of them have had a serious accident. No safety devices are used for the traditional stunt and they say that won’t change. “They ask you... >>>

Pyne successor James Stevens billed taxpayers for Uber Eats, Government documents show

Friday  13:40,   19 july 2019
abc.net.au

Federal MP James Stevens — who replaced Christopher Pyne as the Member for Sturt — has paid back back more than $300 of taxpayer funds he spent on Uber Eats orders in late 2017 during his time as a senior Liberal staffer, the SA Government... >>>

Family's fury over nursing home's treatment of mum

Friday  13:30,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

The family of a dementia patient who was evacuated along with more than 70 other high-care elderly residents during the Earle Haven crisis are calling for the people responsible to be held accountable. Michael Irvine, whose mother Veronica was a... >>>

Murdered teen’s parents win fight to stay at home with ‘memorial tree’

Friday  13:26,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

An elderly couple that faced the unwelcome prospect of having to move out of the home where their murdered daughter's memorial tree stands, have had a big win. Brian and Carmel Russell's 17-year-old daughter Natalie was murdered by serial killer... >>>

Son of Australian chief inspector and his girlfriend are 'shot dead' in Canada and dumped on the side of a major highway - as police launch murder investigation

Friday  13:15,   19 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were found on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, the country's westernmost province, on Monday. The couple are understood to have been shot and Canadian police have launched an investigation... >>>

Accused club killer's dad had taken cocaine before crash, court told

Friday  12:57,   19 july 2019
theage.com.au

An underworld figure had cocaine in his system when he crashed his four-wheel-drive into another vehicle at 209km/h, a court has heard. Nabil Maghnie, 43, was speeding his Range Rover in Woodstock, north of Melbourne, early on May 25 when he crashed >>>

Federal Government hits out at China's decision to detain Australian citizen Yang Hengjun

Friday  12:43,   19 july 2019
abc.net.au

Sydney-based writer and political commentator Yang Hengjun is now in a criminal detention centre after being moved from a surveillance centre just ahead of the deadline for authorities to either charge or release him. Authorities said he was being... >>>

Surf rage attacker found guilty of assault at Lennox Head

Friday  12:15,   19 july 2019
abc.net.au

A man who held a champion female surfer under the water until she went limp has been found guilty of... >>>

Ticket scammer Hannah Valentine avoids jail over counterfeit sales on Facebook, Gumtree

Friday  12:15,   19 july 2019
abc.net.au

A concert ticket scammer who netted about $10,000 selling counterfeit concert tickets on Facebook and Gumtree avoids jail after being sentenced to an intensive supervision order in court... >>>

Canberra man pleads not guilty to choking 11-month-old baby until it fell unconscious

Friday  11:41,   19 july 2019
abc.net.au

A 32-year-old man faces the ACT Magistrates Court, charged with choking a baby who was later resuscitated by paramedics at a Canberra home in... >>>

Lovers sentenced over 15.9 kilos of ice

Friday  11:41,   19 july 2019
msn

A Sydney woman and her Mexican lover have been sentenced over their roles in importing 15.9 kilos of ice with an estimated value of $13.6... >>>

Bondi bus crash victim was awaiting sentencing over fraud ring

Friday  10:55,   19 july 2019
smh.com.au

Amy Holden, 29, died at St Vincent's Hospital on Friday morning. She was awaiting trial over her alleged role in a fraud... >>>

Teen wakes to intruders in her bedroom

Friday  10:45,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

At least two people are believed to have jumped a fence at a home in Largs North and used a pair of scissors to break into the back screen door just after 2am. Six people, including four children, were home at the time. The intruders rummaged... >>>

Rogue tyre damages cars on Tullamarine Freeway

Friday  10:35,   19 july 2019
9news.com.au

A rogue tyre has bounced across a Melbourne Freeway damaging a number of cars. The incident, caught on a series of dashcams, shows the wayward tyre flying over the centre divider and into traffic travelling in the northbound lanes of the Tullamarine >>>

'This is why you keep spiders around:' Homeowner films a massive huntsman spider named Alfred pouncing on a cockroach in his bathroom

Friday  10:25,   19 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

An Australian man captured and threw a cockroach towards a huntsman spider, named Alfred, and the eight-legged creature pounces on the roach and kills... >>>