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Missing pregnant teen's boyfriend denies knowing about her sex work

Wednesday  11:16,   26 february 2020

Gregory Hill, who first met Tiffany when she was 12 and he was 38, has given evidence at the trial of her accused killer.The 16-year-old disappeared on July 12, 2015 after allegedly meeting Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, for a paid sexual liaison... >>>

Worker is crushed by a sheet of glass weighing 300kg after it fell on top of him in a horrific accident

Wednesday  09:40,   26 february 2020

The horrific accident happened at Roberts Rd in Greenacre just after 2.30pm on Wednesday. Paramedics and a specialist medical team were called to the site after reports the heavy glass sheet fell on top of a 67-year-old man.He suffered serious... >>>

Josh Frydenberg sounds alarm on Holocaust deniers and 'the rise of the far right' in Australia and internationally

Wednesday  09:31,   26 february 2020

Federal Parliament's most prominent Jewish MP warns that far-right extremism is rising across the world, including in some parts of Australia. In a speech delivered at the opening of a new Australian War Memorial exhibition dedicated to the... >>>

Man trapped under train in Sydney's south

Wednesday  09:25,   26 february 2020

A man has suffered serious injuries after being struck by a train in Sydney's south this afternoon.The man suffered a fractured leg, pelvic injuries and a head injury after being hit by a passenger train in Caringbah just after... >>>

Bushfires prompt call for long-term health study of firefighters to avoid repeat of 9/11 fallout

Wednesday  09:16,   26 february 2020

Greg Chrystal never thought of wearing a face mask until his doctor told him his respiratory infection was likely caused by weeks of fighting bushfires. A volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service for almost 30 years, Mr Chrystal was involved in the >>>

Eighth Australian is diagnosed with coronavirus on board doomed Diamond Princess cruise ship

Wednesday  08:45,   26 february 2020

On Wednesday, a third person from Victoria tested positive for the virus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people worldwide. Three people from Queensland who were aboard the embattled cruise ship have also contracted the virus, as has one from South... >>>

Police can use 'reasonable force' to photo murder suspect's tattoos

Wednesday  08:40,   26 february 2020

Police will be able to use "reasonable force" to photograph the tattoos of a heavily-inked man who is facing a murder charge over the killing of a former associate of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel. Laiseni Kakato, 27, from Dandenong was arrested in... >>>

Cystic fibrosis is the reason for denial of teen's re-entry visa by Australian Government, family says

Wednesday  08:30,   26 february 2020

A 19-year-old with cystic fibrosis who has called WA home since he was 11 has been denied re-entry due to "not meeting the health requirement" for a visa.Sean Colgan is from Ireland but has lived in Bunbury since he was 11 years old on his father's... >>>

$1 million reward offered for information about three Aboriginal children murdered in Bowraville

Wednesday  08:05,   26 february 2020

A $1 million reward has been offered by police for information about the murders of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville, on the NSW Mid North Coast. Four-year-old Evelyn Greenup and 16-year-olds Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Colleen Walker went... >>>

The baboons that escaped at Sydney hospital were from a medical research facility — this is what happens there

Wednesday  07:45,   26 february 2020

They weren't pets, and they weren't from the zoo — the three baboons that were seen roaming around Sydney's inner west yesterday escaped from a research facility where medical experiments are conducted on animals.... >>>

Former NRL player Jarrod Mullen to serve 300 hours of community service over cocaine supply

Wednesday  06:50,   26 february 2020

The former Newcastle Knights player was filmed by police purchasing cocaine in November 2018.Mullen, who played 211 games with the Newcastle Knights, was filmed by police buying more than $10,000 worth of cocaine in a Newcastle park in November... >>>

Families of Bourke Street attack victims tell coroner Victoria Police failed them

Wednesday  06:35,   26 february 2020

Melinda Tan, whose husband Matthew Si was killed in the 2017 Bourke Street car attack, tells the coroner Victoria Police "focused on their careers and safety rather than protecting the public" when they attempted to stop James Gargasoulas.And the... >>>

Eighth virus case from cruise ship group

Wednesday  06:11,   26 february 2020

A Victorian man who was on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has contracted coronavirus after his partner also caught the disease.The Victorian man has a partner who had previously been diagnosed with the disease and they had returned to their... >>>

Milton Orkopoulos has parole revoked after alleged breach

Wednesday  05:45,   26 february 2020

The disgraced former politician was already in custody after being refused bail last week.Orkopoulos, 62, was released on parole in December after he was jailed for at least nine years for grooming and assaulting three boys between 1995 and... >>>

RSPCA Queensland accidentally euthanases boy's 11-week-old kitten, Marshmellow

Wednesday  05:40,   26 february 2020

A woman's decision to take her son's 11-week-old kitten to the RSPCA Queensland Wacol hospital facility for treatment after it becomes ill ends in heartbreak, with Marshmellow euthanased without consent.Brisbane mother Belinda Stevens told... >>>