August 23, 2019

BMX rider in coma following world record jump

BMX rider Dane Searls set a world record jumping gaps of up to 18 metres last friday but it was the celebrations 48 hours later that left him in a coma fighting for his life. Searls, 23, was partying at Billy's Beach House in Australia's Surfers Paradise when he tried to dive into a pool from a … [Read more...]

Top secret Obama visit plan found in Canberra street

A secret manual describing Barack Obama's Australian visit schedule down to the minute, as well as the breakdown of his security convoy and the mobile numbers of dozens of senior US and Australian officials, has been found by the Sydney Morning Herald lying on a Canberra street yesterday morning. … [Read more...]

Multiple deaths in Sydney nursing home blaze

Firefighters have been confronted by a horrific scene after a blaze engulfed a nursing home with thick smoke in north-west Sydney this morning, leaving several elderly residents dead and others seriously injured. Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins described the scene as "chaotic" and … [Read more...]

Aussie teen Bali drug trial fast-tracked

The Australian teenager caught with marijuana in Bali will face trial next week as Indonesian authorities fast-track his case and vow to make his court appearance as stress-free as possible but shutting out the media and public. A judge, Amser Simanjuntak, was appointed to handle the case after … [Read more...]

Murdering Milat nephew declared “someones going to die”

Just days before he murdered a teenager with an axe, the 17 year-old nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat started revealing some of his muderous plan to friends. At one stage he even asked his intended victim, David Auchterlonie, 17, if he knew where he could get his hands on a shotgun. And … [Read more...]

Aussie pilot survives PNG plane crash that kills 28

An Australian pilot has survived a plane crash in Papua New Guinea, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs says. The Airlines PNG Dash 8 was flying from Lae to Madang on the country's north coast when it crashed in dense forest, near the mouth of the Gogol River, about 20km south of the … [Read more...]

Missing swimmer victim of suspected shark attack

Police fear a 64-year-old man who failed to return from his regular morning swim at Perth's popular Cottesloe Beach may have been taken by a great white shark. A search resumed yesterday for Bryn Martin, who was swimming out to a buoy off the beach early on Monday when he disappeared. An air, … [Read more...]

Pokie comments handed to Warren by Channel Nine Management

Channel Nine league commentator, Ray Warren has admitted that comments about poker machine reform that he made during Sundays NRL Grand Final were given to him by Channel Nine Management. The comments that were attacking proposed poker machine reforms by the Gillard government, sounded 'off the … [Read more...]

IVF pioneer Carl Wood dies

The father of invitro fertilisation, Professor Carl Wood, has died in Melbourne at the age of 82. Professor Wood and his team from Melbourne’s Monash University pioneered IVF as an option for infertile couples in the 1970s. The gynaecologist and his team helped develop the world’s first IVF … [Read more...]

Warning of Chlamydia epidemic in Australia

The chlamydia infection rate among young Australians is in danger of reaching epidemic proportions according to sexual health expert, Associate Professor David Wilson. New cases of the easily-transmissible infection, which can leave women infertile years later, rose by 17 per cent last year to … [Read more...]

Carl Williams murder video shown in court

The video footage of Carl Williams being killed in Barwon Jail in April last year has been shown in court at the trial of his killer Matthew Johnson. The three minutes of silent footage shows in graphic detail how the 39-year-old convicted drug dealer and murderer died. On Tuesday, the jury in … [Read more...]

Sydney woman stabbed by man who jumped into her car

A Sydney woman has been stabbed in the back as she tried to run away from a man who jumoed into the passenger seat of her car and ordered her to drive at knife point. The 25-year-old woman had just got into her car after shopping on Liverpool Road, Ashfield, about 8pm yesterday, when a man opened … [Read more...]

Ryan Tandy owed money to six people

Former Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league player Ryan Tandy was in debt to at least six different people around the time of the NRL match at the centre of last year's NRL match-fixing scandal. Player agent Sam Ayoub, professional punters Damien Flower and Michael Cook, former footballer Hassan Saleh, … [Read more...]

Channel 9 sacks staff over fake ‘live’ interviews

Three Australian journalists have been sacked and a Channel nine news director has resigned in the fall-out from the network's faked live helicopter crosses to the Daniel Morcombe search scene. Reporters Melissa Mallet and Cameron Price were fired by management yesterday as well as Nine News … [Read more...]

Brisbane house fire – 11 feared dead

Eleven people remain unaccounted after a fire engulfed a house in Kingston, South Brisbane. Twenty-seven firefighters across five crews were attending the scene. Emergency services were called to the house on Wagensveldt St, Kingston, around midnight to find it well alight. The fire was … [Read more...]