August 23, 2019

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...]

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield dead at 37

Andy Whitfield, the 37-year-old star of the hit TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died. His manager, Sam Maydew says Whitfield died on Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia. Whitfield's wife Vashti in a statement called her husband a "beautiful young warrior" who died on … [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...]

Man arrested for Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax

The FBI have arrested a man in Louisville, Kentucky over the Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax. The 50-year-old Australian man identified as Paul "Doug" Peters was was arrested without incident. Mr Peters, who flew between Australia and the United States for work and has family in both … [Read more...]

Aussie teen freed after 10 hour bomb necklace drama

Australian police have freed a young woman in Sydney after a 10 hour effort to deal with a suspected bomb around her neck that was strapped to her body. Madeleine Pulver, 18, called police from her home in Mosman - a wealthy Sydney suburb - at 14:30. She says she had been studying for her exams … [Read more...]

Helicopter crash in Sydney – 2 dead

Two people have died in a helicopter crash on Sydney's north shore this morning police say. A resident said "A helicopter was more or less circling for a while, I thought they were looking for someone for a while and then I heard a bit of a crash ... as though it had hit the top of a … [Read more...]

Wallabie prop Benn Robinson ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Australian prop Benn Robinson has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup today after he suffered a knee injury in training yesterday. Scans today revealed the 26 year-old Wallaby had torn his anterior cruciate ligament. Robinson will undergo surgery in the coming days, which rules him out … [Read more...]

Theme park staff sacked for taking advantage of faulty ATM

17 staff at Luna Park, theme park in Sydney have been sacked after taking advantage of an ATM machine onsite that was dispensing $50 notes in the place of $20 notes. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that news of the fault spread quickly among employees, and some staff returned to the ATM … [Read more...]

Chaos in Sydney as wild weather causes havoc

Sydney is facing another day of extreme weather after a storm left 33,000 homes without power and two trains disabled by downed trees. At Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains, paramedics were called to treat three people when a train reportedly carrying 20 passengers had its front carriage crushed … [Read more...]

Australian soldier shot dead in Southern Afghanistan

General David Hurley, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force has announced that an "experienced and decorated" Australian soldier has been killed and another seriously injured in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Sergeant Todd Langley, 35, from the 2nd Commando … [Read more...]

Aussie flights cancelled as Chile volcano ash cloud strikes again

Air travel in Australia has been disrupted as a second cloud of volcanic ash from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain drifts into Australian airspace. In Sydney, all domestic Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from the city from 3pm today have been suspended. All Virgin flights from 4pm … [Read more...]

Accountant steals $45 million from employer for luxury binge

A Sydney accountant working for financial group ING looks set to plead guilty next week to stealing $45 million which she spent on luxury beachside apartments, jewellery and even Michael Jackson memorabilia. Rajina Rita Subramaniam, 41, worked as a senior accountant with the financial group ING … [Read more...]

Stowaway rats ground Qantas flight

Qantas has been forced to ground one of its Boeing 767 aircraft after flight attendants found five rats onboard during a routine safety and security inspection. The aircraft was preparing to leave Sydney for Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon when the rodents were discovered in the planes emergency … [Read more...]

Sales assistant awarded $10,000 after being sacked via text message

Australian retail store Modestie Boutique has beenforced to pay AUS$10,000 to a sales assistant who was sacked via tex message on Boxing Day last year for swapping shifts without permission and being late. Modestie director, Sophia Sarkis sent a text to staff member Sedina Sokolovic saying "That … [Read more...]