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  • Ben Simmons continues to impress early in NBA rookie season

    21 October 2017 1:45 AM 1

    Ben Simmons missed out on a double-double first half after racking up ten rebounds, nine points and a pair of assists before the halfway mark against the Boston Celtics. The 76ers rookie completed the accolade by the time the final siren came around - with 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 11 points - but it wasn't enough to earn the 76ers their first win of season

  • Woman cut from car wreck after crashing into power pole

    21 October 2017 12:03 AM 3

    A woman has been cut from the wreckage of her car after crashing into a power pole in Ipswich on Friday night. The driver's legs were pinned after the front of the car was damaged upon impact about 8.30pm on Redbank Plains Road in Bellbird Park. She was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after fire crews freed

  • Meningococcal outbreak prompts WA vaccine

    20 October 2017 8:02 AM 11

    An outbreak of a potentially deadly strain of meningococcal disease in central Australia has prompted the WA Health Department to offer free vaccinations to remote communities. The outbreak has mostly affected Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and South Australia, but the vaccination program will help prevent the further spread of disease-causing

  • Fines for parking in disabled zones in Canberra hit $600

    20 October 2017 2:46 AM 14 1

    Canberrans caught parking in a disabled zone without a permit face a $600 fine under recent increases to a range of traffic infringement penalties. A raft of the ACT's road transport infringements have been increased, with the penalty for parking in a disabled park without a permit rising from $241 to $600 last month. Fines for most parking and speeding

  • 'I saw this cool cubby': Schoolboy finds missing elderly man in bushes

    20 October 2017 2:46 AM 13

    A six-year-old Perth boy has been hailed a hero after he discovered missing elderly man Francisco Rebelo in a "cool cubby" on his way to school on Thursday morning. Mr Rebelo had been missing for 42 hours and spent two nights disorientated in bushland. Police and SES crews had spent two days searching for the 88-year-old after he was last seen leaving

  • ANZ extends Apple Pay to 1.6 million Access cardholders

    20 October 2017 1:15 AM 12

    ANZ Access cardholders are able to use Apple Pay with in-store eftpos mobile payments, making the bank the first Australian financial institution to offer Apple Pay. Paul Jennings, the acting chief executive of eftpos, says Apple Pay with eftpos provides ANZ eftpos Access cardholders with the ability to make eftpos purchases on their iPhone or Apple

  • Hands on Sonos One smart speaker

    19 October 2017 11:10 PM 10 1

    While Amazon is yet to play its hand locally, it's not hard to get the chatty Alexa assistant running in Australia on Sonos' first smart speaker – with Google Assistant to come. Talkative smart speakers from the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple are handy companions on the kitchen bench, but they're found wanting when it comes to sound quality. Rather

  • Billy Joel expecting third child at age 68

    19 October 2017 9:01 PM 10

    The Piano Man singer, 68, is expecting another child with his fourth wife Alexis Joel (aka Alexis Roderick), his representative Claire Mercuri confirmed to USA Today. Joel also has a daughter, Alexa Ray, 31, with ex-wife Christie Brinkley. The Belfast Telegraph first reported the news, describing Roderick as "heavily pregnant". He has had four other

  • Julie Bishop on the warpath after shock elevation of Jacinda Ardern as NZ leader

    19 October 2017 10:22 AM 15

    The elevation of Jacinda Ardern to the New Zealand prime ministership electrified pundits on social media, who predicted awkward times ahead for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Ms Ardern returned fire, calling Ms Bishop's "false claims" were "highly regrettable". "I greatly value New Zealand's relationship with the Australian government. I will not let false

  • Funding boost for Seymour Cup

    19 October 2017 7:00 AM 14

    Racegoers are set to flock to the region for the 2017 Seymour Cup, which will be held this Sunday and coincides with Seymour’s Tastes of the Goulburn food and wine festival. To make the day even better, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Victorian Government is providing more than $21,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF)