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  • UFC 221: Brisbane fighters Brown and Nguyen fail to fire in Perth

    11 February 2018 9:56 AM 47

    It has been a fruitless morning for Brisbane fighters at UFC 221 in Perth, with both flyweight Ben Nguyen and featherweight Damien Brown losing their fights. It was a particularly bad morning for Nguyen, who was choked unconscious in the third round by Brazillian jiu jitsu ace Jussier Formiga. In a back-and-forth affair, Formiga likely won the first

  • Enter the dragon; and a splash of colour to mark Lunar New Year

    11 February 2018 9:56 AM 42

    Happy New Year! The beating of drums and snap of fire crackers accompanied Bendigo's Sun Loong dragon to Melbourne on Sunday to herald the Lunar New Year. The colourful 100-metre-long creature, carried by 120 volunteers, wended his way from inside the Royal Exhibition Building and around Carlton Gardens to Melbourne Museum.It was the 48-year-old dragon’s

  • NBA: Ben Simmons and Thon Maker step up for Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks

    11 February 2018 9:56 AM 45

    Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons scored 14 points in his latest NBA double double while Thon Maker had 13 points for the Milwaukee Bucks as both Australians were on winning sides on Saturday. Simmons' Sixers overpowered the Los Angeles Clippers 112-98 to claim their third-straight victory while Maker's Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 111-104. Simmons

  • Power companies forced to pay $5 million in compensation to Victorians hit by blackouts

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 41

    Power companies are being forced to pay compensation to Victorians affected by last month's blackouts, with payments up to $180 depending on how long a household went without electricity. As part of the $5 million package, announced on Sunday, around 50,000 households who lost power on January 28 will receive a one-off payments. About 40,000 more customers

  • Seven-foot brown snake latches onto man's leg in central Queensland

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 43

    A cattle farmer in central Queensland has been bitten by a seven-foot brown snake while riding a motorbike, causing the man to fall from the bike and fight to pull the reptile off after it latched onto his leg. He managed to escape from the "enormous (and) highly-venomous" snake and raise the alarm, before being airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital on Saturday

  • Lotto luck strikes WA with three freshly minted millionaires

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 45

    Three Western Australians have woken up on Sunday morning unaware they are the state's newest millionaires. Three lucky locals took home $1.5 million each in Saturday night's Lotto draw, and have yet to come forward and claim their wins. The division one prize pool was split between 14 national winners in total, and the winning numbers were 7, 27, 23, 2,16 and 44. The winning

  • Ash Barty hands Australia the lead in Fed Cup tie against Ukraine

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 42

    Australian star Ash Barty beat rising Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk 6-2 6-3 in 66 minutes to give the hosts a crucial 2-1 lead in a World Group II Fed Cup tie at the Canberra Tennis Centre on Sunday. The result put Australia in the box seat to clinch the tie, with the victor to play off against one of the World Group's four first round losers for a place in the final

  • Police ask for public's help to find stolen car involved crime-spree

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 43

    Police want the public's help to find a stolen car involved in a crime spree across Canberra's south. ACT Policing said the silver Ford Falcon sedan - ACT registration YGJ43X - was believed to have been stolen from Philip on Thursday. Police said the car was seen at Woolworths Caltex petrol station in Lanyon about 9.30am Friday. An hour, later the car was involved

  • Jason Day well in the PGA mix at Pebble Beach

    11 February 2018 1:40 AM 43

    Feeling at home on Pebble Beach’s difficult greens, Jason Day is well placed to end a 25-year drought for Australians at the US PGA Tour’s celebrity pro am event. Making a whopping 140 feet of putts during a windy day three, Day booked another final-round chance to earn his first victory on California’s famed Monterey Peninsula. Day posted a three-under-par

  • Man, 86, severely burnt by rubbish fire

    10 February 2018 2:43 PM 63

    An elderly man has been severely burnt after falling while attempting to control a rubbish fire that had been whipped up by sudden winds near Rockhampton. The 86-year-old man and his wife were burning rubbish when the wind picked up and the fire got out of control, the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue service said in a statement on Saturday. The man's