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  • Prominent Melbourne nightclub owner Darren Thornburgh found dead at country home

    13 November 2017 10:40 PM 17

    Prominent Melbourne nightclub owner Darren "Razzle" Thornburgh has been found dead in his country home after both his nightclub and his former wife's home were hit by drive-by shootings last year. The Age has confirmed MrThornburgh was found dead at his property in the small town of Barmah on the Victorian-NSW border on Monday afternoon. A body has been found

  • Premier commits $154 million to slash hospital waiting lists

    13 November 2017 3:26 AM 14

    Labor hopes its latest cash splash will slash hospital waiting lists, with the Premier announcing $154 million to bring down waiting times for specialist appointments. Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement at Townsville Hospital on Monday morning where she met with children and families in the pediatric ward. Ms Palaszczuk said the Labor government

  • WA head-on crash murder accused 'on meth'

    13 November 2017 3:26 AM 14

    A man accused of deliberately killing a mother-of-two in a head-on crash on a West Australian highway had taken methamphetamine, a court has heard, and will face trial next year. Shaun Southern was charged with murder and acts or omissions causing bodily harm after the fiery collision on the Bussell Highway at Capel in February, which killed Jenni Pratt

  • Rodney Lawrence pleads guilty to role in 1982 murder of Betty Dixon

    13 November 2017 3:26 AM 14

    Rodney Lawrence has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the brutal stabbing death of Elizabeth "Betty" Dixon, whose body was found at Ashtonfield in 1982. Lawrence, now 66, who was due to face the first day of a murder trial in Newcastle Supreme Court on Monday, was re-arraigned and pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder

  • Indonesia's wax Adolf Hitler removed after protests

    12 November 2017 9:21 PM 13

    Jakarta: An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Adolf Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests. Warli, the De Mata Trick Eye Museum's marketing officer, says the statue was removed the night following an Associated Press story highlighting

  • FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying: Swiss scrape into World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

    12 November 2017 9:21 PM 11

    Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday. The Swiss qualified 1-0 on aggregate, the tie ultimately being decided by the hugely controversial penalty converted by Ricardo

  • Truck breakdown causes 15km traffic jam on M1 Motorway

    12 November 2017 9:21 PM 13

    A truck breakdown on the M1 Pacific Highway at Berowra has caused a 15-kilometre traffic jam, with south-bound traffic initially queued past the Mooney Mooney Bridge. The truck was cleared at about 6.30am on Monday, but commuters were warned to expect delays throughout the morning peak. The truck broke down near the Berowra exit just after 4.30am on Monday

  • Sebastian Vettel wins in Brazilian Grand Prix for Ferrari

    12 November 2017 6:18 PM 14

    Sao Paulo: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has won the Brazilian Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton fought from the back of the field to finish fourth for champions Mercedes. Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world championship in Mexico two weeks ago, started from the pit lane after crashing in qualifying but led the race after 31 of 71 laps when others pitted

  • Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live delivered as one under Labor

    12 November 2017 3:04 AM 18

    Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live will progress as a joint project at Roma Street, with Labor announcing on Sunday the entertainment project would be planned and delivered under the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority in partnership with AEG Ogden’s Harvey Lister. The proposed Brisbane Live includes a 17,000-seat arena, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Deputy

  • Mystery WA lotto winner scoops half-a-million in Saturday draw

    12 November 2017 3:04 AM 12

    A mystery WA Lotto player is over half-a-million richer after scooping part of the division one prize overnight. The winner, who purchased their ticket from Hutton Street Lottery Centre and Newsagency in Osborne Park, has scooped a share in the nearly $4 million prize. The lucky winner takes home $658,047.71, and was one of six division one tickets across