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  • Australian Opals handed tough FIBA World Cup draw

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 33

    Australia's women's basketball team have been drawn against Turkey, Argentina and African champions Nigeria in Group B for September's FIBA World Cup in Tenerife. The Opals, currently ranked fourth in the world, qualified for the tournament last July after beating North Korea to reach the semi-finals of the Asia Cup. Olympic champions USA are pitted

  • Alaska Airlines pilot flew when three times over alcohol limit

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 36

    Santa Ana: A former Alaska Airlines pilot will plead guilty in California to a charge of flying a passenger plane while drunk. Federal prosecutors say David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach will be sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego International Airport to Portland, Oregon, and then a second

  • Five more men to face charges in international drug syndicate investigation

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 45

    Five more men will face court on Wednesday, following ongoing federal police investigations into international drug syndicates. It takes the total number of people charged in the operation to 17, and the Australian Federal Police said further charges and arrests in the ongoing Operation Veyda investigation have not been ruled out. The five men are due to appear

  • Traffic changes on westbound lanes of Cotter Road

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 26

    Transport Canberra director Ben McHugh said two westbound lanes of traffic would be available between McCulloch Street and east of the Tuggeranong Parkway until works over the Parkway bridge were completed. It includes the reconstructed bridge over Yarralumla Creek. "When complete in April 2018 (weather permitting), this upgrade will significantly increase

  • Adam Gilchrist finds lost dog through Twitter pledge

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 28

    Star WA cricketer Adam Gilchrist knows a thing or two about good partnerships, and the one he's struck up with social media service Twitter is paying dividends for the former Australian cricketer. The 46-year-old, who retired in 2008 as one of the game's greats after 96 Tests, turned to his 700,000-odd Twitter followers on Tuesday after discovering the family

  • Primary school principal wants parents to let their kids off the leash

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 38 1

    Primary school principal Tim Berryman knew he'd succeeded when two of his students walked to the bakery by themselves. The siblings, aged six and eight, left home early one morning and returned with a loaf of bread. This show of independence came a day after the Fitzroy Community School principal delivered a speech urging parents to be brave and give their

  • Two men armed with tools robbed a Jerrabomberra shop, NSW police say

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 31

    Two men armed with tools robbed a Jerrabomberra shop on Tuesday night, police say. NSW police said no one was hurt when the men demanded, and received a small amount of cash, from staff at the store on Limestone Drive about 10pm. Police are looking for two men. One was described as of Indian/sub-continental appearance. He was wearing a light hooded jumper

  • Melbourne's best sunset happens tonight

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 45 1

    On Wednesday evening, at 8.27, astronomers are urging Melburnians to take to the streets. The city will enjoy its most-spectacular sunset of the year, as the sun sets perfectly between the skyscrapers that line our city grid. It’s called Melbhenge, and our inch-perfect alignment mean we’re one of the only cities in the world that experience the phenomenon

  • Murderer loses appeal against conviction over Kiwi chef's death

    7 February 2018 1:54 AM 34

    A murderer who yelled "Die, c---! Die c--- sucker!" as he choked his apparently random victim to death in an unprovoked attack in Cairns has had his appeal against his conviction rejected. Lawyers for Jake Desmond Livingstone pointed out the trial jury was told, through a damning recording of a phone conversation Livingstone had with a friend, that the then-

  • Australian singer Kirin J Callinan charged over red carpet flash

    5 February 2018 12:42 PM 41

    Australian singer and songwriter Kirin J Callinan is set to face court after being charged over an incident on the ARIA red carpet last year. Attending the ARIA Music Awards in November 2017, the former Mercy Arms front man wore a kilt, cowboy hat and boots on the red carpet outside The Star in Sydney. As he walked the carpet, he turned to face photographers