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  • Rottnest beach closed for second time in two days due to shark sighting

    3 January 2018 3:39 AM 23

    A popular family beach on Rottnest Island has been closed for the second day in a row due to a shark sighting. The Basin was closed just after 10am on Wednesday morning following a sighting by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter. It is not known what species of shark was sighted by the chopper, but lifesavers chose to close the popular family beach until

  • Big Bash League 2018: Sydney Sixers spinner Steve O'Keefe to miss rest of tournament

    3 January 2018 3:39 AM 20

    Steve O'Keefe's bid to return to the Australian cricket fold has been dashed by an ankle injury which will rule him out for the rest of the Big Bash League season. Scans confirmed this week that O'Keefe had avoided a broken leg when he was injured while fielding in the Sixers' narrow loss to Perth on Monday. However, a high-grade syndesmosis injury meant

  • Two dead, baby injured after horror crash north-west of Brisbane

    2 January 2018 8:16 PM 26

    A boy and a man have died and a baby injured in a crash on the Bunya Highway in the South Burnett region, north-west of Brisbane, on Tuesday evening. Emergency services were called to the scene near the intersection with Barambah Road just before 5pm. Police said a truck and dual-cab ute were involved in the collision. A 27-year-old man and a seven-year-old

  • Emotional Andy Murray in extreme doubt for Australian Open, considers hip surgery

    2 January 2018 10:40 AM 26 1

    An emotional Andy Murray looks to be in extreme doubt for the Australian Open and has admitted surgery looms as a last resort, one that could potentially save his career, as he tries to find a fix for his injured hip. It was a forlorn Murray that took to Instagram to post a lengthy explainer abouthis last-minute withdrawal from the Brisbane International

  • Makeup artist Alexis Stone can transform into Cher, Nicki Minaj

    2 January 2018 10:40 AM 23

    UK makeup artist Alexis Stone is gaining an impressive social media following for his peculiar talent of transforming himself into celebrities. The Manchester man has found 400,000 followers on Instagram, all hungry for timelapse videos and final product shots of Stone done up as the Queen, or Cher. Stone, who has weathered allegations of photoshop

  • Chinese paper warns Australia on 'interference' in South China Sea

    1 January 2018 7:17 AM 33

    Bangkok: A Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper has published an article warning that Australia's "interference" in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea may prompt China to "adopt strong countermeasures which will seriously impact Australian economic development". Zhang Ye, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute in Beijing, wrote

  • 'Famous' beetroot goes on tour of New Zealand after selling for $110

    1 January 2018 7:17 AM 23

    What started as a tongue-in-cheek last-minute Christmas gift has become an international sensation. Graeme Woller and wife Juliet initially agreed not to buy each other presents because they had bought an expensive tent recently. However, Juliet saw a book which she knew Graeme would like and bought it as a Christmas present for him. She told him on Friday

  • Forget a Maccas run, here's how to cure your hangover

    1 January 2018 5:52 AM 20

    Many Australians may swear by the traditional 'Maccas run' after a big New Year's Eve, but those who are worse for wear might want to look abroad for inspiration on how to deal with that New Year's hangover. A traditional full English breakfast is a long-time greasy favourite to help soak up all that residual booze. The fry-up usually includes bacon

  • 'Not a good start to 2018': WA Police bust drunken drivers

    1 January 2018 4:24 AM 26

    Despite warning drivers they would be out in full force on New Year's Eve, WA Police still caught out dozens of motorists breaking the law on Sunday evening - including an on-duty taxi driver who blew over more than twice the limit. In a series of sobering tweets made by the police working throughout the evening, officers posted some of the more bizarre

  • Police hunt for man after lewd act in front of girl at Richmond family day

    1 January 2018 4:24 AM 21

    Police are hunting a man who exposed himself to a mother and her 14-year-old daughter during Richmond's family day in October. Carrying a Tigers scarf, the man was seated beside the pair when he started masturbating on Punt Road about 10.50am. Police have released a facial composite of the man hoping the public can help them to find him. He is described