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  • Ibrahims return to court over alleged tobacco and drug smuggling conspiracy

    1 November 2017 5:52 AM 13

    Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim's brother Fadi and son Daniel have appeared in court over their alleged roles in an international tobacco and drug- smuggling conspiracy. Their matters were briefly heard by Magistrate Les Mabbutt in Central Local Court on Wednesday and adjourned to February 7. Also in court was John Ibrahim's model girlfriend

  • Man stabbed to death in Alexander Heights

    1 November 2017 1:22 AM 53

    Homicide detectives are investigating an incident in Alexander Heights overnight where a man was stabbed to death. Police were called to a home on Linto Way in Alexander Heights around 1.30am Wednesday morning and found a 22-year-old man suffering stab wounds. Canine units were patrolling the area overnight and forensic officers arrived at the home this morning

  • Perth man killed in horror head-on crash 'with two trucks'

    1 November 2017 1:22 AM 28

    Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man was killed in a horror head-on crash with two trucks near Jarrahdale on Tuesday afternoon. The man was travelling in a red Honda Accord at about 4.30pm on Albany Highway when his vehicle collided with two trucks driving in the opposite direction. While both truck drivers were uninjured in the crash, the driver

  • Burger joint grilled over underpaid staff

    1 November 2017 1:22 AM 12

    A Brisbane burger chain is being taken to court by the workplace watchdog over allegations it underpaid overseas workers by more than $155,000. Miel Container, which has outlets in the Brisbane CBD and Sunnybank, allegedly underpaid 11 South Korean nationals who were in Australia on working holiday and student visas between 2013 and 2016. The Fair Work Ombudsman

  • Cyclist dead after collision with car outside Indooroopilly school

    31 October 2017 10:46 PM 48

    A cyclist has been killed in a collision with a car outside a school in Brisbane’s west. A police spokesman said Kate Street, Indooroopilly, would likely be closed while the Forensic Crash Unit investigated. The accident was outside the Ambrose Treacy College, with police confirming the cyclist was an adult. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman

  • Half of Aussie adults want to shed weight

    31 October 2017 9:33 PM 11

    One in seven Aussie adults aren't doing any exercise and almost half are trying to lose weight, a survey by the Heart Foundation and Cancer Council Victoria has found. The annual survey of more than 2,000 adults aged between 25 and 49 found 43 per cent are trying to lose weight, with one in three overweight or obese people describing themselves as being

  • Melbourne Express, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    31 October 2017 7:59 PM 18

    "At least two people were fatally shot in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon by a gunman firing from his truck, police sources said. The gunman, who is in police custody, shot at least six people at West Street and Chambers Street, which is near Stuyvesant High School, at 3:15 p.m. "What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running

  • Thieves use Hilux to ram raid jewellery store in Midland

    31 October 2017 1:08 AM 22

    Police are investigating a ram raid on a jewellery store at Midland Gate Shopping Centre overnight. Several items of jewellery were stolen from the store after unknown assailants rammed a Toyota Hilux through the entrance of the shopping centre about 9.15pm on Monday night. Once inside the shopping centre, the car was driven through the food court, before

  • Australia's medical device regulator acts after women's outrage

    30 October 2017 2:17 AM 15

    Action: Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group members outraged by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration's years of mesh device approvals. AUSTRALIA’S peak drug and medical device regulator will require stronger evidence from pelvic mesh manufacturers after legal action by women and a Senate inquiry that has exposed the lack of evidence before

  • Influenza: NSW Health Minister says current vaccine 'not up to the job' after deadly flu season

    30 October 2017 2:12 AM 16

    The influenza vaccine used by health authorities this year "wasn't up to it", according to the New South Wales Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. The virus has killed 546 people nationally this year. The median age of death is 85. Mr Hazzard said it was up to state and territory governments and the Federal Government to ensure the best vaccine was made available