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  • Homes and lives under threat as fire rages in Gidgegannup

    29 January 2018 11:57 PM 34

    A bushfire Emergency warning has been downgraded to a watch and act alert for people on or near Toodyay Road, O'Brien Road and Burgess Road in Gidgegannup in the City of Swan. Sixty firefighters have managed to save homes in the western part of the suburb but the bushfire remains out of control and unpredictable, and a threat to lives and homes remains

  • South west on emergency footing as out-of-control bushfire threatens homes

    29 January 2018 8:25 AM 30

    Emergency services has warned residents in Augusta to evacuate after an unpredictable and out-of-control bushfire was sparked on Monday afternoon. The blaze started near Bussell Highway and Westbay Retreat Caravan Park, and is now burning on both sides of the highway. The danger zone is for areas bounded by Bussell Highway, Caves Road, Green Hill Road, Jane Road and Palmdale

  • Australia's Hillsong Worship wins Grammy

    29 January 2018 3:33 AM 56

    The group, formed out of Sydney's Hillsong megachurch, has had huge success across the world for their Christian inspired music and concerts. As stars arrived adorned with white roses supporting gender equality, Lorde found herself at the centre of a sexism row after she was denied the chance to perform solo at the ceremony. The former breakfast host made her highly

  • Explosions, gunshots heard in Kabul

    29 January 2018 3:33 AM 56

    Kabul: A series of explosions has hit an area near the Marshal Fahim military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Explosions and gunfire are ongoing at the military academy, local media outlet ToloNews reports. "Shots have been heard, there is no information on the attack yet," Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police said. Kabul resident Mohammad

  • Grammys 2018 live: Winners, performances and awards highlights

    29 January 2018 3:33 AM 186

    "I'm proud to stand in solidarity, as not just an artist, but a young woman with my fellow sisters, in this room, who make up the music industry. Artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers and women from all sectors of the business. We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and human beings. "We come in peace but we mean business

  • Man charged after 80-year-old pedestrian killed in Cecil Hills

    28 January 2018 7:56 PM 39

    A man has been charged in relation to the death of a pedestrian in Sydney's south west. Police say a Toyota Corolla was travelling west on Sandringham Drive, Cecil Hills around 5.40pm on Sunday when it left the road and hit an 80-year-old man who was on the footpath. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and died on the way to Liverpool Hospital

  • Nine treated for suspected drug overdoses at Festival Hall

    26 January 2018 11:37 PM 29

    A 20-year-old man, who is in a critical condition in intensive care, is among nine partygoers taken to hospital after being treated for suspected drug overdoses in West Melbourne on Friday night. Emergency services were called to a dance party at Festival Hall at 11pm where paramedics treated eight people at the venue, with a ninth person collapsing

  • The late World War Two veteran Henryk "Frank'' Kustra remembered in Canberra

    26 January 2018 10:33 AM 26

    The tribute was as modest and unobtrusive as Henryk​ "Frank" Kustra​ had been at countless Australia Day ceremonies in Commonwealth Park. The Polish migrant was a familiar presence at events such as Remembrance Day, Anzac Day and the Australia Day ceremonies, standing quietly and ramrod straight, proudly holding an Australian flag, always in an unofficial

  • No Canberra home complete without this hilarious calendar by Michael Ashley from Leafy Sea Dragon Artwork

    26 January 2018 10:33 AM 36

    We may have missed January, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the slightly subversive 2018 Canberra calendar by local artist Michael Ashley. Ashley specialises in capturing the unofficial soul of Canberra, the things we all know and love about the place, writ large. So there's "The girl that kicked the European wasp nest", drawing on a little

  • $18 million cannabis farm with almost 4000 plants uncovered west of Brisbane: police

    26 January 2018 8:09 AM 28

    Almost 4000 cannabis plants worth more than $18 million have been found and seized during a raid at a south-east Queensland property, according to police. Detectives searched a property on Gatton-Esk Road at Buaraba, about 100 kilometres west of Brisbane, on Thursday morning and allegedly uncovered a sophisticated cannabis farm. It will be alleged a commercial-sized