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  • Perth man charged over death of Springvale woman Ranny Yun

    2 November 2017 6:31 AM 37

    A MAN living in Perth has been charged with murder after a woman was sexually assaulted and killed in her Springvale home three decades ago. The body of Ranny Yun - a member of the brutal Pol Pot regime - was found by her family. Victoria Police cold case investigators on Wednesday arrested a man in Perth over the killing of 27-year-old Ranny Yun, found

  • Blacktown Westpoint stabbing: Man, 18, stabbed in chest

    2 November 2017 5:25 AM 38

    A MAN has been arrested following a stabbing outside a busy Sydney shopping centre this afternoon. Police were called to the Westpoint shopping centre on Blacktown’s Main St about 2.20pm after an 17-year-old was allegedly stabbed in the upper torso. The wounded teenager was taken to Westmead Hospital and remains in a critical condition. Officers from Blacktown

  • WA man charged over cold case murder of Khmer Rouge member Ranny Yun in Melbourne

    2 November 2017 4:52 AM 10

    A West Australian man has been charged with the 30-year-old murder of a Melbourne woman who was linked to Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime. The body of 27-year-old Ranny Yun was discovered in her home in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale on October 15, 1987. The murder remained unsolved until a cold case review led to detectives identifying the 49-year-old

  • Judge cuts the line before ruling killer Sean Price must spend 41 years in jail

    2 November 2017 2:41 AM 8

    Murderer and rapist Sean Price had his video link switched off when a judge refused to tolerate a series of offensive hand gestures, before increasing his non-parole period by three years. Price called out after being prevented from saying something to the County Court on Thursday, and over the following minutes repeatedly waved his arms wildly and made lewd hand gestures

  • Nationals and Liberal critics have harsh welcome home for Prime Minister

    2 November 2017 1:25 AM 22

    AS IF Malcolm Turnbull needed another problem to solve. When the PM touches down tonight, he’ll have to face a growing discontent from within. The shock of the citizenship resignations from Parliament is opening Malcolm Turnbull to deliberate provocation from his Nationals partners and attacks from internal Liberal critics. One staunch ally of former

  • Alleged ANU attacker pleads not guilty to attempted murder due to mental impairment

    2 November 2017 12:34 AM 9

    A man accused of seriously injuring his teacher and several classmates with a baseball bat at the Australian National University has pleaded not guilty due to mental impairment. It is alleged Alex Ophel, 18, left several people injured in late August, when he brought a baseball bat to class, hidden inside a black duffel bag. Documents before the court

  • Man arrested over cold case murder of greyhound racing bookmaker Charles Skarratt

    2 November 2017 12:17 AM 10

    A 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of a Sydney bookmaker on Sydney's lower North Shore almost 30 years ago. The body of Charles Skarratt, 72, a well-known greyhound racing bookmaker, was discovered in the garage of his Woolwich home. Detective Chief Inspector Chris Olen said Mr Skarratt was ambushed as he got out of his car in the early

  • Rapist and murderer Sean Price sentenced to additional three years in jail

    2 November 2017 12:16 AM 8

    Sean Price, the man who murdered Melbourne teen Masa Vukotic and raped a woman two days later, has been sentenced to an additional three years in prison for breaching a supervision order. Price was on the court-imposed supervision order in 2015 when he stabbed Ms Vukotic in Doncaster, and then raped a woman at a Christian bookshop in Sunshine two days later

  • Malcolm Turnbull 'disappointed' Senate President Stephen Parry didn't reveal citizenship concerns sooner

    1 November 2017 9:25 PM 7

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken a swipe at the outgoing Senate President Stephen Parry, arguing he is disappointed he did not reveal his dual citizenship concerns earlier. Senator Parry will hand the Governor-General his resignation today, after becoming the first Liberal to be embroiled in the citizenship saga that has gripped Canberra for almost

  • Tourists to be banned from climbing Uluru

    1 November 2017 1:30 PM 18

    The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management has voted to close the rock to climbers from October 26, 2019. The date chosen for the closure is 34 years to the day since Uluru was handed back to its traditional owners, the Anangu people. Board chairman and Anangu man Sammy Wilson told the meeting traditional owners feel they have been intimidated