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  • South Korea says sanctions stay, despite Olympic detente with North

    10 January 2018 8:00 AM 12 1

    Beijing: South Korean President Moon Jae-in says there will be no easing of sanctions against North Korea, despite preparations now under way for North Korea's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. South Korea on Wednesday sent its nuclear envoy to Washington to brief the United States on the high-level dialogue held with North Korea a day earlier

  • Truck drivers 'lucky to be alive' after horror crash

    10 January 2018 6:04 AM 13

    Two truck drivers are "lucky to be alive" following a fiery crash in the Pilbara on Monday night. North West Coastal Highway was closed in both directions for nearly a full day after a truck carrying LNG gas collided with another truck at around 8.30pm. While both drivers walked away with minor injuries, Pilbara Police posted a photo of the wreckage

  • Gas explosion fears after trucks crash on North West Coast Highway

    9 January 2018 12:37 AM 38

    North West Coast Highway in the Pilbara has been closed in both directions near Nanutarra amid explosion fears after a truck carrying LNG gas crashed with another truck on Monday night. Superintendent Garry Kosovich said a 2.6 kilometre exclusion zone was set up to protect the public after one of the trailers fom the tanker truck detached and caught

  • Carer charged with murdering toddler in central west NSW

    9 January 2018 12:37 AM 18

    A woman has been charged with murder over the 2015 death of a toddler who was in her care. The 20-month-old boy died at hospital on March 23 that year, and police began investigating. Emergency services had been called to a home in Neilrex, south of Coonabarabran, following reports the boy was coughing and not breathing at 5.15am on the day he died. The 40-year-old

  • Bushfire closes freeway off-ramp, smoke alert issued

    8 January 2018 8:26 AM 17

    Motorists travelling south on the Kwinana Freeway are being advised to drive with extreme caution, with smoke from a bushfire limiting visibility. Main Roads WA have closed the South Street off-ramp south-bound, but smoke is affecting both lanes. It is believed to be contained, but advice has been issued to residents in Bull Creek urging them to keep up to date with the situation

  • 'Absolutely disgusted': op shop thefts anger residents

    8 January 2018 8:26 AM 16

    Angry discussions were sparked on a community Facebook group after a picture of clothes scattered on the floor in front of the Good Sammy Mandurah drop-off bins was posted by an outraged resident. Karla Ann Armstrong had posted the pictures on Mandurah Q and A on Sunday morning with the caption, "I am absolutely disgusted !!!!!! How can people be this lazy." Good Samaritan

  • Man hands himself in after attacking two families on Gold Coast, police allege

    8 January 2018 8:26 AM 15

    A man has handed himself in and been charged after allegedly attacking two families on the Gold Coast in separate incidents during a three-week period. Police will allege he assaulted a female driver, who was travelling with children in her car, last week, after also abusing a family at a boat ramp in December. It will be alleged the man tried to grab the arm of a female

  • Chris Waller to be inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame

    8 January 2018 8:26 AM 16

    Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller will be inducted into the New Zealand's Racing Hall of Fame next month in recognition of his remarkable rise to the top of the sport. Waller, who left New Zealand with little more than a dream in 2000, has created one of the leading stables in Australia, won the past seven consecutive Sydney training premierships

  • Brad Pitt bid $168,000 to watch Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke

    7 January 2018 11:45 PM 19

    Pitt offered to pay $US120,000 ($A168,000) to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke - but he was outbid. Pitt bid six figures to watch a Game of Thrones episode with Clarke on Sunday night during a silent auction at Sean Penn's annual gala for Haiti, held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California. During the charity gala, the auctioneer

  • Golden Globes 2018: actresses bring activist dates to highlight #timesup message

    7 January 2018 11:45 PM 15

    This year's Golden Globes red carpet promises to be like none other in history, not only because of the fashion protest Hollywood is staging against sexual harassment of all forms but also the personalities who will be on it. Eight actresses, and possibly more, have confirmed they are bringing activists instead of their partners or family members as their