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14 February 2018 7:12 AM PyeongChang is putting the 'winter' back into Winter Olympics

After two balmy Winter Olympics - where athletes stripped clothes off to cool down and snow had to be trucked in - PyeongChang is bringing the winter back. It's been so biting cold that athletes' skis are warping and makeup is freezing to the faces of BBC anchors (to be fair, it's probably freezing to the faces of other people, as well). Officials have even gone as far as to postpone 11

11 February 2018 9:56 AM UFC 221: Brisbane fighters Brown and Nguyen fail to fire in Perth

It has been a fruitless morning for Brisbane fighters at UFC 221 in Perth, with both flyweight Ben Nguyen and featherweight Damien Brown losing their fights. It was a particularly bad morning for Nguyen, who was choked unconscious in the third round by Brazillian jiu jitsu ace Jussier Formiga. In a back-and-forth affair, Formiga likely won the first 10

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Seven-foot brown snake latches onto man's leg in central Queensland

A cattle farmer in central Queensland has been bitten by a seven-foot brown snake while riding a motorbike, causing the man to fall from the bike and fight to pull the reptile off after it latched onto his leg. He managed to escape from the "enormous (and) highly-venomous" snake and raise the alarm, before being airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital on Saturday 9

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Israeli jet shot down in Syria after Iranian drone intercepted

Jerusalem: Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there. Footage from northern Israel showed what appeared to be white aircraft debris scattered on the ground. It was one of the most serious incidents involving Israel 14

10 February 2018 12:52 AM Body believed to be missing north Queensland man found on isolated cattle property

A body, believed to be that of a missing north Queensland man, has been found on an isolated cattle property near Mount Isa after a land and air search on Friday. Dallas Pyke, 37, was reported missing after he left Cairns on December 30 but never arrived in Mount Isa as planned. He was last heard from by a truck driver, who made contact with Mr Pyke via radio 10

9 February 2018 3:51 AM 'Clutching at straws': Family's desperate plea over missing Esperance man

Esperance police and family of missing Castletown man Colin Johnson have called on the public for any information that may assist in their search, with no sign of him since February 5. Still images of CCTV footage have emerged of the 47-year-old at the BP Service Station on the corner of Goldfields Road and Reynolds Street in Castletown, where he was last seen at 9am on Monday 9

8 February 2018 10:24 PM Missing Queensland man's car found on isolated cattle property

A Toyota Landcruiser belonging to missing Queensland man Dallas Pyke has been found on an isolated cattle property north east of Mount Isa. The vehicle was spotted on Wednesday evening by a local helicopter pilot and reported to police. The 37-year-old went missing after failing to arrive in Mount Isa after leaving Cairns on December 30. He last made contact 15

8 February 2018 12:25 AM Hot air balloon makes heavy landing in Dixons Creek

Other media are putting out photos of people being treated at the scene where a balloon made a heavy landing in Dixons Creek. The people are beside the basket and it is unclear whether they were knocked from the balloon. We have made a decision not to post these images or link to these videos at this stage, as we do not know the condition of those in the balloon 63

7 February 2018 1:04 PM Thousands of houses in Victoria without power

Almost 7000 Victorian homes have been left without power as the network buckled again under scorching heat. Thousands of homes have been left without electricity and air-conditioning in Melbourne's northern suburbs, with 3200 power outages recorded in Coburg alone by energy provider Jemena at 10pm on Wednesday. The provider also recorded outages in Strathmore 10

3 February 2018 4:09 AM Goldfields air search: Young boy among five people missing

A child is among five people missing near the Goldfields region, with an air search under way on Saturday morning to locate them. Police believe the group - two men, two women and an eight-year-old boy - were travelling in a green Hyundai Excel sedan from Kalgoorlie to the Tjuntjuntjara Community. Their vehicle may have become bogged due to recent heavy 31