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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 29

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 29

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 30

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Court awards Edward Cameron $1.75m from estate of father he never met John Hemmes

Edward Cameron, the 27-year-old son of the late Sydney business identity John Hemmes stemming from a secret six-year affair, has been awarded $1.75 million from the estate of the father he never met. The Hemmes family runs Merivale, which owns high-profile entertainment venues such as The Establishment, Ivy and Coogee Pavilion. Mr Cameron never met his father 12

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Champion Australian javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister dies

Australia's champion javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister has died suddenly overnight in the Netherlands. Bannister, who won gold in the javelin at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and was the national record holder, had been training and living in Holland with his girlfriend. Jarrod Bannister had won gold for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and held the national 10

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Hoon driver found guilty over fiery EJ Whitten Bridge crash deaths

A hoon driver has been found guilty of causing the deaths of two teenagers in a fiery, high-speed crash off the EJ Whitten Bridge. It took two trials for a jury to reach a verdict in the case against Adem Arpaci. After a hung jury in the first trial in October last year, the jury in the new trial found on Friday that the 23-year-old was guilty of culpable 8

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Labrador man charged over Coolangatta death

A man has been charged with killing a man whose body was discovered in a Gold Coast home last week. The 40-year-old man's body was found by police after they were called to the Coolangatta home last Thursday. Following investigations, a 45-year-old Labrador man was arrested by police on Thursday morning and charged with one count of homicide. He was due to face Southport 17

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Perth FIFO dad murdered by his ‘white supremacist’ girlfriend and her lover in life insurance plot

A white supremacist "death squad" bludgeoned a Perth father to death in a twisted plot forged by his girlfriend and her lover to claim his life insurance, a court was told. Alan Taylor, a fly-in, fly-out worker, was murdered on the morning of April 22, 2016 as he lay on his bed in his Girrawheen home. His partner of nine years and mother of his child 13

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Murderer loses appeal against conviction over Kiwi chef's death

A murderer who yelled "Die, c---! Die c--- sucker!" as he choked his apparently random victim to death in an unprovoked attack in Cairns has had his appeal against his conviction rejected. Lawyers for Jake Desmond Livingstone pointed out the trial jury was told, through a damning recording of a phone conversation Livingstone had with a friend, that the then- 11

5 February 2018 5:14 AM Politics Live: Parliament returns with citizenship, tax cuts at the fore

"We were, all of us, shocked and saddened, astonished, really, by Michael's Gordon death, on the weekend. He was gentle, he was wise. He was always calm in a business not known for calm," says Mr Turnbull. "A great man, a good man, great writer and mentor. In the maelstrom of a newsroom, as political stories broke and events moved and shifted, Mickey 73