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16 April 2018 5:02 AM Injuries open door for West Coast rookies to debut at MCG

Venables is the latest Eagles forward to suffer a setback after after the exciting newcomer injured his ankle late in the third term of West Coast’s 80-point destruction of Gold Coast on Saturday. Eagles medical staff will examine results of scans on his right ankle on Monday, with the emerging youngster tipped to miss at least a fortnight, despite being 12

30 March 2018 11:57 PM Smith gets wildcard start with More Thunder

Coffs Harbour trainer Paul Smith thought he had missed out on his Country Championship dream with More Thunder when he failed to get into the qualifier field at Grafton. But he will get a second chance in Sunday’s wildcard event at Muswellbrook to force his way into the final and join stablemate Ferniehirst, which qualified by running second at Grafton 14

11 February 2018 5:03 AM South Korea hit by magnitude 4.8 earthquake

Pyeongchang: A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has hit South Korea, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicentre of the quake on Sunday morning was near the coastal city of Pohang, some 170km southeast of Pyeongchang where the Winter Olympics are currently taking place. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake was an aftershock from a magnitude 45

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Two men injured in helicopter crash at Bankstown Airport

Two men have escaped with minor injuries after a helicopter crash that damaged their aircraft significantly in south-west Sydney on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Bankstown Airport about 12.30pm to reports that a small helicopter had crashed. Police from Bankstown Local Area Command found the four-seater Robinson R22 helicopter with significant 49

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 36

10 February 2018 10:18 PM Search for young girl missing at Rockley, south of Bathurst

Police and emergency services are searching for a four-year-old girl who has been missing at a property in the NSW central west since last night. The young girl was reported missing from a property at Rockley, south of Bathurst, at 7.30pm on Saturday, police said. A large-scale search began this morning at first light, involving police officers, the police 24

10 February 2018 7:08 PM Bushfire threatens homes near Orange

Firefighters are urging residents of Mount Canobolas, near Orange, to evacuate, as a bushfire burns out of control. Late on Saturday the NSW Rural Fire Service issued an emergency warning in the Central Tablelands region, with spotfires threatening to cause damage before the main fire arrives. The fire covers about 109 hectares on the western side of the mountain 17

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Delays after serious multi-vehicle crash

Several people have been injured after a semi-trailer crashed into multiple cars in Brisbane’s north. Emergency services received a call at 12.52pm with reports a truck had driven onto the wrong side of the road, hit several cars and then slammed into a bollard at the intersection of Nudgee Road and Airport Drive in Hendra. Queensland Police has not ruled 12

9 February 2018 3:52 AM Fire breaks out on Thailand tourist hotspot Phi Phi Island

A huge fire broke out on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, a popular tourist destination on Tuesday night. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze "spreading like wildfire". A huge fire, possibly started by a gas canister explosion, has been ‘spreading like wildfire’ through the tourist island of Phi Phi in Thailand 35

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 31