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28 June 2018 1:01 AM Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

They're hardly the first former winner to embarrass themselves while attempting to defend the crown, though - in the five World Cups of the 21st century, they are now the fourth titleholder to fail to reach the last 16. Brazil, having won in 2002, are the only reigning champions of this century to progress past the group stages. They made the quarter-finals 9

1 March 2018 9:12 AM AFL: GWS Giants can't take a trick as Manuka Oval lights fail early

The Greater Western Sydney Giants can't take a trick with lights at the moment. They nearly had an AFL pre-season game against the Collingwood Magpies cut short at Manuka Oval as three of the six light towers failed to turn on in the first quarter. It came six days after a practice match against the Sydney Swans was cut short early in the fourth quarter 35

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 48

20 December 2017 6:18 AM 'I'm not doing anything special': 80yo Freo legend goes viral for beach clean-ups

George Psanoudakis spends every morning, without fail, walking up and down South Beach in Fremantle. The 80-year-old takes off at 5.30am with his bathers, a towel, and a rubbish bag. For three years now, George has spent every morning in both summer and winter walking between the groynes and cleaning up any rubbish left behind. And for almost three years 67

12 December 2017 5:20 AM Dashcam footage captures moment Perth cyclist is thrown from bike

Shocking dashcam footage has captured the moment a cyclist was thrown from his bike after being hit by a car south of Perth on Monday morning. The footage, taken on Safety Bay Road near Rockingham about 7.45am, shows a cyclist travelling in the bike lane on the side of the road before a white Toyota attempts to pull into the intersection, seemingly 76

22 November 2017 3:01 AM Man rams stolen car into Belconnen apartment block during police chase

A man drove a stolen car into an apartment building during a police chase on Tuesday afternoon in Canberra, police say. Police said officers conducted a traffic stop on a stolen car in Belconnen about 3.10pm. The 33-year-old man allegedly tried to escape police, crashing into the brick wall of an apartment block. He then drove away from police again 48

2 November 2017 2:32 AM The people who just won’t leave

RUSSELL Crowe is not a happy man. He’s blown up over what he’s calling Australia’s “shame” and a national “disgrace”. The actor tweeted: “Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It’s f***ing disgraceful.” When a Twitter user challenged him, he replied, “Maybe you could put them up somewhere if you’re so ashamed 382

31 October 2017 8:16 PM Queensland election: The minor parties that could end up deciding who runs the state

Minor parties are once again set to be in a powerful position if, as polls suggest, Labor and the LNP fail to win a majority in the Queensland election. Both major party leaders have strenuously denied suggestions of deals or partnerships; but in the cold light of day after the election would they refuse the support of One Nation or other cross benchers 66

30 October 2017 7:15 PM Paul Manafort: Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, associates indicted in FBI Russia probe

The indictment filed in a federal court in Washington accused Mr Manafort and his associate Rick Gates of funnelling tens of millions of dollars in payments through foreign companies and bank accounts. Mr Manafort and Mr Gates surrendered to federal authorities later on Monday (US time), and appeared in court overnight to face the charges brought by Mr Mueller's 98

30 October 2017 12:15 AM Susan Neill-Fraser: The killing of Bob Chappell and the 'Justice For Sue' campaign to free convicted murderer

The notices, sitting along major roads, offer a $40,000 reward for anyone with "true facts" that would exonerate Mr Chappell's de facto partner of 18 years, Susan Neill-Fraser, who is serving a 23-year jail sentence for his murder. Mr Chappell, a radiation physicist at the Royal Hobart Hospital, was last seen on the eve of Australia Day 2009 aboard the yacht 56