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17 November 2017 8:54 PM Mercedes driver dies in fiery crash in city's east

A Mercedes driver died in a fiery crash in Melbourne's east early on Saturday morning. Police are investigating whether the two cars involved in the fatal collision had been speeding in the lead-up to the death. Investigators have been told a Mazda sedan and Mercedes sedan were driving on Waverley Road towards Springvale Road in Glen Waverley at 1.50am when the Mazda 4

16 November 2017 11:06 AM George Takei congratulates Australia on gay marriage vote, denies sex harassment claims

Star Trek icon George Takei has used his Australian tour to congratulate the country on the outcome of the same-sex marriage survey and once again deny sexually harassing a former model in the early 1980s. The 80-year-old actor, speaking at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday evening, labelled the allegations a "fantastical claim". "I was completely 10

15 November 2017 6:54 AM A boy has died and his brother remains critical after house fire

A young boy has died and his brother remains in a critical condition after a fire tore through their family home on a rural Queensland property. The four-year-old, along with his younger brother, 3, and father, 34, were asleep when a fire broke out in their home near Dalby about 8pm on Tuesday. They made it out of the home, suffering serious burns and were treated 11

12 November 2017 9:22 AM Firefighters battle Kings Park bushfire

Emergency services have warned Kings Perth locals to stay away from the area as firefighters battle an out-of-control blaze near the popular tourist spot on Sunday afternoon. The fire started on the corner of Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive, although it is unknown what sparked the blaze. A number of roads have been closed as emergency services attempt 13

11 November 2017 8:55 AM Firefighters battle blaze at waste station in Hampton Park

Firefighters have battled a blaze at a waste transfer station in Melbourne's south east. Seventeen fire trucks and other vehicles were sent to the fire in Hallam Road, Hampton Park, which started about 4.30pm on Saturday. The fire was about 30 metres x 40 metres in size and contained household waste. The CFA has issued an advice message for Bangholme 16

2 November 2017 9:51 PM Melbourne Cup 2017: Charlie Appleby confirms Qewy won't run, Wall Of Fire guaranteed start

"Hopefully we can consider another race for him in Melbourne this trip, provided he is back on top form." It means connections of Wall Of Fire will be relieved, guaranteeing their spot in the race after travelling all the way from the United Kingdom for the spring carnival. Mick Kent's Abbey Marie rises to No.24 in the order of entry, but faces the prospect 10

2 November 2017 10:37 AM Prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan government

They also asked that a ninth former minister be freed and ordered to pay a bond. Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers, however, refused to show up in Madrid as summoned and remain in Belgium. Puigdemont and 19 others involved in Catalonia's rollercoaster secession push over recent weeks have been summoned to be questioned 36

2 November 2017 6:37 AM 'Patterns of radicalisation': Uzbekistan's history with terrorism and the US

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old "radicalised" Uzbek man, was behind the wheel of the truck which killed eight people in Manhattan on October 31. But the revelation about his country of origin led social media users to question why US President Donald Trump hadn't included Uzbekistan on his travel ban list. The attack is the fourth major fatal incident 34

2 November 2017 4:07 AM Walmart shooting in Thornton Colorado

THREE people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in the US. The suspect remains at large. According to authorities, two men and a woman were killed in the incident that happened in Thornton around 6.30pm local time, 11.30am AEDT. Reports of multiple gunshots were made before police arrived on the scene at 9900 Grant St, where the Walmart 32

2 November 2017 2:07 AM Melbourne Cup 2017: Almandin favourite for Australia’s great race

Almandin gave Williams his fifth win in the great race with a thrilling victory last year. The eight-year-old will be aiming to become the first horse since the mighty Makybe Diva (2003-04-05) to win successive Cups. Almandin is the $7 favourite with TAB to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. The stayer will be ridden by flamboyant Italian 26