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11 September 2017 8:15 AM Hero dad drowns saving stranger’s kids in rip at Wollongong beach

THE emotional mother of children saved in dangerous surf by a heroic stranger who lost his life says she doesn’t know how to thank him. Shaun Oliver, a father of three, drowned when he jumped into treacherous waters to help a man try to save his kids who were struggling in the rough conditions. “He’s a father and a husband too. He lost his life. I don’t 70

11 September 2017 2:23 AM Good Samaritan drowns attempting to save child at Wollongong beach

A heroic Victorian man has drowned while trying to rescue a child caught in a rip at a beach in Wollongong, south of Sydney, police said. Police were called after reports four children were struggling in the surf at Wollongong City beach about 4:30pm on Sunday. Acting Inspector Cheryl Dunlop said the children's father got the two youngest to shore while 15

10 September 2017 12:09 AM SA London terror victim Kirsty Boden honoured with scholarship for nursing students in her name

LONDON Bridge terror hero Kirsty Boden will be remembered through a scholarship for regional South Australian nursing students. Ms Boden, 28, was dubbed the Angel of London Bridge after she was murdered by terrorists as she tried to help others injured in the June attack. The scholarship, announced in London by Flinders University and the South Australian 34

9 September 2017 2:49 PM Tears, smiles and reunions: Inside the West Coast and Port Adelaide rooms after elimination final extra time epic

PERHAPS no West Coast club theme song had ever been sung with so much relief and exhaustion at the same time. The Eagles could barely catch their breath as they, somehow, belted out another rendition of ‘We’re Flying High’, minutes after cementing a semi-final against GWS next weekend in the most insane and thrilling circumstances. The pool of Gatorade 26

9 September 2017 10:37 AM Swansong is a cruel tune for Bombers

Scaled against the Bulldogs' Cinderella story last year, this year's finals seemed replete with them. Richmond and Essendon were two, in their vastly different ways, one about fulfilment, one redemption. But in a blinding flash as the sun set at the SCG, Essendon's became a case of unhappily ever after, at least until next season. Essendon never came close 7

31 August 2017 1:05 AM Man shot dead in NSW a 'hero': daughter

The family of a man shot dead during a confrontation with NSW Police in the state's central west has described him as their "hero". Ian Fackender, 47, died at his home in the Bathurst suburb of Kelso on Wednesday night after police were called in relation to his "recent behaviour". Police say their actions were justified, with the officers feeling threatened 14

31 August 2017 12:48 AM Tributes pour in after Kochie reveals emotional battle

There has been an outpouring of love on social media for Sunrise host David 'Kochie' Koch after the presenter shared his most personal battle yet on air. The Sunrise host spoke about his father Dean, who passed away in 2009, and how he shaped him to be a dad, calling him his "hero" and "role model". Watch the touching tribute in the video above. In a touching 42

30 August 2017 7:16 PM Police shoot man dead near Bathurst

THE daughter of a man armed with a samurai sword who was shot dead by police in the NSW Central Tablelands has described him as her “hero”. Officers were called to a home in Kelso, near Bathurst, about 7pm after concerns were raised for the man’s welfare. A police spokesman said the man, identified at Ian Fackender, 47, was shot shortly after police 54

29 August 2017 3:07 PM Seven crucial things missing from the Game of Thrones season 7 finale

Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale was the most-watched episode in the show’s history. While it had its satisfying sequences, the consensus across social media was mixed. In typical Game of Thrones fashion, the finale left a lot of unanswered questions to set up a final season a year or two from now. But there were also rushed, predictable plot points 21

28 August 2017 7:42 AM Asylum lawyers 'un-Australian': Dutton

Asylum seekers are terrified they will soon be deported after receiving medical care, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton blasts the "un-Australian" lawyers trying to keep them in the country. The minister is stripping at least 60 asylum seekers of their $200-a-fortnight welfare payments and government-supported housing because their medical treatment 14