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20 November 2017 11:19 AM 'This huge avalanche came down': Perth boy saved by hero dad

An eight-year-old boy lives to tell how he was saved by his hero dad after he was buried alive in a ditch on a northern Perth property for more than four hours before emergency crews could save him. Riley Stiles had fallen into a three-metre ditch about 4pm on Sunday and was buried up to his neck in dirt and sand. At one stage his face was submerged 6

10 November 2017 12:40 AM This Scottish butcher's tribute to Andy Murray's baby cannot be unseen

A Scottish butcher has attracted ire online after creating a "tribute" (read: monstrosity) to tennis star Andy Murray's second child, made entirely of sausage. John Hill, who clearly had the best intentions, posed for a picture with the creepy meat baby for Glasgow's Sun newspaper on Thursday, a day after it was announced Murray and his wife Kim had welcomed 11

2 November 2017 4:45 AM Thurston in running for Australian of the Year

Rugby league star Johnathan Thurston is among four Queenslanders nominated for state-based Australian of the Year honours. The North Queensland Cowboys captain and Test playmaker, who was grounded for most of the NRL season, has been nominated for the award for his work as an indigenous mentor. Among Thurston's few moments on the field in 2017, he played 20

29 October 2017 3:03 PM Thousands protest against independence

Tens of thousands of Catalans against secession have protested in Barcelona for the second time in a month against plans to break up from Madrid, while one of Spain's EU partners floated the idea of political asylum for separatist leaders. Three weeks ago, another anti-independence SCC march attracted 350,000 people, according to police estimates. But secessionists 18

28 October 2017 4:03 PM Catalonia: Ousted Catalan leader calls for peaceful protest against Spain's takeover

The sacked Catalan president has called for a "democratic opposition" to Spain's formal takeover of the region, in a veiled refusal to accept his Cabinet's dismissal in the wake of Catalonia's declaration of independence. Madrid took formal direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, dismissing the region's defiant separatist government, including leader 12

28 October 2017 10:41 AM Spain sacks Catalan police chief

Spain has sacked the chief of Catalonia's regional police force, Josep Lluis Trapero, as the government in Madrid takes control of the autonomous region to block its push for independence. Madrid dismissed the Catalan government, took over the administration and called a new election after the region's parliament declared independence on Friday 11

27 October 2017 9:02 PM F1: Daniel Ricciardo tops Practice for the 2017 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

DANIEL Ricciardo set the pace as title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel suffered problems in Practice Two for the Mexican GP. Ricciardo lowered the lap record set by Valtteri Bottas in Practice One to top the timesheet with a 1:17.801. Hamilton was a tenth off the Australian in second - the championship leader recovering from a big spin on his first 21

23 October 2017 5:07 AM Tributes flow for songwriter and former Easybeats guitarist George Young

GEORGE Young, the former Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC producer who went on to co-write some of Australia’s best-known pop songs, has died aged 70. A member of The Easybeats and older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, Young would become of the greatest songwriters and producers in Australian history with his former bandmate Harry Vanda 30

22 October 2017 1:32 PM Samuel Johnson among nominees for Victorian Australian of the Year awards

Mr Johnson retired from acting in 2016 to focus on his sister's charity organisation, Love Your Sister, to raise funds for cancer research. He is one of the 15 nominees in the awards, which includes actor, author and spokeswoman for marriage equality Magda Szubanski; land rights and social justice leader, Graham Atkinson; medical pioneer and executive 31

20 October 2017 2:46 AM 'I saw this cool cubby': Schoolboy finds missing elderly man in bushes

A six-year-old Perth boy has been hailed a hero after he discovered missing elderly man Francisco Rebelo in a "cool cubby" on his way to school on Thursday morning. Mr Rebelo had been missing for 42 hours and spent two nights disorientated in bushland. Police and SES crews had spent two days searching for the 88-year-old after he was last seen leaving 17