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18 January 2018 9:33 AM Armed car thieves charged after crash in West End

A group of men accused of stealing two cars during two separate violent invasions of the same Queensland home have been charged after crashing one of the vehicles. Three men armed with knives allegedly demanded car keys from the occupants of the Eagleby home on Wednesday evening and grabbed property before fleeing in a black Jeep Cherokee. About an hour later 6

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 10 1

17 January 2018 8:51 AM WBBL: Sydney Thunder sign England World Cup winner Fran Wilson

England World Cup winner Fran Wilson has joined the Sydney Thunder for the rest of the women's Big Bash season to replace Harmanpreet Kaur, who has linked up with the Indian national team for its tour of South Africa. Jofra Archer in a BBL star, Roy belts Aussie attack, Newcastle keep pressure on Sydney FC, Liverpool end Man. City run and Shaun White 10 1

16 January 2018 11:50 PM Ben Simmons jersey sales rocket into the NBA's top 10

The popularity of Ben Simmons continues to boom with the NBA announcing the Australian's Philadelphia 76ers jersey is one of the top 10 sellers. The 21-year-old, who is expected to achieve the rare milestone of being selected in next month's NBA All-Star game in his rookie year, came in eighth on the jersey sales list. Jofra Archer in a BBL star, Roy belts 9

16 January 2018 9:49 PM Police arrest 10 people at Brisbane motel over alleged test-drive carjacking

Detectives have arrested 10 people and recovered a stolen Audi after a violent carjacking on Brisbane's southside on Monday night, according to police. It would be alleged four men went to a Comet Street home in Runcorn about 9.30pm to test-drive a 2008 beige Audi A4. Police said two of the men got into the car with the 33-year-old resident and his 21-year-old 11

16 January 2018 9:49 PM Woman allegedly drove drunk onto South Bank pedestrian boardwalk

An allegedly unlicensed woman accused of driving an unregistered car along a busy Brisbane pedestrian boardwalk has been charged with drink driving. The 40-year-old woman was stopped after driving onto the riverside pedestrian and cycle path at South Bank about 6.50pm. It was alleged the woman was three times the legal drink-driving limit when she drove 9

16 January 2018 9:16 AM Car ploughs into front room of Logan home, driver flees crash scene

A car has ploughed into the front room of a Loganlea home on Tuesday afternoon, with the driver fleeing the scene before police arrived. Emergency services were called about 4.30pm to the residence on Lyrebird Street. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the house was unoccupied. She added that fire crews were not needed to install 8

16 January 2018 9:16 AM KIIS FM host Will McMahon misses show after bike accident

KIIS FM's new national drive show host, Will McMahon, was hospitalised as a precautionary measure after being involved in a bicycle accident earlier today. McMahon missed his 4pm radio slot alongside co-host Woody Whitelaw on the Will & Woody show after he was hit by a car while cycling to the Melbourne radio station in Richmond. "I don't really know what happened 9 1

16 January 2018 8:19 AM Canberra tennis veteran Alison Bai gunning for fifth time lucky at Australian Open

"I feel a lot more comfortable and used to the area because I spend a lot of time at Melbourne Park training and being in the gym, you forget it's a grand slam until you go outside and see all the spectators," Bai said. "It's always been dream of mine to be playing at grand slams and being amongst the best players in the world, as a kid I always wanted 8

15 January 2018 12:02 PM Recovering Josh Kennedy raises West Coast Eagles' hopes

West Coast star Josh Kennedy's swift recovery from ankle surgery has raised hopes he will be fit to play in the opening round of the AFL season. The two-time Coleman Medal winner suffered a setback when he went under the surgeon's knife for an ankle clean out just days before Christmas. But Eagles coach Adam Simpson revealed the 30-year-old is a chance 9