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13 November 2017 3:26 AM Rodney Lawrence pleads guilty to role in 1982 murder of Betty Dixon

Rodney Lawrence has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the brutal stabbing death of Elizabeth "Betty" Dixon, whose body was found at Ashtonfield in 1982. Lawrence, now 66, who was due to face the first day of a murder trial in Newcastle Supreme Court on Monday, was re-arraigned and pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder 14

12 November 2017 9:21 PM FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying: Swiss scrape into World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday. The Swiss qualified 1-0 on aggregate, the tie ultimately being decided by the hugely controversial penalty converted by Ricardo 11

6 November 2017 3:11 AM Rugby League World Cup: England's Jermain McGillvary charged over alleged bite to Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah

England winger Jermaine McGillvary faces being rubbed out of the Rugby League World Cup after being ordered to front a judiciary hearing on Wednesday night to face biting allegations. McGillvary will appear via a video link from England camp in Perth after being charged with contrary conduct for allegedly biting Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah. Fiji demolish 7

6 November 2017 2:01 AM Rugby League World Cup 2017: Possible quarter-finals scenarios

Fiji demolish Wales in Townsville, while Papua New Guinea score an exciting win against Ireland in Port Moresby. Ireland's Michael McIlorum scored a try in the 36-12 win over Italy during the World Cup Rugby League game and Tonga put on a demolishing display over Scotland. The Kiwis coach is still yet to have a conversation with the Cowboys wrecking 12

4 November 2017 11:09 AM Rugby League World Cup 2017: Rampant New Zealand score 14 tries to thump Scotland

AUCKLAND: Halfback Shaun Johnson scored 22 points to become New Zealand's all-time highest points-scorer in the Kiwis' 74-6 obliteration of Scotland in the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday. Having drawn last year's Four Nations clash with the Bravehearts, David Kidwell's troops hit the ground running in Christchurch and were near untouchable 12

1 November 2017 3:09 AM Victorian Minister Marlene Kairouz apologises for telling people not to open their door to the Irish

The Victorian Premier has defended a Minister who encouraged the public not to open their doors to the Irish to avoid being scammed. Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz was launching an awareness campaign about dodgy tradesmen when she linked them to people who have Irish accents. "If anybody knocks on your door that has an Irish accent, automatically 9

31 October 2017 9:04 PM ‘If anybody with an Irish accent knocks on your door, ask them to leave’: Fury over MP’s ‘racist’ slur

AN AUSTRALIAN MP has issued an apology after her remarks about people with Irish accents offended a whole country. Speaking at the launch of a campaign against dodgy workmen, Victorian Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz warned people: “If anybody knocks on your door that has an Irish accent, automatically ask them to leave.” She said the scam artists 15

31 October 2017 5:25 AM Italian drama as James Tedesco king-hit by teammate in bar brawl

STAR fullback James Tedesco was king-hit by Italian teammate Shannon Wakeman in a Cairns bar that sparked an ugly melee among players on Sunday evening. Rugby League World Cup officials are investigating the incident, which took place at Cairns’ Pier Bar, where the Italian squad had gathered following their 36-12 loss to Ireland. Wakeman believed Tedesco 29

30 October 2017 11:25 PM Same-sex marriage: John Oliver tears into Australia over 'truly toxic' postal survey

Comedian John Oliver has turned his sights on Australia, blasting the same-sex marriage survey in a monologue that saw him mock Tony Abbott and Baz Luhrmann. The host of HBO's weekly satirical news program Last Week Tonight wasted little time in introducing the "non-legally binding voluntary postal vote" to his American audience, saying existing surveys 18

29 October 2017 6:35 AM Sir Ninian Stephen: Former governor-general dies aged 94

Former Australian governor-general Sir Ninian Stephen has died in Melbourne aged 94. Government House announced the death of Sir Ninian, who served as governor-general from 1982 to 1989, on Sunday. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove said Australia "was a better place due to his service", and that Sir Ninian would be "most warmly remembered". Prime Minister 16