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19 September 2017 5:23 AM Springvale bank fire: CCTV shows 'pandemonium' as customers flee arson attack

A Melbourne court has released confronting CCTV of an asylum seeker from Myanmar setting fire to a bank at Springvale, in Melbourne's south-east, in an "act of retribution" for being kept waiting to make a withdrawal. Security vision from inside the Commonwealth Bank branch shows Nur Islam, 22, pouring petrol on the ground between the ATMs inside the front 12

19 September 2017 3:54 AM Stabbed mother Lanell Latta looked after son charged with killing her

THE mum found dead in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches, cared for and protected her son. He’s now been charged with her murder. LANELL Latta cared for her son at a psychiatric facility on Sydney’s northern beaches before he allegedly murdered her, friends exclusively told news.com.au. Friends spoke of Ms Latta’s “beautiful soul” a day after she was found 13

19 September 2017 1:55 AM Anonymous donor helps Samuel Johnson get to The Project

Samuel Johnson’s emotional appearance on The Project last night came just hours after he farewelled his beloved sister Connie, at a funeral service in Canberra. And the Australian actor has since revealed that it was thanks to the good will of an anonymous stranger that he was able to fly to Melbourne in time for the show. Posting a photo of himself 14

18 September 2017 4:29 AM Every Political Moment at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Whenever an awards show takes place in the midst of a charged political climate, it's always the topical speeches that define the night. This year's Emmy Awards honored TV's current politicized landscape, so naturally winners from The Crown's John Lithgow to Master of None's Lena Waithe embraced the opportunity to make a statement on Sunday night. The most common 17

18 September 2017 3:31 AM Emmy Awards 2017: Red carpet style, ceremony and winners

SHE won Australia’s only Emmy Award but viewers were left confused by Nicole Kidman’s emotional acceptance speech after she left one thing out. “We shone a light on domestic abuse. It is filled with shame and secrecy,” Kidman said, also paying tribute to Reese Witherspoon, her Big Little Lies co-star and fellow Emmy nominee. “I’m a mother and wife, I have two little 20

18 September 2017 3:00 AM Backlash after ‘Vote No’ skywriting appears above Sydney

THE company that wrote ‘Vote No’ in the sky above Sydney has faced a flood of abuse after their contact details were circulated. The words “vote no” appeared four times over the city on Sunday morning, a day after the Coalition for Marriage launched its campaign against same-sex marriage. A grassroots campaigner against same-sex marriage crowd-funded 20

17 September 2017 11:18 PM Girl, 8, dies of flu in Melbourne hospital

Victoria's deadly flu season has claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl and people have been warned not to dismiss symptoms as "simply a cold". The girl, who has not been publicly identified, died at Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully in Melbourne's outer-east on Friday, a health department spokesperson said. Six residents at a Tasmanian nursing 17

17 September 2017 10:13 PM Former Australian Test spinner Bob Holland dies

Australian cricketer Bob Holland, who became his country's third-oldest Test debutant in 1984, has died at the age of 70. The legspinner had been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer and died after suffering a brain bleed at Newcastle Hospital on Sunday, according to cricinfo.com. He had attended a function in his honour, hosted by former Test captain 16

17 September 2017 8:27 PM Brisbane Salvation Army recovery centre struggling to cope with ice scourge

The number of ice addicts seeking treatment across Brisbane has increased dramatically, a new report from the Salvation Army has revealed. Fifty-seven per cent of clients currently at the Army's Moonyah Recovery Services Centre are ice users, a sharp rise from 25 per cent in 2012. Gerard Byrne, operations manager of the Army's drug and alcohol services 11

17 September 2017 8:07 AM Canberra records Cassini's last signal as 13-year Saturn mission ends

US space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as its groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission ended with a meteor-like plunge into the planet's atmosphere. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, ended its mission around 8.54pm AEST, shortly after it lost contact with Earth as it entered the gas giant's crushing 15