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1 June 2017 3:24 PM Barack and Michelle Obama buy amazing $11m home in Kalorama, Washington DC

BARACK and Michelle Obama have snapped up the 1920s brick house they were renting in the posh Washington, DC, neighbourhood of Kalorama for $US8.1 million ($11 million). The New York Post reports that the former president and his family plan to spend at least another two-and-a-half-years in the nation’s capital, said Kevin Lewis, spokesman to the Obamas 242

1 June 2017 8:17 AM NSW slugs foreigners to help first home buyers

NSW will double the stamp duty surcharge on foreign investors to 8 per cent and cut some taxes on first home buyers as part of a package designed to improve housing affordability. But former Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens, who advised the NSW government on the measures, gave only qualified support. Mr Stevens said the government must try to increase 95

1 June 2017 3:17 AM NSW scraps stamp duty for first-home buyers

NSW government will scrap stamp duty for first home buyers on existing and new homes up to $650,000 from July 1, as part of measures to lift affordability. On Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said starting July 1, the government will scrap stamp duty on first home buyers on existing and new homes up to $650,000. There will also be stamp duty discounts 97

1 June 2017 3:03 AM Man accused of bashing surgeon at hospital 'has psychiatric illness', court told

Court told 22-year-old who allegedly attacked doctor will face committal in August. The man who allegedly punched a surgeon in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital is withdrawing from drugs and has a mental illness, a court has been told. Joseph Esmaili, 22, of Mill Park, faced Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday charged with intentionally and recklessly 78

1 June 2017 1:37 AM Australian download speeds languish in 50th place behind New Zealand, Thailand and Kenya

AUSTRALIA still lags behind the rest of the world in internet speeds, with a new report revealing the nation is languishing in 50th place behind the likes of New Zealand, Thailand, and Kenya. But Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report showed Australia had made modest gains in internet speeds, just nowhere near enough to match our Asia Pacific rivals 151

31 May 2017 11:40 PM 'Covfefe' not a typo, says Sean Spicer

The president had what seemed to be a brain explosion when he sent out a tweet about midnight Washington time reading: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". The tweet would stay live on Trump's Twitter feed for hours before being deleted in the morning. "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? Enjoy!" he wrote. Trump seemed to be making 49

31 May 2017 8:21 PM 'Small group' gets Trump covfefe tweet: Spicer

A typo in a late-night tweet from the President of the United States has become the word on everyone's lips - covfefe. Donald Trump tweeted shortly after midnight on Wednesday, saying: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". The tweet has since been deleted, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claims that "the president and a small group 115

31 May 2017 4:27 PM Glee star Darren Criss shows off his perfectly sculpted body ahead of Versace murder TV drama

FORMER Glee star Darren Criss is getting his 1.7 million Instagram followers a bit hot under the collar. The actor, 30, who’s currently shooting American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, took to Instagram to show off his sunburn in a jaw-dropping nude shot, reports the New York Post. “So what’s more red? My sunburn, my Speedo, or your face??? #ACSVersace 104

31 May 2017 10:54 AM President Trump Is Very Pleased With the Positive Press 'Covfefe' of His Late-Night Meme

Right around midnight on Tuesday, the President sent a strange message to his 31 million Twitter followers, which simply read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." The tweet was not immediately deleted and accumulated more than 100,000 retweets and hundreds of humorous reactions before it was finally removed from the site. Now Trump has responded 99

31 May 2017 9:49 AM Petero pays tribute to 'real hero' Brett Forte

State of Origin legend Petero Civoniceva has paid tribute to slain police officer Brett Forte, whom he knew from his junior days on and off the football fields of Queensland. "On a day when we watch our sporting heroes – I wanted to pay respect to a real hero in every sense, who we lost this week," he wrote in a Facebook post. An unregistered Oz Lotto 88