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16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 27

20 April 2018 8:09 AM Reigning MVP Nat Hurst leaves Canberra Capitals behind

It is understood Hurst wanted to be a free agent at the end of last season and test the waters as she nears the end of her illustrious career. The club opted not to wait on Hurst and made a move to sign star point guard Leilani Mitchell on a one-year deal as they look to snap a long finals drought. Rumours circulated Hurst had signed a reduced contract 60

25 September 2017 7:58 PM The Latest: WWII ordnance washes ashore in heavy Maria surf

Officials say an apparent piece of World War II ordnance has washed up on North Carolina’s Outer Banks amid heavy swells from Hurricane Maria lurking offshore. The U.S. National Park Service said the unexploded device was found Monday on a beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Avon. An explosive ordnance disposal unit from Marine Corps Air Station 59

21 September 2017 2:20 AM Lost superannuation nears $18 billion

There are almost $18 billion in lost and unclaimed superannuation accounts either held by super funds or the Australian Taxation Office. Assistant tax commissioner Debbie Rawlings is encouraging Australians to keep track of their super through the ATO's online services on myGov, saying it has reunited $8.12 billion worth of accounts in the past four financial 141

26 August 2017 1:01 AM ‘Disaster’ looms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

TEXAS is readying for “catastrophic” flooding as Hurricane Harvey grows in intensity to a Category 4 storm as it nears landfall. Mayor Patrick Rios has offered a chilling warning to residents ignoring the instruction of “get out and get out now” and refusing to leave the coastal town of Rockport. The majority of the town’s 9,500 population has evacuated 67

10 August 2017 7:06 AM Growthpoint nears 100% occupancy in its portfolio

Industrial sites around Melbourne Airport continue to attract large logistics businesses with the latest, Direct Couriers, taking a 10-year and two-month lease at Growthpoint Properties Australia's site. The courier business struck a deal with Growthpoint for the 14,082 square metre site at 45-55 South Centre Road, on the southern boundary of the aviation 50

2 August 2017 10:51 AM Hope and Frustration in Australia as Gay Marriage Debate Nears

We spent a day around Sydney’s Oxford Street, a historically gay area where the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held, to speak to people in the city’s L.G.B.T. community and find out how they feel about the prospect of Australia’s marriage laws being changed. “I didn’t go into a straight marriage with the self-recognition I was gay. I was in denial 100

31 July 2017 6:10 AM From 2014: Thank you for the game

It was a chance meeting in the corridors of SBS in 1980 that started all this. It was Peter Skelton who spotted me and as he did, he said: “Les, am I glad to see you? What are you doing here?” “I’m a part time Hungarian subtitler,” I replied. “And why are you so glad to see me?” Peter, who was a production consultant at the fledgling broadcaster, knew me from his previous 234

24 June 2017 6:08 AM Saudi Arabia thwarts mosque attack in Mecca

Riyadh: Saudi security forces said they have foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up. In a statement read on state television, the Interior Ministry said three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the holiest site in Islam 60

20 June 2017 6:44 AM The Latest: Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane

Russia is retaliating following the U.S. military’s shooting down of a Syrian warplane. Moscow is threatening aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and has suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions. The U.S. says it downed the Syrian jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting 106