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21 January 2018 3:51 PM US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing

Shanghai: A US Navy destroyer has sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed South China Sea lagoon claimed by China, angering Beijing. China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles off Huangyan Island, better known as the Scarborough Shoal and subject to a claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United 5

21 January 2018 4:02 AM Man dies after golf buggy crashes into creek in Mount Waverley

A man has died after the golf buggy he was driving crashed into a creek in Mount Waverley on Saturday night. Investigators believe the man was riding along Scotchmans Creek Trail sometime on Saturday when the buggy veered over a concrete embankment into the water. Investigators believe the man was riding along Scotchmans Creek Trail when the buggy veered 6

21 January 2018 4:02 AM Man intentionally crashes, woman rescued

Members of the public helped rescue a woman being held against her will in a car that crashed north of Brisbane on Saturday. Queensland Police say the man forced his way into a vehicle around 6pm on Saturday and stopped the woman inside, who was known to him, from leaving. He threatened to harm the woman and drove at high-speed Anzac Avenue at Redcliffe 4

20 January 2018 2:46 AM Motorcyclist fighting for life after Fitzroy smash

A motorcyclist is fighting for life after a serious collision in Melbourne's inner north. The busy intersection of Brunswick Street and Alexandra Parade on the border of Fitzroy and Fitzroy North was closed after a Mercedes Benz collided with a motorcycle at about 10.45am on Friday. Ambulance Victoria said the motorcyclist was rushed to the Royal Melbourne 5

20 January 2018 2:46 AM Melbourne weather: City enjoys relief from searing heat before mercury rises again

The cool change and cloud cover will see maximum temperatures drop to the mid-20s across southern parts of the state on Saturday, some 20 degrees cooler than the north and west of the state. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Efron said Melbourne would hit a top of 26 degrees on Saturday with the chance of showers in the afternoon and possible 5

19 January 2018 4:20 AM Bankrupt rugby league star in court for trying to leave the country

Former rugby league star Jarrod McCracken has faced a Brisbane court accused of leaving the country while bankrupt. McCracken, 47, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday charged with four counts of leaving Australia while an undischarged bankrupt. The embattled former New Zealand footballer was declared bankrupt in 2012 after a years-long 7

19 January 2018 4:20 AM What to see and do on Australia Day in Sydney

On Friday 26th January 2018, Australia will celebrate the 230th Australia Day and the city of Sydney promises that "Australia Day 2018 will deliver plenty of memorable ceremonies, lively events and fun activities". As is tradition, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will have a fireworks display at 9pm. However, if you are unable to celebrate within the city, local 7

18 January 2018 7:20 AM 'Your worst nightmare coming true': Father of child locked in car says he forgot

The father of a child found locked in a car in Neutral Bay on Thursday has told media it was "your worst nightmare coming true". It was a case of fatigue "after a rough night", he said of his mistake. "He fell asleep in the car, I thought I had dropped him off, and I went straight to work." A window had to be smashed to free the distressed boy, whom police 9

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 15 1

16 January 2018 9:49 PM Kim Kardashian welcomes baby number three

"Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl," Kardashian said in a message on her app on Tuesday. The couple thanked the unidentified surrogate "who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give". They said the baby was born on Monday but they did not announce a name. Kardashian, 37, and West are already 14