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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 10 1

15 January 2018 12:02 PM Recovering Josh Kennedy raises West Coast Eagles' hopes

West Coast star Josh Kennedy's swift recovery from ankle surgery has raised hopes he will be fit to play in the opening round of the AFL season. The two-time Coleman Medal winner suffered a setback when he went under the surgeon's knife for an ankle clean out just days before Christmas. But Eagles coach Adam Simpson revealed the 30-year-old is a chance 9

14 January 2018 4:51 AM Tony McEvoy plans path to the Golden Slipper for Magic Millions winner Sunlight

"I will have a look at history and see what other Magic Millions winners have done, like Capitalist, but I would like to have a run at Rosehill before the Slipper. "The way it looks she will have one run into the Slipper, if that has to be in the Magic Night Stakes, a week out at Rosehill, it wouldn't worry me because she has done the seven-day back-up 8

12 January 2018 12:49 AM Emirates to end A380 services to Brisbane

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, looks set to disappear from Brisbane skies later this year, with Emirates replacing its services with Boeing 777s from June. But the Dubai-based airline said the move, which would disappoint the city’s band of plane-watchers, might be only temporary. The A380 services between Brisbane, Dubai and Auckland 10

11 January 2018 10:26 PM Malaysia approves new search for MH370

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's government says it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian 14

5 January 2018 5:58 AM Australian Open 2018: Bernard Tomic's father hints at looming call on future as rumours swirl on reality TV appearance

Volatile tennis dad John Tomic is considering lifting the lid on son Bernard's grand plans as the fallen star fights to save his career amid speculation he's set for a reality TV appearance. Tomic has entered next week's Australian Open qualifying tournament after being snubbed for a wildcard to contest his home grand slam. It's understood the 25-year-old 23

4 January 2018 11:40 PM Tiger Woods to start 2018 campaign at Torrey Pines

Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated 2018 debut at this month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the same tournament last year. Woods, who returned to competition last month in an 18-man exhibition after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion 14

30 December 2017 8:20 AM Racing: Moloney over the moon with unbeaten two-year-old Graceful Storm

Caulfield trainer John Moloney must now weigh up whether to tackle rich black type races during the autumn or spell his now unbeaten filly, Graceful Storm, after her success in the Two-Year-Old Ladbrokes Plate at Sandown on Saturday. Moloney explained that Graceful Storm had slowly improved with each trial but doubted whether she could follow up with another 22

28 December 2017 1:22 AM Australian Open 2018: Rafa Nadal out of Brisbane International, in extreme doubt for Melbourne

World No.1 Rafael Nadal is in doubt for the Australian Open after aborting plans to play in lead-up events in Brisbane and Sydney. Nadal hasn't played since losing to David Goffin at the World Tour Finals in London and then immediately pulling out of the season-ending championships in mid-November with a knee injury.The Spaniard was scheduled to return 33

26 December 2017 8:16 AM Search escalated for prospector missing in Goldfields since Christmas

An air and land search is under way for a 45-year-old Victorian man who was reported missing while prospecting in the Goldfields on Christmas Day. Adam Galvin was prospecting on Monday with a friend, who contacted police to say he had last seen Mr Galvin at 10am while they were near Carosue Dam, Mulgabbie, about 150km north-east of Kalgoorlie 27