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5 February 2018 7:39 AM Jarryd Hayne training as hard as I've seen, says Parramatta Eels captain Tim Mannah

That's the belief of Eels captain Tim Mannah, who's declared Jarryd Hayne is defying his reputation as a poor NRL trainer and is primed for a successful comeback at the club. Hayne's perceived lack of work ethic again came under fire following reports he had been outperformed by coach Brad Arthur in a fitness test last week. However, Mannah praised Hayne's 40

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Oxford Islamic academic in custody in France on rape accusations

Paris: Prominent Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been taken into custody by French police following accusations of rape, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said a preliminary investigation was opened after two complaints were filed against Ramadan, a well-known figure in the Middle 45

21 January 2018 11:32 PM 'It's complicated': UWA Australian History chair advocates 'changing the date'

A national debate rages over the meaning of Australia Day, and the chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia wants to set the record straight. Professor Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at the institution, and said it was important for Australians to understand the significance of the January 26 date. "The First 58

11 January 2018 6:55 AM Man jailed for drunken Queen Street Mall rape

A man who raped a drunk woman on the verge of passing out in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall has been sentenced to five months behind bars. Mohamed Husein Mohamud was interrupted by police after he was caught on the city council's CCTV digitally penetrating the 18-year-old on a bench in August 2015. The Brisbane District Court heard Mohamud joined the woman 56

26 December 2017 3:59 AM Millions raised for Rohingya crisis appeals but much more needed

Bangkok: An international Rohingya crisis appeal has raised $278 million to help deal with one of the world's worst humanitarian emergencies, but that is less than half the amount experts say is needed. United Nations and international aid agencies have appealed for $562 million to assist 1.2 million people, including Rohingya people living in sprawling 72 1

21 December 2017 1:20 AM Kylie Maybury's killer gets life in prison

The man who murdered six-year-old Kylie Maybury 33 years ago will almost certainly die in prison, after being ordered to serve at least 28 years in jail. Gregory Keith Davies, 75 and in poor health, was on Thursday jailed for life for the rape and murder of Kylie on Melbourne Cup Day 1984 in East Preston. Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry set a minimum 70

20 December 2017 4:44 AM British man jailed over London nightclub acid attack

London: The former boyfriend of a UK reality star has been jailed for 20 years after carrying out a brutal acid attack that injured 16 people, including two Australian sisters, in a packed London nightclub. Arthur Collins, 25, hurled the corrosive substance over a crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 on April 17. Sixteen people were injured and three 68

2 November 2017 2:41 AM Judge cuts the line before ruling killer Sean Price must spend 41 years in jail

Murderer and rapist Sean Price had his video link switched off when a judge refused to tolerate a series of offensive hand gestures, before increasing his non-parole period by three years. Price called out after being prevented from saying something to the County Court on Thursday, and over the following minutes repeatedly waved his arms wildly and made lewd hand gestures 75

2 November 2017 12:16 AM Rapist and murderer Sean Price sentenced to additional three years in jail

Sean Price, the man who murdered Melbourne teen Masa Vukotic and raped a woman two days later, has been sentenced to an additional three years in prison for breaching a supervision order. Price was on the court-imposed supervision order in 2015 when he stabbed Ms Vukotic in Doncaster, and then raped a woman at a Christian bookshop in Sunshine two days later 69

1 November 2017 11:40 PM Grandmother interrupted 'gang rape' of girl, 14, in Lake Macquarie

A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by three teenagers after leaving a party at Bolton Point, south of Newcastle, on Saturday night repeatedly told the trio to "stop", according to detectives. But it wasn't until the grandmother of one of the 18-year-old men burst into the bedroom that the alleged "gang rape" ceased, according to police 115