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18 November 2017 7:39 AM Storms rip through Kalgoorlie felling trees and power poles

A line of storms has ripped through the Goldfields city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder felling trees, bringing down power poles and flooding the streets. The sudden storms brought strong winds - one gust as high as 107 kilometres per hour was recorded at the airport - with hail and 12mm of rain causing damage to properties across the city. The Bureau of Meteorology 10

17 November 2017 9:22 AM Canberra lashed with rain, hail and lightning

Canberra was lashed with rain, hail and lightning on Friday afternoon, prompting the weather bureau to issue a severe thunderstorm warning. Golf ball-sized hail was reported in Gungahlin and 1.2mm of rain recorded through Canberra on the 24 degree day. The ACT State Emergency Service received 56 callouts following the afternoon storm, mostly related 11

1 November 2017 12:52 AM Bloodbath in downtown New York City after driver mows down pedestrians and cyclists

THE ‘lone wolf terrorist’ who mowed down cyclists and pedestrians before smashing into a school bus, killing eight and injuring a dozen more, left a note pledging allegiance to IS. At least eight people are dead after Sayfullo Saipov, 29, drove the wrong way at high speed down a bike path in Battery Park City near the World Trade Centre site at 3.15pm local 15

1 November 2017 12:13 AM Police 'acted appropriately' in tasering Canberra man who died

The ACT's highest ranked police officer has defended the use of Tasers, after a man was stunned with the device to stop him harming himself and later died in custody. Late on Tuesday morning two officers were called to a residence in Waramanga, where they were confronted with a man in his mid-50s wielding a large knife. "He was covered in blood, there 11

31 October 2017 11:44 PM Sydney property market outperformed by Melbourne and Hobart, national housing report finds

Sydney has joined Perth and Darwin as the only capital cities to experience a drop in housing prices in the past three months, a national house price report has found. But when looking at the national housing market as a whole, growth conditions were flat in October, according to CoreLogic's home value index. Its report also noted the national market 7

29 October 2017 9:36 PM Wild weather lashing SA

Strong winds and rain have lashed parts of South Australia, bringing down trees and damaging roofs and more bad weather is on the way. Adelaide recorded 7.8mm of rain on Sunday night with parts of the Adelaide Hills getting close to 20mm and the Bureau of Meteorology says up to 10mm could fall across the city on Monday. Wind gusts of more than 80 km/h have been recorded 14

28 October 2017 4:03 PM Catalonia: Ousted Catalan leader calls for peaceful protest against Spain's takeover

The sacked Catalan president has called for a "democratic opposition" to Spain's formal takeover of the region, in a veiled refusal to accept his Cabinet's dismissal in the wake of Catalonia's declaration of independence. Madrid took formal direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, dismissing the region's defiant separatist government, including leader 12

28 October 2017 10:11 AM Plane crash kills two on the NSW Mid North Coast

FOLLOWING the death of his beloved wife Kym three years ago, Grant Burley had been slowly trying to rebuild his life. For a while the Sydney businessman looked like he had another shot at happiness after meeting his new girlfriend, Klaire Sampson. But in May last year tragedy struck again when Ms Sampson died after a motorcycle accident. Now Mr Burley 46

23 October 2017 1:28 PM Government urged to boost health incentives, raise teacher pay in Productivity Commission report

AUSTRALIANS are spending up to 10 years of their life on a sickbed, with the government told a $200 billon reboot could save our waistlines and economy. The Productivity Commission (PC) estimates the economic benefits from a health system reboot could be worth $200 billion over the next 20 years. That’s one of its recommendations after being asked by the Government 51

23 October 2017 5:07 AM Tributes flow for songwriter and former Easybeats guitarist George Young

GEORGE Young, the former Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC producer who went on to co-write some of Australia’s best-known pop songs, has died aged 70. A member of The Easybeats and older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, Young would become of the greatest songwriters and producers in Australian history with his former bandmate Harry Vanda 30