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18 January 2018 11:49 PM Revealed: Perth's home burglary hotspots for 2017

If you live in Gosnells, Thornlie and Morley, you should lock your doors and windows far more often. You're currently living in the three worst WA suburbs for home burglaries. The RAC's latest home burglary insurance claims figures for 2017 show the suburbs worst hit by brazen burglars last year. Gosnells and Thornlie topped the list with the highest 6

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

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 12

4 January 2018 5:15 AM Two teens seriously injured in Gippsland quad-bike accident

Two teenagers have been seriously injured in a quad-bike rollover in regional Victoria. A 15-year-old girl is in a critical condition and a 16-year-old boy is believed to have suffered spinal injuries following the accident at Devon North in Gippsland. The pair was airlifted to hospital following the accident about 4.30pm on Wednesday. Victorian farmers 24

1 January 2018 7:17 AM Chinese paper warns Australia on 'interference' in South China Sea

Bangkok: A Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper has published an article warning that Australia's "interference" in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea may prompt China to "adopt strong countermeasures which will seriously impact Australian economic development". Zhang Ye, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute in Beijing, wrote 33

24 December 2017 12:25 AM Christmas and Boxing Day 2017 public holiday guide: What's open and what's closed

Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 are public holidays for Christmas and Boxing Day. There are restricted trading hours for many businesses. Here's a list of what's open, what's not, how to get around, where to go in case of an emergency and how to stay entertained. Coles: Christmas Day: closed. Boxing Day: some stores closed, others have special 36

22 December 2017 1:29 PM Aspiring young cyclist killed after being hit by a car near Bendigo

The Australian cycling community is in mourning after the tragic death of an aspiring young athlete who was hit and killed by a car near Bendigo, just days before Christmas. Cycling Australia has named the cyclist as Jason Lowndes, and his current team Israel Cycling Academy confirmed his death in social media posts. Israel Cycling Academy issued a statement 31

13 December 2017 5:20 AM ABC to launch new rural affairs program, three years after axing Bush Telegraph

The ABC is launching a new country-wide rural affairs program three years after axing Radio National's Bush Telegraph. The new radio show is expected to hit the airwaves on January 22. Like its national predecessor, it will provide in-depth news and analysis of issues important to rural and regional Australians. The show is tentatively titled The Dirt and is set to be hosted 72 1

11 December 2017 3:20 AM Tradesman kidnapped girl, 8, before raping her and returning her, court told

A tradesman in his mid-50s kidnapped an eight-year-old girl in regional NSW before raping her and returning her an hour later to the spot he'd abducted her from, NSW Police say. Detectives also allege he produced child abuse material in the short time he held the girl captive after taking her in Wellington, near Dubbo, on Saturday afternoon. Police say the 55-year-old 70

3 December 2017 12:35 AM Hung out to dry: WA prison escapee found 'hiding under laundry'

WA Police have recaptured a prisoner who broke out of a women's facility on Saturday morning, saying she was found "hiding under a pile of laundry" in a Cockburn home. 27-year-old Santana Marie Mason escaped from a Bentley minimum security complex around 11:00am yesterday. After an extensive hunt for Ms Mason, Regional Investigations Group officers recaptured 59