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19 September 2017 12:02 PM Matildas win shows they’re on their way to world best

THEY’RE not quite on top of the world yet, but on this evidence that day may not be very far away. A 3-2 defeat of Brazil in Newcastle on Tuesday night gave the Matildas a second victory over the South Americans in four days, and showed once more the quality and character of Alen Stajcic’s team — and why Sam Kerr is a force to be feared by any team. Scoring 10

17 September 2017 11:18 PM Girl, 8, dies of flu in Melbourne hospital

Victoria's deadly flu season has claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl and people have been warned not to dismiss symptoms as "simply a cold". The girl, who has not been publicly identified, died at Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully in Melbourne's outer-east on Friday, a health department spokesperson said. Six residents at a Tasmanian nursing 17

17 September 2017 8:07 AM Canberra records Cassini's last signal as 13-year Saturn mission ends

US space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as its groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission ended with a meteor-like plunge into the planet's atmosphere. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, ended its mission around 8.54pm AEST, shortly after it lost contact with Earth as it entered the gas giant's crushing 15

17 September 2017 3:58 AM NRL crowd numbers swell, though loss of Parramatta Eels could hurt preliminary final ticket sales

THE NRL insists they aren’t concerned that Parramatta’s finals elimination could hurt crowd figures in next weekend’s preliminary finals. The league scored a rare win over the AFL on Saturday night, after NRL crowds outdid their AFL counterparts by more than 9000 people across the codes’ semi-finals weekend. It was in stark contrast to last week’s finals 20

17 September 2017 1:19 AM Violence in Myanmar shows the world needs to stop romanticising Buddhism

THERE is a perception among the Western world that Buddhists are all peaceful, loving people. But some of them are willing to burn villages to the ground. PEOPLE don’t generally associate Buddhists with violence, especially not the type of violence that sees houses set on fire and gunfire sprayed around villages. But one expert says people around the world 27

17 September 2017 12:25 AM Murder acquittal for St Louis ex-cop triggers second day of protests in US city

Noisy demonstrators marched through two malls in an upscale area of suburban St. Louis Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white former St. Louis officer in the shooting of a black man, picking up after a night of mostly peaceful demonstrations that escalated into scattered acts of vandalism and violence. A few hundred people walked through West County 27

16 September 2017 6:35 PM Narcos location scout shot dead in central Mexico

A location scout for the Netflix crime drama Narcos has been shot dead while working in central Mexico. The bullet-riddled body of Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found in his car in a rural area in the town of Temascalapa, in Mexico state, one of the country's most violent. Mexican officials were reportedly having difficulties investigating the case given 7

16 September 2017 1:55 PM Tuggeranong Vikings beat St Patrick's to win Hockey ACT CL1 grand final

When Samantha Economos stepped up for the shoot out she had a plan, but she also had nerves. Nerves that come when a grand final on the line. But she needn't have worried as she calmly slotted it through the goalkeeper's legs. It capped a remarkable comeback from the Tuggeranong Vikings, who fought back from 2-0 down at half-time to score the equaliser 8

16 September 2017 12:26 PM Veteran Steve Johnson stars as GWS Giants smash West Coast Eagles

Steve Johnson booted GWS into a second straight preliminary final on Saturday, orchestrating a 67-point win over West Coast and issuing a timely reminder that he can still bring his best football in September. Bournemouth's chances at a first win were looking doubtful after Solly March's header goal after the break. However, the cherries hit back with two quick 10 1

16 September 2017 6:33 AM Eight police injured in St Louis protest

Eight police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in St Louis when a largely peaceful protest turned violent in the early hours of Saturday after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs. The clashes erupted when police confronted a small group 33