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8 February 2018 10:24 PM Moana Hope needs to bring more to her AFLW game: Collingwood

Dropped marquee forward Moana Hope must add to her game to regain a place in Collingwood's AFLW team, assistant coach Daniel Harford says. Hope was dropped for the Magpies' clash with Fremantle in Perth on Saturday after an ineffectual performance in their season-opening loss to Carlton at Princes Park. The full-forward has failed to live up the hype created 8

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Order! Outrage over Simmons' All-Star omission reaches parliament

The outrage over Ben Simmons’ omission from the NBA All-Star game has even reached the Australian parliament. In a speech with a strong background message about Australia’s proud record on multiculturalism, Victorian MP Tim Watts leapt to his feet and reeled off the stats about Simmons’ rookie NBA season. "I rise today to express my outrage at the exclusion 8

8 February 2018 6:53 AM Canberra's James Koundouris feared for Ash Walsh's life in Bathurst 12 Hour crash

He has since left hospital and is in good spirits, while Koundouris has backed the formation of a committee that will look at "how we can make racing across the top of the mountain safer". "Immediate thoughts were 'I hope he is alive'. That's the first thing that came to my mind," Koundouris said. "He's back home. He's feeling a bit light-headed, he probably 8

8 February 2018 3:19 AM Politics Live: Backdown on secrecy laws, citizenship saga gets personal

With your indulgence, I'd just like to draw your attention to a piece we have published today by Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt. Wyatt, the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives and first Aboriginal minister, has paid tribute to our friend and colleague Michael Gordon, former political editor of The Age, who died suddenly 18

7 February 2018 8:14 PM Israelis have secret pact with Egypt to take on ISIS

Washington: Unmarked Israeli warplanes and helicopters have carried out dozens of covert attacks against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups inside the Egyptian Sinai in recent years, said two former senior US officials. The airstrikes by Israeli planes are conducted with the support of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led an often brutal 16

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Adam Gilchrist finds lost dog through Twitter pledge

Star WA cricketer Adam Gilchrist knows a thing or two about good partnerships, and the one he's struck up with social media service Twitter is paying dividends for the former Australian cricketer. The 46-year-old, who retired in 2008 as one of the game's greats after 96 Tests, turned to his 700,000-odd Twitter followers on Tuesday after discovering the family 8

6 February 2018 7:11 AM Social media war erupts after shoe crackdown at inner-Brisbane high school

A fierce online battle has erupted between staff, students and parents of The Gap State High School after a crackdown on students' shoes. More than 100 students queued at the school office to collect uniform passes and about 10 students were sent to detention on Monday after breaching the uniform policy, according to the Queensland Teachers Union 11

6 February 2018 7:05 AM Crew retakes oil tanker from pirates off west Africa coast

Hong Kong: The crew of a missing Indian oil tanker has regained control of the ship from pirates who had hijacked it off Benin's coast, the vessel's management company says. The Marine Express tanker was "the subject of a pirate attack and seizure in the Gulf of Guinea" on February 1, Anglo-Eastern of Hong Kong said on social media. The ship lost contact 10

6 February 2018 1:59 AM Brisbane school gives more than 100 students detention over shoes

More than 100 Brisbane high school students have been given a detention for wearing the wrong shoes. The Gap State High's new uniform policy has angered parents who say they cannot afford to discard shoes that were acceptable in previous years. "It's kind of uniform policy gone mad," parent Karen Bishop told ABC Radio Brisbane on Tuesday. Ms Bishop said she doesn't 10

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Teenage boy claims Sydney priest forced him to drink alcohol before alleged abuse

A teenage boy has told a jury that a Russian Orthodox priest forced him to drink alcohol before climbing on top of him in bed at his Sydney church flat. Stanislav Vakhabov, also known as Father Christopher, 35, has pleaded not guilty to detaining the then 14-year-old for his own sexual gratification, giving him intoxicating substances to make it easier 10