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7 February 2018 1:54 AM Two men armed with tools robbed a Jerrabomberra shop, NSW police say

Two men armed with tools robbed a Jerrabomberra shop on Tuesday night, police say. NSW police said no one was hurt when the men demanded, and received a small amount of cash, from staff at the store on Limestone Drive about 10pm. Police are looking for two men. One was described as of Indian/sub-continental appearance. He was wearing a light hooded jumper 23

3 February 2018 8:37 PM Robber, carjacker thwarted by Sydney woman

A man accused of domestic violence, a robbery and an attempted carjack has been thwarted by a tenacious female witness who trailed him and filmed him on her phone. Police say the 32-year-old man was involved in a domestic incident at a home in the Sydney suburb of Plumpton on Saturday afternoon. He then entered a shoe shop in a nearby shopping centre 18

30 January 2018 8:05 AM 'I could feel the knife': victims recount robbery terror

Two men have described their terror and ongoing trauma after a man brandishing a hunting knife robbed them to fuel his drug habit. Joshua Dean Ridgeway, 22, robbed Anaconda retail store in Fyshwick in September last year after threatening a sales assistant with a stolen hunting knife. The next day he pretended to be interested in buying a man's car, before 21

20 January 2018 4:54 AM Australians can now find out if their 'portrait' is in an art museum, thanks to Google

It took a few extra days to appear down under, but Australians can finally play the doppelganger game that's swept social media this week via the Google Arts & Culture app. US-based celebrities including Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman, Zach Braff, Kumail Nanjiani and Kate Hudson joined in the fun this week, with mixed results. Some social media users 21 1

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 32 1

13 January 2018 5:00 PM H&M stores trashed in protest over 'racist' hoodie

Two outlets of Swedish retailer H & M in South Africa were trashed in an anti-racism protest by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party on Saturday, broadcaster eNCA reported. The targeted stores are in shopping malls in Johannesburg's financial district, Sandton, and the capital, Pretoria, eNCA reported on its website, showing pictures of mannequins 34

8 January 2018 3:44 PM Appeal dismissed for ex-union official sacked for credit card misconduct

Former union organiser Nick Belan’s appeal of a Fair Work decision upholding his dismissal from the National Union of Workers NSW was rejected on Friday. Mr Belan was sacked from the NUW in May 2016 for alleged serious misconduct relating to misuse of a union credit card. The move came after he admitted at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance 28

7 January 2018 7:55 AM Police hunt barefoot bandit after armed robbery

A police pursuit is underway for a barefoot armed robber who held up a convenience store in the city's south-east before he ploughed a luxury car into other vehicles. Police were called to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and the South Gippsland Highway in Cranbourne North about 1.20pm on Sunday, following reports a man wielding a handgun had robbed 30

6 January 2018 12:31 AM Canberra forecast to sweat through a hot Summernats weekend

Canberra is set to sweat through a hot weekend with temperatures hovering close to 40 degrees. A sunny Saturday is forecast to reach a maximum of 37 degrees, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Overnight temperatures may leave Canberrans tossing and turning with a low of 20 degrees in store. Sunday temperatures are expected to hit 39 degrees, with a slight 26

4 January 2018 1:57 AM Fremantle jokesters steal getaway car keys from alleged shop thief

Two Fremantle jokesters have stopped an alleged burglar in his tracks after stealing the keys to his car. Bevan Duncan and Nathan Cugley told 9 News Perth they were out having drinks when they heard a window being smashed at around 10.30pm. A man had broken into the Stand Up Surf Shop on Stirling Highway, and both Mr Duncan and Mr Cugley watched as he rifled 38