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19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 29

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Melbourne's best sunset happens tonight

On Wednesday evening, at 8.27, astronomers are urging Melburnians to take to the streets. The city will enjoy its most-spectacular sunset of the year, as the sun sets perfectly between the skyscrapers that line our city grid. It’s called Melbhenge, and our inch-perfect alignment mean we’re one of the only cities in the world that experience the phenomenon 29 1

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 52

1 February 2018 7:26 AM Man stabbed out the front of Dandenong Magistrates Court

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed out the front of the Dandenong Magistrates Court. Police confirmed the man was stabbed in the leg near Foster and Lonsdale Streets just after 2.30pm on Thursday. It is believed he had left the court just moments before the stabbing. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined 23

31 January 2018 5:04 AM Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake

It's proving difficult for Australians to cut salt from their diets, with Aussie men consuming more than twice the daily recommended intake. And women aren't faring much better, according to a study of more than 16,000 people analysed by The Medical Journal of Australia. Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed into a home in the Southern California 43

26 January 2018 8:09 AM 'Invasion day' rally organiser says her comments Australia should 'burn to the ground' should not be taken literally

"Invasion day" rally organiser Tarneen Onus-Williams does not apologise for saying she hoped Australia would ''burn to the ground' but says her words should not be taken literally. Ms Onus-Williams stood on the steps of Victoria's Parliament on Australia Day in front of thousands of people and told the crowd: "F--- Australia, hope it burns to the ground 33

26 January 2018 1:52 AM Australia Day Honours 2018: The full list

Indigenous tennis star Evonne Goolagong-Cawley is among those to receive Australia Day honours this year. Pioneering physicist Michelle Yvonne Simmons is hopeful being named Australian of the Year will help challenge gender expectations and encourage more girls to pursue careers in science. Protesters have started marching through the streets of Redfern 30 1

19 January 2018 9:33 PM Man hands himself in over CBD stabbings

Police have arrested a Lilydale man following an alleged stabbing in Melbourne's CBD which left one man fighting for his life and a woman taken to hospital with serious injuries. A 33-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were allegedly stabbed at the intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth streets on 15 January after a fight with another man. Police were called 17

14 January 2018 11:29 AM Hoddle Street reopens to traffic after construction blitz

Hoddle Street will reopen to traffic on Sunday night after an eight-day construction blitz. The arterial - one of Melbourne's busiest - was fully closed to traffic between Noone Street and Victoria Parade since January 7. Commuters will return to the road for the Monday peak, despite some ongoing lane closures that will be in place until late April 33

4 January 2018 3:35 AM Crowds line Northbourne Avenue for Summernats city cruise in Canberra

Crowds lined the streets of Northbourne Avenue for the annual Summernats city cruise on Thursday. Hotted-up cars drove from Exhibition Park to Vernon Circle, putting on a lunchtime show in the city centre. The event marks the unofficial start of Summernats 31, which ramps up over the Friday and weekend. Check the gallery above to see some of the cars - and also if we caught 34