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18 January 2018 2:48 PM Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 lands in Alice Springs after 'loud noise, shaking'

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur has been diverted to Alice Springs after it suffered "technical issues" in the air on Thursday afternoon, with passengers reporting a loud noise coming from the side of the plane. Flight MH122, an A330-300, left Sydney Airport at 1.06pm and was meant to arrive at its destination at 6.30pm. However 5

18 January 2018 3:10 AM Australian Open 2018: Actor Will Ferrell raves about trip Down Under

Hollywood actor Will Ferrell has revealed his trip Down Under could inspire him to make an Australian tennis movie, during a hilarious press conference at the Australian Open. In the country on a holiday with his wife and friends, the 50-year-old Anchorman star and tennis fan spoke highly of the grand slam tournament, the city of Melbourne and described 6

18 January 2018 2:18 AM ABS will make 150 staff redundant before June 2019 in 17 per cent staff cut

The Bureau of Statistics will make 150 staff redundant as it reduces its workforce by 17 per cent over the next two years in the latest in a series of cuts to hit the agency. As it shrinks by at least 400 public servants before June 2019, the agency has admitted it won't find all of its cuts through staff attrition alone and will have to let go of office-based 8

17 January 2018 10:12 PM Russia probe: Bannon avoids grand jury after deal with Mueller

Washington: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has done a deal with US Special Counsel Robert Mueller that will see him avoid appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed by his investigators 5 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 10 1

17 January 2018 11:13 AM Brisbane Broncos player allegedly assaulted woman: reports

An unnamed Brisbane NRL player has been accused of assaulting a woman. The Seven Network is reporting the Broncos' player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly had "slapped and manhandled" a woman known to him on Sunday night and will face court. "The club has made aware of a private matter involving a player that currently sits within a court 9

17 January 2018 1:59 AM New brews, same price: Four beers for fans at Optus Stadium

The price of beer will remain the same but fans can choose from four brews at the new Optus Stadium in 2018. General admission fans will be offered three mid-strength beers and one cider from official stadium brewer Gage Roads for $8.50 - the same price for beer at Domain Stadium and the WACA. The special edition line-up from the WA brewer features the Single 12

16 January 2018 9:16 AM KIIS FM host Will McMahon misses show after bike accident

KIIS FM's new national drive show host, Will McMahon, was hospitalised as a precautionary measure after being involved in a bicycle accident earlier today. McMahon missed his 4pm radio slot alongside co-host Woody Whitelaw on the Will & Woody show after he was hit by a car while cycling to the Melbourne radio station in Richmond. "I don't really know what happened 9 1

16 January 2018 8:06 AM Anna Flanagan expects to miss Commonwealth Games, throws support behind Kalindi Commerford

"It's definitely confusing and hard when you don't know what you need to work on or what they're looking for, I obviously want to play and at the moment I'm still training just in case." Although Flanagan is unlikely to feature at the Games, another Canberran in Kalindi Commerford is fighting for a spot during the Hockeyroos five-Test series against 9

16 January 2018 6:29 AM YouTube prankster charged over Brisbane bridge jump

A YouTube prankster who made headlines in December when he jumped from a balcony into the Bondi Icebergs pool is due to face court after making a risky leap from Brisbane's Goodwill Bridge. Luke Erwin, who has about 60,000 YouTube subscribers, was arrested after security guards told police the 23-year-old had jumped from the bridge at about 12.30pm on January 10