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robert irwin has made his solo television debut, dazzling late-night host jimmy fallon.
malaysian police have arrested a north korean man in connection with the murder of kim jong-nam, the half-brother of north korean leader kim jong-un.
omar abdel-rahman, convicted of the bombing of the world trade centre in new york in 1993, has died in prison in the united states, his son ammar told reuters on saturday.
one person was killed and about 27 injured, three seriously, on saturday when a carriage toppled onto its side in a train derailment in belgium, rescue workers said.
more than 20 people have been hospitalised after overdosing at a melbourne music festival.
eight asylum seekers, including four children, barely made it across the canadian border on friday as a us border patrol officer tried to stop them
some politicians are heartbroken they are losing their gold pass. i feel your pain.
australia's high commissioner in london, alexander downer, says that after brexit australians should be given the same right to work in the uk as european union citizens.
sydney fc's hopes of finishing the season as invincibles came crashing down to earth after brendon santalab seals a thrilling win for the wanderers.
while the western sydney wanderers team song was echoing across the change rooms after full-time in the sydney a-league derby, the referee at the centre of their controversial win was quietly apologising to sydney fc.
australian prime minister malcolm turnbull said he has turned down an offer by his new zealand counterpart to take 150 refugees from australia's offshore detention camps, opting to concentrate on its pending deal with the us.
follow our live coverage as the fifth annual white night melbourne kicks off from 7pm.
as parts of australia set heatwave records and the government considered building new coal-fired power stations, the vast continent to the south last week quietly marked a milestone.
if a city's personality could be mapped, melbourne might look something like this.
a perth man has taken to social media to try and identify the man who was caught on camera vandalising his car.
lisa marie presley's eight-year-old twin daughters have been taken into care after she claimed to have found "disturbing" photographs and videos on their father's computer.
"when i saw her appear dressed exactly as i described her in the book, i unexpectedly felt a little teary."
homes were burned to the ground and stock was lost in the fire which ravaged more than 3500 hectares of land in 24 hours.
german chancellor angela merkel said on friday that there was a "problem" with the value of the euro because the european central bank was tailoring its policies to weaker members of the euro zone and not strictly to germany.

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dandenong rangers had a big win, now they need a favour from bendigo spirit on sunday to claim second spot on the wnbl ladder.
the government is selling and slashing essential services, but spending big on attracting and keeping treasury senior executives.
president donald trump further escalated his attacks on the news media when he tweeted that mainstream outlets are not his enemy but are "the enemy of the american people."
if jerome randle and the adelaide 36ers think they know what's coming for them against the hawks in game two of the nbl play-offs, they may have underestimated just how hostile the illawarra crowd will be.
an impassioned team address from clive churchill medallist luke lewis has put paid to any fears of complacency for cronulla going into the world club challenge.
christian lealiifano returned to canberra on saturday in time for the brumbies' fan day after spending 100 days in melbourne.
a war of words has broken out between the act's two federal senators.
the australian head of the joint strike fighter program says he is confident the next delivery of the cutting-edge combat aircraft to the raaf is on track despite a report finding the next batch of planes will not have the most up-to-date technology.
the giants and fremantle dockers played out the first afl women's draw in a thriller at blacktown, after a uniform clash forced gws to leave the field at quarter-time and change into charcoal shorts.
kevin muscat's focus might have been on his team's trip to take on improving central coast mariners on sunday afternoon when he fronted the media on saturday morning for a routine pre-match press conference.
the giants have beaten the swifts in a thriller to open the super netball competition.
the container village on the shores of lake burley griffin has cost the taxpayer $2 million and counting.
back to full strength, melbourne city have consolidated their spot in the a-league's top four with a classy 5-1 win over the phoenix in wellington.
white night revellers heading to melbourne's all-night party on saturday night suffered a setback when a tram and van collided in st kilda road.

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vans deregistered in queensland can be banned from registering in the act if offensive slogans remain.
weston creek residents will discuss the roundabout and access road onto dudley street in yarralumla at the next meeting.
the toughest part of grand final week came well before kick-off for billy slater.
melbourne vixens have upset collingwood magpies 58-55 in the opening round of super netball.
a prison psychologist struck off for having a relationship with a skaf gang rapist has married another gang member and repeatedly hidden it from parole officers.
penrith prop sam mckendry has suffered a suspected serious knee injury in his comeback from an acl reconstruction during the panthers' 18-6 nrl trial win over parramatta.
cricket australia and stuart macgill have been ordered by the victorian supreme court to attend mediation over the former test cricketer's $2.6 million injury case.
australia will demand more runs at the top of the order and must find a way to combat sri lanka's "damage-control" mantra in their must-win twenty20 clash in geelong on sunday.
central coast mariners are disappointed three rugby league trial games have threatened the quality of the pitch at central coast stadium and were scheduled less than 24 hours before one of the biggest games of the season.
another video rental store has closed in the territory.
a man has been severely injured after being bitten by a shark in far north queensland.
kangaroos coach mal meninga, one of the most important figures in state of origin history, believes there's merit in rival code rugby union's plan to stage their own version of the interstate battle.
a school breakfast program in western sydney is not about a one-off free meal. it's about educating families that healthy eating can be easy and cheap.
centre dylan walker has scored a late converted try to give manly a 24-22 win over the sydney roosters in their community cup trial match at central coast stadium.
a queensland coroner has called for better dosage instructions on strong painkillers after a woman died from a mixed drug toxicity while in the care of her daughter.
brisbane is at risk of becoming "even more bland" if areas aren't setup for street artists to cut their creative teeth, a prominent street artist says.
the secret to 100-year-old douglas barker's long life is good food - prepared himself, and with vegies from his own garden.
mitch marsh could join brother shaun in earning a test recall, having also impressed in australia's only tour game before their four-test series against india starts in pune on thursday.
the western bulldogs look to have suffered an early setback in their premiership defence with ruckman jordan roughead hurting his knee in the first quarter of the club's pre-season opener.
a strong performance from key forward jon patton has highlighted a 33-point point afl pre-season win by greater western sydney over west coast in the nsw riverina.
a melbourne man has been shot with a pellet gun while cycling on a picturesque trail near the great alpine road in the state's north east.
police have launched an investigation into the circumstances behind the devastating fire at carwoola, as crews continue to battle the blaze with the aid of afternoon storms.
he might be one of the most powerful people in the free world, but that doesn't make life any easier for us president donald trump's offspring.
two areas of sydney experienced more damage than the rest in saturdays afternoon storms.
flag favourites two weeks ago after beating fremantle at the same venue, the western bulldogs' hopes of winning the first aflw premiership are in tatters after they were beaten by melbourne at the whitten oval on saturday night.
newcastle knights run out convincing winners against under-strength canberra raiders.
kerrod holland looks set to secure a starting spot in the canterbury line-up after a stellar performance in the bulldogs' four-point nrl trial game win over melbourne.
an irish town is in mourning after the alleged murder of father-of-three daithy ian walsh in southwest sydney.
from the up-close encounters of molly meldrum to the lucrative passion for abba memorabilia, here is a collection of abba memories shared with fairfax media to mark the 40th anniversary of the tour that stopped the nation.
foreign minister julie bishop has told myanmar's leader aung san suu kyi australia is "deeply concerned" about atrocities on rohingya muslims documented in a un report.
police have released a digital image of a man who tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl off the street at springvale in melbourne's south east this month.
adrian farquhar is basically living out the billy elliott story, but the only difference is he has flipped the script.
opposition's frontrunner in sunday's presidential election has a 30-day plan in mind.
the lightning ridge plate will headline canberra racing on sunday with a potential $80,000 up for grabs.
act brumbies rookie flyhalf wharenui hawera looks set to make his super rugby debut in round one.
a safe house in sydney's west had just been raided and 29-year-old alina antal was not happy. 
cuba said on friday the united states had deported 117 migrants back to the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency to almost every cuban who reached us soil as part of the normalisation of relations.
defence minister marise payne has said australia "will consider" co-operating with russia in the fight against islamic state in syria.
former australian representative sprinter kate mccarthy kicked arguably the goal of the afl women's competition so far, with brisbane maintaining their unbeaten record in a nailbiting four-point win over collingwood.
after years of failed promises, victoria is on the cusp of getting its first large-scale solar power stations.

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"the opal readers will only allow people to tap off when the bus is at a stop. this person should obviously just have stayed well clear in any case."
three people have died on victorian roads over 24 hours on friday and saturday.
follow the scores and stats as the closest thing to a traditional aflw rivalry flares at the whitten oval.
a man is fighting for life after being shot in the head at tatura near shepparton on saturday.
perfection was the goal for families bidding at 5 boambillee street, mount gravatt east.
off-contract jarryd hayne is entitled to look at every overseas offer that comes his way, but he has a $400,000 incentive to stay put on the gold coast, where he has an option to extend his contract.
the women were sitting together on a park bench when they were struck by lightning during saturday's storms.
is the wolverine a political animal? for hugh jackman, he has certainly become one in logan, his latest and last outing as the clawed mutant who gets hairy when he gets mad.
veteran sydney sprinter terravista scorched home to get up in the last stride under just returned jockey corey brown to give warwick farm based trainer joe pride another group one winner in an incident packed lightning stakes at flemington.
the recent revelations that tenants are too scared to complain about problems in their units should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever rented a house or flat in this country.
wendy carrafa has been left with a bad taste in the her mouth and a outstanding $550 legal bill following her purchase of the gold coast apartment owned by one nation leader pauline hanson and her son adam.
a rundown brunswick share house in need of a full renovation has sold for $1.4 million under fierce competition at auction.
from a 1930s art-deco home to a bespoke contemporary design, strong architectural statements were responsible for some of saturday's top auction results.
a mornington man has been arrested over eight armed robberies in four days on service stations in melbourne's south.

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rainfall exceeding 200 millimetres, wind gusts of up to 100 km/h as well as flash flooding are all possible if the system turns into a tropical cyclone.
a woman is believed to be armed at a far north queensland property.
the women were possibly duped by a spy ring into attacking kim jong-un's half brother.
a new opinion poll has led labor to admit it has "got a mountain to climb" in order to win the state election.
"it's not just that you've lost this, or that. we've lost everything. absolutely everything is gone."
anthony cummings always thought the hobartville stakes would be the hard one for man from uncle to win. winning it at rosehill on saturday opened questions what will be his aim target for the autumn but he will get better.  
an 1830's brick cottage has sold for $450,000 over reserve in the popular suburb of darlinghurst.
supercars' first full-time female driver would rather she didn't attract attention because of her gender.
a woman has died after being stabbed in the chest in a domestic violence-related incident in sydney's west, police say.
the community support provided to those affected by the grass fire at carwoola is overwhelming.
london is choking from record levels of pollution, much of it caused by diesel cars and trucks, as well as wood-burning fires in private homes.
firefighters in heavy machinery will scrape the blackened earth around the carwoola blaze to build mineral fire breaks ahead of hot weather predicted next week.
more than 20 people were arrested and capsicum spray was used during the overnight white night event in melbourne's cbd.