Buyer’s ‘premonition’ about Pakenham castle

A buyer’s sixth sense came into play when they bid above their budget for a one-of-a-kind Pakenham castle.

Halftime explosion reveals Manly turnaround

Scenes of Manly Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler raging and stamping his feet has shown just how far his side has come in the last month.

Fever outclass Vixens in grand final rematch

The West Coast Fever have evened the ledger by defeating the Melbourne Vixens in the sides’ 2020 grand final rematch on Saturday.

Moody’s Cup hopeful banned in Victoria but not NSW

Peter Moody will attempt to convince Racing Victoria vets his Melbourne Cup prospect is sound to race, but the import can still compete in NSW.

New COVID case fears as Premier prepares to speak

Premier Mark McGowan has called a snap afternoon press conference to update the city on coronavirus protocols — with it understood there is a new COVID-19 case involving a hotel security guard.

GWS thrashes Crows to send Giant message

The Giants have given star recruit Jesse Hogan a club debut to remember by thrashing the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Afghan retreat: US formally withdrawing from its longest war

The exit of US forces has only exacerbated the fear felt by ordinary Afghans

Club pulls out in big Staggs saga move

Broncos star Kotoni Staggs reportedly has just one club left standing in the war for his signature after one club’s dramatic switch.

Man trampled by cow airlifted to hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital where he remains in a stable condition after being ‘kicked and stepped on’ by a cow.

Suns burn Pies to heap more pressure on Buckley

The Suns have handed the Magpies their sixth loss of the season, raising further questions about the future of coach Nathan Buckley.

Humble cottage sells for $4m in freak auction

It’s not what most people would imagine a $4m home to look like but the owners of an old red brick cottage scored a huge win after attracting a surprise mob of bidders.

Liberal candidate denies dating scandal

As Tasmania heads to the polls, one major party candidate is strenuously denying a truly strange allegation of dating app misbehaviour.

From last to first in blink of an Eye

Private Eye snatched victory in the Queensland Guineas from an impossible position as trainer Joe Pride ponders his winter carnival targets.

China Labour Day travel rush gives glimpse of life after Covid

Passengers prepare to board trains at Hangzhou East train station in Hangzhou, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province on April 30, 2021, ahead of the Labour Day holiday

Manly star’s dog act on former teammate

Manly forward Toafofoa Sipley cemented his spot at one of the NRL’s biggest pests with this cheeky act against the Penrith Panthers.

Baby tests positive to coronavirus

Health authorities have revealed the infant son of a person staying in hotel quarantine has tested positive to coronavirus in one Australian state.

Bridesmaids slammed for wedding stunt

A group of bridesmaids has been roundly criticised on social media for breaking the bride’s dress code on her wedding day.

No pandemic end in sight with raging outbreaks in India, Brazil

Brazil has one of the world’s highest Covid-19 mortality rates at 189 deaths per 100,000 people

Sweet farewell: Thompson’s mare goes out a winner

Sweet Deal’s new buyers will be urged to continue her campaign in Brisbane after the soon-to-be broodmare won for the last time for John Thompson.

Coaches slam refereeing in heated A-League clash

Coaches Carl Veart and Mark Rudan have taken aim at the referees after their sides played out a tense nil-all draw at Coopers Stadium.

‘They’re trapped’: 21 dead in terror attack

Disturbing footage out of Afghanistan has revealed the aftermath of a truck bomb used to target civilians, leaving scores dead. Warning: Graphic.

Sapphire Coast tips: In-form mare back for More

After going 15 runs without a win, Canberra mare More Shots will chase her fourth straight win in the South Coast Cup at the Sapphire Coast.

Comeback win comes at cost for Tigers

It wasn’t all good news for Richmond on Friday night, with captain Trent Cotchin suffering a hamstring injury in the side’s comeback win.

Banner blooper not what it seems

An AFL team’s banner was briefly a laughing stock before a hilarious revelation showed the club’s clever, hidden superstition.

Up-for-sale Qeyaady’s value soars after Sandown win

Interested buyers will need to find more cash to purchase Sandown winner Qeyaady when the Lindsay Park colt is sold later this month.

Aussie sprinter Morgan Mitchell’s Olympics setback

Despite an injury, the Australian sprinter reveals she’s on track – figuratively and literally – to living her Olympic dreams in Tokyo.

Rabbitohs star’s huge hint on Reynolds move

Rabbitohs star Damien Cook has shared the inside word on Adam Reynold’s future — dismissing one of the monster offers reportedly on the table.

‘Hypocrites’: Meghan, Harry leak blasted

To mark the Cambridges’ 10th anniversary, Harry and Meghan confirmed sending the couple something “privately” – a move royal experts blasted.

India records over 400,000 Covid cases in 24 hours: official data

India recorded on Saturday over 400,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours for the first time, the first country to do so in the pandemic, official data showed.

Viral story foreshadowed Covid

Christina Sweeney-Baird had just written a novel about a deadly pandemic sweeping the globe — then things became very real, terrifyingly fast.

Stunning claim about Britney in new doco

Britney Spears’ father says his pop star daughter has dementia in an explosive claim aired in a new documentary about her controversial conservatorship.

Toadie’s house from Neighbours sells

Neighbours living on the real-life Ramsay Street have a new neighbour after Toadie’s house set a new price record.

Driver charged after deadly hit and run

Police have charged a driver over the death of a woman, 25, who was struck by a car and died in hospital in Adelaide overnight.

Young couple drive huge sale for 1920s home

A young Melbourne couple will soon call Geelong home after winning the keys to a 1920s character house at auction on the weekend.

Bathurst tips: Ings’ primed to rule at home track

Mother-daughter combination Wanda and Chelsea Ings can get off to a flyer at Bathurst and set themselves up for a big day at their hometown meeting.

‘Oh no’: Debutant’s priceless item shatters

Collingwood teenager Caleb Poulter’s debut got off to a disastrous start when his big moment in the dressing room went pear-shaped.

Sunshine Coast: preview, tips and best bets

Graeme Carey has analysed the form for the seven Sunshine Coast races on Sunday and here’s what he likes.

‘Left for dead’: Fury over travel ban

Backlash is growing over a controversial decision to ban Australians from returning home from India or face time in jail.

Highton home sells $160K over reserve

A Highton home proved to be hot property at auction on Saturday, with five bidders keen for the keys.

Iconic Queensland trainer passes away

Racing in Queensland has lost one of its most loved characters with the passing of iconic trainer Noel Doyle.

‘You suck!’: Gladys heckled in the street

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed she was heckled in the street recently – before having a very unexpected reaction to the incident.

‘Rare’ Footscray phone tower block doubles reserve

Hold the phone — a tiny 44sq m Footscray property has sold for more than twice its initial price expectations at a roaring auction.

New virus vaccine on the cards

The federal government is speaking with a French company about potentially importing its vaccine to use in the Australian rollout.

‘Potential risk’: New airport exposure site

Two locations within Brisbane’s International Airport have been linked to a transiting passenger who was infected with COVID-19.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi marks third month under house arrest

Myanmar has been plunged into violence since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi in coup

Biden dumps Trump’s infamous plan

US President Joe Biden has announced he’s scrapped Donald Trump’s signature plan to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

6.8-magnitude quake rattles northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast on Saturday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and US authorities said.

Mum trending after accidental TV display

The mum of a star athlete has unwittingly stolen her son’s big night after the emotional moment TV cameras scanned across the family.

‘No answers’: Aishwarya’s mum and dad on hunger strike

The death of a young girl at Perth Children’s Hospital at Easter has prompted her grieving parents to begin a hunger strike outside the emergency department.

Disneyland fans hail ‘greatest feeling ever’ as theme park finally reopens

Some Disneyland rides remain shut for pandemic safety reasons, including the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and the resort’s monorail

1970s time warp sells for $1m over reserve

A house that would have been considered “futuristic” back in the 1970s has sold for a whopper price at auction – with pictures revealing an interior that looks straight out of The Brady Bunch.

Maradona doctor facing jail sentence

A bombshell verdict in the investigation into Diego Maradona’s death has found the football icon’s medical staff left him in agony for 12 hours.

UN Security Council calls for ASEAN Myanmar plan to be enacted

UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener met with Myanmar junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting

Woman mistaken as 76yo boyfriend’s carer

A 28-year-old woman who has fallen in love with a man 48 years her senior has revealed she’s often mistaken for her lover’s carer.

Disturbing new threat of ‘war on all fronts’

On the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, al-Qaida has claimed its war against the US is far from over, threatening a “war on all fronts”.

DR Congo announces ‘state of siege’ in two provinces: gvt spokesperson

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi announced a “state of siege” late Friday in two troubled provinces in the east of the country racked by violence from armed groups.

Cranky AFL coach scorches reporter

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge was in a mood after losing to Richmond and took a lash to a reporter when asked a simple question.

China warns Australia not to get ‘burned’

China has issued a warning to Australia to ‘avoid getting burned’ after accusing politicians of being ‘anti-China’ and colluding with ‘terrorists’.

Why Ricciardo is leaving social media

Aussie Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has announced he is going dark on social media with a pointed message for followers.

US oil giants return to profitability in Q1 on higher oil prices

ExxonMobil reported profits in the first quarter after a string of losses in 2020

Woman dies in horror bus crash

A woman has been killed after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus in western Sydney, pinning her in the passenger seat of the sedan.

Brazil auctions Rio water concession for $4 bn in win for Bolsonaro

Rio’s troubled public water company, Cedae, has faced criticism for the city’s sometimes cloudy, smelly and earthy-tasting water

Russia bars EU officials as latest row escalates

The European Union has imposed a series of sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Bromell comeback gathers pace with world best 9.88sec

Trayvon Bromell posted world leading 9.88sec in the 100m at the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville on Friday

Maradona was left to ‘fate’ ahead of death: expert panel

Maradona is an idol to millions of Argentines after he inspired the South American country to only its second World Cup triumph in 1986

‘Breathtaking’ country retreat full of surprises

There’s more than meets the eye at this strikingly simple home outside Ballarat, including a surprising centre that lets you see the sky above.

Quarantine bungle put guests at risk of HIV

A major mistake in Victoria’s hotel quarantine program exposed hundreds of guests to serious risk because proper protocols weren’t in place.

Shock discovery in five-bedroom home

After responding to reports of a kidnapping, local police made a “disturbing” discovery when they entered a five-bedroom home in Houston in the US.

Fans freak out over ‘unrecognisable’ Kim

Kim Kardashian has left fans gobsmacked after unveiling a new look that many have said “doesn’t even look like her”.

Ricciardo upbeat after making key change

A change to his driving style paid immediate results for Daniel Ricciardo in Portugal but McLaren teammate Lando Norris fears a new threat.

Wayne Carey calls out cardinal sin

Josh Bruce had a night to forget against Richmond, producing a grub act against Dylan Grimes and then earning a rebuke from Wayne Carey.

Sumo wrestler dead after horror incident

There is uproar in the sumo community after a tragic oversight before the horrific death of a wrestler. WARNING: Distressing content.

Why the price of beer could drop

One of Australia’s fastest-growing industries is set for a major tax cut next month, and it will lead to the price of beer falling.

Chilling video of Russia’s grim warning

Alarming new footage released from the Black Sea reveals a potential new threat as Ukraine’s Russia tensions flare.

Horror pic after nation’s ‘worst disaster’

A chilling image of bodies lining the street has emerged after 45 people were killed and 150 injured in a deadly stampede at a festival in Israel.

SA homes with the hottest kitchens and coolest cellars

In celebration of Tasting Australia, we’ve found some of the best homes on to enjoy the very finest of the state’s food and wine.

Controversial photo riles NRL fans

Cronulla supporters were still processing a 40-14 defeat against the Melbourne Storm when they witnessed Will Chambers in an odd position.

Huge payout for awkward ‘lubricate’ poster

A woman has been awarded a massive payout over an embarrassing poster that she said made her feel like a ‘sex object’ at her workplace.

The reasons why salaries are not advertised

Why don’t a lot of job ads outline the salary that is being offered for the role? Recruiters reveal how to find it out.

Tiny suburbs punching above their weight

More Melbourne buyers are targeting petite postcodes that were once obscure, but are now flying. See our top “under-the-radar” markets.

WHO lists anti-Covid Moderna vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization on Friday said it had listed the anti-Covid-19 Moderna vaccine for emergency use.

Geelong’s new property hot spots

New data shows a surge in home sales across Geelong in the past year, despite COVID lockdowns. See where the future hot spots are emerging.

The 12 convict terms Aussies still use

They’re the common terms Australians use in day-to-day life. But few know they all come from our convict past.

Suburbs where units are 80 per cent cheaper

Home seekers can buy Sydney property for up to 80 per cent cheaper in some suburbs if they’re willing to ditch a backyard, research shows. SEE WHERE UNIT BUYERS SAVE MOST

Mars Ingenuity helicopter given new scouting mission

This NASA photo shows the Perseverance Mars rover in a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover

Kissinger warns of ‘colossal’ dangers in US-China tensions

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warns of the perils of a clash between the United States and China

Israel buries dead after Jewish pilgrim stampede kills 45

IMAGESIsraeli police cordon off the site of a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site that killed at least 44 people, as shocked pilgrims gather nearby in mourning.

Brazil auctions Rio water concession for $4 bn in win for Bolsonaro

Brazil raked in a larger-than-expected $4 billion Friday auctioning the operating rights to the Rio de Janeiro water and sewer system, a win for President Jair Bolsonaro and his privatization agenda.

EU ‘reserves right’ to respond to Russia sanctions

European Union chiefs on Friday condemned Russia’s sanctions against top Brussels officials and threatened to hit back at the Kremlin in the latest row with Moscow. 

Chad army says killed ‘several hundred’ rebels in two days

The army in Chad said Friday it had killed “several hundred” rebels over two days of fighting in the country’s west, where President Idriss Deby Itno suffered mortal wounds at the front line this month.

Parliament chief says Russia threats will not silence EU

European Parliament president David Sassoli said Friday that Russia’s blacklisting of him and other top EU officials will not prevent lawmakers from the bloc pursuing Moscow over human rights breaches. 

Biden restricts travel from India to US due to Covid outbreak: W.House

The United States will restrict travel from India starting next week, due to rampant spread of Covid-19 in the country, the White House said Friday.

Navalny network added to Russian extremist list

Alexei Navalny is serving a two-and-a-half year sentence in a penal colony outside Moscow

Afghan car bomb toll at least 14 dead, 90 wounded

At least 14 people were killed and 90 wounded Friday by a car bomb in a southern Afghan regional capital, an official said, on the eve of the formal start of the US military’s withdrawal from the country.

Entertainer’s dream home hits the market

Head for Adelaide’s foothills and you’ll find this picture-perfect home, which is ready for a family to move into and enjoy all the lifestyle features it has to offer.

Climate change: Amazon may be turning from friend to foe

The Amazon basin contains about half of the world’s tropical rainforests

Royals told to ‘leave’ after funeral

Mourning royals were told “you need to leave” after Philip’s funeral, Mike Tindall has revealed as he shared his grief for the “amazing” Queen.

Russia sanctions 8 European officials in tit-for-tat move: ministry

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday said it had barred eight European officials from entering the country in response to EU sanctions against Russian officials last month.

100 mn people fully vaccinated against Covid in US: official

One hundred million people in the United States are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients said Friday. 

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