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Teen killed in horror double stabbing New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25A 17-year-old boy has lost his life and another teen is in hospital after they were allegedly stabbed during a fight.

Govt press freedom report delayed New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25A government report into press freedom that was due in December has been delayed until 2020. A late submission from media stakeholders is being blame

Blaze threatens WA homes New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Firefighters have worked through the night in Perth battling an out of control blaze after a day of extreme heat. One home has been lost and crews ar

Vic grassfires destroy shed and farmland New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25A spate of grassfires in regional Victoria have razed farmland and destroyed a shed, with police investigating the blazes which started in quick succe

Economy key to ALP victory: Albanese New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Anthony Albanese has outlined his plans for winning the next election declaring he will put the economy front and centre in his pitch to voters. The

Light rail breakdown in Sydney New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Light rail breakdown in Sydney

Brisbane activists protest over fires New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Volunteer firefighter Murray Drechsler left the frontline for a different battle – a message to the nation’s politicians. Murray has been

Minute’s silence for NZ volcano dead New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has invited Kiwis and Australians to share in a minute's silence for victims of the deadly volcanic blast o

Eddie Obeid gets rock star welcome after being New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid gets a rock star welcome home after being freed from jail.

Immigration Minister to take indefinite leave of absence New! 2019-12-14 00:20:25Immigration Minister David Coleman has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons. The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed it approved the lea

Jetstar wage dispute remains ‘up in the air’ New! 2019-12-13 18:14:34Jetstar workers have gone on strike at the country's busiest airports after months of stalled wage negotiations. The disruptions are expected to wor

Udder Chaos: Govt unveils dairy code of conduct New! 2019-12-13 18:14:34The Morrison government has unveiled a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry in an attempt to end the milk wars. Agriculture Minister Brid

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Faith column Dec 15 New! 2019-12-14 08:05:00The festivities of Christmas herald an opportunity for joy and merriment, an oasis of goodwill and peace for humankind.

Giving the grand old Wurlitzer another whirl as New! 2019-12-14 08:01:00The State Theatre turns 90 this year and celebrates with an unveiling of its world class organ.

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, December 15 New! 2019-12-14 08:01:00Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.

Detainees on Manus trapped in a system without New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Medevac provided a small reprieve for the acutely unwell. It also tacitly acknowledged our duty of care to refugees detained in our offshore centres.

Aside from Tony Abbott, who will want to New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Surely another vote on Scottish independence is on the cards?

Our city is growing and changing but it New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Sydneysiders are rightly proud of their city but when it comes to our lived experience, we're living something of a double life.

How to make Sydney great again New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00The Sun-Herald asked five leaders for their best ideas on how to ensure the city reaches its full potential.

Massive counter-terror exercise 'Arrow' to test police and New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Five years since the deadly Lindt cafe siege, NSW Police has pledged greater preparedness for terrorist attacks.

Making Australia crate again in 2019 New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Who or what would you say defines 2019 in Australia? My vote goes to 95-year-old Geoff Martin.

'The kids are OK’: HSC band 6 data New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00More students are achieving top results in HSC reading, maths and science subjects than they were two decades ago.

Learning the hard way: five years after the New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00It was the day that stopped Sydney in its tracks. Five years on, what lessons have police learnt from the most dramatic terrorist attack to take place

Shrinking homes, 'walk scores' and mini Melbournes: What New! 2019-12-14 08:00:00Pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods and lower rates of car ownership are among the trends that will shape Sydney's design.

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When Council cut off Coast beach showers New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12THE Gold Coast is back in drought mode after more than a decade.

The best Christmas gifts from the Gold Coast New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12Give a little more this Christmas by supporting small business. Amber Macpherson has found 10 locally-made present ideas for feel-good gifting.

Ridiculous irony in Coast water mining New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12THERE are dollars, and then there’s sense.

Incredible success of ‘scary’ experience New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12AN explosion in popularity of so-called escape rooms on the Gold Coast has led an outfit to break out of its current tenancy and lease another four ti

Coast cafe’s beachfront bar transformation New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12A POPULAR Glitter Strip beachside cafe has taken over a neighbouring tenancy and installed a new bar.

Why Coast’s gay community needs its own space New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12Sydney has Oxford Street, New York has The Village … and the Gold Coast has an aged care facility in Parkwood.

UK Labour was ‘captured by inner city middle New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12Jeremy Corbyn admits his manifesto was "radical" as the Labour Party "abandoned their traditional bases" says Journalist Kel Richards. Mr Corbyn

An idyllic family retreat New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12THE combination of a historic 1840s structure with sensitive additions and quality fixtures and fittings is exactly what this exceptional home offers

Ecstasy warning for Falls Festival New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12THE countdown to the annual Falls Festival in Tasmania has sparked a warning about a dangerous trend with the drug ecstasy.

Fire in state’s north forces road closure New! 2019-12-14 09:08:12UPDATE, 7PM: A BUSHFIRE at Legana in the state’s north continues to be contained by firefighters.

Teen killed in horror double stabbing New! 2019-12-14 00:15:28A 17-year-old boy has lost his life and another teen is in hospital after they were allegedly stabbed during a fight.

Blaze threatens WA homes New! 2019-12-14 00:15:28Firefighters have worked through the night in Perth battling an out of control blaze after a day of extreme heat. One home has been lost and crews ar

NT News and Galleries | NT

$176k NT Keno jackpot still unclaimed after a 2019-12-13 00:36:27THE $176,000 plus NT Keno jackpot is still unclaimed almost a week after it was won by a mystery punter at the Cavenagh Hotel.

Darwin explosion leaves man with serious burns 2019-12-13 00:36:27A MAN has been hospitalised with serious burns following an “explosion” in Darwin’s northern suburbs last night.

Ambos may stop treating patients if in danger 2019-12-13 00:36:27ST JOHN Ambulance paramedics could delay treating patients if they are in danger of assault.

Man allegedly rams woman’s car multiple times 2019-12-13 00:36:27NT Police are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly repeatedly rammed his Holden Astra into a woman’s car in Karama earlier this month

Child patients evacuated during RDH kid’s ward fire 2019-12-13 00:36:27SICK children were forced to evacuate Royal Darwin Hospital after a suspicious fire started in the paediatric ward, causing surgery delays and patient

Let us put Rebecca to rest at last, 2019-12-13 00:36:27THE family of missing woman Rebecca Hayward is caught in a state of limbo as long as the investigation into her disappearance stays open, says her old

Brothels in the burbs ‘would devalue homes’ 2019-12-13 00:36:27ALLOWING sex workers to operate from homes in the suburbs would see property values plummet, according to the Property Council NT.

Stripper gets two years jail over meth syndicate 2019-12-13 00:36:27A SINSATIONS stripper who had a baby while in custody will be jailed for two years for her involvement in a meth syndicate, after her barrister slamme

Former cop wins appeal against assault sentence 2019-12-13 00:36:27A FORMER NT police officer, who pleaded guilty to the assault of a female colleague in 2001, has won an appeal to have the community service hours he

Rolfe ‘acting in good faith’: Court 2019-12-13 00:36:27THE “unprecedented” publicity and community sentiment surrounding the shooting death of Yuendumu teenager Kumanjayi Walker means the case

‘Wife’ stays silent during inquest into Wagait death 2019-12-10 09:09:50THE ‘wife’ of American man Jonathan William Hempel – who died after she ran him over with her car – has continued refusing to

Revealed: Concept design for CDU’s new city campus 2019-12-10 09:09:50THIS new building, set to be constructed in the heart of the Darwin CBD, could boost our economic output by more than $250 million over the next 15 ye

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Pacific Beat: Friday 2019-12-05 15:00:00On the program: Samoa's unprecedented door-to-door vaccination campaign continues, as authorities take action against those spreading anti-vaccinatio

Samoan anti-vaxxer charged as mass mobile vaccination drive 2019-12-05 15:00:00The country wide "shutdown" in Samoa is continuing today as the government steps up its mass vaccination campaign in the wake of the ongoing measles

Manus landowners want security contract at former refugee 2019-12-05 15:00:00A Manus Island civil society group is calling on authorities to step in and resolve tensions that led to gunshots being fired and a scuffle breaking o

Pacific Beat: Thursday 2019-12-04 15:00:00On the program: We cross to Samoa where mobile units are now going door to door, to reach those still unvaccinated as the country's measles emergency

Impact of rising sea levels on Pacific maritime 2019-12-04 15:00:00Discussions on the sidelines of the COP25 climate talks on how rising sea levels might impact the Pacific's maritime boundaries in future.

Samoa shutdown for mass vaccination drive as measles 2019-12-04 15:00:00Samoa is in virtual "shutdown" today to allow a mass vaccination campaign to take place, aimed at stopping the deadly measles epidemic. Authorities

Political storm deepens over Australian miner and Prime 2019-12-04 15:00:00An Australian miner's legal battle in Solomon Islands has escalated into a full-on political stoush with the opposition calling for the sacking of Pr

Experts say Samoa's deadly measles crisis far from 2019-12-03 15:00:00As the number of measles related deaths continues to rise in Samoa experts say it could still be some time before health authorities are able to bring

Australian lawyers want Federal Government to act on 2019-12-03 15:00:00Law societies in both Australia and New Zealand are pushing for the Australian Government to intervene in the re-trial of the anti-government protest

Responsibility weighing on Bougainville youth's shoulders as voting 2019-12-03 15:00:00Voting is finished in Bougainville's historic independence referendum. A young Bougainvillean woman who was forced to flee the island during the cris

Pacific Beat: Wednesday 2019-12-03 15:00:00On the program: As the Samoan government brings in new extreme measures to try to bring the country's measles crisis under control, experts warn it c

Pacific Beat: Tuesday 2019-12-02 15:00:00On the program: Samoa's government temporarily shuts down the public service as it continues to grapple with the growing measles emergency, and a str


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