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April 13, 2018 2:27 AM Two Indian athletes kicked out of Commonwealths over needle find

Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules. Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. A cleaner found

April 12, 2018 11:01 PM Lost footage of Adam West’s Batman to be screened for first time in 50 years

Previously lost footage of Batman star Adam West teaching road safety to children will be screened for the first time in more than 50 years. The clip from May 1967 of Batman teaching children the Green Cross Code will be shown to an audience of TV professionals and enthusiasts to kick off a hunt for 100 missing television clips. Kaleidoscope, which specialises 5

April 9, 2018 8:10 PM Support for republic at 50pct: Newspoll

Australia's republican movement may have more work to do after a new poll revealed only half of citizens want a republic, in line with another poll conducted just eight months ago. The Newspoll shows 50 per cent of voters back Australia becoming a republic, with 41 per cent wanting to retain a constitutional monarchy and nine per cent uncommitted, The Australian 4

April 9, 2018 5:28 PM Revealed: How Peter Dutton tabled slashing immigration by 20,000 last YEAR

A plan to cut Australia's immigration by 20,000 was scuttled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull despite likely public support. Peter Dutton proposed reducing the cap on annual permanent immigration from its record 190,000 to 170,000 to cabinet last year. The Immigration Minister was spurred on by widespread concern about the effects of mass new arrivals

April 9, 2018 12:24 PM Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdraws from Commonwealth Games after suffering elbow injury attempting 130kg lift

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games while leading her category because of an elbow injury. The New Zealander, 39, has been one of the most discussed athletes at the Games owing to her transition to female on the back of competing as a male until the age of 35. Figures from the Australian and Samoan 9

April 9, 2018 9:04 AM No-one move! Footage of medal-winning shooter could be mistaken for a photo as he shows his incredible focus at the Commonwealth Games

Bangladesh shooter Abdullah Hel Baki has demonstrated his incredible focus as he competed in the 10-metre air rifle final at the Commonwealth Games. Footage of Baki, who won silver, could be mistaken for a photograph as the athlete stays completely still throughout the shot posted by The West Australian. The key is a spectator tapping their feet on the floor 4

April 6, 2018 11:18 AM Love is in the air! Muslim cricket star Usman Khawaja, 31, ties the knot with partner Rachel McLellan in intimate Queensland ceremony

Australian-Muslim cricket star Usman Khawaja has married his stunning partner Rachel McLellan in a private Queensland ceremony. On Friday, the 31-year-old sportsman tied the knot with Rachel, 22, at Maleny Manor on the Sunshine Coast - after the young bride converted to Islam despite being raised a Catholic schoolgirl in Brisbane. The blushing bride 3

April 6, 2018 9:24 AM Australian paedophile on the run for 22 years is found in a coma in a Brazilian hospital after being mowed down by a car on Copacabana Beach

An Australian paedophile who fled the country 22 years ago is lying in a coma in a Brazilian hospital after being hit by a car during a night out at ­Copacabana Beach. Christopher John Gott, who worked as a teacher in Darwin and Melbourne before fleeing the country in 1996, was mowed down by a black Hyundai on January 18 after the driver suffered a seizure

April 5, 2018 11:47 PM Teenage girl, 14, falls into a coma after being stung by world's deadliest jellyfish

A 14-year-old girl is in hospital in a coma after being stung by the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish. The girl was stung on the arm while swimming at Nickol Bay in Dampier, Western Australia on Monday. She was taken to the Nickol Bay Hospital in Karratha before being flown to Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital in a stable condition 9 News reported 5

April 3, 2018 3:31 AM 'Swarm of activity' along New Zealand's fault-line prompts fears of megathrust earthquakes and devastating tsunamis

A swarm of earthquakes along a New Zealand fault-line has prompted fears of a 'megathrust' quake and devastating tsunamis. GeoNet took to Twitter on Tuesday to warn there was a 'swarm of activity' along the Alpine fault, a geological fault running almost the entire length of New Zealand's South Island. The company, which monitors geological hazards including 3