National News

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Backpacker social media post turns ugly

Backpacker social media post turns ugly

A young backpacker’s innocent post looking for local farm work in New Zealand has taken a nasty turn.

Photographer’s insanely close encounter

Photographer’s insanely close encounter

A young Australian photographer was lucky not to lose a hand when a massive Great White shark took an interest in him.

Desperate beach search for missing backpackers

Desperate beach search for missing backpackers

A desperate search is under way after two missing backpackers’ belongings and their car were found at a beach on NSW’s mid-north coast.

Reborn classic Mini’s shocking changes

Reborn classic Mini’s shocking changes

The original Mini is one of the most well known cars in the world and now it is back but what lies underneath will surprise you.

Duty-free items ripping you off

Duty-free items ripping you off

We all think duty-free prices are cheaper than outside the airport. But we’ve been fooled — especially on these popular but ridiculously overcharged products

Coles’ Little Shop campaign has worn off

Coles’ Little Shop campaign has worn off

Like-for-like sales at the major supermarket chain have slowed, and a restructuring impairment has dragged its profit down.

‘No sympathy’: Dad’s brutal jab at thief

‘No sympathy’: Dad’s brutal jab at thief

The Sydney dad whose violent confrontation with a home invader ended in the man’s death had previously lashed thieves on social media.

‘Do you know or not?’: PM grilled

‘Do you know or not?’: PM grilled

Radio host Neil Mitchell has grilled the PM over the hacking scandal that has engulfed Canberra — and the answers didn’t satisfy him.

Emoji number plates are coming

Emoji number plates are coming

APPARENTLY there’s no stopping the spread of emoji — and road users are about to start seeing more of the little characters.

Festival to test pills after deaths

Festival to test pills after deaths

Festival-goers will be able to have their pills tested at a popular music festival after a spate of festival deaths.

'We could smell the smoke 150km out to sea'

'We could smell the smoke 150km out to sea'

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

True impact of sudden magnetic flip

True impact of sudden magnetic flip

The Earth’s magnetic field has reversed its polarity at least 183 times before, according to the geological record. And it’ll happen again.

Pill test parents: ‘There will be more deaths’

Pill test parents: ‘There will be more deaths’

The parents of children who died in separate incidents from drug overdoses after attending music festivals have shared surprisingly different views about pill...

Teen dies as vehicle is ‘torn in half’

Teen dies as vehicle is ‘torn in half’

A teen has been identified after dying in a horror car crash which left a vehicle “torn in half”, as police probe whether the cars were racing.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Gang rapist caught in ‘ice’ ring sting

Gang rapist caught in ‘ice’ ring sting

Convicted gang rapist Mohamed Ghanem has been caught in an ice drug ring captured by police surveillance and now faces 20 more years in jail.

Aussie icon’s value cut from $147m to zero

Aussie icon’s value cut from $147m to zero

Coca-Cola Amatil says it’s confident for the future of the canned fruit and vegetable business despite its value being slashed.

‘Save me’: Chilling text before alleged rape

‘Save me’: Chilling text before alleged rape

A woman who claims a former union boss raped her allegedly messaged a friend shortly before the incident asking her to “save me”.

Personal trainer dies in home invasion

Personal trainer dies in home invasion

A man who was killed in a suspected home invasion has been identified as Sydney personal trainer and weightlifter Bradley Soper.

Ex-cop ‘blackmailed victims into sex’

Ex-cop ‘blackmailed victims into sex’

A FORMER NSW police officer blackmailed four women into having sex with him by threatening to leak explicit photos he had of them.

'Industry is in crisis', says logistics boss

'Industry is in crisis', says logistics boss

TRANSPORT boss Arthur Tzaneros says the industry has hit the floor in regards to rates, payment terms and compliance and can't continue to be sustainable.

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