National News

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Man who raped sleeping friend walks from jail

premium_icon Man who raped sleeping friend walks from jail

A man who raped his unconscious friend has walked from jail after the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled his sentence should be reduced.

Rapist Mohammed Skaf refused parole for third time

premium_icon Rapist Mohammed Skaf refused parole for third time

Mohammed Skaf, who led the notorious gang rapes in 2000, will remain behind bars after he was refused parole after being ruled as not safe to be released.

Final straw for quarantined cruise couple

premium_icon Final straw for quarantined cruise couple

A couple say there’s going to be a “f---ing riot” after making a grim discovery in their new Darwin quarantine camp.

Six Harris Scarfe stores close

premium_icon Six Harris Scarfe stores close

The administrators of a national department store chain have shut stores as they try to find a white knight to buy or recapitalise the retailer.

Cafe slugged $15k for roach infestation

premium_icon Cafe slugged $15k for roach infestation

Southside cafe also had holes in the kitchen walls and no on-site thermometer to monitor food temperatures.

Man found guilty of toolbox double murder

premium_icon Man found guilty of toolbox double murder

After days of deliberations a jury has convicted Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata of the murders of Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru, who were found in a metal toolbox

‘No beds’ for serial child flasher

premium_icon ‘No beds’ for serial child flasher

An ageing sex offender with poor health has not been able to gain accommodation out of jail, despite an extensive search to find him a bed.

Crabbers hit with eye-watering fines

premium_icon Crabbers hit with eye-watering fines

Two crabbers have been hit with massive fines after being found out doing the wrong thing at a popular fishing spot.

Accused killer wins appeal in Hayley Dodd murder case

Accused killer wins appeal in Hayley Dodd murder case

Francis John Wark has won an appeal against his conviction for murdering WA teenager Hayley Dodd in 1999, with a retrial ordered.

Jaw-dropping: Aussie cruise prices slashed

Jaw-dropping: Aussie cruise prices slashed

Aussie holiday-makers are snapping up last-minute bargains, including a luxury cruise from $66 a night, as some of the world’s biggest ships divert Down Under.

'You better take down that website or you’re dead'

premium_icon 'You better take down that website or you’re dead'

A pastor who alleged a multi-millionaire developer made a chilling threat against him suddenly withdrew the claims in court today.

Accused teacher kidnapper’s remorse over bizarre tragedy

premium_icon Accused teacher kidnapper’s remorse over bizarre tragedy

The third person charged with kidnapping and bashing private schoolteacher Anthony Stott voluntarily went to police after he became remorseful.

‘It was worth it’: Grand Final streaker breaks his silence

premium_icon ‘It was worth it’: Grand Final streaker breaks his silence

Infamous Palm Beach Currumbin streaker Ross Colvin has broken his silence for the first time, five years on from the legendary streak.

Rally’s tears, silence and prayers for murder victims

premium_icon Rally’s tears, silence and prayers for murder victims

Community and political leaders have united at the Red Rose Rally, demanding action on domestic violence laws in the aftermath of the Camp Hill murders.

Rapist’s freedom short-lived after drug slip-up

premium_icon Rapist’s freedom short-lived after drug slip-up

A Cairns rapist has landed himself back in jail after breaching his supervision order for an eighth time.

Cult $3 product almost costs boy his sight

premium_icon Cult $3 product almost costs boy his sight

A cult Kmart product that priced at just $3 nearly cost one boy his sight after a shock incident landed him in hospital.

Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

premium_icon Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

Toni Mitchell tells how doctors told her to terminate her son with a disability - Joshy - after her ultrasound nearly 20 years ago.

This NSFW 'yoni' art exhibition has thousands talking

premium_icon This NSFW 'yoni' art exhibition has thousands talking

Artist hopes to “ignite more conversations about women’s pleasure, women’s bodies and the acceptance and variety”.

Where is he now? Russell Crowe spotted on Coast

premium_icon Where is he now? Russell Crowe spotted on Coast

Hollywood star Russell Crowe has been spotted on the Coast, visiting the koala treatment ward that gained international attention for its quirky plaque.

Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

premium_icon Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

A Sunshine Coast mum who unknowingly had a rare and debilitating disease for months must now travel overseas for life-changing treatment.

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