National News

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Man cuts power to Cairns woman’s house before rape

premium_icon Man cuts power to Cairns woman’s house before rape

A QUEENSLAND man is facing a lengthy stint behind bars after a terrifying late night attack where he cut the power to a woman’s home before raping her.

Dad’s ‘appalling’ action leaves baby a quadriplegic

premium_icon Dad’s ‘appalling’ action leaves baby a quadriplegic

A GOLD Coast man who shook his four-month-old daughter so violently she can no longer move or eat by herself has been jailed.

'He isn't a piece of lost baggage'

premium_icon 'He isn't a piece of lost baggage'

THE mother of a boy who went spent the night in an airport during a diverted Virgin flight said she has been left disappointed by the airline’s response.

Why schoolies are shunning Bali and the Gold Coast

Why schoolies are shunning Bali and the Gold Coast

It’s time to start thinking about that once in a lifetime holiday: Schoolies.

Accused dance school rapist faces more charges

premium_icon Accused dance school rapist faces more charges

ANTHONY Sampieri, 55, who allegedly choked a little girl in the Kogarah Dance Studio toilet last year has been hit with more charges.

Apple’s surprise AirPods 2 announcement

Apple’s surprise AirPods 2 announcement

In a surprise move, Apple has announced AirPods 2 bringing new capabilities that fans have been waiting for.

How to watch this week's supermoon

How to watch this week's supermoon

Cancel your plans for Thursday because the stunning Worm Moon is set to grace the night sky. Here’s the best time and place to catch a glimpse.

Why house prices could plummet even further

premium_icon Why house prices could plummet even further

AUSTRALIA could be plunged into a recession, with a further 16 per cent stripped from Melbourne property prices — and that’s not the only bad news.

NZ announces drastic change to gun laws

NZ announces drastic change to gun laws

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced sweeping changes to the country’s gun laws in the wake of Friday’s attack.

Unvaccinated student contracts measles

Unvaccinated student contracts measles

AN unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with measles in Sydney, as well as a backpacker. NSW Health has urged the public to be on alert.

‘Sydney’s gone mad’: Absurd festival ban

‘Sydney’s gone mad’: Absurd festival ban

Red tape mad Sydney is so draconian a festival has had to fight to keep a harmless part of its program because police feared it could lead to drunken violence

New novel shines positive light on Islamic culture

premium_icon New novel shines positive light on Islamic culture

AUSSIE mum Melati Lum is about to launch her second children’s novel with a Muslim teen as the star of the story.

Hotter than ever: Bali’s best surf retreats

Hotter than ever: Bali’s best surf retreats

Despite a rise in visitor numbers to Bali, the universal appeal of surfing on the Indonesian island has remained strong.

The 1300 jobs with $100k salary that no one wants

premium_icon The 1300 jobs with $100k salary that no one wants

Mining companies offer an eye-popping average wage – with 75 per cent of them offering more than $100,000 a year – but even that hasn’t been enough to help.

Riggs sentenced to prison over wife’s death

premium_icon Riggs sentenced to prison over wife’s death

After waiting almost two decades, the family of slain Queensland mother Patricia Riggs has today finally learned of her killer’s fate.

Vall still happy to lend a hand at 100 years

Vall still happy to lend a hand at 100 years

She’s just turned 100 and this inspirational woman is still volunteering her time to help the charity work carried out by the Women’s Creative Centre.

EMERGENCY: Mass evacuations in NT as Trevor approaches

EMERGENCY: Mass evacuations in NT as Trevor approaches

A STATE of emergency has been declared and mass evacuations ordered amid fears for residents in the firing line of Cyclone Trevor.

How ‘wonder dog’ survived two days in croc-infested river

premium_icon How ‘wonder dog’ survived two days in croc-infested river

When floodwaters washed this 10-year-old Queensland cattle dog off the back porch and into a crocodile-infested river, her owners feared the worst.

Millionaire offers ‘job of a lifetime’

Millionaire offers ‘job of a lifetime’

Sydney success, Matthew Lepre, 26, is offering someone an extremely desirable gig — with a salary of $52,000.

Dad’s horror at photo of slain jogger

Dad’s horror at photo of slain jogger

The devastated father of a woman murdered while out jogging in 2016 has recalled the moment he saw his daughter dead.

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