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Sun 20 Sep 2020

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Tourists can be embarrassing, but every now and then a traveller does something so jaw-droppingly stupid it makes headlines, like these folks.

Disqualified driver charged after fatal motorcycle crash

Premium Content Disqualified driver charged after fatal motorcycle crash

A man driving while disqualified has been charged after he allegedly crashed into the back of a motorcyle stopped at a red light, killing the young female rider.

‘I thought I was going to bury my son’

‘I thought I was going to bury my son’

The parents of a three-year-old boy who was missing in WA bushland for about 12 hours say they feared he would not be found alive.

Airbnb houseboat destroyed in Palm Beach blaze

Premium Content Airbnb houseboat destroyed in Palm Beach blaze

A houseboat which went up in flames on the northern beaches this afternoon despite the efforts of fire crews was an Airbnb luxury “floating villa”.

What China could do with all your data

What China could do with all your data

The Chinese government is actively spying on thousands of Australians. Here’s how your private information could be used for terrifying means.

'Won't cop it': Premier on the defence as two cases recorded

Premium Content 'Won't cop it': Premier on the defence as two cases recorded

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will not “cop” any negativity about the Gold Coast film industry as the state recorded two new cases.

Secret NSW celeb hotspot sparks housing boom

Premium Content Secret NSW celeb hotspot sparks housing boom

Once a hippy enclave, this northern NSW seaside town’s celebrity status has sparked a new wave of cashed-up treechangers looking to escape Sydney.

'Misunderstood' man lunged at cops before fatal shooting

Premium Content 'Misunderstood' man lunged at cops before fatal shooting

Shocked witnesses say a Russell Island man leapt “like a gazelle” at police with a machete through the flames of a fire before he was shot dead.

Severe thunderstorms to slam Queensland, NSW

Premium Content Severe thunderstorms to slam Queensland, NSW

Severe thunderstorms including hail and damaging winds are expected to hit parts of Queensland and New South Wales on Monday.

Boy’s touching reunion with parents

Boy’s touching reunion with parents

The “sheer happiness” of three-year-old Jimmy O’Reilly’s parents was unforgettable when they were reunited after a desperate search, police say.

Granddad dies after alleged king-hit in aged care facility

Premium Content Granddad dies after alleged king-hit in aged care facility

An 89-year-old former army lieutenant dies after he was allegedly king hit by another resident at his aged care facility.

Brett Forte inquest date set after family plea

Premium Content Brett Forte inquest date set after family plea

An inquest into the shooting death of police officer Brett Forte has finally been set more than three years since he died.

Answer to serial killer mystery

Answer to serial killer mystery

After a trial that spanned several months, WA will finally get an answer to a serial killer mystery that’s haunted Perth for decades.

Fight over Lamborghini’s ‘offensive’ plate

Fight over Lamborghini’s ‘offensive’ plate

A top Sydney barrister has got into a legal battle of his own with Transport NSW over the cheeky number plates on his Lamborghini.

UPDATE: How hiker lost her way in island forest

Premium Content UPDATE: How hiker lost her way in island forest

A LifeFlight pilot says the woman who who spent three days missing on Fraser Island was quite embarrassed about getting lost.

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