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One dead as winds batter Australia

One dead as winds batter Australia

Strong winds have felled trees across Tasmania, killing a woman and leaving 10,000 homes and businesses without power.

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival-goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

Drug kingpin 'helped pay' for Hodson murders

Former drug kingpin Tony Mokbel paid $50,000 to have a police informer killed on behalf of a Victorian detective, an inquest has been told.

Floods predicted for Tasmania

Storms that damaged roofs and left a man injured in Tasmania are expected to continue and may lead to flooding.

Rugby: Waratahs not dwelling on record

Rugby: Waratahs not dwelling on record

The Waratahs aren't worrying for a single second about their dreadful drought against the Crusaders going into Saturday's Super Rugby final.

Trio jailed for 'excruciating' murder

Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman died an "excruciating" death in a blaze that was lit in her bedroom at the behest of her calculating boyfriend.

High-rise plunge may be murder

A man who plunged from a Cairns high-rise may have been murdered, police say.

Plans to extend work for dole scheme

The unemployed will have to perform 40 job searches a month and up to 25 hours community service per week or lose their payments, under an extension of the federal government's work for the dole scheme.

League: Dragons bag vital win over Tigers

A stricken Gareth Widdop climbed out of his sick bed to inspire St George-Illawarra to one of their best wins of the season on Sunday, a 28-12 triumph over Wests Tigers, to keep them in the hunt for the NRL finals.

Canberra memorial for MH17 victims

Australian politicians and foreign diplomats are expected at a memorial service in Canberra to remember victims of the MH17 crash.

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