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Hannah Rye, who took Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson to her formal, has died

Hannah Rye, the brave teen who captured hearts by attending her school formal with NRL player Trent Hodkinson, has died.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 1:23 pm

Watch out for scammers posing as NBN cold-callers, ACCC warns

Scammers impersonating National Broadband Network staff are attempting to con unsuspecting consumers into handing over sensitive personal identification details.



Source: ABC News | 22 Aug 2017 | 12:37 pm

Aymen Terkmani found guilty of murdering Mahmoud Hrouk, 16, in vacant house

One by one the family of Mahmoud Hrouk sat in the NSW Supreme Court witness box, their faces grey with shock and grief.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 12:10 pm

Axed coach Neil Henry asks fans not to abandon Titans

Axed Titans coach Neil Henry urges fans to "stick with the club" because the Gold Coast needs a rugby league team that is worth supporting.



Source: ABC News | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:56 am

Turnbull pleads for 'love and support' at 'challenging time' in same-sex marriage debate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pleads with both sides of the same-sex marriage debate to campaign respectfully, describing the use of abusive language as hurtful and deplorable.



Source: ABC News | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:29 am



Australian terror plan to hide plane bomb in Barbie revealed

Details emerge of plans to hide bombs inside a doll and a meat grinder on an Australian flight.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 22 Aug 2017 | 10:15 am

'Not impressed': Berrima pollution a warning for other mines, scientist says

The paucity of independent monitoring of waste water from coal mines in NSW is leaving communities exposed to decades of pollution, long after mining operations have ceased, Ian Wright, a leading water ecologist, said.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 10:01 am

'Concerning': Sydney's water catchment faces rising loss to mining, contaminants

Coal mining in Sydney's catchment is having a "cumulative and possibly accelerated" impact on water flows but its full effect is unknown because of a lack of data and monitoring.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 8:40 am

Danish Crown Prince Frederik 'denied entry to Australian pub'

The Danish royal was reportedly turned away because he did not have proper identification.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 22 Aug 2017 | 6:42 am

How a school play about Aboriginal history set off a row

A school play about a shameful chapter in Australia's history caused anger, but was it justified?

Source: BBC News - Australia | 22 Aug 2017 | 3:58 am



Olympian Betty Cuthbert remembered in memorial service at SCG

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert was remembered as "extraordinary" at a state memorial service in Sydney on Monday.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 10:46 pm

Tributes pour in for Australian boy Julian Cadman, victim of Barcelona attack

Tributes have been pouring in for "funny and cheeky" Julian Cadman, the Sydney school boy killed in the Barcelona attack.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 10:41 pm

Revealed: $117m pokie profits for top Sydney pubs

One Sydney hotel is making more than $250,000 a week

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 10:18 pm

Max Summerfield killed by passing car after fight with friends in Blacktown

Four work mates from Orange travelled to Sydney for a night out. It ended with one having his life support switched off.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 8:15 pm

Crowle Estate: new apartments offer people with disability a home to call their own

A new residential development offers people with disability the chance to live in a home of their own.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 8:06 pm

King's School had 'catastrophic failure', child-sex abuse royal commission told

A police officer told the school a report should be made, but the then headmaster claims not to have seen the email.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 7:58 pm

Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage

Alan Joyce, who was once struck with a pie over his support, will "be active" in Australia's debate.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 21 Aug 2017 | 4:43 pm

Australian boy killed in Barcelona attack

Julian Cadman, a seven-year-old dual British-Australian national, was one of 13 people killed, it is confirmed.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 21 Aug 2017 | 3:11 am



Venomous snake in child's play area in Australia's Gold Coast

Snake catchers used their bare hands to pick it up, while live streaming on Facebook.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Aug 2017 | 6:08 pm

Breaking the seal

Why Catholic priests say they cannot break confession rules, even in the case of child abuse claims.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 15 Aug 2017 | 3:50 am

Dual citizenship crisis

It has caused resignations and frenzied activity, but does it reflect a changing Australia?

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Aug 2017 | 8:54 pm

Melbourne cafe charges men more for coffee

The Handsome Her cafe seeks to address the gender pay gap with an optional surcharge for men.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Aug 2017 | 7:31 pm

'Package for outrage'

How a seven-word Facebook post set off months of controversy and intense discussion in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Aug 2017 | 2:46 am

7 NEWS: Parking meters vandalised at Adelaide beach

Parking meters at Henley Beach have been vandalised following a controversial decision by Charles Sturt council to start charging beachgoers for parking spaces. Video: 7 News Adelaide.

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Mayor defends decision to dump Australia Day

The Mayor of Darebin Kim Le Cerf appeared on Sunrise this morning to defend her Council's controversial decision to dump Australia Day. Courtesy: Sunrise

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Crowd Erupts in Cheers During Total Eclipse in Jackson. Credit – Facebook/Ryan Wilmot via Storyful

Sky gazers in Jackson, Wyoming, witnessed the total eclipse on Monday, August 21, as seen in this video. Those keen to view the eclipse in its totality headed to Jackson, one of the best viewing places in the US. The Washington Post reported some astronomers booked hotels in Jackson six years in advance of the eclipse. Credit: Facebook/Ryan Wilmot via Storyful

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

California Solar Eclipse Captured in Timelapse. Credit – Cal OES via Storyful

Monday’s solar eclipse was captured in this timelapse video from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, in Sacramento, California. The eclipse caused the state’s power grid to lose about 3,000 megawatts of solar power, according to the Sacremento Bee. It took the power grid roughly one hour to return to normal. Californians were asked to conserve energy during the eclipse, which started at around 9:30 am. Credit: Cal OES via Storyful

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Drug tests for Sydney welfare recipients

Welfare recipients in Sydney's southwest could face random drug tests from the start of next year.

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Says It’s Quicker to Enrol for Plebiscite Than Swim 100 Metres. Credit – Australian Marriage Equality via Storyful

Former Olympian Ian Thorpe raced to update his enrolment to vote in the upcoming marriage equality plebiscite, pitting himself against a man swimming 100 metres, in a video released by Australian Marriage Equality on August 21. Thorpe urged people to either enrol or ensure their details were correct on the Australian Electoral Commission website. The AEC stated in the video that Australians can do so until August 24. The vote will be mailed to Australians in the week of September 12. News Corp reported on August 21 that a Newspoll suggests a majority of Australians will vote to legalise marriage equality in the upcoming poll. Credit: Australian Marriage Equality via Storyful

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Hearing to set direction for Brighton siege investigation

The State Coroner Judge Sara Hinchey is holding a directions hearing into the deaths of two people in the June 2017 Brighton siege. Courtesy: ABC

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

South Carolina Town Enveloped in Darkness During Eclipse. Credit – City of Greenville, South Carolina via Storyful

The city of Greenville, South Carolina, was enveloped in darkness during the total solar eclipse on August 21. South Carolina was one of the states located on the path of totality, where the total solar eclipse could be seen. Residents of Greenville cheered as the sky went dark during their viewing party at Falls Park off the Reedy River, as this timelapse video shows. Credit: City of Greenville, South Carolina via Storyful

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Protesters Challenge Charlottesville City Council Over White Nationalist March. Credit – Twitter/Geremia Di Maro via Storyful

Protesters chanted “blood on your hands” on Monday, August 21, at the first meeting of the Charlottesville City Council following violence at a white nationalist march in the city that left one dead and 19 injured. Charlottesville Daily Progress newspaper reported that the meeting’s agenda was scrapped to allow those in attendance to share their views. Protesters were angered over the city council’s decision to allow the “Unite the Right” rally to be held in Charlottesville on August 12. Counter-protesters at the rally had clashed with white nationalists who gathered in Charlottesville to oppose plans to remove Confederate monuments. Protester Heather Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of protesters at the rally. James Alex Field, 20, has been charged with her murder. Credit: Twitter/Geremia Di Maro via Storyful

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Looking into Lockout Laws

Martin Ingle braves a night out in Brisbane to find out if lockout laws actually work

Source: National News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |













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