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Thu 27 Feb 2020

Aussie dollar hits 11-year low

Aussie dollar hits 11-year low

The Australian dollar has dropped to its lowest point in more than a decade as the economic fallout of the coronavirus continues.

From disabled racing reject to Australia’s first bionic dog

From disabled racing reject to Australia’s first bionic dog

Forget about RoboCop, Millie is Australia’s first robo-dog with a 3D-printed front paw. See how she got to where she is and why greyhounds make such great pets.

Chaos as teen hit, fence smashed by sleeping P-plater

premium_icon Chaos as teen hit, fence smashed by sleeping P-plater

A teenage boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car. The ute then plowed through a fence, narrowly missing a nearby house.

FULL LIST: 630 schools to finally get airconditioning

premium_icon FULL LIST: 630 schools to finally get airconditioning

Despite failing to get airconditioning into even half the number of schools it promised by the start of Term 1, The Palaszczuk Government has made a new pledge.

Kaufland to sell nine sites around Australia

premium_icon Kaufland to sell nine sites around Australia

A MONTH after announcing it was exiting Australia German supermarket giant Kaufland has put its multimillion-dollar property portfolio on the market.

Apple's bizarre rule for movie directors

Apple's bizarre rule for movie directors

A top director just lifted the lid on a strict rule Apple has for using their products in films — and it doubles as a massive spoiler.

Baffling photos from inside virus lockdown

Baffling photos from inside virus lockdown

Hundreds of tourists are quarantined to their rooms inside a coronavirus-hit Spanish resort – but some are handling it differently to others.

Wannabe surfers causing chaos on Coast

premium_icon Wannabe surfers causing chaos on Coast

Rogue board hire operators are dishing out beginner surfboards to wannabe surfers - and it’s putting everyone else at risk, business owners say.

Star’s ‘hectic’ pubic hair confession

Star’s ‘hectic’ pubic hair confession

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi is famous for his candid social media posts but his latest confession is something else entirely.

‘He’s my son’: mum talks about terrifying attack

premium_icon ‘He’s my son’: mum talks about terrifying attack

A mother has tearfully spoken out about the day her son poured fuel over her face and into her mouth before trying to set her on fire.

Sick predators using baby monitors to spy on kids

premium_icon Sick predators using baby monitors to spy on kids

Australian parents have been warned to check the security of their baby monitors after experts discovered hackers could remotely control a popular model.

Grandma-to-be found guilty of meth possession

premium_icon Grandma-to-be found guilty of meth possession

The woman’s lawyer pushed for a suspended sentence, so she could be present for the birth of her first grandchild.

Book’s eerie coronavirus prediction

Book’s eerie coronavirus prediction

A paperback thriller written in 1981 appears to contain frighteningly accurate predictions about the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Extinction Rebellion protest hits newspaper

premium_icon Extinction Rebellion protest hits newspaper

Balaclava-clad Extinction Rebellion protestors have vandalised News Corp's Brisbane printing press in an attempt to stop locals from getting their paper.

TAKE THE TEST: Basic science questions kids can’t answer

premium_icon TAKE THE TEST: Basic science questions kids can’t answer

Latest science literacy data reveals the basic science questions Australian students can’t answer. Can you? TAKE A LOOK AT THE QUESTIONS

Father-to-be dies in allergy shock

Father-to-be dies in allergy shock

The widow of a young father-to-be who died after eating barramundi on a night out has been flooded with support.

‘Dead, dead, dead’: Butcher’s threats to ex-partner revealed

premium_icon ‘Dead, dead, dead’: Butcher’s threats to ex-partner revealed

A butcher who held a knife to the throat of his ex-girlfriend in his shop’s storeroom and bombarded her with threatening messages has been sentenced.

Man stabbed in stomach in CBD brawl

premium_icon Man stabbed in stomach in CBD brawl

Police are on the scene of an alleged stabbing near a famous landmark in Brisbane CBD in the early hours of the morning.

Toddler critical after balcony fall

premium_icon Toddler critical after balcony fall

A toddler has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after falling from a balcony last night.

Killer dad’s creepy stalker tactics

Killer dad’s creepy stalker tactics

Hannah Clarke was distraught to learn her estranged husband had made disturbing attempts to infiltrate her life weeks before he murdered her and their children.

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