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The single-engine Cessna 150 was only 10 minutes into a flight from the town of Forbes yesterday afternoon when the pilot lost consciousness

Dingo baby attack case drawing to close

Thirty-two years ago, Lindy Chamberlain ran from a tent screaming “The dingo’s got my baby”. On Friday, Australia’s longest and most notorious legal saga will come full circle when a coroner is asked to rule that a dingo really was responsible for the baby’s death.

Flood crisis is back, isolating 11,000

Military helicopters evacuated stranded residents from flooded towns in eastern Australia yesterday as authorities warned of further flash flooding.

Rusty Indians made to suffer by familiar names

England fans could be forgiven for rubbing their eyes in disbelief when they noticed that Robinson and Broad were opening the batting for a Cricket Australia XI against the touring Indians in Canberra yesterday.

Assange finds his voice: The Wikileaks saga is to become an opera

Sex scandal threatens Gillard's fragile government

Labor MP accused of using trade union credit card to pay thousands to brothel

Lesbian minister's pregnancy fails to sway Australia PM on gay marriage

Australia's finance minister announced yesterday that she is expecting a child with her female partner, but although Prime Minister Julia Gillard offered her warmest congratulations, she refused to budge in her opposition to gay marriage.

I'm all right, 'collar bomb' victim tells waiting crowd

The tale of the teenager who had a fake bomb strapped to her by a masked intruder in Sydney's leafy suburbs gets curiouser and curiouser. A note left at the scene demanded no money, it emerged yesterday, and was reportedly signed in the name of Dirk Struan, a ruthless businessman in James Clavell's 1966 novel, Tai-Pan.

Australia collar device an 'elaborate hoax'

A masked man broke into the home of a wealthy family, chained a fake bomb to a teenage girl's neck and left a note of demands behind as part of an elaborate extortion attempt, Australian police said today.

'Bomb' strapped to Australian teen's neck

A young Australian woman was freed from a suspected bomb collared around her neck today after 10 hours of drama that lasted past midnight and captivated the nation with police saying they were still investigating the incident.

Australia: US detainee's book profits to be seized

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee was told by the Australian government yesterday that it may seize any profits from his autobiography.

Matt Parish eager to impress at Salford City Reds

New Salford City Reds head coach Matt Parish guest stars in the latest edition of the ever popular PROBIZ Tryline.

Thurston set to miss Four Nations with injury

Johnathon Thurston looks certain to miss this autumn's Four Nations in England and Wales after badly injuring his knee in Queensland's series-winning State of Origin victory over New South Wales yesterday.

King quits Wolves to return to Australia

Matt King is to return to Australia to play for South Sydney, whose trawl of Super League has now netted them three Burgess brothers.

Police puzzled by injured backpacker

A British backpacker was in a critical condition in an Australian hospital last night after he was found mysteriously lying in the middle of a street with a fractured skull, broken ribs and internal bleeding.

Briton found badly injured on Sydney street

A British tourist is in critical condition in hospital in Australia after he was found lying in the middle of a city street with massive injuries.

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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