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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

ITV says sorry for jungle rat killing

ITV issued an apology today after a rat was allegedly killed and cooked during I'm A Celebrity... and said it will tighten its procedures.

Lack of investment forces Crusaders to move camp

Troubled Super League club Crusaders are preparing to announce that they will be based in Wrexham next season.

Gatland cut to the quick by magical Wallabies

Wales 12 Australia 33

Waterlow murder hunt police think suspect is still in Sydney

Australian police hunting the killer of a British art curator and his daughter said they had no reason to believe their prime suspect - named by sources as the victim's son - had left the country.

Johnson damned by England's lack of bite

England 9 Australia 18

Hindmarsh recalled by Aussies to face England in Four Nations

Nathan Hindmarsh will make his Test comeback at the age of 30 in the Australian side to face England in the Four Nations on Saturday.

Big breakfast, Sydney style

There was only one place to be seen for breakfast in Sydney yesterday: 100 metres above the sparkling blue water on the Harbour Bridge. Gone were the eight lanes of traffic; in their place, a carpet of newly laid lush grass was dotted with tartan picnic rugs, food hampers and the odd cow.

Five convicted of Australia terror plot

Five men who stockpiled bomb-making instructions and bought explosive chemicals were convicted today of Australia's largest terrorist conspiracy.

The world map of cannabis

Study demonstrates the extraordinary scale of the drug's global popularity

Outside Edge (11/10/09)

Terrible news for motorsport fans in Australia. Spectators at the prestigious Bathurst 1,000 touring car race in New South Wales have been limited to 24 cans of beer each after drunken behaviour marred previous events. Wine-drinkers are only allowed four litres. That's more than five bottles. And please, don't drive. Meanwhile in Minnesota, the aptly named Jerry Johncock, 81, may have his title taken away after winning the 80-84 age division of the Twin Cities Marathon because he accepted a catheter from a spectator (perhaps an Aussie) after 21 miles to help him finish the race. What are the chances of finding such a helpful supporter? But judges think he was taking the piss.

The Australian town that kicked the bottle

Drinking fountains replace shop-bought mineral water in environmental initiative

Q.What's black as night and red all over? A. Sydney

Sydney awoke yesterday to an eerie sight: a blood-orange dawn and a city bathed in red light. A thick dust cloud hung over the urban sprawl, with the red dirt of the outback – transported nearly 1,000 miles by winds so strong they blew birds out of the trees – blanketing pavements, buildings and beaches.

Huge cash catch for Aussie teenagers

Two Australian teenagers who found almost 100,000 Australian dollars (£53,000) in cash during a fishing trip have handed it over to police - after spending some time thinking about it.

Can history lessons take Bath back to its glory years?

Former highs were once seen as a burden. Now they're at the heart of efforts to clean up the club after drug slurs. Coach Steve Meehan explains the plan to Chris Hewett

Traveller's guide: New South Wales

Start in Sydney, then explore the Blue Mountains, take in tranquil coastlines and soak up Outback landscapes in Australia's First State, says Paul Whitfield
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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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The Guest List 2014

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Jokes on Hollywood

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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

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Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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