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Powerball $100 million jackpot

AUSTRALIANS are queing up for a chance to win today’s life-changing $100 million Powerball draw. One-in-three people are expected to buy a ticket for the enormous prize which is the biggest jackpot ever offered in the Australian game’s history. “Ahead of this historic draw, we’re expecting outlets and online to …

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NSW fires 2018

EASING conditions have helped fire crews battling blazes on the South Coast but the danger is not over yet, with strong winds and high temperatures expected to hit northern parts of the state later today. Two big uncontained fires remain burning in Mount Kingiman and North Nowra, while firefighters are …

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Forest Lodge death

A “FRIGHTENED” and tearful Hannah Quinn, the 23-year-old woman charged over the alleged samurai sword murder of Aussie rapper Jett McKee in inner-city Sydney on Friday, has been granted bail. Appearing over video link, Ms Quinn sobbed silently, gasped for oxygen and wrung her hands from Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre …

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Women’s NRL 2018

IT’S the mother of all tasks — being a women’s NRL pioneer — but former rugby star Oneata Schwalger is more than up for the challenge. One of five mothers with nine children between them in the St George Illawarra Dragons side preparing for the inaugural women’s competition, this former …

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Gas leak, Bondi Junction

MORE than 1000 shoppers were evacuated and an exclusion zone set up after a major gas leak in a Sydney shopping centre this afternoon. Fire and Rescue NSW said emergency workers rushed to the scene at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, and asked people to avoid the area as …

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Dog attacks Australia

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has been attacked by two dogs in Sydney’s south. Paramedics and police officers rushed to Turrella after the girl suffered puncture wounds around her head and shoulder just after 11am. The dogs have now been restrained. Picture: Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia The toddler was playing in a …

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Author Mary White allegedly murdered by daughter

A WOMAN charged with murdering her 92-year-old mother in a NSW nursing home has been granted bail. Barbara Mary Eckersley, 67, faced Goulburn Local Court on Friday following the death of her mother at the facility in Bundanoon, in the state’s Southern Highlands, on Sunday night. Eckersley’s mother, Mary E …

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Salim Mehajer withdraws bid for lighter sentence

SALIM Mehajer is spending winter in the Snowy Mountains: not in a luxury ski resort but in a cell in NSW’s coldest prison. Mehajer has been moved to Cooma Correctional Centre, the former 19th century mental institution and current prison where Roxy Jacenko’s husband Oliver Curtis served his year-long sentence …

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Accused rapist tells court

WARNING: Graphic EXCLUSIVE AN ACCUSED serial rapist has told a court he liked prostitutes with a “big backside … like Kim Kardashian”. The 28-year-old man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, told NSW District court he had chosen at least three transsexual prostitutes for that physical attribute and that …

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