At least 129 dead after riot at Indonesia football match

At least 129 people died at a football stadium in Indonesia when thousands of fans invaded the pitch and police fired tear gas that triggered a stampede, authorities said Sunday. The tragedy on Saturday night in the eastern city of Malang, which also left 180 injured, was one of the world’s deadliest sporting stadium disasters. … Read more

Coin values: Australian 1930s penny to sell for more than $34k

An Australian coin that was never meant to be minted will sell for more than $34,000 today, with experts predicting the final price will break records. A 1930s penny will be auctioned off by Lloyds Auctioneers and valuers at 7pm on Sunday, alongside a collection of other collectable coins. The penny is considered one of … Read more

China: Satellite photos reveal colossal airship hangar in Chinese desert

A gargantuan hangar in a secretive Xinjiang desert reveals China is thinking big – really big – when it comes to high-altitude warfare. Open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysts have been tracking the construction of a giant hangar on the northern edge of Xinjiang’s Taklimakan Desert since 2013. That’s when the People’s Liberation Army cut the foundations … Read more

Sexual assault survivor Dr Jeni Haynes updates her relationship status on Facebook

A Brisbane woman who developed 2,500 personalities after she was repeatedly raped and tortured by her callous father, has finally earned the happy ending that she deserves. Dr Jeni Haynes has found love after enduring a childhood of torment and long-lasting effects of abuse. Her achievement joins a number of other milestones, including moving into … Read more

Monkeypox: Reason cases have fallen so dramatically

Think back just a few months, and just as many of us were feeling more relaxed about Covid-19, along came another virus that threatened to cause a fresh pandemic. It was a potentially fatal virus that had traveled north from Africa, literally had a spin around a dancefloor in Europe, and then ricocheted across the … Read more

Football 2022: ‘Socceroos youngster Garang Kuol signs EPL deal with Newcastle United

Teenage Socceroos phenom Garang Kuol called it “unreal” after signing a lucrative multi-year deal with English Premier League giants Newcastle United that will make him one of Australia’s best paid footballers. The 18-year-old completed his deal in England having been picked up by the EPL club despite never having made a start for the Central … Read more

NSW Liberal MP Rob Stokes to retire from parliament

NSW Liberal MP Rob Stokes has announced he will not contest next year’s state election. The 47-year-old has represented Sydney’s northern beaches for the last 16 years, but said now was the right time to withdraw from politics. “It’s time to make room for a different perspective and a new voice for Pittwater. We now … Read more

Russia: Putin set to announce annexation of four Ukraine areas

Russia confirmed on Thursday that it will formally annex four regions of Ukraine, amounting to 15 per cent of the war-torn neighboring country, after declaring victory in Kremlin-backed sham referendums. Moscow-installed administrations in the four regions of southern and eastern Ukraine claimed on Tuesday night that 93 per cent of the ballots cast in the … Read more

Curtis Stone’s tasty barbecue tips that won’t break the bank

Like many kids who grew up in Australia, Curtis Stone’s childhood is filled with memories of backyard barbies and sausage sangas. “I think everyone recalls their dad overcooking the steaks and sausages on the barbie, don’t they?” Stone jokes. “The waft of burning sausages while my brother and I ran through the sprinkler building up … Read more

Coolio, rapper behind hit ‘Gangsta’s Paradise,’ dies at 59

Coolio, the US rapper best known for the chart-topping 1995 song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died, his manager said Wednesday. He was 59 years old. The Grammy-winning musician passed away in Los Angeles. No cause of death was immediately provided. Posey told celebrity news website TMZ that Coolio was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a … Read more