National News

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

premium_icon Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

Doctors have trialled the world’s first wearable sensor to monitor a pregnant person and their baby from their own home, creating a “virtual maternity ward”.

Mascot’s faulty towers closed off after new cracks found

premium_icon Mascot’s faulty towers closed off after new cracks found

Troubled Mascot Towers will be closed to owners and residents from tomorrow to enable urgent remediation works to commence, after widening cracks were found.

No charges over Labor’s ‘red shirts’ rort

premium_icon No charges over Labor’s ‘red shirts’ rort

After a long-running investigation, no criminal charges will be pressed against the Labor figures who were behind the party’s “red shirts” rort.

‘Don’t let my brother die in vain’

premium_icon ‘Don’t let my brother die in vain’

The sister of a Brazilian man who died after he was knocked out in a late-night brawl says he was a person of “unquestionable kindness” and calls for justice.

Cop hospitalised at police watchhouse

premium_icon Cop hospitalised at police watchhouse

Dramatic scenes have unfolded near the Southport Court as a man was stretchered out of the police watchhouse this morning.

Spider-Man star says diversity has to be authentic

premium_icon Spider-Man star says diversity has to be authentic

It wasn’t long ago that the former Neighbours actor come Hollywood star was being sent scripts for what he describes as token diverse roles.

Influencers to beam Cairns’ tropical thrills to world

premium_icon Influencers to beam Cairns’ tropical thrills to world

Social influencers will descend on the Far North today using the latest gadget to capture all the breathtaking images and action of our part of the world.

Accused pair in rehab after vicious assault on cops

premium_icon Accused pair in rehab after vicious assault on cops

Two women who allegedly helped a gang of youths bash a pair of off duty police officers have entered rehab.

Woman found after bush SOS

Woman found after bush SOS

A woman lost in dense scrub was rescued after she managed to leave an SOS message in the bush alerting police to her whereabouts.

Battle-scarred Fenech’s victory salute after heart op

premium_icon Battle-scarred Fenech’s victory salute after heart op

Marrickville Mauler, Jeff Fenech, shows his fighting spirit after open-heart surgery in a Bangkok hospital last week while battling a bout of pneumonia.

Elton John sensationally slams Lion King

Elton John sensationally slams Lion King

He wrote the music, but Elton John says this year’s Lion King remake was a “huge disappointment” that made one massive mistake.

‘Kick in the guts’: Mum of blind girl denied parking permit

premium_icon ‘Kick in the guts’: Mum of blind girl denied parking permit

The mother of a blind six-year-old says she cops abusive messages from people for parking in disabled spaces after being rejected for a permit.

Three cyclones predicted for NT as build-up progresses

premium_icon Three cyclones predicted for NT as build-up progresses

Territorians can expect up to three cyclones across the Top End as the build-up progresses into monsoonal season

Treating Uluru as a toilet ‘contributed’ to climb ban

premium_icon Treating Uluru as a toilet ‘contributed’ to climb ban

Disrespect shown by people defecating and urinating on top of Uluru contributed to the decision to close the climb, Central Land Council says

Wife killer ‘will likely die in jail’ after life sentence

premium_icon Wife killer ‘will likely die in jail’ after life sentence

A MAN who killed his wife in a ‘frenzied knife attack’ on Anzac Day last year will likely die in jail after being sentenced to life in prison

Chef fuming over source of Australia’s seafood

premium_icon Chef fuming over source of Australia’s seafood

We’re an island continent and yet we import a huge chunk of its seafood and that has renowned foodies like Matt Moran fuming.

Child killer Tim Kosowicz walks free from psych ward

premium_icon Child killer Tim Kosowicz walks free from psych ward

TIM Kosowicz — who killed a five-year-old girl and then sexually interfered with and dumped her body on a western Sydney riverbank — has been released.

Hong Kong melts down over LeBron

Hong Kong melts down over LeBron

There was an explosive response to LeBron James’ controversial comments on China — in Hong Kong and from another NBA star.

Grease spin-off TV series announced

Grease spin-off TV series announced

Hollywood’s obsession with reboots continues, with a major network announcing a TV version of the musical, Grease. But there’s a twist.

NASA could get to Mars in 13 minutes

NASA could get to Mars in 13 minutes

As more countries join the race to explore space, a NASA scientist has revealed a new propulsion method that could give his agency the edge.

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