Robert Durst guilty of murder: The Jinx documentary star finally put away

A man famously caught muttering “(I) killed them all” after forgetting he was wearing a live microphone has finally been put away. New York real estate scion Robert Durst faces life in prison after being found guilty of first degree murder for killing his longtime friend Susan Berman by a Los Angeles jury. Prosecutors argued … Read more

One teenager fatally stabbed and a second hospitalised after stabbing at Lake Macquarie

Police were called to a home on Parbury Road, Swansea, following reports of a stabbing about 8.30pm last night. When officers arrived, they found two teenage boys — both aged 16 — with stab wounds to their chests. Parbury Road, Swansea, where two 16-year-old boys were allegedly stabbed. (Google Maps) Bystanders attempted to offer aid … Read more

Biennial World Cup plans slammed by European governing bodies on player welfare grounds

The German and Portuguese football federations have publicly slammed proposals to hold the men’s World Cup every two years as world governing body FIFA pushes ahead with its planned reforms. FIFA has proposed the game’s showpiece tournament be held every two years, halving the current four-year cycle. On Thursday, FIFA released its findings from an initial survey in which … Read more

France recalls ambassadors to Australia and US after nuclear submarine deal

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement that the French decision, on request from President Emmanuel Macron, “is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcements” made by Australia and the United States. He said Wednesday’s announcement of Australia’s submarine deal with the US is “unacceptable behaviour between allies and partners.” French … Read more

Penrith Panthers aren’t NRL chokers, they just have a limited premiership window like everyone else

The Penrith Panthers have lost just five of their past 44 games. It’s a stunning record that has seen praise and pressure heaped upon their broad shoulders. Unfortunately, two of those five losses were last year’s grand final and last week’s qualifying final against South Sydney (aka their last two finals games).  And just like that, toe … Read more

Carlton recruits former Geelong chief executive Brian Cook as its new CEO

Carlton has received a much-needed boost in a tumultuous off-season, with Brian Cook to take over as chief executive. Key points: Cook replaces Cain Liddle, who left the position of chief executive last week The appointment will fuel speculation Alastair Clarkson may join the Blues as senior coach in the future Cook was in charge at the Cats when … Read more

Penrith Panthers dealt injury blow with Brian To’o ruled out of NRL semi-final against Parramatta Eels

Penrith has been forced to rule out star winger Brian To’o on the eve of its NRL semi-final against Parramatta because of injury. Key points: To’o has been sidelined with an ankle injury He has been replaced on the wing by Brent Naden The Panthers’ season will end if they lose to the Eels The New South … Read more

Australians stranded overseas welcome further moves towards home quarantine

They will be monitored by an app with geolocation and facial recognition technology and still be tested for the virus. The NSW trial will build on a South Australian pilot already running and inform how to implement home quarantine country-wide, so repurposed hotels prone to leaks and outbreaks can be retired. Travellers are seen boarding … Read more

Victoria records 510 new local cases, one death; some restrictions to ease across Melbourne and Ballarat as vaccine target reached

Victoria has recorded 510 new coronavirus infections and one further death in the past 24 hours as a raft of freedoms are due to take effect across parts of the state tonight. The death is a woman in her 50s.  Just 124 of today’s new cases have so far been linked to known outbreaks. There … Read more