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Stacie Saggers was still mourning her partner's death when she began a relationship with Brendan Pallant and asked him to move in with her days after being introduced.But 24 days later, Pallant allegedly fatally struck the Melbourne woman's toddler with a metal table while babysitting.
South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol has ordered his military to "promptly and sternly" retaliate to any North Korean provocation amid concerns Pyongyang could conduct its first nuclear test in five years.Yoon, who took office in May, presided over his first meeting with top military commanders and called for strong capabilities to deter North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, the presidential office said.
Floodwaters lapped at the roof of the pub, a tractor was submerged, and chairs floated down the main street while locals watched on from boats.That's what Wollombi cafe owner Justin Scrymgeour saw in the NSW Hunter Valley village late on Tuesday night, one of many residents who went out in tinnies to make sure everyone was safe.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane said there is no pressure on Will Jordan, David Havili and Jack Goodhue to return for Saturday's second Test against Ireland after all three missed the series opener due to COVID-19.The trio were absent for the hosts' 42-19 win over the Irish in Auckland last weekend but trained on Tuesday ahead of the second match in the three-Test series in Dunedin.
Coach David Noble feels he has sufficient support and is confident North Melbourne remain aligned, despite their horrific AFL form.The Kangaroos are bottom of the ladder and coming off a 112-point belting from Geelong ahead of Saturday's clash with finals hopefuls Collingwood at the MCG.
A Victorian man has died after he was crushed between a tip truck and a front end loader at a property in the state's east.The 55-year-old Glenmaggie man became trapped between the two vehicles on Tuesday morning while grain pellets were being unloaded.
Geelong veteran Isaac Smith insists there are no lingering scars from heartbreaking AFL defeats to Melbourne but admits there will be "a bit of feeling" in their first-versus-second battle.Both sides will be bolstered by key inclusions on Thursday night, with Demons premiership duo Max Gawn (syndesmosis) and Luke Jackson (knee) back from injuries.
New Zealand has flown a team of civilian doctors, nurses and defence force personnel to the Pacific island of Niue to help with the country's COVID-19 outbreak.Niue, a self-governing state that is in free association with New Zealand, had kept COVID-19 out of the community having largely closed its borders in the early days of the pandemic.
The South Australian government will support legislation to ban jumps racing, bringing SA into line with most other jurisdictions.A Greens bill before parliament's lower house is now expected to be endorsed as early as Thursday in what Deputy Premier Susan Close says will bring certainty to the sector.
Asian stocks have slipped and the US dollar stood by a two-decade high on the euro as investors' fears deepened that the continent is leading the world into recession, while oil and European equity futures attempted to steady after a slide.4 per cent in morning trade to $US104.
Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has earned a two-year contract extension, quashing months of speculation about his AFL future.He will remain at the Suns at least until the end of 2024 and the new deal is a massive win for Dew and the club.
Queenslanders are being urged to prepare now for the state's third COVID-19 wave with hundreds of people already in hospital.Authorities recorded another four deaths and 5878 new cases on Tuesday, taking the state's total to more than 39,000 active cases.
A plan to move 20 detained children in Western Australia to a maximum-security adult prison shows the state's justice system is broken, advocates say.The boys, aged as young as 14, will be moved from Perth's Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre to a standalone facility at nearby Casuarina Prison.
Teen track tyros Claudia Hollingsworth, Aidan Murphy and Calab Law will do the rare senior-junior double back to back after being included in a 64-strong Australian squad for the upcoming world championships in Oregon.The 17-year-old Hollingsworth will contest the women's 800m at the senior world titles in Eugene, while Murphy and Law, both 18, will take on the world's fastest men in the 200m.
The former Silverchair frontman is now sober and "the real Daniel Johns", his family told a judge who spared the musician jail time for drunk driving and crashing his car.The singer faced Raymond Terrace Local Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to high-range drink driving in the NSW Hunter region at about 10.
Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon knows the importance of the next three weeks for his NRL side as they face a weakened Melbourne to start a tough run of fixtures.The Sharks sit fourth on the ladder and, as well as hosting Melbourne on Thursday night, must play the other top-four sides North Queensland and Penrith in consecutive weeks.
Correctional officers in Darwin and Alice Springs have flagged industrial action as they fight to have a four-year pay freeze overturned.The United Workers Union says the officers will walk off the job for 24 hours at some stage this month.