Michael Clarke launched an impassioned defence of Phillip Hughes but the selection axe hovers menacingly over the struggling opener after an embarrassing failure at the Gabba on Sunday.December 4, 2011, 4:04 pm
UPDATE 3pm: Investigators say a blaze that destroyed a Maddington home last night may have been started by an electrical fault.December 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
Police have arrested more than 1000 people during a blitz across Australia on alcohol misuse, violence and antisocial behaviour.December 4, 2011, 2:56 pm
UPDATE: 2.17pm: An earthquake measuring 4.9 has been recorded in the centre of New Zealand's North Island, a day after a 5.7 earthquake rattled the capital Wellington and the top of the South Island.December 4, 2011, 2:17 pm
Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from "text neck" to "text thumb injury".December 4, 2011, 1:26 pm
A total fire ban has been issued today for areas including metropolitan Perth.December 4, 2011, 1:02 pm
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School evacuated boarders when a fire headed towards the school earlier today.December 4, 2011, 12:25 pm
UPDATE 2.20pm: WA Firefighters have succeeded in containing a bushfire that threatened properties near Bunbury.December 4, 2011, 12:20 pm
At least eight children in Ecuador's Amazon basin region have died after being bitten by rabid bats.December 4, 2011, 11:52 am
English rock legends Duran Duran will visit WA in March to promote their new album All You Need Is Now.December 4, 2011, 10:39 am
Australia have started their summer in fine form, with debutant quick James Pattinson leading the team to victory over NZ with a scintillating five-wicket burst.December 4, 2011, 10:25 am
UPDATE 12pm: Police have spoken to a man in relation to a fire on a vessel in Fremantle today.December 4, 2011, 9:45 am
A man wearing a Halloween mask was armed with a knife when he held up a grocery store last night.December 4, 2011, 9:26 am
Two girls have received a police caution after officers were called to a party in Rockingham last night.December 4, 2011, 9:00 am
A 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession on the Indonesian resort island of Bali will be free to return home today after two months in detention, lawyers say.December 4, 2011, 8:28 am
An 18-year-old Ravenswood man has been charged after he was caught speeding and driving three times over the legal alcohol limit.December 3, 2011, 3:34 pm
Firefighters are battling a number of blazes throughout the State this afternoon including fire which is threatening homes in the Mooliabeenee area.December 3, 2011, 3:33 pm
More than 250 people were charged with a series of offences across the State last night, the first night of Operation Unite.December 3, 2011, 12:24 pm
Premier Colin Barnett wants a future fund to quarantine the State's vast mineral wealth for generations of West Australians, saying it was "on the Government's agenda" to be established if it won another term.December 3, 2011, 11:55 am
Police are investigating a series of disturbing home invasions at Gosnells retirement homes early this morning.December 3, 2011, 11:51 am
Today's forecast: Sunny
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Gibb River Rd cyclist is airlifted from gruelling event after having heart attack. http://t.co/XF4Tn3yy0g #perthnews
Knife-wielding thieves rob pizza guy of the lot. http://t.co/jkOgzyk8lv #perthnews
Ocean Reef residents woken by crashing and thumping sounds of stolen ATM being towed down the road. http://t.co/ZhxP5JFBjO #perthnews
Discovery of woman's body in Narrogin adds to WA's dreadful week. Six suspicious deaths in week. http://t.co/UIRRXJFVgl #perthnews #narrogin
Woman charged after death of St James man http://t.co/nhsIBsHBWL #perthnews
Facebook is the biggest enemy facing WA schools, says a principal http://t.co/4jCVMcKcVB #perthnews
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