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Southeast Queensland residents are on flood watch after intense rainfall hit soaked catchments with some dams releasing water ahead of another forecast drenching.The Sunshine Coast suburb of Maroochydore copped more than 60mm in five hours on Saturday, and other areas recorded 100mm in 24 hours, as a low-pressure trough moved south along the coast from St Lawrence, north of Gladstone.
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Practising Bollywood dance moves at his school gym in central England, 12-year-old Momin Rashid is excited to be one of the 10,000 performers who will take part in a pageant to honour Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne.The event will conclude four days of national celebrations next month to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, bringing together military bands, dancers and well-known figures from sport and entertainment, including opening performances by the likes of Queen + Adam Lambert, Ali
AAP/Lukas CochThe federal election is on Saturday. Polls close at 6pm local time; that means 6pm AEST in the eastern states, 6:30pm in SA and the NT and 8pm in WA. 124 of the 151 House of Representatives seats are in the eastern time zone, 12 combined in SA and the NT and 15 in WA. The Coalition notionally holds 76 of the 151 seats, Labor 69 and there are six crossbenchers. Gains and losses for parties and crossbenchers will be measured against this. This does not include Craig Kelly’s defection
Scott Morrison has been dramatically turfed from office with voters flocking to independents and the Greens in a stunning election result that will see Labor form government.
Comedian and talkshow host Stephen Colbert has ridiculed Scott Morrison over his latest gaffe and revisited an disturbing rumour the PM wished he could shake off. Source: The Late Show
Chinese state media doesn't hold much hope for the future of Sino-Australian relations regardless of who wins the election. Find out more.
A 21-year-old man who used a crossbow to seriously injure a school employee in the northern German port city of Bremerhaven is in police custody, law enforcement officials say.The weapon was found during his arrest along with a shotgun and two knives, senior prosecutor Oliver Constien said, adding that the incident at the high school was being treated as a case of attempted murder.
The Australian share market has rallied to snap a four-week losing streak, with nearly every sector in the green after China took measures to prop up its econony.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index finished on Friday up 81.
The listing for the fire-damaged, 12-room boarding house in Newtown has raised some eyebrows over the wording in the ad. See what it said.
The major parties look set to lose three inner Brisbane seats to the Greens, who are celebrating their best-ever federal election result in "Greensland".Greens candidate Elizabeth Watson-Brown has likely defeated LNP MP Julian Simmonds in Ryan, in western Brisbane, with more than half the ballots counted on Saturday night.
The enlivened Melbourne Vixens have challenged their Super Netball rivals to rise to a new benchmark after an impressive 59-53 comeback victory against the NSW Swifts at John Cain Arena.After absorbing the best the Swifts could throw at them in an even first half, the Vixens found another gear and remain clear on top of the ladder in their pursuit of the minor premiership and potentially a home grand final.
In a stoush that stunned the Nine election panel Liberal frontbencher Jane Hume told Simon Holmes a Court to stick his request 'up his jumper'. See what happened.
Three new Senate seats and a second in the House of Representatives are on the Greens' wishlist heading into the federal election.Already boasting nine upper house seats, they could add to that tally in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, while inner-city Brisbane and Melbourne seats such as Griffith, Brisbane, Higgins or Macnamara appear their best chance in the lower house.
The future of Australia will likely come down to just a handful of battleground seats. See how important your vote could be.
Victoria and Tasmania will shiver this weekend while Queensland will again be battered by rain. Find out what is causing the miserable weather across several Australian states.
Australian cycling commentator Robbie McEwen has apologised for his on-air homophobic slur during the Giro d'Italia.The retired sprint ace and his employer Global Cycling network have issued statements two days after the incident earlier this week during stage 10 of the Giro.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has all but conceded he will lose the blue-ribbon seat of Kooyong to independent Monique Ryan.Mr Frydenberg suffered a swing against him in excess of 10 per cent, with more than half of votes counted in the inner-east Melbourne seat late on Saturday.
A New York grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old white man accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed shooting at a supermarket in an African-American neighbourhood in Buffalo, prosecutors say.Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah adjourned the hearing after a few minutes and scheduled the suspect, Payton Gendron, to appear again on June 9.
Australia has recorded its second official case of monkeypox with NSW confirming its first case after Victoria.NSW Health had flagged the case of a man in his 40s who returned recently from Europe and confirmed the infection after further tests on Friday evening.