Live anthrax sent to Australian labs in US military bungle

Live anthrax sent to Australian labs in US military bungle

US officials say a live batch of potentially lethal anthrax bacteria was mistakenly sent to Australia in 2008. Continue reading »

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IN PICTURES: Inside Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch

<p>Neverland, the enormous ranch that was once the home of late music icon Michael Jackson, is up for sale. (AAP)</p>

<p>The property, which is on the market for US$100 million (A$130 million), once homed zoo animals, rides, lavish pools and gardens and 22 different buildings.</p> 

<p><strong>Click through to see inside the sprawling mansion.</strong></p>
Jackson bought the ranch in 1988 and turned it into his own person amusement park, including bumper cars. He often likened himself Peter Pan, “the boy who never grew up”.
The Neverland Ranch covers 2,700 acres of land outside Santa Barbara. (AAP)

The infamous mansion of late music star Michael Jackson is on the market, with an asking price of a cool US$100 million (A$130 million).

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Michael Jackson's infamous Neverland ranch on the market for $130m

Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch is on the market. (AAP)

Neverland, the sprawling California ranch that was once the location of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park, is up for sale for US$100 million (A$130 million). Continue reading »


Man shot dead by police inside US library

US police have shot and killed a man inside a library in New Jersey. (9NEWS)

Police have fatally shot a man inside a public library in the US state of New Jersey. Continue reading »


Boy, 16, killed in Sydney motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in Sydney's southwest. Continue reading »

Swans legend Adam Goodes pays tribute to Indigenous heritage with war cry goal celebration

Sydney Swans stalwart Adam Goodes has paid tribute to his heritage, performing an Indigenous-themed war cry to celebrate a goal during his side's win over Carlton last night. Continue reading »


'The outlook is poor': Great Barrier Reef avoids danger listing by conservation agency

The Great Barrier Reef has avoided an "in danger" listing by UNESCO. (AAP)
The federal and Queensland governments have welcomed a draft UNESCO decision not to place the Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage "in danger" list. Continue reading »

Man shoots himself in stomach chasing dogs away

A man chasing dogs off his property in Sydney's west appears to have accidentally shot himself in the stomach, police say. Continue reading »

Defiant Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm

Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term as FIFA president in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football. Continue reading »


Intellectually disabled man robbed in disturbing attack in Sydney’s south

Police have released CCTV of a man they are hunting in relation to a sickening assault on an intellectually disabled man in Sydney’s south. Continue reading »

Stranded van driver standing on roof rescued from rising tide

A van driver in England who tried to cross a flooded causeway has been left red-faced and without wheels after he became stranded on his vehicle's roof amid a rising tide. Continue reading »

Bali Nine executions fail to dent Jakarta's drug war

Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The agency on the frontline of Indonesia's "drugs emergency" senses the death penalty will eventually prove an effective deterrent, despite even prison officials being busted since the executions of eight offenders one month ago. Continue reading »

Victoria police investigating after pair capsicum sprayed over $75 fine

Victoria Police are investigating allegations of excessive force after two fare evaders were sprayed with capsicum spray for attempting to dodge a $75 fine. Continue reading »


IN PICTURES: Luxury retirement village coming to Sydney's inner-west

The future of retirement living is coming to Sydney, with a state-of-the-art luxury nursing home being built in the city’s inner-west.

Click through to see plans from the development.  Continue reading »


'Badass waitress' viral exposed as ad for Russian café

A viral video purported to show a Russian waitress walloping a handsy customer with a menu and knocking him to the ground has been debunked as an ad for a café.

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iPhone 5 rescued from Spanish ocean floor

A man has had his iPhone 5 rescued from the bottom of the Spanish seabed – and it’s still working. Continue reading »


'We were having sex. She's dead. That's it': Melbourne man guilty of killing migrant mum

Anthony Freeman pictured in police custody. (9NEWS)
A Supreme Court jury in Victoria has again found a man guilty of domestic murder, following a string of recent identical convictions. Continue reading »

Bianca Rinehart takes swipe at Gina

Gina Rinehart has been stripped of control of the family's estimated $5b trust. (AAP)
Heiress Bianca Rinehart believes the decision to appoint her trustee of the multi-billion dollar family trust will help heal the wounds of the warring family. Continue reading »

Luxurious superyacht damaged in drop

A luxurious superyacht has been dropped while on a shipping boat in Panama.   Continue reading »


Lawyer recommends lotto syndicate members enter contracts to avoid disputes

A workplace lawyer says the Geelong Powerball syndicate lawsuit is not a common occurrence and the alleged lottery scam should not discourage punters from joining a pool at work.

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Prince Ali, fabulous he: The man to oust Blatter from FIFA

Sepp Blatter (right) with with girlfriend Linda Gabrielian. (AAP)

A Jordanian royal prince seems to be the football world's only hope for removing Sepp Blatter from the FIFA presidency - but the task is tougher than it sounds. Continue reading »