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Sat 29 Feb 2020

Elderly man tortured with drill, taser

premium_icon Elderly man tortured with drill, taser

A taser, drill and hatchet were used to torment and threaten an elderly man who was kidnapped and bound after meeting two men on a social app, police say.

Dumped councillor says ‘faceless men’ spying on sex lives

premium_icon Dumped councillor says ‘faceless men’ spying on sex lives

Brisbane LNP councillor Kate Richards, dropped from the party ahead of the March 19 civic poll, has taken aim at “backroom political powerbrokers”.

Secret solution to Woolies bag problem

Secret solution to Woolies bag problem

A shopper has warned others to “check your receipts” when using reusable plastic bags — but it turns out there’s a simple way to avoid the problem.

Woman ‘stabbed’ with syringe of semen

Woman ‘stabbed’ with syringe of semen

The woman was returning her trolley when a man approached from behind, allegedly stabbing her with a syringe which testing later revealed contained semen.

Push to shield mine supervisors from industrial manslaughter

premium_icon Push to shield mine supervisors from industrial manslaughter

Union claims the move would ‘make a mockery of leadership accountability on mine safety’.

Extensive land, air search ongoing for missing woman

Extensive land, air search ongoing for missing woman

Search expands for missing 83-year-old woman Barbara Marincic missing from Yalboroo, northwest of Calen.

Drunk teenager punches his mother in the face over $10

premium_icon Drunk teenager punches his mother in the face over $10

‘I hope you are ashamed of punching your mother,’ magistrate says.

Woman's $400 sex toy theft causes buzz

premium_icon Woman's $400 sex toy theft causes buzz

A WOMAN has been caught on camera stealing sex toys at a Toowoomba adult store, while two accomplices distracted staff.

Man filmed ‘assaulting girls’ at NSW bus stop

premium_icon Man filmed ‘assaulting girls’ at NSW bus stop

A man has been filmed allegedly assaulting a pair of teens at a bus stop on a main road before allegedly calling his daughter “to come here and smash you now”.

‘Oh s**t, I’ve taken a life’: Inside a police shooting

premium_icon ‘Oh s**t, I’ve taken a life’: Inside a police shooting

A former detective has described the split-second decision he had to make before shooting a man dead – and how he prayed he wouldn’t have to pull the trigger.

Elton John's special gift to 'Tiny Dancer' baby

premium_icon Elton John's special gift to 'Tiny Dancer' baby

Elton John has spent half a century finding fame, yet a newborn has taken just days to steal the limelight on his farewell tour.

Putin confirms internet conspiracy theory

Putin confirms internet conspiracy theory

It’s been the subject of much internet debate – does the Russian leader use a body double? Now he has finally shed light on the answer.

Toddler taken to hospital after near drowning

premium_icon Toddler taken to hospital after near drowning

The Queensland Ambulance Service transported a toddler to the Bundaberg Hospital.

’Terribly dangerous’: Fury over unisex toilets

premium_icon ’Terribly dangerous’: Fury over unisex toilets

Education Minster Grace Grace was told to “get a grip” in a stream of emails sent in the wake of the decision to install gender-neutral toilets at a school.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: How to stay funny

premium_icon Julia Louis-Dreyfus: How to stay funny

After farewelling Veep and with a new ‘dramedy’ Downhill about to be released, Seinfeld’s Elaine reveals how she finds the funny in decidedly unfunny situations

Race to shut down virus as 40 people exposed

Race to shut down virus as 40 people exposed

QLD Health is contacting customers of a hair salon after it was discovered the latest coronavirus patient was a beautician who saw up to 40 people this week.

CEO talks female equality in male dominated industry

premium_icon CEO talks female equality in male dominated industry

Equality in the workplace is a never ending battle and ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8 a Brisbane CEO is speaking out.

Hot female felon mugshots go viral

Hot female felon mugshots go viral

A Twitter account dedicated to hot female felons has gone viral with more sexy criminals begging to be featured on the page.

New twist to MH370 mystery

premium_icon New twist to MH370 mystery

Six years on from the MH370 tragedy, there are new calls to “step up” and release withheld evidence, that may have tracked the plane when it vanished.

Tears flow after dad’s ‘inevitable, heartbreaking’ death

premium_icon Tears flow after dad’s ‘inevitable, heartbreaking’ death

His death may have been inevitable, but it hasn’t eased the heartbreak felt by Sunshine Coast dad and former NRL star Adam Maher’s friends and family.

Driver’s terrifying plunge into backyard

premium_icon Driver’s terrifying plunge into backyard

A male driver has fled the scene after he crashed a white ute through a fence and into the side of a home early this morning.

Talk show rocked by second suicide

Talk show rocked by second suicide

Nine months after a guest on the Jeremy Kyle show took his own life, leading to the show being axed, a beloved producer from the show has died by suicide.

Truth in Tyson’s threats to duped star

Truth in Tyson’s threats to duped star

There’s been a staggering twist to Mike Tyson’s chivalrous attempt to defend his daughter’s honour after rumours of a $10 million dowry.

Meet the most powerful Aussie in global fashion

premium_icon Meet the most powerful Aussie in global fashion

During the bushfires, an image of Laura Brown hugging a kangaroo went viral. Now the influential Australian has explained the real story behind the photo.

David Campbell opens up about a very personal loss

premium_icon David Campbell opens up about a very personal loss

Just over a year ago, David Campbell’s best friend took his own life – now the Today Extra co-host reveals what he has learned from the tragedy.

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