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Cyclone Kimi was expected to cross the coast on Monday morning.

Cyclone Kimi expected to strengthen and pummel coast from Monday

Severe thunderstorms could also lash parts of the south-east on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Fears for man missing after swim in Brisbane River

New Zealand man Tane Huffman went swimming by himself in the Brisbane River near Kholo Creek and never returned.

A land, air and water search is underway for New Zealander Tane Huffman, who failed to return from his swim on Saturday.

Broncos and NSW Origin star Payne Haas arrested after alleged abusive behaviour

Haas was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with offensive language and intimidating a police officer.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australian Open training delayed as fourth traveller tests positive

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australian Open training delayed as fourth traveller tests positive

Training for the tournament has been delayed after another person tested positive to coronavirus, after entering Australia on a flight from the US.

Australia vs India LIVE updates: Shardul gets first 50 in second Test as India dig in

Australia vs India LIVE updates: Shardul gets first 50 in second Test as India dig in

Australia are struggling for answers on day three at the Gabba as India eat into their first-innings lead.

'Ugly and blatant': Racism is rife at the Sydney Test, says Darshak Mehta

An Indian fan in the crowd at the SCG in January 2021 during the third Test between Australia and India and (inset) Darshak Mehta.

One of the most connected figures in Australian cricket says racial discrimination is rife at the Sydney Test – and it's not restricted to the cheap seats.

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Cricket

'If they're having a go at you, it's because you're good'

Interaction with the crowd is part of the game, provided it doesn't go over the top.

Merv Hughes
Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Trump

Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Trump

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey was working remotely on a private island in French Polynesia when one of his executives phoned to reveal the decision to lock down President Trump's account.

US steps up claims COVID-19 may have escaped from Chinese lab

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The State Department has claimed to have new evidence about the COVID outbreak in China without providing evidence.

The US said it had obtained new evidence that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick with the virus before the first identified case, but it provided no data to back up its claims.

Almost accidental mayor hopes to avoid rough end of the pineapple

Almost accidental mayor hopes to avoid rough end of the pineapple

Rockhampton residents will head to the polls next weekend after Chris "Pineapple" Hooper was almost handed the mayoralty before the Queensland government stepped in.

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Cinema

'After all this time, I'm coming home': Christopher Doyle plots return

Almost 50 years since he left, the enigmatic cinematographer is returning to Australia to make a new movie with Tilda Swinton.

Sambuca will be offering 15 houses for 1 euro each.

Sicilian town offers fresh chance to snap up house for a mere €1

The town was overwhelmed with international interest when the first phase of the project was announced.

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Queensland

Victoria welcomes Greater Brisbane travellers back as Qld 'hopeful' hotel cluster has been contained 

Victoria welcomes Greater Brisbane travellers back as Qld 'hopeful' hotel cluster has been contained 

Victoria has eased restrictions for those travelling from the Greater Brisbane area, as Queensland authorities say they are now "hopeful" the hotel cluster has been contained.

10 years on from flood, Brisbane is finally 'making the most of the river', say architects 

The restored Brisbane River Walk from the revitalised Howard Smith Wharves around to New Farm, repaired after the 2011 floods for $78 million.

The experience of living through the 2011 floods has made Brisbane more attuned to its river, the Australian Institute of Architects says.

Queensland abandons one of its strictest border rules

Queensland will again block the arrival of anyone from greater Sydney in response to the growing cluster of COVID-19 cases in Sydney.

COVID hotspots will no longer have just 48 hours to trace the source of a case, but low testing rates in Sydney could still delay the return of its residents to Queensland.

Former children's court site earmarked for affordable housing

Construction of an affordable unit complex - similar to this block - will be built at Brisbane's North Quay. This image is representative only.

The Queensland government has announced two new projects to build affordable units for shift workers, health workers, police and emergency services.

'Emblem of pure inhumanity': WWII Nazi flag for sale in Queensland

The 1945 Luftwaffe Compound Flag from Groningen in the Netherlands.

The Gold Coast auction house selling the Luftwaffe flag says it's a "major historical antiquity", but a Jewish group has condemned it as a "disgrace".

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Belinda Bencic was among the players who took to social media to air their disappointment with their situation.

Coach reveals he was the positive COVID-19 case on Abu Dhabi flight

The Australian Open has been hit by a fourth case of COVID-19, breaches of quarantine, player anger over hard lockdown and a delay in training.

Kyle Flanagan and Roosters coach Trent Robinson chat at training early in the 2020 season before things turned sour.

'What the hell was going on there?': Flanagan hits out at sudden Roosters axing

Kyle Flanagan is still trying to digest his sacking by the tricolours one year into a three-year deal.

Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease on day two at the Gabba.
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Test cricket

Indians still refuse to follow the script at Gabba

Another Indian fightback and a tropical storm are tightening the timetable for Australia to win at the Gabba and claim back the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Melbourne Victory W-League coach Jeff Hopkins oversees trials for the club's new women's development squads.

Soccer giving women's game lift it deserves

Women's sport, already lacking funding compared to men, suffered more because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Melbourne Victory and Western United are investing in new programs.

The stoush with fans marks yet another rocky time for the sport.

Telstra bows down to fuming netball fans, slashes cost of streaming app

Netball fans were up in arms after the telco removed the annual subscription price from its app last month, effectively making the yearly price over five times more expensive.

Lyon is nicknamed the GOAT as Australia's greatest off-spinner of all time.

He may not be Warnie or Murali, but there's only one Nathan Lyon

At one stage Nathan Lyon wasn’t even the No.1 spinner on the SACA ground staff, now he is the best in the world.

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Hannah Mouncey (centre) playing in the VFLW competition.

Mouncey prepared for legal action against the AFL in bid to play

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey is prepared to take legal action against the AFL and its gender diversity policy.

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