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Cash and tax breaks for virus-hit economy

The government will throw $4.7 billion at Australia's poorest households as part of a major push to keep the economy healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Weinstein in hospital for chest pains

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars but the fallen movie mogul only spent a short time in prison before being taken to hospital with chest pains, one of his spokespeople says.

Roosters well equipped for post-Cronk era

Cooper Cronk has revealed he loosened his reins at the Sydney Roosters last year in a conscious bid to help Luke Keary and James Tedesco plan for life without him in 2020.

Eurydice Dixon killer's loses appeal bid

Eurydice Dixon's sadistic killer has failed to overturn his life sentence for the "unspeakably loathsome and cruel" rape and murder of the aspiring Melbourne comedian.

Aust credit card gang captured in US

The group, loaded up with Australian credit cards, embarked on shopping trips along Interstate 5 - the main US west coast freeway stretching between the Mexican and Canadian borders.

Weinstein gets 23-year jail sentence

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathising with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era.

WHO declares coronavirus is now a pandemic

The World Health Organisation has declared the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic, expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses.