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DISASTERS

Strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Chile

A strong earthquake has rattled central Chile, US geologists have reported. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Suspicious fire destroys Dalby school buildings

One of Queensland's oldest public schools has been damaged by a fire that appears to have been deliberately lit. Full story »

QUEENSLAND

Fire destroys boat at Gold Coast marina

Two men have escaped injury after their boat caught fire at a marina on the Gold Coast.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Fierce blaze at Sydney metal yard likely to continue for hours

Fire crews have battled an intense blaze at a scrap metal yard near Blacktown, in Sydney's west.  Full story »
NEW SOUTH WALES

Philippine Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Sydney

A Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight has been forced to land at Sydney Airport. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Injured Taiwanese bushwalker to spend third night in Tasmanian wilderness

A woman has spent two nights in the Tasmanian wilderness after badly breaking her ankle. Full story »
EMERGENCIES

Hero neighbours alert fire crews to unconscious man inside burning Melbourne home

Fire crews have pulled an unconscious man from his burning home after fire erupted at a property in Melbourne's north. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Darwin couple rescued after spending 24 hours bogged in WA desert

A 4WD carrying a man and woman became bogged in the Gibson Desert, prompting a search and rescue operation. (AAP/WA Police)

A Darwin couple spent 24 hours awaiting rescue in outback Western Australia after getting bogged in the Gibson Desert. Full story »

QUEENSLAND

Father of boy who lost his mother and brother in Queensland floods accuses police of lying

John Tyson claims police lied about his son’s testimony in court after footage emerged of police interviewing the Toowoomba boy after his mother Donna and brother Jordan were swept to their deaths. Full story »

VICTORIA

'It's just so sad': Tributes flow for four-year-old hit by car in Melbourne car park

The family of a four-year-old boy killed after a 4WD ploughed through a medical centre carpark in Melbourne's south-east have thanked the public for their support. Full story »

VICTORIA

‘Beautiful, energetic’ six-year-old who fell from Easter carnival ride in Rye dies

A six-year-old boy who fell from a carnival ride while riding after-hours has died. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Woman winched off cruise ship after falling and hurting hip near Moreton Island

A woman who fell and hurt her hip had to be winched off a P&O cruise ship in Queensland’s Moreton Bay this morning.  Full story »
EMERGENCIES

Flames ravage historic Ivanhoe RSL just days before Anzac Day

Around 25 firefighters battled a huge blaze which destroyed the Ivanhoe RSL in Melbourne’s north-east early this morning, just five days before Anzac Day. Full story »

VICTORIA

New commercial shows man drug driving with grandmother in car

The Victorian government has released a new ad designed to remind drug users how long substances can stay in their system. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Two injured in light plane crash near Camden Airport

A young man and woman have suffered “multiple injuries” in a crash near Camden Airport. Full story »

6PM NEWS

Young Brisbane family flee ferocious home fire ‘with minutes to spare’

A family has spoken of running for their lives after a powerful fire engulfed their Ferny Grove home. Full story »

VICTORIA

Naked man allegedly crashes car through Melbourne home

A naked man has allegedly crashed his car into a home in Melbourne's north-west. (9NEWS)

A naked man has been arrested after allegedly crashing his car into a home in Melbourne’s north-west. Full story »

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Teen surfer killed by shark near Esperance 'died doing what she loved'

The family of a 17-year-old West Australian girl killed by a shark while she was surfing on an Easter family holiday have said she "died doing something she loved". Full story »

ACCIDENTS

Man and woman killed and teen critically injured in fiery Bruce Highway crash

A man and woman were killed instantly and a teenage boy is fighting for his life after a fiery crash on the Bruce Highway, south of Maryborough. Full story »

6PM NEWS

Victorian teenager found critically injured in McDonald’s restroom

An 18-year-old man has been seriously injured after a suspected assault in the restroom of a McDonald’s outlet south-east of Melbourne.

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