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Emotional Boyd to lift Broncos in NRL

A "pretty emotional" Darius Boyd will be ready to fire on his injury return in Brisbane's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne, despite the loss of his beloved grandmother this week.

Cassowary on brink of extinction

The exotic prehistoric-looking Southern Cassowary is being wiped out by threats not only to its habitat but also from local wildlifeHOW MANY ESTIMATED IN THE WILD?*less than 2,000THREATS:*land clearing*traffic*dogs stealing and eating the Cassowary chicks*feral pigs that damage their habitat*diseaseQUICK FACTS*their habitat is mainly in the Wet Tropics Rainforests in...

eBay can help Aust retail, new boss says

New eBay Australia boss Tim MacKinnon is unfazed by "hype" around the arrival of Amazon and says his online operation seeks to support traditional retailers rather than "destroy" them.

SA prison staff being smoked out

South Australia's prison staff are urging the state government to follow the rest of Australia and ban smoking by inmates, arguing it's a health and safety issue.

NKorea describes Trump as a 'barking dog'

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has called US President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 has struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey says.

Mexico quake toll revised down to 217

At least 217 people have been killed after a strong earthquake struck central Mexico and toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.