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'Stay out of the sun until THURSDAY': Brutal heatwave to see temperatures soar beyond 40C as Australia's record-breaking summer continues - so how hot will it be near you?
Australians are expected to sweat through a scorcher week as temperatures continue to rise above 40C across parts of New South Wales - and the heatwave is set to last until Thursday
Promising young rugby player, 15, left blind in one eye after contracting a freak sinus infection while on a cruise to New Zealand
Riley Adams - an aspiring rugby player - has lost sight in his left eye forever after getting a sinus infection while on a cruise to New Zealand with his parents.
Foster brother who had sex with murdered 12-year-old schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is released after serving 16 months of four-year sentence for incest and perjury
The foster brother of slain schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has been released from a Brisbane prison on parole. Trent Thorburn was sentenced to four years jail in September on incest and perjury charges.
Brisbane Broncos footy player to face court over assault accusation after he allegedly slapped and manhandled a woman known to him
The Brisbane Broncos' player allegedly 'slapped and manhandled' a woman known to him on Sunday night and will face court.
Just the thing to beat the heat and occupy the kids: House with amazing 50-metre water slide hits the market
A Brisbane house featuring an amazing 50-metre water slide is up for sale and turning a lot of heads from potential buyers.
The heat is on! Temperatures are set to hit 45C in Sydney as the city prepares for another scorching weekend
Winds from a high-pressure system will bring intense outback heat to the coast with parts of Sydney expected to reach 45C for five consecutive days.
American burger chain behind controversial ads featuring Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton is set to take a bite out of the Queensland fast food market
A major American fast food chain is set to test the resolve the New Year's resolutions of many Australians as it begins saturation of the nation.
Broken VB bottles, empty cans and a cigarette lighter: Inside the car of 'unlicensed and drunk female driver who drove down a busy boardwalk during rush-hour'
The unregistered car an allegedly drunk and unlicensed woman drove 200m down a busy Brisbane boardwalk was littered with broken beer bottles, alcohol cans, and cigarettes.
Bizarre moment driver speeds away from scene of car crash before getting out in the middle of traffic to check for damage
The bizarre hit-and-run was filmed on Hale Street in Brisbane and uploaded to Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia on Wednesday.
He kept saying "get out, get out": Man recounts the horrific moment he was punched in the head and robbed at gunpoint when a group of men came to test drive his Audi
Two men who were test driving a car near Brisbane have been charged after they allegedly threatened another man with a firearm before stealing the car.
Prankster who plunged from a balcony into iconic Bondi Beach pool while pretending to be a salmon is arrested after a similar stunt in Brisbane
The internet prankster who made headlines for plunging into Bondi's iconic Icebergs pool from a balcony has been arrested for performing a similar stunt in Brisbane.
A 35-year-old man was assaulted and robbed after he got off a bus in the Brisbane suburb of Durack shortly before 8pm Monday where the thieves took off with his possessions including phone and cash.
Time for sssupper! Shocking moment gigantic python swallows a live POSSUM whole while hanging from a tree
This is the stomach-churning moment a carpet python swallows a live possum whole, just metres from a stunned onlookers who watched the incredible moment from their Brisbane home.
The genius kitchen hack that will revolutionise your meal prep! Woman shares her trick for saving your leftover pasta sauces and curry pastes
Karyn Cullen, from Brisbane, has found a clever solution to save your half-used jars of pasta sauces and curry pastes. She came up with a hack using Kmart's $1.50 ice cube trays.
'I don't care who your African boys are': Confronting moment South Sudanese father is abused by man who threatens to 'rip his head off' and yells 'do you know who us Aussies are?'
Dave Anei shared the video on Facebook showing a man threatening to 'rip his head off' and bashing on his front screen door in Brisbane on Thursday.
Australian pineapples rotting in massive piles as fruit companies import cheap Chinese produce instead of supporting local growers
Up to 100 tonnes of pineapples are rotting in Queensland paddocks after a surplus in the market forced farmers to dump their produce.
'We picked out what we were going to bury him in': Mother who gave birth to three premature babies in three years reveals she said goodbye to her youngest five times as she shares the inspirational story of their survival
Brisbane mother, Jodie Hollis-Tobin, 21, has given birth to three premature babies in three years, and was told to say goodbye to her youngest child five times.
‘I accept every flaw, every scar, every stretch mark’: Mummy blogger reveals how giving birth to twins has taught her to be 'at peace' with her body in a candid Instagram post
Sharing a picture of her postpartum body, Trudi Eade, from Brisbane, explained how she has come to terms with her 'saggy stomach' and stretch marks after the birth of Jada and Marley.
That's not a handbrake! Man horrified to find a deadly brown snake slithering across his arm while driving - calling a catcher in to relocate the reptile
Footage has emerged showing the moment a deadly eastern brown snake was captured from an unsuspecting construction worker's ute in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Woman shares her $5 babysitting hack to keep the kids busy for the school holidays - and you can also enjoy a drink too
Bree Tomasel, from Brisbane, has been praised for her ingenuity after she shared a $5 babysitting hack that enables parents to keep the kids busy over the summer break.
Cyclist is flung from his bike after being hit by driver who is 'blinded by the sun' as he rides in the middle of a busy lane - so who is in the wrong?
A cyclist has been was flung from his bike after being rear-ended on a busy Brisbane road in an accident caused by poor driver visibility.
'Thank you for noticing this new notice': Residents baffled by bizarre sign - so can you make sense of it?
A strange notice spotted by a Brisbane resident and posted to social media on Sunday has elicited confusion and amusement. 'Notice: Thank you for noticing this new notice,' the sign reads.
'Legs are NOT meant to look like this': Woman, 37, shares her struggle with body image after she 'loathed' the sight of her body in a swimsuit - and how she learned to love herself again
Samantha Hillman, from Brisbane, has revealed her struggles with body image after she was nearly in tears when she saw a photograph of herself in a swimsuit at the beach.
Busted! Bachelor in Paradise couple Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate caught leaving Brisbane airport after spending a few days together... amid claims they are moving in together
Reality TV stars and rumoured couple, Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate, have been caught leaving Brisbane separately, after spending a few days together.
Nick Kyrgios looks underwhelmed while clutching his Brisbane International trophy - as it's revealed one punter has bet $40,000 for him to win the Australian Open
A surprisingly somber Nick Kyrgios posed with the Brisbane International trophy on Monday, after crushing American Ryan Harrison to claim his first ATP title on home soil the previous night.
How embarrassing! Keira Maguire suffers epic fail as her flimsy bag falls to pieces... leaving her scrambling on the floor at the airport while a crowd jostles behind her
Juggling luggage at the airport while rushing to catch a flight is something most mere humans have struggled with at one point or another.
Flying home to Jarrod? Keira Maguire bids farewell to Brisbane after a girls’ trip amid reports 'she is moving to Melbourne with Bachelorette beau Woodgate'
She's the former Bachelor 'villain' who reportedly found love with Jarrod Woodgate on Bachelor In Paradise.
'This can't be the end of our story': Brave mother diagnosed with terminal breast cancer refuses to give in to 'incurable' disease - and vows to live to raise her three children
A Queensland woman battling 'incurable and terminal' cancer is refusing to give in to the dreadful disease she fears will rob her children of their mother.
Not an inch to pinch! Erin McNaught flaunts her INCREDIBLE post-baby body in a skimpy bikini... just four months after giving birth to her second child
On Friday, Erin McNaught, 35, turned heads as she flaunted her incredible post-baby body just four months after giving birth to her second child, Ennio Stanley.
He's a doting daddy! Rapper Example gives son Evander Maxwell, 3, a swimming lesson at a Brisbane pool ... while bikini-clad model mum Erin McNaught watches on
UK rapper Example has given son Evander Maxwell, 3, a swimming lesson at a Brisbane pool, while Australian model mum Erin McNaught looked on.
Two enormous snakes, including an albino python, which weigh more than 15 kilograms have been seized from a Brisbane house after a public tip-off.
Date night! Erin McNaught enjoys ‘first night out in over a year’ with rapper husband Example in Brisbane… after welcoming their second child four months ago
The Australian model and her British rapper husband welcomed their second son Ennio just four months ago. And Erin McNaught and Example enjoyed their first night out in 'over a year' on Friday.
Multitasking mama! Bikini-clad Erin McNaught works on her tan while breastfeeding adorable newborn Ennio Stanley at Brisbane pool
Erin McNaught truly is a wonder woman.
No hard feelings! Model Danielle Knudson cracks a smile as she and Milos Raonic jet out of Brisbane... after watching her tennis star beau lose to teenager Alex de Minaur
Canadian model Danielle Knudson, 28, clearly hasn't let Milos' unfortunate loss get her down, having sported a winning smile in a Brisbane hotel lobby this Thursday.
Passengers 'locked in cabins for 60 hours' after gastro outbreak infects more than 200 on board Sea Princess cruise ship
Hundreds of passengers were struck down with severe bouts of gastro just days into the two week cruise on the Sea Princess including Helen Perry who was in isolation after leaving New Zealand.
Frog in the bog! Backpacker gets the fright of her life after a giant amphibian jumps out of a toilet
A Swedish backpacker and her friend got the fright of their lives after a gigantic frog jumped out of a toilet and lunged at them in Queensland, Australia just after they had flushed.
Tuckered out! Erin McNaught dotes on cherubic newborn Ennio Stanley, three months, who is fast asleep after enjoying a day out in Brisbane's South Bank
Erin McNaught shared an adorable pic of her fast asleep newborn Ennio after the pair enjoyed a day out at Brisbane's South Bank
Better luck next time! Guess model Danielle Knudson watches on as tennis beau Milos Raonic gets knocked out of the Brisbane International by teenager Alex de Minaur
She's the blonde stunner whose modelling profile was given a boost when Justin Bieber singled her out on Instagram in 2014.
Model off-duty! Canadian tennis WAG Danielle Knudson flaunts her ample cleavage and long lean legs as she joins boyfriend Milos Raonic at the Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art
She's the wife of Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic who was famously called out and tracked down by Justin Bieber and his fans for her striking good looks.
Two people dead and a child fighting for life in hospital with critical head injuries after horror crash between truck and ute
A horror smash northwest of Brisbane has left two people dead and a child fighting for life in hospital with severe head injuries.
Horrific moment a car smashes into three other vehicles while speeding through an intersection after gunpoint carjacking
A man has been charged over an alleged carjacking which ended when the stolen vehicle smashed into three other cars at an intersection in Brisbane.
Heartless thief charged after 'stealing two mobile phones' from a father's hospital bed as he grieved the loss of his daughter, 18, and wife - who were both killed in a horror Christmas crash
A 51-year-old man will face Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with stealing two mobile phones from the victim of a horrific Christmas Day crash.
Grieving father whose wife and daughter, 18, died in horror Christmas Day crash has his phone stolen from his hospital bed - robbing him of precious final photos of his family
A man who tragically lost his wife and daughter in a horror Christmas Day car crash in Brisbane's Manly West has been robbed at his hospital bedside by a cold-blooded thief.
Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt is 'inconsolable' as his rugby career hangs in the balance after he was arrested and charged with drug possession
Embattled Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt has been described as 'inconsolable' after he was charged with drug possession in Brisbane and indefinitely stood down from playing and training.
Better pack your umbrella! Sydney and Brisbane to ring in a wet New Year with the fireworks set to be dampened by thunderstorms and showers - while the sun shines in Melbourne and Perth
New Years Eve festivities across Australia may be heading indoors as thunderstorms and showers are forecasted in the lead up to the stroke of midnight.
What a way to end the year! Brisbane set for SEVERE thunderstorms before the New Year's Eve fireworks begin - as Sydney also braces for rain while the rest of the country basks in sunshine
Partygoers will be packing umbrellas in Sydney with cold conditions forecast, but it's Brisbane (pictured) which is expected to be hit hardest with heavy rain and hail expected.
Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt charged with cocaine possession after being searched by police in a Brisbane car park - nearly three years after drug scandal
Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt has been arrested and charged with drug possession after he was allegedly caught by police in Brisbane.
This snake isn't playing possum: The stomach-churning moment huge reptile makes a meal of an unlucky marsupial
A Queensland family discovered a monstrous python in their backyard on Boxing Day. The 1.8metre snake had caught a possum and was fighting to eat the animal.
Worker, 45, seriously injured after thief 'stole his ute and then rammed into him - sending him flying off the bonnet before speeding away'
A man has been seriously injured after a thief allegedly stole his ute, rammed into him and flung him off the bonnet before speeding away south of Brisbane.
Man, 36, charged after chilling footage showed him 'trying to snatch little girl from the back of a car' - after her mother left her alone for just 30 SECONDS
A 36-year-old Emerald man has been charged after he was allegedly caught attempting to kidnap a little girl from the back of a parked car in central Queensland.
Mother of boy, 15, who was crushed to death after dropping a 100kg weight on his neck reveals his organs have saved the lives of seven people
A teenage boy who was killed in a horrific gym accident in Brisbane has saved the lives of seven people - including three kids - through organ donation.
'Too politically correct': Kind couple who dress as Santa and Mrs Claus every year forced to quit - for upsetting parents by saying their kids are on the naughty list
After 14 years, Bill and Barbara Moore have donned the famous red costumes to entertain children at Gympie, north of Brisbane. However political correctness is ending that.
Every parent's worst nightmare: Chilling moment a man tries to abduct a little girl from the back of a car - after her mother left her alone for just 30 SECONDS
A man in Brisbane has been caught trying to kidnap a child from the back seat of a car. Police are hunting for the man after CCTV footage caught him grabbing an eight-year-old girl.
BREAKING: Boy, 3, dies after being ‘run over by his own father as he reversed a four-wheel-drive car with a trailer out of his driveway’
A three-year-old boy has been killed after he was hit by his father reversing a four-wheel drive in a driveway in Brisbane.
Three African thugs still on the run after 'gang of five knocked a man unconscious before dragging a young woman out of a car, sexually assaulting her and stealing her vehicle'
Two men have faced court in Brisbane for their role in a horrific carjacking in Brisbane on Wednesday morning, which saw a man beaten unconscious and a woman sexually assaulted.
Driver of out-of-control BMW that smashed into a family's sedan killing a mother and her 18-year-old daughter on Christmas Day 'tried to check out of hospital the day after the crash'
The driver of a BMW that crashed into another car on Christmas Day, killing an 18-year-old girl and her mother, has been identified as Mark Veneris, 46.
The shocking moment a drunk man falls off a platform into the path of an oncoming train – as commuters rush in to save him
The heart-stopping moment a drunk man fell onto a set of tracks at a Brisbane train station has been caught on CCTV.
A 1.5-metre carpet python has been busted trying to find relief from the intense Brisbane heat by hiding in a couple's toilet.
Tennis star forced to turn back to LA after Qantas flight starts losing FUEL on its way to Australia - but airline claims it was just a radar issue
A Wimbledon champion is among hundreds of passengers bound for Australia who were forced to turn around after their plane started losing fuel.
Fatal crash causing holiday traffic chaos as highway is closed in one direction after motorcycle rider was killed
Commuters have been left stationary after a fatal crash on Brisbane's Bruce Highway. A motorbike rider was killed in a northbound crash about 4.30pm, leading police to block all northbound lanes.
Shocking moment a gang of African youths surround two cars in a deserted parking lot before bashing a woman and stealing one of the vehicles - as a man, 22, is arrested over the attack
Police are hunting four men of African appearance after an alleged violent robbery in which a woman was bashed and a car was stolen.
Model, 21, who sold hundreds of ecstasy tablets for her drug dealer boyfriend and bragged about avoiding arrest is jailed for four YEARS
A Brisbane model who bragged about avoiding arrest while selling hundreds of ecstasy pills for her drug dealer boyfriend has been jailed for four years.
Hero police dog mauled by family pets as he bravely ran into home where 10-year-old boy was shot by intruders - as his father bashed the attackers with a paint tin and stole their gun
A police dog was mauled by confused pooches after a violent home invasion south of Brisbane that saw a 10-year-old boy get shot in the shoulder as his dad threw a paint tin.
A tale of two cities! Bikini-clad Bachelor alumni Zilda Williams covers her completely exposed assets with a picture of Story bridge as she strips down for Brisbane vacation
She's been flaunting her relationship with younger beau Keith Frazer of late.
Passengers injured as Virgin Australia flight makes a very heavy landing after a 'loud bang' - as travellers slam the pilot for 'coming down way too fast'
A Virgin Australia plane's rough landing at the Sunshine Coast Airport on Wednesday has injured several passengers.
Boy, 10, rushed to hospital with a gunshot wound to the SHOULDER after he was caught in the crossfire during a violent Boxing Day home invasion
A 10-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with a gunshot would, following a home invasion in Brisbane on Boxing Day. The child was with his father when two armed men broke into their home.
Pictured: Girl, 18, killed when out-of-control BMW slammed into her family's sedan in horrific Christmas Day smash that also left her mother dead and her sister and father fighting for their lives
The victims of a horror Christmas Day smash in Brisbane are being mourned by devastated family, friends and members of their grieving community.
Thousands of homes plunged into darkness on Christmas night as blackout leaves more than 13,000 houses without power
More than 13,000 homes were left without power on Christmas Day in south-east Queensland, as severe storms battered the region. NSW was also hit by power shortages.
We wish you a sunny Christmas… but you might not get one! Christmas BBQ washout as RAIN is forecast in Sydney - but temperatures could hit 45C elsewhere
Skies will be sunny over most of Australia for Christmas with warm temperatures forecast for barbeques and pool party across much of the country, but the east coast will be hit with rain.
A 'horrific' Christmas Day crash between two sedans in Brisbane's east has left a teenage girl dead and three other people clinging to life. Two had to be cut from the wreck before they could be hospitalised.
Revellers soak up the Christmas Eve sun before temperatures plummet ahead of the big day - so Santa better pack his brolly!
Sydneysiders were gifted an early Christmas present on Sunday morning with sunny conditions across the city.
'He'll be there in spirit': Fiancée's touching tribute to the father of her twins after he died in a horror motorbike crash the week before Christmas
The grieving fiancee of a Brisbane man killed in a horror motor cycle accident the week before Christmas has paid tribute to the father-of-three.
Be prepared for a wet Christmas! Thunderstorms and showers to hit the east coast of Australia as the rest of the country basks in sunshine
The weather forecasts for Christmas Day 2017 are in - and it's not looking good for the east coast of Australia.
'Tis the season to be smooching! Ruby Rose packs on the PDA with girlfriend Jessica Origliasso at Brisbane airport as they return to Australia for the holidays
Ruby Rose, 31, and Jessica Origliasso, 32, have been spotted packing on the PDA at Brisbane Airport, on Saturday.
Parents accuse high school of 'indoctrinating' their children after teachers gave them assignments on changing the Australian flag and criticising President Trump
A Brisbane high school has been accused of 'indoctrinating' students by asking them to complete assignments on changing the Australian flag and criticising US President Donald Trump.
Home for the holidays! Naomi Watts jets into Brisbane with her two sons... after ex Liev Schreiber is pictured cosying up to rumoured new girlfriend in New York
Naomi Watts was spotted with her two sons at Brisbane Airport on Friday, arriving in her native Australia just in time for Christmas.
Security, road closures and heavily-armed police: The ramped up security measures for New Year's Eve to prevent more carnage from car-style attacks
Security measures in Australia's major cities are being ramped-up for Christmas and New year's Eve in the aftermath of the latest car-style attack.
All I want for Christmas is cosmetic surgery? Doctors say more Australians are opting for procedures over the holiday break but they warn against 'Botox parties'
Brisbane cosmetic physician, Dr Mary Dingley, said the festive season is one of the most popular times of the year for having cosmetic procedures done.
'Careless' immigrant driver who killed a 27-year-old interior designer spared jail despite pleading guilty - and he'll be back on the road in just SIX MONTHS
A 'careless' immigrant driver who killed a 27-year-old fitness model at an intersection in south Brisbane has been spared jail despite pleading guilty.