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'It's like a bloodbath': Up to 16 passengers are injured as a train derails after smashing into a barricade at '50 to 70kmh' in major incident at Sydney's Richmond station
Up to 16 people have been injured after a train smashed into a barrier at Richmond, in Sydney's north-west on Monday morning in what is being called a 'major incident'.
'I will make his life a living hell': Teenager, 19, who escaped jail for cowardly Schoolies one-punch attack accepts challenge from a professional boxer to go head-to-head in the ring
One-punch attacker Caleb Maraku, 19, has been challenged to a charity boxing match by Sydney boxer Kerry Foley, after the fighter was left outraged by Maraku's lack of jail time.
Teenager, 19, charged over the murder of his 22-year-old friend denies he committed the crime and 'was hiding from the shooter'
Youssef Elsamad, 19, has been charged with fatally shooting his acquaintance Mohamed Salihy, 22, at a Merrylands complex Friday night but says he didn't do it and was hiding from the shooter.
Pictured: Teenager, 19, charged over the murder of his 22-year-old friend as he denies he committed the crime and says he was 'hiding from the shooter'
Youssef Elsamad, 19, is accused of shooting former friend Mohamed Salihy, 22, in front of a public housing complex in Merrylands on Friday.
Couples who work out together! Shirtless Kris Smith and bikini-clad girlfriend Sarah Boulazeris engage in a VERY active morning despite suffering hangovers
They've been flaunting their relationship across social media since going public late last year.
Man, 22, dies after being shot at an apartment in a Sydney street notorious of shootings - as a 19-year-old is arrested
A 22-year-old man has died and a 19-year-old has been arrested following a shooting at an apartment complex in Sydney's west.
Father who left his toddler locked in a boiling hot car for three hours WON'T be charged - because police say he had 'forgotten baby syndrome'
The father of a toddler who was rescued from a hot, locked car in an affluent Sydney suburb will not be charged, with psychologists labelling the error 'forgotten baby syndrome'.
'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
Men who gang raped and filmed a girl, 16, who blacked out at a party and woke up naked and bleeding are jailed for at least nine, seven and four years
Kurt Stevenson, 27, and Andrew Waters, 25, and Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 27, have been jailed over the gang rape, which was filmed on a GoPro camera, at a western Sydney house party.
'I don't know what he got into but it scared me': Ex-girlfriend of Nepalese chef who killed British backpacker sent frantic text messages to his family when she sensed there was something wrong in the days leading up to his death
A former girlfriend of Brazil Gurung, who shot and killed British backpacker Amelia Blake, 22, sent frantic text messages to his relatives, believing he had 'people waiting for him'.
Bondi Beach Airbnb couple left shattered when 'rule-breaking' last-minute cancellation leaves them owing almost $20,000 to the online accommodation giant - and it's all over a pair of cockroaches
Melanie Boujonnier, who has her Bondi home listed for $590 a night, said Airbnb cancelled a booking over 'two cockroaches' without giving her an opportunity to fix the issue.
Vile vandals spray paint swastikas and Nazi symbols on cars and vans parked in Sydney suburb with large Jewish community
Racist vandals targeted a number of cars and vans parked in the North Shore Sydney suburb of St Ives earlier this month, spray-painting them with red swastikas and abusive words.
Joe Hockey puts $8 million Sydney mansion up for sale to fuel speculation that the Australian ambassador to the U.S. plans on staying in Washington D.C. after term is up
Australian ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey appears to be planning a permanent move to Washington as he and his wife put their Hunters Hill mansion on the market for $8 million.
Water baby! Heavily pregnant kaftan designer Camilla Franks looks ready to pop as she goes for a swim at Bondi Beach
She is due to give birth any day now.
'My heart breaks over the bittersweet situation': Mother, 39, reveals how her newborn daughter suffering from rare liver disease was miraculously saved by a stranger's organ donation
A mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her baby daughter's condition deteriorated when she suffered a rare liver disease. Here, she reveals how a transplant saved her daughter's life.
Expanding her empire? PR Queen Roxy Jacenko spotted meeting with top property developer as NASTY bruises sustained in fall begin to heal
She’s the PR Queen who keeps her fingers in a multitude of pies.
He's excited to be hair! Chef Gordon Ramsay sports VERY bouffant locks and a full face of makeup as he greets adoring fans in Sydney
He's in Australia promoting his new cookbook Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Fit Food.
'It's an absolute national tragedy': Sad suburban grave of Aboriginal leader Bennelong who united black and white in colonial Sydney is up for sale on the eve of Australia Day
The likely grave of Aboriginal leader Bennelong, who tried to bridge the gap between black and white in colonial Sydney, is up for sale a week before Australia Day.
Cheeky locals swarm Bondi Beach to soak up the sunshine as a scorching 40 degree heatwave takes hold of Australia
Hundreds of Sydneysiders flocked to the iconic Bondi Beach on Thursday as a week of cooler weather suddenly cleared to make way for a weekend heatwave.
'He had serious behavioural and mental problems': Nepalese chef who killed British backpacker had longstanding problems that spiralled out of control with mounting debts and a failed marriage
Nepalese chef Brazil Gurung killed British backpacker Amelia Blake in a murder suicide a week ago and is believed to have come to Australia to escape demons and start a new life.
Former diplomat, 62, who was knighted by Prince Charles accused of raping a 24-year-old man in his western Sydney mansion
Sir Trevor Garland, who once stood before Prince Charles to be knighted for his services to the Solomon Islands, has been charged with raping another man in his Sydney mansion.
Passengers get ready to reboard after ‘hellish’ flight which saw a Malaysian Airlines plane ‘violently shaking’ at 10,000 feet before having to make emergency landing
Passengers are reboarding their flight to Kuala Lumpur after a terrifying emergency landing saw the plane make an unscheduled stop in Alice Springs on Thursday.
'Any excuse!' Smitten Kris Smith packs on the PDA with girlfriend Sarah Boulazeris in some smoochy snaps
They've been inseparable since announcing their relationship last year.
Father of toddler, 3, rescued from hot car after three hours says his wife usually takes the children to daycare - as their neighbour reveals how he called for help after seeing a 'little arm' move in the back seat
The father of a toddler rescued from a hot, locked car in an affluent Sydney suburb said he forgot about his son because the boy's mother usually does the day care run.
Man about town! Sam Smith admits he's been hitting Sydney's gay bars while promoting new album The Thrill Of It All in Australia
He's currently Down Under promoting his album The Thrill Of It All.
Don't come into work! Top four banks tell employees to work from home when rail drivers strike on January 29
Employees who normally commute to the Sydney CBD for work have been told not to bother taking on public transport during the January 29 NSW rail worker strike.
The ten-year-old girl and eight-year-old boy were crossing the road outside North Sydney Girls High School when they were hit by a taxi.
Top Australian model Robyn Lawley reveals she had her top taken off and was called a 'diva' for objecting to it - as her agent confirms the business is full of 'big egos'
Australian supermodel Robyn Lawley has spoken out about times when she's struggled to have a voice when she's been working. The model said one situation, in particular, left her feeling shocked.
'Not a good feeling 10,000 feet in the air': Terrified passengers reveal 'hellish' Malaysia Airlines plane was 'violently shaking' from engine failure as it made an emergency landing in Alice Springs
Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was close to the West Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on Thursday afternoon.
EXCLUSIVE - 'He was infatuated with her': Nepalese chef, 33, 'stalked' his British backpacker girlfriend, 22, before killing her in horrific murder-suicide in their Sydney apartment
This is the Nepalese killer who slayed a British backpacker in a horror murder-suicide in a Sydney apartment - as it's revealed the pair met at a Brazilian restaurant where they both worked.
Lean machine! Claudia Karvan, 45, shows off her incredibly buff body in a bikini as she goes for a surf with former The Secret Life Of Us co-star Joel Edgerton
He's fresh from starring in one of Netflix's highest-ever streamed movies in Bright.
Female driver narrowly escapes death as a 5kg rock smashes through her windscreen and misses her head by CENTIMETRES on her way to work
The massive projectile smashed into beautician Elena Korchik's shoulder on Friday morning, as she passed a ute on Woy Woy Rd, 60kms north of Sydney.
'Be quiet and cover your eyes': Knife-wielding thieves wearing balaclavas threaten female shopkeeper - before leaping over the counter and stealing $500 of cigarettes
Knife-wielding thieves wearing balaclavas and hooded jumpers threatened a woman shopkeeper before robbing a western Sydney convenience store.
Father, 36, has license suspended after being caught driving his BMW at DOUBLE the speed limit - with his two sons in the back seat
A 36-year-old Queensland man was allegedly clocked driving 120km/h in a 60km/h zone in Hurstville, in Sydney's south, on Wednesday.
Police are hunting a man who they say exposed himself to a child at a Sydney shopping mall at Merrylands last year.
'I thought I was going to die': Passengers' are terrified as a Malaysia Airlines plane makes an emergency landing in Alice Springs as the crew looks 'nervous and clueless'
Passengers were terrified as a Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Alice Springs after leaving Sydney Airport four hours earlier.
Man, 62, is arrested and charged over the aggravated sexual assault of a 24-year-old male in Sydney's west
A 62-year-old Sydney man will spend the night in police cells before appearing in court on Friday - charged with the rape of a 24-year-old man in a western Sydney home last year.
'We've lost our beautiful girl': Distraught parents of British backpacker, 22, devastated after Nepalese chef boyfriend, 33, killed their daughter in horrific murder-suicide in Sydney apartment
Amelia Blake's devastated parents Chris and Sharon and younger sister Lily, 20, are being comforted by relatives at home in Loughborough, after the backpacker was found in shocking murder-suicide.
You'll want a piece of this! Baking royalty Katherine Sabbath reveals what it takes to make one of her extravagant cake creations topped with glitter and flowers
A world-renowned cake maker, Katherine Sabbath, has shared the secrets behind her extraordinary creations.
We're often taught that fresh is best when it comes to our diet but what about vegetables? Dietitian, Lyndi Cohen (pictured inset) reveals whether frozen or fresh veggies are better.
'Water cures everything': Phoebe Burgess shows off her post-baby body in skimpy bikini bottoms as she relaxes poolside one year after giving birth
NRL WAG Phoebe Burgess, 28, shows off her trim pins in skimpy bikini bottoms, in a snap shared to her Instagram on Thursday.
Revealed: Nepalese chef who killed his backpacker girlfriend in murder-suicide had been married before - as a friend says he was 'very depressed' in the weeks leading up to their deaths
Brazil Gurung, 33, is believed to have been married before he killed his British girlfriend, Amelia Blake, 22, in their Sydney apartment on Friday.
Prepare to melt! Sydney set to bake in 43 degree temperatures AGAIN during five-day heatwave as people are warned to stay indoors
Sydney and Melbourne are about to bake as temperatures in Australia's biggest cities soar above 40 degrees. The NSW capital is set to suffer its second heatwave in less than two weeks.
'That's one freaky a** snake': Will Smith gets up close and personal with a slippery serpent while holidaying in Australia... and finds time to chat to a chilled-out koala
Will Smith headed to Sydney's Featherdale Wildlife Park on Thursday where he got up close and personal with a freaky a** snake and a chilled-out koala
Simply chic! Jesinta Campbell puts on a leggy display in an elegant white frock as she attends a lavish Marc Jacobs Beauty dinner in Sydney
Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell) showed off her well sculpted pins when she attended a Marc Jacobs Beauty dinner in Sydney on Thursday
Plucky fishermen show off 3.5m bull shark after reeling in the 150kg monster in a suburban RIVER as they warn 'they're right under our noses'
The massive 3.5 metre monster is the second shark to be reeled in from George's River in Revesby in Sydney's west in two months.
'I thought I'd dropped him at school... it's your worst nightmare': Father of dehydrated toddler rescued by police from the back seat of a hot car after three hours reveals why he left his son behind
The father of a toddler who was rescued from a hot, locked car in an affluent Sydney suburb said he thought he had already dropped the child off at school.
Peaches and cream! Jessica Gomes takes a fashion risk in wacky pink-and-white jumpsuit as she takes a stroll around Bondi
Jessica Gomes, 33, was up to her avant-garde antics once again as she stepped out wearing a striped pink-and-white jumpsuit in Bondi on Thursday.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, 51, draws attention to volumised locks as he arrives back at his Sydney hotel on Thursday after lunch.
'My heart is broken': Devastated best friend of British backpacker, 22, reveals his horror after she is killed by older Nepalese boyfriend she had recently met in 'murder-suicide' at their Sydney apartment
Tributes have poured in for Amelia Blake, 22, who was found dead in a suspected murder-suicide in a Sydney flat. The British backpacker has been described as 'an angel taken too soon'.
'She could have been sucked under the boat': Terrifying moment a girl, 8, falls under a Sydney ferry and into the harbour below - as staff reveal the same thing has happened 13 TIMES in the past year
The terrifying moment an eight-year-old girl fell into the water between a Sydney ferry and a wharf after getting off the boat could have been deadly if it weren't for quick thinking passengers and crew.
Woman found dead in a garbage bin behind an apartment building in a Sydney suburb may have fallen into it as she threw the rubbish out
The body of a woman, aged in her 60s, was discovered at 1.30pm on Wednesday in Freshwater, north Sydney, by a neighbour who spotted her feet sticking out of the top of the bin.
'I had a bit of a breakdown': Sam Smith recalls his emotional struggles after losing his voice following 2015 Grammys performance
He's set to perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York next week.
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.
Coming in hot! Hollywood A-listers Margot Robbie and Jessica Chastain set to visit Sydney as they hit the promotional trail for their biopics
They're both hot on the promotional trail for their latest biographical films. According to The Daily Telegraph, Jessica and Margot will be in Sydney towards the end of this month.
'They looked happy': Neighbour of couple who died in suspected murder-suicide said the pair 'kept to themselves' and she saw them just days before landlord's grim discovery
A young couple 'looked happy' just two days before they were discovered dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Newtown, Sydney's inner-west on Friday.
Pampered Pixie! Roxy Jacenko's cherubic six-year-old indulges in a day at the hair salon as she gears up for the new school year
Roxy Jacenko's daughter Pixie Curtis, six, took time out for some pampering before the start of the new school year, with a new 'do'
EXCLUSIVE: 'Come to Papa': Shocking text messages sent by a convicted killer, 39, to a Sydney schoolgirl, 16, to lure her to New York for sex are revealed as he faces life in jail for the vile crime
The shocking texts - and promises of marriage and US citizenship - that a predatory married father-of-four used to lure a Sydney schoolgirl to New York for sex can now be revealed.
Hundreds assessed for smoke inhalation as two prison staff are rushed to hospital after an inmate set his bed on fire
Emergency services were called to Parklea Correctional Centre in northwest Sydney just before 2.30pm on Wednesday after reports of a fire.
Toyota Corolla left dangling seven metres above a railway track after elderly female driver smashes through a concrete wall
A elderly driver in her 60s has had a lucky escape after her car smashed through a concrete barrier and ended up dangling over train tracks at Sefton Railway Station on Wednesday morning.
Woman's body is found in a garbage bin behind an apartment building in an upmarket Sydney suburb, as neighbours say they saw her 'legs sticking out'
A woman has been found dead in a bin behind a block of apartments in Sydney's northern beaches - after her feet which were hanging from the bin caught the attention of a neighbour.
Wands at the ready! A spellbinding Harry Potter themed brunch event is coming to Sydney complete with magic potions and a Hogwarts-style banquet
A Harry Potter themed brunch is set to pop up at a secret Sydney location in the coming months. Fans will need to sign up for ticket sales to the Wizard Brunch event.
How to boost your bank account in nine steps: Woman, 37, who saved $36,000 in just 13 MONTHS shares the simple checklist she swears by for financial success
Canna Campbell, a Sydney-based finance expert, recently made headlines after saving more than $36,000 in 13 months. She has now shared her nine step financial checklist.
Work it, girl! Real Housewives of Sydney star Krissy Marsh displays her midriff in a sporty crop top during training session with Jono Castano-Acero
She’s usually never seen looking anything less than picture perfect.
'It doesn't matter if you love a man or a woman!' Fiona Falkiner opens up about her ongoing fight for equality ahead of the annual Rainbow Run in Sydney
She's been dating girlfriend Lara Creber since late last year.
Single mother with two special needs children left stranded without crucial medication after Qantas did not load the passengers' baggage on the flight
A Sydney mother who saved for a year to take her two children to Perth was left sitting drenched and bag-less on Monday after her plane landed with no luggage on board.
It's a strike! Sydney train workers declare they will walk off the job for an entire day on January 29 over pay dispute
Sydney train workers declare 24-hours strike from 12.01am on the first work day after Australia Day, causing transport chaos as they seek a six per cent pay rise in each of the next four years.
Clutching at straws: Diver horrified to find an octopus holding on to the plastic drinking implements with its tentacles
A Sydney diving instructor filmed a small octopus clutching at plastic straws during a dive in Manly, spurring her to launch a community clean up initiative.
Love looks good on her! Keira Maguire flaunts sizzling frame and enviable curves in floral bikini as she locks lips with Jarrod Woodgate at the beach... after reports they are 'all but engaged'
This reality star 'villian' takes pride in her appearance. And Keira Maguire happily flaunted her enhanced figure in a skimpy bikini while visiting Sydney's Iluka Beach earlier this month.
Walking her down the (cereal) aisle! Newlyweds who met working at Coles celebrate their marriage at the supermarket - and the bride even had a broccoli bouquet
A Gold Coast groom and his blushing bride have paid homage to the first isle they ever walked down by returning to Coles on their wedding day to throw a broccoli bouquet.
'I didn't want to sit in the traffic': Glamorous hairdresser and young mother with shocking driving record tells highway patrol cops she sped because 'we've had a s**t morning'
A glamorous Sydney make-up artist with a shocking driving record tried to excuse her unsafe behaviour behind the wheel to police with the flimsy excuse: 'We've had a s*** morning'.
Hello buoys! Playful Jesinta Campbell shows off her toned tummy and trim legs in a white bikini as she puts on a show for male pals while dancing during harbour cruise
Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell), 26, shows off her toned tummy and trim pins in a white two-piece, as she enjoys a day on a luxury yacht, in Sydney earlier this month.
Man who raped and murdered a girl, four, is denied parole 28 years after her death - to the relief of angry mother who slammed decision to offer him 'a second chance'
The man who bashed, raped and murdered a four-year-old girl in south-west Sydney has been denied parole 28 years after he committed the atrocities.
Denim darling! Ricki-Lee Coulter draws attention to her toned legs in VERY tight jeans as she arrives at Sam Smith's Sydney concert
Songstress Ricki-Lee Coulter, 32, draws attention to her toned legs in VERY tight black jeans, as she arrives at Sam Smith's Nova Red Room concert, in Sydney on Monday.
That’s awkward! Sasha Mielczarek attends Sam Smith with his mum while ex-girlfriend Sam Frost goes to the SAME concert with her Home and Away pals
It's a situation most of us dread ever having to be in: running into an ex.
'I'm sorry, we just aren't comfortable hiring a male au pair': Experienced babysitter says he can't find work because nobody will hire a man
Vinicius 'Vini' Magalhães has worked for years in childcare in his native country of Brazil but has struggled to find employment since arriving in Australia.
Summer Bay babes! Sam Frost flaunts her slender figure in a VERY low-cut frock as she lets her hair down with Home And Away co-star Caleb Alloway at Sam Smith's Sydney concert
Home And Away's Sam Frost, 28, flaunts her slender figure in a VERY low-cut frock, as she attends Sam Smith's Sydney concert on Monday with co-star Caleb Alloway, 32.
'This is a case of torture, no doubt about it': Dead cat is found dumped on the side of the road - stuffed into a dog food bag and tied together with wire
GRAPHIC WARNING: An investigation is underway after a dead cat was found dumped on the roadside, bound with wire and stuffed inside a dog food bag in western Sydney.
All aboard the love boat! Buddy Franklin and Jesinta Campbell put on an amorous display as they enjoy a cruise with friends on Sydney Harbour
AFL legend Buddy Franklin and wife Jesinta (nee Campbell) were seen putting on an amorous display during a cruise on Sydney Harbour earlier in the month.