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MPs push for Qld to be split to two states

A small cohort of Queensland politicians want to boot Brisbane.By that they mean cut the state in half and let the north rule itself with it's own economy, parliament, name, flag and constitution.

Melbourne kids survive dump truck pick-up

Two boys trying to avoid security at a Melbourne shopping centre have had a lucky escape after the dumpster they hid in was unloaded into a rubbish truck.

Reward to nab Qld bookseller's killer

Police hope a $250,000 reward will finally smoke out the killer of an 18-year-old door-to-door bookseller, 44 years after she was murdered in north Queensland.

Pedophile will be 'watched like a hawk'

The serial pedophile who killed Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight will be "watched like a hawk" upon his pending release from jail, the NSW attorney-general promises.

UK white supremacist jailed for 12 years

A self-styled "Muslim Slayer" who sent the Queen fake anthrax with a note saying "The Clowns R coming 4 you" has been locked up for 12 and a half years by a British court.

Aussies happy to see Poms reshuffle order

Tim Paine is happy England have tinkered with their top order but remains wary about the threat posed by out-of-form slugger Jason Roy, whose attempt to become a Test batsman has been shambolic so far.

Usman Khawaja axed for fourth Ashes Test

Usman Khawaja faces an uncertain future after being axed for the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester, where Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle are locked in a battle to claim the final spot up for grabs in Australia's side.

Sydney man charged after posing as TV exec

A Sydney man has been charged after he allegedly posed as a television executive and made promises of fame to a teenage girl before harassing her family when they became suspicious.