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Crikey .... Australia Zoo has suffered another set back, this time breaking state law by releasing koalas away from their habitats.
Related story Rare Sumatran tiger cub dies at Melbourne Zoo | More

Crown gave addict $50,000

Harry Kakavas / Craig Borrow

CROWN casino has admitted it gave a banned pathological gambler hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to use at high-stakes tables.

Baby bonus 'too expensive, inefficient'

Ann Pearson and baby / Alan Pryke

THE baby bonus is a defacto maternity leave payout creating welfare, say leading economists.

Feared president 'ordered cannibalism'

Charles Taylor / AP

CHARLES Taylor told militias to eat enemies' flesh, and gave rewards for dead babies, The Hague heard.

Secret probe into athletes' drug use

Athletes / AP

ANTI-DOPING investigators have trawled through athletes' medical records for evidence they are taking performance-enhancing drugs.



Clubs back urgent AFL expansion

AFL captains

THE AFL could fast-track plans to create new teams after receiving unanimous support from the existing 16 clubs.

Around Australia

Irate reporter's stinging spray

Ray Martin at his farewell

RAY Martin's Nine farewell party turned ugly when a senior 60 Minutes star allegedly unleashed on his own colleagues - and Eddie Maguire copped it worst.

Patel bail hearing delayed

jayant patel

US PROSECUTORS are expected to demand Jayant Patel remain in jail today to protect the relationship the US has with Australia.

Sam Newman's Footy Show and tell

Sam Newman

Jordana Borensztajn: SAM Newman revealed last night on the return of The Footy Show that he thought his time was up when diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Road safety MP loses licence


LIBERAL MP and country road safety advocate Ivan Venning has lost his licence after four speeding offences, including driving at 30km/h above the limit.

Bash death accused acquitted

arran barr death trial

A DISTRICT Court jury has acquitted a teenage boy accused of unlawfully killing a friend by punching him in the head.

Green's ordeal finally over

Bryan Green

FORMER deputy premier Bryan Green faces an uncertain political future despite the criminal case against him being abandoned yesterday.

Crocs attack drunk locals

DRUNKS are more at risk of being chomped by a crocodile, an NT researcher said yesterday.

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