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Storm rep stars set for Warriors NRL clash

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has joked Felise Kaufusi may be asked to wear his Queensland jumper under his Storm strip after a barnstorming performance in the Maroons' State of Origin I win.

Ponga slips straight into Slater's No.1

Kalyn Ponga spent the week with Billy Slater then spent a night proving his Queensland No.1 jersey was in safe handsThe Newcastle fullback was brilliant for the Maroons in his run-on debut, throwing a superb long ball to set up the second of Dane Gagai's tries while covering his own...

What you need to know from Origin I

STATE OF ORIGIN I AT A GLANCE* RESULT: Queensland 18 (tries: Dane Gagai 2, Corey Oates; goals: Kalyn Ponga 3) bt NSW 14 (tries: Josh Morris, Jake Trbojevic; goals: Nathan Cleary 3)* KEY MOMENT: The scores were locked at 8-8 and despite having centre Latrell Mitchell in the sin-bin NSW...

ABC raided over leaking of Afghan papers

The ABC has labelled a federal police raid on the national broadcaster's Sydney office a "savage" assault on the media, but the AFP says it had to act because the publication of classified material could undermine national security.

Four dead, 1 hurt in Darwin mass shooting

An alleged gunman who went on a rampage killing four men and injuring a woman while looking for a man named "Alex" on Tuesday night was released from jail only a month ago.

Student jailed for ferocious terror attack

An "unequivocally committed terrorist" who repeatedly stabbed a Sydney stranger in a "violent, ferocious and inhumane attack" after seeing him wearing an American flag t-shirt has been jailed for at least 27 years.

Disgraced cardinal makes bid for freedom

George Pell's bid for freedom is in the hands of three of Victoria's most senior judges, who have been asked to find it was "impossible" for him to have sexually abused two boys in Melbourne more than two decades ago.

Darwin taxi driver killed while at home

The PhD student and taxi driver who was one of four men shot dead in a violent and apparently random rampage in Darwin, had never met the accused gunman, his cousin says.