Home Topics Queensland

Queensland

Elisha Greer describes her ordeal after being held at gunpoint on 900-mile roadtrip

Brit backpacker describes month-long kidnap and rape ordeal

A British backpacker who was kidnapped and raped by a man in Australia has spoken of her ordeal, which lasted for more than a month.
This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.
Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Shark attacks woman, child at tourist site

A woman and a child were bitten by a shark in the popular Whitsunday Islands near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the latest of a string of such attacks, reports and officials said.
Strawberry

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

A woman has been arrested after a "complex" investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic.

Flights cancelled, schools closed as storm rages in New Zealand

Even for a wet country like New Zealand, the current weather system battering the country has brought phenomenal amounts of rain.
Graham Morant has been sentenced to at least five years’ jail for counselling his wife, Jennifer, to kill herself. Dan Peled-AAP

Australian man jailed for assisting wife’s suicide in court first

An Australian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for helping his wife commit suicide so he could access her life insurance, in what the judge called a precedent-setting case.
Meghan

Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple's 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said Sunday, ahead of their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

Disabled dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.

Commonwealth Games: Africa bags 97 medals, hosts Australia finish with 198 medals

The 2018 Commonwealth Games came to and with dramatic victories in Netball and Rugby against this year’s hosts, Australia.

Team leader sexually assaults athlete at Commonwealth Games

Queensland State police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Organisers apologise for transport failure

Gold Coast organisers apologised on Thursday after the public transport network failed its first major test of the Commonwealth Games, causing long delays for ticket-holders travelling to and from the opening ceremony.

Commonwealth Games: Team Mauritius under investigation over sexual assault

Queensland police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that a Mauritian team official sexually assaulted one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

6,600 athelets, officials for Commonwealth Games in Australia

No fewer than 6,600, athletes and team officials from 71 countries are expected to take part in 275 events at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15.

NBF coach Tony Konyegwachi picks 8 boxers for Commonwealth Games

Head Coach of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Tony Konyegwachi, named eight boxers to represent the Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: MoC’s founder rejoices as young athlete makes Team Nigeria

Bambo Akani, the founder of Making of Champions, an athletics’ club and consulting firm, on Monday expressed delight as one of its junior athlete, Joy Udo-Gabriel, was listed for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Court fines farmer $8,000 for killing 100-year-old crocodile

An Australian farmer who shot dead an “iconic” 100-year-old crocodile because he was “sick of losing cattle” has been fined $8,000 (10,000 Australian dollars).

Commonwealth Games: Coach optimistic NTTF men’s team will win

Nasiru Bello, National Coach of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has expressed the optimism that the men’s team would win laurels in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Upcoming sports tournaments you should follow

Wondering what are the upcoming sports tournaments you need to follow? 2018 has a good number of them lined up, whether it be tennis, rugby or the Winter Olympics.

Recent Stories

hacking

Russia’s secret intelligence agency hacks in ‘largest data breach in its history’

Hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia’s Federal Security Service and managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects.
Mario Gotze has held discussions with Borussia Dortmund about extending his contract but revealed he is open to a move abroad, amid reported interest from Arsenal.

Arsenal target Gotze open to move abroad despite Dortmund contract talks

Mario Gotze has held discussions with Borussia Dortmund about extending his contract but revealed he is open to a move abroad, amid reported interest from Arsenal.
Antoine Griezmann believes Barcelona's team is 'like a cheat code in a video game'

Antoine Griezmann airs Alexandre Lacazette transfer wish while reflecting on Manchester United ‘possibility’

Antoine Griezmann admits that a move to Manchester United was “a possibility” at one stage, while the Barcelona new boy has reiterated his desire to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette at club level.
Jasper Cillessen had grown tired of sitting on the bench at Barcelona and does not view his move to Valencia as a backward step.

Jasper Cillessen: Playing for Valencia beats sitting on Barcelona’s bench

Jasper Cillessen had grown tired of sitting on the bench at Barcelona and does not view his move to Valencia as a backward step.

Ex-President Jonathan’s in-laws arrested for ‘stealing’ jewellery, valuables

Men of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested four in-laws of former President Goodluck Jonathan over alleged involvement in the illegal entry into his home in Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area and carting away jewellery, custom made walking stick and other valuables worth over N.3billion.