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Assange gets 50 weeks for skipping UK bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail by a London court for skipping bail to enter the Ecuadorian embassy where he was holed up for almost seven years until police...

Bulked-up Dearden has Lockyer NRL backing

Darren Lockyer has given Tom Dearden the tick of approval as the precocious teen prepares for a torrid NRL debut in Brisbane's grudge match with Wayne Bennett's South Sydney on Thursday.

Cop guilty of Justine Damond's murder

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor faces a long stint behind bars after a jury swiftly found him guilty of third-degree murder for shooting dead Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk Damond in an alley.

Warriors excited as Nikorima arrival looms

Senior Warriors players have dismissed Kodi Nikorima's patchy form for Brisbane and described the halfback's looming mid-season arrival as a "great buy" for their NRL club.

PM and Labor fight over economy's future

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns Labor's plan to lift wages for childcare workers is a "dangerous" intervention in the economy, but he's been forced to defend the coalition's controversial preference deals.