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Beau Lamarre (top left),and former Ten presenter Jesse Baird,26,and Qantas flight attendant Luke Davies,29 (right).

Grim wait as searches stall for Sydney couple ‘murdered by police officer’

Pressure is mounting on the police officer arrested for the murders of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies to reveal the location of their bodies.

Four people killed in single-vehicle crash south of Byron Bay

Four people were killed in the crash near Ballina on Saturday morning

The driver and three passengers were killed when the ute left the road and rolled over.

Man dies after turning up at Sydney hospital with gunshot wound

The 32-year-old man was dropped off at Liverpool Hospital with two gunshot wounds and died shortly afterwards.

Sorry Melbourne,but Sydney is Taylor Swift’s official Australian home

Sorry Melbourne,but Sydney is Taylor Swift’s official Australian home

Sydney is experiencing a global cultural moment right now,confirmed by Swift’s embrace of the harbour city.

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Taylor Swift stuns Sydney with secrets and surprises during dazzling first show

Taylor Swift stuns Sydney with secrets and surprises during dazzling first show

It’s been a long time coming,but Taylor Swift fans in Sydney were treated to a very special night when the Eras Tour finally arrived.

‘I feel like I’m coming out again’:The Aussies making their Mardi Gras debut

People who came out later in life were given a chance to shine at the inaugural Mardi Gras Debutante Ball for First Timers.

‘We’re tipped over’:First private lunar lander ends up on its side

Steve Altemus,CEO and co-founder of Intuitive Machines,describes how it is believed the company’s Odysseus spacecraft landed on the surface of the moon,

The company that built the six-footed lander initially said the Odysseus lander,the first US moon landing in more than 50 years,was upright after touchdown.

Netanyahu reveals his long-awaited plan for postwar Gaza

Deep disagreements over Gaza’s future have led to increasingly public friction between Israel and the United States,its closest ally.

Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation,say Prince Harry’s confessions in Spare should have disqualified him from entering the United States.

Prince Harry could have embellished drug use to sell books,US court hears

A US conservative think tank has argued in court that Harry’s past drug use should have disqualified him from entering America.

Hull FC’s Fa’amanu Brown was sent off for a head clash with Warrington’s Ben Currie

‘Existential threat to the game’:Is this rugby league’s worst refereeing decision?

Sam Burgess’ first home game as Warrington coach descended into a near farce after a former NRL player was sent off for an accidental head clash.

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Matildas

Five burning questions as the Matildas aim to seal Olympic berth

The Matildas will have to do without Sam Kerr for the next little while.

Tony Gustavsson’s side play the first leg of their Olympic qualifier against Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Saturday night. We take a look at the biggest questions surrounding the team.

‘One of Sydney’s best kept secrets’:From derelict semi to designer haven

‘One of Sydney’s best kept secrets’:From derelict semi to designer haven

In the tightly held lower north shore neighbourhood,only a handful of homes trade each year – and a corporate couple snapped one up for a renovation project.

In power,Keating was a gift. Now,at 80,he’s a tragedy

In power,Keating was a gift. Now,at 80,he’s a tragedy

Paul Keating’s incredible economic chutzpah supercharged Australia’s prosperity. But he has become an apologist for China.

Peter Hartcher
Peter Hartcher

Political and international editor

Dear fellow 20-somethings,you do not look cool vaping,you look like a tool

Hipster cafe inhalers and beer garden puffers:don’t pretend to yourself you’re doing something sophisticated. You’re dining out on toxic lolly mist.

The landlocked Brookvale Surf Club is one of four new venues to open in Brookvale over the past six months.

Watch out Marrickville,there’s an unlikely new craft beer hotspot sipping at your heels

In the past six months,new bars,distilleries and breweries have popped up here. Plus,where to go on a self-guided weekend bar crawl.

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TAYLOR SWIFT IN SYDNEY

As it happened:Swift makes 81,000 Sydney fans fall for her all over again

As it happened:Swift makes 81,000 Sydney fans fall for her all over again

The 81,000 Swifties inside Accor Stadium,as well as thousands more ticketless outside,defied the elements to see and hear their idol. And she didn’t disappoint. Follow live coverage.

Ashley Ng has felt some tension with friends since she managed to secure tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

Bad blood:How the Eras Tour is making and breaking friendships

While Taylor Swift’s shows are bringing some Swifties together,they’re pulling others apart.

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Steven and Min Cho on left,and Kyung Kwang Yoo on right.

Why did taekwondo master Yoo allegedly kill one of his ‘Little Lions’?

Master Lion ran classes,school holiday workshops and birthday parties for his young students. He is now accused of killing a seven-year-old child and two adults.

Metro executive created $459,000 job for ‘dear friend’,investigation alleged

BOSS Young Executives Louise Howard

Louise Howard,the now-former public servant at the centre of the claims,has dismissed the findings against her.

Friends remember couple,whose new lives in Sydney were tragically cut short

Luke Davies (left) and Jesse Baird.

Jesse Baird and Luke Davies had the world at their feet. “It’s hard to put words to our devastation,” said a friend of Jesse’s after police confirmed the pair’s death.

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Family’s tears over death of two-year-old boy mauled by dogs at motel

(L-R) Jyedon Pollard’s mother Takisha Pollard,grandmother Narelle Pack and father Brayden O’Hanlon.

Jyedon Pollard was captured on CCTV riding around on a scooter in the hour before he was fatally attacked. His DNA was later found on the gate latch.

Former police cells transformed into Sydney’s unlikeliest museum

Anthony Albanese at the official opening of Qtopia Sydney.

The cells of the Darlinghurst Police Station once held some of Sydney’s notorious criminals – and many gay activists. Now it’s a new museum celebrating queer culture.

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Part of me hoped,many times,that my mum would die. Last week,she did

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Hull FC’s Fa’amanu Brown was sent off for a head clash with Warrington’s Ben Currie

‘Existential threat to the game’:Is this rugby league’s worst refereeing decision?

Sam Burgess’ first home game as Warrington coach descended into a near farce after a former NRL player was sent off for an accidental head clash.

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‘You felt like you had to earn your stripes,as a leaguie’:How an Origin star mastered a new code

Thirty-eight years after scoring for the Maroons at Lang Park,Les Kiss is now head coach of Queensland’s rugby team. And his first game is against NSW at the same venue.

Nicho Hynes sat on the sidelines as Cronulla had their final hit-out before the season starts in two weeks.

Hynes hopeful for round one after injury forces him out of Sharks’ trial match

Cronulla’s star halfback was confident he’d be fit for their season opener to partner Braydon Trindall in the halves,despite being sidelined with a quad injury on Friday.

The Matildas will have to do without Sam Kerr for the next little while.
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Matildas

Five burning questions as the Matildas aim to seal Olympic berth

Tony Gustavsson’s side play the first leg of their Olympic qualifier against Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Saturday night. We take a look at the biggest questions surrounding the team.

Eddie Jones is adamant these are the kind of weeks you want to be coaching.

Hard to swallow:The moment in Wallabies doco where Eddie’s excuses demand a reply

The documentary on Australia’s World Cup debacle is car-crash TV,but one scene should have veered from fly-on-the-wall to scripted film.

Peter FitzSimons
Peter FitzSimons

Columnist and author

Harjas Singh with the under World Cup and wearing his winner’s medal at Cricket NSW headquarters.

Rising star’s training put rivals to the sword at World Cup

Harjas Singh says the influence of his Sikh background played a huge part in becoming Australia’s under-19 World Cup final hero.

Letch Knox
Opinion
Wallabies

Fast Eddie and ScoMo take responsibility but it’s not their fault

Throughout the new documentary following the Wallabies’ calamitous 2023 Eddie Jones says “I take responsibility” for a disaster before taking actions that show he really believes the opposite.

Malcolm Knox
Malcolm Knox

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