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First image taken of Milky Way black hole

Scientists have provided the first look at what they called the "gentle giant" lurking at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy, unveiling an image of a supermassive black hole that devours any matter wandering within its gargantuan gravitational pull.

Brisbane braces for more NRL magic

Nearly 150,000 fans are expected to pass through the gates across the next three days as the NRL's Magic Round returns to Suncorp Stadium.

Election war of words rages over wages

Scott Morrison has hit out at the federal opposition's minimum wage rise push, as Anthony Albanese flagged a Labor government would take its time to draft its submission to the industrial umpire.

Party leaders battle over wage rises

Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have gone head to head for the third and final time in a leaders' debate before polling day, trading barbs on wages growth and cost of living pressures.

Tas education head offers abuse apology

Tasmania's education department secretary has told a child sexual abuse inquiry of a "mosaic of approaches" that were used to investigate historical complaints against teachers.

Callum Robson surfs to Gold Coast victory

World No.8 Callum Robson has continued his hot form to win the Gold Coast Pro surf event, but there was late heartbreak for Australian teenager Molly Picklum in the women's final.

Vow to 'hunt down' NSW bikie shooters

A new police strike force has been established after another gang-related shooting in western Sydney that left a Comanchero bikie boss fighting for life and his brother dead.

DV inquiry to probe Qld police culture

The Queensland Children's Court president will head a royal commission into police responses to domestic and family violence including "cultural issues" within the force.
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