Aussie Jackson glove sells for $57,600

A BEJEWELLED white glove worn by the late US superstar Michael Jackson has sparked a frenzied bidding war at auction in Melbourne

John Howard rushed to hospital after allergy scare

FORMER prime minister John Howard is recovering well after suffering a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to a dental treatment

Hariri to Make 'Reasonable" Cabinet Offer Soon

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced Sunday that he will make a "reasonable offer" within the coming days to form a national unity government

MPs to examine Michael McGurk's corruption tape

Labor politicians to allegations of bribery will be investigated by a State Parliamentary inquiry

First Tasers phased in from today

TASER guns will soon be another weapon on a NSW police officer's belt and one of the state's top cops is adamant strict procedures will ensure the stun guns are used responsibly

Murder puts Rees under the gun

NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Owens would not comment today on any aspect of the investigation into Mr McGurk's shooting murder in Cremorne, on Sydney's north shore

McGurk died owing millions

SLAIN loan shark and standover man Michael McGurk was involved in supplying prostitutes to high-profile people, including leading sports figures

Slippery surprise in the S-bend

AN Aussie got the fright of his life - and learnt he should keep the toilet seat down - when he found a huge python in his dunny

Tape recording 'could destroy NSW Govt'

 MURDERED Sydney businessman Michael McGurk feared for his life because he had a tape recording of a conversation capable of bringing down the NSW Government

First salvo launched in fight for Packer TV

THE last remnants of Kerry Packer's once great media empire look set to be swallowed up by old foe Kerry Stokes

Student pilot crash lands in paddock in Prospect

A TRAINEE pilot crash landed into a paddock in Sydney's west this morning after running into difficulties just minutes after he took off

Kevin Rudd and Labor expected to increase majority at next election

YOUNG women and middle-aged men are turning Australian politics on its head by giving Kevin Rudd a super-majority that no previous Labor prime minister has enjoyed.

$44,000 boost to fight Ravensthorpe wild dog problem

AN environmental group has been given $44,000 to kill wild dogs in Ravensthorpe, in WA's Great Southern region.

PM urges a harder line on pub, club hours

KEVIN Rudd says he wants state governments to limit opening hours of pubs and clubs, saying it is time to take "a harder line" against venues being able to sell alcohol until 7am

Kim Beazley could be next US ambassador

FORMER federal Labor leader Kim Beazley could be Australia's next ambassador to the US, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hinted

Wayne Swan warns of bank rate rises independent of RBA

FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan has warned retail banks may be forced to raise rates independent of any action by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Rudd fires up oil and gas producers on Gorgon project

KEVIN Rudd lavished incentives on the firms behind WA's proposed $50 billion Gorgon LNG project yesterday, hoping to shore up investor support.

Second emergency landing for Qantas jet

A QANTAS jumbo jet - the same plane involved in a frightening mid-air explosion last July - has made an emergency landing in Perth because of a fuel leak

Dog in Northern Territory given parking ticket

The blue heeler was tied to a fence outside Darwin's Rapid Creek market  when it was approached by two city council traffic wardens

Asthma major cause of disease burden

CHILDREN bear the brunt of asthma's impact on the nation's health, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report