Sammy D Foundation marks 10 years since one-punch death of budding footballer

Sammy D Foundation marks 10 years since one-punch death of budding footballer

Posted May 07, 2018 13:31:16 Photo: Teenager Sam Davis was a talented sportsman. (Sammy D Foundation) Ten years after teenager Sam Davis died in a one-punch attack at a suburban house party, his father Neil says he would do anything to have him back. “We know he’s not going to …

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Updated April 26, 2018 16:02:47 A Victorian judge has questioned the police response to a bomb threat on a Malaysia Airlines plane which was forced back to Melbourne last year. Flight MH128 took off at 11:26pm on May 31 with more than 220 passengers aboard, including Sri Lankan hospitality student …

NAPLAN’s writing test is ‘bizarre’ but here’s how kids can get top marks

NAPLAN’s writing test is ‘bizarre’ but here’s how kids can get top marks

Posted April 09, 2018 06:04:06 Photo: Les Perelman described NAPLAN as “severely defective both in design and execution”. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda, file photo) Related Story: Robot marking of NAPLAN tests scrapped Related Story: 10 years of school testing have hardly made a difference. Principals say it’s time for a …

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Posted April 08, 2018 06:31:34 Photo: Greek Islanders celebrated Easter by throwing clay pots filled with water from their balconies. (Reuters: Alkis Konstantinidis) Related Story: In photos: Easter celebrations around the world Related Story: How people spent Good Friday in Australia and across the world Orthodox Easter celebrations on the …

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Updated April 02, 2018 15:31:53 Photo: There were no brake or skid marks where the SUV left the road. (AP: Alvin Jornada/The Press Democrat) Related Story: Family famous for emotional protest photo believed dead in cliff crash The cliffside plunge that killed a Washington state family riding in an SUV …

Vladimir Putin’s re-election also marks four years since he annexed Crimea

Vladimir Putin’s re-election also marks four years since he annexed Crimea

Updated March 20, 2018 15:14:12 Photo: People attend a rally marking the fourth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. (Reuters: Maxim Shemetov) On Sunday, March 18, Vladimir Putin was elected to rule Russia as president for a further six years. But the date also marked the fourth anniversary …