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Three siblings die in NSW house fire

A country NSW community is in mourning after twin sisters and their brother were engulfed by an inferno that ripped through their family home as "heroic" neighbours desperately battled the flames with garden hoses.

Fed Court speeds up de Belin's NRL appeal

Sidelined St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin will have to wait at least another seven weeks before his appeal against the NRL's contentious stand-down policy is heard in the Federal Court.

Cosby appeal over sex assault conviction

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed an appeal against the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" and should not have been aired in court.

Some NT parolees not tested: review

NT Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has ordered an immediate increase in drug and alcohol testing for parolees after four people were killed in Darwin three weeks ago by a gunman who was on parole.

Cowboys recruit eager to take on NRL

Until he went down injured against North Queensland in pre-season, 2019 was supposed to be the year Scott Drinkwater made his name in the NRL.

More drug testing of NT parolees: review

A review of the Northern Territory's parole system, ordered after this month's shooting rampage in which four people died, has found many parolees breaching conditions and not being properly drug or alcohol-tested.