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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 has struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey says.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Bishop offers Mexico Aust help after quake

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says she is not aware of any Australian casualties from the catastrophic Mexican earthquake.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Emotional Boyd expected to lift Broncos

A "pretty emotional" Darius Boyd will be ready to fire on his injury return in Brisbane's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne, despite the loss of his beloved grandmother this week.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Heartbroken Cowboy hops back on NRL horse

North Queensland centre Justin O'Neill has revealed how it took him over a month to overcome the disappointment of being axed from this year's triumphant Queensland State of Origin side.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Last Commodore picks up best value gong

The locally-built Holden Commodore is going out with a bang, winning a coveted award as the best value car in its class.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Healthy diet prevents birth of big babies

A healthy diet alone can control gestational diabetes and doesn't put the mother at greater risk of having a big baby, an Australian study has found.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Mexico quake toll revised down to 217

At least 217 people have been killed after a strong earthquake struck central Mexico and toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.Twitter (function(d, s, id)

Tas man jailed for pushing ex off boat

A man who pushed his former partner overboard off the south Tasmanian coast and motored away with her two children has been jailed for nine months.Twitter (function(d, s, id)