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Man causes fracas on Gold Coast highway

A police officer is in hospital and several motorists have been injured during a fracas when the senior constable tried to arrest a man on the Gold Coast.

Teen charged over needles in train seat

A teenager has been charged after a train traveller sat on about 20 needles poking out of a seat on a Melbourne service, with one puncturing his bottom.

Woman dies in Melbourne hit-and-run crash

A motorcyclist has died after a hit-run collision in Melbourne's southwest.The woman was riding her bike when she was hit by a silver Toyota Hilux that failed to stop on the Princes Highway at Wyndham Vale just after 4pm on Friday.

Drugs found after man shot drone: NSW cops

A NSW man accused of shooting down a real estate agent's drone has been refused bail after police searched his property and allegedly found almost 200 cannabis plants.

Ex-diplomat sought boys online, court told

A once senior Australian diplomat has found himself penniless, struggling to find work and charged with grooming a child for sex after allegedly posting a "schoolboys wanted" advertisement.

Cigarette butt blamed for Vic home fire

A cigarette butt dropped on a couch has been blamed for an apartment blaze in Melbourne's west, as firefighters pleaded for smokers to quit to prevent fires.

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.