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What became of heroin boy? Photo that shocked a nation

Andrew Johnson's photo as a clean-cut boy collecting a syringe and shooting up heroin (left) in a filthy drug-infested lane shocked the nation (inset bottom) and shamed Sydney into action. But the boy who fell into drugs because of his dyslexia was unable to shake what has become a lifelong addiction which endures today. While Andrew's photo spurred aghast politicians into clearing the lane and removing the needle van that handed out syringes like ice creams to underage children, the promises to help him get clean didn't eventuate. He says of his heroin taking 'I've overdosed and died 11 times'.

Western Australia FINALLY admits Omicron 'can't be eliminated' as a record 24 Covid cases

Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson made the surprising admission at a press conference on Sunday, as 24 cases were recorded - the largest daily leap ever recorded in the state. Ms Sanderson urged members of the public to get tested if they have symptoms , regardless of whether they have been to an exposure site. The overdue admission that Omicron can't be eliminated was just three days after Premier Mark McGowan axed his vow to reopen WA to the rest of the country on February 5 - with no new date for free travel to resume.

When a savvy Australian shopper noticed the price of a coffee table had been slashed by 95 per cent at Super Amart, she couldn't leave it behind.

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Food delivery driver Ujwal Shrestha, 25, was arrested on Friday after he was linked to two random late-night attacks in Sydney's north shore years apart.

Throughout the pandemic Qantas had the comfort of knowing it was recognised as the safest airline in the world. But not anymore. It has had a sharp drop in an annual safest airline list.

Australian politicians long ago weaponised quick-wit and smart mouths to one-up opposition. From Paul Keating to unfortunate Midnight Oil dances, Aussie politics throw the verbal punches like no other.

Assassin gave jailhouse girlfriend $15,000 for medical bill - she 'used it for Brazilian

Notorious assassin Siar Munshizada (pictured in handcuffs right), serving three life sentences for murder, was allegedly conned out of $15,000 by Helya Yousefi, a woman he met in jail while she was visiting another prisoner. He denies threatening Helya Yousefi (pictured left) after she allegedly used $15,000 he had given to her for medical expenses on a Brazilian butt lift.

You can imagine my patient's disappointment when I told her that no, it wasn't normal, and her new-found obsession with her Peloton may be contributing to her incontinence.

A foodie has shared his four-ingredient recipe for air-fried Oreos in a video to TikTok that has racked up a whopping 4.2million views.

An Aussie mum shared a 'genius' McDonalds hack after another woman noticed a Happy Meal is $2.25 cheaper than a cheeseburger meal that both contain a small fries, coke and cheeseburger.

Two bodies have been found after a suspicious house fire west of Brisbane early on Sunday morning. Police have established a crime scene to investigate the cause of the suspicious blaze.

Charlie Aitken cuts a lonely figure jogging amid Nasser split rumours

The couple first went public with their affair in November in an explosive announcement that ended his marriage to lawyer Ellie (pictured together inset top), and his new girlfriend's marriage to Christopher Nasser (pictured with ex wife Hollie Nasser, inset bottom). On Sunday morning, the 48-year-old cut a lonely figure as he jogged past Woollhara Gold Club in Rose Bay (pictured right), in the city's eastern suburbs, dressed in black t-shirt and shorts. Hollie Nasser pictured left.

Melbourne mum, Ange, has gone viral on TikTok with her savvy hack that transforms old passata jars into a chic pantry storage solution using $22 worth of spray paint from Bunnings.

Extraordinary moment female tennis fan is ordered to take off her shirt by furious security guards at the Australian Open 

Footage has emerged of security guards and police demanding an Australian Open spectator to remove her shirt (pictured left) that featured a slogan expressing welfare concerns for Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Shuai vanished from public view last year after issuing a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo on November 2 accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of raping her in 2017. She resurfaced three weeks later in a video posted online and revoked the allegations, but fears the former No.1 doubles player has been silenced have continued across the world and within the tennis community.

The order comes after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Geneva on Friday for crunch talks over the Ukraine crisis.

For $600 per night you can stay in this 1960s beach house that Instagram stars can't get

A tiny beachside shack has been added to the 'must-visit' list of some of Australia's most popular Instagram stars - and you will never guess where it is. The three-bedroom 60s home became an instant hit when it appeared on Airbnb despite being located in a tiny town of just 100 people.

Australian tourists could be banned from Europe as EU declares Down Under a 'Covid danger

Travelling to parts of Europe could become near-impossible following Australia's classification as a virus hotspot and the tightening of restrictions.  The EU announced Australia had been removed from the white list of countries for which Covid travel restrictions 'should be lifted'.

Covid-19, Omicron: Everything you need to know about NSW schools reopening

Premier Dominic Perrottet made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday morning, and confirmed that teachers and pupils will be given two free rapid antigen tests every week. The massive surveillance testing program is the linchpin of the premier's 'Covid-smart' plan, as the state recorded 20,324 infections and 34 deaths on Sunday.

Queensland has recorded 11,947 new Covid cases and another 10 deaths as authorities reveal virus-related hospitalisations are expected to be even greater than the figures being reported.

Bitcoin nearly halves from its peak and Nasdaq posts worst week since pandemic onset

The Nasdaq has posted its worst week since the start of the pandemic, wiping billions from the wealth of tech billionaires, and Bitcoin is down nearly half from its peak level. The sell-off comes as investors try to decrease risk ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy meeting next week, amid fears over how aggressively the central bank will move to raise interest rates. But for some it marked the early sign of a markets doomsday. British investor Jeremy Grantham, a notorious life-long bear who persistently declares corrections are imminent, this week claimed that the US is in an asset 'superbubble' that will soon collapse spectacularly.

The rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has given artists and musicians a new platform to sell their art digitally to global buyers - and one young Aussie is making thousands.

Aussie foodie Miranda Brady, who goes by Clean Treats online, shared her healthy recipe for cookies and cream Weetbix that is high in protein in a now-viral video posted to TikTok.

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to lose a stone in 21 days and stop craving chocolate? Eat MORE

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Eat too little protein, they say, and you'll be tormented by cravings and likely to over-indulge in all the wrong foods. Whereas on a higher-protein diet, your appetite can be satisfied on far fewer calories. They call this the 'Protein Leverage Hypothesis' and it explains why we go on eating with no restraint until we have satisfied our protein hunger if we are surrounded by foods that are rich in fats and carbs but low in protein. A chocolate biscuit of the type I love is 60 per cent carbs and only six per cent protein. If I ate all the biscuits in a packet, which I am quite capable of, I would consume 1,300 calories - almost my entire daily allowance - but only 16g of protein, a fraction of my daily need. No wonder I can just keep going. If, on the other hand, I were offered a plate of fish or chicken, which comes in at close to 30 per cent protein, I wouldn't be able to eat anything like as much before my protein appetite was satisfied.

The blistering Western Australia heatwave is set to go into a sixth day with a forecast maximum of 39 in the state capital - but weathermen admit it could easily break through the 40C yet again.

Like more than one million other Uighurs, Gulbahar Haitiwaji was imprisoned in a Chinese 're-education' camp in Xinjiang. She survived three years but feared she would never see her family again.

Katie Price 'branded ex-husband Kieran Hayler's girlfriend a gutter sl*g in

Katie Price (right) was arrested on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler's fiancee (lower inset) a 'gutter slag' in 'abusive messages'. Sussex Police (left) said that a woman in her 40s was arrested at a property in Partridge Green, West Sussex at around 12.15am last night. She has been released under investigation. A spokesman added a report had been made at 5.45pm on Friday in relation to an alleged breach of a restraining order. Later on Saturday, Katie Price was seen being driven out of Worthing Police station by her fiancé Carl Woods.

Home Office 'will not back down' in extraordinary legal battle over Prince Harry's

The Duke of Sussex, who lives in California and pays for a private security team, is seeking a Judicial Review against the Home Office, questioning a decision to remove his protection in the UK.

Paul Page has claimed he personally made three separate complaints to Buckingham Palace officials during the time worked in the Royal Protection Command from 1998 until 2004.

Senior officials are understood to want the Duchess of Cambridge to take on the honorary role after the Duke of York was stripped of his remaining military and charitable affiliations.

Distressing moment Russian lawyer, 40, plunges into a frozen river to mark Orthodox Epiphany before being swept away under the surface by the current as her children scream in horror

WARNING UPSETTING CONTENT: A mother-of-two who jumped through an ice hole in a frozen river (left) to mark Orthodox Epiphany was swept away, presumed dead, by strong currents in front of her screaming children. A deeply distressing video shows the woman, 40, plunge into the Oredezh River near Vyra, a village south of St Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday. There was immediate panic after the woman, a lawyer from St Petersburg was pulled beneath the ice by a powerful current of around 10ft a second. Her distressed children scream and one is heard crying 'Mama, Mama', as a woman tries to comfort them. After an attendant shouts for help a man believed to be the woman's husband, 50, is seen plunging into the ice hole but he cannot find her. Rescue divers (top and bottom right) were also unable to find her body.

To the surprise of search and rescue personnel, the dog made it back to shore after spending seven hours in the water - but a desperate search to find its owner continues.

Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, Minnesota, has died of COVID-19, almost a week after he was transferred to a Texas hospital after his wife won a restraining order to keep him on life support.

Chrissie Swan looks slimmer than ever as she steps out with friend Ash Williams in

She's been on a weight loss journey since quitting alcohol in 2020.  And Chrissie Swan, 48, looked slimmer than ever as she stepped out with her good pal and fellow comedian Ash Williams, 39, in Melbourne earlier this month.   The twosome were spotted enjoying a lively conversation as they strolled down a suburban road with take-away coffees in hand.  

Tennis boss Craig Tiley claims Novak Djokovic will return in 2023 as Dan Andrews sends

Tennis boss Craig Tiley has claimed Novak Djokovic will return to the Melbourne courts in 2023 despite being banned from the country for three years and given a stern warning from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Mr Andrews has maintained that every person crossing the border into Victoria needs to be vaccinated - including world-famous athletes. 'Rafa (Nadal) had it right. It could all have been avoided if he just got vaccinated, and that fellow might think he's bigger than the tournament. He's not,' he told reporters. 'That's why the tournament's happening without him. And it's a great success.' Tiley also insisted Djokovic was not planning to sue the Australian Government over his deportation, denied there was external pressure to get the world No.1 on the court, and dodged questions about whether Tennis Australia should have done anything differently.

Adele and set designer Esmeralda Devlin had series of 'explosive arguments' as the singer 'panicked because she was desperate her Caesars Palace shows should be perfect' before the shock last minute postponement of her Las Vegas residency

Adele told fans via a tearful video this week (pictured right) that her concerts at Caesar's Palace (inset) would not be going ahead due to 'half her crew' falling ill with Covid. It left her legions of fans devastated after many had flown in from across the world to see the Easy On Me singer - with some forking out up to £9,000 on tickets. But sources told the Sun the shows were destined for trouble due to behind-the-scenes clashes between the 33-year-old superstar and acclaimed set designer Esmeralda Devlin (pictured left) - with whom she previously worked on her 2016 world tour. One source claimed: 'In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Es. 'She was already nervous and the falling-out sent her spiralling into a panic because she was desperate that everything should be perfect.'

Behind the doors of this charming cottage near Sydney lies a stunning, spacious home with

A magnifient mansion that features a luxurious master bedroom with an incredible bathtub, library, and pool house with a sauna hides behind this charming cottage. Located in Katoomba, near the blue mountains, just an hour and a half from Sydney, the magnificent property is now on the market with a $3.4million price tag. The spectacular weatherboard home was originally built in 1914 and has been expanded to have five bedrooms and four bathrooms and renovated to preserve its period charm.


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Tweets posted by Ian Alexander Jr. in days before his death reveal he felt he was 'losing

Ian Alexander Jr. (pictured with his mother, Regina King) posted haunting messages (inset) on Twitter five days before he died by suicide that revealed he felt he was 'losing his s**t'. Ian, the only child of actress Regina King, also wrote: 'I don't think instagram is healthy for me'. King confirmed his death in statement, saying she is 'devastated at the deepest level' and that Ian was a 'bright light who cared about the happiness of others'. Sources told TMZ that Ian, whom she shares with record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr., died on his 26th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

'The Everest of cave diving': The incredible story of how an Australian expedition

A team of cave explorers survived being trapped in massive water-filled cavern systems underneath the Australian desert after a huge storm caused the cave entrance to collapse in an avalanche. Andrew Wight led a 15-person expedition to the Pannikin Plains system, one of the many which honeycomb the world's largest continuous piece of limestone bedrock on top of which lies the Nullarbor Plain. Above the surface is a vast treeless desert on the Western Australian and South Australian border but below are subterranean caverns and passages partially filled with water that flows to the Great Australian Bight.

Catherine Rose Ortiz survived being shot in the head and celebrated her first birthday in a Manhattan hospital on Friday after undergoing brain surgery. The gunman is still at large.

A Woolworths shopper stunned social media users on TikTok after spending close to $1100 on a certain brand of chocolate in one recent supermarket visit in Sydney.

His family asked him 'why are you using this animal?' and questioned why another species wasn't an option. The doctor sought religious counsel from multiple scholars before conducting the transplant.

Will and Bear company will make $5million revenue this year

Lauren Williams and Alexander Knorr launched Will and Bear in 2015 from their T3 Syncro van named Marty while on the road in Tasmania. 'We wanted a hat brand that spoke to us personally, suited our lifestyle and gave back to the natural environments where we use the product,' Lauren, who inspired the 'Will' part of their label, told Daily Mail Australia. Six years later and their beanies, wide-brimmed hats and caps are purchasable in seven different countries with 8,000 units sold a month.

Senior Cabinet Office official Sue Gray has received evidence that Josh Grimstone and Henry Newman went to Carrie's flat several times during lockdown. (Pictured, Mr Newman with Carrie.)

The British government on Saturday said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate to lead a pro-Russia puppet government in Kiev.

Bill Maher is pushing back against those who are blindly following the COVID guidance of Dr. Fauci and other doctors, saying 'don't sit there in your white coat and tell me "just do what we say."'

Meat Loaf's heartbroken daughters Pearl and Amanda Aday paid tribute to him on Instagram after his death Thursday aged 74. Pearl, 47, posted a picture of herself hugging him onstage.

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas wins 100m AND 200m freestyle races in university competition after USA Swimming said it would release 'new policy' on whether 'elite trans athletes' will still be able to compete against biological women

Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, was back in the pool on Saturday where she continued to beat fellow swimmers, leaving them in her wake. Competing during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas won the Women's 100m and Women's 200m Freestyle races, although the margins were far narrower than in previous races she won in 2021. Thomas won her 100m race in 50.55 seconds with her closest competitor coming in at 51.51. In the 200m race, she won in 1:47.08 with the second place being secured in 1:48.44. 

Snow and ice covered the dunes in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below freezing, prompting locals to enjoy the weather and have snowball fights.

JANE FRYER: Pretty much everyone from form 5C at Bearsden Academy can remember the day a nerdy Canadian boy called Brandon Lee joined their class back in 1993.

Two respected child psychologists have grave concerns Cleo Smith could be 're-traumatised' if interviewed about her harrowing kidnapping ordeal last year in Western Australia.

Inside TV star Lisa Wilkinson's childhood home and early life as a Campbelltown 'westie'

Lisa Wilkinson grew up in Campbelltown in western Sydney, 60km from where the TV star now lives in an elite north shore suburb. Her humble childhood home (right, top and bottom) is virtually unchanged and while some neighbours found her 'slighttly up herself' other locals fondly remember her as 'outgoing' and 'very, very confident'.

Ross Tomkins, 44, of Ponteland near Newcastle Upon Tyne, spent years suffering from memory loss, lethargy and joint pain but put his fatigue down to being a busy working father.

A run-down timber cottage has hit the market for an eye-watering $30 million with its selling agent saying buyers were handing out offers within the hour.

Body of man, 66, 'was dragged to counter and propped up by pair' in Ireland 

The corpse of a 66-year-old man was carried to a post office by two fraudsters in an alleged bid to claim his pension, in scenes reminiscent of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie's. In the dark comedy movie, a pair of insurance salesmen lug around the body of their murdered boss - pretending he's still alive - and lose and recover his corpse, which is clothed and wearing tinted glasses, several times. Irish police are investigating whether the elderly man, named locally as Peadar Doyle, may have been dead for up to two days when yesterday morning's incident took place. The fraudsters, one of whom knew the 66-year-old well, had put a jumper over Mr Doyle's face and a hat on his head. Both men, who were in their 30s, went into the post office and tried to get the money but staff told them they needed his next of kin there or Mr Doyle himself. Afterwards, it is alleged they went to Mr Doyle's home and carried him along a public footpath before they again tried to claim his pension. Pictured: Gardai removing the man's body and at Hosey's shop in County Carlow

Tom Burgess and Tahlia Giumelli let loose during their wedding dance to Kanye West's hit Gold Digger - and the footy star even takes over the mic

British rugby player Tom Burgess and model Tahlia Giumelli, both 29, wed in an intimate ceremony in Sydney's Watsons Bay on Friday. At the reception, the couple, both 29, grooved to Kanye West's 2005 hit Gold Digger, with Tahlia changing into a flirty white minidress with feather details.

Hate crimes spike 96 percent in New York City in 2021 as the new Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, 48, said he will partner with local communities to address the rise in bias crimes.

The Someone Like You songstress, 33, made the decision to axe all her shows at the 11th hour on Thursday, leaving fans devastated and demanding the star cover the cost of their flights.

Woman who became a bodybuilder says the 'passive aggressive' comments surprised her most 

Erin Rhone (pictured), who lives in Brisbane, told Mamamia that she was inundated with 'passive aggressive' and 'self-loathing' comments while training to compete as a bodybuilder during lockdown. The writer said 'people with impossible body standards' are put on a pedestal, while those who dare to achieve them are torn down. Erin added that the experience has taught her everyone has insecurities. Pictured left: 16 weeks before competition. Pictured right: Erin on show day.

People with facial scars and disfigurements dress up as heroes in charity campaign

Screen baddies are often depicted with a disfigurement, with James Bond having been up against his share of villains with scarred features. Yet a charity is calling for the film industry to embrace 'equal representation of visible difference' and has launched a new campaign showing its supporters dressed as popular leading characters to show that those who look different can be heroes too. Changing Faces made its campaigners feel like movies stars - dressing them as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz and the Black Panther. Launching its campaign, I Am Not Your Villain, the British charity, which supports and represents people with conditions, marks or scars, hopes to alter perceptions of those with a disfigurement. Pictured: Adam Pearson, 36, who suffers from a facial disfigurement due to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system, as Indiana Jones, left, Tulsi Vagliani, 42, who was injured in a plane crash during her childhood, as Audrey Hepburn, right, and Michael Boateng, 33, as the Black Panther.

Young woman, 27, who weighed 110kg from 'emotional eating' reveals how she lost 55kg in 14

A young woman who was overweight for majority of her life has managed to lose 55kg in just 14 months. Jess Dromgool, from Auckland, New Zealand, tipped the scales at 110kg in 2020 from overeating but was satisfied with the way she looked. 'I quite fancied myself bigger; I felt beautiful and never hated myself [for being] fat,' Jess told FEMAIL.


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Jewish notary accused of betraying Anne Frank could be INNOCENT, granddaughter says

Arnold van den Bergh's granddaughter is said to be 'upset' that his reputation has been wrecked by the bombshell allegations. A crack team of cold case researchers believe that they solved the 77-year mystery and named Mr van den Bergh (left) as the man who tipped off the Nazis about the Frank family's secret hiding place in Amsterdam during World War Two. They said he handed over addresses of Jewish safehouses to find favour with the Germans to stop his family being sent to concentration camps. But his granddaughter believes that, although she is 'ashamed' of the claims, she says there are inconsistencies in the evidence which mean it is far from certain that he betrayed the Frank family. She says that Mr van den Bergh, his wife and their three daughters were all already in hiding at separate locations at safe houses with the resistance by 1944 when Anne Frank's family were caught by the Nazis and her grandfather had no motive to reveal their location. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, family friend Paul Theelen, whose grandfather hid Mr van den Bergh's youngest daughter Anne-Marie between 1943 and 1944, said: 'She is worried that this is affecting her family's good name. That is already the case this week. She is upset about the revelations and doesn't know if they are true or not.' Right: Anne Frank.

The Pacific island of Kiribati reopened its borders last week - only to be hit by Covid after the first international flight landed, with 46 out of 54 passengers testing positive for the disease.

Two wild cats brawl it out on Hastings Drive in Belmont, California - roughly 20 miles outside of San Francisco. Neighbors are now being extra cautious and keeping their eyes peeled.

Shocking moment tennis star unleashes in an extraordinary rant at an umpire: 'What is your problem with me?' 

Tennis star Alize Cornet had been preparing to serve when the chair umpire pinged her for a time violation during a match against Tamara Zidansek on Saturday. Chair umpire Katarzyna Radwan-Cho said the 32-year-old French veteran had been taking too long preparing for her serve. But the infuriated player blasted back: 'This is insane! What is your problem with me?' Cornet said the fault was 'impossible' and accused the umpire of targeting her. Spectators applauded the outspoken player after she finished her epic rant at the shell-shocked umpire.


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Moment a group of climbers are sent diving for cover as a boulder the size of a car comes loose on Mount Elbrus in Russia and crashes towards them 

The giant rock suddenly broke free on the Terskol glacier on Europe's highest peak, 18,510ft Mount Elbrus in southern Russia. Fearing for their lives, climbers are seen scarpering, alerted by a loud crash as the boulder separates from a ridge. The huge lump of rock skidded down on the ice, eventually coming to rest at the side of the glacier, the top of which is at an altitude of some 11,000ft.

NEW An MP claims a $26 million contract paper-trail proves the federal government 'commandeered' rapid antigen tests intended for Queensland Rail workers but Health Minister Greg Hunt said this is false.

Researchers discovered many see their careers derailed - or even ended - just as they reach the peak of their working life due to absences caused by debilitating menopausal symptoms.

Don't fall to sleep! Siblings drift off in hammocks dangling 25metres in the air over steep cliff drop

Two siblings have gone viral after spending the night in a swinging hammock suspended a gut-wrenching 70ft in the air (pictured). Sam Simons, 23, and his family were travelling through the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Australia, for a summer holiday when they stumbled across the secretive location. Sam and his younger sister Ariana Simons, 19, set up the hammocks. Ariana was above a 10m drop and Sam 3m above a slanted rock, where they stayed to sleep for the night. Sam said: 'I've been dreaming of doing this for years, I just needed to come across the right shaped cliff.'