Man dies in Qld motorcycle crash

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has died after his motorcycle left the road and hit a tree in central Queensland. [Read entire story]

Nine News tops the TV ratings

NINE News has won the TV ratings while the network's reality renovation show The Block Glasshouse was the second most watched program on Tuesday night. [Read entire story]

Target lowers forecast

TARGET has lowered its second-quarter forecast to 78 cents per share, down from the 85 cents to $US1 per share it previously predicted. [Read entire story]

Rio chairman commits to mining role

RIO Tinto's chairman says he will remain in the role for years, despite an upcoming appointment as chairman of brewing giant SABMiller. [Read entire story]

Wild winds whip Hobart’s peak hour

STRONG winds moving ahead of a cold front have whipped through southern Tasmania, causing chaos for commuters. [Read entire story]

WA police officer charged with assault

A 34-YEAR-OLD WA police officer will face court after allegedly assaulting two 19-year-olds outside a restaurant while he was off duty. [Read entire story]

Mum charged, toddler fights for life

A MOTHER has been charged, as her young son fights for life in a Sydney hospital. [Read entire story]

Ag tourism to boost rural economies

US states are starting to see ag tourism as a way to help revive struggling rural economies. [Read entire story]

Wartime Dahl portrait on display in UK

A RARELY seen portrait of Roald Dahl, showing the author in his RAF uniform after WWII, is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. [Read entire story]

Govt won’t back down on GP fee

DESPITE suggestions it will fail in the Senate and opposition from within coalition ranks, the government is standing firm on the $7 GP fee. [Read entire story]