'Why are they giving us the money?' Behind China’s plans to 'rescue' a decrepit rail link

'Why are they giving us the money?' Behind China’s plans to 'rescue' a decrepit rail link

At 11.25am a whistle blows and our spray paint-smeared train pulls out of Belgrade’s 130-year-old central station, over weeds and crumbling concrete, past decades of neglect. For the next half-hour we move at barely walking pace, crawling past old signal boxes, creaking…

Town's first black mayor caught on camera snorting a white powder claims video is being used by racists to smear him

Town's first black mayor caught on camera snorting a white powder claims video is being used by racists to smear him

Emmanuel Trailor claims the substance in the clip is just creatine powder used by bodybuilders to build up muscles. But the 36-year-old says the video is being used as part of a smear campaign after he was elected as the first black mayor…

Chilling moment dying boy, 17, is seen breathing underneath a sheet placed over him by paramedics who wrongly believed he was already dead

Chilling moment dying boy, 17, is seen breathing underneath a sheet placed over him by paramedics who wrongly believed he was already dead

Erin Carey, 17, was lying under the sheet for more than 15 minutes before onlookers spotted him moving and first-aiders began giving CPR, reports in the US said. Erin, who had been shot a number of times in the head, was transported…

Betts out a month as Crows cop another hamstring

Betts out a month as Crows cop another hamstring

Struggling Adelaide have been dealt another setback with a hamstring injury expected to sideline star forward Eddie Betts for a month. Betts was injured in the fourth quarter of the Crows' 56-point loss to Hawthorn on Saturday. Grand finalists last season, Adelaide…

Love Island's Hayley Hughes hiding secret family tragedy as dad was 'notorious criminal' who died a recluse age 42

Love Island's Hayley Hughes hiding secret family tragedy as dad was 'notorious criminal' who died a recluse age 42

The Daily Star reports Carl Wooding violently attacked several women and dealt cannabis but was later jailed for running over his partner in the street. Hayley's mum Nicola apparently fled from the flat they shared in Fairfield, Liverpool, after a domestic incident…

Umpire contact a touchy subject

Umpire contact a touchy subject

Senior umpires have pleaded with the AFL to reconsider its position on umpire contact, stating that the persistent fining of players is damaging their relationship with players. Fairfax Media can reveal that in the wake of the three incidents in round eight…

US opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn't happy

US opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn't happy

Washington: While the world's eyes were glued to events in Singapore last week, the United States was holding another important – and controversial – diplomatic ceremony in Taiwan. On June 11, the United States formally opened a new $US255 million building housing…

More days, shorter games, a fresh look

More days, shorter games, a fresh look

The drop in TV footy ratings this year would be a concern to both the broadcasters and the AFL alike. Anomalies such as the Commonwealth Games and now the soccer World Cup mean that some softening was unavoidable. But there have been…

Wood's season over, Macrae out a month

Wood's season over, Macrae out a month

Easton Wood on crutches in Adelaide. Scans have revealed that Western Bulldogs skipper Easton Wood will miss up to three months due to the serious hamstring injury he suffered in Adelaide on Thursday night. Although Wood is unlikely to have surgery, the…

It's a case of mistaken identity for Wests Tigers look-a-likes

It's a case of mistaken identity for Wests Tigers look-a-likes

Rugby league referees have often been accused of being blind. And it turns out that really could be the case when it comes to trying to properly identify Wests Tigers look-a-likes Luke Brooks and Corey Thompson. The Tigers twins have been mistaken…