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Thousands of Ballarat residents have been left without power and a number of the city's major roads have been blocked off with ferocious winds of almost 100 kilometres per hour sweeping through on Sunday. Read more.
Police are investigating after a man attended the Ballarat Base Hospital with a suspected gunshot wound to the stomach on Sunday afternoon. Read more.
It appears Melbourne Cup hero Prince of Penzance has run his last race. Read more.
Ballarat police have appealed for public assistance in helping find war medals and other relics stolen from an ex-serviceman living in Mt Clear. Read more.
Decorated country footballer Jarrod Thompson has landed at Rokewood-Corindhap for his first senior coaching job. Read more.
Windy with showers and a top of just 11 degrees.
NEWCASTLE | Newcastle man a social media sensation after go-kart crash at Bathurst 1000
A Newcastle man has become an internet sensation after he was recorded riding a go-kart and crashing into a fence while in a dress at the Bathurst 1000. More here.
2016 Bathurst 1000 | on-track photos
We have access to track-side and pit-lane photos. Take a look at this for the best shots from race day on Mount Panorama. More here.
BENDIGO | Australian man arrested in Bali for allegedly possessing hashish
A 48-year-old Australian man has been arrested for allegedly possessing hashish in the seaside town of Sanur in Bali's south-east. More here.
ACT | Labor candidate using Tinder to connect with young voters
Would you swipe right for a politician this election?
While politicians are no strangers to using social media during an election campaign, one candidate is taking a different approach by using Tinder. Swipe right, here.
► The truth is (not) out there: how the Australian government stopped investigating UFOs
If the truth about UFOs really is out there, don't bother telling the Australian government. More here.
► Drone safety review called by Turnbull Government
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester will announce the review on Monday just weeks after defending a decision by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to ease licence regulations on unmanned drones. More here.
► Vocational loans hit list revealed: jewellery making, fitness coaching to lose support
Almost 500 diplomas – including in fitness coaching, fashion styling and art therapy – are set to be stripped of access to government subsidies under an overhaul of the vocational loans scheme by the Turnbull government. More here.
► Boy drowns in backyard pool in Sydney's south-west
Emergency services were called to a home on Spitfire Drive at Raby just before 5.30pm on Sunday, after the boy was found unconscious in a backyard pool. More here.
► Uber trips reveal the full extent of Sydney's peak-hour woes
Peak-hour traffic in Sydney has worsened in the past year, according to a new index that uses travel information from Uber.
Back in October 2008 as the American people were poised to choose between Barack Obama and John McCain – it was a more innocent time –The New Yorker magazine's David Sedaris tried to put himself in the frame of mind of an undecided voter.
Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen | The cities where house prices rose by 30 to 40 per cent
Piao Zhihua arrived in Beijing in 2008 as a fresh-faced university graduate from north-eastern Heilongjiang province, her modest aspirations instantly augmented by the infectious euphoria sweeping the Chinese capital during its Olympics year.
It's a chilling letter.
Accused Australian paedophile Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis – referring to himself in the third person – writes: "Mr Ellis is not the kind of man who deserves imprisonment.
1899 – African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1933 – United Airlines Boeing 247 mid-air explosion: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
1961 – Ray Charles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hit The Road Jack', it reached No.6 on the UK chart.
A BRIDGE pieced together with stone from churches, temples and a synagogue, is one Woodville man’s powerful gesture of unity.
Each block of the arch design supports the faith next to it and the keystone - a decorative brass-inlaid design with the symbols of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, Buddhism and Catholicism – stops the whole bridge crashing down. Read more.
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