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Queen to miss opening of UK parliament

Queen Elizabeth will not carry out the opening of parliament as the 96-year-old monarch has had a recurrence of mobility issues, Buckingham Palace says, the latest event she will not attend because of her health.

NRL confirms Cleary kick ruling

The NRL says correct protocols were followed when Nathan Cleary was not granted an extra conversion attempt in Penrith's two-point loss to Parramatta, despite an Eels trainer running across the goals.

Affair led Dawson to kill wife: Crown

Former Sydney rugby league player and teacher Chris Dawson murdered his wife and disposed of her body in 1982 because he was infatuated with one of his students, a judge has heard.

Help hard to find amid mental health pinch

As demand for mental health support surges during the pandemic, trainee psychologists are struggling to complete their qualifications, prompting many to drop out of their studies.

Aussie nears Antarctic sailing record

After Aussie solo sailor Lisa Blair dismasted and was left fighting for her boat and her life during a world record attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica in 2017, she'd have been forgiven for sticking to dry land.