On his return to lower level cricket while on suspension from the Australian team, Bancroft nicked the ball into his throat, tearing cartilage in his trachea, while attempting a lap sweep shot and spent the night in hospital.
Friends pay tribute to soccer-loving 19-year-old Laa Chol, who was killed during a party at a short-stay apartment in Melbourne on Saturday after a dispute broke out between two groups of young people.
She has run seek and destroy missions on sea mines, played host to Hollywood and acted as a backdrop for a classic Australian TV series — soon she will become home to backpackers in Brisbane. But despite a colourful past, even this old warhorse has some dignity, owner Kris Mitchell says.
All kinds of people chase adventure in the Northern Territory — none more so than in the medical field, where tropical diseases, conditions long since eradicated in other developed nations and unique predators makes for a fascinating array of patients.
Remember when you could watch sport without seeing a gambling ad? The thing is, kids don't. A large majority — 75 per cent — of kids aged 8–16 years believe that betting on sport is normal, writes Louise Glanville.
George Telek has been chewing 'buai' — a highly addictive mixture of betel nut, slaked lime powder and mustard — for most of his life. But when doctors were forced to remove a cancerous mouth tumour earlier this year, he now says he's too "scared to chew".
Less than a month after flooding kills more than 200 people in western Japan, a heat wave brings unprecedented scorching temperatures, killing at least 30 people and sending thousands nationwide to hospitals.