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Ex-Socceroos coach Verbeek dies age 63

Mark Schwarzer has led tributes to former Socceroos World Cup coach Pim Verbeek who died late on Thursday night following a four-year battle with cancer.

McGregor set for UFC return in January

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon on January 18 when he will take on veteran American Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in a welterweight bout.

More vets than civilians take own lives

Australia's defence veterans are taking their own lives at higher rates and being prescribed more antidepressants and opioids than the general population.

UK Police won't probe Epstein allegation

London's Metropolitan Police has defended its decision not to investigate claims by Prince Andrew's accuser Virginia Giuffre that she was trafficked to London by the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Chinese authorities quiz man on NSW death

Chinese authorities have confirmed they are speaking to a man linked to the death of a Chinese woman found in a freezer in an Upper North Shore Sydney unit.

New bubonic plague case reported in China

Chinese health authorities have reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country's northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of plague cases to four since the beginning of the month.

CommInsure fined $700k for insurance calls

CommInsure has been fined $700,000 in "a significant message to the financial services industry" after admitting to unlawfully offering life insurance policies in unsolicited phone calls.