News National Top Stories – Saturday, October 17

Top Stories – Saturday, October 17

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MH3702This ‘compelling’ MH370 theory is the most plausible so far

A safety warning over over this dangerous cargo has sparked a new, credible theory – based on fact, not conspiracy Read more

20151003001184310875-originalHawthorn premiership player investigated in rape probe

A fortnight after the dizzying high of a third-straight grand final win, police are investigating players over sexual assault claims Read more

Gold Coast, November 23, 2003. School leavers Ashlee Petroff (left) and Nicole Chadwick (right) of the Gold Coast enjoy the beach at Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast today, following last night's first night of partying at schoolies week. Annually approximately 50,000 school leavers from NSW, Victoria and Queensland converge on the Gold Coast for a week of celebration after finishing their schooling. More than 30,000 people were estimated to have turned out for last night's celebrations. (AAP Image/Tony Phillips) NO ARCHIVING

Another deadly threat slithers onto Australia’s beaches

As if sharks, jellyfish and blue-ringed octopuses weren’t bad enough, now there’s another creepy crawly to add to the list Read more

dysonsphereMore than 1000 years ago, aliens might have built this

Astronomers have glimpsed something weird near a distant star. They think it may be proof of a super intelligent race Read more

frozenchickenPeople are posing like frozen chooks on Instagram

Social media gets even weirder, plus a study of Malcolm Turnbull’s ties and the gum commercial making people cry Read more

computerhackersThis security breach threatens every Apple and Android device

And it’s not just phones. Computers, tablets and just about everything connected to the web is vulnerable. Here’s how to defend yourself Read more

wilecoyoteHow the opposition’s booby-traps backfired – big-time

Labor attempts to snare new ministers, but it all goes wrong. Plus, MPs divided over buttocks in the hallway in the Political Weekly Read more

lovedkidsThe 10 most loved kids’ books of all time. Is your favourite on the list?

From classics to adventures and beyond, these great children’s books will keep the little ones occupied for hours Read more

wallabiesteam2Eight bone-crunching reasons to get up early this weekend

It’s crunch time in the Rugby World Cup. Here’s everything you need to know about the four knockout quarter-final showdowns Read more

perthglory‘We want to respond like Melbourne Storm, not Essendon’

A sporting club in crisis say they’ve learned lessons from other sports. And now they plan to use them on their road to respectability Read more

robotphoneStranger than fiction: the most bizzare stories of the week

From bizarre crimes to elaborate pranks, these unusual stories beggar belief Read more