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Same-old, same-old for Brisbane

Hard man: Lions veteran defender Daniel Merrett crashes into Port youngster Jarman Impey.

For a number of games in season 2016, the Brisbane Lions home matches have followed a set pattern. The Lions have roared out of the blocks, kicking the first two or three goals, before being buried in an avalanche in the second quarter.

Milestone reached, now bring on finals: Boomer

Brent Harvey is chaired from the field by Michael Firrito and Drew Petrie.

Football's most significant individual milestone taken care of, it's on with the main game for North Melbourne champion Brent Harvey, his side having shored up its top eight position and all but assured of playing in their third consecutive finals series.

'Harrowing' rise in homeless kids

There has been an alarming increase in the number of children homeless in Victoria.

Hundreds of Victorian children are living in cars, caravan parks, dangerous rooming houses and on the streets, as the young are worst hit by the state's ballooning housing crisis.

Victory icing on Harvey's cake

Sandwiched: North Melbourne defender Michael Firrito goes up against Saints Tim Membrey and Darren Minchington.

After a dour struggle, North Melbourne ends St Kilda's impressive late run at a finals with a 23-point win, to celebrate Harvey's milestone game.

The future of food is ugly

They may not win a beauty contest, but ugly zucchinis taste just as good.

The world's largest retailer has just begun selling imperfect fruit and vegetables, marking a step-change for the buy-ugly movement.

No JT, no party for Cowboys

Flying Cowboy: Antonio Winterstein dots down in the corner.

North Queensland's reliance on talisman Johnathan Thurston has been underscored by a rare home defeat to Melbourne.

Singaporean detained for 'terrorism-related activities'

A photo Zulfikar Shariff posted on his Facebook page of himself with his children in front of a flag used by jihadi ...

A Singaporean man, who is also an Australian resident, has been detained for "terrorism-related activities" that included supporting the Islamic State (IS) militant group and encouraging violence through Facebook posts, the government said on Friday.