Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Peter Gardner may face death penalty in China for drug smuggling

Peter Gardner is detained in China on drug charges.

Rachel Olding and Philip Wen in Guangzhou Chinese authorities must decide today whether to charge 25-year-old Peter Gardner for drug trafficking or release him.

Kalynda Davis' family breaks silence on China drug nightmare

Scott Parker, Rachel Olding Kalynda Davis' father Larry has broken his silence over her Chinese drug ordeal in an interview with a local newspaper.

Kalynda Davis' exit from China shrouded in mystery

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Rachel Olding Australian officials did not negotiate with their Chinese counterparts and had nothing to do with the release of Penrith woman Kalynda Davis, the New Zealand government has claimed.

Sydney teenager Ahmad Saiyer Naizmand caught en route to joining Islamic State

Used his brother's passport: Ahmad Saiyer Naizmand.

Rachel Olding A Sydney teenager who tried to slip out of the country to join Islamic State told authorities that he was going on a two-week holiday to Malaysia despite having just hand luggage and $6000 cash on...

Kalynda Davis faces death penalty in China over ice smuggling claims

Kalynda Davis is in custody in China for allegedly trying to smuggle ice to Australia.

Rachel Olding and Philip Wen She liked playing basketball, posting Instagram photos and going to music festivals but Kalynda Davis, 22, is now facing possible death by firing squad in China after being caught allegedly smuggling...

Sydney doctor Brian Crickitt charged with murder of wife Christine

Brian Crickitt has been charged with the murder of his wife Christine.

Rachel Olding A Sydney doctor who invited his lover to view the body of his dead wife has been charged with murder.

Unexploded grenade found buried in Sydney north shore backyard

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Rachel Olding Police have surrounded a north shore home after an unexploded grenade was found buried in the yard.

Man dead after being hit by a truck in Woolloomooloo

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Rachel Olding The man was hit at the intersection of William and Bourke streets in Woolloomooloo about 11.45am on Monday.

I want to be martyred in a month: Hamdi Alqudsi calls reveal traffic of young men to Syria

Accused: Hamdi Alqudsi is said to be recruiting foreign fighters.

Rachel Olding As Sydney man Mahmoud Abed Aboshi crossed the border into Syria, allegedly to take up arms with terrorists groups, bullets were flying all around him, according to an intercepted call to a man in NSW.

Sydney teacher arrested for grooming teenage girls online

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Rachel Olding A Sydney school teacher has been charged with using social media to have sexually explicit conversations with two teenage girls.

Jailed Brothers for Life leader Mohammed Hamzy had mobile phone in cell

Patched in: Cousins Bassam, Mohammed and Ghassan Hamzy founded the Brothers for Life while in prison together around 2008.

Rachel Olding Security blunder is disturbingly similar to one involving Mohammed Hamzy's infamous cousin.

Shiite sword seized during counter-terror raids was plastic, not a weapon, owner insists

Plea for its return: The sword being taken away by police officers during September's counter-terrorism raids.

Rachel Olding The owner of a sword seized during the counter-terror raids in Sydney insists it is a plastic religious decoration and claims that police told him it will be returned to his mother.

Thousands take part in Ashura march through Sydney

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Melanie Kembrey, Rachel Olding Thousands of people are taking part in a parade through the centre of Sydney to mark Ashura - the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.

Brothers for Life no longer as internal feuds erupt into violence

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Rachel Olding In the end, it was not the armed robberies, the extortions or the drug deals that undid them. It was the brothers themselves.

Bank robbers lead police on Western Sydney manhunt

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Rachel Olding and Tom Decent A gang of armed bank robbers were on the loose in Sydney on Friday night following a dramatic manhunt across parts of the western suburbs.

Police close off streets in Fairfield East in hunt for bank robbers

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Megan Levy and Rachel Olding Police have locked down a number of streets in Fairfield East in Sydney as they hunt for a gang of men who are suspected of robbing a bank in a neighbouring suburb on Friday morning.

Brothers 4 Life members charged with murder of Joe Antoun and Mahmoud Hamzy

Amanda Crowe is arrested

Rachel Olding Farhad Qaumi was a busy man on his 31st birthday, according to police allegations.

Brothers 4 Life members to face charges on Mahmoud Hamzy and Joe Antoun killings

CCTV footage shows a figure that police believe is related to the attack in Bardo Circuit.

Rachel Olding Four people will be charged with murder on Monday over the shooting deaths of two Sydney underworld figures last year.

No likes for selfies while driving

Selfish: Young drivers are being warned not to put themselves in danger by taking selfies at the wheel.

Rachel Olding Young Australian drivers are taking part in a dangerous craze of taking "selfies" while behind the wheel, prompting harsh warnings from the police and government.

Bodycams for police backed by NSW government

Rachel Olding The state government has thrown its support behind a push by police to be equipped with body-mounted cameras, capturing every move of the NSW public.