Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island 'head-in-bag' pair face Perth court

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Two men charged over the Rottnest Island 'head-in-a-bag' murder may be tried separately, a Perth court has been told.

Tornadoes common with cold fronts as O'Connor cleans up

Shipping container on the road in O'Connor.

Liam Ducey The Bureau of Meteorology believe a tornado touched down in O'Connor and Claremont as a cold front swept through Perth on Monday morning.

Morning storms cause widespread damage across Perth

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Liam Ducey Wild weather has caused havoc throughout Perth on Monday morning, with major power outages knocking out traffic lights and debris causing major commuter delays.

DFES: severe weather warning from Kalbarri to Windy Harbour

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Aleisha Orr People in much of the southern part of the state are being warned to prepare for bad weather now as a cold front edges closer.

Vietnam, south-east Asia negotiate for cattle stranded off WA coast

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Leanne Nicholson The welfare of live export has again come under criticism as the West Australia government negotiates with Vietnam the delivery of 7000 livestock intended for Israel and now stranded off the WA coast.

Cattle vessel stranded near Rottnest waits for clearance

The Wellard vessel Ocean Outback with 7000 cattle is stranded off the WA coast near Rottnest Island.

Liam Ducey A vessel carrying 7000 head of cattle originally intended for Israel could depart for South East Asia as early as Friday, with Wellard Rural Exports awaiting clearance to change export destinations.

Escape of Bernd Neumann from WA prison prompts changes

The disappearance of Bernd Neumann has prompted changes in WA prisons.

The escape of a notorious drug trafficker from a Perth jail has prompted the West Australian Department of Corrective Services to change risk categories for inmates.

WA prison escape prompts changes

The escape of a notorious drug trafficker from a Perth jail has prompted the West Australian Department of Corrective Services to change risk categories for inmates.

Passport to the past

Passport to the past: memories of childhood holidays in WA

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Aleisha Orr With WA Day just a few days away, WAtoday is looking at some of the amazing destinations we have right here in our backyard, starting with the places that we holidayed as kids.

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Curtin University researchers find possible acoustic trace of MH370

Curtin University researchers have used underwater sound recordings to come up with a possible estimate for where MH370 might have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

Liam Ducey Researchers at Perth's Curtin University are examining a low-frequency underwater sound signal that could have resulted from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean.

Surfer fights off shark near Carnarvon

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Surfer receives serious injuries to his arm, abdomen after fending off shark in WA's North West.

Charming British scientist remembered

Kewdale crash victim Sean Barrett.

Aleisha Orr Sean Barrett was scheduled to present a talk on quantum physics on Rottnest Island this afternoon; instead his family, friends and colleagues are mourning his death.

Head in bag found on Rotto

Rottnest Island head search

Rania Spooner Police have confirmed the head that was discovered inside a bag washed up on a Rottnest Island beach belonged to man.

Washed up head had beard, moustache

Police search areas of Rottnest Island's coastline for body parts after a man's head is found.

Rania Spooner The mysterious head that washed up on Rottnest Island this week belonged to a Caucasian man with a full beard and moustache, Police have revealed.

No surprise over Rotto head identity

Staff reporters The news that the human head discovered on Rottnest Island may be the remains of Stephen Cookson has come as no surprise to those who knew him.

Rottnest head identified

Rania Spooner Police have discovered the identity of the man whose head washed up on Rottnest Island this week.

'Head in a bag' victim's family don't know

Rottnest Island search for body parts

Two days after West Australian police established the identity of a man whose head was found stuffed in a plastic bag on a beach at Rottnest Island, they still have not been able to contact his...

Sharks in WA waters never seen here before

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Aleisha Orr Two years ago, recreational fisherman Steve Downs was deep-sea fishing near Rottnest Island when he caught two sharks that he was unable to identify.

WA tourism grounded and bitten

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Rania Spooner Shark attacks, a strong Australian dollar and the Qantas flights freeze may have created a perfect storm for WA's already burdened small tourism operators, according to the industry.

Great white shark hunt sets precedent: fisheries

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Aja Styles and Glenda Kwek The Fisheries Department's decision to hunt a great white shark after a United States diver was killed off the West Australian coast has set a precedent for government-endorsed action over "problem"...