A "five-hour" struggle between a water python and a crocodile in Queensland ends in the snake devouring the entire crocodile whole.
A father killed his 11-year-old son at a cricket ground in front of horrified children, before being shot dead by police in Australia.
An adrenaline junkie's extreme cage diving stunt backfired when he entered the water with a man-eating shark protected only by a bird cage.
A neighbour today paid tribute to tragic father Andrew Priestley, who died in Australia while rescuing his two sons.
The 44-year-old got into difficulties off the coast of Burrill Beach. It is thought he may have suffered a heart attack in the water.
The neighbour, who lived near the family for 11 years, said he was "in awe" of Mr Priestley's bravery.
He was always smiling, especially happy when playing sports outside the front of his house with his kids.
I don't think I know a happier couple than Amanda and Andrew. Wish I'd known him better - but he was always up for a football or work chat.
I'm in awe of his bravery. He really is a hero.
Mr Priestley died in hospital. The two boys were not hurt.
A photo of a father from Leicestershire who died while trying to save his sons after they were caught in strong currents in Australia has been released.
44-year-old Andrew Priestley died on Friday.
Mr Priestley was visiting Burrill Beach, located around 144 miles south of Sydney, when the tragedy happened. He was on holiday with his family.
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Borough Alliance FC in Leicestershire are to hold a minute's silence today for a father who died after rescuing his two children from drowning in Australia.
Andrew Priestley, died in hospital after getting into difficulty at Burrill Beach - around 155 miles south of Sydney on Australia's east coast.
In a statement on their website, the football club said:
Andrew Priestley tragically died saving his sons in a swimming accident in Australia. For many years Andrew was a regular figure at the club where his sons Matthew and Daniel played.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Amanda and his daughter.
The family of a man who died after rescuing his two children from drowning in Australia have said he was "the most amazing father".
Andrew Priestley, from Leicestershire, died in hospital after getting into difficulty at Burrill Beach - around 155 miles south of Sydney on Australia's east coast.
A statement released by the Foreign Office on behalf of the family said: "The family of Andrew are devastated about his death in Australia. He died after saving his children.
"Andrew was the most amazing husband and father that any family could wish for. He adored his family and we adored him".
One of the world's best known hypnotists has died in Sydney after falling from his 11th floor hotel room.
Dr Scott Lewis was in Australia taking part in The Illusionists 2.0 show at the Sydney Opera House. His body was discovered when he failed to meet fellow cast members ahead of the Saturday matinee.
A notice on the opera house's website said:
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2pm performance 11 January was cancelled. The 7pm performance 11 January will proceed as scheduled."
In a tweet the opera house said the evening performance would be dedicated to Dr Lewis.
Last year Dr Lewis issued this video talking about his upcoming show:
– New South Wales Police Force statement
Emergency services were called to Burrill Beach just after midday, where they found a man unconscious.
The 44-year-old was taken to Milton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command attended and were told the man, a British tourist, got into difficulty after attempting to rescue his two sons who were caught in a rip.
His sons were not injured.
A British holidaymaker who died saving his two sons from drowning in strong currents at an Australian beauty spot has been named.
Andrew Priestley, from Leicestershire, rescued the children but was confirmed dead in hospital after getting into difficulty at Burrill Beach on Australia's east coast.
It is believed the 44-year-old may have suffered a heart attack during the rescue attempt.
A report into his death is being prepared for the coroner.
A British man has drowned while trying to rescue his two sons from strong currents at a beach in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The unnamed 46-year-old tourist was visiting Burrill Beach in New South Wales, located around 144 miles south of Sydney, today when he went into the sea with the boys.
When his sons appeared to get caught in a rip tide he tried to save them, but got into difficulty himself.
Although beach-goers were able to pull the two boys from the sea, they were unable to save the man and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
They suffered a humiliating defeat in the Ashes, but yesterday England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were heralded as heroes when they saved a suicidal British man from jumping off a bridge near their hotel in Australia, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Prior told the paper that he and the team’s security officer, Terry Minish, pulled the man away from the edge of Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour and along with pace bowler Broad, spent an hour talking to him before police arrived.
“We just did what anybody would do in that situation,” Prior said.
“We were trying to help a bloke who was struggling and in a bad way. I look back and I’m just glad we left the bar when we did and we were there for him.”
The man, who The Times reported is from Cheltenham, had thrown his telephone, passport and wallet into the water and apparently did not recognise the cricketers.
Following the incident Broad tweeted that he was "proud" of Prior's actions.
"@MattPrior13 is a best friend of mine and I'm very proud of him. It was a tough situation but so glad he was there."
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A naked Australian man who became stuck in a washing machine as part of an ill-conceived practical joke had to be freed by police using olive oil as a lubricant.
The man, identified only as "Laurence," told Australia's Fairfax Radio that he was on his way to take a shower on Saturday when he decided to climb into the top-loading machine, reportedly to surprise his partner.
He then realised he could not budge and yelled out to his friend for help, who called the police.
Rescuers tried in vain to pull Laurence from the machine, and eventually grabbed a bottle of olive oil to help lubricate his escape.
The oil worked and he popped out, although Laurence said he was disappointed that rescuers used his good olive oil.