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 2018-01-17 06:26 

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NSW man accused of child sexual assault...

A 22-year-old man remains behind bars over the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in NSW's Riverina region. Michael James Kennedy was arrested at a unit in Wagga Wagga about 5pm on Tuesday following reports of the assault, police say. He...

 2018-01-17 06:24 

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Wild surf batters east coast with scorching heat to return...

Dangerous surf conditions have closed beaches along the east coast today as a prolonged heatwave is geared to grip several states. Strong swells, linked to a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea, stirred many of Queensland's most popular beaches, wit...

 2018-01-17 06:02 

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Sydney Seaplanes back in the sky for first time since New Year's Eve tragedy...

Five passengers climbed on board - two English tourists, a Tasmanian, a young schoolkid from Sydney, and the managing director of the company. They were all taking part in the return of Sydney Seaplanes to the sky. On a windy summer's morning, the Ces...

 2018-01-17 06:00 

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Victim of alleged police bashing had her 'head kicked in'...

A woman who claims she was brutally beaten by a senior police constable during a raid on her home in 1996 has told of how she "had her head kicked in." The court heard it all began when two police officers, including Senior Constable David Jenkin,...

 2018-01-17 05:49 

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Police treating death of a woman on Sydney's Northern Beaches as suspicious...

The death of a woman on Sydney's Northern Beaches is being treated as suspicious after her body was found at the rear of a property today. NSW Police confirmed in a statement that homicide detectives have been called in to investigate the incident aft...

 2018-01-17 05:47 

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Trade and troops on the agenda for Turnbull's Japan visit...

When Malcolm Turnbull touches down in Tokyo early tomorrow morning, it signals the start of his 2018 walk on the international stage. This outing, though, will be whirlwind in every sense of the word. The prime minister will be on the ground for a little ...

 2018-01-17 05:32 

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No hiding source of campaign material...

Political parties and candidates fighting by-elections in coming months will face tough penalties if they breach new laws dealing with robocalls, text messages and other communication. There's potential for a number of federal by-elections in the firs...

 2018-01-17 05:15 

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Neighbour makes citizen's arrest after car crashes into two homes...

A man has made a citizen's arrest in Perth's outer south-east overnight after a driver smashed into two homes and tried to flee. The stolen Holden Cruze crashed into the carport of one home on Regal Drive in Thornlie, before swerving and hitting t...

 2018-01-17 04:58 

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One year of President Trump: his most memorable moments...

President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency: CAN I SHOW YOU MY BUTTON?...

 2018-01-17 04:57 

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Nine steps to extradite killer Puneet...

Extraditing killer drunk driver Puneet Puneet from India to Victoria is a long process but progress is being made, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says. Mr Andrews is in India to announce a push to double Victorian exports to the country and will also te...

 2018-01-17 04:57 

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Police will not charge Queensland funeral home in 'coffin swap' fraud case...

A Queensland funeral home accused of swapping a grandmother's expensive coffin for a cheap pine box will not face criminal charges. Queensland Police on Wednesday announced an investigation into the funeral home, Harts Family Funerals, had found no ev...

 2018-01-17 04:53 

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Expert to be questioned in SA murder case...

A forensic pathologist will be cross-examined to try to find out who struck the blow that killed a South Australian man during a brawl last year. Brothers Dominic and Jordon Von Stanke are charged with the murder of Rex Court at Mount Gambier last May and...

 2018-01-17 04:25 

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Police find no offence in Qld coffin swap...

A Queensland funeral home accused of swapping a grandmother's expensive coffin for a cheap pine box will not face criminal charges. Queensland Police on Wednesday announced an investigation into the funeral home, Harts Family Funerals, had found no ev...

 2018-01-17 04:19 

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UN chief believes war over North Korea nuclear weapons is avoidable...

The world can avoid war with North Korea in 2018, believes United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. But he also sounded a note of caution. Asked by a journalist in a press conference about the likelihood of war, Guterres said, "I believe war...

 2018-01-17 04:11 

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Man charged over alleged grope attack on young mum...

A 40-year-old man has been charged over an alleged grope attack on a young mother at Southport on the Gold Coast. He has also been charged with allegedly groping another woman while she was jogging on Oxley Drive in Hollywell in January last year. The att...

 2018-01-17 04:09 

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Staff hospitalised after NSW prison fire...

Two prison officers have been hospitalised for smoke inhalation after an inmate reportedly set fire to a blanket in his cell at Parklea Correctional Centre in Sydney's northwest. Paramedics are assessing more than 100 inmates and staff, with crews cal...

 2018-01-17 04:04 

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Parklea prison cell fire sparked by inmate setting a blanket alight...

Inmates and staff members at the Parklea Correctional Centre were assessed by paramedics today after an inmate ignited a fire inside one of the prison's cells. Around 12.30pm, security staff at the centre found the cell of a 28-year-old inmate on fire...

 2018-01-17 03:40 

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WA Cricket heads hold crisis talks over controversial crowd cap...

The WA State Government is today holding a crisis meeting with transport and cricket heads to discuss potential possibilities to lift a crowd cap on a Big Bash League final at Optus Stadium. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the city's public tran...

 2018-01-17 03:23 

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WA govt looks set for a stadium backflip...

The WA government looks set to again bow to public pressure and reverse one of its decisions, this time over a cap on attendance at the new stadium for a Big Bash League cricket semi-final. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced on Monday an "inte...

 2018-01-17 03:10 

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Vic woman tells of alleged police violence...

A Victorian woman whose nose was broken during a police raid more than 20 years ago has told a court how a bunch of "male coppers" screamed at her front door before charging in to beat her up. Corinna Horvath says she considered running away - but...

 2018-01-17 03:09 

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PM's descent into the awkward in Vic...

He didn't want things to get awkward but that was wishful thinking from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his first visit to Victoria after starting an inter-government barney on youth "gangs". By the time the PM uttered "we don't wan...

 2018-01-17 02:45 

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Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking pilot on trial for auto fraud...

A federal jury will begin deliberating the fate of a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. He's not on trial for drug-trafficking this time, however, but auto fraud. Mickey Munday, 7...

 2018-01-17 02:40 

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Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president...

The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent yea...

 2018-01-17 02:31 

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Labor won't contest Cottesloe by-election...

WA Labor will not contest the Cottesloe by-election triggered by the impending retirement of former Liberal premier Colin Barnett. ALP state secretary Patrick Gorman said in a Facebook post on Wednesday Labor would not win the safe Liberal seat. "We w...

 2018-01-17 02:27 

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Vic driver drank before, after fatal crash...

A Melbourne man charged over a crash that killed an elderly woman allegedly consumed cans of alcohol before and immediately after the fatal collision. Bradley Shaun Adams, 43, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court via video link on Wednesday charged...

 2018-01-17 02:16 

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Adopted daughter of Aussie jailed in Cambodia pleads for help from Bishop...

The adopted daughter of Australian documentary maker James Ricketson, who has been held in a Cambodian jail for the past seven months without trial, fears he will die in prison. The 68-year-old was thrown into Phnom Penh's notoriously harsh Prey Sar p...

 2018-01-17 02:15 

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Driver escapes after car crashes through wall and hangs over railway tracks...

Unsettling images of the moment a vehicle crashes through a wall and is seen hanging above a railway track in Sydney's west have just emerged. A female driver has had a lucky escape after her car crashed through a railway fence and was left hanging ab...

 2018-01-17 02:12 

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Vlahos made up mystery man, Vic court told...

Fallen Victorian racing identity Bill Vlahos allegedly created a fictitious identity to reassure members of a punting club that he is accused of swindling in a multi million-dollar scam. Vlahos has been charged with hundreds of counts of obtain financial ...

 2018-01-17 02:11 

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Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 67 degrees C...

Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday. In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300...

 2018-01-17 02:03 

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Malcolm Turnbull trades barbs with acting Victorian Premier over youth crime...

It was always going to be awkward, and boy was it awkward. Malcolm Turnbull's first visit to Victoria since his New Year's Day attack on the Andrews Government's approach to youth crime, saw him facing the cameras shoulder to shoulder with Act...

 2018-01-17 02:00 

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'Lowest in 15 years': Private health insurance costs to jump $200...

The cost of private health insurance is set to rise once again, with the average family to be out an extra $200 a year from April. The increase is the smallest rise in almost two decades, but remains well above the rate of inflation, meaning most families...

 2018-01-17 01:56 

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Aztecs wiped out by ravaging eye-bleeding disease...

Scientists believe Mexico's Aztecs were wiped out by a grisly disease that caused bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth. Up to 15 million people are believed to have died when the epidemic - known as cocoliztli swept through the ancient civilisation ...

 2018-01-17 01:43 

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Mission control to set up in SA...

A mission control centre will be set up in Adelaide to monitor a global constellation of satellites. Fleet Space Technologies will establish the centre and launch its first two satellites in the coming months. The South Australian government has provided ...

 2018-01-17 01:25 

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Plastic surgeon charged after arriving to work 'drunk' to operate...

A plastic surgeon in the United States has been charged after allegedly arriving to a hospital to perform surgery while under the influence of alcohol. Theodore Gerstle, of Lexington Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, turned up to Baptist Health Lexington ...

 2018-01-17 01:24 

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World's largest passenger jet could end up on scrap heap...

Airbus says it will stop making the world's biggest passenger aircraft if it can't strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes. The double-decker A380 drew worldwide attention when launched in 2005, but ques...

 2018-01-17 01:19 

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House of horrors: ordinary home hid 'torture chamber'...

From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in this Los Angeles suburb with their 12 children. They lived there quietly for at least three year...

 2018-01-17 01:11 

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SA double murder trial to last week...

The resumed trial of an Adelaide man charged with the murder of two children will hear of alleged admissions to police and is expected to last about a week, a court has been told. Steven Graham Peet has pleaded guilty to murdering Adeline Yvette Wilson-Ri...

 2018-01-17 01:10 

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N Korea sanctions start to bite: Turnbull...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says sanctions on North Korea are starting to bite, as he prepares to discuss regional security with his Japanese counterpart. Mr Turnbull will hold a day of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, MPs and security o...

 2018-01-17 00:49 

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Jessica Falkholt dies six days after life support switched off...

Actress Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital six days after her life support was switched off, following a crash that killed her mother, father and sister. Ms Falkholt, a former Home and Away star, was critically injured in a head-on crash near Ulladulla...

 2018-01-17 00:45 

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Actor Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital...

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital a week after a funeral was held in Sydney for her sister and parents following a horror Boxing Day car crash. The 29-year-old had been in a critical condition in St George Hospital after being pull...

 2018-01-17 00:36 

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SA Libs to scrap safe schools program...

The South Australian version of the safe schools program will be scrapped if the state opposition wins the March election. The current program does not address bullying for reasons unrelated to gender or sexuality, and the Liberal plan will take a more co...

 2018-01-17 00:17 

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Dastyari successor to be chosen next month...

Labor will finalise its replacement for resigning senator Sam Dastyari on February 2, just days before parliament resumes for the year NSW Labor secretary Kaila Murnain told AAP nominations would formally open next week and close on February 1, and the pa...

 2018-01-17 00:17 

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WA teacher accused of historical sex abuse...

A man has been accused of sexually abusing two boys in Perth almost 40 years ago when he worked as a teacher, school nurse and student counsellor. It is alleged the now 71-year-old indecently assaulted a boy, who was aged 13 at the time of the first two o...

 2018-01-17 00:15 

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First victim of tragic Dubbo crash identified...

The first victim of yesterday's tragic truck smash in the central-west region of New South Wales has been identified as 19-year-old Hannah Ferguson. She was travelling in the car with her boyfriend when a truck smashed into them on the Newell Highway ...

 2018-01-16 23:59 

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Two seriously injured after car wedged between trucks...

A man and woman aged in their 50s have been seriously injured after their car collided with two trucks in Melbourne's west this morning. Emergency services were called to Calarco Drive, Truganina, about 9am following reports of a crash. 9NEWS' cho...

 2018-01-16 23:57 

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NSW drink driver avoids jail...

A NSW driver has avoided jail time after he returned a blood alcohol reading about six times over the limit after being discovered by police pulled over on the side of the road. James Mitchell Tighe, 48, previously pleaded guilty to driving with a high-ra...

 2018-01-16 23:40 

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Ex-Trump man Bannon to testify over Russia...

US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has reportedly been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. It w...

 2018-01-16 23:36 

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NSW man accused of raping 8-year-old girl...

A 22-year-old man is in police custody over the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in NSW's Riverina region. The man was arrested at a unit in Wagga Wagga about 5pm on Tuesday following reports of the assault, police say. He's been c...

 2018-01-16 23:35 

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Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano...

Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from ge...

 2018-01-16 23:23 

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Premier 'furious' over handling of Sydney Trains debacle...

The 205 from Northbridge into the city is just like any busy bus trip from Sydney's north shore. It's full without being crowded as dozens of people make their way into work for another day on the grind. There's nothing all that unique about i...

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