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Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani killed in Syria

Beirut: Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group’s longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Aleppo in Syria, its Amaq News Agency reports. Amaq reported on Tuesday that Adnani was killed “while surveying the operations ...

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Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner leaves jail Friday after serving half his sexual assault sentence

On Friday, Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious classmate when he was 20 years old, is scheduled to be released from jail. On that day, he’ll have spent three months in a cell ...

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'Cry from the heart': how Kevin Rudd would have fixed the United Nations

It is Kevin Rudd’s manifesto to cure the world’s ills – how he might have built a “Team UN”, if only Malcolm Turnbull had not stood in the way of his quest to become the next secretary-general. In a report ...

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Kalgoorlie riot: Cousin of dead teenager makes a stand to protect police

A relation of the teenage boy killed in Boulder has been lauded for her bravery and courage after an image of her standing between police and protesters during a violent riot in Kalgoorlie emerged on Tuesday. Hundreds of protesters pelted rocks and bottles at police ...

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Enraged crowd attacks police at Kalgoorlie court after Indigenous boy's death

Police riot squads have been pelted with rocks and bottles outside Kalgoorlie Courthouse, which has been forced into lockdown as tensions boil over after the alleged manslaughter of a 14-year-old Indigenous boy. Teenager Elijah Doughty died on Monday morning after ...

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Two teenagers in serious condition after being pulled from water at Bondi Beach

Two teenagers have been taken to hospital in a serious condition after they were pulled from the water at Bondi Beach on Tuesday afternoon. The boys, who are both 16, were pulled from the water after a large group of ...

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Labor Senator Sam Dastyari had Chinese interests foot the bill for travel entitlement repayment

Prominent Labor senator Sam Dastyari asked a Chinese donor with deep connections to the communist government to pay his bill after exceeding taxpayer-funded travel entitlements. The payment, revealed on Senator Dastyari’s register of interests, means Chinese interests have effectively subsidised ...

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Nauru bans unsympathetic Danish MPs from detention centre visit

A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island’s government barred two MPs who had criticised Australia’s immigration regime and one with a Muslim background who was born in Syria. The fact-finding mission was ...

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Ex-teacher accused of abusing boys tells court he had 'weakness' for older women

As his alleged victims and their supporters watched on in the court room, a former Sydney school teacher repeatedly denied that he had raped, fondled or showed pornography to students and described himself as having a “weakness” for older women but not ...

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Ryan James tackle on Reagan Campbell-Gillard was legal – and there is the problem

Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard is in a Gold Coast hospital, in a lot of pain, with two fractured vertebrae, following a tackle from Titan’s forward Ryan James. James may have broken a couple of bones with this hit on Reagan, ...

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