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THURSDAY, March 14 US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has recommended that its entire global fleet of nearly 400 of its suspect 737 MAX aircraft be grounded, after evidence collected from Sunday’s fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash was seen by aviation authorities. The move by Boeing […]

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WEDNESDAY, March 13 Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years’ jail for sexually abusing two choirboys when he was Catholic archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. Pell was found guilty by a jury last December of sexually abusing the choirboys […]

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Tuesday, March 12 A last ditch attempt by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to get a workable Brexit agreement with the European Union may have succeeded. Mrs May said today she had clinched legally binding Brexit assurances from the EU which she […]

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Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes with ‘no survivors’ of 157 people aboard An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi has crashed, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. Flight ET 302, a Boeing 737-800 MAX, lost […]

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THURSDAY, March 6 Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy, who was stabbed to death and stuffed in a suitcase, had been the happiest her sister had ever seen her before she died. The 32-year-old’s body was found in her parked car in Kingsford, in […]

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Wednesday, March 6 Asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru who are regarded “a risk” to Australia will be sent to Christmas Island’s high security detention facility if they apply for a medical transfer. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce […]

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Tuesday, March 5 There is no link between autism and the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine, according to Danish researchers who studied more than half a million babies born in Denmark. The researchers who are connected to the Danish Epidemiology Science Center, […]

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Thursday 28th February 2019 John, the husband of Australian television host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has died in hospital overnight. Ms Kennerley said her husband,a quadriplegic, died at St Vincent’s hospital alongside family, in an Instagram post this morning. “It’s with a heavy heart […]

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Wednesday, February 27 The Vatican says the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges was “painful news” but said it would not take any immediate disciplinary action. “We await the outcome of the appeals process, recalling that Cardinal Pell […]

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Tuesday, February 26 Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys while he was archbishop of Melbourne. Pell was convicted in December but details of the trial have only just been made public after […]

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Thursday, February 21 American actor Jussie Smollett who plays R&B singer-songwriter Jamal in the hit Foxtel TV series Empire, has been charged by police for making a false claim that he was attacked in the street. He was charged with disorderly conduct […]

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Wednesday, February 20 Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma could possibly cross the southern Queensland coast, after changing direction overnight, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports. The category three system is currently off New Caledonia, about 1,120 kilometres north-east of Brisbane. BOM said it […]

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Tuesday, February 19 Seven politicians have quit Britain’s opposition Labour party over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism. The departure of the politicians, who said their party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard […]

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No mandatory air conditioning for aged care residents after pressure from lobby group Aged care providers objected to proposed regulations that could have made air conditioning mandatory in nursing homes. Peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) opposed a draft regulation […]

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THURSDAY, February 14 An official inquiry has been launched into a fist fight in Federal Parliament last night between United Australia Party Senator Brian Burston and Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff. The stoush erupted after Senator Hanson on Tuesday night used parliamentary […]

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WEDNESDAY, February 13 The Government is moving to reopen the Christmas Island immigration centre as border protection shapes as a key battleground ahead of this year’s federal election. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement came as the refugee medevac bill that delivered the […]

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TUESDAY, February 12 Refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is on his way home to Australia after Bahrain dropped extradition proceedings against him and he was released from a Thai prison late last night. Mr al-Araibi boarded a Thai Airways flight just after midnight local […]

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February 7th The Townsville flood clean-up is about to begin as severe weather eases. For the first time in more than a week there is not a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) severe weather warning in place. “[There’s] still a chance of some […]

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Banking royal commission’s final report released as Government pledges to act The banking industry faces its biggest shake-up yet, with the release of banking royal commission’s final report and the Federal Government’s response. The report makes 76 recommendations which, if implemented, will lead […]

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