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by FRIDAY August 23 Cardinal George Pell will return to prison for child sex crimes after a Victorian court rejected his appeal at his hearing on Wednesday.  Pell has one further avenue of appeal, to the High Court of Australia. It was […]

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by THURSDAY  August 22 Brazilians were plunged into afternoon darkness after the worst rainforest fires in history ravaged the Amazon Forest.  The largest city on the American continent, Sao Paulo, has been covered in vast plumes of smoke from massive forest fires […]

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by MONDAY, August 19 A woman in the US has had the surprise of a lifetime, after she gave birth to triplets after attending the hospital for what she thought were kidney stone pains.  The mother from South Dakota told KOTA-TV that […]

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by FRIDAY August 16 Sydney stabbing accused Mert Ney had at least one appointment with his alleged victim Michaela Dunn before the rampage that shut parts of the CBD on Tuesday, a sex worker industry advocate says.  The revelation comes as police […]

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by THURSDAY August 15 Cardinal George Pell could be released from custody next week if his appeal against his child sex abuse convictions is successful. The Victorian Court of Appeal will determine whether to overturn Pell’s convictions for sexually abusing two choirboys […]

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by TUESDAY, August 13 Canadian police have confirmed that the two bodies found in northern Manitoba last week are those of the teenagers suspected of killing a Sydney man and his American girlfriend.  Police said Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky apparently took […]

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by MONDAY August 12 Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.  Epstein, a wealthy financier accused […]

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by THURSDAY, August 8 A Queensland mother of three has died from the flu, with her husband sharing his grief just hours after her death to warn others about how quickly the virus can take hold.  Jacinta Foulds, 35, had flu symptoms […]

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by WEDNESDAY August 7 A teenage boy has died in front of his schoolmates after he was dragged and trapped by a bus outside of a NSW school.  Brennan Nean, 17, was riding his bike near Newcastle, not far from Irrawang High […]

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by AUGUST 6, TUESDAY  Australia’s Olympic hurdles gold medallist Sally Pearson has announced her retirement, less than a year out from the 2020 Tokyo Games.  In recent years the 32-year-old has battled persistent injury problems in recent years.  In a statement, Pearson […]

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by MONDAY, August 5 Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio have reverberated across the United States, as Democratic presidential candidates call for stricter gun laws with some accusing President Donald Trump of being a white nationalist.  Dozens […]

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by THURSDAY AUGUST 1 The creator of the YouTube channel ‘King of Random’, with 11 million subscribers, has died in a paragliding crash in Utah.  Grant Thomspon, 28, was found dead on Monday, Washington county police said.  The cause of the accident […]

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by Daily News Roundup  WEDNESDAY JULY 31 George Calombaris says he is sorry for underpaying his restaurant staff and hopes he can now be a “voice for change” in the hospitality industry.  George has spoken publicly for the first time about the […]

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by TUESDAY JULY 30  Australia has become the latest country to join the emerging lab-grown meat industry which has been dominated by food-tech start-ups in Europe, Israel and California’s Silicon Valley.  Two Australian companies, Heuros in Canberra and VOW in Sydney, are […]

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by MONDAY 29 JULY Shayna Jack has revealed how she came into contact with the banned substance found in her system, and has vowed to clear her name. The 20-year-old shocked the Australian swimming fraternity with news that she had tested positive […]

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by THURSDAY JULY 25 Australia’s first model with Down syndrome, who reached international fame has returned home for what her mother is calling a “full-circle moment”. Brisbane-born, Madeline Stuart has modelled on runways across the world, appeared in Vogue, started her own […]

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by WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 Canadian police have named two teenagers, first thought missing, as  suspects in the murder of an Australian tourist and his American girlfriend, as well as a third unidentified man. Sydney man Lucas Fowler, 23, and Chynna Deese, 24, […]

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by Britain is calling on its European allies to help create a maritime protection mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel in what London said was an act of “state piracy”. Iran’s Revolutionary […]

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by MONDAY JULY 22 Ariarne Titmus has become the first Australian woman to claim the world 400 metre title since Tracey Wickham in 1978, pulling off a boilover victory that snapped Ledecky’s staggering winning streak.  On the opening night of the eight-day […]

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by FRIDAY, JULY 19 Powerball’s $110 million jackpot has been shared between three people with each getting $36.6 million. Only one winner had been identified by this morning, a young Adelaide man who also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total […]

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