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Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules

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Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules

- The High Court has again upheld the legality of Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea, ruling it does not breach the Migration Act or the Constitution. The court was asked to reconsider the arrangement struck by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, in light of a court ruling in PNG last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the island breached that country's constitution
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MasterChef Australia judge George Calmobaris pleads guilty to assault

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MasterChef Australia judge George Calmobaris pleads guilty to assault

- Calombaris's lawyer Brendan Green entered the guilty plea in court in Sydney on Thursday. Calombaris, a chef and restaurant owner, was accused of assaulting a 19-year-old man at the A-League football grand final in May this year. Video footage captured by others in the stadium appeared to show Calombaris pointing a finger at the teen's chest and then shoving him. EAD MORE
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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

- The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Celebrity chef George Calombaris pleads guilty over A-League grand final altercation

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Celebrity chef George Calombaris pleads guilty over A-League grand final altercation

- A lawyer representing George Calombaris has entered a guilty plea on behalf of the celebrity chef over an altercation that followed the A-League grand final in May. Calombaris was charged with common assault after video emerged of him confronting a fan in the stands of Sydney Football Stadium then being ushered away by police. In the video, Calombaris, who appears in Network Ten's Masterchef, shakes his Victory scarf at a 19-year-old Sydney FC fan who was yelling abuse
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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

- The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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'Self-healer' extradited from UK, charged with manslaughter of 6yo Sydney boy

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'Self-healer' extradited from UK, charged with manslaughter of 6yo Sydney boy

- A man described as a self-healer who was wanted by police over the death of a six-year-old Sydney boy has been extradited to Australia from the United Kingdom and charged with manslaughter. Hongchi Xiao, 53, was charged at Kogarah police station over the child's death. Australian authorities successfully applied to have him extradited to Australia and he arrived at Sydney International Airport flanked by detectives this morning
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Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon

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Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon

- Police will continue their search today for missing woman Tanja Ebert, believed to have been murdered by her husband who later took his own life at the family property in South Australia's mid north. Michael Burdon, 41, shot himself at the Manna Hill property while police were at the home as part of their investigations into the 23-year-old's disappearance. Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the search for Ms Ebert would be widened today to include the couple's sheep station
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Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

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Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

- By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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Police investigate after shots fired into Kensington home

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Police investigate after shots fired into Kensington home

- Police are investigating after shots were fired into a home in Sydney's eastern suburbs early on Thursday morning. The house on Milroy Avenue, Kensington was peppered with bullets about 2:30am. There were two men and a woman in the home at the time but not one was injured. A NSW Police spokesman said the motivation for the shooting was unclear but a crime scene has been established and forensic officers are investigating
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'Break the cycle': Brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation

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'Break the cycle': Brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation

- 'Break the cycle': Former bomb maker, brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation Ali Fauzi always knew he and his brothers were different from the other boys in the remote east Javanese village where they lived. Key points: Fauzi has helped set up a foundation dedicated to fighting radicalisation The Peace Circle's managers are reformed terrorists and combatants Fauzi hopes to instil moderation in the next generation of young people Growing up, their parents were wealthy farmers, owning large sections of the surrounding lands — their neighbours weren't so lucky or well off
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Police investigating after man shot dead in Narre Warren

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Police investigating after man shot dead in Narre Warren

- A man is dead and a person remains at large after a shooting at a house in Melbourne's south-east. Emergency services were called to the house in Kurrajong Road, Narre Warren about 7.40pm on Wednesday evening after reports of gunfire. A man was found with a suspected gunshot wound. Paramedics tried to revive the victim but he died at the scene
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Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons killed in Syria: reports

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Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons killed in Syria: reports

- Australian authorities believe that notorious Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been killed in Syria. The ABC reported on Wednesday that the federal government had received "credible information" that Sharrouf and his two sons - Abdullah and Zarqawi - were killed in an air strike while driving near Raqqa on Friday, August 11. The report said that photos of his and his sons' bodies had been circulating among some extremists in Australia
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Mother of murdered Queensland man feels like 'political pawn' after parole decision

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Mother of murdered Queensland man feels like 'political pawn' after parole decision

- The mother of a murdered Queensland man whose body has never been found says she feels like a "political pawn" after it was revealed the corrective services minister knew one of his killers had been granted conditional parole. Leanne Pullen and her husband Gary campaigned for the Labor government's "no body, no parole" legislation and travelled to Brisbane last week to watch as it passed the Parliament
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Man on murder charge over 1995 stabbing of Geelong teen Ricky Balcombe in mall

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Man on murder charge over 1995 stabbing of Geelong teen Ricky Balcombe in mall

- A man has been arrested and charged with murder over the stabbing death of 16-year-old Ricky Balcombe in a Geelong shopping centre 22 years ago. The teenager was found stabbed to death in busy Market Square Shopping Centre in May 1995. Karl Hague, 44, from the Geelong suburb of Bell Post Hill appeared before Justice Lex Lasry in Melbourne's Supreme Court on Wednesday, charged with murder
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Fears missing mother Tanja Ebert has been murdered; police search Roseworthy

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Fears missing mother Tanja Ebert has been murdered; police search Roseworthy

- A missing mother-of-two last seen at Roseworthy, north of Adelaide, has most likely been murdered, with police admitting to holding out only "slim hope" she will be found alive. Police said German citizen Tanja Ebert, 23, was last seen on Tuesday August 8. Her husband told police she got out of the family car and walked away, leaving behind her two boys, aged 1 and 3, and personal possessions including her passport, purse and phone
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Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons killed in Syria: reports

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Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons killed in Syria: reports

- Australian authorities are trying to confirm reports that notorious Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been killed in Syria. The ABC reported on Wednesday that the federal government had received "credible information" that Sharrouf and his two sons - Abdullah and Zarqawi - were killed in an air strike while driving near Raqqa on Friday, August 11. The report said that photos of his and his sons' bodies had been circulating among some extremists in Australia
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Rare World War I German Luger pistol surrendered in South Australian firearm amnesty

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Rare World War I German Luger pistol surrendered in South Australian firearm amnesty

- A rare, fully operational World War I Luger pistol is among the thousands of firearms so far surrendered in South Australia. The pistol, in pristine condition, was left on the counter at the Adelaide Gun Shop as part of the firearms amnesty surrender. "It had all of the accessories including the holster with it and I think has some significance to collectors," store owner Robert Paridis said
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  • Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country
    Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

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    By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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  • Hillier triple murder: Steven Peet's trial adjourned while prosecutors seek advice on defence's case
    Hillier triple murder: Steven Peet's trial adjourned while prosecutors seek advice on defence's case

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    The trial of an Adelaide man charged with murdering his partner and her two young children has been adjourned while prosecutors seek expert advice on his defence of mental "dissociation". Steven Graham Peet, 31, pleaded guilty to murdering Adeline Yvette Wilson-Rigney, known as Yvette, at her Hillier home north of Adelaide in May last year. But he pleaded not guilty to murdering her six-year-old daughter Amber Rose Rigney and her five-year-old son Korey Lee Mitchell
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  • MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final
    MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

    , theage.com.au

    The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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  • Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon
    Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon

    , abc.net.au

    Police will continue their search today for missing woman Tanja Ebert, believed to have been murdered by her husband who later took his own life at the family property in South Australia's mid north. Michael Burdon, 41, shot himself at the Manna Hill property while police were at the home as part of their investigations into the 23-year-old's disappearance. Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the search for Ms Ebert would be widened today to include the couple's sheep station
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  • Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country
    Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

    , abc.net.au

    By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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  • 'Reckless and menacing' North Korean missile test a threat to global security: Turnbull
    'Reckless and menacing' North Korean missile test a threat to global security: Turnbull

    , theage.com.au

    The Turnbull government has condemned a "reckless and menacing" intercontinental ballistic missile test by North Korea, which is the second test by the rogue state in the past month. The latest missile test flew further and higher than the July 3 test and was described as a "stern warning" to the United States. North Korea claims the test proves it can strike the US mainland and, therefore, potentially, the northern Australian city of Darwin
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  • MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final
    MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

    , theage.com.au

    The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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