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Barnaby Joyce honours London Bridge terror victims

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Barnaby Joyce honours London Bridge terror victims

- London: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has paid tribute to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, including two young Australian women. The bridge and nearby Borough Market were the scene of an attack this month in which three men stabbed multiple people after ploughing a van into pedestrians. Mr Joyce, who is in London for talks on agriculture, laid a wreath beside hundreds of others on a footpath leading to the bridge

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Australian Human Rights Commission disturbed by government interference

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Australian Human Rights Commission disturbed by government interference

- The outgoing president of the Australian Human Rights Commission says being barred by the government from its offshore detention centres is deeply disturbing. Professor Gillian Triggs finishes her controversial term as president at the end of July. During her five year tenure, Ms Triggs was attacked by the government after launching an inquiry into children held in immigration detention. She was banned from Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island where Australia detains maritime arrivals, but "asserted jurisdiction" over complaints received by detainees

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Chileans ramp up extradition request for Pinochet-era murder, torture suspect living in Sydney

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Chileans ramp up extradition request for Pinochet-era murder, torture suspect living in Sydney

- The Turnbull government is facing mounting pressure to grant a Chilean extradition request for a Sydney woman accused of involvement in kidnapping, torture and murder as an agent of former military dictator Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police. Adriana Rivas, a long-time Australian resident recently working as a nanny, has been charged with seven counts of "aggravated kidnapping" from her time with Dirección de Inteligenca Nacional (DINA) and is the subject of a campaign by members of the Chilean community in Australia

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Rebel Wilson verdict: celebrities congratulate Hollywood star in win against women's magazine

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Rebel Wilson verdict: celebrities congratulate Hollywood star in win against women's magazine

- Oh the righteous celebrity! The bonhomie wrapped around Rebel Wilson when she emerged victorious in her legal battle with those naughty women's magazines has been truly something to behold. Part-time poet and full-time Hollywood star Russell Crowe hit Twitter to tell his 37-year-old pal: "So brave, so much integrity … now 'f--k off' back to Hollywood and be your brilliant self

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Indonesia says terror charges to provide alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali with legal certainty

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Indonesia says terror charges to provide alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali with legal certainty

- Indonesia says terror charges laid in the United States against Hambali, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, were aimed at providing the Guantanamo prisoner with "legal certainty". Indonesian-born Encep Nurjaman - better known as Hambali - has been detained by the CIA and US since he was arrested in Thailand in 2003 but has never previously been charged with any offence

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Police suspect crime syndicate helped Shaun Davidson and other prisoners escape Bali jail

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Police suspect crime syndicate helped Shaun Davidson and other prisoners escape Bali jail

- Bali's police chief says he believes a crime syndicate helped four foreign prisoners, including Australian Shaun Davidson, stage a brazen escape from Bali's Kerobokan jail. The police chief spoke after two of the escapees — Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said — arrived back in Bali under heavily armed guard. They had been arrested in Dili, the capital of East Timor, on Thurdsay

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Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali charged with terror crimes

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Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali charged with terror crimes

- Terror charges against the alleged Bali bombing mastermind, known as Hambali, accuse the Guantanamo captive of of conspiring in the 2002 Bali, Indonesia, nightclub bombings and the 2003 attack on the JW Marriott in Jakarta that between them killed more than 200 people. A war court prosecutor has filed the terror charges against the notorious Indonesian. When or whether Riduan "Hambali" Isomuddin, 53, will actually go to court is not yet known

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Texas nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children charged with murder

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Texas nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children charged with murder

- A 66-year-old nurse in Texas who is suspected of killing up to 60 children has been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of two of them in 1981, prosecutors said. The Bexar County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday that the nurse, Genene Jones, was indicted on the charge of murder in the death on September 16, 1981 of two-year-old Rosemary Vega

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Chileans ramp up extradition request for Pinochet-era murder, torture suspect living in Sydney

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Chileans ramp up extradition request for Pinochet-era murder, torture suspect living in Sydney

- The Turnbull government is facing mounting pressure to grant a Chilean extradition request for a Sydney woman accused of involvement in kidnapping, torture and murder as an agent of former military dictator Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police. Adriana Rivas, a long-time Australian resident recently working as a nanny, has been charged with seven counts of "aggravated kidnapping" from her time with Dirección de Inteligenca Nacional (DINA) and is the subject of a campaign by members of the Chilean community in Australia

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Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial

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Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial

- Shanghai As the trial of Crown staff accused of promoting gambling in China gets underway on Monday, Australian media aren't expected to gain access to a courtroom crowded with the family of the 19 accused. The Baoshan District Court says it will instead provide public updates on its official Weibo social media account. The four Australians, including Crown's vice-president of VIP Operations Jason O'Connor, Jerry Xuan and Jenny Pan Dan, will be spared the full glare of the Chinese legal system's recent embrace of live broadcasting to social media, which can draw millions of viewers to high-profile cases

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Bali bombing: Riduan 'Hambali' Isomuddin's links to terrorist networks and attacks

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Bali bombing: Riduan 'Hambali' Isomuddin's links to terrorist networks and attacks

- Guantanamo Bay detainee Riduan "Hambali" Isomuddin has been charged over the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people including 88 Australians. Hambali was once dubbed South-East Asia's Osama bin Laden but, in the time that has passed since the attack, his identity as "the most powerful" of all the figures involved in the terror network has all but faded into obscurity

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Malcolm Turnbull must sack three ministers who criticised the courts: Labor

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Malcolm Turnbull must sack three ministers who criticised the courts: Labor

- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must sack three ministers who criticised the Victorian judiciary even though they narrowly dodged contempt of court charges, Labor says. Opposition frontbencher Tony Burke says Health Minister Greg Hunt, Human Services Minister Alan Tudge and Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar have breached the ministerial code of conduct and have to go. In comments that were published in The Australian newspaper earlier this month, Mr Hunt accused the Victorian legal system of becoming a forum for "ideological experiments" as the Court of Appeal considered a federal prosecutor's appeal over the sentence of convicted terrorist Sevdet Ramadan Besim

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Shots fired into Richmond luxury sports car business

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Shots fired into Richmond luxury sports car business

- Police are investigating a series of gunshots fired into a luxury sports car business in Richmond – a business previously investigated for taking big security deposits from customers and failing to return them. A Victoria Police spokeswoman said it was believed several rounds of shots were fired into Dream Drives Melbourne in Burnley Street about 11.30pm on Friday. It is believed about nine bullets were shot into the front window of the business

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Woman gets $8030 but fails in bid to sue Australian supermarket after slipping on a grape

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Woman gets $8030 but fails in bid to sue Australian supermarket after slipping on a grape

- A woman who stepped on a grape in the fresh produce section of Australian supermarket Coles has slipped once and fallen twice – first to her knees and elbows and again later in her attempt to sue the supermarket giant. Fatma Abdul Razzak's lawsuit failed on Thursday when the NSW District Court ruled Coles had exercised reasonable care in cleaning its floors and had not breached its duty of care

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Mafia member who lived in Australia arrested at Rome airport over alleged drug ring

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Mafia member who lived in Australia arrested at Rome airport over alleged drug ring

- Italian authorities have arrested a member of the powerful mafia group known as the 'Ndrangheta at Rome's international airport after being tipped off that he had departed Australia. Bruno Crisafi booked a one-way ticket from Perth, where it is alleged he was protected by relatives in Australia. An arrest warrant was issued for Crisafi's role in an international cocaine trafficking operation in Italy, but he managed to avoid capture before going on trial

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'I will never tell': Guilty lawyer silent on source of the $400,000 he laundered

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'I will never tell': Guilty lawyer silent on source of the $400,000 he laundered

- A Melbourne lawyer has been found guilty of laundering dirty money allegedly given to him by a man accused of playing a part in the notorious Richmond road gang robbery of 1994. John Anile's barrister Peter Billings said it would be a "miracle" if his client ever practised law again after a jury found 58-year-old Anile guilty of money laundering and obtaining financial advantage by deception

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Guantanamo Bay detainee charged over 2002 Bali bombings

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Guantanamo Bay detainee charged over 2002 Bali bombings

- A man dubbed South-East Asia's Osama Bin Laden has been charged over the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people including 88 Australians. Key points: Alleged architect of Bali bombing charged with seven different counts, including terrorism Prosecutor accuses Hambali of directing three simultaneous attacks on Indonesian island in 2002 Senior Pentagon official will now decide if case proceeds to court, Miami Herald reporter says He has been charged with seven different counts, including murder in violation of the law of war and terrorism

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    Australian Human Rights Commission disturbed by government interference

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    The outgoing president of the Australian Human Rights Commission says being barred by the government from its offshore detention centres is deeply disturbing. Professor Gillian Triggs finishes her controversial term as president at the end of July. During her five year tenure, Ms Triggs was attacked by the government after launching an inquiry into children held in immigration detention. She was banned from Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island where Australia detains maritime arrivals, but "asserted jurisdiction" over complaints received by detainees

     

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