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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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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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Man killed in shooting at Narre Warren, neighbours report hearing 'loud bangs'

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Man killed in shooting at Narre Warren, neighbours report hearing 'loud bangs'

- Paramedics have been unable to revive a man who was shot at a home in Melbourne's south-east, after neighbours reported hearing at least half a dozen gunshots. Emergency services were called to the home on Kurrajong Road at Narre Warren about 7:40pm after receiving reports of gunfire, police said. A man was found with a gunshot wound and paramedics tried to save him, but he died at the scene
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Husband takes his own life after police tell him his wife was likely murdered

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Husband takes his own life after police tell him his wife was likely murdered

- South Australian police have launched an investigation after a man took his own life while officers were present at his property. The man, believed to be the husband of a woman missing in South Australia, died by suicide on Wednesday after being told by police that they believed his wife had been murdered. Officers had been at the 41-year-old man's home near Mannahill, close to the NSW border, to conduct an investigation, police said in a statement
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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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Manus Island: Family wants refugee death investigated in Australia, not PNG, says lawyer

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Manus Island: Family wants refugee death investigated in Australia, not PNG, says lawyer

- The lawyer for the family of an Iranian refugee who died on Manus Island has said the Australian Government could avoid responsibility for his death because it is being investigated in Papua New Guinea. Police on the island are still waiting for a report from a post-mortem examination in Port Moresby to determine the cause of his death, but suspect it was suicide
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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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Australian ISIS terrorist who took photo of son holding severed head 'killed in airstrike with two young children'

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Australian ISIS terrorist who took photo of son holding severed head 'killed in airstrike with two young children'

- A notorious ISIS militant from Australia and his two young sons are believed to have been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria. Khaled Sharrouf, 36, and sons Zarqawi, 11, and Abdullah, 12, who was once pictured holding a severed head, were apparently targeted while driving near the city of Raqqa. One of Sharrouf's brothers is said to have confirmed the deaths to Australian extremists and photos of their bodies have reportedly been circulating on messaging apps
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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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Man charged with manslaughter over Springfield Lakes worksite death

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Man charged with manslaughter over Springfield Lakes worksite death

- A man has been charged with manslaughter following a four-month investigation into the death of a man at a Springfield Lakes construction site in April. A 29-year-old man was airlifted to Princess Alexandra hospital after he was allegedly hit in the head by earthmoving equipment at a work site in Springfield Lakes on April 10. He suffered serious head injuries and died the following day, police said
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Perth man wept in court, pleaded guilty over triple-fatal crash

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Perth man wept in court, pleaded guilty over triple-fatal crash

- A Perth man who killed three passengers including his brother in a high speed car crash was affected by the drug methamphetamine at the time. Matthew John Conduit, aged 25 when the crash occurred in December 2015, drank alcohol and smoked the drug ice after finding out he would lose his job because his employer had gone bankrupt, the District Court of WA heard
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Junior footy brawl now embroiled in racism claims

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Junior footy brawl now embroiled in racism claims

- A parent involved with one of the clubs embroiled in Sunday’s shocking junior footy scenes at Hoppers Crossing claims Albion players were racially abused, sparking the chaos. Emmanuel Tomazos contacted Neil Mitchell to share the “other side” of the story. While he conceded Albion was far from blameless, he said they club had been unfairly painted as the sole perpetrator. “Somebody has run over to the huddle and from that point abused some of our players, especially some of our black players and at that point it’s when it got out of control,” Mr Tomazos said
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'Violent criminal' jailed for terrorising victims in Canberra gunpoint robberies

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'Violent criminal' jailed for terrorising victims in Canberra gunpoint robberies

- An "unthinking, violent criminal" who disguised himself with a motorbike helmet and brandished a shotgun has been jailed for his brazen stickups in Canberra's northern suburbs. Mitchell Jacka, 28, terrorised his victims in a string of gunpoint heists within days in April and May. His crime spree began when he and several others busted into the Turner Rugby Union Club and then fled after they had failed to open a cash box when an alarm sounded the night of April 29
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Father found not guilty of baby's murder in Regents Park

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Father found not guilty of baby's murder in Regents Park

- The jurors held a photo of the baby girl in their hands, showing her round cheeks, delicate features and closed eyes. It could have been a photograph of a sleeping newborn, if not for the large bruise on her forehead. She was lying dead on a hospital bed, having been found her in her crib with irregular breathing one August morning in 2014
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Hillier triple-murder trial: Steven Peet pleads guilty to murdering mother but not her children

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Hillier triple-murder trial: Steven Peet pleads guilty to murdering mother but not her children

- A man charged with killing a mother and her two children at a property in Adelaide's north has admitted murdering the woman but not her daughter or son. Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her six-year-old daughter and five-year-old son were found dead inside a Hillier property in May 2016. Evanston Gardens man Steven Graham Peet, 31, today pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to murdering Ms Wilson-Rigney
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Woman 'scared' of niqab when she launched racist attack at university

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Woman 'scared' of niqab when she launched racist attack at university

- Suong Nguyen was "scared" of a woman wearing a niqab in Australia when she banged on her car door, told her to take off her mask, and called her a terrorist. The victim, Semaa Abdulwali, filmed the racist attack in the car park at Macquarie University, in Sydney, on January 20, and the footage was watched by millions of people when her husband Ramzy Alamudi posted it online
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  • Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules
    Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules

    , theage.com.au

    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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  • Charlottesville: Suspect charged with murder after car hits protesters at 'Nazi' rally; Trump urged to denounce 'terror attack'
    Charlottesville: Suspect charged with murder after car hits protesters at 'Nazi' rally; Trump urged to denounce 'terror attack'

    , abc.net.au

    Police have charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder after a car was driven into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Key points: James Alex Fields Jr charged with 2nd-degree murder, malicious wounding and the leaving scene Trump sends condolences to family of those killed, condemns "violence on many sides" Senior Republicans speak out against "terror attack" by "white supremacists" The Charlottesville Police Department said in a statement that James Alex Fields Jr, from Ohio, also faced three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene
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  • Man killed in shooting at Narre Warren, neighbours report hearing 'loud bangs'
    Man killed in shooting at Narre Warren, neighbours report hearing 'loud bangs'

    , abc.net.au

    Paramedics have been unable to revive a man who was shot at a home in Melbourne's south-east, after neighbours reported hearing at least half a dozen gunshots. Emergency services were called to the home on Kurrajong Road at Narre Warren about 7:40pm after receiving reports of gunfire, police said. A man was found with a gunshot wound and paramedics tried to save him, but he died at the scene
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  • Charlottesville: Suspect charged with murder after car hits protesters at 'Nazi' rally; Trump urged to denounce 'terror attack'
    Charlottesville: Suspect charged with murder after car hits protesters at 'Nazi' rally; Trump urged to denounce 'terror attack'

    , abc.net.au

    Police have charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder after a car was driven into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Key points: James Alex Fields Jr charged with 2nd-degree murder, malicious wounding and the leaving scene Trump sends condolences to family of those killed, condemns "violence on many sides" Senior Republicans speak out against "terror attack" by "white supremacists" The Charlottesville Police Department said in a statement that James Alex Fields Jr, from Ohio, also faced three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene
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