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Man killed after crashing during high-speed police chase in Melbourne's inner north

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Man killed after crashing during high-speed police chase in Melbourne's inner north

- A man has died after crashing a car during a high-speed police chase in Melbourne's inner north. Police said the man, who was driving a 2010 Holden sedan, was found lying on the road at Victoria Road, Northcote, about 11:00pm. The driver, who has not been formally identified, died at the scene. Highway Patrol officers had earlier tried to intercept the car on nearby Dundas Street for a traffic matter, police said

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Forest fire in Spain threatens key nature reserve

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Forest fire in Spain threatens key nature reserve

- Barcelona: A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities say. The flames have advanced eastward and have entered Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. The park, which has more than 50,000 hectares of wetlands and woods, is an important stop for migratory birds from Africa and Europe and is home to the highly endangered Iberian lynx and the Iberian imperial eagle

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Knife, knuckleduster confiscated as right-wing, anti-racism protesters clash in city

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Knife, knuckleduster confiscated as right-wing, anti-racism protesters clash in city

- A knife and a knuckleduster were confiscated at opposing right-wing and anti-racist rallies held in Melbourne on Sunday. Victoria Police deployed hundreds of police to calm tensions between the groups. 'True Blue Crew' clash with anti-racists in Melbourne A knife and a knuckleduster were confiscated at opposing right-wing and anti-racist rallies held in Melbourne on Sunday. Lee Rhiannon hits back at betrayal claims Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has spoken out against claims she derailed her party's school funding negotiations with the government, responding to the colleagues who accused her of betrayal

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Ardmona crash: Third woman dies after mini-bus collision with taxi

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Ardmona crash: Third woman dies after mini-bus collision with taxi

- A third woman from a nursing home has died following a mini-bus crash in Ardmona, near Shepparton. The woman, 91, died in hospital on Saturday night, four days after the collision, police said. She was one of a dozen elderly people who had been returning to their nursing home from a bakery on Tuesday afternoon when their mini-bus collided with a taxi

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White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

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White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

- The White House has responded to Johnny Depp's comments about assassinating a president, criticising the star and calling on others in Hollywood to condemn his words. He asked festival goers: "Can you bring Trump here?" The remark was met with booing and jeering, and he continued: "You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Depp then added: "I want to qualify, I am not an actor

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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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Melbourne police intervene in latest protesters' clash

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Melbourne police intervene in latest protesters' clash

- Australian police have used pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne. In the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country today, far-right activists from the True Blue Crew, which says it is opposed to refugees and the "Islamisation" of Australia, faced off with members of a left-wing coalition promoting tolerance in the city

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Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

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Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

- SYDNEY: Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country. Far-right activists from the True Blue Crew, which says it is opposed to refugees and the "Islamisation" of Australia, faced off with members of a left-wing coalition promoting tolerance in the city

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Ardmona crash: Third woman dies after mini-bus collision with taxi

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Ardmona crash: Third woman dies after mini-bus collision with taxi

- A third woman from a nursing home has died following a mini-bus crash in Ardmona, near Shepparton. The woman, 91, died in hospital on Saturday night, four days after the collision, police said. She was one of a dozen elderly people who had been returning to their nursing home from a bakery on Tuesday afternoon when their mini-bus collided with a taxi

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Pakistan oil tanker crash kills more than 100 people

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Pakistan oil tanker crash kills more than 100 people

- An overturned oil tanker has burst into flames in Pakistan, killing more than 120 people who rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns. The tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometres southwest of Multan

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Pakistan oil tanker fire kills more than 120 as onlookers rush to gather leaking fuel

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Pakistan oil tanker fire kills more than 120 as onlookers rush to gather leaking fuel

- An overturned oil tanker has burst into flames in Pakistan, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official says. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns. The tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometres southwest of Multan

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Hundreds of police deploy as right-wing, anti-racism protesters clash in city

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Hundreds of police deploy as right-wing, anti-racism protesters clash in city

- Hundreds of right-wing and anti-racist protesters have held opposing rallies in Melbourne. Victoria Police deployed hundreds of police to calm tensions between the groups. Some protesters were pepper sprayed in the protest. Paramedics are treating four people for exposure to capsicum spray outside Greek restaurant Stalactites. Sue Munro said police "moved on" their group aligned with the far left who were attempting to veer away from a large group of far-right protesters

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Man dumped at Tweed Heads hospital dies from gunshot wound, 'no evidence' he was a bikie

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Man dumped at Tweed Heads hospital dies from gunshot wound, 'no evidence' he was a bikie

- A man who was shot and dumped at a northern NSW hospital on Saturday afternoon has died, but police said there was "no evidence" his death was related to an Origin-night bikie brawl. Officers said the man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was dropped outside the Tweed Heads District Hospital at 4:20pm Saturday suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso

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China landslide: Fifteen confirmed dead, more than 100 still missing

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China landslide: Fifteen confirmed dead, more than 100 still missing

- Beijing: Fifteen people are dead after a landslide struck a village in south-western China, as rescue efforts continue to search for more than 100 people believed to be still buried under tonnes of debris. More than 3000 rescuers were searching the area with life detectors and sniffer dogs, however no new signs of life were found, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday

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Soldiers recall harrowing experiences of domestic violence in Army video campaign

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Soldiers recall harrowing experiences of domestic violence in Army video campaign

- Male and female soldiers have described being kicked, punched and spat on by their partners in a powerful new Australian Army video produced to help stamp out domestic and family violence. Key points: Soldiers describe verbal and physical abuse inflicted by partners in a 20-minute documentary Army Chief says video was inspired by domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty Video aims to encourage victims, offenders and bystanders to come forward "He would grab me by my arms and throw me into the walls like a rag doll," a female soldier recalls in the confronting 20-minute documentary

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Hobart's historic Shipwright's Arms Hotel evacuated after fire sparked by oily towels in dryer

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Hobart's historic Shipwright's Arms Hotel evacuated after fire sparked by oily towels in dryer

- The Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) is warning of the dangers of spontaneous combustion, after a near miss at the historic Shipwright's Arms Hotel in Battery Point overnight. Fourteen guests had to be evacuated in near-freezing conditions just before 5:00am on Saturday, after a fire broke out in a clothes dryer in the kitchen. The TFS said it was caused by oil-soaked tea towels being left in the dryer after the drying cycle

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Caboolture crash: Pilot's seat malfunction could have led to plane deaths

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Caboolture crash: Pilot's seat malfunction could have led to plane deaths

- A pilot's seat sliding backwards or mechanical failure may have caused a plane to crash, killing five people at Caboolture, north of Brisbane. The Cessna 206 crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off in March 2014. The plane was due to dive from 14,000 feet onto the beach at Bribie Island. The pilot, two parachuting instructors and two tandem parachutists were on board and died in the crash

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Two men charged with slavery and possessing child exploitation material

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Two men charged with slavery and possessing child exploitation material

- Two men charged with slavery and the possession of child exploitation material have received bail. The human trafficking charges came after Australian Federal Police officers raided a home in Melbourne on June 19. A 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were subsequently charged with possessing child exploitation material and bailed to appear in court. In court on Friday, further charges relating to human trafficking were laid

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    A knife and a knuckleduster were confiscated at opposing right-wing and anti-racist rallies held in Melbourne on Sunday. Victoria Police deployed hundreds of police to calm tensions between the groups. 'True Blue Crew' clash with anti-racists in Melbourne A knife and a knuckleduster were confiscated at opposing right-wing and anti-racist rallies held in Melbourne on Sunday. Lee Rhiannon hits back at betrayal claims Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has spoken out against claims she derailed her party's school funding negotiations with the government, responding to the colleagues who accused her of betrayal

     

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