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Cambridge man hopes Australian inquest leads to justice for brother's '88 death

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Cambridge man hopes Australian inquest leads to justice for brother's '88 death

- Steve Johnson of Cambridge has fought for decades to find out what really happened the day his brother was found dead at the bottom of an Australian cliff. His efforts culminated in an unprecedented two-week investigative hearing that shone a light on a dark chapter in Australia's history and brought the family a step closer to justice. "We really want to know what happened to Scott," Steve Johnson told 5 Investigates' Karen Anderson, speaking from Sydney

Categories: Family & Parenting |  Society & Culture | 
Tags: Family |  Death & Dying |  Brothers | 
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Woman struck and killed by train in St Kilda East

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Woman struck and killed by train in St Kilda East

- A woman has died after she was hit by a train in St Kilda East, in Melbourne's south-east, on Friday night. Police believe the woman was standing on railway tracks near Raglan Street just before 10.30pm when she was struck by a city-bound train. The woman, who died at the scene, has not yet been identified. Police are treating her death as an accident

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Passed Away |  Obituary |  Killed |  Accident Deaths |  Died | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian

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Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian

- Sixteen years ago, Scott Goodwin was a police officer in Sydney before he packed up and moved to a small Swedish city that was struggling with attitudes toward immigration, drugs and youth crime. Since then, he's become a minor celebrity in Sweden, but not without making a few enemies. Law enforcement is in Scott Goodwin's blood. The Australian father of three comes from several generations of emergency service workers — his older brother is a police sergeant in Lithgow, 140 kilometres west of Sydney and where Goodwin grew up, and his younger brother is paramedic

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Sweden | 

First-time house buyers worst hit as house sales fall by 30%

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First-time house buyers worst hit as house sales fall by 30%

- New figures reveal scale of slump in the property market. House sales in Auckland have slumped by almost 30 per cent over the past year as tighter lending conditions take their toll on both first-home hunters and cash-starved investors. The latest round of loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions from the Reserve Bank are affecting investors, but banks have also tightened lending criteria - making it harder for all borrowers to get finance

Categories: Business | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Kidambi Srikanth vs Yuqi Shi Live Streaming Australian Open Super Series: what time does it start, live streaming online and live TV coverage

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Kidambi Srikanth vs Yuqi Shi Live Streaming Australian Open Super Series: what time does it start, live streaming online and live TV coverage

- Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine run as he got the better of countryman Sai Praneeth in an all-Indian quarterfinal match at the Australian Open Super Series. In the semi-finals, he will square-off against Yuqi Shi of China. When is Kidambi Srikanth vs Yuqi Shi semi-final at India Open? Kidambi Srikanth vs Yuqi Shi is the last match scheduled on Saturday, April 2

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Tennis |  Lawn Tennis |  Tournaments |  Badminton |  Australian Open | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 

New pay offer rejected by Australia players’ Association

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New pay offer rejected by Australia players’ Association

- Australian cricketers have rejected the new offer made by Cricket Australia regarding the revised pay deal. CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts made the new offer in a letter to ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson which was then rejected. “Player feedback suggests that the sharing of international cricket surpluses with male and female domestic players and the level of pay increases for male state players are critical issues for them,” Roberts wrote in the letter posted on the CA website and added, “We are therefore writing to indicate that CA is prepared to address these issues to help achieve a new MoU

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Tags: Cricket | 
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Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi

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Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi

- Photo SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government said on Friday that it would send spy planes to help the Philippine armed forces who are fighting to recapture the southern city of Marawi, where the military was battling Islamic-linked militants for control. Two militants believed to have backed a siege of the city have been killed in the fighting, Philippine officials said on Friday, citing intelligence information

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Militants |  Military | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United States |  Asia |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

Meet Ronny Chieng, the Melbourne comic headhunted to work on The Daily Show

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Meet Ronny Chieng, the Melbourne comic headhunted to work on The Daily Show

- Comedian Ronny Chieng might be the perfect subject for this column. While some interviewees are unsure about where to dine, or leave the decision to The Age, Chieng swiftly sent back a small list of his favourite places – and a link, no less, to his own restaurant website. Less food blog than a comprehensive list of cafes, restaurants and bars, Chieng's site, I'm OK with Anything, also features his bio, links to buy merchandise and his agent details, but it's foremost a comprehensive "guide to eating, drinking and playing in Melbourne city"

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Australian players reject new CA pay offer

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Australian players reject new CA pay offer

- Sydney - Australia's cricketers rejected the board's offer of a revised pay deal on Friday as the bitter dispute over a revenue-sharing model rumbled on with just a week to go before the current agreement expires. Australia's top cricketers face being locked out unless a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) is struck between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) before the end of the month

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Cricket |  Cricket Players | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South Africa |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

Australia Joins Philippines’ Fight Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

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Australia Joins Philippines’ Fight Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

- June 23, 2017 7:06 a.m. ET Australia is sending patrol planes to the Philippines—where it has long deferred to the U.S. on security issues—as it takes a more assertive role against terror threats in Southeast Asia. Two Australian P-3 Orion aircraft will support Philippine troops fighting the Muslim-extremist Maute group on the southern island of Mindanao, Defense Minister Marise Payne said Friday

Categories: Religion & Spirituality |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Militants |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic | 
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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

- The bid to bring more A-League and W-League action to Melbourne launched with Team 11 laying out their plans for the future. The bid to bring A-League and W-League teams to south-east Melbourne has launched, with Team 11 - unveiled as the club's bid title - laying out their plans for the future. Among the dignitaries on hand were State Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams MP and Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP, along with members of local councils and business leaders

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Association football |  Leagues |  Games | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Newcastle Jets-Audax Italiano friendly cancelled

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Newcastle Jets-Audax Italiano friendly cancelled

- The Chilean club will no longer be travelling to Australia with the Jets declining to reveal what exactly has gone wrong. Newcastle Jets' friendly with Chilean outfit Audax Italian has been cancelled "due to factors outside the club's control". In a statement, Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna insisted the A-League club have done everything they could to assist a match promoter in organising the match

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Basketball Australia and NBA launch Global Academy at Australian Institute of Sport

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Basketball Australia and NBA launch Global Academy at Australian Institute of Sport

- The next Australian NBA star could be spotted from inside a New York City office after the world's best basketball league struck a deal with the Australian Institute of Sport. Basketball Australia and the NBA launched the NBA Global Academy on Friday, with the AIS to serve as America's global hub for top international talent. The NBA have invested an undisclosed amount to upgrade the AIS basketball facilities, which includes state of the art video technology

Categories: Sports |  Education | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  New York | 

Heavy rain for Coromandel, BOP and Gisborne

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Heavy rain for Coromandel, BOP and Gisborne

- Heavy rain continues to pelt the east of the North Island, causing surface flooding and slips. A heavy rain warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty and the Gisborne region, north of Tokomaru Bay, until 2am Saturday. State Highway 2 through the Waimana Gorge is currently closed until further notice, with detours in place. MetService meteorologist Brian Mercer said 139mm of rain had fallen in Haparapara, east of Whakatane, in the past 24 hours

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Gisborne |  Gisborne | 

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

- SYDNEY — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain's youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday. Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland and Australia and appeared in Australian television's "My Restaurant Rules," "'Live This," and "Ready Steady Cook." "My uncle Darren has passed away

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Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

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Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

- A Perth pub broke into hysterics when US actor and comedian Chris Rock took to the stage for a surprise stand-up performance. Bar manager Megan Thomas was working at The Charles Hotel on Thursday night when Rock, 52, dropped in and stepped on stage to grab the microphone. She said the 150 patrons — who had paid $20 a ticket for the regular Thursday night comedy gig — were thrilled when Rock got up to perform

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Tags: Comedy |  Comedy Shows | 
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  • Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian
    Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian

    , abc.net.au

    Sixteen years ago, Scott Goodwin was a police officer in Sydney before he packed up and moved to a small Swedish city that was struggling with attitudes toward immigration, drugs and youth crime. Since then, he's become a minor celebrity in Sweden, but not without making a few enemies. Law enforcement is in Scott Goodwin's blood. The Australian father of three comes from several generations of emergency service workers — his older brother is a police sergeant in Lithgow, 140 kilometres west of Sydney and where Goodwin grew up, and his younger brother is paramedic

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Sweden | 

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Sports

  • South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11
    South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

    , goal.com

    The bid to bring more A-League and W-League action to Melbourne launched with Team 11 laying out their plans for the future. The bid to bring A-League and W-League teams to south-east Melbourne has launched, with Team 11 - unveiled as the club's bid title - laying out their plans for the future. Among the dignitaries on hand were State Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams MP and Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP, along with members of local councils and business leaders

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Association football |  Leagues |  Games | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Business

  • TVNZ acknowledges Netflix's influence on market with online revamp
    TVNZ acknowledges Netflix's influence on market with online revamp

    , stuff.co.nz

    Television New Zealand will begin livestreaming channels 1 and 2 on Monday, so viewers can watch the channels from anywhere in New Zealand over the internet. As well as providing access to the live streams of channels 1, 2 and Duke in the HD 720p format, the website will be the new home for "catch-up" service TVNZ Ondemand. TVNZ has already begun offering more of its programmes in a "box-set" format on the website

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  • Country school needs to attract more pupils
    Country school needs to attract more pupils

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Pukehina School principal Roger Reid is going into battle to at least double his school roll of 10 pupils. If he doesn't succeed, there are fears the school may close. Mr Reid met with Ministry of Education staff yesterday afternoon to discuss a strategy to expand the roll. Pukehina sat between two larger schools - Otamarakau with 70 pupils and Pongakawa with up to 300 on its roll - and suffered because it lacked a community of residents, he said

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Schools |  Basic Education |  Pupils | 
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Farming

  • Canterbury may have hit 'peak cow' with incoming rules
    Canterbury may have hit 'peak cow' with incoming rules

    , stuff.co.nz

    Canterbury may have reached "peak cow" due to new environmental rules that will limit pollution from farm animals, a farming leader says. Some farmers will likely have to absorb large costs to meet the rules at a time when some are heavily loaded with debt and recovering from drought. Environment Canterbury (ECan) last week made a significant step towards implementing Plan Change 5 (PC5), which would limit nutrient loads coming from farms

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Cattle |  Cows | 
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Travel & Recreation

  • Meet Ronny Chieng, the Melbourne comic headhunted to work on The Daily Show
    Meet Ronny Chieng, the Melbourne comic headhunted to work on The Daily Show

    , smh.com.au

    Comedian Ronny Chieng might be the perfect subject for this column. While some interviewees are unsure about where to dine, or leave the decision to The Age, Chieng swiftly sent back a small list of his favourite places – and a link, no less, to his own restaurant website. Less food blog than a comprehensive list of cafes, restaurants and bars, Chieng's site, I'm OK with Anything, also features his bio, links to buy merchandise and his agent details, but it's foremost a comprehensive "guide to eating, drinking and playing in Melbourne city"

    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

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  • Counterfeit Lego brand selling ISIS-themed toys in Australia, Malaysia: Reports
    Counterfeit Lego brand selling ISIS-themed toys in Australia, Malaysia: Reports

    , straitstimes.com

    SINGAPORE - Counterfeit Islamic State (ISIS)-themed Lego toys are reportedly being manufactured in China and sold to unsuspecting consumers in Australia and Malaysia. Schoolteacher Mahnun Mat Isa, 40, told Malaysian newspaper Berita Harian she got a rude shock when her son came up to her holding a "terrorist" figurine which was carrying a banner that displayed the words "Allah" and "Muhammad"

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  • Moody's lowers bank ratings, prompting home loan warning
    Moody's lowers bank ratings, prompting home loan warning

    , stuff.co.nz

    Homeowners with mortgages are being warned a credit rating downgrade for the big four banks could be bad news for their repayments. Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded a dozen Australian banks, including the big four, citing increased risks in the nation's increasingly indebted households. Moody's stripped the big four banks - the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASB in New Zealand), National Australia Bank (BNZ in New Zealand), and Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) - of their Aa2 long-term rating and placed them on the next level down at Aa3, although it did not alter their short-term ratings

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