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Malka Leifer ‘mentally fit to stand trial’ over rape, child sex assault charges

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The panel of psychiatrists set up to review former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer’s fitness to face an extradition trial in Israel has concluded she feigned mental illness.

The Best Celebrity Clapbacks of 2020

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Twitter and Instagram are gold mine for celebs giving ‘tude.

Canada and US say Iranian missile downed Ukrainian passenger jet

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined US officials in blaming an Iranian surface-to-air missile for the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

GoPro footage of base jumpers leaping from Perth’s Exchange Tower released

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Initial footage shot by bystanders showed the jumpers standing on the roof of the building before taking the 40-storey plunge and gliding down to the streets below.

Claremont trial: Graphic video of corpse examination shown in court

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Another graphic video has been played out of view of the public gallery in the Claremont serial killings trial as a former policeman gave a narration.

Woman injured in unprovoked assault; man charged – Maitland

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A man has been charged following an alleged unprovoked assault at Maitland yesterday. About 4.35pm (Monday 6 January 2020), a 62-year-old woman was walking south along Church Street when she stopped behind a 40-year-old male. Police will allege in court the man turned around without any provocation and stuck the woman to the face. Bystanders … Continue reading “Woman injured in unprovoked assault; man charged – Maitland”

Body pulled from water off Caves Beach – Lake Macquarie

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A body has been recovered from waters off Caves Beach at Lake Macquarie yesterday. Just after 3.30pm (Tuesday 7 January 2020), police were notified after Lake Macquarie Council lifeguards located the body of a man in the water, about 100m off the southern end of Caves Beach. The body was retrieved by officers from the … Continue reading “Body pulled from water off Caves Beach – Lake Macquarie”

Critical incident investigation underway following fatal crash – Newcastle

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A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man died in a motorcycle crash at Newcastle overnight. Just before 3am (Wednesday 8 January 2020), officers from Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the CBD when they attempted to stop a motorcycle on Hunter Street, near Steele Street. A pursuit was initiated after the motorcycle … Continue reading “Critical incident investigation underway following fatal crash – Newcastle”

Clarification regarding bushfire-related deaths this season 2019/2020

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NSW Police have confirmed 20 people have lost their lives this bushfire season, A 77-year-old man at Coongbar on 9 October 2019; A 68-year-old woman at Coongbar on 9 October 2019; A 69-year-old woman at Diehard on 8 November 2019; An 85-year-old man at Diehard on 8 November 2019; A 63-year-old woman at Johns River … Continue reading “Clarification regarding bushfire-related deaths this season 2019/2020”

Man extradited to NSW over alleged historic assault offences – SF Arapaima

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A man has been remanded in custody after being extradited from Queensland over alleged historic sexual and serious assault offences in the state’s Lake Macquarie region. In April 2019, detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District established Strike Force Arapaima to re-examine the investigation into the unsolved disappearances and suspected murders of Robyn Hickie, Amanda Robinson … Continue reading “Man extradited to NSW over alleged historic assault offences – SF Arapaima”

Greens call on Federal Govt to take urgent action for bushfire-affected wildlife

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With an estimated half a billion native animals killed by the devastating bushfires across Australia, the Greens are calling on the Federal Government to urgently fund a review of the loss of native wildlife and bushfire-specific recovery plans for impacted species. “The impact the climate fires are having on our precious wildlife is heartbreaking. The … Continue reading “Greens call on Federal Govt to take urgent action for bushfire-affected wildlife”

Greens call for ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment decimated by fires

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The Greens have called on the Prime Minister to establish a ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment to restore and protect the flora and fauna decimated by the climate fires. Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said: “We are facing half a billion animals lost from these fires right across the country and millions … Continue reading “Greens call for ‘Fighting Fund’ for the environment decimated by fires”

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