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Three-year-old boy dies, mother in critical condition after Queensland house fire

A toddler has died and his mother is fighting for her life in hospital, following a house fire south of Brisbane overnight. Emergency services were called to a unit in

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Commissioner Dyson Heydon to reveal his decision

After several postponements, Trade Union Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon is due to deliver a decision on his future in the role today. Justice Heydon’s position as the head of the

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Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to a least 3 years in prison

-NRN/Reuters An Egyptian court sentenced Australian journalist Peter Greste and his two Al Jazeera colleagues to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting

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World leaders call on Europe to address migrant crisis

The UN Secretary General, the US President and the UNHCR have all called on Europe to address the increasing number of migrant deaths. The call comes as  Austria said overnight

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NSW government announces changes to bail and illegal gun laws in wake of Sydney siege

NSW Premier Mike Baird has unveiled changes to the state’s bail and gun laws, following last year’s Sydney siege. 17 recommendations were made to the government in February, following the

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Truck containing dozens of dead migrants found on Austria-Hungary border

Authorities in Austria have discovered the decomposed remains on dozens of migrants inside a truck parked on a highway near the Hungarian border. The abandoned lorry was found by an

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18-year-old charged with murder of Jayde Kendall

Queensland police have charged an 18-year-old man, with the murder of schoolgirl Jayde Kendall. The 16-year-old’s body was found yesterday in Upper Tenthill after a two week search, about 17

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Body of missing three-year-old found in North Queensland

Queensland police say the body of a young boy has been recovered from a river in the far north of the state, believed to be that of a missing three-year-old.

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Two Virginia journalists shot dead live on air

Two journalists in the US state of Virginia have been shot dead during a live television broadcast, by a former disgruntled employee. 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward were

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Joe Hockey to lead campaign for Australian republic

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher will co-convene a new Parliamentary Friendship Group in a revived push for Australia to become a republic. The announcement was