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Mick Fanning attacked by shark in J-Bay surfing final

Australian surfer Mick Fanning has been attacked by a shark during the final of a surfing event in South Africa, but has escaped uninjured. Dramatic television footage from the final

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WA hostage situation ends, man taken in to custody

A man has been taken into custody in Bunbury, WA, ending an overnight stand-off in which one man was taken hostage. Two shots were fired in a stand-off with police

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Memorial to be held for MH17 victims as new video footage emerges

A national memorial service for the Australians killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be held in Canberra today, with families of the victims gathering to mark the first anniversary

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SA police launch murder investigation over child’s remains

Skeletal remains of a child have been found near South Australia’s Karoonda Highway on Wednesday, with police saying the child had been clearly murdered. The remains were discovered by passing

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Queensland Labor government to hand down first budget

Queensland’s Treasurer Curtis Pitt will hand down the state budget today, promising to deliver on all of Labor’s election commitments. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to transform Queensland into Australia’s

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Labor accuses government of “political ambush” with union Royal Commission

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten maintains there is no conflict of interest in his former role as a union leader, and has labelled the Royal Commission as a political exercise. Mr

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Indonesia volcanic ash cloud grounds Australian flights

A volcanic ash cloud over Indonesia is causing further problems for hundreds of Australian travellers, with Jetstar and Virgin grounding all flights in and out of Bali. The ash cloud

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Shorten to front Royal Commission for second day

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will return to the witness box for a second day today, at the Royal Commission in to Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Mr Shorten yesterday admitted

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Turnbull warns against exaggerating threat of Islamic State

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed the threat of the Islamic State militant group, and has warned against overstating its power. Mr Turnbull has made the comments in a speech

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Bill Shorten to front Royal Commission

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is facing the Royal Commission in to Trade Union Governance and Corruption today. Mr Shorten will be quizzed for up to six hours, over a deal