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Andrew Lee, who killed Patrick Cronin in one-punch attack, jailed for eight years

Parents of Melbourne teenager say manslaughter sentence should have been harsher, and Cronin died looking after his friends and ‘doing what we taught him’ Young Melbourne footballer Patrick Cronin was doing as his parents had taught him when he was hit with a fatal, unprovoked punch – he was looking after his mates. The man […]

Tokyo complains after menu served to US president includes shellfish from disputed island and wartime sex slave is invited to dinner The menu at South Korea’s state banquet for Donald Trump has left a nasty taste in Japan, after the president was served seafood caught off islands at the centre of a long-running territorial dispute […]

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Marsupial’s body found on Hopkins Point Road at Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west on Monday A koala has been found dead with its ears cut off in Victoria’s south-west as police investigate a spate of animal mutilations in the area. The koala’s body was found about two kilometres east of Hopkins bridge on Hopkins Point Road […]

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Immigration officials and police enter compounds to tear down makeshift facilities as secret footage reveals squalor inside closed detention centre Papua New Guinean immigration officials and police have begun destroying makeshift shelters built by about 600 refugees and asylum seekers who refuse to relocate from the now closed Manus Island detention centre. The initial efforts […]

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State news outlets herald visit in which US president impressed by showing respect and behaving well with Xi Jinping Terrific. Tremendous. An extraordinary few days. Such was Donald Trump’s characterisation of his pomp-filled sojourn in Beijing. Chinese newspapers and academics seconded those emotions on Friday morning, as the US president jetted off on the next […]

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Promotion is part of Alibaba’s annual Singles Day shopping holiday but is restricted to baijiu, a fiery white spirit made from rice A Chinese company may have found the recipe for a happy single life: a never-ending supply of alcohol to keep customers warm on those long and lonely nights. As part of Alibaba’s annual […]

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Vast cash haul discovered in apartment owned by wife of Ayodele Oke, who was director general of country’s National Intelligence Agency A Nigerian judge has ordered the seizure of a flat linked to the former head of the country’s National Intelligence Agency after more than $43m in cash was found during an anti-corruption raid. Judge […]

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Liberal Hollie Hughes’s eligibility is being challenged because she took a taxpayer-funded job after the 2016 election The high court has delayed filling Fiona Nash’s Senate seat with the Liberal Hollie Hughes to consider a challenge against her eligibility because she took a taxpayer-funded job after the 2016 election. The court’s decision came as the […]

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Studies by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research show season has contracted equally at its beginning and end New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Dr Brett […]

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Female features backing vocals from Nicole Kidman, who has worked with the Hollywood producer on several films Australian country singer Keith Urban, has launched a new song inspired by the Harvey Weinstein allegations, and performed it at the Country Music awards in Nashville on Thursday night. The song, Female, features vocals from Urban’s wife, Nicole […]

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