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Sydney schools evacuated after bomb threats

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MELBOURNE : Several schools in Sydney were evacuated and locked down on Monday after reportedly receiving bomb threats leading to police operations in Australia’s largest city.At least eight operations are underway at Sydney schools and among those affected are Hunters Hill High, Sydney’s Girls High School, Randwick Girls High, Mosman High, Riverside Girls High, James Ruse Agricultural High, Cheltenham Girls ...

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US Navy Seal kept picture of Bin Laden’s dead body as ‘memento’

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Sydney : US Navy Seal Matthew Bissonnette, who shot down Osama Bin Laden during a raid in Pakistan, kept a picture of the al Qaeda leader’s dead body as a memento. Ever since Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces during a raid on his hide-out in Pakistan, photos of the September 11 mastermind’s dead body have been ...

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Australia links probed in Jakarta cyanide death case

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Sydney : Indonesian police have asked for Australia to help investigate the case of a woman who died after drinking cyanide-laced coffee.Wayan Mirna Solihin, 27, met with two friends in a Jakarta cafe on January 6.She collapsed after complaining about her coffee’s taste and died a short time later. Traces of cyanide were found in her coffee and tests confirmed ...

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Teen charged over Sydney Opera House scare

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Sydney : Australian police have charged a boy, 17, over alleged social media threats that led to the evacuation of the Sydney Opera House last week. Police evacuated the venue on Thursday and also conducted an operation at Manly ferry wharf.Concerts at the Opera House were cancelled as the usually crowded tourist attraction was emptied out.The surrounding ferry wharf area was ...

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Turnbull lays wreath in Washington ahead of Obama talks

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Sydney : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has laid a wreath in Washington ahead of talks with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday. They are expected to discuss a range of issues including the Islamic State (IS) group, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the South China Sea dispute. Fresh from high-level talks in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr Turnbull gave a speech in ...

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