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BJP to join Akalis’ ‘Sadbhawna’ rally


Sydney : The body of an Australian who drowned after a whale-watching boat capsized off Canada last month has been found.  Surfers found the body of Raveshan Pillay, 27, washed up on a beach on Wednesday, the coroner said. Six people died when the Leviathan II capsized on 25 October after being struck by a wave. Mr Pillay’s partner, UK citizen Danielle Hooker, ...

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Female suicide bomber Ait Boulahacen ‘relaxed’ before Paris siege


Sydney: The female suicide bomber, Hasna Ait Boulahacen, who blew herself up in the Paris raid in Saint Denis was an “extrovert” who drank alcohol and appeared ” relaxed” before the siege took place.Ait Boulahcen, born in France in 1989, was nicknamed the “cowgirl” because of her love of hats, News.com.au reported. She is thought to be the cousin of Abdelhamid ...

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Australia minister Peter Dutton rejects MP’s call for Middle East refugee ban


Sydney : Australia minister Peter Dutton rejects MP’s call for Middle East refugee ban Australia’s immigration minister has rejected a call by an MP to close its borders to refugees from the Middle East, in the wake of the Paris attacks.Andrew Fraser, a conservative MP, made the call on Facebook.”Message to Malcolm Turnbull: Australia does not need Middle Eastern refugees or ...

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Wife of Australian IS recruit pleads guilty


Sydney : The wife of one of Australia’s most notorious extremists, Mohamed Elomar, has pleaded guilty to supporting overseas terrorism. Fatima Elomar, 31, was intercepted at Sydney Airport in May last year as she tried to board an international flight.Cash, camouflage gear and medical supplies were found in her luggage.In a brief court appearance, she pleaded guilty to supporting incursions into ...

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Sydney cannabis haul uncovers ‘dangerous’ power cable nest


Sydney : Australian police have seized cannabis with a street value of millions of dollars after discovering an elaborate hydroponic set-up near Sydney airport. The system, inside a warehouse, was powered by electricity allegedly stolen from a substation and routed through a nest of power boards and cables. A police spokesman called the cabling “dangerous” and said fires often broke out ...

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