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Bali nine families make final desperate pleas after saying goodbye to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran


In heartbreaking scenes played out live on television, the families of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan last night begged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of their loved ones, following their final goodbyes.With the Bali nine ringleaders due to face the firing squad about midnight (3am AEST time), Sukumaran’s sister Brintha wailed with grief, begging for her brother’s ...

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House, parked cars hit by police car allegedly driven by handcuffed man


Sydney: A man handcuffed and in the back of a marked police car has allegedly been able to clamber over to the driver’s seat for an unsuccessful attempt at freedom.Instead, the suspect will be refused bail to appear in Maitland Local Court on Monday after allegedly crashing into two parked cars before ripping out the awning of an Ashtonfield house ...

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Man dies after falling from Darling Point apartment building


Sydney : A man has died after falling from the 12th floor of a building in Sydney’s east on Monday morning.Emergency services were called to an apartment building on Darling Point Road, near New South Head Road, at 11.18am. “Initial investigations have led police to believe the man fell from the building,” a police spokeswoman said. The man had not ...

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Gallipoli centenary: Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day


Australia and New Zealand have been remembering soldiers from the two countries who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War One. A series of events on Saturday marked the centenary of the Allied attack on the Gallipoli peninsula.A dawn service was held at the landing. The two countries later remembered their dead at battlefield services.More than 11,400 of Australian ...

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At least 50 ICAC findings in doubt following High Court Cunneen ruling


At least 50 findings made by the Independent Commission Against Corruption over the past decade have been thrown into doubt by a High Court ruling on the watchdog’s powers, including findings against a barrister and a solicitor who misled courts in criminal cases. Premier Mike Baird will meet ICAC Commissioner Megan Latham this week amid the fallout from the High ...

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