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Baird remembers flood victims and veterans

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Sydney, 25 April 2015: New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has acknowledged soldiers past and present – including two who lost their lives in the recent floods – at an Anzac ceremony in Sydney’s Hyde Park.Diggers Colin Webb, 79 and Brian Wilson, 72, had plans to march with their fellow war veterans on Anzac Day, when flash floods ripped through ...

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Gallipoli reveals ‘nation of character’


Sydney, 25 April 2015: Gallipoli revealed to the world that Australia and New Zealand were nations of values supported by men and women of the greatest character, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove has told the national Anzac centenary commemoration.Fresh off an aircraft from New Zealand where he attended a dawn service in Wellington, Sir Peter told the large crowd in front of ...

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Police hunt gunman after 23-year-old shot dead in Horsley Park


A GUNMAN remains on the loose after a fatal shooting in Sydney’s west last night.The 23-year-old male victim was shot dead at a home in Horsley Park just before midnight.Large sections of Horsley Drive in both directions running from the M7 to Ferrers Road were cordoned off while police searched into the early hours of this morning, The Daily Telegraph ...

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Ashmore man charged with impersonating a soldier


A MAN who dressed as an Australian Defence Force commando while buying food from a fast-food store has been arrested and charged after an eagle-eyed RAP officer noticed errors in his uniform.RAP Senior Sergeant Stewart Reid said the man was inside the Robina McDonalds store in an Australian Army uniform when a RAP officer noticed he was wearing badges in ...

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Australians held in Turkey over IS fears

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PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australians have been detained in Turkey, apparently trying to sneak into Syria to join Islamic State. MR Abbott didn’t go into details.He said Australians had been detained in Turkey “from time to time” but to say more would involve discussion of operational matters. The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported on Friday that two suspected Australian ...

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