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Coroner to hear Victorian death in custody ‘should never have happened’

In court, her grief-stricken family and their legal representatives, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, will raise serious concerns about her treatment by police, public transport and ambulance workers. Ms Day’s family wants to know exactly what happened in the hours between Ms Day’s arrest at Castlemaine train station, and the …

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Sixty-seven Mr Fluffy houses still standing in Canberra

The government published details of all 1023 asbestos-affected homes in 2015, but the new register marks the first time the public will be told which properties were bulldozed and which remain standing. Home owners in the remaining properties were sent a letter informing them of the decision in late October. …

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A toddler needs extremely rare blood to beat cancer. The world is helping her find it

“And that’s when it became more of an alert,” Mughal said. Now, the toddler is at the centre of a worldwide search to find donors with the same extremely rare blood who can help her, a battle dependent on statistics and probabilities that her parents have become all too familiar with. …

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Shania Twain comes on over for first Brisbane show in 19 years

Listening to Twain’s blockbuster vocal performance, it was hard to comprehend there was a time she thought Lyme disease had damaged her vocal cords beyond repair. The effervescent 53-year-old drew crowds in with hits such as You’re Still the One and From This Moment On and had them dancing in their …

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Knights forward Yates headed to Super League

Promoted English Super League club London Broncos have signed Knights forward Luke Yates. Yates, 23, who plays both prop and lock, joins the Londoners on a one-year deal. London calling: Luke Yates is heading to the Super League after signing a one-year deal with the Broncos.Credit:Jonathan Carroll Broncos coach Danny …

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Parts of state to hit 40, hottest Melbourne day since January on way

“It does look like a hot night. Those moderate to to fresh northerly winds continue overnight for Melbourne and keep the temperature up, continuing to drag warm air from inland across the city. It will only dip to 25 degrees overnight on Thursday before the mercury starts to rise again. “There’s …

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‘Yup go for it’: Facebook gave some companies preferential data access

Facebook gave some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, preferential access to user data in 2015 as it limited services for most others, according to company emails and presentations released by a British politician. The 223 pages of communication from 2012 to 2015 between high-level Facebook employees, including founder and Chief …

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Russia is trying to undermine confidence in US justice system: experts

By contrast, Russia’s apparent attempts to use similar tactics of spreading propaganda and disinformation on social media platforms to corrode the legitimacy of the US judicial system have drawn much less scrutiny from policymakers. The Mueller probe has been targeted. Pictured, Ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian …

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Boomers, Opals to get a 25 per cent revenue slice

The player revenue share could prove to be a substantial sum next year as it includes the two Team USA v Boomers games at Marvel Stadium. “The revenue share is based on the events that are run and there are some pretty landmark events next year,” Holmes said. “Then that …

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A fine imagining of Philip Reeve’s dystopian universe

The latest example is Mortal Engines from Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital. It’s an adaptation from a graphic novel by British writer-cartoonist Philip Reeve and it takes us 1600 years into the future and drops us into a Europe still trying to recover from a disaster known as the Sixty Minute …

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