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Residents evacuated as firefighters battle suspicious St Kilda blaze

Residents in St Kilda were evacuated from their homes early on Sunday morning following a suspicious fire in an an apartment complex which is currently under construction. Twenty-eight firefighters attended the blaze in Argyle Street shortly after 6am as nearby residents complained of smoke in the area. Neighbours on either …

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Police warning after 45-year-old man drowns in Hawkesbury River

Police are urging people to take care around waterways this summer, after a 45-year-old man drowned in the Hawkesbury River on Saturday evening. Investigators say that the man was swimming in the river south of the Wilberforce Road Bridge, Windsor, when he got into trouble and disappeared beneath the surface. …

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Trail of blood leads PSOs to Sunshine assault victim

A 38-year-old Sunshine man sustained head injuries and stab wounds to the abdomen during an assault in Sunshine on Saturday night. Protective Service Officers saw the victim, a 38-year-old Sunshine man, at the Sunshine Railway Station at 9.45pm, covered in blood. The victim ran from the PSOs, running along Hampshire …

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French paraglider missing in remote western NSW

Seven paragliders took off from the remote Emmdale Airstrip on Saturday, about 100 kilometres east of Wilcannia in New South Wales’ remote north west. Only six have returned. Police are now appealing for public assistance to find missing French national Peire¬†Naville. The alarm was raised when the 67-year-old did not …

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Trump announces his Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down

“John Kelly will be leaving, retiring–I don’t know if I can say retiring,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “But John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year, at the end of the year. And I appreciate his service very much.” Loading Kelly’s departure means …

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Purple reign: Perth stay top after edging out Melbourne City

City was without not just out of favour frontman Bruno Fornaroli – left out of the squad for the third successive game – but was also missing Belgian marquee man Ritchie De Laet and French midfielder Florin Berengeur, both Europeans ruled out with injuries that stopped them travelling. Coach Warren …

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Trump says prosecutors have found no evidence of Russia collusion

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday prosecutors had found no evidence of collusion with Russia despite a lengthy and costly investigation into allegations of Russian interference in his 2016 presidential election campaign. A day after US prosecutors detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help the campaign, …

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Deadly roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Kabul: A civilian vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb on Saturday, killing three civilians in western Herat province, a provincial official said. Gelani Farhad, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the three – who were from the same family – were killed in the Guzra district. No one immediately claimed …

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Chinese boys under pressure to become ‘real men’

To the club’s thinking, the alternative for the boys, ages seven to 12, is life in a society where androgynous pop idols, overprotective mothers and mostly female teachers would turn them into effeminate crybabies. On one recent Sunday afternoon, 17 boys from the Real Boys Club blocked, sprinted and tackled …

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Forgotten victims of priest sexual abuse. They were not children but could they consent?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Christine James* was 17 when she met the man who would spend years treating her like his dirty little secret. At first, she was flattered by the attention of a Catholic priest: confused yet elated that such a figure could be drawn …

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