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Wild weather subsides in Melbourne but more rain on the way

Commuters were left stranded at Flinders Street Station after a late afternoon storm saw flooding in parts of the CBD. Credit:Max Wilkins In the last three days SES has responded to over 1500 calls for help, mostly for flooding. “Over 600 of those were for flooding and almost 500 were …

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Sydney motorists using mobile phones will be snaped in camera trial

Motorists using the M4 motorway in Sydney’s west and Anzac Parade in the city’s east who illegally use mobile phones while driving will from January be identified using new high-tech camera systems. Roads Minister Melinda Pavey announced on Sunday an Australian company had been selected to install the systems. The …

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Australia’s Porter injures shoulder as cycling world champs loom

Porter is a key member of the men’s team pursuit squad, which will be one of the best gold medal hopes for Australia at the Tokyo Olympics. Australian cycling great Brad McGee famously won bronze in the individual pursuit at the Sydney Olympics, only 17 days after having a metal …

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Hunt on for escaped prisoners in Brisbane

Two women who were reported missing overnight have escaped a Brisbane correctional facility. Police said Jade Hucman, 26, and Chloe Peterson, 27 who are prisoners at the Helana Jones Community Correctional Centre in Albion, were reported missing from the centre around 10pm on Saturday. Hucman is serving nine months for …

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Inner-west getaway after 4WD slams police car to avoid breath test

A few minutes later, the 4WD crashed into a parked car at Quick Street, Rozelle. But the driver got away, and as at 7.30am on Sunday had not been found. Sniffer dogs, helicopters as well as the public order and riot squad were used on Saturday night to attempt to …

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Pressure back on Liverpool as Man City knock off Everton

Sergio Aguero was also back on the bench after his thigh problem although Jesus proved the perfect deputy with a sharp left-footed finish in the 22nd minute and a 50th-minute header to register his first Premier League goals since August. City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted with the Brazilian’s performance. …

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Homicide squad detectives investigate after woman found dead in South Melbourne

Homicide squad detectives are investigating the death of a woman in South Melbourne. Emergency services were called to the Park Steet address about 6pm on Saturday night where she was found with fatal injuries. Four men are assisting police with their inquiries. Police are working to understand the circumstances of …

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Interior Secretary Zinke stepping down, says Trump

Washington: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said on Saturday. Trump, in tweeting Zinke’s departure, said the former Montana congressman “accomplished much during his tenure” and that …

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Kookaburras lose heart-breaking World Cup semi-final shootout

The Kookaburras have missed their shot at an historic third straight World Cup title after losing a heartbreaking semi-final to Netherlands by 4-3 in a shootout. After scores were locked 2-2 at regular time, the shootout went to sudden death after both teams only converted three of their opening five …

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Two teen migrants caught crossing Mediterranean on truck tyre

Madrid: Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tyre. The service says that its rescue craft took aboard the two teenagers on Saturday after it was alerted to their plight. The service didn’t specify …

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