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Syrian army advances as Russia, allies position for US pullout

The question after the US withdrawal is “who fills the power vacuum and carries out the fight against terrorist organisations”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday, referring both to Islamic State and to the YPG. Loading On Friday, Syrian forces moved into areas between Turkish troops and Kurdish-held positions …

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‘Bring him home’: Community rallies around family after Bali death

“Unfortunately their travel insurance won’t adequately cover accidental death or repatriation. “We are asking for help to bring him home, whatever you can spare, to ease this strain on Ebony and Chris’ family.” The original goal was to collect $15,000 in donations but by Saturday morning, less than 24 hours …

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Dutton wants IS terrorist Prakash to serve lengthy jail time in Turkey

Loading Following a tip-off from Australian authorities, Turkish law enforcement arrested Prakash in October 2016 trying to cross the border from Syria. He is the subject of an Australian government extradition request for his service with the terror group. Under laws introduced in 2015, the government can strip dual nationals …

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Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash stripped of Australian citizenship

Under laws introduced in 2015, the government can strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship for involvement in terrorism. Prakash is understood to have Fijian citizenship through his father. Loading In a statement, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Islamic State is “opposed to Australia’s rights and liberties, interests, values, …

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Man suffers head injuries after violent attack in Brisbane’s south

A man has been struck on the head, back and hands by multiple people with a weapon before his phone and wallet were stolen in a violent attack at Loganlea. Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.Credit:Glenn Hunt Police said the man was walking on Coral Street about …

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P-plate driver detected at 189 kilometres an hour in 100 zone

The ACT’s top traffic cop has blasted the behaviour of a P-plate driver who was caught travelling nearly 90 kilometres an hour over the speed limit, saying it was sheer dumb luck the teenager hadn’t killed someone. In a statement, ACT Policing said officers conducting speed checks on the Majura …

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Human rights advocate under fire in case of Arab princess who claimed abduction

This week, the government of Dubai released photos of Sheikha Latifa, 33, with Robinson, a former UN high commissioner for human rights and a former president of Ireland, taken in Dubai on Dec. 15. In a statement, the emirate referred to unspecified “false allegations” and said Robinson had received assurances …

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Boxing Day Test day four LIVE: India remain in the driver’s seat despite awful second innings start

G’day and welcome to our day four blog of the third Test between Australia and India. We have an interesting day ahead and there is every chance the match could be wrapped up by stumps. India lead by 346 runs with five wickets in hand and one gets the feeling …

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Police hunt handbag thief after four incidents in Brisbane’s south

She was taken to hospital for treatment of a possible fracture to her wrist and abrasions. A third incident was reported 10 minutes later on Turton Street at Sunnybank after another woman had her handbag stolen and received minor injuries during the incident. Five minutes later at 10.45pm in the …

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‘Didn’t want to listen to the nagging’: Woman lets 13-year-old drive car

A 13-year-old boy has been caught driving without a licence in northern Victoria after he was allowed behind the wheel to stop his “nagging”. The car was travelling down Echuca Road in Mooroopna, near Shepparton,  about 7.15 Friday evening when police pulled the vehicle over for a random breath test. However, …

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