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Police use tear gas as thousands protest for ninth week in France

Around the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs Elysees boulevard, riot police fired water cannon and tear gas at militant protesters after being pelted with stones and paint, witnesses said. Groups of protesters also gathered on and around the Champs Elysees, the scene of disturbances in …

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Flashback 1939: Black Friday bush fires devastate Victoria

Whole Family Lost Near Noojee Amazing Escapes from Flames (From Our Special Reporters) Proving to be the most appalling bush fires in the history of Australia, the Victorian outbreaks have now resulted in the deaths of 64 persons, a total of 35 being added to the list over the weekend. …

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Man airlifted with gunshot wound after hunting trip

A man has been airlifted after suffering an accidental gunshot wound to the chest in a hunting incident in Queensland’s Southern Downs. An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue spokeswoman said the man in his 20s was climbing off a quad bike when another person in the group accidentally discharged a firearm on …

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Perth mother charged after allegedly feeding her baby bleach

Her baby was born 14 weeks premature and suffers from Pierre Robin syndrome, a condition which affects a baby’s ability to breath and eat, requiring 24-hour care. The boy required a feeding tube in his throat. He was rushed to the Perth Children’s Hospital to be treated for poisoning, however, he …

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Magistrate’s misconduct: Dominique Burns latest judicial officer referred to Parliament

She is due to face Parliament in the next session, some time after the NSW election in March. The Judicial Commission conduct division – comprised of Justice Anthony Payne, Judge Roger Dive and former NSW police commissioner Ken Moroney – found Ms Burns had demonstrated misbehaviour and incapacity which could …

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Chinese telco Huawei sacks accused ‘spy’ detained in Poland

Wang and a former Polish security official were detained by the Polish intelligence agency on Friday in Poland. The Chinese ministry of foreign affairs said it was “highly concerned” about the arrest. Some Chinese media commentators had warned in the nationalistic Global Times of coordination between Poland and the United …

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Man charged after stealing more than 100 water meters over two years

A man is facing 174 stealing charges after pocketing about $10,000 from selling water meters he had stolen south of Brisbane for the past two years, police will allege. He had been stealing water meters from unit blocks, homes and businesses in the Logan area since 2017 and had sold them …

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Socceroos defender confirms switch to Saudi powerhouse

“I’m very happy and very honoured to be part of a big club,” Degenek said in a video posted by the Asian Champions League contenders. “The biggest club in Asia – I’m looking forward to seeing all the fans, meeting all my teammates.” Loading Serbian news outlets reported before the …

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Police investigate whether illegal racing caused serious crash in Melbourne’s south-east

A teenage boy and two girls were also in the car, and while they were not seriously injured, they were also taken to hospital to be monitored. Police are now appealing for information and dash cam footage. They have specifically requested to speak with the occupants of a red hatchback …

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Salah keeps Liverpool top, Arsenal’s road woes continue

Arsenal’s defeat means they have now won just one of their last seven matches on the road in the Premier League. If Manchester United beat third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday, they can draw level on 41 points with Arsenal. There was no such slip-up from Liverpool, even if …

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