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Vigil for Natalina Angok as family seeks to fly body to South Sudan

Both vigils have been organised by Melbourne women, disturbed by the killings of other young woman in the city and determined their lives will not be forgotten. Christopher Bell, accused of murdering Ms Angok, sat expressionless in court on Friday. Organiser of Friday’s vigil, Jess Gleeson, also helped arrange vigils …

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Police believe historic brutal gang rapes are linked

In that case, 18-year-old school girl Susan* was dragged into a car on Bray Street, blindfolded and gagged before being taken to an unknown property and sexually assaulted. She was dumped on Yarra Boulevard in Richmond some hours later. The incident had a profound impact on Susan’s life before she …

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Collision of two worlds creates an unlikely friendship

Cheng says the catalyst for the new book was a story she saw on the ABC a while ago about homesharing and how the collision of two very different worlds appealed. “I liked the idea of two people whose paths wouldn’t necessarily ever cross being thrust together into the intimate …

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Books That Changed Me: Amra Pajalic

Amra Pajalic’s first novel, The Good Daughter, won the Melbourne Prize for Literature’s civic choice award. She is the author of a children’s novel, Amir: Friend on Line, and was co-editor of Growing Up Muslim in Australia. Her memoir, Things Nobody Knows But Me, is published by Transit Lounge. Amra …

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Fears Victoria’s recycling woes could worsen as e-waste ban kicks in

Loading But with only eight weeks before the landfill ban kicks in, councils warn that the government has not funded enough collection sites, and that community awareness of the ban is too low. “We know for the e-waste landfill ban to be successful there needs to be a comprehensive community …

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Labor taps war chest for childcare, while Libs’ agenda bare

When Scott Morrison was pressed recently on poor inflation figures which suggest the economy is struggling, the Prime Minister turned to childcare. “The cost of childcare has fallen by 8 per cent and that follows the reforms we put in place to cap what was happening,” he said. Prime Minister …

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All eyes on Instagram as the world waits for a glimpse of Harry and Meghan’s baby

Princess Kate and Prince William smile as they show off their newborn Princess Charlotte in 2015 from The Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London.Credit:AP Rather, the new blue blood bub is expected to be introduced to the world via the Sussex’s much-scrutinised social media platforms, and only after …

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War comes to Westeros in Game of Thrones’ most anticipated clash

To give it some context,the cast were unequivocal in both their pleasure and pain after filming the long sequence. “It was the most unpleasant experience I’ve had on Thrones,” actor Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont, said. Glen’s co-star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, summed it up thus: …

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‘It’s exceptionally simple’: the case for and against pasteurising eggs

Are our eggs safe? Yes, if you cook them thoroughly or buy pasteurised egg-white products. “From a consumer’s point of view, buying a normal egg off the shelf and treating it with the respect of any raw food product [will eliminate risk],” says John Coward, Director of Egg Farmers of …

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What is Federation Square for? Melbourne’s civic centre at a crossroads

The government’s subsequent decision not to pursue the project has prompted many to consider what should now be done with it. Planning Minister Richard Wynne has suggested a rethink of strategy for the space to stop it withering away. The tourist information centre booth at Federation Square has made way …

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