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Beijing punishes Cathay for pilot protest in Hong Kong

Under his bail conditions, the pilot is permitted to continue to work and must submit his work roster to the Hong Kong court. Loading Cathay Pacific told local media it was taking the safety notice issued by the regulator seriously. The airline was founded in 1946 in Shanghai by Australian …

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El Paso suspect said he was targeting Mexicans, police reveal

The El Paso rampage was one of two mass shootings to occur within a day. Just hours later, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people before police officers shot and killed him. Crusius has been in jail since surrendering. Authorities say he has been cooperative and has answered their …

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White-bred terrorist: the making of a killer

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size In the end, it came down to this: a mattress and a black bookshelf, a colander and a dish rack, a few battered suitcases and a broken electric fan. A bottle of Steinlager and a family pack of Bluebird potato chips. A …

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Beijing rattles the sabre at Hong Kong. But when, or will, they intervene?

Hundreds of lawyers opted for a silent march through city streets to decry what they said were politically-motivated prosecutions, designed to scare people. The arrest for buying a gadget sold readily at street stalls outraged students, who promptly bought hundreds more. They gathered at the smooth white dome of the …

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Why we published our story on the accused Christchurch terrorist

The cover of Good Weekend. At what point does someone decide to become a mass killer? This is the confronting question Nick O’Malley, Tim Barlass and Patrick Begley set out to answer as they pieced together the life of Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian who killed 51 and injured 49 …

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Extremists feed off each other to recruit and spread their propaganda

“It’s the same type of hype-generating celebration you see by ISIS supporters after an attack like [mass shootings in] San Bernardino or Orlando. “Jihadists always keep up with any bit of world news they can capitalise on, and have shared news of the El Paso attack on their different channels. …

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Family defends Trump, who gave thumbs-up in photo with El Paso orphan

Some criticised the President’s facial expression and thumbs-up at such a sombre moment and questioned why the infant was photographed with a leader whom some blame for inciting the violence that killed his parents. Loading But Anchondo strongly rejects that view of the shootings and said he did not want …

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England name Archer, Leach for second Ashes Test

His ineffectiveness came under scrutiny after fellow off-spinner Nathan Lyon took 6-49 which helped to lift Australia into a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series. The all-rounder also contributed just four runs with the bat and his recent run of low scores has seen his average dip below 30, prompting …

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