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One man dead, another in hospital after two Sydney apartment fires

A man has died and another is in hospital with severe burns after being trapped in two separate unit fires in Sydney overnight. At roughly 5am, a Fire and Rescue NSW crew pulled an unconscious man out of a smoke-filled unit in south-west Sydney on Biara Avenue, Clemton Park. The …

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It’s time to raise the age: Aboriginal children’s lives matter

The ACT government was right to respond to the overwhelming evidence that incarceration of young children is very harmful, unfair and a violation of human rights standards. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Law Centre have all recommended that Australia raises the age of criminal responsibility from …

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Trump pardons woman who praised him in convention speech

Washington: US President Donald Trump has pardoned a woman who had praised him the night before at the Republican National Convention. Trump pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had spent more than two decades serving life without parole for a non-violent drug offence. President Donald Trump said Alice Johnson had done …

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‘People are kind of disgusted’: Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s battle for black voters

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Milwaukee: On November 3, James Nash is considering doing something for the first time in his adult life: not voting in a presidential election. The Milwaukee firefighter, who is black, is “definitely not a Trump supporter”. But he is seriously underwhelmed by …

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India’s COVID-19 outbreak is now the world’s fastest-growing

During the strict lockdown from late March to late May, most of India’s COVID-19 cases were concentrated in urban areas, Bhan said. But as restrictions on interstate travel were eased, many people started moving from the cities to rural areas, bringing the virus with them. Some public hospitals have been …

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Man pleads guilty to 39 manslaughter counts in truck container case

Ronan Hughes pleaded guilty to manslaughter.Credit:Essex Police Hughes also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration of non-European Union citizens between May 1, 2018 and October 24, 2019. Hughes appeared alongside Eamonn Harrison, 23, also of County Down, Northern Ireland, who is alleged to have driven the truck’s trailer …

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Remnants of Hurricane Laura move east, leaving behind a disaster

A sense of relief prevailed that Laura was not the annihilating menace forecasters had feared, but a full assessment of the damage could take days. Entire neighbourhoods were submerged and ruined along and near the coast. Twisted sheets of metal and debris, downed trees and power lines littered nearly every …

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‘You bastards sacked me.’ When the climate sceptics arrived

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On the first day of the new Abbott government, Australia’s climate scientists got a pretty clear message. It was September 18, 2013, and within 24 hours of the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Yarralumla, the new environment minister, Greg Hunt, had …

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Focus shifts to EML as icare critics smell blood

In a submission, grocery wholesaler Metcash which pays premiums to icare, wrote: “Return to Work Rate outcomes are primarily driven by the employer, there is limited support from EML… Delays in treatment from EML unless the employer or rehab provider continuously follows up.” EY wrote, “EML case managers have a …

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Time to admit our national shame

The furnace of Phil Cleary’s rage grows brighter as the monstrous injustice suffered by his sister dims from public memory. The former footballer and federal politician believes that until we publicly acknowledge how the justice system failed Vicki and hundreds of other female murder victims, we will never truly move …

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