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El Jacko jumps at early chance

A brilliant drive by Ryan Warwick gave El Jacko the winning edge in tonight’s Pure Steel Final (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Warwick caught rivals napping when he dashed El Jacko three-wide from near last to hit the front 1600m from home. The $1.10 favourite Simba Bromac, who had been leading, had no answer to El Jacko’s sweeping move. Chris Lewis ...

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Harvey Weinstein surrenders to Manhattan police on sexual assault charges

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has officially been charged with rape, sex abuse, criminal sex act and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two women, New York police say. Weinstein had earlier surrendered himself to authorities at a New York City police station, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. ...

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Australian Barty in French Open doubt

Darren WaltonAAP Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:22AM Camera Icon Ashleigh Barty retired from her Strasbourg International semi-final with a back injury. Ashleigh Barty is racing the clock to take her place in the French Open draw after suffering a despairing setback at the Strasbourg International. Australia’s top-ranked tennis player was forced to retire from her maiden WTA clay-court singles semi-final ...

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Vulnerable plover young at high risk

A series on local birdlife by Guardian reporter Geoff Vivian The red capped plover is a bird beach-goers often walk past without noticing, as its sandy-coloured eggs are well camouflaged in simple nests scooped out of the dunes. They are easy prey for snakes and other birds, as well as humans and their vehicles and pets. Local birdwatcher Kathy Samulkiewicz ...

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UPDATE: Bushfire emergencies remain in place

Bushfire emergencies remain in Napier, Redmond, Marbellup and Elleker including the Elleker townsite. Department of Fire and Emergency Services incident controller John Tillman spoke to the media this afternoon at 3.30pm. Full transcript below Fire crews continue to work on the two main fires of concern to us, which are the Napier fire and the Redmond fire throughout this afternoon. ...

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Sea rescue seen as taxi service: vollie

Saving people stranded in the ocean can be a thankless job, according to Exmouth Volunteer Marine Rescue commander Michael “Rusty” Ellis. Mr Ellis, 59, said people often treated his sea rescue team as a “taxi service” and took the efforts of volunteers for granted. Speaking after the recent Victorian court decision to quash the jail sentences of two women who ...

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Townies crush Country side

Many thought this might be the year the Country side would hit back against Town in the annual Kununurra showdown which opened the Ord Valley Muster. Instead, it was the Townies who continued their dominance with a crushing 56-8 win recently. The Country lads had a solid opening set of six but were soon under pressure from Towns’ forward pack ...

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Australia holds Russia responsible for downing of MH17

Australia has told Russia it holds the country responsible for its direct involvement in the downing of flight MH17, the federal government says. It comes after a joint investigation team on Thursday released findings that a Russian missile was used to shoot down the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. “Australia and the Netherlands have ...

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Nun defies order to leave Philippines

The Catholic Church in the Philippines has expressed hope that authorities won’t arrest Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox who is defying an order to leave the country over her alleged involvement in anti-government political activities. A Church spokeswoman told AAP that if an appeal to the Department of Justice lodged on Friday was accepted for consideration, any attempt to force ...

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Cyclist Marcel Willimann also charged over Kings Park altercation in which driver allegedly stabbed him

7News Perth Friday, 25 May 2018 5:59PM Video A motorist has pulled out a knife after a cyclist took issue with him for driving too close A driver and cyclist accused of attacking each other in a road rage incident at Kings Park will go to trial. It’s alleged cyclist Marcel Willimann retaliated after a 76-year-old driver stabbed him. Today ...

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