Ex-cop father, 62, 'intentionally' rams his car into crowded restaurant killing daughter

Roger Glenn Self, 62, was arrested on Sunday in Bessemer City, North Carolina Drove his car through a restaurant, killing his own daughter and daughter-in-law  Daughter Katelyn Self, 26, was a corporal with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office Daughter-in-law Amanda Self, was mother-of-three married to a police officer Roger Self is a former police officer who now works as a ...

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Model convicted of assault after wild brawl in Sydney

Stevie Bamford claimed she was raped by a tuk tuk driver in Thailand in 2012 The then 21-year-old later said she had made up the story and was charged Bamford was jailed for 15 days in a Thai prison for making a false rape claim The now 26-year-old was arrested in a wild brawl in Sydney on Sunday night Bamford ...

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Victorian woman scores $9.6 million after winning Set For Life Lotto twice

It’s the kind of luck most of us couldn’t possibly even dream of – but for one Victorian woman it’s very real after she won the lucrative Set For Life lottery twice. The Langwarrin mum, aged in her 40s, bought two tickets for Set For Life for her 19th wedding anniversary. One ticket was of her, the other identical one ...

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Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia 'illegally'

Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year’s Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia has warned it will deport those who stay in the country illegally, after dozens of competitors – including many from Africa – disappeared from the competition. ...

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Alan Jones case: broadcaster tells court he had ‘no scientific evidence’ for claims

Alan Jones Jones, who is being sued for defamation by Wagner family, stands by assertion quarry wall’s collapse caused deaths Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Alan Jones is being sued for defamation by the Wagner family over comments he made during radio broadcasts. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/AAP ...

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Labor’s Ged Kearney says indefinite offshore immigration detention 'shameful'

Labor party MP says in first speech to parliament that Australia cannot afford ‘ongoing cost to national psyche’ • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Labor MP Ged Kearney used her first speech to parliament to telegraph her intention to work towards a ‘humane refugee policy’. Photograph: ...

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Almost 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seek asylum in Australia

Australian immigration and asylum Senate estimates hears 205 people have bridging visas and 190 of them have applied for protection • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Flag bearers in the opening ceremony Commonwealth Game on the Gold Coast on 4 April. Senators have been told 255 ...

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Far-right activists who invaded mass would be charged with terrorism if Muslim, rector says

New South Wales Father Rod Bower says his church was probably targeted over support for refugees and inclusive stance towards Muslims Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Protestors entered Gosford Anglican church and disrupted a mass. Photograph: Rod Bower The rector of Gosford Anglican church has said ...

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Who will be the Celebrity Restaurant Defalcator of the Year? | First Dog on the Moon

Industrial relations Opinion Who will be the Celebrity Restaurant Defalcator of the Year? First Dog on the Moon The winner will be treated like a hero on TV even though they are sometimes ripping off low paid workers! Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog ...

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Former NSW prison officer admits lying to cover up inmate bashing

Prisons Terrence Walker tells corruption inquiry guards needed to ‘clean the mess up’ after prisoner was injured at Lithgow in 2014 • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Prison officers are accused of using unwarranted force on an inmate at Lithgow in 2014. Photograph: Jonny Weeks for ...

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