Iranians deliver emphatic win for Rouhani

Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani. State television congratulated Rouhani on his victory early Saturday afternoon. The architect of Iran’s still-fragile detente with the West, he led with 58.6 per cent of the vote, compared with 39.8 per cent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, according to ...

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SWFL Round Six Results

The Collie Eagles were their own worst enemy in their 25-point win over Augusta-Margaret River on Saturday at the Collie Recreation Ground. Despite dominating much of the play all game, the Eagles’ jitters in front of goal cost them and it took them until late in the final term to seal their 7.15 (57) to 4.8 (32) win over the ...

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Men accused of killing ex-special ops cop

A former elite police officer who was allegedly murdered by two men in Melbourne has been remembered as a “beautiful” son and a talented boxer. Dean McGrath’s body was discovered at a factory in Braeside on Friday morning after one of the accused killers came forward to police. Mr McGrath, 41, was a former officer in Victoria Police’s Special Operations ...

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Royal watchers flock to get a glimpse of Pippa Middleton’s wedding

Pippa Middleton, wearing a beautiful traditional white gown, has stunned onlookers with her gorgeous look at her wedding to James Matthews. The slender bride, wearing a high-necked lace gown by British designer Giles Deacon, flexed some serious matrimonial muscle when she took her father Michael’s hand and made her way into the Berkshire church to wed multi-millionaire James Matthews. The ...

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GWS in stunning AFL win, Tigers surrender

AFL premiership favourites Greater Western Sydney stormed home on Saturday to claim an astonishing three-point win, breaking Richmond’s hearts with the help of a late score review. GWS booted the final six goals of the game at Spotless Stadium, making the most of a final-quarter capitulation from the Tigers to triumph 11.12 (78) to 10.15 (75). Footy Tipping and Fantasy ...

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It’s raining money – WA has a $4.2m Saturday Lotto winner

It’s a nice night to say inside and count your Lotto winnings. It’s been tumbling down outside for much of Saturday but for one lucky WA player it’s going to be raining money – $4.2 million of it to be exact. There was only one division one winner nationally in Saturday Lotto and the ticket was sold in WA, providing ...

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Lightning beat NSW Swifts by 14 in netball

The Lightning have accounted for the NSW Swifts by 14 points in their Super Netball showdown. The Sunshine Coast Lightning have tuned up for next week’s blockbuster Super Netball match against the table-topping Giants with a muscle-flexing 63-49 win over the NSW Swifts. Saturday night’s impressive performance for their 13th win of the season puts the Lightning temporarily in top ...

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Andrew Forrest plans his own grand design for Cottesloe’s historic Tukurua

One of Australia’s most historic properties could be almost doubled in size under plans by its owner, WA mining billionaire Andrew Forrest. Tukurua was sold for the first time in 119 years to Mr Forrest and his wife Nicola Forrest for $16 million in December 2015. Since then, Mr Forrest has housed five refugee families in the 122-year-old property, but ...

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New breed inspired by deeds of WA greats

Almost 85 years ago, South Melbourne were dubbed the ‘Swans’ as a large contingent of West Australian players in the famous ‘foreign legion’ of recruits fired the club to a third VFL premiership. If that moniker was to be passed on today, it would be handed down to Carlton, such is the strength of the Blues’ WA ties in 2017. ...

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Fresh fight opens on same-sex marriage

A fresh fight has broken out over marriage equality after the Australian Medical Association came out in support for bipartisan change. President Michael Gannon has penned letters to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten, calling for a bipartisan approach to the issue. “It is often forgotten that, at the core of this debate, are real people and ...

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