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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop renews MH17 pledge to families

Julie Bishop rang Maz Maslin this week, reminding him she still intended to keep her promise to his family four years ago — that those responsible for the death of his three children would be brought to justice. The Foreign Minister is convinced justice for Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, eight — as well as the other 295 people ...

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Cyclone Mekunu kills nine in Yemen, Oman

Two people, including a child, have been killed and three others are missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country. The three missing were Asian nationals, state news agency ONA reported on Saturday. Mekunu started to weaken to a tropical storm in Oman and authorities began clearing operations on ...

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Aussie NHL star looks to win in Vegas

The long, difficult path Nathan Walker has skated from Sydney’s Sutherland Shire to Las Vegas for the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup finals is one of Australia’s great sporting stories. There have been dark times in distant lands, a broken neck, a torn knee ligament and other crippling injuries. Walker does not dwell on them. “It’s pretty exciting times right ...

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Wealthy backers vent ‘disgust’ at WA Liberal Party’s decision not to tackle Perth by-election

THE WA Liberal Party’s fundraising arm, The 500 Club, has expressed “disgust, disappointment and anger”, at a decision not to run a candidate in the seat of Perth in the Super Saturday by-elections, warning there will be dire financial repercussions as a result of the no-show. The 500 Club chairwoman Kate O’Hara, in a letter sent to Liberal Party president ...

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West Coast Eagles to move on coach Adam Simpson’s contract

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson is in line to receive an early contract extension on the back of the Eagles’ barnstorming start to the season. Simpson, whose current deal runs until the end of next season, has piloted West Coast to eight straight victories to make a mockery of widespread pre-season predictions the Eagles would slide down the table in ...

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Don't want to revisit Joyce saga: minister

Cabinet ministers have refused to buy into reports the $150,000 from Barnaby Joyce and his partner Vikki Campion’s tell-all interview will go to their baby. But one has warned the Turnbull government’s doesn’t want to revisit the saga which dominated headlines for weeks. An industry insider has told News Corp the money from the sit-down TV interview will be held ...

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Bale sinks Liverpool as Madrid win again

A sensational overhead goal from Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale and two calamitous errors by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius gave the Spanish side a third straight Champions League crown with a 3-1 win. Bale came on just past the hour with the score at 1-1 and after three minutes produced an astonishing bicycle kick finish and then netted with a ...

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Travel ban snares more owing child support

A record number of parents who have outstanding child support debts are being stopped from travelling abroad, resulting in $10.4 billion being recouped. In the first 10 months of this financial year, departure prohibition orders resulted in 358 being stopped at a departure gate – eclipsing the previous peak of 333 people – and where they were given the choice ...

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Road runs to deeper mysteries

Detective Jay Swan’s reputation as a one-man force of redemption precedes him as he drives into the fictional outback town of Patterson. The Aboriginal copper, played by Aaron Pedersen, is the main character in the TV spin-off of writer and director Ivan Sen’s film Mystery Roadfrom 2013 and goes by the same title. The six-part series, filmed in Kununurra and ...

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Ricciardo on Monaco pole after record lap

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has dominated every stage of qualifying to put Red Bull on pole position for Formula One’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix in track record time. Ricciardo, in blistering form since Thursday practice around the streets of the tiny Mediterranean principality, made sure of the top slot for his team’s 250th race start with a quickest lap of one ...

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