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Amirah Droudis found guilty of murdering ex-wife of Man Haron Monis
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Amirah Droudis found guilty of murdering ex-wife of Man Haron Monis

The girlfriend of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been found guilty of murdering his ex-wife. Amirah Droudis stood trial in the New South Wales Supreme Court accused of killing the woman at a unit block in Werrington in April 2013. The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was stabbed 18 times before being doused in petrol and set alight. Monis was charged with being...


Centre stage in her own nightmare
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Centre stage in her own nightmare

In an empty Perth theatre, Xan Fraser takes the stage and tells the story of her gang rape. Having been plied with alcohol to the point of unconsciousness, Im carried by my arms and legs to a secluded bush block where Im stripped of my clothing and subjected to a litany of indecent sexual activity. Much later Im partially re-dressed, carried back to the house to an old panel van and left alo...


Police charge Melbourne man for sexually assaulting female student from Nepal

Police in Victoria have charged a young Melbourne man for sexually assaulting and stalking a 19-year old female international student from Nepal. Responding to a query from southasia.com.au, Victoria Police confirmed today that the accused was arrested on 14 October 2016 by detectives from Fawkner Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Unit. The man was charged with rape, sexual assault and stalkin...


Arrested teens 'planned IS-inspired attack' say Sydney police
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Arrested teens 'planned IS-inspired attack' say Sydney police

Police in Australia have alleged that two teenagers arrested on Wednesday were about to commit an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS). The 16-year-old boys were arrested by a counter-terrorism team in a laneway behind a Muslim prayer hall. They were allegedly carrying two bayonet-style knives purchased that day and notes pledging allegiance to IS. At a news conference, pol...


Australia weather bureau hacked by foreign spies, says report

An official report has concluded that foreign spies were behind a cyber attack on the Australian Bureau of Meteorologys computer system. The report provides new details on the 2015 attack on the BoM, which owns one of Australias largest supercomputers. The Australian Broadcasting Corp previously quoted officials blaming China for the hack, which China denied. The weather bureau produces s...


First South Australian delegation to Nepal says only way to help it rebuild is by visiting the mountain nation
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First South Australian delegation to Nepal says only way to help it rebuild is by visiting the mountain nation

For an action-oriented member of the South Australian parliament, attending fundraisers and throwing in few dollars did not feel enough to make some real contribution towards rebuilding earthquake-devastated Nepal. Jing Lee, a member of the Legislative Council, wanted to get into the real job of it and be in the thick of the Nepal rebuilding process. For her, this meant putting together a band ...


Sydney house prices rise after six months of falls, Perth and Darwin slip

New figures show property prices rose in the June quarter, with Sydney posting a rise after six months of falls, while prices fell in Perth and Darwin. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Home Price Index rose 2 per cent for the June quarter, slightly missing analyst expectation, with those polled by Reuters expecting a rise of 2.5 per cent. For the year, prices rose 4.1 per cent. In Sydn...


Australian jets involved in US-led air strike which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, Defence confirms
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Australian jets involved in US-led air strike which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, Defence confirms

Australian aircraft were involved in a US-led coalition operation which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers who were apparently mistaken for Islamic State fighters, the Defence Department has confirmed. Key points: Dozens of Syrian soldiers dead in US-led strike Defence Department says Australian jets were involved but would never intentionally target Syrian military UN Security Council ...


Convicted rapist Anjan Shrestha “fortuntely” got six years only, would’ve received more if next year
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Convicted rapist Anjan Shrestha “fortuntely” got six years only, would’ve received more if next year

The Melbourne-based Nepalese man who was jailed yesterday for raping a young woman would probably have received a jail term of around ten years if his sentencing had taken place early next year when the Victoria government would introduce a much harsher laws for serious crimes including rape, media reports indicated today. Because those changes have not yet taken place, Anjan Shrestha was sente...


Another gun amnesty on the way
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Another gun amnesty on the way

The federal government has announded there are plans under way for a national gun amnesty, following growing concerns about the rising number of guns in Australia. The timing of the amnesty, whereby guns can be handed in to authorities with out fear of prosecution, is set to be decided before the end of the year. Fairfax reports there are now more legally owned firearms in the country than b...


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