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19 September 2017 8:01 AM Melbourne grandmother dies on Thai holiday

A Melbourne grandmother who drowned in the surf while on holiday in Thailand has been remembered by her colleagues as "a true people person". Barbara Fistrovic, 65, was swimming at Phuket's Kamala Beach on Sunday when she was overwhelmed by powerful waves, the Phuket News reported on Monday. Lifeguards pulled her unconscious from the water but were unable 12

19 September 2017 4:52 AM Rohingya refugees: Aung San Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Myanmar

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law. Ms Suu Kyi, in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on August 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, said Myanmar 13

19 September 2017 3:54 AM Stabbed mother Lanell Latta looked after son charged with killing her

THE mum found dead in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches, cared for and protected her son. He’s now been charged with her murder. LANELL Latta cared for her son at a psychiatric facility on Sydney’s northern beaches before he allegedly murdered her, friends exclusively told news.com.au. Friends spoke of Ms Latta’s “beautiful soul” a day after she was found 13

18 September 2017 11:39 PM ‘It’s not okay to be homophobic’: Canberra contractor sacked for ‘vote no’ Facebook post

BUSINESS owner Madlin Sims noticed her staff member was against same-sex marriage. She reacted by firing them. Madlin Sims, who runs a party entertainment company in Canberra, said she was taking a stand on the issue, likening it to employing a staff member who posted racist material online. The sacked contractor was a woman who took photos of events 16

18 September 2017 10:23 AM Connie’s last moments: ‘She went out on top’

SAMUEL Johnson has opened up for the first time about his sister’s final moments in an emotional interview on The Project. The live interview followed a private funeral for Connie, which Samuel said went perfectly. “It seems weird to apply the word ‘perfect’ to a funeral, but it was perfect.” Samuel said “all things considered” he was doing “really well”, and assured 17

18 September 2017 7:46 AM Ex-RSL boss details eye-watering expenses

The former boss of the NSW RSL has admitted spending the charity's funds on his mortgage as well as family phone bills, flights, meals and accommodation in his presidential suite at a Sydney hotel. Don Rowe headed the NSW-based veterans' support arm from 2003 until he stepped down in late 2014, for reasons at the time attributed to ill health. In fact, he was given 18

18 September 2017 2:20 AM Woman’s body found in home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward

The body of woman, believed to have been murdered, has been found at a northern beaches home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward. The woman aged in her 50s, who was renting the home in Marine Parade Avalon with her son, was found dead about 10.30am this morning. Police said they had received reports she had suffered injuries. Her son, who was living in the garage 25

17 September 2017 11:18 PM Girl, 8, dies of flu in Melbourne hospital

Victoria's deadly flu season has claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl and people have been warned not to dismiss symptoms as "simply a cold". The girl, who has not been publicly identified, died at Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully in Melbourne's outer-east on Friday, a health department spokesperson said. Six residents at a Tasmanian nursing 17

17 September 2017 2:06 PM Literacy and numeracy check for Year 1 should replace NAPLAN, Government panel says

A Government-appointed panel has recommended the national rollout of a new literacy and numeracy test for all Year 1 students. The panel was appointed by Education Minister Simon Birmingham earlier this year to investigate options for Year 1 screening. Panel chair Jennifer Buckingham from the Centre for Independent Studies said testing needed to be age-appropriate 12

17 September 2017 7:31 AM London Tube attack: Man arrested following a police raid in Surrey

POLICE have arrested a 21-year-old man on the outskirts of London, hours after an 18-year-old was caught at Dover. A 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, in outer west London, at 11.50pm on Saturday night local time, the Met said. The suspect was taken to a south London police station for questioning and remains in custody, police revealed on Sunday 30