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7 February 2018 1:54 AM Five more men to face charges in international drug syndicate investigation

Five more men will face court on Wednesday, following ongoing federal police investigations into international drug syndicates. It takes the total number of people charged in the operation to 17, and the Australian Federal Police said further charges and arrests in the ongoing Operation Veyda investigation have not been ruled out. The five men are due to appear 11

4 January 2018 8:06 AM Australian Open 2018: Former world No.1 Andy Murray pulls out with hip injury

Andy Murray has withdrawn from this year's Australian Open, with the hip injury that forced him out of the Brisbane International failing to recover in time for him to suit up in Melbourne. Instead, the Scotsman will return home to try and find a solution to an ongoing injury that now threatens his career. In a statement, the former world number one and three-time 26

5 December 2017 3:01 AM Canberra Tennis Centre to host Australia's Fed Cup tie against Ukraine on February 10

Canberra will host Australia's best female players in a Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine in February after Tennis ACT secured its first major event at its $27 million, 32-court facility. Canberra tennis officials will build a grass centre court and practice facilities to accommodate Australian skipper Alicia Molik's request for a grass surface. The 32 courts 73

28 November 2017 11:37 PM Australia's counter-terror measures 'fuelling racism': UN committee

London: Hate speech and counter-terrorism measures may be fuelling a general rise in racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Australia, a UN committee says. Verene Shepherd, the committee's rapporteur for Australia, welcomed our progress in adopting an anti-racism strategy, appointing a race discrimination commissioner and bringing in new health and justice 96

9 November 2017 6:18 AM Nicholls courts the cuddly vote with wildlife pledge

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital would get a $900,000 boost if an LNP government wins the November 25 state election. On Thursday, Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls visited Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in the LNP-held Currumbin electorate to announce funding for the hospital. “The wildlife hospital does fantastic work saving our native wildlife,” he said. “As part of our plan to provide 56

2 November 2017 10:37 AM Prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan government

They also asked that a ninth former minister be freed and ordered to pay a bond. Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers, however, refused to show up in Madrid as summoned and remain in Belgium. Puigdemont and 19 others involved in Catalonia's rollercoaster secession push over recent weeks have been summoned to be questioned 222

2 November 2017 12:17 AM Man arrested over cold case murder of greyhound racing bookmaker Charles Skarratt

A 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of a Sydney bookmaker on Sydney's lower North Shore almost 30 years ago. The body of Charles Skarratt, 72, a well-known greyhound racing bookmaker, was discovered in the garage of his Woolwich home. Detective Chief Inspector Chris Olen said Mr Skarratt was ambushed as he got out of his car in the early 53

1 November 2017 2:10 AM Husband charged with NSW burning murder

Almost four years after a Sydney woman ran screaming from her home engulfed in a "ball of fire" her husband has been charged with murder. Kulwinder Singh, 37, was charged with the 2013 murder of Parwinder Kaur on Wednesday and will spend the night behind bars after his lawyers postponed a bail application until Thursday. Ms Kaur, 32, died in December 57

31 October 2017 9:24 PM Husband arrested over NSW woman's burning

Almost four years after his wife ran screaming from her home engulfed in a "ball of fire" a Sydney man is expected to be charged with her murder. Parwinder Kaur, 32, died in December 2013, a day after suffering full thickness burns to 90 per cent of her body at her Rouse Hill home in Sydney's northwestern suburbs. Police arrested Ms Kaur's 37-year-old 51

31 October 2017 1:50 AM Do you know these men? CCTV holds key to solving brutal murder

CLINT Starkey thought he was with a mate. Instead he was led to three men who brutally attacked and killed him. Clint Starkey was taken to the Caltex service station at Peats Ridge in NSW by a man he thought was his friend about 10pm on April 5. As many as four members of the Rebels were waiting for them. The beating was so brutal doctors initially believed 271