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7 September 2017 9:56 AM What We Know About the Masyaf Compound Where Assad Is Accused of Making Chemical Weapons

Syria has claimed that Israeli jets bombed a government military compound Thursday, killing two people, but the facility near Masyaf, in Homs Province, is no ordinary base: it is where a Western intelligence service and monitoring groups believe Bashar Al-Assad is developing a chemical weapons stockpile in violation of a 2013 commitment. The airstrike 25

6 September 2017 4:54 PM Richmond star Dustin Martin’s dad may be locked out of Australia by new law

Dustin Martin's father may not be able to see his son play finals footy or maybe win a Brownlow medal after a new law was pushed through that would keep Shane Martin from returning to Australia. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has reportedly pushed through an amendment to the Migration Act to stop Mr Martin, and up to 20 other people, whose visas have been cancelled 15

4 September 2017 3:12 AM Singer Paulini Curuenavuli fronts court over fake licence bribery charge

Singer Paulini has pleaded guilty to bribing a government employee at Mount Druitt Local Court in Sydney’s west today. The Australian Idol favourite and The Bodyguard star entered the plea in relation to one charge of corruptly giving a benefit for an agent after she paid an RMS employee to give her a fake driver’s licence. Paulini, whose full name is Paulini 35

11 August 2017 6:13 PM The sun goes down in the west – a dark day for Australian rugby

The longest 72 hours in the history of Australian rugby has ended with the ARU finally announcing that it will “discontinue” the Force as the Super Rugby competition reverts to 15 teams from 2018. If this was to mark the end of one of the sorriest chapters in Australian rugby that would be bad enough, but the likelihood for Australian rugby fans is that there 155 1

11 August 2017 9:30 AM Force cut from Super Rugby: Coverage of ARU press conference

THE Western Force are set to take the Australian Rugby Union to court after being axed from the Super Rugby competition. The ARU won their arbitration hearing against RugbyWA on Friday, and immediately announced they will be axing the Force. But the saga isn’t about to end, with RugbyWA releasing a statement saying they will consider bringing urgent 40

10 August 2017 9:26 PM Paulini could face jail time over bribery charges

Dicko apologies to Paulini after gold dress comment in 20032:43 This morning Sunshine Coast radio station Hot91.1's Breakfast Show Dave, Sam and Ash had Ian 'Dicko' Dickson and Mark Holden apologise to Paulini 14 years later for telling her to "get a new wardrobe or shed some pounds" on Australian Idol in 2003. AUSTRALIAN singer Paulini Curuenavuli has been allegedly 46

10 August 2017 1:45 PM Grattan on Friday: Shorten’s campaigning in postal ballot might help protect a vulnerable Turnbull

The risk of armed conflict between North Korea and the United States has moved a scary step closer in the last few days, with Donald Trump’s belligerent threat of “fire and fury” against Pyongyang and its counter-threat of a missile strike near Guam. The world - and our region in particular – is at a new and very high level of anxiety. But despite the escalating 19

10 August 2017 3:06 AM Customs officers suspected of passing information to alleged crime figures

Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt Customs officers have been charged as part of a series of raids targeting organised crime figures in Australia and Dubai this week. Customs official Craig Richard Eakin and former Customs employee Johayna Merhi were charged this week with corruption offences over an alleged tobacco smuggling ring. Documents 18

10 August 2017 2:01 AM Customs officers charged over alleged tobacco smuggling ring linked to crime family

Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt Customs officers have been charged as part of a series of raids targeting organised crime figures in Australia and Dubai this week. Customs official Craig Richard Eakin and former Customs employee Johayna Merhi were charged this week with corruption offences over an alleged tobacco smuggling ring. Documents 22

9 August 2017 3:17 AM Postal vote: Labor and marriage equality lobby must decide how to handle ballot

When it comes to the Liberals and same-sex marriage, each "solution" seems to lead to a new problem. Tony Abbott's plebiscite became bad news for Malcolm Turnbull; now Mr Turnbull's postal vote — to ask people: "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?" — is mired in controversy even before it is formally launched. To be able to conduct 22