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21 September 2017 6:31 AM Over $120,000 raised as Bernardi backlash prompts flood of donations to school's 'wear a dress' day

An outraged tweet from Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi over a primary school's fundraising drive has resulted in it raising more than $120,000 — far exceeding the school's original target of $900. Senator Bernardi took issue with Craigburn Primary School's involvement in the Do It In A Dress campaign, where students at the Adelaide foothills 19

20 September 2017 6:55 PM Mexico City earthquake: Rescuers in harrowing school search amid destruction as toll hits 224

Rescue workers are scrambling through piles of rubble in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, amid hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation. Three survivors were found at around midnight as volunteer rescue teams known as "moles" crawled deep under the rubble 26

19 September 2017 6:50 AM Pilot and trainee lucky to escape crash with minor injuries after plane lands in West Hoxton paddock

A TRAINING pilot and his student have miraculously suffered only minor injuries after their plane crashed in a West Hoxton paddock about 3pm this afternoon. Early reports suggest the PA-28 Cherokee took off from Bankstown Airport this afternoon, but the pilot issued a mayday call shortly afterwards and crashed into bushland near Moondarra Dr about 3pm. NSW Ambulance 41

19 September 2017 3:23 AM Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

SHOCKING images have shown in terrifying force how and why an island nation is out of sight at the storm’s “complete mercy”. As Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica, its prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, found himself in the eye of the beast’s path. The hurricane has surged into the eastern 35

18 September 2017 12:47 AM Flu death Melbourne: Child dies from illness

The young girl died at the Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully on Friday. The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the girl’s death this morning, but had not been aware of further serious cases of the flu at schools. Health Minister Jill Hennessy has urged Victorians to be alert to symptoms of the illness. She told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell 49

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 5:36 AM ACT's Wyll Holland called into Australian schoolboys rugby squad but UK tour canned

The outgoing St Edmunds captain and No. 8 could follow in the footsteps of his older brothers Jake (2009) and Lewis (2010) in being selected for the Australian schoolboys. The trio could become the fourth set of brothers to represent the Australian schoolboys, following the famous Ella's [Mark, Gary and Glen], Faingaa's [Saia, Anthony and Colby] and Lucas' 13

17 September 2017 3:33 AM Same-sex marriage No campaign launches; 'Vote No' sprawled in Sydney skies

Opponents of same-sex marriage have officially launched the No campaign, saying they are on the "right side of legal and moral history". Last night Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi asked No supporters to be "vigilant" at an event launching the Coalition for Marriage's campaign at the Sydney Convention Centre. A new TV ad was played at the event 14

16 September 2017 5:09 AM Biggest same-sex marriage myths dispelled

BY NOW most Australians should have received their postal surveys asking them whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. Recent surveys suggest 65 per cent of Australians intend to take part in the survey, which is not compulsory. Of these 70 per cent said they would support gay marriage. While many have already made their decision, questions are still 57

14 September 2017 8:11 AM Fire tears through Malaysia Islamic school dormitory, killing 23

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit "shouldn't have been there." Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror 25