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German authorities expect further arrests in the coming days as they investigate a far-right group prosecutors say was preparing to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader.A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained, according to German prosecutors.
Australians seeking power price relief for Christmas will be eager to hear the outcomes from a key energy meeting between federal, state and territory leaders.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet virtually with premiers and chief ministers for national cabinet on Friday to discuss how to ease pressures on households struggling with soaring energy costs.
Tightly wrapped human remains have been discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex, sparking a police investigation.The body was found partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the Alderley Avenue building in Brisbane's north on Wednesday morning, police said.
Gracie Piscopo had remained quiet since the father of her young son, Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, was charged with killing his mum. See what she has now had to say.
Raising the age of criminal responsibility will be high on the agenda as attorneys-general from across Australia meet for the second time this year.Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will on Friday meet with his state and territory counterparts to discuss Australia's justice system and potential areas of reforms, particularly regarding the age of criminal responsibility.
Flood-affected tourism operators along the Murray River are open for business and want to spread the word to holiday-makers.At Echuca on the Victorian-NSW border, Campaspe Lodge owner David Connally said businesses were facing cancellations and trepidation from tourists.
Rideshare company Uber will pay a $21 million fine after admitting it overestimated fees for services and advertised a possible cancellation fee that it never charged.The fine is $5 million less than the one proposed by Uber and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which took the rideshare giant to the Federal Court over misleading and deceptive practices.
A man who allegedly stalked three teenagers in a Sydney shopping centre told police he wanted to have sex with the girls and get a girlfriend, a court has been told.Timothy James Deramore Denver, 37, faced Manly Local Court on Wednesday, a day after being arrested for allegedly pinching the bottom of a 17-year-old girl in Westfield Warringah Mall in Brookvale.
Bruce Lehrmann is preparing to launch defamation proceedings after the criminal charges against him were dropped.Former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins accused Mr Lehrmann of raping her inside the Parliament House office of the minister who they both worked for in 2019.
Welfare officers at Tasmania Police lacked knowledge and understanding about post-traumatic stress disorder, the former partner of a sergeant who took his own life has told an inquest.The death of much-loved Sergeant Robert Cooke, 49, in 2020 is one of four police officer suicides being examined by the inquest.
Ash Barty's on-court heroics and off-court humility have been recognised again after she became just the third athlete to win the coveted The Don Award for a second time.Barty shocked the tennis world in March when she announced her retirement at the age of 25 - less than two months after winning the Australian Open.
Michael Reynolds/EPA/AAPForeign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington, DC, on December 6. While there is notable continuity with last year’s agenda, this year’s AUSMIN clearly bears the Albanese government’s foreign and defence policy imprint – one that has a receptive audience in the Biden administration. Wi
Nepal is facing fresh political uncertainty after a vote count of the general elections held last month delivered a hung parliament, leaving the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress two seats short of a majority.Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's NC emerged as the largest party with 89 out of a total of 275 seats in the federal parliament while the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) came a close second with 78 seats, Election Commission figures showed on Wedne
A local doctor wheeled out by NSW Labor to run in a key Sydney seat has withdrawn his candidacy.Ryde doctor Francisco Valencia was until Thursday Labor's candidate for the state electorate of Ryde in the upcoming NSW election.
Martin Hunter/AAPThis is an edited extract from Freedom, Only Freedom: The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani. Two of my grandparents were Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to Australia as displaced people, refugees or stateless – in the words they chose to use in their landing documents and naturalisation applications. I thus find myself drawn to thinking about Behrouz Boochani’s project of writing the histories of Manus Prison as being part of the same project of history-writing as the writ
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan have accepted a human rights award at a Ripple of Hope gala in New York where they were honoured for addressing racial injustice and mental health.The British royals received the award late on Tuesday from the Robert F.
Russian forces have attacked settlements in eastern Ukraine from the ground and air, local officials say, in support of the Kremlin's apparently scaled-back ambition to secure only the bulk of Ukrainian lands it has claimed in the war.Fighting was underway along the entire line of demarcation in the Donetsk region, with the frontline town of Avdiivka shelled by Russian tanks on Thursday morning, said Tatiana Ignatchenko, a spokeswoman for the regional administration.
Neil Brooks is set to learn next year whether multimillion-dollar business fraud charges levelled against the Olympic swimming champ and his wife will be dropped.It is alleged they made dishonest representations to induce Glenn Melcheck and his wife to pay $2 million and buy 50 per cent of the Brooks' sports merchandise company before it failed months later in 2008.
Australia's political leaders have not yet reached a decision to cap coal and gas prices but "temporary" interventions are on the table.Energy Minister Chris Bowen has met with state and territory counterparts to discuss long-term strategies to drive down power prices and the next steps in Australia's transition to renewables.
Kane Minion was mauled to death by two dogs at a Queensland property on Saturday.