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NSW arresting officers displayed "shortcomings" in their decisions after their fellow officer was stabbed by an accused child sex offender who was then shot dead, a coroner has found.Nick Newman, 33, died from seven shots fired by Detective Senior Constables Tim Carey and Ben Anderson at the Maroubra Junction Hotel on January 26, 2018.
Benjamin Brière, 36, has been found guilty of espionage and is currently undergoing a hunger strike to protest his treatment.
Recovered alcoholic and Sober in the Country founder Shanna Whan is Australia's Local Hero for 2022.The 47-year-old from the northern NSW regional centre of Narrabri nearly died from her addiction in 2015 before getting sober and focusing on supporting others.
Australians have been urged to reflect on all aspects of the country's long and enduring history dating back thousands of years during Australia Day commemorations.It comes as protesters gathered at Invasion Day demonstrations across the country in solidarity with Indigenous people.
Ben Roberts-Smith's high-profile defamation trial is ready to resume next week following months of delays with witnesses still stuck behind Western Australia's border closure.Mr Roberts-Smith is suing The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times over media reports from 2018 related to his deployments in Afghanistan that he says paint him as a war criminal.
Nine Senegalese soldiers in the regional west African force in Gambia are missing following clashes with rebels, the Senegalese army says.The clash between the Senegalese troops and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance rebels took place south of Bwiam in Gambia near the border with Senegal, the army said in a statement.
Ukraine's leaders have reassured the nation that a feared invasion from neighbouring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledge the threat is real and are accepting a shipment of American military equipment to shore up their defences.Russia has denied it is planning an assault, but it has massed an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine in recent weeks, leading the United States and its NATO allies to rush to prepare for a possible war.
A young woman who died while swimming at a popular gorge in northern Tasmania was a 22-year-old from interstate.Her body was found at Cataract Gorge in Launceston on Wednesday afternoon after she went missing while swimming with friends and family the previous day.
Author provided.On the Australia Day weekend in 1952, a group of die-hard film buffs put on a film festival. They had selected the leafy hills of Olinda in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges for the event. They expected 80 people – but more than 600 turned up! In the 1950s, very few Australian films were being made. Those that were produced were largely documentaries, with narrative features extremely rare. Despite this, an avid film culture flourished through local film societies. Australian film buff
Former Gold Coast Titans star Michael Gordon's cocaine possession and supply case has been adjourned for six months in a northern NSW court.The 38-year-old's case was set down for a hearing at the Murwillumbah Local Court, in northern NSW, on Thursday morning.
Lottery officials are faced with a rare occurrence after two winners shared Tuesday's Division One prize. Find out more.
Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
It's 'so we can all be safer,' Coles Group's David Brewster says.
Rod Sims, Australia's competition boss, describes himself as rather "dull" - a descriptor that might surprise his many adversaries.The longest-ever serving chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is due to step down in March after a long tenure marked by regulatory battles with some of the world's biggest companies.
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
Pakistan has a woman on its highest court for the first time.Ayesha Malik's swearing-in as a justice on Pakistan's Supreme Court was a landmark moment for the Islamic nation where women often struggle to get justice, especially in cases involving sexual assault.
The annual report from the International Shark Attack File shows there was an increase in shark bites in 2021.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson played no part in authorising the removal of animals from Kabul during the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan last year, and emails suggesting he did are wrong, a minister says.Johnson, whose premiership is under immense pressure over allegations of parties at his Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns, has dismissed as nonsense accusations that he intervened to ensure the safety of the Nowzad rescue charity's animals run by ex-British soldier
The heated words were muttered under the US president's breath, but were picked up by his microphone. See what he said.
An Australian startup is looking beyond room-sized supercomputers and says it is developing useful quantum technology that can fit in a backpack.Spun out of the Australian National University, startup Quantum Brilliance is being accepted into Germany's future "Diamond Valley" of greener, miniaturised quantum computing.