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ecstasy being handed over at a house party..

NSW inquest may examine two more deaths after five die of suspected overdoses at music festivals

All five deaths involved MDMA but their circumstances varied, a coroners court was told.

The Princess cruise ship, Golden Princess

Passenger goes missing during 13-day cruise from Australia to New Zealand

Princess Cruises says the man, 22, was reported missing on the Golden Princess ship last night.

'Severely unaffordable' Oz house prices still better than in NZ

A study shows overall Australia's housing market is slightly cheaper than New Zealand's.

'Unruly' passenger who allegedly punched another forces Singapore-bound flight from Gold Coast to turn around

The Scoot flight was diverted to Sydney, where the man was handed over to police.

Aussie beer event advert criticised for 'mocking Māori culture'

The bar, Freddie Wimpoles, is hosting a week-long New Zealand beer showcase.

Family shocked after dingo attacks six-year-old boy in Queensland

The boy was still recovering in hospital today after being bitten several times, on Fraser Island.

Six people arrested over $1 million baby formula ring in Sydney

Vitamins, manuka honey and NZ$229,000 in cash were also seized.

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The light-hearted video refers to the ball tampering scandal, Jacinda Ardern and the One Nation party.

'New Australia-land' - Australian ad calls on Oz and NZ to unite, with Ardern as PM

"We used to be the greatest country on earth, but we've lost the plot," the Aussies admit in the ad.

NSW police officers recovering after being shot in the throat, face

Officers were responding to a domestic incident when a 74-year-old shot them.

Simona Halep of  Romania celebrates during day 4 of the Australian Open on January 17 2019, at Melbourne Park in Melbourne.

Halep sends Venus Williams packing in Australian Open

World No.1 Simona Halep has set up a fourth-round blockbuster at the Australian Open against Serena Williams.

Mismanagement blamed for mass fish deaths in NSW

Up to a million fish died in the Darling River at Menindee early last week.

Brendon McCullum launches war of words with Thunder GM Lee Germon over BBL abandonment

Thunder want points after lights went out at Gabba in Brisbane.

Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre.

New Zealand detainees in Australian detention centres involved in hunger strike - advocate

They are striking because they say their living conditions are inhumane.

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Saeed Maasarwe said of her daughter Aiia, “I have many dream to be with her, but I can not now”.

'She loved people' - father of Israeli student killed in Melbourne pays tribute to daughter

An emotional Saeed Maasarwe said of his daughter Aiia, "she loved this city and the university".

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The 21-year-old Israeli national was face timing her sister when she was attacked.

Man arrested over death of Israeli student in Melbourne

Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found dead on Wednesday morning not far from where she alighted a tram overnight.

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Evie Amati was sentenced to nine years in jail, with a non-parole period of four years and six months today.

Transgender woman jailed for at least four-and-a-half years over brutal Sydney axe attack

Evie Amati was sentenced over the attack on two customers at an Enmore 7-Eleven.

The Drug Foundation wants permission to open testing stations.

Top Aussie doctors back pill testing trial at music festivals

Five people have died after taking drugs at music festivals in NSW alone since September.

Vigils held around Australia for Israeli student killed in 'horrific' Melbourne assualt

Aiia Maasarwe was having a conversation with her sister when she was attacked. Her body was later found in a scrub.

Australian money background showing $100, $50 and $20 notes.

After winning biggest Lotto jackpot in Australia's history, mum has no plans to retire

"Wait - are you telling me I've won $107 million!? Oh my God! That is just so much money!"

Python tries to eat sleeping teen in Queensland before parents rush to his rescue

Emma and Neville Jackson woke to the sound of screams from their son Ryan.

There have been delays at Auckland Airport

Airline staff facing drug smuggling charges in Australia

A Malindo Air cabin crew employee and another airline staffer allegedly smuggled the drugs on their bodies.

Australia swelters through long heatwave, with temps forecast to be 12C above average

In Sydney temperatures are expected to peak on Thursday and Friday.

Sydney's Opal Tower deemed structurally sound but needs 'significant work' before residents can move back in

The tower was evacuated on Christmas Eve after residents heard creaking and noticed cracking in parts of the building.

Australian accused of sex attack on girl, 7, at dance studio to face 87 more charges

Anthony Peter Sampieri was also accused of stabbing a man who came to the girl's rescue.

Wallabies fly half Quade Cooper is tackled by All Blacks forward Brad Thorn in their Rugby World Cup semi-final in Auckland.

Quade Cooper's Wallabies exile ends, with invite to conditioning camp

The Melbourne Rebels first-five hasn't played Test rugby since 2017.

Watch: Supporters of a sadistic kangaroo killer attack media outside Oz courtroom

The man was given an 11-month jail term for punching a kangaroo with knuckle dusters then shooting it in the eye.

Drinking pipes in a large pile

Coca-Cola to phase out plastic straws in Australia

Group managing director Alison Watkins said the decision part of the company's efforts to reduce single-use plastics.

Toddler rescued from locked car in Melbourne as temperatures soar

Melbourne is forecast to reach a top of 35C today.

The Crown says murder accused Gable Tostee and Ms Wright drank home-made vodka in his apartment.

'Would she be charged with murder?' Gable Tostee rants over unfair treatment in Kiwi Warriena Wright death case

Tostee, who was acquitted, spoke out on Facebook after it was revealed he could yet face an inquest into Ms Wright's death and potential new charges.

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