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Australian guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dies aged 65

Phil Emmanuel was one of Australia's most renowned guitarists and performed with countless Australian and international music superstars.

Call for reforms in Queensland after Kiwi mum's daughter killed by foster carer

Rick Thorburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars after admitting today that he murdered his 12-year-old foster daughter and dumped her body in a Gold Coast river.

Watch: 'No sentence will ever be enough' – Tiahleigh Palmer's Kiwi mum speaks after foster father jailed for 'callous' murder of 12-year-old girl

Rick Thorburn killed Tiahleigh after one of his sons confessed to having sex with the girl, and feared she may be pregnant.

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Tiahleigh Palmer was allegedly murdered by her foster father to cover up an incestuous relationship with his teenage son.

'You murdered this defenceless child ' - Aussie foster dad jailed at least 20 years for murdering Kiwi mum's 12-year-old daughter

Rick Thorburn murdered Tiahleigh Palmer after learning his son Trent had been having sex with her and she may have been pregnant.

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Maria Exposto, found with crystal meth at Kuala Lumpur Airport in 2014, claims she was the victim of an online romance scam.

Aussie granny sentenced to hang in Malaysia, after not guilty verdict for drug trafficking overturned

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was originally acquitted of the charges, with the court accepting she was unaware she was carrying the drugs.

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Footage allegedly filmed onboard from Australia led authorities to stop it sailing until a guarantee on safety standards.

No animal welfare breaches on 'shocking' live export voyage that saw 2400 sheep die

Horrific footage emerged last month of sheep dying in their own filth on a Middle East-bound ship.

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Hackers found not to be responsible for Aussie minister liking porn tweet

Health Minister Greg Hunt asked police to investigate a believed hacking of his Twitter account.

Watch: Shoppers look on in disbelief as hammer-wielding thief performs smash and grab at Michael Hill in busy mall

'Oh my god!' The woman filming exclaimed as the brazen robbery took place in Melbourne's south-west.

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Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic official in the world to be charged with concealing child sexual abuse.

Archbishop of Adelaide, guilty of concealing child sex abuse, 'deserves to go to jail'

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic official in the world charged with concealing child sex abuse.

Teenage boy in critical condition after high ropes course accident in Queensland

The boy was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital with facial and neck injuries.

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China needs to teach 'arrogant' Australia a lesson, says pro-Communist Party newspaper

The Global Times advised a reduction of up to $10 billion in import trade from Australia.

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1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

'It's time for churches to stand up' – meet the Aussie priest standing up for gay rights, US shooting victims and asylum seekers

1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

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Henri van Breda, 23, formerly a student in Western Australia, was found guilty of murdering three family members, three years after the gruesome attack.

South African man found guilty of axe murders of his family, three years after gruesome attack that shocked a nation

Henri van Breda, 23, formerly a student in Western Australia, has been found guilty of murdering three members of his family.

NZ family in Australia struggles to survive: 'It's just not fair'

A broken leg and Australia's unfair treatment of NZ citizens has left family of six in Perth with only $100 to survive on.

Cameroon weightlifter Olivier Matam went missing during the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games over-stayers told 'hand yourself in' by Australian Attorney-General

Five boxers and three wrestlers from Cameroon, and two athletes from Uganda are still in Australia.

Truck driver involved in flying keg incident on Sydney motorway tracked down, says sorry

The man still has to face court for failing to secure his load.

Sydney rugby club investigate after player with Kiwi heritage racially abused

Manly Marlins forward Brad Hemopo was allegedly targeted by a Sydney University Football Club fan.

Watch: Man tries to rip, then kick, plane door open to get on flight in Melbourne

The man was arrested after allegedly assaulting plane crew.

Watch: The shocking moment an airborne beer keg hurtles into a car windscreen

The incident happened on a Sydney motorway, leaving the car a write-off and the driver with scratches.

'Walking is great!' Heart-warming video shows brave six-year-old's first steps after 'miracle recovery' from tragic car crash

Mackinlee Anderson was left 99.8 per cent brain dead after the crash that killed her grandmother and doctors said she would never walk again.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Jed Lamb of the Blues in action during the 2018 AFL round eight match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 12, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

AFL player denies knowing father of player he sledged was killed in an axe attack

Earlier report said player had reported heinous melee-sparking sledge to team officials.

‘It’s cool to come back’ – Aussie shark attack survivor reunites with nurse that saved his life

Sean Pollard was airlifted from a Western Australia beach after a great white shark took his arm and hand.

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A family of seven were found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in Margaret River.

Funeral plans begin for seven victims of Western Australia murder-suicide

It is expected the funeral will be up to two weeks away as the police investigation continues.

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Queensland man who admitted killing NZ-born mum jailed for almost 20 years

After being arrested in 2015, Heazlewood helped police search for his mother's body in Gold Coast bushland, but it has never been found - this year he admitted it was actually him.

The new National leader has garnered attention for promoting former leadership rivals within his new cabinet.

National's Simon Bridges warns of new 'brain drain' sending Kiwis flying across the ditch after Australia announces tax cuts

Finance Minister Grant Robertson shot back, saying Mr Bridges was deliberately ignoring the government's families package policy.

Aussie man wins lotto twice in a week: 'I'm quite stoked'

The Bondi resident won a total of $2,687,224 in five days.

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