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Tributes pour in for Virginia reporter and cameraman killed on-air

Two journalists were shot and killed in Moneta, Virginia today while conducting a live news segment, their station has confirmed. WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza during a live interview that has also left one injured. The incident occurred around 6:45am, during the channel’s morning broadcast. It is ...

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No More Excuses: $5.28 million invested into stopping domestic violence

For the first time the NSW Government is funding innovative NGO led programs for violent men to change their abusive behaviour towards women and children. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward today announced the successful tenderers who will deliver these programs. The $5.28 million investment over three years will see the Men’s Behaviour Change ...

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Split over Abbott gay marriage tactic

Members of the Abbott cabinet are openly critical of the way the prime minister has handled the same-sex marriage issue. After a six-hour meeting of the Liberal and National parties on Tuesday, Tony Abbott declared coalition MPs would not be given a free vote on a bill to be introduced next week. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who favours gay marriage, ...

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Fanning never to surf on shark attack date

A still-shaken Mick Fanning will never again hit the surf on July 19, his terrifying attack by a shark at Jeffreys Bay forever staining the date in his memory. The three-time world champion still isn’t sure if he’ll ever return to the South African spot or even continue his world title race, but is positive that one particular square on ...

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Albanese to launch his own beer

The former deputy prime minister, sometimes known as DJ Albo, will soon attend the world premiere of his brew at Willie The Boatman micro brewery in the Sydney suburb of Tempe. “After a couple of months of tweaking we are ready to officially launch our `Albo’ Corn Ale Beer,” said a statement on a Facebook page for the launch. “Come ...

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Actors pay tribute to Omar Sharif

ANTONIO Banderas, Barbra Streisand and filmmaker Roland Emmerich are leading the tributes to acting icon Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83. THE Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago legend, who had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday after suffering a heart attack. Tributes have poured in for the movie veteran via social ...

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Prolific UK actor Christopher Lee dies

British actor Christopher Lee, the ultimate movie villain who played Dracula and starred in “The Lord of the Rings”, has died aged 93. “I can confirm we issued a death certificate on June 8. Mr Christopher Lee died on June 7th,” said a spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. According to the UK’s The Daily ...

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Come forward, Hockey tells foreign buyers

Almost 200 cases of dodgy foreign buyers of Australian houses have been uncovered, some by neighbours dobbing in people suspected of hiding their home’s ownership. Other foreign buyers have dobbed themselves in during a federal government crackdown. Under tighter new rules to come to effect in December, foreign buyers and those who facilitate illegal property sales face new penalties including ...

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Kim Kardashian is pregnant again

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby number two. The reality star’s pregnancy was revealed in a promo trailer following the mid-season finale of her TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “I just got the blood test back and I am pregnant,” Kardashian tells her excited sister Khloe in the clip that has just gone to air in ...

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