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Chris Bath to leave the Seven Network

Veteran Seven Network journalist Chris Bath has made the “tough” decision to quit the station after 20 years to explore a new chapter in her career. Bath will walk away from reading the news and fronting Seven’s flagship current affairs show Sunday Night at the end of July. “This has been a very big decision,” Bath said in a statement ...

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NSW Premier Mike Baird’s Ramadan Message

NSW Premier Mike Baird has released a special message to mark the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Australian Muslims are expected to abstain from food and drinks, and other comforts from dawn to dusk. In a message directed at El Telegraph Weekend readers, Mr. Baird encourages all Muslims to invite people from all faiths to join them in ...

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Legal doubts arise over citizenship move

The Abbott government’s plans to strip citizenship from dual nationals involved in terrorism could be unconstitutional, the Australian Greens say. Greens senator Penny Wright says the proposed laws, which are expected to give Immigration Minister Peter Dutton discretion to revoke citizenship of Australians deemed to be working with terrorists, are a serious mistake. “The decision to remove a person’s citizenship ...

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Gay marriage opponents aren’t bigots: Nile

Christian Democrats leader Reverend Fred Nile says people who oppose marriage equality aren’t bigots, and he’ll send that message when he joins the ABC’s special gay-themed episode of Q&A. A social media backlash erupted after the conservative NSW upper house MP was chosen to join the public broadcaster’s panel on sexuality next week. Mr Nile is a fierce advocate against ...

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Australia is considering boosting its involvement in Iraq: PM

Australia is talking with coalition partners about a possible boost to its involvement in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Opening a summit on countering violent extremism in Sydney, Mr Abbott said the Islamic State terror group could not be negotiated with, only fought. “We are talking with our friends and partners about how the air strikes might be more ...

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Fat can fight heart disease: report

The fat surrounding blood vessels can help fight heart disease. The new research may help explain the paradox that people with a Body Mass Index that signifies obesity are actually more likely to live longer after a heart attack than someone with a healthy BMI. The studies, led by a British Heart Foundation research fellow Professor Charalambos Antoniades, involved analysis of tissue ...

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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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Supermodel Kate Moss escorted off flight

British supermodel Kate Moss has been escorted off a plane at a London airport for being “disruptive”, the BBC reports. Without confirming the person’s identity, police said they had assisted staff in escorting a passenger from a flight on Sunday because “the passenger had been reported as being disruptive”. “Officers attended and escorted the passenger from the plane,” a Bedfordshire Police spokesman ...

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MP cleared of calling opponent’s family ‘murderers’

Bankstown MP Tania Mihailuk has won a defamation case against a former council candidate who claimed she urged people not to vote for him because his family were “murderers and drug dealers.” In September 2012, real estate agent and Independent candidate Rabie Chehade, claimed that the Miss Mihailuk pointed at a sign showing his name and photo and said in ...

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India heatwave deaths top 1700

Hospitals in India are battling to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1700 lives in just over a week – the highest number recorded in two decades. Hundreds of mainly poor people die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year’s figures are already the highest since 1995, when official data ...

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