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Fate of Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ unknown

The fate of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is still unknown after a huge police raid left at least two dead. It came as it emerged the US warned months ago he could be planning an assault. Police staged a ferocious seven-hour assault in the north of Paris on Wednesday after intelligence led investigators to a flat where ...

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Paris terror attacks: France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

Aurelien Mondon, University of Bath The attacks that took place at a series of venues in Paris on November 13 were the deadliest on French soil since 1945. At least 129 people have been killed in six different places. Reports say that nearly 100 are in a critical condition. Police have reported that eight people believed to have carried out ...

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Who’s Most Intriguing People is back

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins A-list Aussie celebrities including Rebel Wilson and Chris Hemsworth as Who magazine’s Most Intriguing People. “Everyone in there is intriguing for their own reasons,” editor Shane Sutton told AAP. “It’s an incredibly diverse portfolio.” Sutton said Turnbull’s push to power was an intriguing political move. “We tried to get a sense of the person behind ...

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Lebanon PM holds emergency meeting

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has held an emergency meeting with his security cabinet and military chiefs as the nation mourns 44 people killed in a double suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State. The blasts late on Thursday hit a residential and commercial area in a southern suburb of Beirut, a stronghold of Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah, in the latest ...

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Paris killings – what we know

WHAT WE KNOW – 120 people killed in simultaneous shootings and explosions at six locations – At least 100 patrons dead at the Bataclan concert hall in the city’s east – About another 20 feared dead from the other attacks around Paris – And more than 200 people were injured, 80 seriously – Authorities believe all eight assailants have been ...

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Australia a US aircraft carrier: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called Australia “a Pacific theatre aircraft carrier for the United States” in an appearance before the Cambridge University debating society in the UK. Speaking by video link on Wednesday night from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been holed up since 2012, he took a swipe at Western media control, saying the press served ...

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Teens pose security threat: government

Children as young as 14 could pose a significant threat to Australia’s national security, Attorney-General George Brandis has told parliament as he introduced a fifth tranche of anti-terrorism legislation. Senator Brandis said it was important that law enforcement was well equipped to stop terror attacks. “This is the case even where the threats are posed by people under the age ...

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PM meets with Prince Charles

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with Prince Charles in Canberra. Mr Turnbull, an avowed republican, hosted His Royal Highness and wounded veterans and their families at Government House on Wednesday. Meanwhile the Prince of Wales’ wife, Camilla, was taken around the grounds of the Yarralumla residence by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove’s wife for some kangaroo spotting. Charles later met with federal ...

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Is milk good for me, or should I ditch it?

By: Veronique Chachay, The University of Queensland and Marina Reeves, The University of Queensland Decades of public health messages have encouraged us to drink milk to strengthen our bones and reduce the risk of fractures as we age. But dairy products have recently come under fire – and not just from paleo dieters and animal welfare supporters. Researchers have linked high ...

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Mauboy apologises for Cup anthem no-show

Jessica Mauboy has apologised for not singing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup, but still hasn’t explained her absence. The pop diva took to Twitter late on Wednesday to say she was sorry. “I was really looking forward to it and of all the days for things to go wrong, unfortunately this was the one,” she wrote. “I am ...

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