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    How the suspected murderer of Aiia Maasarwe was found

    How the suspected murderer of Aiia Maasarwe was found


    The "outstanding" work of an Australian police officer who recognised a distinctive cap and T-shirt from the scene of Aiia Maasarwe's death led to the early arrest of murder suspect Codey...

    The "outstanding" work of an Australian police officer who recognised a distinctive cap and T-shirt from the scene of Aiia Maasarwe's death led to the early arrest of murder suspect Codey Herrmann.
    Fateful leap off a pier flips life upside down for Ash and Maddie

    Fateful leap off a pier flips life upside down for Ash and Maddie


    The year ahead was supposed to be one full of love, excitement and adventure for Australian couple Ash Treseder and Maddi...

    The year ahead was supposed to be one full of love, excitement and adventure for Australian couple Ash Treseder and Maddi Magennis.
    Aspiring rapper Codey Herrmann arrested over death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne

    Aspiring rapper Codey Herrmann arrested over death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne


    An aspiring rapper arrested in relation to the death of Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Australia posted on Facebook a week before the incident "International girl Of mystery You knows who you...

    An aspiring rapper arrested in relation to the death of Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Australia posted on Facebook a week before the incident "International girl Of mystery You knows who you are."
    How fake allegations landed an innocent man in jail

    How fake allegations landed an innocent man in jail


    The plan was to say that he had raped her. But Canberra prosecutors in Australia told a court on Thursday that the 28-year-old woman had begun spinning  the stories she would later tell to police a month...

    The plan was to say that he had raped her. But Canberra prosecutors in Australia told a court on Thursday that the 28-year-old woman had begun spinning  the stories she would later tell to police a month earlier.
    Bali bombers: Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to be freed by Indonesia

    Bali bombers: Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to be freed by Indonesia


    A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next...

    A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week.
    A torn bank note, $1.1 billion worth of meth

    A torn bank note, $1.1 billion worth of meth


    In the dead of night on December 21, 2017, a boat with three Australian men on board pulled up alongside an Asian boat 300 nautical miles off the coast of Geraldton, Western...

    In the dead of night on December 21, 2017, a boat with three Australian men on board pulled up alongside an Asian boat 300 nautical miles off the coast of Geraldton, Western Australia.
    Fugitive extradited from Australia named

    Fugitive extradited from Australia named


    A fugitive extradited to New Zealand from Australia to face fraud and sex charges can be named as Simone Anne Wright, aka Simone...

    A fugitive extradited to New Zealand from Australia to face fraud and sex charges can be named as Simone Anne Wright, aka Simone Smith.
    Australian woman to keep working after record $106 million lottery win

    Australian woman to keep working after record $106 million lottery win


    A Sydney woman in her 40s has taken home the entire $A100 million ($NZ106.4m) Powerball jackpot, setting Australian lottery history as the biggest individual prize ever...

    A Sydney woman in her 40s has taken home the entire $A100 million ($NZ106.4m) Powerball jackpot, setting Australian lottery history as the biggest individual prize ever won.
    Murdered student chose Melbourne because it was 'not dangerous'

    Murdered student chose Melbourne because it was 'not dangerous'


    A brutal, opportunist killer is on the loose in Melbourne, with Australian police desperately appealing to the community for information as they investigate the murder of 21-year-old Israeli student Aiia...

    A brutal, opportunist killer is on the loose in Melbourne, with Australian police desperately appealing to the community for information as they investigate the murder of 21-year-old Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe.
    German tourist found dead in Australian outback

    German tourist found dead in Australian outback


    A body believed to be that of a German tourist missing in Central Australia was discovered by police well away from recognised walking tracks after help from her mobile phone...

    A body believed to be that of a German tourist missing in Central Australia was discovered by police well away from recognised walking tracks after help from her mobile phone provider.
    'Sounds like a bargain': Elon Musk quotes to build tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains

    'Sounds like a bargain': Elon Musk quotes to build tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains


    Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has hinted interest in helping solve Sydney's road congestion, quoting $1 billion on Twitter for a high-speed transit tunnel through Australia's Blue...

    Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has hinted interest in helping solve Sydney's road congestion, quoting $1 billion on Twitter for a high-speed transit tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains.
    Man crowdfunds surgery for excess skin removal

    Man crowdfunds surgery for excess skin removal


    Hundreds of people have donated to support a man who is about to undergo surgery to remove excess skin after losing more than half of his body...

    Hundreds of people have donated to support a man who is about to undergo surgery to remove excess skin after losing more than half of his body weight.
    Sydney weather sees residents urged to stay indoors

    Sydney weather sees residents urged to stay indoors


    Sydneysiders are being warned by New South Wales Health to limit their outdoor time until Saturday, as the heatwave nears its...

    Sydneysiders are being warned by New South Wales Health to limit their outdoor time until Saturday, as the heatwave nears its peak.
    'Blood on your hands': Scientology blames high-profile critics after deadly Sydney attack

    'Blood on your hands': Scientology blames high-profile critics after deadly Sydney attack


    Tucked onto a tree-crowded campus in Sydney's Chatswood neighbourhood, the Church of Scientology's Australian headquarters is a striking three-story building sprawling over 145,000 square feet. Glass walls look out onto the walls of foliage hugging close...

    Tucked onto a tree-crowded campus in Sydney's Chatswood neighbourhood, the Church of Scientology's Australian headquarters is a striking three-story building sprawling over 145,000 square feet. Glass walls look out onto the walls of foliage hugging close to the structure.
    Lawyer who bet $1 million on Kiwi provincial rugby jailed for fraud

    Lawyer who bet $1 million on Kiwi provincial rugby jailed for fraud


    An Australian junior lawyer who impersonated a company director as part of a brazen A$10 million (NZ$10.56m) fraud has been sentenced to a maximum of six years behind bars after a court was told he had a gambling addiction on which he spent millions per...

    An Australian junior lawyer who impersonated a company director as part of a brazen A$10 million (NZ$10.56m) fraud has been sentenced to a maximum of six years behind bars after a court was told he had a gambling addiction on which he spent millions per day - including A$1 million (NZ$1.05m) on a provincial rugby game in NZ.
    The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

    The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia


    Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swathe of the nation bakes in 45 degree-plus...

    Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swathe of the nation bakes in 45 degree-plus heat.
    Records topple as South Australia sizzles through heatwave

    Records topple as South Australia sizzles through heatwave


    A town in South Australia has had the hottest day in 116 years ago, with searing heat covering the state toppling...

    A town in South Australia has had the hottest day in 116 years ago, with searing heat covering the state toppling records.