Man charged with murder of 35-year-old in Hounslow, west London

A man has been charged with the murder of a 35-year-old in west London who police said was stabbed to death as he slept. Ebrima Cham, known as Brim, was attacked while staying at a friend’s flat in Hounslow on 19 December. Scotland Yard said Simon Emmons, 39, of no fixed abode, was arrested on […]

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Update 1: Search continues for man missing in the Daintree

Police continue to coordinate a search for missing 29-year-old Victorian man Milan Lemic, who was last seen next to a bogged vehicle, near the Daintree River at Bairds Crossing, Upper Daintree Village at around 4.30pm on December 22. A local man attended Bairds Crossing a short time later with a tractor and pulled the vehicle […]

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Community achievers recognised

Sixteen Victorians today received Community Achiever Awards at a ceremony held at Parliament House. Presented by the Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers, the awards recognise significant contributions made by supported employees working in social enterprises across Victoria. Nominated by the CEOs of their organisations, the award recipients are: James Williamson and Ebony Watson (Ability Works Mitchell […]

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Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska: The Christmas shop that took over a town

Some of the letters that arrive at Santa Claus House will break your heart. Photo: Santa Claus House You better watch out. You better not cry. Some of the letters that arrive by the sackful at Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska, will break your heart. A selection of these handwritten notes – from kids in […]

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Lakers Rumors: LeBron James to Return from Injury on Christmas Day vs. Clippers

Michael Owen Baker/Associated Press LeBron James is reportedly expected to return to the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Christmas matchup with the Clippers after missing one game with a thoracic muscle strain and a lingering groin injury. Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported James’ absence is expected to be limited to Sunday’s loss to the Denver […]

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The Fight to Stop Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants

CHICAGO — Pidgeon Pagonis’ childhood memories include surgeries, hormone therapy, and repeated genital inspections. When Pagonis turned 18 and got a copy of their medical records, they finally understood why. The first page had a handwritten note: “46 XY male pseudohermaphrodite.” The procedures that followed were also listed: a clitoral reduction, vaginoplasty, and surgery to […]

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12 tips to stay scam-safe this Christmas

Scammers are more likely to catch you off guard during Christmas, here are some tips on how to stay scam-safe this Christmas period. 1. Number spoofing Be aware of text messages that appear to be from legitimate organisations or businesses telling you to click on links or give up personal information. If in doubt contact […]

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Acknowledgment of Country lighting the way

The Galiwinku Service Centre on Elcho Island has become the first office to have its Acknowledgement of Country translated into the local Indigenous language and displayed on a special light box. Galiwinku is the Northern Territory’s second largest Aboriginal community. It’s also a community where English is the fifth or sixth spoken language. Neal Gaston […]

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Trump impeachment: Pelosi condemns McConnell as ‘rogue leader in the Senate’ –live

12.41pm EST12:41 Following on our earlier post about Georgia canceling a small portion of its voter purge, New Jersey restored the voting rights of 80,000 people yesterday. The Appeal (@theappeal) BREAKING: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy just signed a law that restores the voting rights of about 80,000 people. The law enfranchises people while they […]

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Inside the mind of scientist James Lovelock

This year James Lovelock turned 100. He discusses his extraordinary career with Anushka Asthana, including the invention of a device that detected CFCs, which helped spot the growing hole in the ozone layer, and the Gaia hypothesis, a revolutionary theory that the Earth is a self-regulating super-organism. Initially ridiculed by many scientists as new age […]

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Appeal for information, Rockhampton

Police are appealing for information to locate a 30-year-old Central Queensland man following an incident in Frenchville last week. Detectives want to speak with Jermaine Auda in relation to an alleged verbal confrontation at Bloxsom Street around 4am on Friday, December 13. Police allege he made threats towards a man and pointed a firearm at […]

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PBO snapshot of the 2019-20 budget update

The Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO has released its independent budget snapshot for the latest 2019-20 budget update. The PBO was established to provide policy costings and advice to all members of the Parliament of Victoria. One of the PBO’s legislative objectives is to inform policy development and public debate in parliament and the Victorian […]

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Lilypad, Palm Beach, Sydney: A luxurious floating villa

Lilypad house boat at Palm Beach. Photo: Supplied When our home for the night heaves into view there’s a moment of disbelief, as if despite knowing where we’re staying the reality still hasn’t sunk in. After all, it’s a simple A-frame house, solar panels on the roof, walls of gun-metal grey, the front facade all glass […]

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Joe Burns builds steadily as Australia push lead above 300

Lunch Australia 0 for 1 (Warner 1* and 416 (Labuschagne 143, Head 56, Wagner 4-92, Southee 4-93 lead New Zealand 166 (Taylor 80, Starc 5-52 by 251 runs Mitchell Starc just kept doing what he always does in Australia, whether the ball is red or pink or white. He runs in and goes whang. In […]

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Will the New Xbox Fit in Your Media Center? An Investigation

Microsoft formally introduced the world to its new console last night at the Video Game Awards. It’s called the Xbox Series X and Microsoft is promising that it’ll be very fancy. Solid-state hard drive? It’s got one. Variable refresh rates and 4K visuals running above 60 frames per second? That’s what Microsoft says. Dynamic Latency […]

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Broadmeadows Multicultural Service Officer a friendly face for new arrivals

When new refugees and migrants arrive in Broadmeadows, Nurjan Eser is there to welcome them to their new community. Her job is to help families establish their lives in Australia at what can be a very overwhelming time. “When people first arrive, they face many vulnerabilities – risk of homelessness, family domestic violence, mental health […]

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Volunteer firefighters in Australia warned not to crowdfund for equipment

Rural Fire Service members have been warned about crowdfunding for protective masks “without the appropriate authority” amid growing concern about resourcing levels of the state’s firefighting volunteers. As fire crews battle more than 100 blazes across New South Wales, volunteers have been warned by the organisation’s leadership against using social media to crowdfund for equipment. […]

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The empty doorway: the people behind Britain’s homeless statistics – podcast

Homeless people are dying on Britain’s streets in record numbers. It is a crisis that shows itself in towns and cities across the country and its causes and solutions are complex and varied. The Guardian’s Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle have been investigating homelessness for months and pieced together the lives of nine people who […]

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Wounding, Labrador

Police have charged 30-year-old man after another man was stabbed at a Labrador unit this morning. Around 5am, police were called to Bright Avenue in relation to a street disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a 41-year-old Red Hill man on the street, suffering a stab wound to his chest. The man was transported to the […]

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44 parliamentary interns graduate

Graduation day has been held at Parliament House for the 2019 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. This year’s program saw 44 parliamentary interns from five universities complete research reports in consultation with Members of Parliament. The participating universities this year were: University of Melbourne, Monash University, Australian Catholic University, La Trobe University and Swinburne University of […]

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Airline review: Fiji Airways, Sydney to Nadi, business class on its new Airbus A350-900 XWB

Fiji Airways first A350-900 XWB. Photo: Supplied THE ROUTE Sydney to Nadi, on the new plane’s delivery flight, ahead of its inaugural commercial flight. THE AIRCRAFT A $US320 million Airbus A350-900 XWB (extra wide body), the first of two to join the Fiji Airways fleet before Christmas. The airline  will offer a daily A350-900 service from Sydney to […]

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West Ham vs. Arsenal: Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule and Preview

Frank Augstein/Associated Press Arsenal may be in crisis, but the oddsmakers are backing the Gunners to end their longest winless run in over 40 years when they visit West Ham United on Monday. Caesars have named Arsenal +100 favourites, while the Hammers sport odds of +235. A draw comes in at +300. Viewers can tune […]

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