Newcastle girl’s bravery praised by police as sexual assault accused refused bail | Australia news

The man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Newcastle schoolgirl in a five-hour ordeal has been remanded in custody after a brief court hearing. The 47-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not appear or apply for bail at the Newcastle local court on Sunday. New South Wales …

Hundreds of Australian doctors call for dying refugee to be brought from Nauru | Australia news

Hundreds of doctors have signed a petition calling on the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, to bring a refugee dying of advanced lung cancer to Australia for palliative care. The 63-year-old is being held on Nauru and is a member of the persecuted Hazara minority in Afghanistan. He has been formally …

Sydney man arrested and charged with planning terrorist acts | Australia news

A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a home in Sydney’s southwest, accused of planning terrorist acts. Nowroz Amin, of Ingleburn, was arrested on Saturday by the New South Wales joint counter-terrorism team and has been charged with two terrorism offences, including planning an attack and preparing to engage in …

‘Never’: senior Liberals in damage control after party vote to privatise ABC | Australia news

The government is in damage control after the Liberal party peak council voted overwhelmingly to privatise the ABC. Shortly before the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, told the conference the government would never allow Labor to run another campaign like “Mediscare”, delegates at the national council voted to support the Young …

Turnbull urged to visit Tennant Creek as NT gripped by child protection crisis | Australia news

Traditional owners of the land in and around Tennant Creek have called for the prime minister to visit their community when he comes to the Northern Territory in August. Turnbull this week announced the visit to the NT after criticism by the NT News on its front page that he …

Australia fall to 38-run defeat in Cardiff despite Shaun Marsh century

Australia fall to 38-run defeat in Cardiff despite Shaun Marsh century

Updated June 17, 2018 07:11:24 Photo: Tim Paine suffered a blow to the face as he claimed two dismissals behind the stumps. (AP: Nigel French) Related Story: Lehmann hits out over sandpaper sledging as England downs Australia Related Story: ABC continues 84-year partnership with Cricket Australia Australia have slipped to …

Iranian asylum seeker begged for help: ‘I am suffering intensely’ | Australia news

Fariborz Karami had been crying out for help for years. Almost since being taken into immigration detention in 2013, Karami, the asylum seeker who killed himself inside the Australian-run regional processing centre on Nauru on Friday, had, over years, consistently asked for medical intervention to arrest his deteriorating mental health. …

World Cup: Australia proved against France progression is possible, but not without changes – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

World Cup: Australia proved against France progression is possible, but not without changes – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Updated June 17, 2018 05:13:30 Photo: Down, but not out, Australia will hope to regroup immediately ahead of the Denmark match. (AP: Hassan Anmar) Related Story: Socceroos give France a massive scare in gutsy 2-1 World Cup loss Perhaps, in retrospect, the defining image of Australia’s 2-1 opening World Cup …

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how to watch, start time in Australia, preview

ERROL Spence Jr. wanted to defend his IBF crown back home in Texas as soon as possible after taking the title from Kell Brook in the Englishman’s hometown a year ago. The 2012 U.S. Olympian gets that chance Sunday (AEST) against Mexico’s Carlos Ocampo in a mandatory defence between undefeated …

Teammates hoping biggest eating challenge ever attempted in Australia will be piece of cake

Teammates hoping biggest eating challenge ever attempted in Australia will be piece of cake

Posted June 17, 2018 05:01:41 Photo: A table laden with a variety of food about to disappear (ABC News: Lily Mayers) The challenge: to eat a meal containing more than 1.5kg of beef, 1kg of American cheese, a deep fried Brie wheel, more than 3kg of bacon and a 6L …