Serial rapist Robert Fardon granted release into community

Serial rapist Robert Fardon granted release into community

Updated January 16, 2019 10:24:48 One of Queensland's worst sex offenders has been released into the community after the State Government lost a final bid to keep him under strict monitoring. Lawyers for the Queensland Attorney-General tried twice to have Robert John Fardon's longstanding supervision order extended after it lapsed in October last year. In…
It’s no surprise Theresa May was beaten on Brexit — it was the size of the defeat that shocked

It’s no surprise Theresa May was beaten on Brexit — it was the size...

Updated January 16, 2019 09:33:37 Photo: Anti-Brexit protesters drive an effigy around Parliament Square. (AP: Frank Augstein) It was a predictable outcome, but not a predictable margin. Key points: British politicians cannot find the common ground to guide their nation out of its union with Europe With just over 70 days until the UK's departure…
Melbourne freeway sign may have fallen due to sustained wind pressure, experts say

Melbourne freeway sign may have fallen due to sustained wind pressure, experts say

Posted January 16, 2019 07:07:06 Related Story: More Melbourne signs removed for inspection after car crushed on freeway Related Story: Dashcam footage shows moment car was crushed by falling freeway sign Engineering experts say the strain of cumulative wind pressure may have worn out the connections on a Melbourne freeway sign, causing it to fall…
Britain’s Parliament rejects Brexit deal, plunging UK into uncertainty ahead of EU divorce

Britain’s Parliament rejects Brexit deal, plunging UK into uncertainty ahead of EU divorce

Updated January 16, 2019 07:29:37 Photo: Despite Theresa May's pleas not to "let the British people down", her Brexit deal was defeated in Parliament. (AP: House of Commons/PA) British MPs have defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the…
Saudi teen Rahaf al Qunun pledges to use her freedom to campaign for others

Saudi teen Rahaf al Qunun pledges to use her freedom to campaign for others

Updated January 15, 2019 17:07:31 In a week, Rahaf al Qunun has gone from being barricaded inside a Bangkok airport hotel room to being the most recognised refugee on the planet. Key points: In her first interview since leaving Bangkok, Rahaf al Qunun has detailed the oppression she faced in Saudi Arabia The teenager says…
Trump puts on spread of pizza, Maccas and fries in White House dinner like no other

Trump puts on spread of pizza, Maccas and fries in White House dinner like...

Updated January 15, 2019 18:41:14 Related Story: There've been a lot of US government shutdowns — but Trump has beaten them all The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship. Mr Trump, a fast food lover,…
What happens if Theresa May loses vote on her Brexit deal?

What happens if Theresa May loses vote on her Brexit deal?

Updated January 15, 2019 14:53:51 Photo: Theresa May delayed the Brexit vote in December after it became clear the deal did not have Parliament's support. (Reuters: Toby Melville) British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing likely defeat in Parliament when she asks MPs to approve her Brexit deal tomorrow (AEDT). When is the the vote?:…
Pilbara woman missing for three days in extreme heat

Pilbara woman missing for three days in extreme heat

Updated January 15, 2019 15:07:59 Photo: Felicity Shadbolt has been missing from Tom Price since Sunday. (Facebook: Flik Shadbolt) Police hold serious concerns for a woman missing in extreme heat in the harsh Pilbara outback for three days. Police, SES, and members of the local community from the remote town of Tom Price started searching…
How much does Australia’s economy rely on China?

How much does Australia’s economy rely on China?

Updated January 15, 2019 16:19:08 Photo: Australia's close economic ties with China might be a double-edged sword. Australia's dependence on Chinese money has been a blessing for the local economy, but it could unravel painfully if China's economic slowdown worsens. Key points: Australia's biggest exports are iron ore and coal, worth $120b (or 30pc of…
Chechnya carrying out ‘spine-chilling’ gay crackdown, activists report

Chechnya carrying out ‘spine-chilling’ gay crackdown, activists report

Posted January 15, 2019 16:06:49 Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gay people in which at least two have died and about 40 more have been detained, according to LGBT activists in Russia. Key points: The crackdown is believed to have begun after authorities detained an LGBT social media group administrator Detentions began last…

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