News Updates

Rival gangs linked to SA stabbing 

The stabbing death of a man in Adelaide early on Anzac Day is linked to ongoing tensions between two gangs of young African men, police have revealed. A Victorian teenager has been charged with murder after a man was allegedly stabbed to death in Adelaide in the early hours of Anzac Day. Officers were called to North Terrace just after

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Officers were not properly briefed amid “inadequate” Queensland Police procedures before a violent offender was shot dead at a hospital, a coroner says.  

A failure to share information led to poor decisions and complacency by officers before Tyson Jessen, 28, was killed under police guard at Ipswich Hospital in November 2018, State Coroner Terry Ryan said. However, Mr Ryan recommended one of the police guards – Senior Constable Leesa Richardson – and hospital nurse Gabrielle Kelly be recognised for their bravery. Sen Const

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Ruble hits near 2-year high against euro 

The Russian ruble strengthened against both the euro and the US dollar on Tuesday, trading data from the Moscow Exchange shows. As of 10:07 GMT the Russian currency had jumped roughly 0.96% compared to the end of the previous day’s trading to 76.42 rubles against the euro, its highest in nearly 2 years, and gained around 0.92% against the greenback

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President Putin took part in an expanded meeting of the Prosecutor General’s Office Board

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prosecutor General, colleagues, Earlier this year, we celebrated 300 years of the Russian Prosecution Service, once again emphasising its significant role in the history of the Fatherland, the development of our society and the building of the foundations of a rule-of-law state.  During the annual expanded meeting of the Prosecutor General’s Office Board today, we will sum up the results of your work in 2021, considering the current situation, and will discuss objectives for the short and long term. I should

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West turned to ‘terror’ against Russia – President Putin outlined how the priorities of Western countries have changed over the last two months

Failed attempts to “destroy Russia from within” forced Ukraine and its Western “handlers” to turn to terror measures, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking at a meeting of the Prosecutor General’s Office Board, Putin outlined how, in his opinion, the priorities of Europe and the US in regard to Russia and its military operation in Ukraine had changed

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Elon Musk buys Twitter – The board of directors accepts the entrepreneur’s $44 billion offer after initial resistance

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has finally succeeded in acquiring the social media firm Twitter. The microblogging platform’s board of directors acceptedMusk’s $44 billion offer to take the company private. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement

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Russia warns of nuclear war danger 

Moscow believes such a conflict is ‘unacceptable,’ but not impossible, as tensions mount over Ukraine. Russia’s starting position is that atomic war should be unacceptable and Moscow successfully persuaded the US and other nuclear powers to agree on that back in January, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov outlined in an interview on Monday. However, he added that the situation has since

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Sister feels no justice has been served – TVN Exclusive

A heartbroken subscriber and sister of a man killed in a motorcycle crash in October three years ago has again spoken to TVN following the release of a Coroners report today. On the 27th of October 2019 Steven Streets was riding his motorcycle down Don Road, Devonport approaching Steele Street where he was struck by an oncoming four wheel drive

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Man was charged with historical sex offences ‘to punish him’, court told 

A former person of interest in William Tyrrell’s disappearance was charged with unrelated historical child sex offences, which had previously been examined and not pursued, because police believed he snatched the toddler and wanted to punish him, a court has heard. Bill Spedding, 70, went to fix a washing machine at a Kendall home in northern NSW several days before

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Trial begins for five accused of $105 million ATO fraud conspiracy 

A six-month trial has begun for five people accused of conspiring to defraud the Tax Office of $105 million, with one of them allegedly saying it “would be the biggest tax fraud in Australia’s history”, the NSW Supreme Court has heard. Lauren Anne Cranston, 29, Adam Michael Cranston, 35, Dev Menon, 38, Jason Cornell Onley, 51, and Patrick Willmott, 35,

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A Melbourne man, who the AFP alleges is the head of an organised crime gang, has been charged with Directing activities of a criminal organisation

A Melbourne man, who the AFP alleges is the head of an organised crime gang, has been charged with Directing activities of a criminal organisation contrary to section 390.6(2) Criminal Code (Cth) while in prison. The AFP alleges the man, aged 33, pretended to be speaking to his lawyer over a prison phone when actually ordering members of a Melbourne-based crime syndicate

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Uber in court for misleading statements about Uber taxi fares and cancellation fees  

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Uber B.V.  (Uber), which has admitted it engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations in the Uber ridesharing app. Uber has admitted that it breached the Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading statements in cancellation warning messages and Uber Taxi fare estimates, and

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