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‘This is what we live for’: Sikh volunteers get funds pledge for kitchen upgrade 

After delivering thousands of free meals to vulnerable Victorians stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to interstate flood victims, Victoria’s Sikh volunteers need a bigger kitchen. Volunteers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs were already cooking 18,000 meals a year in 2019, when the Black Summer fires tore down the nation’s east coast, but ramped that up to a whopping

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A man has allegedly sexually assaulted an unconscious woman on a suburban Darwin footpath in broad daylight. 

Northern Territory police were called to Ellengowan Drive in the northern suburb of Brinkin near Charles Darwin University about 2.50pm on Wednesday. The man, 48, struck the woman, which caused her to become unconscious before he sexually assaulted her, a spokeswoman says. The alleged assault also left the woman with injuries to her face. A man was arrested and taken to

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Alleged wife-killer Dawson to stand trial 

Chris Dawson will stand trial for the murder of his wife Lynette after Australia’s highest court dismissed an application for the matter to be struck out. The former professional rugby league player is accused of killing his wife Lynette 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney. Dawson, 73, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife. A last-ditch

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When Shaun Garry Johnson’s car didn’t start after a Boxing Day barbecue, he returned to the gathering and within minutes had killed the host. 

The 50-year-old victim Steven O’Brien had stumbled towards his mother saying “he’s cut my throat Mum’” before he died outside his Newcastle home. In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Johnson was jailed for nine years and six months with a non-parole period of six years and four months. After a judge-alone trial, Justice Richard Cavanagh in November found the 38-year-old not

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Barrister spared jail time for contempt 

A Sydney barrister who repeatedly disobeyed injunctions preventing him from engaging in legal practice has been given a suspended jail term. “Overall, his conduct reveals a breathtaking and flagrant disregard for this Court’s authority,” said Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday. He ordered that Michael Rollinson be imprisoned for nine months, but suspended it on condition

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‘The government is the favourite’: Albanese claims underdog status 

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed underdog status at the onset of the federal election campaign, arguing the government should be regarded as the favourite and Scott Morrison had “enormous advantages” as the incumbent. Most published polls show the opposition with a clear lead, but Mr Albanese noted Labor had only won government from opposition three times since World War

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced a provocation being prepared by Kiev in Irpen 

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that Ukraine is preparing a provocation on charges of the Russian side in the massacres of civilians in the city of Irpin, Kiev region. This was announced on April 9 by the official representative of the department, Igor Konashenkov. “According to confirmed data, the Kyiv nationalist regime is preparing another provocation to accuse Russia

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Ambassador Antonov explained the need for a special operation by the unwillingness of Kyiv to stop the genocide 

The special military operation of Russia to protect the civilian population of Donbass was caused by the unwillingness of Kiev to stop the genocide of Russians. This was announced on Friday, April 8, by the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov. “The special operation in Ukraine is the result of the unwillingness of the Kiev regime to stop the genocide of Russians by fulfilling its

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The most sanctioned country on earth enveiled

Russia tops infamous list that includes Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, and Myanmar The thousands of sanctions introduced against Russia since 2014 over the crisis in Ukraine by the United States and its allies have put the country at the top of the most targeted nations list. Russia has officially become the most sanctioned country in the world, surpassing

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Pakistan won’t accept an ‘imported government’ – Imran Khan

The prime minister alleged that a “foreign country” is seeking to oust him from power ahead of a postponed no-confidence vote Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused opposition leaders of seeking to install an “imported government,” saying he would not tolerate foreign meddling after the country’s highest court ruled that the PM must face a no-confidence vote. Speaking during an address

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