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Police can confirm 4-year-old Shayla Phillips has been safely located a short time ago, in bushland near Halls Rd, Stormlea. 

Police can confirm 4-year-old Shayla Phillips has been safely located a short time ago, in bushland near Halls Rd, Stormlea. Police statement: Police are pleased to confirm 4-year-old girl, Shayla Phillips, was safely located in bushland at Stormlea this afternoon. “A State Emergency Service ground search team located Shayla around 4pm, in bushland about 1km from where she was last

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China accused the United States of shifting responsibility for the situation around Ukraine 

The head of the Chinese defense department, Colonel Wu Qian, responded to accusations from the United States that the PRC condoned the Russian special operation in the Donbass instead of stopping it. He stated this at a briefing on Thursday, March 24. “Allegations that China knew about this conflict in advance, agreed with it or tacitly supported it, are disinformation. All these statements serve only to

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False narrative of ‘Russiagate’ was worse than Watergate, 45th US president says in federal lawsuit 

Former US President Donald Trump has sued Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, their lawyers, former FBI employees and everyone connected to the “Steele Dossier” for conspiracy to falsely accuse him of “collusion” with Russia in 2016, and undermining his presidency afterwards.  The lawsuit, filed in the federal court in the Southern District of Florida on Thursday, seeks $72 million in damages, triple the estimated $24 million

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The President held a briefing session, via videoconference, with permanent members of the Security Council.  

The meeting participants discussed at length the progress in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine and expressed regret over the slowness of the Ukrainian side. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on the ongoing special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine, as well as the efforts by the Russian military to provide humanitarian aid, ensure security and restore vital infrastructure in the liberated territories. The participants also touched upon the anti-sanctions agenda and exchanged views on the current macroeconomic situation in Russia.

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China and Solomon Islands are set to sign off on a security deal that will see Chinese warships based in the Pacific and shift the balance of power in Australia’s region. 

The agreement will give China the power to use its military to protect the safety of Chinese personnel and major projects in Solomon Islands and give Beijing a base for its navy less than 2000 kilometres off Australia’s coast. The base would be the first time Australia has had a strategic adversary within striking distance of its coastline since World

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Statement from Meta to the ASX

Statements from Meta: Statement on Australian regulation “We have always been clear as a company that we welcome regulations that set evidence based and effective guidelines for addressing today’s toughest challenges on the Internet. The overall regulatory approach taken by Australia needs to be viewed in the context of a global contest of competing visions of the internet. It is

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said, in a statement, that on Wednesday it summoned “a senior diplomat of the US diplomatic mission in Moscow” and handed him a “a note with a list of American diplomatic employees to be deported and declared ‘persona non grata’.” 

The US embassy in Moscow was handed a list of those declared ‘persona non grata’ over what was described as the “hostile actions” of Washington Russia has announced the expulsion of an unspecified number of American diplomats in response to a US government order to remove 12 staffers from Moscow’s mission to the United Nations, in New York. The ministry explained that

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the capture of the city of Izyum near Kharkov 

The Russian armed forces took control of the city of Izyum in the Kharkov region. This was announced on March 24 by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov. “The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to fulfill the tasks of a special military operation. By the morning of March 24, units of the Russian army

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Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as the top US diplomat, has passed away at the age of 84, her family confirmed, listing the cause of death as cancer. 

We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that position, passed away earlier today. The cause was cancer,” said a statement posted on Albright’s Twitter account by her relatives. The family called Albright a “tireless champion of democracy and human rights” and a refugee “who rose to the heights of American policy-making,

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