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Trashed room assault sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v R 17 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCER you have pleaded guilty to one count of assault. I have also agreed to deal with two related summary offences being a charge of a breach of a family violence order by committing the assault, and a charge of destroy property which occurred during the same incident. At

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Washington insisted that relocation of US diplomats to Poland “in no way undermines” its support for Kiev 

The US is again evacuating its Ukraine embassy staff, this time moving them across the border to Poland on concerns that Russia will launch an attack on Kiev. “Today the Department of State is again taking action for the safety and security of U.S. citizens, including our personnel,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Monday, as

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Zelensky speaks with Biden and Johnson after Russia recognizes Donbass 

Moscow’s decision to recognize two breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region has triggered emergency consultations between Kiev and its most powerful allies, as well as retaliatory measures. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that he had discussed “the events of the last hours” with US President Joe Biden and was planning to chat with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after

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Address by the President of the Russian Federation 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, friends, My address concerns the events in Ukraine and why this is so important for us, for Russia. Of course, my message is also addressed to our compatriots in Ukraine. The matter is very serious and needs to be discussed in depth. The situation in Donbass has reached a critical, acute stage. I am speaking to you directly today not only to explain what is happening but also to inform you of the decisions being made as well as potential

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The President of Russia signed the Executive Order On the Recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Executive Order On the Recognition of the Lugansk People’s Republic

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Moscow has recognized the two self-declared breakaway Donbass republics in Ukraine’s east as sovereign nations, as a military standoff across the contact line continues to escalate. Speaking as part of a televised address to the nation on Monday evening, Putin signed the decree, saying that “I deem it necessary to make a decision that should have been

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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to “secure the peace” in the newly recognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics, which were formerly considered to be part of Ukraine. 

Moscow officially recognized the independence of the two breakaway regions on Monday. Putin has instructed the Defense Ministry to send peacekeepers into the Donbass, while telling the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish diplomatic relations with the states. The Kremlin’s official move comes shortly after Putin’s lengthy address to the nation on Monday evening. In it, he explaiened the step

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Natasha Darcy jailed for 40 years for murder of partner Mathew Dunbar 

Murderer Natasha Darcy, whose plot to kill her partner and make it look like a suicide led her to be nicknamed the “Widow of Walcha”, will have at least the next 25 years in jail to reflect on actions a judge has called “callous and relentless” as well as “stupid, clumsy and ugly”. Mathew Dunbar, a 42-year-old sheep farmer, died

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Boy dies after collision with Police car

A 16-year-old boy who died after a collision with an unmarked police car is being remembered as “a really loving boy”, who would “light up the room and make us smile”. Jai Wright, an Indigenous boy from Revesby, who was studying to be an electrician, died on Sunday afternoon after suffering head injuries when the trail bike he was riding

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Dynnyrne / Mount Nelson Bushfire Update 

A fire which started in Dynnyrne yesterday afternoon has been determined to have been accidental after investigations have identified the cause was sparks from a brush cutter. Regional fire investigator Tim McKay, who attended the scene yesterday, said that a person was undertaking brush cutting to clear vegetation when the metal blade of that brush cutter came in to contact

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