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Accused Melbourne Lord Mayor stands down

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has declared his innocence as he announced he will stand down while he is investigated over sexual harassment allegations.

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Dec 17 2017
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JA sorry if he offended over disabled joke

John Alexander says he's sorry if he caused any offence in his victory speech when he joked about refusing a disabled parking permit because he still had pride.

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Dec 17 2017
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Mysterious deaths of billionaire couple

Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto mansion in suspicious circumstances.

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Dec 17 2017
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NSW man charged over North Korea brokering

A Sydney man been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of componentry of weapons of mass destruction to raise money for North Korea.

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Dec 17 2017
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Two dead after Vic party balcony collapse

Two people have died and 17 are injured after a balcony collapsed in Melbourne's Doncaster East.

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Dec 17 2017
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Holt legacy overshadowed by disappearance

Fifty years after former prime minister Harold Holt vanished from a Victorian beach, he remains best known for his disappearance, not his politics.

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Dec 17 2017
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Labor sees policy work as key to poll wins

Labor says the result in the Bennelong by-election shows there are enough people willing to switch their votes that it has a chance at the next federal poll.

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Dec 17 2017
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Holt submarine theory 'madness': grandson

Politicians will pay tribute to former Australian prime minister Harold Holt 50 years after he disappeared while swimming at a Victorian beach.

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Dec 17 2017
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More evacuations near Los Angeles

Thousands of homes in California are threatened by a raging wildfire that's now the state's third-largest on record as fresh evacuations were ordered.

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Dec 17 2017
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French school bus driver says gates open

The driver of a French school bus involved in a collision with a train, killing five children, has told authorities the gates at the level crossing were open.

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Dec 17 2017
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Bennelong result re-energises PM - and ALP

John Alexander has won the Bennelong by-election, keeping Malcolm Turnbull's parliamentary majority intact and giving the prime minister a new lease on life.

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Dec 17 2017
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Children in care at risk of abuse: inquiry

The child abuse royal commission warns systemic failures continue to place children in care at risk of sexual abuse.

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Dec 17 2017
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Three dead, seven hurt in Java earthquake

Buildings, including hospitals, have been badly damaged or collapsed in a magnitude-6.9 earthquake off Indonesia's Java island that killed three people.

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Dec 17 2017
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Bennelong win a 'renaissance' for PM

Liberal candidate John Alexander has declared his win in the Bennelong by-election a "renaissance" of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.

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Dec 16 2017
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Labor 'energised' despite Bennelong loss

Star Labor candidate in the Bennelong by-election Kristina Keneally claims the party is "energised" despite her loss in the high-stakes poll.

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Dec 16 2017
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Senate vacancy available for Keneally

The prospect of Kristina Keneally heading to the Senate to replace Sam Dastyari has been floated again after her loss in Bennelong.

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Dec 16 2017
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Gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire

The Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 structures, including about 750 homes, in coastal communities in Southern California since erupting on December 4.

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Dec 16 2017
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Pope will consider Aust inquiry's findings

The Vatican has acknowledged the final findings of Australia's child abuse royal commission, saying the report "deserves to be studied seriously".

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Dec 16 2017
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Memorial unveiled for Sydney siege victims

The families of the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege have returned to Sydney's Martin Place for the unveiling of a memorial.

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Dec 16 2017
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Blame PM for citizenship mess: Shorten

As voters go to the polls in the Bennelong by-election, Bill Shorten insists the prime minister is to blame if the dual citizenship saga drags into next year.

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Dec 16 2017
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