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Gun Parts Manufacturer Responds to Trending #OneLess Videos

A business owner who sells gun accessories in Pennsylvania shared a response on Facebook to gun owners who are throwing away their automatic rifles, parodying the trending #OneLess videos where gun

Australian man sentenced to life for child sex offences

An Australian businessman has been has been sentenced to life behind bars in the Philippines, for operating a child cybersex den. Drew Frederick Shobrook and his partner were arrested in 2013 after

6000 cut off as NZ cleans up after Gita

Former Cyclone Gita has caused flooding, damaged roads and isolated thousands of people in New Zealand's popular tourist destination Golden Bay.

Everyday items boost Reject Shop’s profit

The Reject Shop's embrace of familiar brands and items like laundry powder and tissues has attracted shoppers back to the discount store, helping lift its first-half profit.

Fried chicken shortage hits KFC in UK

Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.

RAW: Rare Tasmania tiger specimens at Melbourne Museum

February 21, 2018. Raw footage: Rare Tasmanian tiger specimens, including skulls, preserved joeys and a taxidermied adult, are on display at Melbourne Museum as a group of Victorian researchers

Dramatic Bodycam Shows Police Pursuit of Dangerous Driver in Townsville

A police pursuit in the early hours of February 21 ended in the dramatic arrest of a dangerous driver who allegedly try to ram a police vehicle near Townsville, Queensland. Queensland Police said

Philippine court sentences Australian to life imprisonment on child trafficking

Australian national Drew Shobbrook and a Filipino woman were arrested in 2013 for operating a child cybersex den and selling underaged girls for sex.

Timber pierces through shower, mirror during storm

Neighbour's roof smashes into home during a wild storm in central Queensland.

Lawyers for Pell denied access to medical records

Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers have been denied access to medical records of a complainant, as they prepare his defence against historical sexual offence charges. Lawyers had previously sought to

Border boss inquiry time justified: Dutton

Peter Dutton has defended a protracted investigation into the conduct of the Australian Border Force boss, insisting he is entitled natural justice.

Coca-Cola’s profit jumps 81% despite performance woes

Coca-Cola Amatil's annual net profit has risen 80.9 per cent to $445.2 million, fuelled by one-off gains, but the bottler's key Australian beverages division had a challenging year. Total revenue of

Aged care regulation is "failing" elderly: Qld minister

February 21, 2018. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles speaks at a Gold Coast hospital on Wednesday about the state of Australia’s aged care system after five deaths at a Carinity-run Townsville

Should Australia cut immigration levels?

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has slammed former PM Tony Abbott for calling on Australia to drastically cut its immigration intake.

Abbott responsible for income inequality; not migration – Bandt

February 21, 2018. Greens MP Adam Bandt comments on Tony Abbott's call to lower migration to raise wages. Bandt says the comments are dog-whistle racism and that Abbott's policies while Prime Minister

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Dutton makes school loyalty pledge case

School children could take a US-style pledge of loyalty to Australia as part of a broader civics program, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says.

Students March for Gun Law Restrictions Following Parkland School Shooting

Students in Boca Raton, Florida staged a walkout on Tuesday, February 20, calling for new gun law restrictions, a week after 17 people were shot dead at a nearby school in Parkland. Hundreds of

Ex-AFL player Grant concerned about “capacity to protect his family": lawyer

February 21, 2018. Former AFL premiership player Shannon Grant’s lawyer Nicole Spicer speaks outside Mooorabbin Magistrates Court. Ms Spicer says Mr Grant is respectful of the court process and is

North Carolina Toy Store Enlists BB-8 for Some Olympic Curling Fun

A toy store in North Carolina proved that you don’t need to be in Pyeongchang to join in on the Winter Olympics action when they went curling with a BB-8 droid. Staff at the family-run Dancing Bear