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  • Former US diplomat admits to spying for Cuba for decades

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    A former US ambassador said he will plead guilty to charges of serving as a secret agent for communist Cuba going back decades, bringing an unexpectedly fast resolution to a case prosecutors described as one of the most brazen betrayals in the history of the US foreign service. Manuel Rocha, 73, told a federal judge…

  • Stocks of weight loss company sink

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    Oprah Winfrey is leaving the board of WeightWatchers, ending a nearly decade-long stint as a director of the beleaguered company that has faced sudden competition from Ozempic. Winfrey notified the company of her decision earlier this week, telling them she won’t be standing for re-election at its annual shareholder meeting coming up in May. A…

  • Almost 100 drowning deaths across Australia this summer

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    Almost 100 people drowned in Australia this summer, more than half of them at coastal beaches, Surf Living Saving Australia has reported. The body’s summer drowning report found that 99 people had drowned across the country during the summer months, 55 of them at coastal beaches. The report also revealed volunteer surf life savers had…

  • Warning of new wave of attacks in crucial election year

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    Deaths caused by terrorist attacks across the world have spiked to their highest level in seven years, new research has found. There are concerns last October’s attack by Hamas on Israel has stoked a new wave of politically-motivated violence in coming months. And researchers are concerned about potential attacks when crucial elections are held in…

  • Woman accused of falsely claiming flood relief grants

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    At about 10.30am on Monday, February 19, police arrested a 47-year-old woman at Encounter Bay, south of Adelaide. Police will allege she submitted false applications relating to the early business closure grant and the small business flood recovery grant offered by the state government after the 2022-23 Murray River floods. She has been charged with…

  • Vladimir Putin warns sending Western troops to Ukraine risks global nuclear war

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin’s blunt warning came in a state-of-the-nation address on Thursday ahead of next month’s election he’s all…

  • Wayne Couzens should never have been a police officer, Angiolini inquiry finds

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    The serving police officer who murdered English woman Sarah Everard, sparking a national conversation about policing and violence against women, should never have been an officer, a report has found. Wayne Couzens, then an off-duty officer in London’s Metropolitan Police Service, abducted, raped and murdered the 33-year-old when she was walking home on March 3,…

  • Strike on Palestinians waiting for aid kills 70, Gaza officials say, taking war’s toll past 30,000

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    At least 70 people were killed in a strike early Thursday on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid in Gaza City, bringing the total number killed since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. Gaza City and the rest of northern Gaza were the first targets…

  • Victorian government secretary Jeroen Weirmar dodges questions about payouts

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    High-profile Victorian government bureaucrat Jeroen Weimer has dodged questions over a new high-paying role within the Premier’s department amid criticism over a payout for his role as Commonwealth Games chief. Weimar’s pay was criticised this week as Victorians face cost of living pressures. High profile Victorian government bureaucrat Jeroen Weimer has dodged questions. (9News) When…

  • Senior detective’s warning to Brisbane crime gang

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    Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham has issued a frank warning to teenage criminals allegedly responsible for terrorising residents on Brisbane’s east side. At least four homes in Seven Hills were targeted in the early hours of yesterday morning. Police believe the group also broke into a pizza shop in Cannon Hill, smashing inside and stealing thousands…