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An Australian couple have been found dead in a hotel in the Philippines.
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Australian couple found dead in a hotel room in the Philippines

The bodies of an Australian couple were discovered in a room at the Lake Hotel in Tagaytay, a resort city south of the Philippines capital.

Queensland’s Coalition Opposition has announced plans to charge children found guilty of serious crimes, including murder, manslaughter, and robbery, as adults.
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Queensland Opposition wants to sentence serious child offenders as adults

Queensland’s Coalition has promised to legislate the proposed policy if it wins the state election in October.

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Three children have been killed in a house fire in western Sydney

The three children were aged between 10 months and six years old. The children’s mother, and four other young children who were also in the home, were taken to hospital and remain stable.

Bruce Lehrmann appears outside court in Toowoomba.
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Bruce Lehrmann will face a Toowoomba trial on rape charges

Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann will face trial on rape charges in a Toowoomba court.

The number of reported sexual assaults in Australia is at a record high, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
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Number of reported sexual assaults at record high

The number of reported sexual assaults in Australia is at a record high, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Jarryd Hayne outside court. The ex-NRL player has successfully appealed his rape conviction.
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Jarryd Hayne won’t go to a fourth trial

It comes after he won an appeal to have his sexual assault conviction quashed earlier this month.

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Reports of sexual offences against women in Victoria up 80% over decade

CSA data for the year to March shows the number of reported crimes in Victoria increased by over 10% compared to the previous year.

Bruce Lehrmann arrives in court in Queensland.
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Bruce Lehrmann has fronted court in Queensland on rape charges

Bruce Lehrmann has arrived in court in Queensland, where he faces two sexual assault charges over an alleged incident in October 2021.

Hunter Biden has been found guilty of federal gun charges.
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Hunter Biden found guilty of three gun charges

Hunter Biden, the only living son of U.S. President Joe Biden, has been found guilty of criminal charges relating to a gun he owned in 2018.

A 10-year-old girl has been fatally stabbed near Newcastle, according to NSW police. A 17-year-old girl has been arrested.
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A teenage girl has been arrested after a 10-year-old was fatally stabbed in NSW

A 10-year-old girl has been fatally stabbed near Newcastle, according to NSW police. A 17-year-old girl has been arrested.

A Brisbane man's been arrested for his alleged efforts to smuggle cocaine bricks into Australia.
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Police arrest Brisbane man over cocaine bricks found on NSW shores

Police allege he was behind a failed plot to smuggle about 900kg of cocaine into Australia through cargo ships. This had resulted in bricks of cocaine washing up on NSW beaches.

Donald Trump has become the first U.S. President to front a criminal trial.
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Donald Trump is now the first U.S. President to face a criminal trial

Donald Trump’s first of four criminal trials has begun in New York, making him the first U.S. President to front a criminal case.

NT police are enforcing a youth curfew in Alice Springs due to rising crime
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Two week curfew for under 18s in force across Alice Springs

The Northern Territory Government has announced young people in Alice Springs will live under a curfew for two weeks.

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Victoria to trial electronic monitoring for children charged with serious offences

Children in Victoria charged with serious crimes will be subject to electronic monitoring under a new trial.

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The Coalition’s proposed “post and boast” laws, explained

The Coalition will introduce new laws targeting people who “post and boast”, sharing footage of themselves breaking the law on social media

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Andrew Tate is facing new charges in the UK

Tate is also accused of using “physical violence and mental pressure” to rape one of the women.

Melbourne police's wrongful arrest raised concerns in Federal Parliament
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How Victoria Police’s wrong arrest rocked politics

Melbourne police apologised for incorrectly arresting a recent detainee, but not before the saga sparked heated debate in federal politics.

A man is in custody over missing Sydney couple
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Man hands himself in over missing Sydney couple

Police are speaking with a man over missing Sydney couple Jesse Baird and Luke Davies, who haven’t been seen since Monday.

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Kathleen Folbigg criminal convictions overturned

Kathleen Folbigg’s convictions for the deaths of her four kids have been quashed, after scientists said they likely died from natural causes.

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‘Crypto-king’ Sam Bankman-Fried guilty of fraud

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has been found guilty on two counts of fraud and seven counts of conspiracy.

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Woman arrested over suspected poisoned mushroom meal

Victorian police have arrested a 49-year-old woman in the state’s south-east over three suspected deaths linked to a meal allegedly containing poisoned mushrooms.

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Court finds owners of Whakaari-White Island failed risk assessment

A New Zealand court has found the owners of Whakaari White Island were in breach of workplace safety laws when a volcanic eruption claimed 22 lives in 2019.

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Young woman’s body found at Sydney school

A young woman is believed to have been killed after her body was found at the Sydney school where she worked.

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Bruce Lehrmann charged with rape in Toowoomba

Bruce Lehrmann can be named as the man who was charged with two counts of rape earlier this year in Toowoomba.

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AFP: Major money laundering ring uncovered

The AFP alleges a Chinese currency exchange business used dozens of its Australian retail premises as a front for illegal money laundering operations worth over $200 million.

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First Nations boy dies after incident in WA youth detention cell

A 16-year-old First Nations boy died at a Perth hospital on Thursday night after being found unresponsive in his cell at a youth detention centre last week.

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Accused rapists in Queensland can be publicly named from next month

Queensland has changed a law that stopped the reporting of people accused of rape. There’s now only one part of Australia with the laws.

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Lucy Letby has received a life sentence for murder of newborns

The neonatal nurse targeted newborns in her care at a hospital in northwest England between 2015 and 2016.

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Miss Universe Indonesia has been accused of strip-searching contestants

Miss Universe organisers have cut ties with the pageant’s Indonesian arm amid claims of sexual abuse. Here’s what you need to know.

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How much does it cost to kill someone?

A recent spate of gun violence in Sydney escalated last week when five people were shot in five days. It follows the murder of a man once known as the ‘Tony Soprano’ of Sydney’s crime underworld. In today’s deep dive, we speak with Crime Editor at the Daily Telegraph Mark Morri about the shootings, their links to organised crime, and why it’s so hard to hold perpetrators responsible.

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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Vladimir Putin

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more on Putin’s arrest warrant.

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