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Westfield North Lakes

A BRISBANE mother has created a social media storm after posting a photograph she took at a Westfield shopping centre playground. Lisa Barnard posted a photo of meal trays, chips and plates strewn over a table at Westfield North Lakes on the North Lakes Community Facebook page. Fact check: Katter’s …

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Australian population

MY NEIGHBOURHOOD knows what happens when a large number of immigrants move in. You just have to go 50m from my house to see the consequences. Australia welcomed its 25 millionth resident on Tuesday, with overseas migration fuelling population growth (accounting for 62 per cent). Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe …

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Catherine Deveny

SHE’S come under fire for her controversial remarks before and now Catherine Deveny a new target. This time, the Melbourne-based feminist has launched a scathing attack on farmers suffering through the drought. Deveny wrote a now-deleted Facebook post labelling farmers as “pig-headed, entitled, inflexible and cashing in on Australia’s romanticised …

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Chicago

IN THE space of just 48 hours, devastating gun violence erupted in Chicago’s sweltering summer heat. Seventy-four people were shot and 12 killed in one of the deadliest weekends of the year. A 17-year-old girl died after she was shot in the face in an attack that wounded five people, …

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Billy Ray Irick

WARNING: Graphic content More than 30 years after Billy Ray Irick committed a crime authorities described as one of the most brutal they’d ever seen, the 59-year-old has been executed. Irick died via lethal injection around 11am AEST in a Tennessee prison, the fifth time his execution date had been …

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Charlottesville anniversary

AMERICA is bracing itself for another violent clash outside the White House as protests in Charlottesville to mark the anniversary of last year’s deadly rally went largely peacefully. Images of bodies flying through the air on that fateful day a year ago are seared into the minds of people across …

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