Western Australia

Family gather to say goodbye to Kawa

THE parents of a little girl pulled unconscious from a swimming pool during a Bali holiday have made the heartbreaking decision to turn off the three-year-old’s life support. Kawa Sweeney has remained unresponsive since being admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday night. The family released a statement this afternoon …

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Western Australia

South West braces for severe storm

A map showing the parts of WA’s South West that will be affected by a strong cold front. PEOPLE in WA’s South West are being warned to prepare for a strong cold front packing gusts of up to 125km/h that will cross the coast on Thursday evening. A severe weather warning …

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Western Australia

Elderly man contracts meningococcal disease

An elderly man is WA’s latest meningococcal patient. Picture: File. AN elderly West Australian is being treated in hospital for meningococcal disease, the fifth case of the infection in the past month. The WA Health Department said the patient was being treated for a Y strain of the disease, and it …

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Western Australia

Tiahleigh’s foster brother admits to lying

A FOSTER brother of slain Brisbane schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has admitted lying to police and a corruption watchdog during the investigation into the 12-year-old’s death. Joshua Thorburn, 21, was sentenced to a total of 15 months in the Beenleigh District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to one count each …

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Western Australia

US nabs Russian Bitcoin ‘mastermind’

A US jury has indicted a Russian man as the operator of a digital currency exchange he allegedly used to launder more than $US4 billion ($AU5 billion) for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking. Alexander Vinnik was arrested in a small beachside village in northern …

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Western Australia

Family gather to say goodbye to Kawa

THE parents of a little girl pulled unconscious from a swimming pool during a Bali holiday have made the heartbreaking decision to turn off the three-year-old’s life support. Kawa Sweeney has remained unresponsive since being admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday night. The family released a statement this afternoon …

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Western Australia

Mark Latham: Throw away the burqa Muslims

Miss World Australia Esma Voloder fires back “THROW away the burqa, throw away the hijab, dress in a modern, Australian way.” Those were the words of media commentator Mark Latham, praising Islamic Miss World Australia Esma Voloder for integrating into our country. It comes after the 25-year-old fired back at …

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Western Australia

Tank rolls over suicide bomber car

A VIDEO of an army tank driving over a car occupied by IS suicide bombers and 100kg of explosives before a deadly blast has been released. The tank crew moved into action when they realised the car was on a suicide mission and lives were at risk near a military …

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Western Australia

Dining boom replaces the mining boom

There has been a rise in prices for Australia food products as the nation experiences an Asian-fuelled ‘dining boom’. NEW figures suggest Australian exporters are enjoying the fruits of an Asian ‘dining boom’, replacing the nation’s income diet of a ‘mining boom’ While iron ore and coal export prices took …

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Western Australia

Dining boom replaces the mining boom

NEW figures suggest Australian exporters are enjoying the fruits of an Asian ‘dining boom’, replacing the nation’s income diet of a ‘mining boom’ While iron ore and coal export prices took a bit of a hit during the June quarter, beef export prices soared seven per cent and there were …

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