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Nick Philippoussis to fight abuse charges

Australian tennis coach Nick Philippoussis has proclaimed his innocence during his first court appearance in the US after being accused of sexually abusing two nine-year-old girls for almost a year. Philippoussis, 68, who was supported in the San Diego courthouse by his former professional tennis star son Mark Philippoussis, entered …

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Council’s Grenfell ‘manslaughter’

Arconic, the U.S. company that supplied the cladding panels used at Grenfell Tower in London, where 80 people died in a deadly blaze, is being sued by a shareholder. David Pollard reports. Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire say they suspect councils may have committed corporate manslaughter. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty …

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Last hope for baby Charlie removed

This is an undated photo of sick baby Charlie Gard provided by his family, taken at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Picture: AP. A BRITISH judge has ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within …

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Shock as dog dies in freak accident

A dog owner has been left distraught after her dog died from drinking too much water on holiday. Picture: Facebook. A DOG owner has been left distraught after her dog died from drinking too much water on holiday. Melanie Whitehead had set up a paddling pool to allow her three …

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Muslim man finds bacon in Maccas wrap

A man forbidden to touch pork products due to his Muslim faith has raised a formal complaint with McDonald’s after mistakenly finding bacon in his wrap. Picture: AFP. A FATHER forbidden to touch pork products due to his Muslim faith has raised a formal complaint with McDonald’s in the UK. …

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Five deaths in a row rock small town

‘Gifted’ modern languages student Elsa Scaburri, 21, is the fifth Bristol University student to suicide so far this academic year. BRITAIN’S prestigious Bristol University has been rocked by more unfavourable publicity after the death of 21-year-old Elsa Scaburri was ruled a suicide at a coronial inquest yesterday. The third-year student …

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Boy’s response to gay brother is perfect

Oliver Potter told his brother Alfie he was gay and the five-year-old’s response was priceless. Picture: YouTube A FIVE-year-old boy has reacted in the best way ever to his older brother coming out as gay. Oliver Potter decided to film his coming out to his little brother for a video …

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Madonna accepts damages from publisher

Madonna has accepted undisclosed damages from MailOnline publisher Associated Newspapers over a “serious invasion of privacy” involving her twin daughters, Stella and Estere. The singer, who adopted the four-year-olds in February, brought the case at London’s High Court over a January 2017 article that caused her “considerable personal distress and …

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European economy boosts Volkswagen profits

Volkswagen’s profits have risen in the first half of the year as the German car maker benefited from increased sales in a growing European economy and it moved past one-time costs for its diesel emissions scandal in the US. After-tax profit rose to 6.6 billion euros ($A9.7 billion) from 3.6 …

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Wine study aims to end cork-or-cap debate

British scientists could soon provide a definitive answer to the years-long debate over whether wine tastes better from a cork or screw cap bottle. Members of the public can take part in the Oxford University experiment that is using brain-scanning technology to test how the sounds, aromas and sensations associated …

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