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Former student tells Chris Dawson’s murder trial he called her ‘petal’ and left notes in schoolbag

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A former student taught by Chris Dawson has told a Sydney court he would call her “petal” and leave secret love letters signed “God” in her schoolbag when she was 16. The woman, known as JC, gave evidence in Dawson’s ...

‘Hello it’s John Howard calling’: former PM says Liberal party asked him to ‘campaign extensively’

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Australians might have been sitting down for dinner about 7pm on Monday, or tuning in to the news, but for those living in marginal seats there was a chance they were interrupted – by the former prime minister John Ho...

Former junior Wimbledon champion Laura Robson retires at 28

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The former junior Wimbledon champion and Olympic silver medallist Laura Robson has announced her retirement from tennis following three hip operations. The 28-year-old was thrust into the spotlight aged 14 when she wo...

Former Kiribati president slams Australia’s ‘politicisation’ of climate action and power of fossil fuel lobby

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A former president of the Pacific nation of Kiribati has blasted the influence of the fossil fuel lobby in Australia and the “politicisation” of climate policy, issuing a plea for leaders to adopt a “more moral” stanc...

Former Trump official Kash Patel writes children’s book repeating false claim over Steele dossier

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Kash Patel, a former Republican aide on the House intelligence committee who Donald Trump weighed installing as deputy CIA director, is publishing a children’s book on Monday that perpetuates the false claim the Steel...

Former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds killed in Queensland car crash

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World cricket is mourning the shock loss of another Australian great after Test star and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds was killed in a car crash in Queensland. The 46-year-old “cult figure” was involved in ...

Former Police Scotland officer hopes ‘torturous’ tribunal win will help women

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A former armed response officer awarded nearly £1m by Police Scotland over victimisation said the past few years had been “torturous” and no amount of compensation could make up for the pain experienced. Rhona Malone ...

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzlement

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The former MP Natalie McGarry has been found guilty of embezzling almost £25,000 from the pro-independence group she helped set up and from her local Scottish National party branch. After a six-week trial at Glasgow s...

Sri Lanka president brings back five-time former PM in effort to ease crisis

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Sri Lanka’s beleaguered president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has sworn in a new prime minister to replace his brother as the country reels from days of violence. The new PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has held the post five ...

Denmark seeks to charge former defence minister with disclosing secrets

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Denmark’s top prosecuting authority is to seek to have a former defence minister’s parliamentary immunity lifted so he can be charged with illegally disclosing “highly classified information”. The office of the direct...

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey jailed for sexual assault

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The former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed for two years after he was caught on camera sexually assaulting a young woman. The 54-year-old, who it was said had shown “more self-pity than remorse”, dabbe...

Former Oxford college dean and senior cleric to leave Church of England

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A senior cleric who fought an epic three-and-a-half-year battle over efforts to oust him as head of Christ Church, Oxford, has announced he is quitting the Church of England. Martyn Percy, the dean of Christ Church Ca...

Former Guantánamo prisoner on trial in France for extremism

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An Algerian preacher who spent eight years in the US-run Guantánamo Bay prison has gone on trial in France for allegedly encouraging several young men to join the Islamic State group. Saber Lahmar, a 52-year-old Alger...

Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli to be released from prison after 49 years

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Sundiata Acoli, 85, the oldest former member of the Black Panthers still to be incarcerated for acts of violence during the 1970s Black liberation struggle, is finally to be released from prison after the New Jersey s...

Former NBA and Michigan State player Adreian Payne shot dead at age of 31

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Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in an Orlando shooting. He was 31. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting early on Monday morning. ...

Essex fined £50,000 for racist comment made by former chair in 2017

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Essex have been hit with a £50,000 fine by the Cricket Discipline Commission after an investigation into allegedly racist language used by the former chair John Faragher during a board meeting five years ago. Faragher...

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