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Witness feared alleged victims would sue if she testified against Malka Leifer, court hears

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An ex-school counsellor did not want to make a statement against former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer because she was worried the alleged victims might pursue her for money, a court has heard. Leifer, 5...

Doorman witness vapes and drives during testimony in Depp v Heard trial

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The judge in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard defamation trial was left temporarily lost for words on Wednesday after the court was shown the pre-recorded deposition of a doorman who was driving and vaping as he spoke. A...

‘I believed I witnessed a murder,’ witness says at Derek Chauvin trial

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A key prosecution witness has told the trial of the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd that he called the emergency services during the incident because “I believed I witnessed a murder”. Donald Wil...

Stephen Port identified as ‘significant witness’ after first murder, inquest hears

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The serial killer Stephen Port was identified as a “significant witness” and police knew of a previous male rape allegation against him within hours of the body of his first murder victim being found, an inquest has h...

Mother Teresa: For the Love of God? review – damning testimony from a killer witness

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Who could have foreseen, when Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born in what is now Skopje, North Macedonia, in August 1910, that she would become one of the icons of the 20th century, recognised across the globe as Mother T...

‘People were hurled everywhere’: witness describes Kabul airport blasts – video

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Two suicide bombs exploded near the main entrances to Kabul airport on Thursday, reportedly killing at least 13 people, including children. Footage filmed after the blast shows what appears to be smoke rising from the...

Nicolas Sarkozy case: ‘paparazzi queen’ in custody over alleged witness tampering

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A French businesswoman known as the “paparazzi queen” is being questioned by police over alleged witness tampering in a case against the former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Michèle Marchand, known as Mimi, a powerful fi...

Witness tells Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial no people found in tunnel during 2009 raid on Afghan compound

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A former SAS patrol commander has told the federal court that no people were found hiding inside a tunnel during a 2009 SAS raid on an Afghan compound called Whiskey 108, contrary to evidence previously given by sever...

Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial: police feared witness would destroy phone evidence

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Police feared one of Ben Roberts-Smith’s SAS witnesses in his defamation case was going to destroy evidence on his phone when they confronted him with a search warrant in a city hotel late on Tuesday night. The former...

Theatre is like church: we gather to bear witness

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Ben Roberts-Smith: first Afghan witness tells court he saw ‘a big soldier’ kick his uncle off a cliff

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“A big soldier”, an Australian SAS trooper, kicked a handcuffed Afghan villager down a steep embankment, before the man’s body was later seen being dragged into an orchard, a court has heard in a pivotal day of eviden...

Witness willing to testify she saw Prince Andrew with a ‘young girl’ at London nightclub

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A woman who may have seen Prince Andrew with Virginia Giuffre at a London nightclub 20 years ago is “willing” to provide testimony in Giuffre’s civil lawsuit against the royal, whom she accuses of sexual abuse, the wi...

Witness agrees with Ben Roberts-Smith that no fighting-aged men were inside tunnel, court hears

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The soldier who discovered the infamous tunnel in Whiskey 108 says there were no fighting-aged males hiding inside, backing Ben Roberts-Smith’s version of events of a fiercely contested mission in Afghanistan, the fed...

José Ramos-Horta calls on Timor-Leste to award Australia’s Witness K top honour

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José Ramos-Horta will formally request that Timor-Leste award Witness K the nation’s highest honour, praising him for exposing “Australian government perfidy, bad faith and dishonesty” in a bugging operation conducted...

Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack witness describes holding dying victim

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A witness to the Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack in central London has described holding one of the victims in his arms and telling her she was loved as she lay dying. Gareth Evans, a former HMP Grendon inmate, told a...

‘Even if die I will tell the truth’: witness speaks out at Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial

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After two full days giving evidence Mohammed Hanifa Fatih was formally excused. But he wasn’t yet finished. Staring down a computer screen into an arcane courtroom on the other side of the world; having answered, sin...

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