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Teen charged with murder after boy, 16, killed in street stabbing at Lake Macquarie

Teen charged with murder after boy, 16, killed in street stabbing at Lake Macquarie

A 16-year-old boy is dead, a second in hospital and a third has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing at Lake Macquarie overnight.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Angus Thompson

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Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

A California jury found Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years.

  • by Daniel Trotta
‘They’ll pull knives on ya’: how a teenage boy’s night out turned to tragedy

‘They’ll pull knives on ya’: how a teenage boy’s night out turned to tragedy

Just 17, apprentice Jack Beasley arrived in Surfers Paradise for a night out with his mates. Hours later he died in hospital after a stab wound to the heart.

  • by Frank Robson
Teacher charged over alleged sexual abuse of students at Sydney school
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Teacher charged over alleged sexual abuse of students at Sydney school

Police allege three boys were sexually assaulted by Helga Lam at Maroubra Bay High School between 1977 and 1980.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Top NSW CFMEU officials charged after allegedly accepting bribes from construction company

Top NSW CFMEU officials charged after allegedly accepting bribes from construction company

Father and son Darren and Michael Greenfield allegedly took payments from the owner of a building company in exchange for preferential treatment.

  • by Fergus Hunter, Kate McClymont and Nick Bonyhady
‘She just keeps on going’: Duterte critic Maria Ressa’s fight for press freedom

‘She just keeps on going’: Duterte critic Maria Ressa’s fight for press freedom

The journalist cops plenty for challenging Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s regime – and what’s alarming is the scale of the online campaign against her.

  • by Tim Elliott
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The tragic toll of rising knife crime

The tragic toll of rising knife crime

Writer Frank Robson and Queensland Police acting inspector Ken Murray discuss the various causes of knife crime – and how police are encouraging better choices.

‘Seriously wrong’: leaders call for fairer funeral rules after police clashes

‘Seriously wrong’: leaders call for fairer funeral rules after police clashes

Amna Karra-Hassan, from the Lebanese Muslim Association, says people feel targeted by authorities after four people were arrested for attending an outdoor funeral at Rookwood Cemetery.

  • by Daniella White
The sprawling damage wrought by Kenja

The sprawling damage wrought by Kenja

Kenja became notorious for the child sexual abuse claims against its late founder, Ken Dyers, who the group is still trying to defend. But there were many other vulnerable individuals whose lives were irrevocably damaged by the ‘cult’.

  • by Harriet Alexander
Man charged over alleged COVID-19 clinic road rage attack

Man charged over alleged COVID-19 clinic road rage attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged over an alleged road rage attack at the testing clinic in Sydney’s west.

  • by Daniella White
Cult survivors fall through the cracks in child abuse redress scheme

Cult survivors fall through the cracks in child abuse redress scheme

More than 450 organisations have agreed to acknowledge and pay compensation to people who were sexually abused while in their care as children, but the survivors of groups that have not signed up to the scheme may fall through the cracks.

  • by Harriet Alexander