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Indonesia asks Australia to help search for submarine with 53 on board
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Indonesia asks Australia to help search for submarine with 53 on board

Contact was lost with the German-built submarine, which has 53 sailors on board, north of Bali on Wednesday and an oil spill was later found.

  • by Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies

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From the Archives 1887: Cyclone destroys pearling fleet off WA coast

From the Archives 1887: Cyclone destroys pearling fleet off WA coast

On 22 April 1887, a cyclone struck the pearling fleet at Ninety Mile Beach near Broome claiming 140 lives. The storm was unexpected, as it was late into the season, so the fleet had very little warning of the approaching danger.

  • by Staff Writers
Man charged with murder of young mum found dead at Gold Coast home

Man charged with murder of young mum found dead at Gold Coast home

The 27-year-old, who was found dead in the home’s backyard following an explosion early on Tuesday, has been named as mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson. 

  • by Cloe Read
Aishwarya’s parents’ pain exacerbated by four days spent not knowing where her body was

Aishwarya’s parents’ pain exacerbated by four days spent not knowing where her body was

Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s Hospital after waiting two hours to be seen by a doctor. The family left the hospital in shock about four hours after the little girl’s death and say they have been let down by a system that has not taken religious needs into account.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Burnt body of woman found in Gold Coast backyard after explosion
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Burnt body of woman found in Gold Coast backyard after explosion

Police were called to a residence at Arundel on Tuesday morning to conduct a welfare check and found the body.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia and Cloe Read
‘Can pain kill you?’: Teen’s final words after he was turned away from NSW hospital

‘Can pain kill you?’: Teen’s final words after he was turned away from NSW hospital

An inquest has heard flesh-eating bacteria may have been behind the “excruciating death” of a teenager after a hospital turned him away three times.

  • by Carrie Fellner
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‘Car completely ripped in half’: Boys in the boot miraculously survive Busselton horror crash that killed two teens
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‘Car completely ripped in half’: Boys in the boot miraculously survive Busselton horror crash that killed two teens

Two boys have died after the car they were in - carrying seven teenagers, including two in the boot - crashed into a tree near Busselton on Saturday night. 

  • by Lauren Pilat
Scores injured, 11 killed in Egypt train crash

Scores injured, 11 killed in Egypt train crash

At least eight train wagons ran off the railway line in the accident north of Cairo.

  • by Samy Magdy
Police will treat investigation into baby’s death in car ‘carefully, thoroughly and with sensitivity’

Police will treat investigation into baby’s death in car ‘carefully, thoroughly and with sensitivity’

The 11-month-old girl was found unresponsive in a car by her mother at a school in the Perth suburb of Darch, where she was picking up another child.

  • by Daile Cross
Police continue probe into 11-month-old’s ‘tragic’ death at Perth school
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Police continue probe into 11-month-old’s ‘tragic’ death at Perth school

A criminal investigation into the infant’s death is ongoing and officers have spoken to her mother, who has since been allowed to leave.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola and Daile Cross
Body found after house fire at Fraser Coast

Body found after house fire at Fraser Coast

A body has been found and a crime scene has been declared after a house fire in Maryborough. 

  • by Cloe Read