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A Hunter man who brutally killed nine puppies is being sentenced in Newcastle Local Court today. 25-year-old Nathan Thompson bashed the animals over the head with a rock on March 11 and dumped them in bushland at Kurri Kurri.

The Australian Federal Police has defended its actions over the Bali Nine, saying the arrests were not a result of a parent’s tip-off, and officers would have arrested the group before leaving Australia if there was sufficient evidence.

A 101-year-old man has been rescued from the rubble in Nepal – SEVEN days after the powerful earthquake tore the nation apart.

And the newest resident of Kensington Palace has had some special visitors overnight. Prince Charles, Camilla and Kate Middleton’s parents dropped in to meet the Princess – as the world eagerly waits to find out what the little girl will be named.

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