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2PM NEWS UPDATE

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Meantime, an elderly couple has been rescued from floodwaters on the Mid North Coast. Their car became stuck on a flooded road at Coramba north west of Coffs Harbour today. A 39-year-old woman from south-west Sydney has died in hospital, after being swept off rocks in dangerous surf at Frazer Park south of Newcastle over the weekend. And a sell-out crowd is expected to brave the rain in Newcastle to see the Socceroos play tonight. Read More »

2PM NEWS UPDATE

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- There are two new Knights this Australia Day, Former Defence Force Chief Angus Houston has been honoured, along with, somewhat surprisingly, Prince Philip. – Meanwhile, courageous Victorian mother Rosie Batty has been named Australian of the Year. – A search continues for a missing swimmer at Surfers Paradise. – And, Newcastle’s Tegan Martin through to the top 15 in the Miss Universe finals.   Read More »

EVENING UPDATE

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Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty – whose son Luke was killed at a cricket ground in 2014 – has been named Australian of the Year. An eight-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped underneath a tractor on a property at Swan Bay in Port Stephens. Tony Abbott has condemned the killing of a Japanese hostage, by ISIL extremists. Authorities are trying to verify a video, announcing the 42-year-old’s death. And Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Thomas Berdych. Read More »

WEEKEND NEWS UPDATE

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- A good samaritan has been stabbed, after coming to the aid of two young women who were set upon by a group of men in Sydney’s west. – Japan’s Prime Minister has condemned the apparent killing of one of its citizens held hostage by Islamic State. – Tony Abbott has met the nominees for Australian of the Year, which will be announced tonight. – And the build up for the Asian Cup semi-final continues, with Socceroos meeting fans in Newcastle. Read More »

EVENING NEWS UPDATE

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The mother of one of the Bali nine death row inmates has wept, while pleading for the Indonesian government to spare her son from the firing squad. A grandfather has fended off two thugs armed with a machete, who tried to rob his Sydney store. An elderly fisherman has died, after his motorised wheelchair toppled off a jetty at Evans Head on the state’s North Coast. And a little bit of Australiana has come to New York. The Empire State building has turned green and gold, to launch Australia Day celebrations in the US. Read More »

3PM NEWS UPDATE

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- Myuran Sukumaran’s mother has described the horror of learning her son, a member of the Bali nine, will face the firing squad. – An elderly shopkeeper has fought off a machete-wielding robber at his Sydney store. – Homicide detectives investigating William Tyrell’s disappearance have returned to Sydney, waiting on forensic results. – And a driver has caused chaos in China, hitting two traffic officers, before crashing into another car.   Read More »

2PM NEWS UPDATE

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- Bill Spedding, the man at the centre of the investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrell, has spoken out, thanking his friends for their support. – Two members of the Bali Nine could face the firing squad within weeks after bids for clemency were rejected. – Prince Andrew has publicly denied allegations he had sex with an underage girl. – And pop star Rihanna has won a legal battle against Topshop, after the company used her image on a t-shirt without consent.   Read More »

EVENING UPDATE

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Bali Nine member Andrew Chan has had his bid for clemency rejected by the Indonesian President, exhausting the 31-year-old’s legal appeals against his death sentence.   A man has faced court, accused of an horrific double murder on the Gold Coast, that’s left a five year old boy without his parents.   Police have concluded the search at a home on the Mid North Coast, as the investigation into William Tyrrel’s disappearance continues.   And the Socceroos will be bound for an Asian Cup semi final at Hunter stadium, if they can beat China in Brisbane tonight. Read More »

2PM NEWS UPDATE

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- Police have concluded their search of a home on the Mid North Coast, as the investigation into William Tyrell’s disappearance continues. – Convicted robber, John Killick, notorious for a prison escape, has walked free from a Queensland prison. – A Sydney mother has told of her family’s traumatic experience, after armed bandits broke into their Marrickville home. – And Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglu says the return of skipper Mile Jedinak will inspire his side in tonight’s quarter final clash.   Read More »

EVENING UPDATE

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Police will resume their search tomorrow, following raids on two mid north coast properties, in the hunt for clues surrounding the disappearance of William Tyrell.   The family of a great grandmother, shot dead at the front door of her Sydney home, have pleaded for help to find her killer.   It’s been revealed doomed Air Asia flight 8501 climbed rapidly, before stalling and crashing into the Java Sea, killing 162 people.   And a surfer has captured the remarkable moment a dolphin knocked her from her board at Byron Bay. Read More »

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