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Former Kambala principal sues school, teachers over emails that made her out to be 'tyrannical'

Former Kambala principal Debra Kelliher is claiming that emails circulated about her in the wake of her departure made her out to be a "tyrant".

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:45 pm

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Police say their boat capsized on Monday, and a crewmate was rescued about 12 hours later.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:36 pm

New light rail route crosses Parramatta River but stops short of Strathfield

Strathfield in Sydney's inner west has missed out on a link to a $3.5 billion light rail line after the state government opted to extend the second stage to suburbs north of the Parramatta River before ending it at the Olympic Park precinct.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:26 pm

No answers yet for two-thirds of the economy not covered by latest energy plan

Farmers, builders and the trucking industry might be forced to do extra work to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of the way the National Energy Guarantee is designed.



Source: ABC News | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:15 pm

Image of dehorned black rhino takes out prestigious photography award

Two Australians are among the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, a London showcase of the most awe-inspiring and masterfully captured photos of nature from around the world.



Source: ABC News | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:03 pm



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Koala found alive in lake on NSW south coast

Most people look up into trees to spot koalas, but one of the cute and furry marsupials was found on Wednesday morning in an unlikely place - floating on an oyster bag in a lake on the NSW south coast.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 8:55 pm

The Preatures singer Isabella Manfredi opens up about sexual harassment

A "touchy-feely" booking agent and the label head who lashed out when she rejected his advances are just two experiences the singer is sharing as part of the #MeToo campaign to help the next generation of women in the music industry.



Source: ABC News | 18 Oct 2017 | 8:47 pm

Ayden Devereux jailed for filming gang rape of intellectually impaired teenager

A man who filmed the "revolting" gang rape of a semi-conscious, intellectually impaired 16-year-old girl has been sentenced to at least five years in prison.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 8:46 pm

Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says

The UN's refugee agency says the nation "cannot walk away" from people it has held in detention.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 8:24 pm

Man rescued after being trapped down 15-metre pit on Cronulla building site

A man has been freed after he became trapped in a 15-metre pit on a construction site in Sydney's south.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 8:02 pm



Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 7:51 pm

The Herald's Ross Gittins elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

The Herald's economics editor was among 46 people, mostly academics, inducted into the academy in 2017.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 7:26 pm

Top NSW private schools failed to address sex abuse claims: royal commission report

Two of NSW's most exclusive private schools failed adequately to address allegations of sexual abuse involving students, the commission finds.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 7:20 pm

Kirrawee High School teacher who helped boost enrolments awarded Prime Minister's prize

In the past three years, so many students have started choosing science subjects for their HSC that Kirrawee High School has run out of laboratories.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 6:58 pm

Environment officer who witnessed farmer Ian Turnbull kill colleague sues for damages

A NSW environment officer involved in a terrifying standoff with farmer Ian Turnbull that ended with his colleague being shot dead has successfully sued Turnbull's estate for damages.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 6:35 pm

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 5:13 pm

Tribunal rules foster dad can't work with children after revelations of horrific abuse

A man who allegedly forced foster children to eat frozen vomit, stand with their noses against a wall for hours and repeatedly go to school in pyjamas has been refused a Working with Children Check clearance.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines | 18 Oct 2017 | 4:26 pm

Ugg: The battle over an iconic Australian boot

The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 11:22 am



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David Warner's Ashes warning to England 'pathetic' - Marcus Trescothick

Australia vice-captain David Warner's warning that England should expect "war" next month was "pathetic", says Marcus Trescothick.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 9:03 am

The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Oct 2017 | 12:19 am

Australia indigenous poet subjected to student abuse

Australian education authorities say they are "appalled" by offensive comments and memes posted online.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Oct 2017 | 9:58 pm

'Keep the lights on'

A recommendation by the nation's chief scientist is overlooked for a plan "to keep the lights on".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Oct 2017 | 7:13 pm

Spotting sharks

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Oct 2017 | 12:11 pm

12-Year-Old Boy Becomes Youngest Australian Poetry Slam Winner. Credit – Australian Poetry Slam via Storyful

A 12-year-old boy became the youngest winner of the Australian Poetry Slam competition on October 15 after delivering a rousing performance in the Sydney Opera House. Solli Raphael, from Coffs Harbour, gave a compassionate account about the stress of modern life and the flaws of the government on issues such as education, refugees and homelessness. “Breathe out yesterday’s air, and breathe in today’s opportunities,” Raphael called for progress and change in his encore performance after he was announced a joint winner. Western Australia’s Jesse Oliver took home the adult title. Credit: Australian Poetry Slam via Storyful

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Wildfire Threatens Southern Alberta Towns. Credit – Twitter/Thomas Larrivee via Storyful

A wildfire broke out near a country club in southeast Alberta on Tuesday, October 17, forcing the evacuation of residents as it threatened homes and other structures. The fire is one of eight that have been burning in the Canadian province, fueled by strong winds of up to 80 mph. The Lethbridge Police Service reported the fire at about 7 pm. The video shows a car driving along Country Club Road near Lethbridge Country Club, Flames can be seen along the road and in the distance. At 10 pm, the City of Lethbridge tweeted that the fire had been put out, and that residents were allowed to return home. Credit: Twitter/Thomas Larrivee via Storyful

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Horror show linked to grandfather killer

HER motivation was to rob her grandfather of his life savings, but Brittney Jade Dwyer was also influenced by TV show American Horror Story when she brutally murdered him, a court has heard.

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Police on the Scene After Deadly Kabul Blast. Credit – YouTube/TOLONews via Storyful

One person was killed and three policemen were injured in a grenade attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on October 17, Tolo News reported. The attack was one of a number of deadly incidents to hit parts of the country on October 17. No group had claimed responsibility for the Kabul incident, Tolo reported. Credit: YouTube/TOLONews via Storyful

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Kurdish Flag Lowered by Iraqi Troops Near Mosul. Credit – YouTube/Al-Mawsleya via Storyful

Iraqi Prime Minster Haidar al-Abadi said on October 17 that Iraqi forces had captured all disputed areas in Iraq in a series of operations around Kirkuk. On the same day, the Iraqi army and allied militias pushed on from Kirkuk and reclaimed areas around Mosul that had been occupied by Kurds after offensives against Islamic State. The Mosul Dam was among the positions reclaimed, army officials said. This video was shared by a local media outlet from Mosul. It shows Iraqi forces taking down a Kurdish flag near the town of Shaqoli, between Irbil and Mosul. Credit: YouTube/Al-Mawsleya via Storyful

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SDF Fighters Celebrate Liberation of Raqqa City From Islamic State. Credit – YPG via Storyful

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces celebrated victory on October 17 over the Islamic State in the group’s former stronghold of Raqqa. Army Col Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition against Islamic State, said on October 18 that 95 percent of the city was under SDF control. The campaign against Islamic State in Raqqa has been going on for four months, causing extensive damage to the city. The militants first captured Raqqa in 2014. Credit: YPG via Storyful

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Fire Spotted at Chevron Refinery in El Segundo. Credit – Twitter/evanmenzel via Storyful

A fire erupted at a Chevron refinery in El Segundo on Tuesday evening, October 17. This footage offers a distant glimpse of the flames churned up by the fire. The uploader wrote that he witnessed the fire from his Lyft. The fire caused the temporary closure of Vista Del Mar between Grand Avenue and 45th Street, according to KTLA, and smoke from the blaze was visible for several miles and could be seen at Los Angeles International Airport. No evacuations were ordered, and firefighters extinguished the flames in less than an hour, KABC reported. Credit: Twitter/evanmenzel via Storyful

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‘Yes’ on track to win same sex marriage vote

The latest Newspoll has revealed the 'yes' vote is on track to win the government's postal survey.

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Fire Breaks Out at Chevron Refinery After Reported Explosion. Credit – Twitter/Jaren Grenell via Storyful

A fire broke out at an oil refinery in El Segundo, California, at about 11 pm on Tuesday, October 17, after reports of an explosion. According to KTLA5 News the fire spread close to power lines at the Chevron facility before it was brought under control. The El Segundo Police department issued a warning to nearby residents, advising them to close their windows as smoke drifted from the refinery. At midnight they confirmed power lines had been downed, forcing the closure of Vista Del Mar. Credit: Twitter/Jaren Grenell via Storyful

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