Nine killed in plane crash: Sweden

An Australian-made single-engine plane -GippsAero GA8 Airvan- popular with parachutists, crashed in Sweden with 9 passengers on board in Northern Sweden, on Sunday. The plane crashed on an island on Umea River, not long after take-off. “I can confirm that all those aboard the plane have died,” said Vasterbotten municipality spokeswoman Gabriella Bandling. The people […]

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AUSTRALIAN CYCLIST EWAN CLINCHES 221KM LONG STAGE-11 OF GIRO D’ITALIA

Australia’s Caleb Ewan has claimed victory in the eleventh stage of the cycling tour of Giro d’Italia. But the sprinter has withdrawn from the tournament to prepare for the Tour de France. The three-week long grand tour of Giro d’Italia is underway and there have been few surprises in who has gone through. Australian Caleb […]

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NEGOTIATIONS FAIL TO PRODUCE A BREAKTHROUGH IN SUDAN

The ruling military council and an alliance of protest leaders have held overnight talks, over a future transitional government. After negotiations in Khartoum lasting six-hours, the ruling military said the talks are making progress and will continue. The two sides have been unable to reach a breakthrough on the makeup of a future government body. […]

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AUSTRALIAN ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE ON MAY 18

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for fresh parliamentary elections that will take place on May 18. Just days after the government released its budget, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison dissolved the 45th Australian parliament. The pre-election budget included tax cuts for low and middle-income earners and record spending on health and education. The May […]

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NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE ATTACKER TO FACE 50 MURDER CHARGES

Police in New Zealand have confirmed that the man arrested over the Christchurch terrorist attacks will face 50 charges of murder and 39 of attempted murder when he appears in court on Friday. Police in a statement said that other charges are still under consideration. Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was previously charged with only […]

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AUSTRALIA CLAIMS 6-RUN WIN AGAINST PAKISTAN IN FOURTH ODI

Australia has won the fourth one-day international after beating Pakistan by six runs. In a thrilling match, Australia pulled off a last-over win despite a debut hundred by Pakistan’s Abid Ali and second career century by Mohammad Rizwan. Batting first at Dubai, Australia set a target of two hundred and seventy-eight runs for the loss […]

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NEW ZEALAND PM ORDERS PROBE INTO CHRISTCHURCH ATTACK

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a royal commission to probe into terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques. Ardern, talking to reporters at Parliament House in Wellington, said that no stone should left unturned to get to the bottom of this terrorism act. She said that the inquiry would find whether security agencies […]

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