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'Say a prayer': 7yo Australian boy still missing after Barcelona attack

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Julian Cadman was separated from his mother during the deadly Barcelona terrorist attack. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australians should "say a prayer for that little boy".

Bledisloe Cup live: Can the Wallabies stun the All Blacks?

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The fiercest rivalry in trans-Tasman sport kicks off with the Wallabies looking for a long-overdue triumph over the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. Follow the action in our live ScoreCentre.

Nick Xenophon refers himself to High Court over citizenship

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Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has announced he will refer his election to the High Court after discovering he has a form of British citizenship.

Baby among five people injured as car crashes into Sydney shop

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Five people are being treated in hospital after a car crashed into pedestrians at Chatswood Mall in Sydney's north. Police say the incident was not a deliberate act.

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Turnbull dodges same-sex marriage protest only to get grief from party allies


The Prime Minister visits Tasmania to help rally the troops ahead of a looming state poll, managing to slip past same-sex marriage advocates — only to cop it, albeit good naturedly, from a Liberal colleague poking fun at the citizenship…


Breitbart: The website Steve Bannon calls his 'killing machine'


Steve Bannon has returned to Breitbart News after being fired from the White House. Read about the website he calls his "killing machine".

Protecting people in crowded spaces 'a significant challenge' for police


The boss of Victoria Police's counter-terrorism command acknowledges the "significant challenge" of protecting people in crowded public spaces in the wake of the Spain terror attacks.

Time for Liberals to take female representation seriously, Greiner says


Federal Liberal Party president Nick Greiner says it is time for the party to "at last" take female representation in Parliament "seriously".


NRL live: Cowboys host Sharks after Storm, Roosters post wins

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The Cowboys are at home to the Sharks in Townsville after the Storm and Roosters enjoy victories. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary in our NRL ScoreCentre.


AFL live: Blues, Hawks and Suns, Bombers clash after Giants, Power and Cats victorious

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It's Carlton v Hawthorn and Gold Coast v Essendon on Saturday night, after the Giants took care of the Eagles, the Power outlasted the Western Bulldogs and the Cats beat the Pies. Get all your live stats, scores and streams in our…


Kyrgios puts on a clinic to dismantle Nadal in Cincinnati

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Nick Kyrgios shows again that on his day he can beat anybody, demolishing soon-to-be world number one Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the Cincinnati Masters last four.

Passenger allegedly tried to smuggle 6kg of cocaine hidden in books into WA


Customs officers discover about six kilograms of cocaine stuffed in books among a woman's luggage at Perth Airport after she arrives on a flight from Johannesburg.


Five ways your smartphone could save lives


With a 3D-printed mini-laboratory and an app, smartphones are being turned into medical test units for poor and remote areas


Fire threat eases on Sunshine Coast


The fire threat is finally downgraded on Queensland's Sunshine Coast with the Caloundra blaze now contained and no property under threat.


'The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today': Bannon back to Breitbart

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The former chief strategist to the US President wastes no time after being fired by Donald Trump, returning to the far-right news publication he previously led, with Breitbart declaring "the populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger…


You're fired: Chaos in White House with Steve Bannon the latest to go


Far-right Steve Bannon was a lightning rod for criticism and was even depicted as the Grim Reaper on late night US TV, but the firing of Donald Trump's chief strategist still makes comparisons between the White House and reality show…

Status anxiety: Who's who in the dual citizenship mess

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We know it can be hard to keep up with what's happening in Australia's dual-citizenship scandal, so here's a quick rundown of who's affected — and how.

We should celebrate Australia Day, just not on January 26

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Let's not pretend we have any great attachment to January 26, 1788. It wasn't a joyous occasion, even for the colonists, Ben Pobjie writes.


Steve Bannon won't rain on Donald Trump's parade

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He was backed into a corner and under immense pressure. But you can bet Donald Trump was very pleased with himself after his extraordinary tirade on the Charlottesville violence, writes Zoe Daniel.


Departing Bannon questions Trump's ability to build Mexico wall

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Donald Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon, who says his departure from the White House signals a major shift for the administration and that the President's ability to get things done will now be "that much harder".

Friday, Aug 18

7yo Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack, mum in hospital

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Seven-year-old Sydney boy Julian Cadman is missing and his mother is in a serious condition in a Barcelona hospital after being caught up in the deadly terror attack.

We can't protect ourselves from a vehicle and a determined killer


It is 13 years since the last major terror attack in Spain. In that time, the method has changed but the effects are the same for victims, writes chief foreign correspondent Phil Williams.

Terror attacks no longer a surprise in Europe


After witnessing the mangled mess in Nice, the crushed Christmas huts of Berlin and the horror of London Bridge, terrorist attacks are no longer a surprise in Europe, writes James Glenday.

Thursday, Aug 17

As it happened: Van ploughs into Barcelona pedestrians, 13 killed

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A seven-year-old Australian boy is missing after getting separated from his mother during the Barcelona attack. Look back at how the events in Spain unfolded.

Spain hunts driver who killed 13, injured 100 in Barcelona

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Spain mounts a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 people and injuring 100 before fleeing.

Emotional Brandis savages Hanson for wearing burka in Senate

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One Nation senator Pauline Hanson causes controversy by wearing a burka to Question Time in the Upper House, and receives an emotional dressing down from Attorney-General George Brandis.

Trump under fire at home and abroad over 'terrible' Charlottesville comments

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Several leading Republicans — including former presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush — and key ally Britain rebuke the US President over his remarks blaming weekend race violence in Virginia on both sides.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Here's everything that happened in Parliament

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The last Question Time of the parliamentary fortnight took an unexpected twist when Pauline Hanson turned up in the Senate wearing a burka. Look back over our live blog to see how things unfolded.

'Alternative catastrophic': Trump praises Kim for 'wise' decision on Guam

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Donald Trump tweets praise for Kim Jong-un on a "wise and well reasoned" decision not to fire missiles towards Guam, saying "the alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable".

Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf believed to have been killed in air strike

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The Federal Government has received credible information that Australia's most infamous terrorist, Khaled Sharrouf, has been killed in an air strike in the Middle East along with two of his young sons, 7.30 has learned.

Grattan: Barnaby has no-one else to blame but himself

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Let's get one point straight. The crisis around Barnaby Joyce has been caused by one simple oversight by one person, writes Michelle Grattan.

Tuesday, Aug 15

'They came at each other with clubs': Trump throws fuel on fire of race row

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US President Donald Trump uses an impromptu media conference to seemingly undo comments he made yesterday about weekend clashes in Virginia, angrily laying blame on liberal groups in addition to white supremacists.

Hanson announces 'conditional support' for Government's media law shake-up

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The One Nation leader announces conditional support for the Federal Government's shake-up of Australian media laws in return for the Coalition's agreement to investigate the balance of the ABC.

Shorten accused of colluding with NZ MPs over Joyce citizenship issue

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop accuses Bill Shorten of "treacherous behaviour", alleging he asked New Zealand Labour to help undermine the Coalition over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship furore.

Chaotic day in Parliament sees citizenship, media laws dominate

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Julie Bishop accused Bill Shorten of "treacherous" behaviour in colluding with NZ Labour, the Government lost a vote in the House of Reps and One Nation traded support for a shake-up of media laws for an investigation of balance at the ABC…

Monday, Aug 14

What happens if the High Court rules against Barnaby Joyce?

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he's sure his deputy Barnaby Joyce will survive a High Court investigation of his dual citizenship, but what happens if he doesn't?

PM 'perilously close' to telling court how to rule on Joyce, Labor says

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The Opposition accuses Malcolm Turnbull of coming close to directing the High Court to rule his deputy Barnaby Joyce was validly elected as the Government seeks to raise questions about the citizenship of Labor MPs.

NZ PM confirms Barnaby Joyce is citizen

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New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed that Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen.

As it happened: Joyce faces grilling over New Zealand citizenship

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Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of New Zealand, the country's Government confirms, amid calls for him to stand aside and Labor claims that the Government's one-seat majority is danger. See how the day's events unfolded.