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Nick Ralston

Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Bali nine executions: The other Australians on death row around the world

Nick Ralston While the plight of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has received national and international attention, a lot less is known about the three other...

Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson charged with concealing child sex abuse

Nick Ralston The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has been charged over the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church in the Maitland-Newcastle region.

IS terrorist's Sydney father charged with foreign bribery

Wanted: While Mohamad Elomar is fighting with Islamic State in Iraq, his father is being investigated for alleged foreign bribery .

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Paul Bibby and Nick Ralston A building company by one of Australia's most wanted terrorists, Mohamad Elomar, has been implicated in a foreign bribery investigation.

Philip Leung's manslaughter conviction quashed again

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Nick Ralston A Sydney jeweller found guilty of killing his partner after three trials spanning four years has again had his verdict quashed.

AFP wrongly briefed Prime Minister Tony Abbott that Man Haron Monis had gun licence

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Nick Ralston The Australian Federal Police say they wrongly briefed Prime Minister Tony Abbott that Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis had held a gun licence.

Siege hostage taker identified as Man Haron Monis

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Nick Ralston Man Haron Monis was convicted in 2013 over offensive letters he wrote to families of dead Australian soldiers and was charged with sexual offences in October relating to his time as a self-proclaimed...

Police suspect Australians caught up in international drug networks

Facing death penalty: Penrith woman Kalynda Davis.

Phillip Wen, Rose Powell, Nick Ralston Kalynda Davis could have become embroiled in what police suspect is the work of sophisticated international drug trafficking syndicates.

Mike Baird expresses confidence in Andrew Scipione and Nick Kaldas

No comment on PIC investigation: Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

Nick Ralston NSW Premier Mike Baird says Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and one of his deputies, Nick Kaldas, have his full confidence following revelations both are being investigated by the Police...

Fears for Australians in Nepal after Himalayan blizzard

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Nick Ralston Family and friends of more than a dozen Australians trekking in Nepal say they are concerned they have not been able to contact them following a Himalayan blizzard that killed at least 27 people.

UK man linked to McCann case was on the run from Australia

Briton Roderick Robinson, from Aldershot who has been on the run for 23 years from sexual offences charges. He has been arrested in Pattaya, Thailand and will be deported back to the UK.

Rania Spooner and Nick Ralston A serial paedophile who will reportedly be questioned about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was on the run from Australian authorities when the British toddler vanished from a Portuguese resort.

Australian Defence Force member withdraws attack complaint

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Nick Ralston The member of the Australian Defence Force who told police he was attacked by two men of Middle Eastern appearance outside his north-western Sydey home has now withdrawn his complaint.

ADF member reports assault in Bella Vista

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Nick Ralston An investigation has been launched after a member of the Australian Defence Force told police he was assaulted and threatened outside his home in Sydney's north-west.

Terrorism raids: plot to kill Aussies on video by top terrorist Mohammad Baryalei

Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Mastermind behind plot to murder Australians on video.

David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...

Sharrouf family firm shut over terror funding fears

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Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge and David Wroe A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of convicted Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been suspended amid concerns it was sending millions of dollars to the...

Trade union inquiry witnesses fear for safety, hearing told

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Anna Patty and Nick Ralston Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.

Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'

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Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Nick Ralston An underworld clash between Khaled Sharrouf and other crime figures over attempts to collect a disputed $9 million debt precipitated Sharrouf's departure to the Middle East to join murderous...

How Harriet Wran, the daughter of a Labor legend, came undone

Harriet Wran's former landlord says his Hunters Hill granny flat became a 'crack den' while Ms Wran was living there.

Deborah Snow and Nick Ralston Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in...

German preschool teacher becomes the sixth NSW victim

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Nick Ralston, Marissa Calligeros Six years ago at a costume party, Sydney teacher Gabriele Lauschet donned a white wedding dress and was photographed with her friend and fellow staff member Andreas Schaaf.

Couple hit twice by Malaysia tragedies

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Nick Ralston A Queensland family who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 have been hit by tragedy again with a family member on MH17.

MH17: Australian victims included teachers, nun, grandad and grandkids

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Nick Ralston A popular Perth sailor and his three young grandchildren on their way home from a European holiday are among the 28 Australians killed on-board flight MH17.