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I was forced to set woman alight, Sydney teen tells court

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Paul Bibby A Sydney youth has described how he was ordered at gunpoint to douse a young woman with petrol and then set her alight, telling a judge "I still don't believe that I've done what I've done."

Vic Alhadeff Gaza comments controversy: Premier Mike Baird won't budge

Under pressure: NSW Community Relations Commission chairman Vic Alhadeff.

Nicole Hasham Premier Mike Baird is resisting strong pressure to expel Community Relations Commission chairman Vic Alhadeff, whose controversial comments over the Israel-Gaza conflict have ruptured goodwill...

Vic Alhadeff apologises over Gaza comments as Mike Baird pledges 'full confidence'

Public rebuke: The head of the NSW Community Relations Commission Vic Alhadeff.

Nicole Hasham He may have been fasting on Thursday “out of respect for his Muslim friends”, but Premier Mike Baird would not withdraw support for embattled Community Relations Commission chairman Vic...

UNE hotel deal: ICAC told of suspicions

The University of New England’s vice-chancellor knew of rumours that ‘‘all might not have been above board’’ under a deal involving the chancellor buying a share of a...

Radical preachers needed to correct misconceptions, says former terrorism detainee

Rachel Olding Sending controversial sheikhs into prisons to deliver speeches and "re-teach" Islam is the only way to address the risk of radicalisation behind bars, Australia's first terrorism detainee says.

Cascade Coal to appeal cancellation of licences

Fighting on: Travers Duncan.

Sean Nicholls Cascade Coal, which had its licences cancelled by the NSW government without compensation after an inquiry by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, has filed an appeal in the High Court...

Union protest at Barangaroo: 1000 workers walk off the job

Union protest: about 1000 workers have walked off the Barangaroo site.

Anna Patty Dispute over suspension of union delegate as workers down tools until Monday.

Green square traffic problems

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James Robertson Getting a good night's sleep for 20,000 residents is impossible, and they fear it will only get worse.

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Sydney mother Mahassen Issa arrested on adultery charges and unable to leave Lebanon

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Rose Powell A mum of two little boys is trapped in Lebanon after her husband's family alerted the authorities.

Gun find in fake leg places hospital in lockdown

Liam Phillips St Vincent's Hospital was placed in lockdown yesterday afternoon after the alleged discovery of a pistol hidden in a patient's prosthetic leg.

Star City places $760m bet on its future

David Humphries The gambling hub is turning itself inside out.

Friends in high places

Linton Besser The Kazal brothers have built an empire stretching from Abu Dhabi to Sydney's most exclusive harbourside properties. Linton Besser investigates.

Former friends in court battle over painting

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Anne Davies The arrangements between auction houses and art consultants who advise wealthy clients on their art purchases are being laid bare in a Supreme Court case involving an alleged fake Albert Tucker which...

Paracetamol doesn't work for back pain: study

Harriet Alexander Paracetamol is no more effective for back pain than a placebo, a study has found.

Body badly burnt in Picnic Point identified as that of Dane McNeill, 20

Burn victim Dane McNeill.

Rachel Olding A badly burnt body dumped in a Bankstown reserve on Monday has been identified as a 20-year-old western Sydney man who had become caught up in drug dealing.

Imams warn against radicalism to Aboriginal inmates converting to Islam

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Rachel Olding The prison system has enlisted the help of ASIO to crack down on radicalisation behind bars amid revelations that Aboriginals are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists.

Faulty getaway car stymies alleged armed robbery escape

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Rose Powell He'd successfully swiped a couple of iPads when his daring escape faltered.

Gifted students vie for a seat in popular OC classes

No stress: Claudia Moussa with daughter Gabriella after the opportunity class placement tests.

Amy McNeilage If your watch gained two minutes every hour and you set it to the correct time at 7am, what time would it show at 1.30pm?

Three men arrested over Liverpool gang rape of 16-year-old girl

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Rose Powell Police have arrested three of six men believed to be involved in the gang rape of a 16 year old.