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Religious leader shot outside Islamic centre in Greenacre following threats

Megan Levy A man who was shot outside an Islamic prayer centre in Greenacre was targeted as he locked up the building following a night marking the holy festival of Ashura, one of the most important holidays...

Greenacre fire victim was trying to save birds, say firefighters

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A 63-year-old man who died in his burning Sydney home may have perished while trying to save his precious flock of birds, firefighters say.

'May you rest in paradise': Sydney teen Amin Asfour killed in Greenacre crash

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Megan Levy Police are investigating whether two drivers involved in a fatal crash in Sydney's south-west on Sunday night were street racing in the moments before they lost control of their vehicles.

Gunned down in a Greenacre street

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Stephanie Gardiner Early in the evening, loud music and a series of loud bangs rang out in Wilbur Street, Greenacre.

Three men assaulted in Greenacre carjacking

Three men have been assaulted in a carjacking in Sydney's southwest, police say.

Man shot dead in Greenacre

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Nick Ralston and David McCowen One man has died and another is in hospital after a shooting in Greenacre yesterday.

Jailed Brothers for Life leader Mohammed Hamzy had mobile phone in cell

Patched in: Cousins Bassam, Mohammed and Ghassan Hamzy founded the Brothers for Life while in prison together around 2008.

Rachel Olding Security blunder is disturbingly similar to one involving Mohammed Hamzy's infamous cousin.

Thousands take part in Ashura march through Sydney

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Melanie Kembrey, Rachel Olding Thousands of people are taking part in a parade through the centre of Sydney to mark Ashura - the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.

Drama on Vietnam Airlines as man tries to open door mid-flight

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Megan Levy Shocked passengers on board a flight from Vietnam to Australia were forced to tackle a man to the ground and restrain him with seatbelts and cable ties after he attempted to open the plane's...

Adrian Piccoli announces tighter funding rules for NSW independent schools

New rules: NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has brought in changes to the way schools spend public funding.

Sean Nicholls Independent schools in NSW will be compelled to hand over documents when being audited under a crack down by the state government on how $1 billion in public funding is spent each year.

Sydney mother who claimed to be trapped in Lebanon on adultery charges shows up in Bankstown court

Mahassen Issa with Mohammed Awick.

Nick Ralston A Sydney mother who claimed she was trapped in Lebanon facing adultery charges that were raised by her husband has surprisingly shown up at Bankstown courthouse.

Rozelle store owner's wife worried about Adeel Khan's absence on morning of fatal explosion

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Rachel Olding The wife of a Rozelle convenience store owner caught in a fatal explosion was concerned by her husband's unusual absence from their Greenacre home at 4am and repeatedly tried to call him that...

Concerns pilgrims will be caught up in airport terrorism checks

Passengers sit with their luggage while waiting to board a flight operated by Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. in the domestic terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Virgin Australia, the nation's second-largest carrier, is scheduled to report full-year results on Aug. 29. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Natalie O'Brien and Leila Abdallah Muslim leaders have expressed concerns that pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia during the traditional Hajj season which starts next month may be caught up in the new terrorism checks at Australian...

Principal Jihad Dib of Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School is a study in success

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Josephine Tovey A Western Sydney school has changed under Jihad Dib's leadership, writes Josephine Tovey.

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?

Sydney woman facing adultery charges refused help with finding safe house

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Natalie O'Brien A Sydney woman in hiding in Lebanon and facing adultery charges has been refused help finding a "safe house" by the Australian Embassy.

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Police swoop on alleged taxi credit card fraud syndicate in Sydney

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Rose Powell Sydney taxi users targeted by a "sophisticated and well organised" syndicate of credit card fraudsters.

Branch stacking alleged in NSW Labor battle for Bankstown

Natalie O'Brien It sounds like the plot for a political thriller: allegations of a ''ghost branch'' that holds clandestine gatherings, meetings being manipulated, and official record books going missing - including...

Victoria Road will have first of new weekend clearways

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Jacob Saulwick The first weekend clearway to be introduced under the state government's latest plan to free up weekend traffic should be in place within weeks, as the Roads Minister seeks public input on another...

Man in his 50s crushed by car in Sydney's southwest

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Saffron Howden A man in his 50s has been crushed by a car at a mechanical workshop in Greenacre in Sydney's southwest.