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Ships set to sail in re-enactment of first Anzac convoy a century ago

Aleisha Orr While the crew of the HMAS Arunta are looking forward to time on land after three months, they know they have it easier than the Anzacs 100 years ago.

Ceremony on WA coast where Anzacs left for WWI one hundred years ago

Remembering them, 100 years on: The Royal Australian navy performs the sunset ceremony.

Aleisha Orr The first of the main events commemorating the centenary of the final departure of Anzac troops is held in Albany.

Stunning photos of Esperance shark close encounter

Andy Johnston paddles onto a wave just in front of the estimated three-metre shark.

The series of photos show just how close surfer Andy Johnston got to a great white near Esperance.

Stunning photos emerge of surfer's Esperance shark encounter

Simon White More than a month after an Esperance surfer had a close encounter with a great white shark, stunning photos have emerged of the incident.

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Perth terror expert says we are losing the language war

The power of language in constructing ideas and in creating perceptions had been largely neglected.

Ray Sparvell A leading Perth authority on counter-terrorism believes that the West is losing the language war to Islamist terrorists.

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WA 'head-in-a-bag' killer sentenced to 23 years prison

Police search areas of Rottnest Island's coastline for body parts after a man's head is found.

The man who murdered underworld figure Stephen Cookson and dumped his dismembered body in the ocean off Perth has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 23 years.

National Anzac Centre in Albany

National Anzac Centre in Albany

As Albany commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first Australian men to depart for World War I, the National Anzac Centre focuses an interactive pathway that tells the story of 30 Anzacs and two...

'Mistaken identity': vandals target Perth Sikh temple

Some of the graffiti found spray-painted on the still-to-be-completed temple.

Liam Ducey A Sikh temple in Perth’s north-east has been spray-painted by vandals with anti-Muslim graffiti.

Evidence kept in boxes for 27 years helps convict Kalgoorlie rapist

Kalgoorlie ?.?.?. big rental returns no longer possible with the heat gone out of the mining boom.

Brendan Foster A former WA deputy police commissioner says a brutal Kalgoorlie rape case was solved because of evidence from the scene preserved in boxes for 27 years.

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Signals trial cuts traffic queues and travel times

Traffic lights

A trial to make traffic signals more effective through innovative traffic modelling software has seen a big drop in traffic queues and shorter travel times.

Searching for Sam - the other side of Enoch Samuel Walsh

Sam Walsh

Leanne Nicholson There are always two sides to a story. And beneath those two sides there are the multiple layers that give light, shade and depth to the black and white of a news event.

WA residents allowed to kill snakes if they feel threatened

Tiger snakes are said to be in strong supply around Herdsman Lake.

Liam Ducey The Department of Park and Wildlife has confirmed WA residents can kill snakes without penalty - so long as they feel immediately threatened by the slithery customer.

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Driver whingeing has to stop after horror weekend on WA roads

WA police, night

Liam Ducey Nine people have died since Friday as a result of crashes on WA roads, and police believe a culture of "whingeing" is partially to blame.

Parents pay tribute to Maslin children killed in MH17 disaster

Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin and their grandfather Nick were killed on MH17.

Alex Riddell The parents of the three Perth children, who were killed in the MH17 disaster over Eastern Ukraine, have paid tribute to the youngsters.

West Australian man found dead in Uganda hotel

Chris Kirkman was from Kalgoorlie but had been working in the Congo.

A West Australian man, believed to be travelling home after working in a country with confirmed outbreaks of the Ebola virus, has died in a Ugandan hotel room.

Spider burrowed into appendix scar, crawled through WA man's body

The mark the spider left on Thomas' trunk.

Aleisha Orr If Bali belly, dengue and dangerous drinks have not been enough to put you off taking a holiday to Bali - perhaps the story of 'spiderman' will.

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'Spiderman' squished: Perth experts debunk spider burrowing claims

Golden orb spiders are fatter in the city.

Candice Barnes Fear not arachnophobes, the story of Bunbury’s "spiderman" might not be all it seemed. Perth scientists have cast doubt over claims that a spider burrowed into a man’s body during his...

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Suspicious fire at Welshpool factory causes $1.5 million damage

Firefighter

Firefighters are a battling an industrial fire in Welshpool which started on Thursday morning.

Man dead, two boys admitted to hospital after WA snake bites

Eastern brown snake

Western Australia has recorded its first fatality from a snake bite in four years after a man in the Goldfields died days before two boys from the Wheatbelt were admitted after being bitten.

Second boy bitten by a snake in Moora in WA's Wheatbelt

Boy being treated after snake bite.

A second boy in two days has been bitten by a snake in the Wheatbelt town of Moora and admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital.