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Mex Cooper is Digital Editor at the Age

Man charged with failing to report death of BASE jumper Ash Cosgriff

A man has been charged with failing to report the death of a BASE jumper who was killed after jumping from Australia's tallest tower in January.

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Violent Soho guitarist James Tidswell stopped from boarding flight because of Painters and Dockers T-shirt

A rock band t-shirt was enough for an acclaimed musician to be told he could not board a plane for a music awards ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

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Rolf Harris stripped of his ARIA Hall of Fame induction

The ARIA Hall of Fame has stripped Rolf Harris of his induction after it was found that he indecently assaulted four girls.

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Out of tragedy comes change

They were no doubt meant to be words of comfort uttered in the face of an unthinkable loss - ''you'll always be a mum, Rosie''.

Rupert's rail trail: Missing Melbourne cat found in Traralgon

A missing pet cat who disappeared from his West Melbourne home has turned up in Traralgon, about 165 kilometres away, after possibly hitching a lift with a train.

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580 police Tasers to hit the streets across Victoria

Most frontline police in regional Victoria will carry stun guns under a $13.5 million government plan to roll out nearly 600 weapons to 24-hour police stations.

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Brutal murder of Rani Featherston still a mystery

The brutal murder of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in a pool of blood in Melbourne's south-east in early April remains a mystery.

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Rosie Batty blasts TV host Joe Hildebrand over family violence

The mother of murdered schoolboy Luke Batty has blasted a morning television host and criticised new child abuse reporting laws that she said could punish family violence victims.

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Search for MH370: how cockpit's security door may have left conscious passengers helpless in mid-air

If the pilots of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 wanted to cut passengers and crew off from the outside world for the duration of the doomed flight, they could have, aviation experts say.

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Malaysia Airlines mystery: was it another 'ghost flight'?

It would have taken less than a minute for the pilots, passengers and crew aboard MH370 to lose consciousness and have their fate sealed if the cabin had lost pressure and become what is known as a ‘ghost flight’.

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Yarra Trams investigates alleged racial abuse

Yarra Trams is looking into an alleged racist incident on a tram on Wednesday night.

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