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Two men released over shooting of former police detective in Melbourne's West
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Two men released over shooting of former police detective in Melbourne's West

Sid Morgan, a former NSW police officer, was shot in the face on Spraypoint Drive around 11pm Thursday night.

  • by Matilda Boseley

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High taxes blamed after bootleg alcohol kills more than 100 in India
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High taxes blamed after bootleg alcohol kills more than 100 in India

The tragedy highlights the dilemma state governments face over the high taxes levied on legal alcohol, pushing many poor people to buy unsafe illegal booze.

  • by Joanna Slater
Police appeal after man stabbed at park in Sydney

Police appeal after man stabbed at park in Sydney

The 29-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed several times in the neck.

R. Kelly's bond set at $1 million following aggravated sexual abuse charges

R. Kelly's bond set at $1 million following aggravated sexual abuse charges

Each count carries a possible sentence of three to seven years in prison.

  • by Abby Ohlheiser, Geoff Edgers and Elahe Izadi
Just one in four cases of modern slavery are known to police

Just one in four cases of modern slavery are known to police

The report from the Australian Institute of Criminology estimated there to be as many as 1900 victims in Australia.

  • by Andrew Brown
Meet Ike and Archer, putting the bite on bad guys
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Meet Ike and Archer, putting the bite on bad guys

For Archer and Ike, taking down dangerous criminals is all in a day's work.

  • by Tammy Mills
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Prospector finds man's body submerged in water in Victoria's Goldfields

Prospector finds man's body submerged in water in Victoria's Goldfields

A man's body found by a prospector in Victoria's Goldfields on Saturday may have been in the water for at least a week.

  • by Goya Dmytryshchak
Beaten, starved and put in cages: Parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse of children

Beaten, starved and put in cages: Parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse of children

A California couple have pleaded guilty to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point they stopped growing.

  • by Amy Taxin, Brian Melley and John Antczak
Capsule v zip lock bag: How the law views the way party drugs are carried
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Capsule v zip lock bag: How the law views the way party drugs are carried

A person can carry three times as much MDMA into a music festival and still be eligible for a $400 on-the-spot fine, in lieu of facing a court, if the drugs are carried in a form other than a capsule.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Super Bowl champion team owner charged with soliciting prostitute
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Super Bowl champion team owner charged with soliciting prostitute

Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was charged in a police sting on a massage parlour.

  • by Joseph Ax
Alleged looter nabbed for stealing from Townsville flood victims

Alleged looter nabbed for stealing from Townsville flood victims

Police arrested a 57-year-old man they claim stole up to $80,000 of goods from Townsville flood victims.

  • by Lydia Lynch