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'Everyone has the right to get home safely'. Aiia Maasarwe and the adopted city she loved

'Everyone has the right to get home safely'. Aiia Maasarwe and the adopted city she loved

Aiia Maasarwe loved her recently-adopted city of Melbourne.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson

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'Full of life': Aiia Maasarwe remembered by family and friends after tragic death
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'Full of life': Aiia Maasarwe remembered by family and friends after tragic death

Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe had spent the past months making the most of each moment as she travelled Australia and the world, before she was tragically attacked and killed on her way home from a comedy show.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Nicole Precel
Silent vigil for Aiia to be held on Parliament steps

Silent vigil for Aiia to be held on Parliament steps

More than 100 people wearing black will gather on the steps of parliament on Friday night to remember Aiia. 

  • by Nicole Precel
Third man charged over child sex assaults

Third man charged over child sex assaults

A NSW man is the third person charged following police investigations into sexual assaults of girls in Melbourne's west.

Dramatic arrest after stolen car crashes at Bundoora murder scene

Dramatic arrest after stolen car crashes at Bundoora murder scene

Dramatic scenes have played out just metres from a murder investigation in Bundoora after a stolen Audi 4WD slammed into a silver car in front of dozens police detectives and journalists.

  • by Erin Pearson
'Absolutely horrific': Police hunt random, opportunistic killer after brutal murder of Israeli student

'Absolutely horrific': Police hunt random, opportunistic killer after brutal murder of Israeli student

Homicide detectives have released CCTV images of the young Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe who was killed outside a Melbourne shopping centre, as well as a T-shirt and cap located at the scene.

  • by Nicole Precel, Simone Fox Koob & Erin Pearson
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'Kindest girl': Young woman killed outside Bundoora shopping centre was Israeli student
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'Kindest girl': Young woman killed outside Bundoora shopping centre was Israeli student

A young woman killed outside a Bundoora shopping centre in Melbourne's north was Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, who was believed to be on her way home from a comedy show when she was attacked.

  • by Nicole Precel & Erin Pearson
Police swoop on wild party in Tarneit
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Police swoop on wild party in Tarneit

Four teenagers have been arrested at and around a party in Tarneit in Melbourne's west on Tuesday night.

  • by Erin Pearson
Airline staff members arrested on drug-smuggling charges
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Airline staff members arrested on drug-smuggling charges

Two international airline staff members are among eight people arrested in connection with a major drug importation operation into Melbourne and Sydney.

Nicola Stephens had her demons, but one month on there are still no answers about her death

Nicola Stephens had her demons, but one month on there are still no answers about her death

Before she died, Nicola Stephens banged on a neighbour's door screaming 'someone wants to stab me'. One month on, friends and family are still waiting for answers about how she died.

  • by Rachael Dexter
Fugitive David Perry dies in police custody on Great Ocean Road
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Fugitive David Perry dies in police custody on Great Ocean Road

Victoria Police confirm the man who died shortly after he was arrested in Bellbrae was David Perry, who was wanted over a stabbing attack the day before.

  • by Rachel Wells