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Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment is in mourning after 17 people - including nine from one family - were killed in a sudden storm.

  • by Hannah Grabenstein

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Brazil's 'Dr Butt' arrested after patient death: police

Brazil's 'Dr Butt' arrested after patient death: police

A plastic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" or "Dr Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.

Margaret River tragedy: Friends of Cynda Miles honour her legacy

Margaret River tragedy: Friends of Cynda Miles honour her legacy

The Margaret River community was left devastated when Cynda and her family were killed in May’s Osmington tragedy.

Trail bike rider dies in crash, friend assaults driver and steals car: police
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Trail bike rider dies in crash, friend assaults driver and steals car: police

A neighbour heard 'a loud bang' when a rider was killed in a crash between a utility and a trail bike, then his friend allegedly assaulted the driver.

  • by Josh Dye
Aussie rock legend devastated after death of cousin

Aussie rock legend devastated after death of cousin

Aussie rock legend says he's shocked and saddened by the alleged killing of his cousin, Maryborough’s John Bourke.

  • by Erin Pearson
How the tragedy in Ellenbrook unfolded

How the tragedy in Ellenbrook unfolded

When the Petersen family moved to Ellenbrook, they were ready to embrace community life. But after a series of tragic events, a mother and two of her children are dead. Accused of their murder is her own 19-year-old son.

  • by Hannah Barry & Phil Hickey
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'Lives stolen': Pain at loss of two 'loving children' in fatal crash

'Lives stolen': Pain at loss of two 'loving children' in fatal crash

The family of two young children killed in a horror head-on collision say they're in "shock and disbelief" over the tragedy.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Pedestrian killed by car at 'notorious' roundabout in Sydney's north-west
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Pedestrian killed by car at 'notorious' roundabout in Sydney's north-west

A man was killed and a woman seriously injured when they were struck by a car in Stanhope Gardens on Monday morning. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
How a 71-year-old man tied a gun to a weather balloon to fake his own murder
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How a 71-year-old man tied a gun to a weather balloon to fake his own murder

Florida detectives on the scene found few clues near the body. No weapon, no shell casing, no signs of struggle, no dirt on the soles of his sneakers.

How empathy is driving the rise of online peer-to-peer fundraising
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How empathy is driving the rise of online peer-to-peer fundraising

Platforms such as GoFundMe have raised millions of dollars for personal tragedy, health issues and campaigns - but why?

  • by Lucy Stone
Man dies after falling from rocks at Kiama beach

Man dies after falling from rocks at Kiama beach

A man visiting the popular beach town on NSW's South Coast has died after slipping and falling from rocks. 

  • by Jenny Noyes