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Friends of Perth father and son killed in tragic WA gyrocopter crash in disbelief
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Friends of Perth father and son killed in tragic WA gyrocopter crash in disbelief

The family and friends of Perth father and son Robert and James Waughman are grappling with the tragic death of the pair after the small aircraft they were flying in crashed on a South West beach on Wednesday afternoon.

  • by Daile Cross and Fran Rimrod

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From the Archives, 1969: Southern Aurora train crash kills nine
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From the Archives, 1969: Southern Aurora train crash kills nine

50 years ago the Southern Aurora express train collided with a goods train outside of Violet Town, Victoria. We revisit the tragedy with this article from the archives.

  • by Ken Hooper with staff writers
From the Archives, 2009: Black Saturday fires devastate Victoria
Black Saturday

From the Archives, 2009: Black Saturday fires devastate Victoria

10 years ago the Black Saturday bushfires engulfed Victoria, causing widespread devastation. We remember the tragedy with these articles from the archives.

  • by Andrew Rule, Simon Mann and Karen Kissane
Bodies found in stormwater drain treated as deaths in custody
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Bodies found in stormwater drain treated as deaths in custody

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service have confirmed police are treating it as deaths in custody but the status could change.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
An accident with 'horrible consequences': Tributes flow for student who died in Australia Day tragedy
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An accident with 'horrible consequences': Tributes flow for student who died in Australia Day tragedy

A Macquarie University student who died on Australia Day has been remembered as an academically gifted young man with a love of sport.

  • by Rachel Clun
'Absolutely a place to avoid': Fatal crash on the Monash Freeway
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'Absolutely a place to avoid': Fatal crash on the Monash Freeway

Traffic is building on the Monash following a horror crash between a truck and a motorbike. A motorcyclist died in the crash.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
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Woman held over deadly fire in Paris apartment block
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Woman held over deadly fire in Paris apartment block

French police suspect a "revenge arson attack" after the most deadly blaze in the capital since 2005.

Baseball kills a woman in MLB's first foul-ball death in almost 50 years
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Baseball kills a woman in MLB's first foul-ball death in almost 50 years

Linda Goldbloom's death raises new safety questions for Major League Baseball, which was rattled in 2017 when a two-year-old girl nearly died at Yankee Stadium.

  • by Tim Elfrink
Cruise boats raided, sewage tanks and gas meters targeted in boat tragedy investigation
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Cruise boats raided, sewage tanks and gas meters targeted in boat tragedy investigation

Raids have been conducted on boats owned by the company behind the Lady Rose boat, on which a woman was found dead at the weekend.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Brazil dam death toll increases, some missing may never be recovered
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Brazil dam death toll increases, some missing may never be recovered

The task of finding and recovering additional bodies has already been almost completely resumed after work was suspended due to heavy rainfall.

Investigations continue into death of toddler found in hot car

Investigations continue into death of toddler found in hot car

Police have been told the child was located inside a car at the front of the residence by family members, after concerns were raised he could not be found inside the home.

  • by Jenny Noyes