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Aiia's final hours: Israeli student met new friends in CBD park to learn English

Aiia's final hours: Israeli student met new friends in CBD park to learn English

In the hours before she died, a smiling Aiia Maasarwe beamed as she stood with a group of new friends she had met to practise speaking in English.

  • by Erin Pearson, Simone Fox Koob & Rachael Dexter

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Police search for missing 12-year-old Warrandyte boy
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Police search for missing 12-year-old Warrandyte boy

Jamie Clavant, who is known to frequent Eastland shopping centre and the Warrandyte area, was last seen about 9.30pm on Monday night.

  • by Michael Fowler
Woman's body found in bushes near shopping centre in Melbourne's north
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Woman's body found in bushes near shopping centre in Melbourne's north

Tradesmen found a woman's body in bushes near a suburban shopping centre this morning. Police believe she had caught the 86 tram last night and was assaulted before she died.

  • by Melissa Cunningham, Simone Fox Koob & Sumeyya Ilanbey
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.

Police refuse to dump breath-test quotas, despite faking results
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Police refuse to dump breath-test quotas, despite faking results

Victoria Police is sticking by its alcohol breath-testing targets, despite revelations officers faked thousands of them over more than five years.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey & Tammy Mills
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James Brayshaw's son on assault, drug charges after Portsea NYE party
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James Brayshaw's son on assault, drug charges after Portsea NYE party

The 21-year-old son of high profile sports broadcaster James Brayshaw is facing drug possession and assault charges following a violent stoush at a luxury beach house on the Mornington Peninsula.

  • by Erin Pearson
Police had 'perverse' target to limit number of drink-drive busts
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Police had 'perverse' target to limit number of drink-drive busts

A bombshell report into the breath tests scandal was launched after The Age revealed in May that police believed more than 258,000 tests had been faked over 5½ years.

  • by Tammy Mills
The suburbs where kids most often need rescuing from cars on hot days
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The suburbs where kids most often need rescuing from cars on hot days

Victoria's emergency services are receiving an average of seven calls each day to report children being locked in hot cars, and authorities are warning of a spike in numbers during January as temperatures soar.

  • by Erin Pearson
Scuffle as animal activist arrested at scene of cattle truck rollover

Scuffle as animal activist arrested at scene of cattle truck rollover

Video footage has emerged of an activist being pushed to the ground and handcuffed by a police officer.

  • by David McAlpine
Shocking video emerges after two women and child 'racially abused' on Melbourne train
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Shocking video emerges after two women and child 'racially abused' on Melbourne train

A 39-year-old Clayton woman was arrested after the ugly incident in which a mum and child were allegedly verbally abused, and another passenger had her hijab pulled off.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe