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Wheat bag fire risk warning

An elderly woman from Sydney's northern beaches got a fright when her microwave burst into flames as she was warming up a homemade heat pack.

Meth user jailed for stabbing death

A 51-year-old meth user who stabbed to death his on-again, off-again lover's estranged husband with a kitchen knife has been jailed for 10 years.

Murdered boy's grandparents fight abuse

The grandparents of a murdered Queensland toddler have accused the state government of resisting the introduction of laws that could prevent similar deaths.

Human remains found off NSW beach

Human remains have been found in the water off Pearl Beach on the NSW Central Coast, where five-year-old Chayce Kofe was swept out to sea.

Abbott demands Russian remorse over MH17

Abbott demands Russian remorse over MH17

A frustrated Tony Abbott says Russia must show genuine remorse and regret over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, giving his strongest hint that President Vladimir Putin could be barred from this year's G20 summit.

Australia flags at half-mast for flight victims

Australia flags at half-mast for flight victims

Australian flags will be flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to the 28 Australians who perished in the Malaysia Airlines disaster.

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