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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Karmichael Hunt can revive Reds: Michael O'Connor

Dual international Michael O'Connor says Karmichael Hunt can be a hit at the Queensland Reds.

Myanmar workers 'did not kill British tourists in Thailand'

Two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent but witnesses who might be able to prove their case will not testify because they fear Thai police, Myanmar investigators say.

Adelaide Strikers chase down Melbourne Stars' 148 at a canter

Kevin Pietersen shone bright for the Melbourne Starts on his Big Bash debut but it was not enough to prevent the Adelaide Strikers from cruising to victory thanks to Tim Ludeman's spectacular knock.

Magistrate taken off case after googling information

A magistrate is prohibited from continuing to hear a case in Perth because midway through a trial she looked up information about it on the internet.

India launches its biggest ever rocket into space for $25m

India successfully launches its biggest ever rocket carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space in a test mission costing nearly $25 million.

WA school budgets 'in chaos' after funding changes

School principals accuse the WA Government of throwing their budgets into chaos after being told on the final day of the school year that some of them would be hundreds of thousands of dollars worse off.

CSIRO Indigenous program mixes science with culture

The CSIRO is hoping a targeted summer school program in Adelaide combining academic work with an extensive cultural program will increase Indigenous employment in science and engineering.

Governor slams 'neo-colonialist' PNG asylum seek deal

A PNG governor slams Australia's "neo-colonialist" refugee deal with PNG, claiming it will foster divisions and heighten security risks.

Do not revive me, hunger striking asylum seeker says

An asylum seeker in the 48th day of a hunger strike in a Darwin detention centre gives written instruction that he not be revived if he loses consciousness. The 33-year-old Iranian detainee at Wickham Point detention centre has not eaten since November 1 because he was denied refugee status.

Man who flew drone over Victorian siege fined $850

A man who flew a drone at the scene of a siege at Altona North, in Melbourne's western suburbs, will be fined $850.