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    Dramatic decline in Australian shark numbers

    Shark populations off the east coast of Australia have plummetted in the past 55 years with some species - such as great whites and hammerheads - dropping by 92 per cent, new research shows. At the same time a recent spate of attacks - including a horror fatality in the Whitsundays in November...
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    Trump denies telling his jailed lawyer to break the law

    US President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors: his long-time lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid. The loss of Michael Cohen and American Media Inc now brings a perilous investigation into his campaign one step closer to the...
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    Undefeated Theresa May returns to Brussels for Brexit push

    Britain's weakened Prime Minister Theresa May has headed for Brussels to lobby European leaders for help after she survived a parliamentary mutiny that highlighted the deadlock over Brexit. May won the backing of 200 Conservative Party members of parliament versus 117 against, in a secret...
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    Accused Russian spy pleads guilty to trying to infiltrate NRA

    A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal court in Washington. Maria Butina appeared in court after reaching a deal with prosecutors. As part of that deal, she says she tried to infiltrate the National Rifle...
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    Aussie mum accused of daughter's murder fronts court

    Lisa Cunningham, the Australian mother facing the death penalty in the US, made a brief appearance in court this morning. Mrs Cunningham and her husband, former police detective Germayne, appeared in a three-minute hearing in the Maricopa Superior Court in Arizona today. Both are accused of...
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    Police shoot at axe-wielding teen

    Police fired at a teenage boy wielding an axe following an alleged aggravated burglary in Melbourne’s south-west overnight. Authorities were called to a home at La Coruna Gardens in Point Cook following reports of a male wielding an axe about 3.40am. Police shoot at teen wielding axe in...
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    Strasbourg shooting suspect killed in shootout with police

    A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, amid a wide-sweeping search by authorities after Tuesday's fatal Christmas market shooting. A top French official, who could not be named because the operation was ongoing, said the suspect opened fire on police Thursday night...
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    Mother of baby found dead on Gold Coast beach charged

    The mother of a nine-month-old girl found dead on a Surfers Paradise beach has been charged and extradited to NSW by police. Nearly four weeks ago the body of the baby girl was discovered by a passer-by. Emergency services were unable to revive the child. Paramedics worked to resuscitate the...
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    More wild weather on way after storms

    Australia’s east coast has been slammed with storms and rain- and the wild weather is set to continue. After an afternoon which saw 17 people winched to safety from their cars on Victoria’s Hume Freeway, Sydney was smashed by an evening thunderstorm which sparked flash flooding, downed trees...
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    Laval woman's body found in Mexico days after travel partner's suicide in Quebec

    The body of a Laval, Que., woman who went missing last week has been found near her hotel in Mexico, local authorities say. Her partner killed himself the day after he returned to Canada without his luggage.
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    Russian who cozied up to NRA, Republican figures pleads guilty to conspiracy

    A woman accused of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate the powerful gun lobby group NRA and influence U.S. policy toward Moscow pleads guilty to a single count of conspiracy, in a deal with prosecutors that could give them insight into Russian meddling in American politics.
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    Palestinian gunman sought after 2 Israeli soldiers shot dead at West Bank bus stop

    A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, shooting at soldiers and civilians and killing at least two Israeli soldiers before fleeing, Israel's military and rescue service said.
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    Omar Khadr asks Edmonton judge to loosen his bail conditions

    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr has been a "model of compliance" and should have his bail conditions loosened, his lawyer argued Thursday in an Edmonton courtroom.
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    'I wouldn't go': Chinese detentions prompt Canadian businesses to rethink travel plans

    Escalating fears of retaliation after Canada detained a high-ranking Chinese business executive have prompted some Canadian business leaders to think twice before going to China on business.
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    Coach accused of sexual assault testifies he kissed young gymnast on lips regularly

    Dave Brubaker, a former high-ranking gymnastics coach, testified at his sexual assault trial Thursday that he never took naps with the gymnast levelling accusations against him nor did he spoon her in bed, though he acknowledged he kissed her on the lips every time he saw her.
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    Vice-Admiral Norman was talking to the Harper PMO directly before 2015 election, court hears

    While he was prime minister, Stephen Harper’s office asked Vice Admiral Mark Norman to draw up a procurement list of equipment the navy needed and routinely communicated with him directly about a plan to lease a supply ship.
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    Thunder Bay police board investigator to recommend its dismantling for 1 year

    The independent investigator probing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board in Ontario will recommend the local civilian oversight body be dismantled for one year and an administrator put in its place, CBC News has learned.
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    Toronto police investigating 2 more incidents at scandal-shaken St. Michael's College school

    St. Michael's College School cancelled its football and basketball programs after hearing about "troubling" incidents beyond those first reported in November, including some police were told about, the interim president of the prestigious Toronto private school said Thursday.
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    Cities across Canada, U.S. report bomb threats

    Dozens of bomb threats — believed to be hoaxes — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday.
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    Explosion at north Edmonton bank leaves 2 security guards with 'significant' injuries

    Two security guards were injured Thursday during an explosion inside a bank in north Edmonton.