Calista mum in baby abuse case loses bail bid

A mother who allegedly dropped her newborn three times and fractured her skull — but blames the baby’s elder sibling for causing the injuries — was refused bail yesterday after a court was told of her shocking history of child neglect. Cassandra Ann Amour, 36, is accused of dropping the …

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Day scorching, Tiger slides in round two at BMW

Jason Day hopes the equal-best iron play performance of his US PGA Tour career is the spark he needs to ignite a FedEx Cup play-offs charge after his slow start to the finals. Day fired a six-under-par 64 on day two at the BMW Championship – his best score in …

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Vince Vaughn charged with drink driving

AAP Saturday, 8 September 2018 2:50AM Camera IconVince Vaughn is facing charges of driving under the influence and failing to comply with police. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon American actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with drunken driving. Los Angeles County prosecutors say the 48-year-old Wedding Crashers actor has been …

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Arrests in Nigel Farage Melbourne protest

Five people have been arrested in a protest outside a Melbourne hotel against a speaking tour by conservative UK politician Nigel Farage. About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Sofitel on Collins St on Friday night, where the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party gave his last Australian tour …

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Russia, Iran back offensive in Syria

Iran and Russia have backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a ceasefire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster. The trilateral summit in Tehran involving Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, …

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WA wet weather spurs call to delay sprinkler use

Householders are being urged to refrain from switching their automated sprinklers on despite the end of the sprinkler ban after Perth had one of its best winters in years. The Water Corporation yesterday pleaded with people to hold off turning their reticulated sprinkler systems to “auto” in a bid to …

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Free-dress fundraiser day helps struggling farmers

Shannon BeattiePilbara News Saturday, 8 September 2018 8:00AM Camera IconPicture: Picture: Wickham Primary School Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon Wickham Primary School students and their families banded together recently to support struggling Aussie farmers with a free-dress fundraiser. On Thursday, August 23, students “turned gold to hay” and came to …

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