Saudi sisters seeking asylum stranded in Hong Kong

Two Saudi sisters are stranded in Hong Kong after being intercepted as they tried to escape to Australia. Hong Kong police are investigating the incident after airline officials snatched the girls’ passports and boarding passes for the flight to Melbourne. The siblings, aged 20 and 18, say they have renounced …

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Horse owner banned for six months

Trotting industry owner Asha Vanmaris has received six-month disqualification from racing after she faced a civil court charge of unlawful wounding. Police investigated an incident involving Vanmaris following the 2017 Racing and Wagering WA harness industry awards. Vanmaris, found guilty of unlawfully wounding a racing industry licence holder, was fined …

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Victims slam Bourke St killer James Gargasoulas’s sentence

Victims’ families say Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas’ 46-year jail sentence isn’t long enough for committing one of Australia’s “worst examples of mass murder”. Garasoulas, 29, was sentenced on Friday to six life sentences for his “callous and cowardly” Melbourne driving rampage. He will be eligible for parole in 2063, …

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