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Doreen Lawrence: if stab victims were white, MPs would care more

Mother of murdered teenager Stephen urges government to ‘get a grip’ on soaring London knife crime Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, says she feels empathy with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Doreen Lawrence, the Labour peer whose son Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack…

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Woman accuses film star Steven Seagal of rape in 1993

The woman called the alleged assault ‘very predatory, very aggressive and traumatizing’ during an interview A once-aspiring actress has alleged Steven Seagal raped her in 1993 at a wrap party. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP A once-aspiring actress has alleged Steven Seagal raped her at a wrap party for the film On Deadly Ground, claiming he undressed…

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MSU hid full conclusions of 2014 Nassar report from victim

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour believes the court system served justice with Nassar's sentencing of up to 175 years in prison, however, there are many lessons still needed to be learned from this nightmare of a story. USA TODAY Sports Michigan State University (Photo: LSJ file photo) EAST LANSING – A 2014 sexual…

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Is Myanmar ‘whitewashing’ the Rohingya crisis?

Frustration over Myanmar's handling of the Rohingya crisis has boiled over into an argument between Aung San Suu Kyi and her former friend, now critic, Bill Richardson. The former US ambassador to the UN resigned from an advisory panel set-up by the government after accusing members of trying to 'whitewash' the crisis. And in his…

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Language test to blame for fewer migrants taking citizenship pledge, MP says

Updated January 27, 2018 07:02:29 Photo: The Federal Government's proposed language test for migrants caused controversy. (AAP: Joe Castro) The number of people taking the pledge to become an Australian as part of citizenship ceremonies around the country was down by several thousand yesterday. Key points: The number of people becoming Australian citizens on January…

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What time does the Hottest 100 start?

Updated January 27, 2018 06:32:02 Are you ready for the most important music countdown in the land? The triple j Hottest 100 starts at midday AEDT. You can listen on the radio, online or via the ABC's Listen app. The countdown will run until evening, with number one generally announced about 8:00pm. It's going to…

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Labor MP open to making pill-testing legal heads to music festival

Posted January 27, 2018 06:25:35 Photo: Police have reported high levels of drug trafficking at the Rainbow Serpent festival. (Flickr: Eliza Tyrrell) Thousands of young people draped in bright colours and fairy wings have again descended on Lexton, north-west of Ballarat, for the Rainbow Serpent music festival. But this year, among the glow sticks, will…

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Meet the Indonesian mayor who refuses to bow to Islamist clerics

Updated January 27, 2018 06:58:09 Photo: Dedi Mulyadi says his opponents can't find any weaknesses in him, other than religion. (ABC News) As Indonesia prepares for provincial elections, a moderate Muslim mayor is refusing to bow to hard-line Islamist clerics who insist he has taken his town down a sinful path. Dedi Mulyadi has built…

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