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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOLLOWING MARYLAND SHOOTING

A man has been charged with murder, after a fatal shooting west of Newcastle on Saturday. The 30 year old was arrested at a Wallsend home at around 4 o’clock this morning – 12 hours after the body of a 38 year old man was found with a single gunshot wound in the garage of a Maryland property. Police say both men were known to each other and have confirmed the incident isn’t bikie related

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Two men have been charged over an alleged attack on police officers, in Sydney’s west. A 66 year old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a truck in the Hunter Valley. Police are investigating whether firebugs lit a blaze, that saw hundreds of residents evacuated from Little River, south of Melbourne. And the Kookaburras have beaten China, to advance to the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup.

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The brother of cricket star Usman Khawaja arrested by counter terrorism police – accused of faking a terrorism plot to set up his colleague at the University of New South Wales. Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott welcome new Liberal Party rules to stop the knifing of sitting Prime Ministers. Sydney to Gosford in just 30 minutes – we’ll show you plans for the new high speed train line connecting Canberra to Sydney and then up the north coast. A change for motorists in the Hunter with traffic lights now replacing the large roundabout at the Weakleys Drive, John Renshaw Drive roundabout at Beresfield. The coffin of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush arrives in Washington DC with military honours. And students in a solar powered Tuk Tuk pass through Newcastle and Port Stephens today on an east coast odyssey …

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HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS TAKE PART IN NATIONAL STRIKE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

There was a larger than expected turnout of school students in Newcastle, taking part in a national strike on climate change. Several hundred students, along with family members, marched around the Civic precinct in a demonstration against the government’s climate and mining policies. The student strike idea originated in Victoria, inspired by similar overseas actions. (VISION ONLY)

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AUSTRALIANS HEADED FOR MAY ELECTION

Australians will go to the polls in mid-May, a calculation which firmed up today when Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the government will bring down its budget in early April. The PM declared it will be a surplus budget, an economic blueprint he hopes can claw back support for the Coalition, which is tearing itself apart.

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