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Police vehicles rammed, woman dragged along road during 'reckless' car jackings - ABC Online

An 18-year-old woman has been dragged along the road during a car jacking in south-east Melbourne, after a group of four people rammed several cars evading a police chase. A group of up to four people stole a car in Seaford at about 7:30pm on Monday ...

Girl missing after first day of school found 'petrified', trapped inside school bus, says mother - ABC Local

A missing five-year-old Queensland child was found "petrified" and banging on the doors of a school bus, trying to get out last night, almost five hours after she should have returned home from her first day back at school, her mother says. Bobbie ...

Crane crashes down outside Brisbane shopping centre - Brisbane Times

A mobile crane has come crashing down while it was being used to shift a sign at a shopping centre in Brisbane's north-west. No one was injured as the 50-tonne crane came down about 5.40am, on the road bordering Brookside Shopping Centre in Mitchelton ...and more »

Senate poised to break budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen - The Sydney Morning Herald

Washington: The US Senate appeared poised to break its budget impasse as Democrats planned to join Republicans in voting for a short-term spending bill that would reopen the government and provide funding through to February 8. The upper chamber was ...

Woman attacked by group of females in Southbank lift - Brisbane Times

Police are hunting for a group of women who attacked another female in a Southbank lift on New Year's Day. The group, believed to be African in appearance, is also thought to be behind another incident in the same lift the following morning. An image ...and more »

Dog shot in the head with speargun in alleged neighbour dispute - Brisbane Times

A man will face court after allegedly shooting a dog in the head with a speargun on the Central Coast. It's understood the dog is a labradoodle, and the incident is believed to have stemmed from a dispute between neighbours. A dog, believed to be a ...

Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald completes a classic catch - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Adelaide Strikers combined for one of the most spectacular catches in cricket history on a night the Melbourne Renegades' hopes of making the Big Bash League finals took a hit. Chasing 174 for victory at Etihad Stadum, the Renegades fell 26 runs ...

Morning Buzz: Inquiry into why a train failed to stop - Camden Advertiser

Good morning and welcome to your morning wrap of news, sport, and weather around Sydney for Tuesday, January 23. Be prepared for a hot and mostly sunny day, with temperatures to reach 30 degrees in the city and up to 38 in the west. Enjoy your day ...

Three boatloads of asylum seekers headed to New Zealand: Australia - New Zealand Herald

The Labour-led Government's offer to take 150 asylum seekers is being blamed for an escalation in people-smuggling operations with New Zealand being marketed as a "back door" into Australia. The Australian is reporting fears the latest Manus Island ...

Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims but Again Doubts Them - New York Times

ROME — For years, victims of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and their advocates have asked when Pope Francis would adjust his blind spot on an issue that has caused enormous damage to Catholics, the reputation of the church and the pontiffs ...