Car thieves smash into homes in Melbourne's north-west

Car thieves smash into homes in Melbourne's north-west

Posted July 06, 2016 09:38:32 Two families in Melbourne’s north-west have been terrorised by intruders during early-morning home invasions that appear to have targeted late-model cars. In the first incident, a couple in Airport West was woken by the sound of breaking glass and yelling about 3:45am at the home on Roberts Road, Airport West. They barricaded themselves in their bedroom ensuite during the robbery. When they emerged, they discovered their grey Volkswagen coupe had been stolen, along with the woman’s purse and valuable watches. The offenders smashed through bi-fold…

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Indigenous MP on Hanson: 'You can't excuse stupidity for ignorance'

Indigenous MP on Hanson: 'You can't excuse stupidity for ignorance'

Updated July 05, 2016 22:53:25 Video: Panel: Linda Burney, Labor MP, and Matt Canavan, Queensland LNP Senator (Lateline) Related Story: ‘It does not mean paralysis’: Linda Burney on hung parliament The first Indigenous woman elected into the House of Representatives has labelled Pauline Hanson ignorant, after the One Nation founder’s comments about Australia being “swamped by Asians”. Linda Burney, the Labor MP for the southern Sydney seat of Barton, told Lateline: “You cannot excuse stupidity for ignorance and that’s what is being displayed.” Ms Hanson made her first appearance in…

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Lufthansa reaches long-term no-strike deal with cabin staff (AFP)

Lufthansa reaches long-term no-strike deal with cabin staff (AFP)

AFPon July 5, 2016, 11:18 pm Frankfurt (AFP) – German airline Lufthansa on Tuesday unveiled the details of a wide-ranging deal on pay and working conditions for its cabin staff, including a no-strike agreement and job guarantees until 2021. Bringing to an end a long and bitter industrial dispute that hit thousands of passengers, Lufthansa and the cabin crews’ union UFO said that both sides had accepted a “comprehensive agreement” drawn up during months of arbitration. The talks had been mediated by Matthias Platzeck, the former Social Democrat president of…

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Euro 2016 rivals Ronaldo, Bale 'share mentality not just talent' (AFP)

Euro 2016 rivals Ronaldo, Bale 'share mentality not just talent' (AFP)

AFPon July 5, 2016, 11:16 pm Lyon (AFP) – Wales boss Chris Coleman hailed the mental strength of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale ahead of a Wednesday showdown between the two Real Madrid stars in the Euro 2016 semi-finals. Coleman said he has received glowing reports about three-time Player of the Year Ronaldo from Welsh legend Ryan Giggs and Ronaldo’s former manager at Manchester United, Alex Ferguson. However, he believes Bale, who has scored three goals in leading Wales to their first ever major semi-final in France, has worked just…

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Ex-Silk Road employee Peter Phillip Nash granted blue card

Ex-Silk Road employee Peter Phillip Nash granted blue card

The Silk Road website has generated more than $200 million in sales. Photo: AP A man who was jailed for his involvement with underground drug website Silk Road has won his appeal for a blue card in Brisbane. Peter Phillip Nash was extradited from Brisbane to the United States in 2013 and charged with conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking and money laundering associated with Silk Road, a website that generated more than $200 million in sales. He pleaded guilty and said he had purchased illicit controlled substances via the website for…

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