Murder charge over stabbing at Northbridge apartment complex

Murder charge over stabbing at Northbridge apartment complex

Updated April 21, 2017 09:12:24 Police investigating a murder in the inner Perth suburb of Northbridge have taken a man into custody, days after publicly naming him as a suspect in the case. Police said 40-year-old Daniel Carrington, who is also known as “Macka” McKenzie, handed himself in last night and was charged with the murder of 38-year-old Benjamin Terry Egan. Mr Egan was stabbed multiple times in the chest and ribs during an argument in the early hours of Tuesday morning at short-term accommodation units in Newcastle Street, Northbridge….

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Moomba to be part of mega gas hub

Moomba to be part of mega gas hub

MOOMBA could become the gas hub of the nation, placed at the centre of an enormous, multi-billion dollar gas pipeline across Australia. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has told The Advertiser the government is “seriously looking into” the idea of a pipeline to solve the imminent gas crisis and that Moomba was already an important gas supply hub. “It’s early days,” he said. “The economics would have to stack up. It could be up to twice the distance of a pipeline from the north to Moomba (but) it would be good…

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'Cry me a river': Xenophon fights NRL, AFL over advertising reform

'Cry me a river': Xenophon fights NRL, AFL over advertising reform

Updated April 20, 2017 20:16:41 Pleas from Australia’s major sporting codes to prevent the Government from restricting in-match gambling advertising have been met with scorn by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon. Cabinet is poised to limit the times when gambling ads can be broadcast on both free-to-air and pay TV, the ABC has revealed, but the AFL and NRL are fighting back, arguing betting agency sponsorship, and the lucrative broadcast deals it attracts, is needed to fund investment at the grassroots. “I mean really…cry me a river,” Senator Xenophon said,…

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Planet found that may be just right for life

Planet found that may be just right for life

Updated April 20, 2017 19:18:52 A newly discovered alien planet orbiting a nearby small star could be one of the best places to look for life beyond our solar system. An international team of astronomers discovered a “super-Earth” planet dubbed LHS1140b, orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light-years away in the constellation of Cetus. The potentially rocky planet is 1.4 times the size and seven times the mass of Earth, and sits within the star’s habitable zone, the scientists reported in the journal Nature. Some of the things essential…

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Police officer killed in Paris shooting

Police officer killed in Paris shooting

Updated April 21, 2017 06:10:22 Photo: Police secure the prestigious Champs Elysees Avenue after the shooting incident. (Reuters: Christian Hartmann) A gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district, Paris police say. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told reporters the attacker targeted police guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station on Thursday night (local time) at the centre of the avenue, which is popular with tourists. The person who fired on police has been killed….

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