Indigenous playwright sheds light on life's dark corners in new stage show

Indigenous playwright sheds light on life's dark corners in new stage show

Posted November 03, 2017 12:06:13 Photo: Tessa Rose opens up about her personal life in the one-woman play The Daly River Girl. (ABC News: Stephanie Zillman) Northern Territory actress and playwright Tessa Rose is laying her life bare on stage. In a one-woman show about to open in Darwin, audiences will see a personal story that’s all too familiar to many. The Daly River Girl explores painful themes in Rose’s life, like being removed from her mother and community, and growing up in a non-Indigenous foster family in Perth. “The…

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Saudi Arabia is purging its princes. Here's why

Saudi Arabia is purging its princes. Here's why

Updated November 06, 2017 09:51:18 Dozens of ministers, royals, officials and senior military officers have been dismissed or arrested in Saudi Arabia as part of a new anti-corruption committee. So how has this happened, and why? What’s actually happened? Saudi Arabia’s leadership has arrested 11 senior princes, four current ministers and tens of former ministers. It includes businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — whose net worth has been estimated at $22 billion — and is known as the face of business in Saudi Arabia. The move has been described as…

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‘Vile attack’ on police caught on video

‘Vile attack’ on police caught on video

CONFRONTING video has emerged of an incident in Albany in which three police officers were attacked and abused while trying to arrest a man who had allegedly been threatening people with an axe handle. The vision — described as “vile” by the WA Police Union — was shot on a mobile phone by a woman who began abusing the officers from the moment they arrived at her home, referring to them variously as “pigs” and “dog c…s” as they tried to make the arrest. media_cameraPolice injured in Albany. Picture: Seven…

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Shooter dead after brief chase, officials say

Shooter dead after brief chase, officials say

At least 20 people have been killed in a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, according to Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt. [Previous story, published at 4:12 p.m. ET] Multiple people have been killed and many more injured in a shooting Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, authorities said. The shooter was killed after a brief chase north into neighboring Guadalupe County, according to Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy. It is unclear if the shooter was killed by police or took his own life, Murphy said….

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‘Blowhard’: Ex-presidents blast Trump

‘Blowhard’: Ex-presidents blast Trump

THE White House has hit back at both Bush presidents after delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump’s leadership in a new book about the father and son. Former president George H.W. Bush publicly rebuked Trump, describing him as a “blowhard” in historian Mark Updegrove’s new book, The Last Republicans. His son, George W. Bush, also had some harsh words for his Republican successor: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.” A White House official reportedly told CNN that “if one presidential candidate can disassemble a political…

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