Australian teacher shot dead in Nairobi

Australian teacher shot dead in Nairobi

Updated October 20, 2017 07:37:13 Photo: Gabrielle Maina had been in Kenya since September 2015. (Facebook: Gabrielle Maina) An Australian teacher has been shot dead in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Witnesses say Gabrielle Maina was attacked by armed men, possibly on motorbikes, while she walked along a road in the suburb of Karen. The motive for the shooting is unknown, but it is believed it may have been a botched robbery. Police are investigating. Ms Maina, from NSW, had been in Kenya since September 2015. The school where she…

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Cancer couple’s plea for precious memories

Cancer couple’s plea for precious memories

THEY should have been enjoying the first years of their marriage, looking forward to creating a family and a long life together.  Instead, Bunbury couple Holly and Steve Howe have spent the last two years fighting for Holly’s life, throwing everything they can at an aggressive form of cancer that has ravaged her body. Now, they are nearly at the end of the line. Still battling and hopeful but realistic that they may soon have to focus on making the best of the time they have left. media_cameraHolly howe has…

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Incoming NZ PM owes a debt to her kingmaker, and he won't let her forget it

Incoming NZ PM owes a debt to her kingmaker, and he won't let her forget it

Posted October 19, 2017 22:06:52 Video: Jacinda Ardern will become New Zealand’s PM after ‘robust’ negotiations (Photo: AP) (ABC News) Jacinda Ardern has pulled off an amazing feat with the help of one of New Zealand’s most unpredictable political warhorses. In just three months, the 37-year-old has taken Labour from an unwinnable election position to the throne of government, in the process, becoming the country’s youngest prime minister since the 1800s. For that, she owes a debt to kingmaker Winston Peters — a debt, he won’t let her forget, which…

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Pajich murder accused ’cut lesbian lover’

Pajich murder accused ’cut lesbian lover’

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman charged with murdering autistic teenager Aaron Pajich cut and choked her former lesbian lover as part of sado-masochistic sex play, a Perth court has heard. Jemma Victoria Lilley and her housemate Trudi Clare Lenon, 43, allegedly killed the 18-year-old at their Orelia house then buried him in their backyard, covering the shallow grave with concrete and tiles in June last year. Kim Michelle Taylor told their WA Supreme Court trial on Thursday that she had known Lilley very well for many years but stopped having anything to…

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Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ's new PM

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ's new PM

Updated October 19, 2017 19:19:03 Photo: Awkward … Ms Bishop will be working quickly to rebuild the relationship with the new NZ government. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an awkward discussion with New Zealand’s prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, after suggesting two months ago it could be difficult to trust her party. Ms Bishop accused the New Zealand Labour Party of colluding with the Australian Labor Party to dig up information on Barnaby Joyce’s citizenship, labelling it “treacherous behaviour”. “Should there be a change of government, I…

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