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  1. British police say the bodies of 39 people have been found in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London and they have arrested a Northern Irishman in relation to the incident.

  2. Mardi Liebelt was next in line to take a flying fox through the rainforest canopy when the zip-line snapped, watching in horror as a 50-year-old South Australian man fall to his death and his wife writhed in pain.

  3. Union boss John Setka, facing the prospect of being expelled from the Labor, resigns from the party after a four month legal battle to retain his membership.

  4. The ABC understands drought-stricken towns will be the target of federal stimulus potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars under a program designed to support regional communities enduring hardship.

  5. Robyn Hausler continued paying her mortgage and rates for six years, not realising the house she'd lived in for 20 years wasn't hers anymore. Now a court has ruled she can have her property back.

  6. A man who denied knowing anything about $245 million worth of drugs onboard a catamaran he skippered from Tahiti faces life in jail after being found guilty of the crime.

  7. The family of the man who died while zip-lining in Far North Queensland has described him as a "loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to all".

  8. Insurance premiums for thousands of Australians are likely to double or even triple within decades. New data reveals the suburbs facing the biggest jumps.

  9. Chan Tong-kai is accused of the murder of his girlfriend in Taiwan, but his case exploded onto the international scene when his proposed extradition kicked off protests in Hong Kong that have since morphed into a massive pro-democracy movement.

  10. Satellite images have captured a usually invisible phenomenon known as atmospheric gravity waves pulsing through clouds off Western Australia's north-west.

  11. A Victorian court is told Samantha Fraser, who was allegedly murdered by her husband at Phillip Island last year, was disowned by her extended family when she left their religious cult.

  12. The gold, silver and bronze medallist, who had spoken of living with unbroken pain due to an incurable, degenerative disease, ends her life in Belgium, where euthanasia is legal.

  13. A combination of mechanical issues and "deficiencies" in crew and pilot reactions were to blame for the Lion Air 737 MAX crash in Indonesia last year, the victims' families are told.

  14. Billionaire property developer Huang Xiangmo publishes a lengthy and scathing attack at the ATO, which is pursuing him over a $141 million tax bill, and ASIO, which revoked his permanent residency.

  15. The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has landed. And fans are already putting every moment under the microscope.

  16. Adam Neumann has been bought out of We Work and dumped from the board after SoftBank agreed to a $US10 billion takeover of the office-sharing company, but he has also managed to retain a role as an advisor to the company.

  17. An inquest into the deaths of two young vets who took a drug linked to almost 20 suicides per year within the industry urges better mental health support for veterinary professionals.

  18. A NSW police officer is accused of "sloppy work" in an inquiry after she mistakenly inflated the quantity of drugs found on a reveller at Splendour in the Grass last year by nearly eight times.

  19. Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan takes the extraordinary step of talking in detail about the affairs of individuals while before Parliament.

  20. Sackings demanded and threats to withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars are at the centre of a clash between an outback community and a Commonwealth-owned business.

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