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Religious orders sorry for abuse inaction

Catholic religious orders around the world have apologised for failing to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced...

Death toll from Nigeria attack at 130

The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor says, adding it appeared a deliberate plan...

Meth most used drug in Australia: report

DRUG CONSUMPTION BY STATE:ACT:1- Methylamphetamine2- Oxycodone3- Fentanyl4- Cocaine5- HeroinNSW:1- Methylamphetamine2- Fentanyl3- Oxycodone4- Cocaine (highest average consumption)5- Heroin (highest regional consumption)NT:1- Methylamphetamine2- MDMA (highest capital city consumption)3- Cocaine4- Oxycodone5- FentanylQUEENSLAND:1- Methylamphetamine2-...

Fire bans in NSW as cost of blazes tallied

Fire crews have gained the upper hand on blazes burning across northern NSW but predicted strong winds and hot conditions mean total fire bans have been declared once again.

Broncos' Fensom eyes big trial chance

Shaun Fensom still sees a place for himself in Brisbane's best side despite the wealth of emerging NRL forwards he's found himself competing with for a spot.