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Family want answers over NT cop shooting

The family of indigenous teen Kumanjayi Walker who was shot dead at the weekend are asking why his Aboriginal police officer uncle was not sent in to negotiate or a Taser used by a policeman instead of a gun.

Cop-out claim over Vic death in custody

Victoria Police has urged a coroner to dismiss the "opinions" of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day's family, who want individual officers to be criminally investigated over her death in custody.

Climate link to bushfires riles deputy PM

The deputy prime minister has launched a full-throated attack against the "disgraceful, disgusting" behaviour of "raving inner-city lunatics" linking climate change to bushfires in Queensland and NSW.

Victim poked croc in eye to get away

A ranger has freed himself from the jaws of a crocodile by poking it in the eye before driving for an hour to get help in Queensland's remote far north.

Jordan ends Israel's 25-year lease on land

Jordan's king has announced "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement that was part of the countries' landmark peace agreement.

Call for Remembrance Day to be passed down

The traditions of Remembrance Day must be passed down through schools to ensure students understand the sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women, a guest at the Adelaide service says.