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Live blog: Hundreds of police mount anti-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane

abc.net.au — Editor's Picks The terminally ill Australian author, critic and raconteur writes that his death will be "of an easy sort". Hack chats to the journalist who broke the Edward Snowden story about NZ's mass surveillance program. David Stratton, who's "surprised" by the response to his retirement, took a while to warm to Margaret Pomeranz.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @abcnews: Australian high up in Islamic State ordered beheadings in Sydney and Brisbane, authorities say. Follow our live blog: ab.co/1uI6Etz

Sep 18, 2014

RT @abcnews: Australian high up in Islamic State ordered beheadings in Sydney and Brisbane, authorities say. Follow our live blog: ab.co/1uI6Etz

Sep 18, 2014

RT @abcnews: Australian high up in Islamic State ordered beheadings in Sydney and Brisbane, authorities say. Follow our live blog: ab.co/1uI6Etz

Sep 18, 2014

Terrifying... MT @abcnews Australian high up in Islamic State ordered beheadings in Sydney & Brisbane ab.co/1uI6Etz

Sep 17, 2014

RT @abcnews: Court docs expected to reveal terror plot involved beheading random person draped in IS flag. Follow our live blog: ab.co/1uImDrv

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Taking the fight to terrorism is a job for Morrison

abc.net.au — Scott Morrison's day has come. It's now time for the Immigration Minister to step up and take responsibility for the fight against terrorism. Nobody is better qualified. Nobody would bring the same sense of reassurance, confidence and security that the country now needs.
Sep 18, 2014

A pretty surprising piece from Barrie Cassidy, who argues Scott Morrison should be in charge of fighting terrorism ab.co/1wFRpEB

Sep 18, 2014

.@InsidersABC host Barrie Cassidy on why @ScottMorrisonMP is the right man to lead the fight against terrorism. abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 18, 2014

Barrie Cassidy on why Scott Morrison should lead the fight against terrorism. #auspol #insiders @ABCthedrum mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @danielhurstbne: Barrie Cassidy calls for Scott Morrison to be given an "all-encompassing role that oversees the terrorism threat" abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

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Controversial AFL Europe deal with Royal Brunei Airlines will be cancelled over anti-gay laws

abc.net.au — Posted September 18, 2014 18:11:40 The Australian Football League (AFL) has called off a sponsorship deal between its affiliated league in Europe and Brunei's state airline. In August, AFL Europe announced it had reached a deal with Royal Brunei Airlines to fly international players between Melbourne and London as part of a sponsorship arrangement.
Sep 18, 2014

@AFL affiliate AFL Europe cancels sponsorship deal with Brunei's state airline over Sharia anti-gay laws: mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @abcnewsMelb: The AFL is cancelling a sponsorship deal with Brunei Airlines, over anti-gay laws. ab.co/1wGGmuJ

Human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh abducted in Syria

abc.net.au — At the beginning of the civil uprising in Syria, The World Today spoke with human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, who was documenting rights abuses within the country and advocating for peaceful change. Those who know her now have serious concerns for her welfare since she was abducted in December.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Syrian lawyer Razan Zaitouneh spoke out about the human rights violations - now she has been abducted: ab.co/XlAIik

Sep 18, 2014

One of bravest women I've interviewed #Syria lawyer Razan Zaitouneh now ABDUCTED Sarahsedghi w more ab.co/XlAIik @amworldtodaypm

Beheading plot: Where the terrorism raids occurred

abc.net.au — More than 800 officers from the Australian Federal Police and NSW police conducted 25 search warrants across Sydney this morning. (Check back for map updates as more information is revealed.) Police have conducted raids in at least three Brisbane suburbs, but say they "aren't directly related" to the raids in Sydney.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @abcnews: Interactive map: Find out what happened where as police launched pre-dawn terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @SpiesArmageddon: #Australia's ABC is tracking the Islamist terrorism case. Beheading plan?! Map of the pre-dawn raids: abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Anti-terror police make arrests in large-scale raids in Sydney and Brisbane

abc.net.au — One of the largest anti-terrorism operations ever conducted in Australia is underway in Sydney and Brisbane. Hundreds of police are involved in the large-scale raids, taking place in suburbs across north-western Sydney and Brisbane's south. Several people were arrested in Sydney during the operation between NSW officers and the Australian Federal Police, which executed a series of search warrants in 12 Sydney suburbs.
Sep 17, 2014

Whoa. Massive terrorist raid in Australia. In Beecroft, for Pete's sake. Beecroft. abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 17, 2014

"Just don't make him bleed" counter-"terrorism" Queensland-style ab.co/1wF1vp6

Sep 17, 2014

#abcnews Anti-terror police make arrests in large-scale raids in Sydney and Brisbane abc.net.au/news/5752002

Terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane cause widespread fear and anxiety

abc.net.au — MARK COLVIN: Early morning raids on suspected terrorists in Sydney and Brisbane have caused widespread community fear and anxiety. The residents of some suburbs woke to the sounds of helicopters overhead, and police with megaphones ordering suspects to leave their homes. More than a dozen people were detained.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane cause widespread fear and anxiety: @BrendanTrembath reports - ab.co/1st3tCd #terrorthreat

Death in a five star nursing home

abc.net.au — The deaths of two elderly women raise serious questions about the way nursing homes are accredited and who is held accountable for failures of care. Anne Connolly investigates.
Sep 18, 2014

Is mum or dad in a nursing home? Bookmark this >"Death in a five star nursing home" a special @rnbbing investigation abc.net.au/radionational/…

ABC Radio National

abc.net.au — A panel of experts debates the political, economic and theoretical implications of the referendum, asking if 'freedom' is possible, desirable or even just illusory.
Sep 18, 2014

Confused about the pros & cons of Scottish independence?. Brief yourself before tomorrow's verdict ab.co/1tk67yi @RadioNational

New durum wheat variety Australia's key to global pasta making industry

abc.net.au — Posted September 16, 2014 09:12:37 Scientists are hoping a new variety of durum wheat will be the key to boosting Australia's presence in the global pasta manufacturing industry. The University of Adelaide has spent five years developing the variety called DBA-Aurora.
Sep 18, 2014

New durum wheat variety Australia's key to global pasta making industry - ABC Rural: abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Islamic centre raid: Omar Succarieh was preparing to leave Australia, court told

abc.net.au — Updated September 18, 2014 15:16:10 A man accused of aiding a terrorist group was recorded telling his wife he had to leave Australia before he was arrested, Brisbane Supreme Court has heard. Omar Succarieh, 31, of Kuraby, south of Brisbane, is charged with making funds available to Jabhat al-Nusra, which has been linked to Al Qaeda, between August 2013 and September 2014.
Sep 18, 2014

Details on the Brisbane court appearance of man charged with funding terror group #auspol via @JTQld abc.net.au/news/2014-09-1…

Final hours of campaign in Scotland independence vote

abc.net.au — CHRIS UHLMANN: The independence debate has electrified Scotland and terrified Westminster, but now it's time for the country to decide. Later today the four million Scots will have the chance to have their say on whether or not their country should quit the United Kingdom.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Yes & No voters can still be funny, even on the cusp of #ScotlandDecides. @abcBarbm in the middle of a conversation: ht…

Teen torture victim's relatives at risk: lawyer

abc.net.au — ELEANOR HALL: To Syria now and Australian political leaders are expressing outrage about the torture and murder of the 13-year-old Syrian boy Hamza al-Khateeb, who had attended a protest against the regime with his father.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Syrian human rights lawyer @razanz spoke out about torture, killing– now she's vanished. We spoke to her in 2011: ab.co/iqHqyx

Police commissioner says raids reflect the reality of the terror threat facing Australia

abc.net.au — AFP, state officers and ASIO agents have raided properties in NSW and Queensland. Fifteen people have been detained and one man has been charged with a serious terrorism-related offence. Police will allege they've subverted a plan to pick a member of the public at random and behead them.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: "It is of serious concern": Police commissioner says raids reflect the reality of the terror threat facing Australia ab.co/1wrnmxw

First man to be charged over Sydney terror raids fronts court

abc.net.au — Twenty-two-year-old Omarjan Azari, from Guildford, has become the first man to be charged after the raids in Sydney this morning. The court heard he's accused of planning a terrorist act and was involved with others in a plot to
Sep 18, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: First man to be charged over Sydney terror raids fronts court ab.co/1s7EH09

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