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The late George Khouzame awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the Lebanese community

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George Khouzame epitomised what it is to be a man of the people and his legacy continues throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown region.... Read full article

'His name is Tony.. Tony Montana': Crime victim's mate's cheeky response to questions by journalists

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A 23-year-old tradesman from Preston in Melbourne woke up about 4am to the sound of two men allegedly using a grinder to cut his 4WD and $30,000 worth of building equipment from a tree so they could steal it.... Read full article

Outstanding Australia beats Oman 4-0 to secure quarter-final place

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Only days after their 4-1 rout against Kuwait, the Socceroos produced an even better showing to end Oman's progression hopes and have fans of the host nation dreaming of what may be at this tournament.... Read full article

Aussies Thrash Kuwait 4-1 in Asian Cup Opener

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Hosts Australia showed impressive firepower to beat Kuwait 4-1 in their Asian Cup opener on Friday after talisman Tim Cahill kick-started them following an early scare.... Read full article

Dad abducts boys and takes them to Lebanon

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A mother has been left distraught after discovering her two young sons have been abducted and flown to Lebanon by their father.... Read full article

Muslim bride's unique Martin Place tribute

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As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes...... Read full article

Sydney siege: Gunman among three dead as gunfight brings an end to Martin Place drama

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‘Incident’ prompted police raid on Lindt Café at 2.11am this morning Three fatalities reported, another three seriously injured, following intense firefight Prime Minister: Our thoughts and prayers are with families of two deceased hostages... Read full article

The Victims of the Sydney siege

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Sydney's Martin Place siege ended tragically, with the loss of two innocent lives. The siege ended at two this morning, after 34-year-old Tori Johnson allegedly wrestled the gunman in an attempt to take action.... Read full article

Pride of Australia: Dr Jamal Rifi named as finalist in Fair Go medal

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Dr Rifi moved to Australia to study medicine in 1984. Ever since, he has worked hard to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, founding several organisations including Muslim Doctors Against Violence.... Read full article

NSW State Reference Library renamed the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room

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One of Australia's leading libraries has honoured one of its greatest advocates, the former governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir. The State Reference Library of NSW will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.... Read full article

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