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Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica

Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is creeping toward the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after ripping through the small island nation of Dominica.

Nerf gun eye injuries worry doctors

UK doctors have raised concerns about the risk of eye injuries and blurred vision from the foam bullets used in the popular Nerf gun toys.

PM slaps down calls for sugary drinks tax

Fresh calls for sugary drinks to be slugged with a 20 per cent tax have been slapped down by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the nation's food and beverages industry.

Cabinet refreshed and ready: SA premier

South Australia's reshuffled ministry has the skills and the drive to win Labor a fifth term in office at the next state election, Premier Jay Weatherill says.

Vic ambos embroiled in drugs scandal

More than a dozen Victorian paramedics have been caught using and trafficking illicit drugs stolen from ambulance supplies with some even taking intravenous bags to treat their hangovers.

No change to Qld ID scanners: premier

There will be no change to Queensland's ID scanning regime despite reports millions of people had been scanned to catch only a handful of offenders.

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