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The royal commission into Victoria Police’s handling of the so-called Lawyer-X scandal kicks off on Friday. Lawyer X's role as a police informant led to an independent inquiry that found negligence of a high order in the management of human source information by Victoria Police. Opening statements will be made before public hearings begin next month.
Two prisoners will front court on Friday accused of stabbing drug kingpin Tony Mokbel at a Victorian prison. The accused, both aged 21, have been charged with attempted murder.
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Fire crews have gained the upper hand on bushfires burning across northern NSW. The Tingha blaze has now been downgraded to advice level after destroying at least nine homes, while a second fire at Tabulum has gutted 10.
The Prime Minister will tour the regional Queensland town of Cloncurry to see the scale of the devastating floods first hand. Farmers have lost hundreds of thousands of animals in the disaster.
An Illinois man is accused of closing the lid of his hot tub on his struggling wife and leaving it for 90 minutes. Police say Eric Huska returned to find his wife's floating, lifeless body. Huska was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say he initially trying to help his wife as she desperately tried to get out of the hot tub, only to then close the lid and walk away. “For whatever reason he put the cover over her head. We are sure alcohol was a major factor," Deputy Chief Todd Wolff of Cook County, Illinois said.
Thousands of people have gathered at a high school in Florida to remember the 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting one year on. The shooting sparked mass protests right around the United States.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another damaging Brexit defeat in parliament with MPs voting down her latest plans. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on May to "admit her Brexit strategy has failed".
Football star David Beckham has been issued with a court notice after a random member of the public noticed him allegedly using his phone while driving and dobbed him in. Beckham will face a London court on March 19 but is yet to be charged.
The Melbourne Stars are through to the Big Bash League final after a six wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes. On Friday night the Sydney Sixers take on the Renegades in Melbourne.
Prince Philip won’t be charged over last month’s car crash that left two women injured. The 97-year-old has apologised to one of the injured and has forfeited his driver license.
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