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Kate Malonyay murdered by compulsive liar ex-boyfriend Elliott Coulson, NSW Coroner finds AMY DALE August 29, 2014

KATE Malonyay was killed by her ex-boyfriend, a former navy officer who was later accused of a remarkably similar attack on another former girlfriend, a coroner has found today.
The body of the woman regarded as having “a gift for friendship” was found covered by her doona inside her apartment at Mosman in Sydney on April 22 last year.
The following day, her ex-partner Elliott Coulson jumped from a 26th-storey balcony at the Surfers Paradise Marriott as homicide police entered his room.

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Naked man tasered after allegedly assaulting police officer in Brisbane’s West End

ABC News Josh Bavas 29 August 2014

A naked man was tasered by police officers after allegedly cycling into a car before “crash-tackling” a female police officer into a van in Brisbane’s West End.
Officers were called after the man was seen acting erratically near the corner of Browning Street and Boundary Street at West End about 8:00am.

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Canadian woman jailed for bid to import $10m of drugs into Cairns airport

ABC News Kirsty Nancarrow  29 August 2014

A 38-year-old Canadian woman who pleaded guilty to importing drugs worth up to $10 million into the far north Queensland city of Cairns has been jailed for 11 years.

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Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan jailed for killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells

ABC News Kirsty Nancarrow 29 August 2014

A Cairns mechanic has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Mount Isa couple Scott Maitland and Cindy Masonwells.
It took a Supreme Court jury in Cairns, in far north Queensland, just over two hours to find Brandon Peter MacGowan, 43, guilty of the July 2012 killings.

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Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

BBC News

Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Genetic analysis of patient samples suggests the virus spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone at a single funeral.
The virus is mutating and must be contained rapidly, warn African and US experts. But they say there is no evidence the virus is changing its behaviour.

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Genomes reveal start of Ebola outbreak

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Man’s body found on Gold Coast August 29, 2014

A REPORT is being prepared for the Queensland coroner after a man’s body was found on the Gold Coast.
POLICE say the body was found about 5.30pm (AEST) on Thursday in a reserve area off Robina Town Centre Drive in the Gold Coast suburb of Robina.
The death isn’t suspicious but a report is being prepared for the coroner, police say. A police statement said officers were trying to determine whether the body was that of 73-year-old Ronald Bergen, who went missing in the area earlier this month.

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Gold Coast Bulletin

Trickett St, Surfers Paradise, shut down after discovery of possible explosive device, while another suspicious device at Gladstone evacuates coal terminal Greg Stolz, Connor O’Brien, Robyn Wuth, Paige Carfrae August 28, 2014

POLICE have charged a man after a bomb scare shut down part of Surfers Paradise for several hours today.
Police allege the man – seen acting suspiciously in Trickett St – told them there was a bomb in his bag and parked car.

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