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130 tonnes of prawns to be sold at Xmas

Sydneysiders are expected to snap up 130 tonnes of prawns and close to one million oysters at the Sydney Fish Markets this Christmas as drought and flood impact on seafood supplies.

Missing NT trio drank from watering hole

A woman missing in the northern outback for almost a fortnight says she drank water from a cattle watering hole to stay alive and is "worried to death" about her companions.

Strip-searches 'may have been unlawful'

The vast majority of strip-searches carried out on teenagers at an underage Sydney music festival earlier this year were potentially unlawful, an inquiry has heard, with one boy claiming an officer put his hands inside his underwear.

Mexico shootouts put pressure on president

Clashes sparked by suspected cartel gunmen in northern Mexico have killed 20 people, putting more pressure on the country's president to curb gang violence after the United States vowed to label the gangs terrorists.