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ENTERTAINMENT

What happened to Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS

The last time that Michael Hutchence’s manager, Martha Troup, spoke to him on the phone, the INXS frontman was making big plans for the future. “He wanted to start a publishing company. And he wanted to get an apartment in New York,” Troup told The Post. “That’s what he said to me.” Hours later, as […]

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Inquest hears Tasmania Police officer Paul Reynolds was facing child sex claims before suicide

A senior police officer who was part of the response to the Port Arthur massacre and the Beaconsfield Mine collapse was facing serious child exploitation allegations before his death, a coronial inquest has heard. Key points: A coroner is investigating the suicide deaths of four police officers between 2016 and 2020   One officer, Senior Sergeant Paul […]

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Canada will soon allow assisted dying for mental illness. Has there been enough time to get it right?

Psychiatrist Madeline Li worries that Canada is expanding its assisted-dying laws too quickly, without careful safeguards and enough transparent oversight to prevent mistakes.Ian Willms/The Globe and Mail The date whispers in Julie Leblanc’s mind when she is feeling most hopeless. It tugs at her thoughts when, for days, she forgets to eat, or doesn’t shower. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Queensland schools’ art therapy program changing the lives of refugee children

When Omal Ahmed was 17, a therapist handed her a paintbrush. It helped save her life and led her to her passion. A year and a half prior, Ms Ahmed had left the Eritrean refugee camp where she was raised, settling in Brisbane with her mother and grandmother. Upon starting school in Australia, the former Somali refugee […]

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Deaths of mother and two sons found in Canberra’s Yerrabi Pond being treated as murder-suicide

ACT Policing has confirmed the deaths of two children and their mother at Yerrabi Pond in Gungahlin last weekend are being treated as a murder-suicide. Key points: Police say the investigation is ongoing, but no other people are believed to be involved A coroner will look into the cause of death once the police investigation ends […]

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WORLD

Man kills ex-girlfriend and her family in murder-suicide in Maryland, authorities say

CNN  —  Five people were found dead in a southern Maryland home Friday in a murder-suicide incident, according to a Charles County Sheriff’s Office statement on Saturday. The bodies were found in a house in La Plata, roughly a 35-mile drive south of Washington, DC, by law enforcement officers around 4 p.m. on Friday after […]

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Italian family of Claudio Mandia sues elite NY boarding school where son killed himself in ‘solitary confinement’

An Italian family sued an elite Westchester County boarding school where their 17-year-old son killed himself, accusing officials of keeping the teen in “solitary confinement” after he was expelled for cheating on an assignment. Exchange student Claudio Mandia was found dead in a room at EF Academy in Thornwood in February, having hung himself on […]

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Jury makes 75 recommendations at Devon Freeman inquest

The voice of Devon Russell James Freeman — Muska’abo — has been heard. Devon was many things: a 16-year-old Hamilton boy trying to find his way; a member of Chippewas of Georgina Island disconnected from his land and community; a beloved grandson, brother and nephew who loved to ride his bike and was good with […]

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Mother speaks out about handling of domestic violence matters after daughter’s death

Grieving mother Sharon Moore has spoken out about failures in NSW Police’s investigation of her teenage daughter’s death. Indigenous Australian readers are advised this article contains images of a dead person, which their family permitted. Seventeen-year-old Charli Powell died in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, on February 11, 2019. The NSW Coroner later found the Wiradjuri girl […]

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HEALTH

Anxiety: Influential task force recommends screening kids 8 and older

CNN  —  For the first time, the US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended screening for anxiety in children 8 and older. In its final recommendations, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, the task force also urged screening for depression in children 12 and older, consistent with recommendations from 2016. Both sets of recommendations […]

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