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More medics but no pill tests at festivals

There'll be more medics at music festivals across Sydney this long weekend with authorities encouraging youngsters to seek help early as they try and stop people dying from drug overdoses.

Farm map could risk animal lives: minister

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched a blistering attack on a group of animal activists, demanding immediate removal of an online database of farmers.

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Venezuela puts down mutiny by soldiersVenezuela's government says it has put down a mutiny by a National Guard unit in a poor neighbourhood a few kilometres from Venezuela's presidential palace.

Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan has killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Londonderry security alerts 'were hoaxes'

Northern Ireland police say the three security alerts they examined in Londonderry on Monday were hoaxes, including one where they carried out a controlled explosion.