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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
2015 Paris attacks: Islamic State fanatic found guilty of mass murder
Europe · Paris

2015 Paris attacks: Islamic State fanatic found guilty of mass murder

44% Center coverage: 105 sources
Salah Abdeslam is one of 20 IS terrorists convicted of killing 130 people. The 32-year-old has been in jail since his arrest in Belgium in 2016. The rest helped plot the attacks - their crimes ranging from providing the attackers with weapons and cars to planning to take part in the massacre.See the Story
4 people have been charged in the Texas semitruck smuggling operation that left 53 migrants dead
US & Canada · San Antonio

4 people have been charged in the Texas semitruck smuggling operation that left 53 migrants dead

40% Left coverage: 38 sources
More than 50 people were found dead in an abandoned tractor trailer. The trailer was found in San Antonio, Texas. The cause of death has not yet been determined, police said. The incident is under investigation, authorities said. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see the Story

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US & Canada · Wellington

New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organization

49% Center coverage: 37 sources
New Zealand has designated the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation. The U.S. groups are not known to be active in New Zealand. The South Pacific nation has become more attuned to threats from the far right after a white supremacist shot and killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.See the Story
Middle East

Turkey records first case of monkeypox - health minister

46% Left coverage: 11 sources
Turkey has detected its first case of monkeypox in a 37-year-old patient who is in isolation. The virus has been identified in more than 50 new countries outside the countries in Africa where it is endemic. There have been more than 3,400 cases and one death, since the outbreak began in May.See the Story
Cricket · Sri Lanka

Rough weather causes stand collapse at Sri Lanka-Australia Test

64% Left coverage: 11 sources
Rain and strong winds caused a stand to collapse at the Galle cricket stadium on Thursday. South-westerly winds raging across the Indian ocean battered the port city. The makeshift roof of one of the ground's smaller stands was also brought down by the storm. Australia ended day one on 98 for three after touring spinner Nathan Lyon claimed five wickets.See the Story
Oceania · Canberra

Health Minister launches review of former government's COVID-19 vaccine deals, existing supplies

67% Right coverage: 6 sources
Minister for Health Mark Butler has launched a review into the country's vaccine supply. The review will investigate the COVID-19 vaccine contracts signed by the former government. It will also investigate whether the number of vaccines and oral treatments procured in the contracts will be sufficient or too many for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Jane Halton, former secretary for the department of finance, will lead the review.See the Story

South By South West festival coming to Sydney

80% Left coverage: 5 sources
SXSW will be held in Sydney from October 15 to 22, 2023. It's been going since 1987 and was the first event of its kind when it kicked off in March that year. It was started by a small group of people in the city who felt local talent had limited exposure – and they wanted to change that. The event has since grown to boast the largest music festival in the world.See the Story
Crime · Canberra

Domenic Perre found guilty of 1994 National Crime Authority bombing

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
South Australian drug trafficker Domenic Perre has been found guilty of the 1994 National Crime Authority bombing in Adelaide. The daylight blast in Adelaide's CBD claimed the life of Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Bowen and seriously injured lawyer Peter Wallis. Justice Kevin Nicholson found Perre guilty of murder and attempted murder. The 65-year-old was already in custody on other charges.See the Story

John Barilaro withdraws from New York trade role

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has withdrawn from his New York trade commissioner role. His appointment as the NSW Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the US had come under immense scrutiny. The lead candidate for the $500,000 a year role, Jenny West, had her offer retracted because of a "government decision"See the Story
US & Canada

Man in critical condition following shooting in North Braddock

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
A 23-year-old New York man is in critical condition after being shot in Bridgeport Wednesday night. Officers responded to a home on Hancock Avenue just before 8 p.m. and found the victim suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach. The man was rushed to the hospital, police said. Investigators identified the suspected shooter as Faruq Ishan Santos.See the Story

John Barilaro withdraws from $500,000 New York trade job

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has stepped aside from his new trade role based in New York. Transport Minister David Elliott said the appointment was "an unnecessary distraction" for the government. Labor declared the appointment of the former Nationals leader to the three-year-posting in Manhattan was "very, very fishy"See the Story

Guy Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day found guilty of embezzling his money

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Guy Sebastian's former manager Titus Day has been found guilty of embezzling money. The jury is currently delivering a lengthy verdict on dozens of charges. The trial has been plagued by delays, including the death of the first judge, Peter Zahra SC, and some jurors becoming ill.See the Story
Australia · Australia

Defence engineers flying to Pacific to repair defective Australian-built patrol boats

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Defence Department issues advice on how to "minimise risk" for Pacific nations. West Australian-based shipbuilder Austal accepted blame and will pay to fix the defects. Australia has delivered 15 of the vessels to Pacific nations under the $2.1 billion Pacific Maritime Security Program.See the Story
England · England

Ajla Tomljanovic becomes first Australian through to Wimbledon third round

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Ajla Tomljanovic is through to the third round at Wimbledon. The top-ranked Australian beat Catherine Harrison 6-2,6-2 in 86 minutes. Her next match will be against either Barbora Krejcikova or Viktorija Golubic. She is the only Australian in the women's draw after Ash Barty's retirement.See the Story

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