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Breaking News | May 5

21 yo taken by coward punch

By Chloe Taylor

A 21-year-old man has died from a one-punch attack in Sydney.

The young man had been at a house party in Minchinbury on the Friday night but it wasn’t until early Saturday morning the man was punched in the face.

The punch forced the 21-year old to the ground as well as causing him to lose of consciousness. The impact left the man in a critical condition. He was rushed to Westmead Hospital, where he died at 6pm on Sunday.

It has been alleged that the punch was over a girl.

The suspected attacker, also 21, was arrested and appeared in Parramatta Bail Court on the weekend. He was refused bail and will appear in Blacktown Local Court on May 7.

The charges he will face are, cause of grievous bodily harm with intent.

 

Australian mother charged with supporting terrorism

By Chloe Taylor

A 29-year-old Brisbane mother has been charged with supporting terrorism after being arrested while trying to leave Australia with her four young children.

The woman was charged as a result of counter-terrorism operations that focus on foreign incursions, an Australian Federal Police spokeswoman said.

The woman has been charged under the Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978. Detectives stopped the woman trying to board an international flight with her children at Sydney airport about 8.30pm (AEST) on Saturday.

During questioning at a Sydney police station, a group of supporters came together for the woman’s release before she was charged. Police called for assistance to deal with the supporters.

The woman was carrying cash and equipment intended for her husband, who is in war-torn Syria.

“She was charged with supporting incursions into a foreign state, with the intention of engaging in hostile activities,” the AFP spokeswoman said.

The woman’s passport had been confiscated according to the Al-Risalah Facebook page, which is a meeting place for young Muslims. She was granted strict conditional bail and will appear in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on June 2.

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