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Courts, police, prisons contribute to overincarceration of Indigenous Australians, inquiry finds

Updated March 28, 2018 14:11:18 Photo: The inquiry found the justice system was often entrenching inequalities. (ABC News: Robert Koenig Luck) Commonwealth, state and territory governments must overhaul the justice system to reduce the massive over-representation of Indigenous people in jail, a major inquiry has found. Key points: Inquiry recommends end to practice of jailing…

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No charges for US police in fatal shooting

Image copyright Reuters Two white officers who shot and killed a Louisiana black man in 2016 will not face criminal charges, officials say. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the officers acted reasonably under "existing law and were justified in their use of force". Video footage appearing to show the officers holding down Alton Sterling,…

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Australia’s languages ‘share single source’

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers in Australia say they have traced the country's indigenous languages back to a single, common tongue. The languages are all derived from a mother tongue, known as Proto-Australian, that was spoken about 10,000 years ago, according to a new study. Linguists have long debated the subject in Australia. More than…

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Driverless car worries hit US stocks

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Tesla and California chipmaker Nvidia dove on Tuesday amid fresh worries about the promise of self-driving car technology. The concerns added to a wider technology sell-off that saw US markets reverse gains notched on Monday as fears of a global trade war receded. The tech rich Nasdaq index plunged…

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Warner may never play for Australia again: Jim Maxwell

Updated March 28, 2018 12:42:12 Video: 'He's been put in the naughty corner': Jim Maxwell says Warner ostracised by team (ABC News) David Warner's international career may have come to an end amid the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal, according to ABC cricket commentator Jim Maxwell. Maxwell, who is travelling with the team in South…

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