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Published on: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

1. Former Border Force Boss Roman Quaedvlieg has written to the speaker Tony Smith to complain about Peter Dutton's use of parliamentary privilege to claim he "groomed" a woman 30 years younger than him.

2. NSW Police have referred the disappearance of William Tyrrell to the coroner. William disappeared from his grandmother's home four years ago today.

3. Category 4 Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the east coast of the United States later this week, and shares in some US insurance and construction companies have fallen in anticipation.

4. China has informed the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it wants to impose US$7 billion in sanctions on the United States annually. The US failed to comply with a WTO ruling in 2016 on US dumping duties.

5. A Domino's franchise in Russia has had to call off a free pizza competition after too many people got tattoos of the company's logo. The restaurant will give the 350 winners 100 free pizzas each year for 100 years.


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