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Police 'wrong' for US school shooting wait

Frantic children called 911 more than half a dozen times from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, as some 20 officers waited in the hallway nearly an hour before entering and killing the gunman.

Biloela family approved for return home

A family of Tamil asylum seekers who captured the hearts of Australians has been permitted to return to their home in the regional Queensland town of Biloela on bridging visas.

Nationals urged to recognise wider views

Former veterans affairs minister Darren Chester has urged the Nationals to better recognise the diversity of views in regional areas, following his decision to contest the party leadership.

Bellamy backs Coates for Maroons selection

Craig Bellamy has said his star winger Xavier Coates should be one of the first picks for Queensland when incoming Maroons coach Billy Slater names his State of Origin squad on Monday.