Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrants

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade.

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Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrants

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade.

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‘I might get my boobs out’: aboard Air Mofo’s bonkers flight to Launceston

More than 100 high-spirited winners enjoy a celebratory trip to mark Mona Foma festival’s move from Hobart

“How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?”

When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then I see the purple Air Mofo logos. They’re from Brisbane and one wears a captain’s hat. “It’s because she won the tickets,” her friend says.

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‘I might get my boobs out’: aboard Air Mofo’s bonkers flight to Launceston

More than 100 high-spirited winners enjoy a celebratory trip to mark Mona Foma festival’s move from Hobart

“How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?”

When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then I see the purple Air Mofo logos. They’re from Brisbane and one wears a captain’s hat. “It’s because she won the tickets,” her friend says.

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Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year old Melbourne man charged over Bundoora killing

The Greensborough man has been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Melbourne magistrates’ court

The Victorian police have charged a 20-year-old man with the murder of Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe.

Maasarwe, a 21-year-old an Israeli national from the predominantly Arab city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye had been in Melbourne for six months, and was attacked just after midnight on Tuesday, Victorian police believe.

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