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Doomed pilot knew plane was going down
Police and firefighters say there was nothing they could have done to save two people on board a light plane which crashed and exploded outside a primary school in Sydney's south-west this morning.

Aussie kayaker disappears in rapids
A search is underway in California for a Tasmanian man who is believed to have died while whitewater kayaking.

NSW pollies' Twitter debate billed as a world first
As voters in western Sydney prepare to go the polls for Saturday's Penrith by-election, New South Wales' political leaders are gearing up for what is being billed as a world first election debate on Twitter.

Memorial service held for fallen soldiers
A memorial service has been held in Brisbane for the two soldiers who died in Afghanistan last week.

Farmers brace for locust plague
Landholders across southern Australia are preparing for one of the worst locust plagues in nearly 40 years.