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Hurley facing fresh Palm Island investigations
The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) says the police officer at the centre of a death in custody in north Queensland six years ago is facing new investigations.

BP chief quits role in stricken Gulf
A day after his controversial performance at a congressional hearing in Washington, BP chief executive Tony Hayward is being moved aside.

Firing squad execution causes outcry in US
The execution by firing squad of a convicted murderer in Utah has reignited debate about the death penalty in the US.

Second Black Saturday class action lodged
A second class action has been launched over Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires.

Libs tipped to snatch back Penrith in by-election
Residents in the Sydney electorate of Penrith are casting their votes in the first by-election test for New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally's Government.