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Texas gunman had just been fired from job

The man who killed seven people and wounded 22 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas was fired from his trucking job hours before the massacre, media and officials report.

Rabbits and Roosters to renew NRL rivalry

Arch-rivals South Sydney and Sydney Roosters are refusing to mince words, predicting plenty of niggle and for tempers to be tested during Thursday's NRL local derby.

Morrison warns of influx if Tamils stay

Australia risks being swamped by a new wave of boat people if it lets a Tamil asylum seeker family remain in the country, the prime minister says.

PM and Dutton absorb boat arrival backlash

The Morrison government has been accused of playing cynical politics with asylum-seeker boat arrivals, as it faces immense public pressure over the deportation of a Tamil family.

Fishers back coroner's call for alerts

The peak body representing Australia's commercial fishing industry has urged authorities and fishers to stop making excuses and implement a safety measure to alert police when a boat vanishes.

Holmes sticks with NFL amid NRL interest

Valentine Holmes has signed on to New York Jets' practice squad despite at least five eager NRL teams calling his manager to check if he might be returning to Australia.

Botox placed on PBS to help stroke victims

Stroke patients and those who have suffered traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries will save thousands of dollars for Botox through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, to treat involuntary muscle movements, or spasticity, in their lower limbs.