Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss has told parliament he is retiring from politics, leaving a vacancy for leadership of the National Party.
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Tara Nettleton, the Australian widow of Islamic State fighter Khalen Sharrouf, is believed to have died in Syria around September last year.
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