Syria ceasefire on shaky ground

A planned ceasefire in Syria is looking shaky with the Turkish army continuing to target Kurdish militia in the north.
Federal Labor have referred former minister Stuart Robert to the federal police over a private trip to China during which he oversaw a mining deal.
The US winner at this year’s Tropfest has a strong Aussie connection which inspired him to enter the competition.
A third rally in support of Baby Asha, who doctors are refusing to release from a Brisbane hospital, is expected to be held on Monday.
Tributes are pouring in for British rock band Viola Beach and their manager, after they were killed in a car crash in Sweden.
Support for Malcolm Turnbull's government has slipped while Labor's popularity is on the rise, according to a new poll.
A series of small shakes have continued overnight after a magnitude 5.7 quake shook Christchurch on Sunday.

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