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Good morning. Here's what's happening now:

  • The Four Corners team has broken a major story out of Malaysia. You might have heard an ABC crew were detained there recently. Well, today they have revealed the former Malaysian attorney-general had planned to charge the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak with misappropriation before he, and the deputy PM, were sacked. The millions of dollars in the PM's account are still unexplained

  • There's been a major suicide bomb attack in a park in Pakistan; 65 people are dead and more than 300 are injured. A group known to be a faction of the Taliban claimed responsibilty saying it was targeting the country's Christian minority. Local police said: "most of the dead and injured are women and children"

  • The raw milk debate is likely to kick off again with a group of farmers forming a cooperative to push for making the product legal to sell. Health authorities say unpasturised milk poses a health risk but a former CSIRO scientist says the laws have done their job in fostering an export market and it's time for a change

This Australian Story piece on Victorian MP Fiona Richardson is popular now. The Minister for Family Violence Prevention heads back to her birth country of Tanzania and opens up about her own family's abusive past

Here's what's coming up:

  • 8:00am AEDT: A man will face court in Newcastle charged with murder after another man, suspected of breaking into his home, died in hospital

  • 9:35pm: Q&A will be all about technology and innovation tonight. Panelists include Wyatt Roy and Ed Husic

 
Top Stories
Ex-Malaysian A-G planned to charge PM over deposits scandal
The former Malaysian attorney-general put in place a plan to lay criminal charges of misappropriation against Prime Minister Najib Razak before he was suddenly removed from office last year, Four Corners confirms.
 
At least 65 dead in suicide blast at Pakistan park
A suicide bomber kills at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, with one crying mother asking: "What kind of people target little children?"
 
'Our hearts are breaking': Family remembers slain nurse
The children of outback nurse Gayle Woodford, whose body was found in a shallow grave near her hometown of Fregon, remember her as a "devoted and beautiful" person.
 
Police fire water cannon at 'scoundrel' protesters at Brussels shrine
Belgian police use a water cannon to break up a protest by a group of far right supporters who hijacked a peace vigil in the centre of the Brussels in the wake of Tuesday's bombings.
 
Sluggish tax returns drive spike in ATO complaints
Complaints to the Australian Taxation Office during tax time skyrocketed by 70 per cent last year, with thousands of Australians frustrated by slow tax returns, an ABC investigation reveals.
 
Virat Kohli masterclass crushes Australia's World T20 dreams
Australia appeared to have its must-win World Twenty20 clash well in hand until Virat Kohli took over the game, powering India into the semi-finals.
 
Finance Department urges AFP probe into Defence Housing Australia
Federal Police are asked to investigate the government agency which controls more than $10 billion worth of defence housing, sparking fresh concerns in the military about the future of the organisation.
 
Farmers lead renewed push to legalise raw milk
Raw milk producers making a fresh push to legislate the sale of unpasteurised milk say there is "a lot of ignorance" on the issue, but regulators say the risk to the public is too high.
 
Man charged with murder of suspected thief
A man is charged with murder after another man, suspected of breaking into a Newcastle home, dies in hospital.
 
Assad hails recapture of Palmyra from IS militants
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the victory of his forces over the Islamic State jihadist group in the ancient city of Palmyra is a major achievement.
 
Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence
Thousands of members of Ireland's armed forces march through Dublin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence.
 
'He speaks ill of Mexicans': Trump effigy set ablaze in Mexico
An effigy of US presidential contender Donald Trump is set ablaze in Mexico as part of a contemporary twist on a Holy Week ritual.
 

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