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More medics but no pill tests at festivals

There'll be more medics at music festivals across Sydney this long weekend with authorities encouraging youngsters to seek help early as they try and stop people dying from drug overdoses.

Farm map could risk animal lives: minister

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched a blistering attack on a group of animal activists, demanding immediate removal of an online database of farmers.

Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan has killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

NSW Greens MDMA confession 'reckless'

The NSW health minister has described Greens MP Cate Faehrmann's admission she has taken MDMA as "reckless at best," revealing that four of the five recent NSW festival deaths were linked directly to the substance.