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Australia PM appalled by war grave attacks

05:50  12 october  2019
05:50  12 october  2019 Source:

Tasmanian woman and lover found guilty in Dwayne 'Doc' Davies murder case

  Tasmanian woman and lover found guilty in Dwayne 'Doc' Davies murder case A Tasmanian prosecutor describes the murder of tattooist Dwayne "Doc" Davies as "a crystallisation of a plan to kill Mr Davies that involved a chilling betrayal of a friend and a husband". It took a Supreme Court jury about five hours to find Margaret Anne Otto, 47, and Bradley Scott Purkiss, 43, guilty of murdering Tasmanian tattoo artist Dwayne "Doc" Davies.

Acting Foreign Minister Craig Emerson on Tuesday confirmed Australian graves were among 198 graves damaged at the Commonwealth Benghazi War Cemetery last Libya's national transitional government has apologised for the attacks , and local authorities have detained several suspects.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is disgusted by an attack on Australian war graves in Libya and wants the perpetrators punished. Libyan authorities should also co-operate with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission so they can restore the "sacred" place to its proper condition, she said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison. © AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Scott Morrison is appalled by reports that Commonwealth war graves in Israel have been daubed with swastikas, saying such anti-Semitic attacks can also been seen in Sydney and Melbourne cemeteries.

"This is disgusting, appalling and nothing other than just hate filled desecration of our own diggers, our light horsemen and it is terribly upsetting," the prime minister told reporters in Suva during a brief official visit to Fiji.

Australia is working with the War Graves Commission in its zero tolerance of anti-Semitic behaviour.

He said Australians have been targeted, including members of parliament, with anti-Semitic trolling on their Twitter accounts and defacing of their images.

"So let's not kid ourselves. It is close to home, and it has got to be stamped out," he said.

France says foiled September 11-inspired attack .
France says foiled September 11-inspired attackFrance has for several years grappled with how to respond to both homegrown jihadists and foreign militants following a series of attacks across the country. French officials say the threat of attacks remains very high.

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