Christmas Day: "One of the most substantial fighters plots that have been disrupted over the last several years" - @TurnbullMalcolm Graham Ashton said terror raids were at Gladstone Park, Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Campbellfield. Police have charged six people in Coffs Harbour this month following an ongoing drug investigationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia: Their alleged plan was a coordinated terrorist attack near St Pauls/Flinders St/Fed Square area on Christmas day RAIDS: Those in custody include four Australian-born of Lebanese background of age 24-25 years, and an Egyptian-born Australian citizen. Police say Melbourne terror plot could have been a "significant attack" if not discovered in time; "makings" of a bomb found during raids Four of the five arrested in the police raids were born in Australia, while a fifth is an Egyptian-born Australian citizenAustralian police say foiled Christmas Day terror plot was inspired by ISIS, was to involve explosives and other weapons Police say they have foiled a "terror plot" planned to take place on Christmas Day in Melbourne. Australian police arrest 7 people over alleged plot to carry out a terror attack in Melbourne around Christmas Day .@VictoriaPolice say there will be an increased police presence at large gatherings this weekendVan was carrying gas bottles, no injuries reportedA van has rammed into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra before exploding Van carrying gas bottles rams into Australian Christian lobby office in Canberra U.S. admiral announces F-22 deployment to Australia and warns of South China Sea confrontation Earthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands) New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, surprised the country by announcing he would resign next week New Zealand's PM John Key announces he's resigning and says he's leaving politics for 'family reasons'A 13-foot female giraffe arrived at the Perth Zoo in a specially designed crate to meet her new boyfriend Australia: French tourist killed near Alice Springs, Northern Territory Scientists say warming oceans have caused largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Explosion in Sydney's Chinatown leaves 14 people injured including a mother and her baby Firefighters are in Hazmat suits down on the street in Chinatown after the earlier gas main explosion at Dixon House A large gas explosion has injured around 16 people in the Haymarket areaChinatown: 100 people were inside the food court on Little Hay St when the explosion occurred. 14 people injured. Chinatown explosion: four people taken to hospital after blast at Haymarket shop. Gas leak suspectedTrain hits stolen car at Sunshine Coast rail crossing PM @TurnbullMalcolm has announced Susan Kiefel AC as Australia's first woman High Court chief justiceA freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has now killed at least six people in Australia Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6

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23 December 2016
Christmas Day: "One of the most substantial fighters plots that have been disrupted over the last several years" - @TurnbullMalcolm
Police have charged six people in Coffs Harbour this month following an ongoing drug investigation
Police say they have foiled a "terror plot" planned to take place on Christmas Day in Melbourne.
Van was carrying gas bottles, no injuries reported
U.S. admiral announces F-22 deployment to Australia and warns of South China Sea confrontation
Earthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands)
Scientists say warming oceans have caused largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Explosion in Sydney's Chinatown leaves 14 people injured including a mother and her baby
Chinatown explosion: four people taken to hospital after blast at Haymarket shop. Gas leak suspected
Train hits stolen car at Sunshine Coast rail crossing
A freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has now killed at least six people in Australia
Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6