Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
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India has lost almost 100 people in the weekend's earthquake, with the government focusing relief efforts on helping devastated Nepal and its own poorest states. Alys Francis, freelance journalist in India, reports.
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our sentences from this morning's Liberal Party missive on the budget sum up the attack to come.
Two weeks ago a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the overwhelming Tibetan area of Yushu, China. Now children huddle under cardboard boxes, dead horses are stuck under rubble and mass cremations are being held.
The Australian media predictably focused on the local angle, but which earthquake or tsunami happened first, where and why? And are they all connected? Elly Keating spells it out.
American Samoa and Indonesia have both had earthquakes in 24 hours and both lie on the so-called Ring of Fire. But is some relationship between the two events? asks Tim Edwards.