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Tamar Iveri: Opera Australia sacks star soprano over homophobic Facebook post describing gay people as ‘sewage’

Singer has blamed husband for post and said she ‘abhor[s] prejudice in any form’

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, from left, Mohammed Fahmy, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed appear in a defendant's cage along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges at a courtroom in Cairo

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The three - including Australian Peter Greste - faced charges of 'helping terrorists'

Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri blamed her husband for a Facebook post comparing gay people to 'sewage'

Opera star Tamar Iveri blames husband for Facebook post describing gay people as ‘sewage’

Georgian soprano said her ‘very religious’ husband wrote the comments which appeared to support homophobic violence

Migaloo the while whale, sighted at the Bernard Islands on Saturday 17 August, 2013

Extremely rare white whale ‘Migaloo’ sighted for first time this year off coast of Australia

Once thought to be the only all-white humpback whale in the world

Fears grow for Maui's dolphins after New Zealand government opens west coast block for oil and gas drilling

Documents reveal 3,000 square km of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary have been signed off for exploration permits

The boat laden with refugees hits the rocks at Christmas Island in 2010

Australia blamed for deaths of 50 refugees whose boat was smashed to pieces on Christmas Island in 2010

Victims’ relatives sue authorities, claiming tragedy could have been prevented

Snapchat drug hospitalizes eight in Australia

First hand reports suggest that a particularly potent or contaminated batch of amphetamine pills have been branded with the messaging app's logo

Dirty business: A grounded coal carrier leaks oil on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010

Plans for five 'megaports' along Queensland coast threatens Great Barrier Reef

The controversial scheme is horrifying environmentalists and tour operators
Lego thieves have raided shops across Australia, making off with £40k worth of the colourful bricks

The Lego bandits: Australian toy shops targeted by thieves in daring £40k colourful brick raids

Shop owners say ‘strategic’ smash and grabs involved angle grinders and other specialised equipment

A team of Australian researchers are attempting to hunt down the mystery ‘sea monster’ that “savagely devoured” a nine ft Great White Shark in front of filmmaker David Riggs 11 years ago.

'Super predator' that devoured great white shark investigated by researchers

Documentary explores which 'mystery monster' could have eaten a nine-foot-long shark off Australia's coast

Human remains found in crocodile after horrific boat attack

Man was on boat with family in newly opened part of a national park when he was attacked by a crocodile

Oil rig worker fired after claiming to have seen burning MH370 plane crash

Employers' phones were inundated after email making claim was leaked, leaving company to fire New Zealander Mike McKay

The low-lying coral atolls that make up the Marshall Islands are at risk from climate change

Soldiers' bodies washed from WW2 war graves by rising sea levels in Pacific

The Marshall Islands could be completely submerged within years

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