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1. Australian Student Alek Sigley Missing in North Korea

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Australia Government said it is exigently inquiry to substantiate the reports whether or not an Australian has been detained in North Korea.

The family of Alek Sigley who is 29-year-old student residing in Pyongyang, could not verify if their son has been arrested or not. However, they have lost contact with him since Tuesday, 25th of June. He has also not been in contact with friends and family since the aforementioned date which is quiet unusual for him. 

The officials have been working assiduously to confirm his whereabouts , according to his family .
The horrendous situation has been described as a germane issue bothering the Government.  

2. Melbourne Storm stunned Sydney Roosters 14-12 in Adelaide, Dragons triumphed over Cowboys 22-14

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The Melbourne Storm passed through a narrow 14-12 win over the Sydney Roosters at Adelaide Oval as Craig Bellamy’s men are six points clear of both the Roosters and South Sydneyin the title race for the minor premiership this year. 

However, the Dragons made a remarkable comeback from 10-0 down on Friday night to claim their second win in eight games and remain within two points of eighth spot. The Dragons scored 16-straight points  to take the lead against a Cowboys side without their prolific captain Michael Morgan in the second half of the match. 


3. Israel Folau and Rugby Australia approached the court after futile effort to resolve dispute amicably.

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The process of reaching an agreement fell through over the ex-Wallaby’s sacking after approximately a four-hour meeting, with the dispute now within the realm of the court.
The representatives of both parties met at the Fair Work Commission in the country’s capital Sydney,  on Friday for a mediation hearing of the dispute. Folau’s contention has been that RA would tender apology for determining his multi-million dollar contract over a social media post in April and stressed the fact that his sacking was unjustified and illegal.
On the other hand, RA and NSW Rugby Union also reaffirmed that they were discontented the conciliation had been fruitless and failed to reach a conclusive resolution. However, over 20,000 people have raised over $2.2m for the financial support of Folau’s legal battle through the  campaign platform set up by the Australian Christian Lobby. It was reported that after the first donation tagged GoFundMe page, which was established to render assistance to the former player, in order to cater for the costs of Folau’s legal action was shut down, the second donation generated more than two million Australian dollars (£1.1m) within two days.


4. Jodi McKay is the newly elected New South Wales Labor leader after crucial meeting.

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McKay having been a vibrant member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, ably represented Strathfield for the Labor Party since 2015 defeats Chris Minns, by winning 63% of the vote of 11,000 rank-and-file members in the Assembly.

It is the very first time the NSW party has elected a leader by he rules former prime minister Kevin Rudd introduced at the federal level in 2013