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The prime minister has hit back at Tony Abbott's CRIticism of the Royal Commission into the Northern Territory Youth Justice System, saying it's an appropriate response to the issue. The former prime minister has accused the government of panicking over the four corners report detailing abuse at the Don Dale youth detention centre. Mr Abbott compared the issue to the suspension of live cattle exports.

North Korea says it has successfully carried out its fifth nuclear test. Suspicions were first raised when a huge seismic event was detected near the country's nuclear test site. The blast has since been confirmed by North Korean state media. The test indicates that the North has made serious nuclear advances.

Former Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles has lost his own seat of Braitling to Labor in a closely contested race for the electorate. The final postal votes have been counted after today's noon deadline for the NT election. Labor expects to claim 18 seats while the Independents have secured five, and the CLP have retained two.

And Queenslander Lakeisha Patterson has bagged Australia's first gold at the Paralympics with a world record breaking performance in the 400 metres freestyle. The win closely followed Australia's first medal, a silver from cyclist Sue Powell in the women's individual pursuit.

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