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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

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Good morning.
1. Violence erupted at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, in the USA. The Unite the Right rally turned into an ugly brawl with counter-protestors and sadly, a 32-year-old woman was killed when a car drove through the crowd. The suspected driver was 20-year-old James Fields. Two police officers also died in a helicopter crash "linked to the protests". Here's all we know about Fields , with video of the moment his mother found out he might have killed someone. And here are photos of how the violence escalated .
2. The US president issued a statement in which he...
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Protesters chased "Unite the Right" rally organizer Jason Kessler out of his own press conference

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REUTERS/Justin Ide Jason Kessler, the organizer of the "Unite the Right" white nationalist rally that turned deadly Saturday, called a press conference Sunday afternoon to address the previous day's events, but was quickly chased off by protesters.
Kessler had called the press conference for 2 p.m. local time behind the Charlottesville City Hall along with Richard Spencer and other participants of Saturday's rally, but was greeted by raucous boos and cries of "Shame!" as he arrived at the microphone.
Kessler said a few "people resorting to violence yesterday" before protesters began...
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