Live breaking news: Missing five-year-old girl found in NT; Man charged over 1998 death of Sydney teenager Arthur Haines; Albanese shares Bali bomber outrage – 9News

Welcome to the 9News live blog for Friday, August 19, 2022. Missing five-year-old girl Grace Hughes has been found in the Northern Territory, police say. A 55-year-old man has been charged in Sydney over the 1998 death of teenager Arthur Haines in a house fire. A bomb maker who assembled the explosives used in the Bali terrorism attacks is set to walk free from prison weeks before the 20th anniversary of the bombings.
NT five-year-old Grace Hughes found, 'in good health'
Man charged with murder after arrest over teen's 1998 death
PM to make 'diplomatic representations' over release of Bali bombmaker
That's the end of our live blog for another week.
Here's what was making news through the day:
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese condemned the Indonesian government's decision to release Bali bomber Umar Patek ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 2002 attack.
Missing five-year-old Grace Hughes has been found in the Northern Territory after she went missing in Darwin earlier this month.
A man has been charged with murder of the 1998 death of Sydney teenager Arthur Haines.
And it's been revealed a deathbed confession could see an Adelaide man jailed for the murder of his uncle walk free after 10 years.
Our 9News live blog will return early Monday morning.
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An invasive species of ant spreading across Australia is causing havoc in villages in southern India.
Swarms of yellow crazy ants have infested seven villages in Tamil Nadu, attacking people and livestock.
"As soon as we go near the forest, the ants climb on us, causing irritation and blisters," one farmer told the BBC.
Read more here.
Reality TV show contestant Christopher Jensen has walked free from court after receiving a suspended prison sentence for drug trafficking.
Jensen, 34, has had drug trafficking charges hanging over his head for almost five years – a period that included his popular 2021 Married At First Sight stint.
Justice Paul Freeburn said the charges would ordinarily result in a prison sentence but described Jensen's case as "extraordinary" in Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday.
Jensen was 29 when he was arrested in October 2017 during Queensland Police's Operation Papa Argyle that targeted drug trafficking on the Sunshine Coast.
The surge of fear over foot and mouth disease might have subsided in most of Australia, but we can't let our guard down.
That's not a message from the PM – but from his host for the day, cattleman Ryan Olive of Queensland's iconic Raglan Station, south of Rockhampton.
Olive didn't mince words when he said the fight was far from over.
"Every step we take on this is a good step, but it's never going to be the last step," he said.
"We're going to need to continue to evolve."
But while he also cited improving biosecurity measures, he said the priority should be supporting Indonesia.
"Indonesia is a very important customer of ours, and a very important trading partner," he said.
"We really need to care for them.
"We're scared of it, but they've got it.
"Their learnings there are going to help us be more prepared here."
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has again confirmed the government will oppose the early release of a Bali bombing terrorist.
Umar Patek is set to be released weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 2002 attack.
"When it comes to someone who's committed such a heinous crime, a designer and maker of a bomb designed to kill people, to kill and maim, then we have a very strong view," Albanese said.
But he said Indonesia would make its own decision.
"Certainly the Australian government will be relaying diplomatically, very clearly, our view of this," he said.
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