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Dr Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola. Pic: LinkedIn Source: Supplied

NEWS.com.au - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A DOCTOR in New York has been confirmed as the city's first case of Ebola. The man is 33-year-old Dr Craig Spencer, who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea working with the group Médecins Sans Frontières.
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Four outlaw bikie gangs targeted in Taskforce Maxima raids

Brisbane Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Police are expected to charge four people under anti-bikie laws after raiding an alleged defacto clubhouse on the Gold Coast. Detectives from Taskforce Maxima raided a Worongary home on Friday morning, allegedly uncovering five kilograms of cannabis, ...
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'It's a good start': EU leaders strike deal on carbon emissions

ABC Online - ‎34 minutes ago‎
MARK COLVIN: Climate advocates aren't all that happy but they concede it's a good start. European Union leaders have struck a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030.
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Champion hoop Ron Quinton explains how Cox Plate will be run and won

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The mighty Kingston Town won three straight Cox Plates between 1980 and 1982 with three different jockeys. Champion hoop Ron Quinton, now a successful trainer in Sydney, walks you through how to ride the charming 2040-metre Cox Plate trip around ...
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Qantas eyes profits while workers, shareholders decry cost cuts

9news.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
Qantas has announced it is back in the black as a savage cost-cutting drive starts to yield results. CEO Alan Joyce told the company's Annual General Meeting in Melbourne today the airline was on track to return to profit by the first half of the 2014/15 financial ...
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ISIS one of richest terror groups, earns $1 million a day selling oil

Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.
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MH17 victims Wayne and Theresa Baker will be 'sorely missed', friend says at ...

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Wayne and Theresa Baker from Darwin were returning home after holidaying in Europe when their Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.
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Department apologies over Bethcar claims

ABC Online - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The NSW Family and Community Services Department apologies to Bethcar child abuse victims for taking so long to settle their compensation claims.
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ACT public service tops mental health requests: Comcare

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Public service news: full coverage. The territory's 20,000 public servants lodged mental health claims at rates far above their Commonwealth peers last financial year, easily exceeding similar claims by employees in the private sector.
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Luke Batty inquest: Police detail difficulties of keeping Greg Anderson in custody

ABC Online - ‎39 minutes ago‎
It is harder now to keep people who breached bail in custody than it was a decade ago, an inquest into the death of Victorian schoolboy Luke Batty has heard.
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Aust bond futures weaken on better sentiment

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Australian bond futures prices are a touch weaker as investors take on greater risk. Better-than-expected US jobs data overnight helped boost sentiment, encouraging investors to look at riskier assets and put pressure on safe-haven assets.
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Australian shares post second week of gains

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
A mostly upbeat tone to the annual general meeting season, including well-received updates from ResMed, Qantas and AMP, spurred shares higher on Friday to ensure a second straight week of gains.
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NBN a tangled web, not just with cabling

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Australia's giant but trouble-prone infrastructure project, the National Broadband Network, declared it had rolled past 640,000 homes - an outcome that has taken five years to achieve.

Latest game releases: The Evil Within, Borderlands, Bayonetta 2

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
October 10: Alien Isolation, Smash Bros, Shadow of Mordor, Forza, NBA 2K · September 26: FIFA 15, Hyrule Warriors, D4, Murasaki Baby, Wasteland 2 · September 12: Minecraft, Destiny, Hatoful Boyfriend, Velocity 2X, Danganronpa 2. The Evil Within / PS4, ...
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Facebook launches anonymous message board app Rooms

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Facebook is taking the wraps off a new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests. A "room" is a feed of photos, videos and text like Facebook or Instagram but the focus is on a single topic chosen by the person who created it.
Facebook introduces 'Rooms' for chat
Facebook app lets users use pseudonyms
Bridget Carey
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In social media, anonymous messaging apps are growing in popularity. Whisper, YikYak and Secret mask your true identity, and now Facebook has jumped in on the trend. Facebook's Rooms app lets you chat without revealing your real name -- but there's a twist. Watch CNET Update to learn how it works:
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iPhone 6 Plus Review: Almost Too Much of a Good Thing

NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎
The iPhone 6 Plus breaks a lot of the rules and defies a lot of the logic that Apple has stuck to for a number of years. It's a copycat device, it chases a market that the company did not create for itself, it introduces fragmentation in a previously restrained product ...
SingTel to offer Apple's new iPads from today
iPad Air 2 review: It's thinner, faster and slicker
PhoneArena
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Apple iPad Air 2 unboxing - Right on cue, the iPad Air 2 arrived at our doorstep on exactly the day that Apple promised when it announced the tablet at its event not too long ago. For one, the retail box is a very familiar thing, since it pretty much follows the basic premise of iPads past. Sporting the same mostly white packaging material as before, we get a glimpse of the iPad Air 2’s thinner profile through the image on the front of the box – ...
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Blurred Lines' hardcore lyric: It's what women want, says US rapper TI

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Everybody remembers the villain of the Blurred Lines controversy, Robin Thicke. He copped a huge backlash over the 2013 hit song's misogynistic lyrics and video clip, then disappeared further into the mire by admitting drug abuse and that he didn't write ...
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Listen to Neil Young's new album Storytone

The Australian - ‎28 minutes ago‎
NEIL Young's new album shows that an old rock dog can learn new tricks. On Storytone, instead of his signature guitar and piano, the 67-year-old singer-songwriter is backed by the lush sounds of a 92-piece orchestra and a choir.
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David Warner smashes century for Australia in first Test versus Pakistan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Live Scorecard. A year after fearing his international career was over, David Warner is in the form of his life, intent to inflict damage on the opposition rather than himself.
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The sad state of Australian sport

NEWS.com.au - ‎21 minutes ago‎
LONG gone are the glory days when Australia punched above its weight in the Olympics. When we had world No. 1 tennis players and a rugby team that was a legitimate world force.
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The stories you need to know today

NEWS.com.au - ‎9 hours ago‎
GOOD morning, and welcome to our morning news coverage. We will be bringing you the best of what's happening this morning, so you can get across the news quickly.
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World-first dead heart transplant at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital a game changer

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sydney surgeon's dead heart transplant a huge medical breakthrough; Previously, transplants relied on donor hearts from brain dead patients; Ability to revive hearts has major implications for donor shortages; Two successful transplants performed in last two ...
doctors transplant heart that had stopped beating
Australian Doctors Make Heart-Transplant Breakthrough
The Daily Telegraph
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Previously, transplant units relied on donor hearts from brain dead patients whose hearts were still beating. But a Sydney clinic has transplanted two hearts which were donated after circulatory death — where the heart is no longer beating. Both patients, one from Campsie and one from North Narrabeen are recovering well.
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Aussie medics close to Ebola deployment

9news.com.au - ‎11 hours ago‎
Australian medical personnel are expected to leave for west Africa to help combat Ebola, following pressure from the UK and US. A team of up to 16 health workers will be sent as early as next week, as Australia faces mounting pressure from Britain and ...
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Sunshine may help prevent diabetes

Courier Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
SUNSHINE may protect against weight gain and diabetes, an Australian-led study suggests. SCIENTISTS found that overfed mice with fur shaved to expose their skin were slower to gain weight after basking in ultraviolet (UV) light, the same rays that make up ...
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Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cracking your knuckles feels good but it's annoying to those around you. If you are a knuckle-cracker you've probably been told to stop or you'll get arthritis.
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