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Gaza conflict: Eight children killed after explosions at playground, hospital

ABC Online - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.
US-Israel relations take a tumble after Kerry's latest round of 'shuttle diplomacy'
Eight Palestinian children killed as missile slams into UN refugee camp ...
Michael Schobel
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#palestine   #israel . A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives.
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Work for dole schemes no help in finding jobs, says expert

The Age
4 hours ago
Written by
Dan Harrison
One of Australia's most respected workplace economists says there is no evidence that ''work for the dole'' schemes actually work, accusing the federal government of expanding the program for political, rather than economic, reasons.
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Ebola may expand its deadly reach beyond Africa

USA TODAY - ‎31 minutes ago‎
DAKAR, Senegal - The deadly Ebola virus outbreak sweeping West Africa would likely expand farther because it's killing key medical professionals who are treating patients sick with the disease, health experts say.
As Ebola outbreak rages, medical community searches for answers - by Joshua Norman
Liberia Shuts Borders Amid Ebola Outbreak - by Drew Hinshaw
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Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola This Ebola outbreak is getting out of hand... =/ More than 1,000 people have been infected with Ebola in this West African outbreak, making it by far the biggest outbreak set since the virus was first identified in 1976. More than 660 have died, giving this outbreak a mortality rate of about 60 percent. In some outbreaks, the death rate has been up to 90 percent.
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Some MH17 victims' remains may never be found: AFP

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 minutes ago‎
There is a real possibility that not all the remains of MH17 disaster victims will be recovered, the Australian Federal Police confirmed yesterday.
My strange captivity in Ukraine
Ukraine: row over US photos 'exposing' Russia
Jonathan Langdale
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Russia doesn't trust Ukraine authorities trying to take over the #MH17 investigation. Why is there increased fighting at the crash site? Ukraine is shelling and storming local towns surrounding the site. .
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Lead pollution beat Amundsen and Scott to the South Pole by 20 years

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
We know elements of the story. It was 1911, as Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen raced to the South Pole. Temperatures were below -50˚C.
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Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 27, 2014‎
Mosul residents said the Prophet Jirjis Mosque and Shrine was bombed by Islamic State militants late Sunday, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of Mosul's most revered holy places destroyed.
Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Iraqi city of Mosul
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The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. "We have current reports of imposition of a directive that all female girl children and women up to the age of 49 must be circumcised. This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and doe...
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Libya denies Egyptians killed in Tripoli attack

Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
TRIPOLI: Libya on Monday denied claims from Cairo that Egyptian nationals were among those killed in a rocket attack on a house in Tripoli at the weekend.
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Slipper to wait two-months for jail decision

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Peter Slipper will have a nervous two-month wait before learning whether he's going to jail for dishonestly using taxpayer-funded cab charges to tour Canberra's wine district.
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David Waterford yesterday. Picture: Simon Cross Source: News Corp Australia

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
SOUTH Australia's Labor government is in chaos as pressure builds on Child Development Minister Jennifer Rankine to follow the lead of a senior bureaucrat and resign over her department's handling of a child-abuse scandal.
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ICAC hearings strain Liberal Party coffers

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
EXCLUSIVE. Paul Nicolaou. Resigned from Millennium Forum: Former executive chairman Paul Nicolaou. Photo: Nick Moir. The Independent Commission Against Corruption's continuing inquiries into fund-raising by the NSW Liberal Party are taking a toll on ...
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Six-year-old boy dies after hit by car in Hurstville

Brisbane Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A six-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car in Hurstville on Monday afternoon. Police were called to Durham St around 4.40pm.
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Police agreed to pay Carl Williams for murder information

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
GANGLAND killer Carl Williams stood to earn $1 million for providing information about a murder he allegedly arranged, under an extraordinary agreement approved by Victoria's police and prosecutors.
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Leighton targets cashflow

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
LEIGHTON Holdings is radically changing the way it collects billions of dollars owed by its customers, including standardising processes across the group, as the construction giant yesterday posted a 20 per cent fall in interim net profit to $291 million.
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Healthscope in the pink with debut rise

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
THERE were no cork-popping celebrations or bell-ringing ceremonies, but Healthscope's owners and management could rest easy yesterday, knowing that the private hospital operator's return to the public market was well received by investors.
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Bank shares down as Australian market falls slightly despite miners gains

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Australian share market fell slightly to start the week, with finance sector losses outweighing gains by the miners. The All Ordinaries finished the session less than a tenth of a per cent lower, slipping four points to 5,570, while the the ASX 200 ended down ...

Mining confidence at 5-year low

Herald Sun - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The mining sector is growing increasingly cautious about the future, with confidence in the local industry now at a five-year low, according to the latest Mining Business Outlook.

Billionaire investor Kerr Neilson puts shares ahead of property

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
ATO in $200m crackdown on property developers. Billionaire investor Kerr Neilson says shares are at least as good a bet as the property market, and it would take a “leap of faith” for house prices to beat inflation over the next decade.
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Select apartment high-rises to get NBN in September

The Australian Financial Review - ‎12 hours ago‎
The first apartment buildings to benefit from NBN Co's plan to take on TPG Telecom in the battle for high-rise broadband services will be switched on in September, according to a rollout list released by Telstra.
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Kaspersky discovers scary new ransomware called Onion

TG Daily - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Internet just became way more treacherous with the news that ransomware has taken on an even more treacherous guise. Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a new version of the notorious malware, known as “Onion”, and it uses the Tor dark-web browser in ...

Kogan claims 4G smartphone 'cheapest in the world' but here are five mobiles ...
10 hours ago
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Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
AUSTRALIAN online retailer Kogan is not known for its modesty. So when the bombastic brand, led by founder Ruslan Kogan, announced the arrival of a $229 smartphone today, claims that the phone was “the best value 4G Android smartphone in the world” ...
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Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

PCWorld - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Facebook earlier this summer sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests.
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The Block Glasshouse 'roadblock' angers viewers

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Are Australian TV viewers becoming unwitting victims of a ''roadblocking'' war? Last night, the Nine network simulcast The Block Glasshouse launch on all three of its channels: Nine, Gem and Go.

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ABC Online (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
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Wests Tigers Potter-ing around the real problem

The Roar - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Leaked reviews, alleged player revolts and boardroom politics, these are the days of Michael Potter's life. While the Wests Tigers burn around him the inside out, Potter remains defiant, going about his job the way he has done since the first day he walked into ...
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Sam Burgess to undergo shoulder scans

Ninemsn - ‎1 hour ago‎
Concerned about his remaining time in the NRL, rugby union-bound Sam Burgess is to undergo scans on his right shoulder following an injury during South Sydney's 34-18 romp over Canberra.
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Hockey players attempt selfie with Prince Harry

BBC News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.
Commonwealth Games 2014: England to face Scotland to decide semi-final ...
Commonwealth Games: Australia beat England to reach hockey semi-final
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Day five of the + Commonwealth Games  is underway with a host of sports to choose from across a variety of BBC platforms. Catch sports such as hockey, squash, the 100m finals and many more across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Red Button & the BBC iPlayer. Every sport throughout the day will also be streamed online here: Which sport will you be watching? #Glasgow2014
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Commonwealth Games: Mitch Larkin, Josh Beaver, Matson Lawson sweep ...

ABC Online - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Australia kicked off day five of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the pool by sweeping the medals in the men's 200m backstroke.

Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO

Register - ‎20 hours ago‎
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is warning that two iconic Australian astronomy facilities - the Parkes radio-telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri, are at risk of closure after the ...

Genuine or a sneaky forgery?

Lithgow Mercury - ‎2 hours ago‎
IS it genuine heritage value aboriginal art or a sneaky fake in the area sought for a controversial mine project north of Lithgow?
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Measles case prompts Sydney health warning

Daily Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
A public health alert about measles has been issued after a person contracted the highly infectious virus in Sydney's inner west.
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NAM European HIV prevention survey: final results

aidsmap - ‎10 hours ago‎
NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
Nations oppressing gays 'a headache'
Key messages from HIV conference come to Saskatchewan
AIDS passion and a pledge
MedPage Today
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Some HIV patients still experienced neurocognitive decline, even with effective treatment, according to researchers at the International AIDS Conference.
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