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Gough Whitlam's legacy: Malcom Fraser, Paul Keating, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Pulse: Politics as it happens · Gough Whitlam: full coverage · Whitlam: Martyr for a moment, hero for a lifetime.
Whitlam Aboriginal rights under threat
Fraser and Whitlam: a 'warm and real' friendship
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Man shot at Rochedale South

Brisbane Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 29-year-old man is shot in the head by police after allegedly accelerating towards them in a 4WD south of Brisbane. PT1M7S http://www.
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Truck smash takes out six cars along Pittwater Rd, traps people underneath

The Daily Telegraph - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A 10-tonne truck smashed nine cars as it careered through a major Sydney intersection - and police say it's “incredibly lucky” no one was killed.
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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced Tuesday for killing his girlfriend

CNN - ‎52 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace will culminate with his sentencing Tuesday.
Judge to Sentence Pistorius in Girlfriend's Killing
Oscar Pistorius set to learn sentence over girlfriend's death
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Pistorius siblings speak out on eve of sentencing - Johannesburg AFP - Oscar Pistoriuss brother and sister on Monday gave a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of South Africas star athlete for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.The Paralympian could be jailed for 10 years or ordered to serve house arrest Tuesday when High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down her sentence.The judge had last month ...
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Microsoft provides tools to fight Ebola

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Microsoft will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday.
Microsoft CEO Nadella's pay tops $80 million with big stock awards
Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid cloud push
Scot Stevenson
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[M]icrosoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform.
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Solovakia, Germany discuss Russian gas, Ukraine

Firstpost - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bratislava, Oct 21 (IANS) Slovakia and Germany discussed the gas supplies from Russia and situation in Ukraine, as German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the country Monday.
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Australian jihadist warns Tony Abbott 'we will defeat you' in Islamic State video

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎55 minutes ago‎
An Australian teenager who ran away from his Bankstown family home in June has surfaced in a chilling Islamic State video threatening Tony Abbott and vowing to fight until the militant group has conquered the West.
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Rozelle explosion: store owner charged with murder too ill too appear in court

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
The owner of a Rozelle convenience store destroyed by a fire that killed three people was too ill to appear in court on Tuesday morning.
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Rosie Batty hits out at child protection - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rosie Batty says child protection workers offered her counselling instead of focusing on the violent and criminal behaviour of her ex-partner who went on to murder their son.
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Victorian Government matches Labor's promise to build railway to Mernda

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Victorian Government and the Opposition have committed to extending the South Morang rail line to Mernda as part of their battle for votes in the ultra-marginal seat of Yan Yean.
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RBA sticks to script ahead of CPI - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The latest inflation figures may give a clue to the timing of a rise in interest rates, something the October Reserve Bank board minutes failed to do.
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China posts slowest growth since global crisis, more stimulus expected

Reuters - ‎17 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/09 global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment, adding to concerns about flagging global growth.
China's GDP Growth Bolsters Case for Stimulus Restraint
China Economy Grows at Slowest Pace in 5 Years
World Economic Forum
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If you recycle bottles and paper, then why not your smartphone? Fifty million tonnes of unwanted electronic devices end up in vast dumps in China and Ghana every year. Only 13% are recycled. Here's how that could change.
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Joe Hockey says China will drop tariff on coal imports after trade deal is reached

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHINA has promised to repeal the newly introduced tariff on Australia coal imports once a free trade agreement between the two countries is finalised.
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Financial planning scandal threatens CBA customer service title

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Commonwealth Bank of Australia is within a whisker of losing its coveted No.1 ranking for overall customer satisfaction in retail banking, with its slip in the closely watched Roy Morgan rankings coinciding with the scandal in the bank's financial advice ...
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Markets Live: Rally takes breather

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
3:56pm: China's yuan has risen to a seven-month high against the US dollar after the government posted slightly better-than-expected economic growth for the third quarter.
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Review: Apple Pay in action

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44.
Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide
As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe.
NBC Bay Area
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APPLE PAY DEBUT: Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card. Tell us: Are you planning to use Apple Pay? Here's a handy guide to everything you need to know: Apple reports record iPhone sales: [Photo: Getty Images]
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Forza Horizon 2 game review: hitting the open road

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One, Xbox 360. Reviewed on Xbox One $89.95 - $99.95. Classification: Reviewer's rating: 8/10. If the Forza Motorsport series is designed for car enthusiasts who dream of taking their hobby machines to professional race meets ...
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Woz coming to Sydney as a UTS adjunct professor

ZDNet - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS) as an adjunct professor of the faculty of engineering and IT.
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ACCC: Telstra promises improved Aussie Consumer Law compliance

iTWire - ‎4 hours ago‎
Telstra is famous for a few things: hopeless customer service, ACCC dealings, awesome Next G/4G networks, playing hardball with the Government and competitors and using Magda Szubanski in its latest ads touting customer service.
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360 Admitted On Q&A That He Now Identifies The Aussie Flag With Racism

Pedestrian TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tony Jones and his merry men and women gathered to question the rich and give voice to the poor, with last night's panel of Q&A consisting of physicist and former rock star Brian Cox, 360, conductor Richard Gill, mathematician Nalini Joshi and actor Miranda ...
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The X Factor grand final, won by Marlisa Punzalan, sheds 1 million viewers

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Latest: Marlisa will be home-schooled · X Factor winner announced. Has The X Factor lost its "X-factor"? Last night's "winner announcement" segment drew 1 million fewer viewers than last year's announcement - its worst winner result ratings since the talent ...
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Barrier no obstacle to Adelaide's Cox Plate chances, says Coolmore's James ...

The Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
Adelaide breezed home over 800 metres in 48 seconds, and completed the final 400 metres in 25.23 seconds. Photo: Getty Images. An awkward gate will be the biggest obstacle imported star Adelaide has to face, after the Aidan O'Brien-trained galloper ...
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City: tell us what's going on with Villa

Fox Sports - ‎2 hours ago‎
David Villa to New York looks like taking place early but will he return to Melbourne City? David Weiner; FOX SPORTS; October 21, 2014 1:44PM.
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Chris Pelchen resigns from head of football role at St Kilda

Herald Sun - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Video; Image. Rhys Stanley heads to Geelong 0:20. Play video. St Kilda agree a deal with Geelong that sees Rhys Stanely as well as pick 60 head to the Cats.
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Bernard Tomic in line for Australian No.1 tennis ranking

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎55 minutes ago‎
For all his troubles, Bernard Tomic is set to end the year as Australia's top-ranked men's tennis player. The biggest rankings riser of the week, Tomic has soared 20 spots to No.56 in the world after powering into the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open.
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Pat Cummins to play first international in Australia, Shane Watson fit for T20 ...

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
AFTER an injury-hit start to his career, exciting young quick Pat Cummins is finally ready to play for Australia on home soil in next month's Twenty20 series against South Africa.
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Aussies hopeful of support for Antartica sanctuary

The Star Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Protect ing marine life: A file photo taken on March 10, 2014, shows a view of penguins on an iceberg in front of Brazil's Comandante Ferraz base in Antarctica.
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NSW bushfires to cost $800m by 2050 - ‎3 hours ago‎
The financial burden of bushfires in NSW will more than double by 2050 with the total economic cost predicted to rise to $800 million per year.
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Does reheating pasta make it healthier? - ‎5 hours ago‎
A test on BBC'sTrust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating cold pasta makes it healthier than the original meal. The show's doctors conducted an experiment and concluded that cooking, cooling and reheating a bowl of pasta turned it into "resistant starch" ...
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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
To walk again - the people behind the story
World first as man whose spinal cord was severed walks: Paralysed fireman ...
Ward Plunet
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With three first-in-human trials, therapeutic stem cell science takes a bold step at UC San Diego A 26-year-old woman paralyzed after a motor vehicle accident a year ago has successfully undergone a first-in-human experimental procedure to test whether neural stem cells injected at the site of a spinal cord injury is safe and could be an effective treatment.
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Thin melanomas still dangerous: Qld study - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thin melanomas kill more people than thick ones, showing that prevention is the only reliable defence against the most dangerous form of skin cancer, researchers say.
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