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Lampedusa's migrant boats with gaping holes managed to cross from Libya to Italy

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Nothing portrays the depth of contempt the Mediterranean people-trafficking gangs hold for their human cargo as starkly as the boat graveyard on Lampedusa, the tiny island that is the closest part of Italy to North Africa.
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Lightning strikes in Germany, France injure dozens of children

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Dozens of people, mainly children, have been injured as freak lightning strikes hit a Paris park and a football pitch in Germany. Key points: Thirty-five people injured in strike on a German village at the end of a football match; Referee was struck ...
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Taxi driver robbed in Kingston

Brisbane Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A taxi driver has been left with facial injuries after being attacked and robbed in Kingston on Saturday night. About 9.45pm a group of four men approached a taxi parked on Milky Way.
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Qld teen charged for setting woman alight

SBS - ‎20 hours ago‎
A woman has sustained serious burns to her arms, legs and upper body after she was set alight in the Brisbane suburb of Marsden on Friday.
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State's biggest earthquake in six years hits Norseman

Brisbane Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Western Australia's biggest earthquake since 2010 - of magnitude 5.2 - rocked Norseman overnight, with reports of people as far away as Perth and Esperance feeling the earth shake.

What did you think of US President Barack Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?

Japan Today - ‎May 27, 2016‎
It was exactly what it was predicted to be. Unfortunately media continually hyping the story with speculation and rumor-mongering led to a frustrating month of the gaijinweb being wall-to-wall hand-wringing and nonsense about how Obama was going to ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt runs dry-cleaning store in the US, Washington Post says

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post has reported.
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Mt Everest 'summit fever': Why climbers make poor decisions near peak

Courier Mail - ‎51 minutes ago‎
YOUR headlamp casts a lonely glow in the darkness of Everest, the world's tallest peak. Your crampons bite into the ice. Inside your full down suit your tired body somehow keeps moving.
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Behind Confucius Classrooms: the Chinese government agency teaching NSW school students

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
NSW public schools are being paid at least $10,000 a year by a Chinese government body to offer its Chinese language and culture courses, and some schools make it compulsory to attend.
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PM dodges polling, pushes Labor backflips

SBS - ‎20 hours ago‎
PM Malcolm Turnbull (L) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will cross paths twice this weekend. (AAP). Previous Next Show Grid. PM Malcolm Turnbull (L) and Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten.
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Man stabbed in leg in Sydney footpath attack - ‎5 hours ago‎
A 20-year-old man has been stabbed in the leg in Sydney's northwest and police are appealing to the public to help find his attackers.

'March against Mike' to hit Sydney streets

SBS - ‎2 hours ago‎
Protesters will rally in Sydney on Sunday to march on parliament in opposition to NSW Premier Mike Baird's contentious lockout and development policies.
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Dairy price cuts to hit Victorian economy, councils warn

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The worrying numbers have flown fast over recent weeks, with a similar speed and impact to the spill that comes after a glass of milk is knocked off a kitchen table.
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New lookouts at Twelve Apostles part of multi-million-dollar makeover

ABC Local - ‎May 27, 2016‎
New lookouts will be built at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard blowhole on Victoria's Shipwreck Coast, under a multi-million-dollar plan to boost tourism along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines.
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FX rigging hit by new code

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Guy Debelle says the foreign exchange market is one of the most vital parts of the financial plumbing. Andrew Meares. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.
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Major banks' profit growth to slow: Fitch

Sky News Australia - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Australia's major banks face soft profit growth amid growing macroeconomic risks linked to low interest rates and government tax policy, according to Fitch.

Election 2016: iSentia analysis shows NBN raids, asylum seekers and leadership dominated the media

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Cute cat videos might be in order, or at least a dynamic Twitter hashtag, because once again, the federal election campaign largely failed to engage social media users, according to a weekly iSentia media analysis.
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Facebook's 'health and fitness policy' prevented ad featuring a plus-size model in a bikini

ESPN - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Cherchez La Femme, an Australian group that hosts monthly talk shows voicing an "unapologetically feminist angle," said it received notification from Facebook concerning an image for an event page.
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IIHS Awards New BMW X1 With A Top Safety Pick+

Carscoops (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Launched in North America last fall as a 2016MY, the second generation BMW X1 has qualified for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Plus.
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'No, we don't want fries with that' - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Glebe residents outside the McDonald's pop-up store on Glebe Point Rd on Friday morning. Picture: Craig Wilson. THE battle to stop McDonald's from opening in Sydney's Glebe may have been lost but residents are still fighting on regardless.
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Drama as STC head calls quits

Courier Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
HE'S only had the job for nine months but already Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Jonathan Church is stepping down and heading back to the UK, the STC announced yesterday.
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Belle Gibson's fake cancer claims 'made her over $500000'

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Court documents reveal disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson made over $500,000 off her products generated on a fake story that she was diagnosed with cancer and survived off alternative remedies.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds releasing new album and movie this year

FasterLouder - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A film listing published by the website of Laemmle Theatres - a chain of arthouse cinemas in the US - has given away some details about a forthcoming Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album.
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State of Origin 2016: NSW Blues centre Josh Dugan out of game one with injury

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
NSW centre Josh Dugan has been ruled out of Wednesday's State of Origin opener in Sydney due to an elbow injury. The Blues released a statement on Sunday morning confirming the withdrawal of the St George Illawarra star from the ANZ Stadium clash.
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Smith opens up on 60 Minutes stitch-up - ‎2 hours ago‎
NRL: Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk is undergoing round-the-clock treatment on a rolled ankle, but his teammates are confident he'll be fit for Origin I. May 28th 2016; a day ago; /video/video.
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Josh Dugan ruled out of Origin 1, Josh Morris to replace him

The Roar - ‎20 minutes ago‎
NSW centre Josh Dugan has been ruled out of State of Origin Game 1 due to an elbow injury he suffered in his last game for St George Illawarra.
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Lead author of UN climate change report disappointed Australian content removed

ABC Online - ‎May 26, 2016‎
KIM LANDERS: The lead author of a United Nations report about climate change threats to World Heritage sites says he's disappointed that content about Australia was removed.
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Partial to escargot? This 15 million-year-old Aussie marsupial snacked on snails

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
Queensland's 24 million-year-old Riversleigh World Heritage fossil deposits have proffered some stupefying discoveries of extinct animals over the years.
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Like Humans, Sharks Have Different Personalities Too

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
Despite their reputation, not all sharks are fearless predators. Just like humans, some are braver than others. And according to Australian biologists, that means each individual has a different personality.
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From Hobart to NASA: 16312km, to be exact - ‎May 26, 2016‎
David Horsley, Maths PhD student from the University of Tasmania, leaves this week to take up a position with the NASA radio telescope team at Goddard Space Flight Centre.
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Melbourne team developing robotic arm which could restore sensation of touch to amputees - ‎16 hours ago‎
Researchers from the University of Melbourne believe they have discovered a way to help amputees and stroke victims, developing a robotic arm which will allow users to experience the sensation of touch.
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WA doctor elected AMA president

Sky News Australia - ‎8 minutes ago‎
A West Australian doctor who has aired concerns the Australian Medical Association was becoming too left-wing is the group's new national president.
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Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Listening to jazz, classical or other restful music even for just 15 minutes makes patients so relaxed they need less anaesthesia, according to a study done in France.
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Move Rio Olympics over Zika virus, experts warn

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
The World Health Organisation, rejecting a call by health experts, says there is “no public health justification” for postponing, cancelling or moving this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika disease outbreak.
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