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updates: Missing Algeria plane

BBC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Radio France International is suggesting a different location for the crash site in Mali - further north and to the east. Local people reported hearing "powerful explosions" early this morning north of Aguelhoc, in the Kidal region, and reported them to military ...
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Push for G20 cuts to health, pensions

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
TREASURY has called for structural savings in areas such as health and education with a warning that “complacency can be disastrous”, amid a deepening political row over the government's attempts to sell an unpopular budget.
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Newcrest chief Sandeep Biswas under siege

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEWCREST'S new chief executive, Sandeep Biswas, has had a baptism of fire in his first public outing, with shares in Australia's biggest gold producer plunging by 6.2 per cent in response to yet another writedown on the value of the Lihir mine in Papua New ...
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Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.
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Atlas seeks partners for growth projects

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
IRON ore miner Atlas Iron aims to attract joint venture partners for future growth projects as it tries to finalise an infrastructure solution to support expansion plans.
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Militants order genital mutilation for all females in Iraq city - UN

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Iraqi families displaced by fighting in their home towns receive humanitarian aid at the Khazir refugee camp, near Erbil, northern Iraq,.

Kerry lands in Israel to pursue Gaza ceasefire

Reuters Africa
Jul 23, 2014
Written by
Crispian Balmer
TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in years between Israel and Gaza's Islamist Hamas.
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MH17 crash: Australian parents living in 'hell beyond hell'

Business Standard - ‎4 hours ago‎
The family of three Australian children killed on board Malaysua Airlines flight MH17 has described how they are living in a "hell beyond hell" as they struggle to deal with their loss.
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Toronto Sun: Parents who lost three children on MH17 say life is 'hell beyond hell'
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 Malaysia Airlines: Parents Of Three Children Killed In MH17 Crash Tell Of 'Hell Beyond Hell' By + Sara Nelson   A couple who lost their three children when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last week have released a statement detailing their grief. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris’s children Otis, 8, Evie, 10 and Mo, 12, all perished in the crash, as did Norris’s father Nick, who was bringing the children home f...
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'United in grief, looking for hope out of despair'

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
DIPLOMATS, church leaders, politicians and friends and families of MH17 victims joined an emotion-filled service at Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral yesterday.
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Nearly 500 ACT children suffered or were at risk of abuse, neglect or harm

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nearly 500 ACT children had been or were likely to be abused, neglected or harmed with neglect and emotional abuse, the most common primary type of substantiated abuse, a major report has revealed.
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Shareholders back $13m pay for Macquarie Group chief Nicholas Moore

Herald Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
MACQUARIE Group shareholders have given their blessing to the reign of Nicholas Moore as Australia's highest-paid finance chief despite the group's sluggish start to the new financial year.
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"On the lookout to make a buck": Eddie Obeid. Photo: Dean Sewell

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is sometimes overlooked in the aftermath of a spectacular corruption inquiry that there are many ways to skin a (corrupt) cat. When the Independent Commission Against Corruption completed its landmark inquiry into a canny coal deal enriching the family of ...

Locarno is the first precinct to open at Harold Park

The Daily Telegraph - ‎13 hours ago‎
The first completed stage of Mirvac's landmark development at Harold Park, Forest Lodge City, was officially opened today by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
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AGL cleared to buy Macquarie Generation

Brisbane Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
AGL Energy will be able to take over Macquarie Generation after the competition watchdog decided not to fight the sale of two NSW government-owned power stations.
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Not a cloud in the sky for IAG

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
A CALMER than expected run of natural weather events has prompted Insurance Australia Group to upgrade its full-year profit-margin guidance to levels not seen since the insurance giant listed on the Australian Securities Exchange 14 years ago.

$15.6m NBN satellite subsidy may not reach enough remote communities

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2014‎
NBN Co has started dishing out a previously announced $15.6 million in subsidies to connect 9000 remote premises to the National Broadband Network, but critics say it won't be enough.
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Australia develops much smarter phone for the blind

Xinhua - ‎3 hours ago‎
SYDNEY, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Mobile smart phones for the blind and visually impaired have -- until now -- relied almost solely on clunky voice-to-text technology, but with the release, Thursday, of the world's first braille mobile phone, all that may be about to ...
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Last of the Falcons is set to fly - ‎2 hours ago‎
AUSTRALIA, your last ever Ford Falcon is almost ready. This is the car that will signal the end of local manufacturing for Ford after 91 years when its Broadmeadows factory closes in 2016 and brings with it the death of the Falcon nameplate - at 56 years of ...
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Lily Allen - Lily Allen Battling Flu On Australia Tour - ‎1 hour ago‎
British pop star Lily Allen is battling a nasty bout of flu while on tour in Australia. The Smile singer fell sick after arriving in the country ahead of her shows, and she blames her health woes on her gruelling travel schedule which took her to gigs in three different ...
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Offspring season 5 twist sent cast, fans into Twitter frenzy

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
SPOILER ALERT. It was the kind of moment every television drama needs - when the life of its main character is turned upside down - but Offspring fans are not happy their beloved Nina has been taken for a ride.
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Manly's players will be hungry for NRL success

The Roar - ‎1 hour ago‎
None of the stuff going on at Manly will hurt the team's chances of winning the premiership. In fact, it will probably improve their chances.
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Queen selfie goes viral after right royal photobomb on Hockeyroos

Brisbane Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor's selfie has quickly become a worldwide social media phenomenon after Queen Elizabeth inadvertently photobombed the picture.
Commonwealth Games: Queen photobombs Aussie athlete's selfie
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Queen Elizabeth formally opened the #CommonwealthGames in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. Competition will begin on Thursday, and organisers said a global TV audience of close to a billion is likely to tune in to watch the event. A total of 17 sports will take place in 11 days of competition and it will culminate in a closing ceremony at Hampden Stadium on August 3.
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Cameron McEvoy hopes to join big guns at Commonwealth Games

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
IN a show of strength, the Australian team will have all of its big guns - world champions James Magnussen, Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger - in action tonight as the second day of competition begins at the Commonwealth Games.
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Leader Wins the Day, Closing In on Tour Victory

New York Times
9 minutes ago
Written by
Ian Austen
Vincenzo Nibali won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, all but assuring that he will win the overall title on Sunday. Credit Nicolas Bouvy/European Pressphoto Agency.
Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 18 solo to extend overall lead to ...
Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour with stage win
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                                  Nibali crowns it all at the last summit "Vincenzo Nibali proved once again to being the absolute strongest rider of the 2014 Tour de France. He crowned his domination by winning solo at Hautacam while second placed Thibaut Pinot was the other beneficiary of the last Pyrenean stage. Third placed Rafal Majka is mathematically the King of the Mountains"   detail / photo cr.  letour
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Queen, country and Nessie, it was Scotland's night

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Full coverage: Commonwealth Games · Day-by-day schedule. The sharp intake of breath at Celtic Park came when, on the arrival of the Queen, the audience was asked to sing the national anthem.
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Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2014‎
Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard. Senators are touring Queensland this week to examine how the Australian and Queensland governments manage the reef, ...
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To Save Whales, Marine Expert Seeks review of Use of Shark Nets

Austrian Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
A marine expert has called for review of the use of shark nets off Gold Coast beaches after a young whale was reportedly trapped. A rescue team helped the exhausted humpback calf get rid of the net off Kirra beach on Thursday.
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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain

WebMD - ‎39 minutes ago‎
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.
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The 20th International AIDS Conference Is the end in sight?

The Economist - ‎1 hour ago‎
TARGETS, students of management agree, help achieve goals. The best are demanding but realistic. And that is something those in charge of the fight against AIDS have come to realise.
Remembering the HIV/Aids researchers and activists lost on MH17
To end Aids, we must help the vulnerable, not arrest them
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Former U.S. president Bill Clinton has called for more urgent efforts to ensure an AIDS-free world. He was speaking at an international AIDS conference in Melbourne, and believes an HIV-free generation is achievable. Clinton was delivering his keynote address at the 20th AIDS 2014 conference. He said despite the event being called a conference it was actually a movement for change and it was right for its members' voices to be heard
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