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Katoomba bushfire destroys one home

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎55 minutes ago‎
One home was destroyed and others damaged as "suspicious" bushfires raged out of control in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, on a day of "well above average" temperatures that reached 37 degrees in Sydney and saw a statewide fire ban put in place.
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Teenage boy struck by lightning in Port Stephens

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 15-year-old boy has died after he was struck by lightning at a beach in Port Stephens. The boy had been surfing with friends and an adult at One Mile Beach, near Anna Bay, when an electrical storm blew over about 5.10pm.
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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

Reuters - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials ...
Tragedy won't crush space tourism, supporters say
Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Explodes During Test, One Pilot Dies
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suffered a tragic accident in a test flight on Friday, leaving one of two pilots dead. Friday's long-awaited test was the vehicle's fourth powered test flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. It was the first flight using a new engine after a switch in fuels that power the craft's hybrid rocket engine to take SpaceShipTwo to the edge of Space. My condolences to the family of the dead...
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Melbourne Cup: Cup field finalised with Lexus Stakes winner Signoff gaining ...

ABC Online - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The Melbourne Cup field has been finalised with no further withdrawals, leaving Japan's Admire Rakti still favourite but support rising for late qualifier Signoff.
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Burkina Faso Military Divided on Who Rules After Compaore

Bloomberg - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Two Burkina Faso military officials separately claimed control over the West African country after President Blaise Compaore resigned, ending his 27-year rule.
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Nigeria's purported Boko Haram 'leader' says has 'married off' girls - AFP

Reuters - ‎36 minutes ago‎
LAGOS (Reuters) - A man claiming to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said that more than 200 girls kidnapped by the group six months ago from northeast Nigeria had been "married off" to its fighters, contradicting government claims they would soon be ...
Boko Haram Group Denies Truce With Nigerian Government
Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married
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Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off' - Kano Nigeria AFP - Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.The Islamist groups leader, Abubakar Shekau, also denied claims by Nigerias government that it had agreed to a ceasefire and apparently ruled out future talks.In addition, Shekau said t ....
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Third victim of US school shooting dies: Hospital

Times of India - ‎12 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON: A 14-year-old US girl has died after being critically injured when a fellow high school student went on a shooting rampage last week, hospital officials said on Friday.
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Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Public Outcry

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Protesters opposed to a planned Internet tax waved flags with the likenesses of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia during a rally in Budapest.
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Fighters flocking to Iraq, Syria in massive numbers, says UN

DAWN.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
LONDON: Foreign militants from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday.
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CFS volunteer killed while fighting at Nantawarra described as a 'rare gentleman'

Herald Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lentils may have sparked fatal bushfire · ROLLING: Homes lost in NSW bushfire. A FIREFIGHTER who tragically died from burns sustained while helping to contain a fire on his neighbour's property at Nantawarra on Friday was a “rare gentleman”.
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Man arrested after 80km pursuit through Sydney

9news.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man led police on an 80km chase through Sydney today after an alleged stabbing in Kensington. The pursuit ended after more than two hours, when police fired two shots into the man's BMW in Surry Hills.
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Daniel Andrews under the torch over Labor links with CFMEU

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews has refused to distance himself from the CFMEU in the wake of the royal commission being told that the union's boss should be charged with blackmail.
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Tony Abbott delivers his speech on tax reform. Picture: JEREMY PIPER Source ...

Herald Sun - ‎13 minutes ago‎
THE prime minister formally kicked off the tax reform agenda in an important and impressive speech to Australia's business elite at the annual dinner of the Business Council mid-week.
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Labor's $60m pledge for Kings Highway upgrades an unfunded promise, says ...

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has dismissed a New South Wales Labor election pledge for Kings Highway upgrades as an "unfunded promise" that "can't be trusted".
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ANZ boss warns of higher rates if banks are forced to stash capital

Courier Mail - ‎40 minutes ago‎
HOME loan interest rates will rise by 50 basis points, adding $100 a month to mortgage repayments, if the government forces banks to stash more capital in reserve so they are protected in case of another financial crisis, ANZ has warned.
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Women stall on reaching corporate Australia's highest rungs

Daily Life - ‎9 hours ago‎
Three years later and debate is under way about whether mandatory reporting has proved effective. Harvey Norman's Gerry Harvey is known for being outspoken - whether sharing his views on the evils of online retailing, restrictive workplace laws or ...
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Microsoft Gifting Some Xbox One Owners a Free Token for Ryse: Son of Rome

Gamechup - ‎5 hours ago‎
Many Xbox One owners have reported that they received a message from Microsoft for their purchase of the Sunset Overdrive bundle and they have received a free token of Ryse: Son of Rome.

Our Bert, television's greatest talker, the 'second banana'

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
FOR more than 5½ decades, Bert Newton has been making Australia laugh: our greatest clown, an icon of radio, television and now theatre.
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Sam Frost's reaction at seeing ex-fiance Blake Garvey at Derby Day as former ...

Daily Mail - ‎29 minutes ago‎
As Sam Frost arrived at Derby Day on Saturday ready for some track-side fun, the last person she expected to see was her ex-fiance Blake Garvey.
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Kurtley Beale-Di Patston mystery text message case closed, according to ARU

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
The ARU's version of the Beale-Patston affair · Comment: Time for the ARU to get its house in order. The Australian Rugby Union has declared the investigation into a second lewd text message sent to former Wallabies business manager Di Patston will ...
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Australia struggling against Pakistan after losing four wickets on day three of ...

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Australia lost wickets with regularity as Pakistan strengthened its grip on the second Test in Abu Dhabi. External Link: Test: PAK v AUS 2nd Test.
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Chris Waller is a genius, declares owner after Preferment's Victoria Derby triumph

The Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
About the only time Linda Huddy was lost for words was when she was asked about her trainer, Chris Waller. "He's a genius, what can you say?
Grey Derby lit up by stars at Flemington
Victoria Derby winner Chris Waller on top of the heap
Oliver, Waller dominate Derby Day
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Preferment wins Victoria Derby - The Gai Waterhouse-trained Hampton Court was the overwhelming favourite to take out the 2500-metre race but champion jockey Damien Oliver had other ideas as he guided Preferment to victory and the 1.5million Australian dollar prize cheque in Melbourne. Preferment powered home in the final 200m to edge out Bondeiger and Nozomi in the feature race. Light Up Manhattan came from the back of t ... http://ow.ly/2Q0h6O
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England's Josh Hodgson ready for test against best, Cameron Smith

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Canberra Raiders recruit and hooker Josh Hodgson said he was ready for his test against Cameron Smith, with England planning a tag-team dummy-half attack against Australia in their Four Nations match in Melbourne on Sunday.
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Kermadec salutes in Carbine Club to get Chris Waller's Melbourne Cup week off ...

Herald Sun - ‎14 minutes ago‎
CUP Week got off to a perfect start for Sydney's premier trainer Chris Waller who produced a rising star in Kermadec at Flemington yesterday.
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Disappointment at failed Ross Sea bid

Radio New Zealand - ‎4 hours ago‎
Groups fighting for the Ross Sea and East Antarctic coastal region to be a marine protected area say it is tremendously disappointing that their bid has failed for a fourth time.
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Massive Ancient Stone Circles in Middle East Still a Mystery to Archaeologists

Chinatopix - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Photo : David L. Kennedy) Thousands of massive stone circles found in the Middle East remain an enigma to scientists. share on facebook.
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Movember returns as advocate for men's health

NHL.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Movember Foundation, which has been warmly embraced by the NHL, challenges men to grow moustaches during the month of November in an attempt to spark conversation and raise funds for men's health programs.
It's Movember! Here's what your man will look like day-by-day
Grow a mo for men's health
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Hey fans! It's Movember and men across the globe are growing their stache to raise awareness for men's health. Are you going to be a #mobro  this month? Check out this insane Movember moustache! #Movember   #menshealth  
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Bunbury's Relay for Life in full swing with colourful characters galore | PHOTOS

Bunbury Mail - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BUNBURY'S Payne Park is bursting with activity and colour this weekend as thousands take part in the 2014 Relay for Life event.
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Patient forced to wait 19 hours for surgery on severed finger

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
An elderly woman was sent home twice from Ipswich Hospital and waited a total of 19 hours before she was given a referral to attend a private hospital for surgery on her finger that had been severed to the bone.
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Ice forum in Smithton: Tasmanian Government makes no promises in drug fight

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tasmania's Health Minister made no promises about improving north-west drug services at a forum in Smithton on Friday night. About 350 people attended the forum run by Rural Health Tasmania in response to concerns about the use of methamphetamine, ...
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