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Pension age on fast path to 70

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
THE pension age will be pushed out to 70 in next month's budget and may come into effect as early as 2029 under a razor-gang proposal to accelerate Labor's plan to raise the pension age from 65 to 67.
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Malaysia, Australia to ink deal over handling of debris: Report

Economic Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The MoU will also address specific areas, including which parties will handle the wreckage or any parts of the plane, including the black box, once found.
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Not Sure About Google Glass? Try Before You Buy

PC Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
Potential users can test four Titanium Collection frames and four Glass colors at home for 10 days. 0shares. Google Glass Home Try-On Program · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY.
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Thurston cries foul as controversial Manly try topples Cowboys

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
NORTH Queensland coach Paul Green has demanded an explanation from the NRL after a controversial obstruction ruling went against the Cowboys in the dying stages of their loss to Manly, paving the way for a Sea Eagles' victory.
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Mount Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12 Guides

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 minutes ago‎
An avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepalese Sherpa guides on Friday, making it one of the deadliest days in the history of the mountain.
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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base after attack kills dozens

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) - South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48, the president's spokesman said on Friday.

Snowden calls Vladimir Putin

The Age - ‎17 hours ago‎
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden calls Russian Vladimir Putin during the leader's televised question and answer session with the nation to ask about mass surveillance.
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Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algeria president

Financial Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Algeria's ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been returned to office for a fourth term with 81 per cent of the vote, according to election results announced by the interior minister.

The Anzac evolution

Brisbane Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mel Gibson, Bob Hawke, Kemal Ataturk - many contributors helped create the annual Gallipoli pilgrimage as we know it today. Producer - Tom McKendrick.
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Former Queensland premier Anna Bligh on how we can stop domestic violence

Sydney Morning Herald
2 hours ago
Written by
Josephine Tovey
Anna Bligh has a challenge for Australian men: if you think your mates might be hitting their wives or girlfriends, tell them: ''I don't want to be your friend if you're doing this kind of stuff.

Rat of Tobruk remembers those who lost chance of life

Brisbane Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's a story Jack tells often. There they are, standing at a tram stop in Albert Park, when the well-dressed young man next to him notices his Rats of Tobruk badge.
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Rapist ditches electronic tracker

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
A CONVICTED rapist was able to remove his electronic ankle bracelet and go on the run for two days before police arrested him yesterday.

New car affordability at a 38 year high

Trading Room - ‎Apr 16, 2014‎
New car sales should remain high in 2014 due to the strong Australian dollar and healthy competition between manufacturers. New car sales dropped by 0.3 per cent in March, seasonally adjusted, with 92,168 cars sold across the country, the Australian ...

Japara Healthcare Ltd gives IPO investors a 27.5% stag profit – what investors ...

Ninemsn - ‎Apr 16, 2014‎
Mark Bouris Myths bustedHome loans can seem a bit complicated and overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. Mark Bouris clears up some common misconceptions.
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Operation Tortoise catches drivers doing twice speed limit

Newcastle Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
A YOUNG man was charged with dangerous driving after he was allegedly clocked travelling at 200km/h on the Pacific Highway during the first day of the double-demerit Operation Tortoise.
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Bill Morrow flags further delays in NBN rollout

The Australian - ‎Apr 16, 2014‎
SIGN-OFF on Telstra's $11.2 billion deal with the National Broadband Network could be struck by lengthy delays after the new chief of NBN Co said he was prepared to wait until the end of the year to ensure the company secured favourable terms.
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When is The Oscars 2015? Date for next Academy Awards is announced

5 hours ago
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Caroline Westbrook
There's already a date for the 2015 Oscars This year's Oscars was marked by one of the most famous selfies ever - but what will 2015 bring?
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World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez - ‎2 hours ago‎
Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.
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Forest child captures spirit of Joplin at Byron Bay Bluesfest

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
LAST Easter singer Claire Anne Taylor made the pilgrimage from her home in Tasmania to the annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay. Her intention was to watch some of her musical heroes perform, including Paul Simon and Robert Plant, but she ended up on stage ...
Eddie Boyd and his band win Bluesfest busking competition
John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Suzanne Vega among the acts on the first night of ...
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Twenty-five years on, the Byron Bay Bluesfest is a major festival destination- not just in Australia, but for the world. Part of it from the beginning and now the Director, Peter Noble talks about how this Australian celebration of the blues grew to embrace some of the world's greatest music and musicians, including game-changers like Ben Harper, Buddy Guy and James Brown. The Music Show |
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Kate Middleton's White Eyelet Zimmermann Dress During Australia Tour: Get the ...

Us Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
For the second day in a row, Kate Middleton wore a brand new dress during her tour of Australia. Given that the Duchess of Cambridge is the queen of recycling looks, the never-before worn outfits are a breath of fresh air for Kate Middleton style addicts.
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Kate Upton Cleavage MIA When Cameron Shows Up - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cameron Diaz has an amazing and evil power -- the ability to make Kate Upton's massive boobs disappear. As Cameron and Kate walked through the Sydney airport Friday -- not only was Kate NOT wearing a low-cut top ... she also pulled her jacket in a futile ...
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Te'o plots England code hop

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
SOUTH Sydney forward Ben Te'o is exploring his options in European rugby union - a move which could see him follow teammate Sam Burgess into the England World Cup set-up.
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West Ham youngster Tombides loses cancer battle - ‎1 hour ago‎
West Ham striker Dylan Tombides has died at the age of 20 following a three-year battle with cancer, the Premier League club have announced.
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Rebels' coach expects improvement after bye

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan had just watched his team control much of the first half against the Western Force on Friday night and hold a dominant position in just about every statistic relevant for a game of rugby union.
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Casey Dellacqua can rattle Germany in Fed Cup tie

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
UNLEASH the left-hander Casey Dellacqua is the war cry from Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik as Australia takes on Germany in Brisbane this weekend.
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Key backmen rise amid decline of star forwards

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
THE demise of the star forward has been as topical this season as the resurrection of the tagger. Lance Franklin has caused more ruffles off field than on as a Swan and boasts just seven goals for the season.
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Astronomers spot distant planet in "habitable zone"

Fox News Latino - ‎57 minutes ago‎
NASA said that astronomers working with the Kepler Space Telescope have located the first Earth-sized planet within what is called the habitable zone: the right distance from a star to allow liquid water to pool on its surface.
Bathing in the Sunset of an 'Earth-Like' Alien World - by Ian O'Neill
Earth's far-off 'cousin' could support life
Brian Koberlein
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Twins NASA and JPL have announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star.  This has led to some popular press announcements that Earth’s twin has been discovered, but these planets are twins more in line with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger than identical twins. It should also be emphasized that being in the “Goldilocks Zone” of a star does not mean the planet harbors life, or even liquid water....
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Polio eradication campaign to move ahead despite rise in cases

Business Recorder - ‎3 hours ago‎
image PESHAWAR: During the first fifteen weeks of the current year, as many as 47 children were paralyzed with polio as compared to six during the same period in 2013.
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New Vaccine offers hope to melanoma patients

Canada News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australian researchers say an experimental vaccine is extending the lives of patients with advanced melanoma and could be a useful new treatment for the disease, which kills about 1500 Australians a year.
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