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TPP: Protectionism wins and US leadership goes missing

The Australian Financial Review - ‎3 hours ago‎
Trade Minister Andrew Robb, left, with counterparts from Brunei Lim Jock Hoi and Canada Ed Fast at the closing press conference. MARCO GARCIA.
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5.7 earthquake reported off Queensland coast

Brisbane Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
UPDATE: Queensland's Fraser Coast has been hit by eight earthquakes in three days, including a 5.7 magnitude event early this afternoon that was followed by at least two aftershocks.
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Shark attack victim moved to Qld hospital

Sky News Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
A former boxer who fought off a great white shark in waters off northern NSW has been transferred to Gold Coast Hospital, as beaches in the area remain closed.
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Anti-Islamic State fighter Reece Harding remembered at funeral

Brisbane Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
People from the Kurdish community pay their respects as the hearse leaves the ceremony. Photo: Robert Shakespeare. Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their final respects to 23-year-old Reece Harding, a Gold Coast man who died while fighting ...
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Alexander Litvinenko: Inquiry finds 'irrefutable' evidence men linked to Putin ...

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
British police have accused Russia of being involved in the murder of Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. Mr Litvinenko died in 2006, three weeks after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium during a meeting with two Russian men, who are suspects ...
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Calais migrant crisis: 'French government should offer compensation'

BBC News - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Labour's acting leader has written to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
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After months of mystery, MH370 answers could come soon

CNN - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island (CNN) Debris believed to be from a Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday, where investigators will use sophisticated technology to determine whether it belongs to long-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Four dead in horrific head-on smash on Southern River Road

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four people killed in head-on crash in same vehicle; Motorcyclist dead after hitting tree in off-road group ride; Live updates: Latest Perth traffic incidents.
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Call for inquiry into asylum seeker death

Herald Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE Greens have called for an investigation after a young asylum seeker died in detention in Western Australia. THE Department of Immigration says the male detainee died at the Yongah Hill detention centre on Friday.
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Bishop accused of fraud as AFP called - ‎2 hours ago‎
LABOR is again calling on police to investigate Bronwyn Bishop, claiming the Speaker's growing catalogue of misused expenses justifies an inquiry.
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Police locate girl believed to have been abducted from Queensland home

Brisbane Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Police have located a five-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from a central Queensland home overnight. Police say Shania Temple was taken from a house on Tay Street, South Mackay, about 12.30am on Saturday.
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The Aussie city where houses just got cheaper - ‎10 hours ago‎
PERTH'S median house price has fallen by $20,000 in the June quarter - the largest drop in two years. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia said the metropolitan median house price dropped from $550,000 to $530,000 while the cost of units, ...
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Non-banks set to boom thanks to APRA crackdown on property investors

The Australian Financial Review - ‎18 hours ago‎
It has emerged the housing investor loan market is expanding even faster than thought. Rob Homer. by Clancy Yeates and Shaun Drummond.
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Workers rally in Sydney against Abbott Government's Free Trade Agreement with ...

ABC Online - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
About 1,000 unionists rallying in Sydney have condemned the Federal Government for signing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, saying it will threaten local jobs, pay and conditions.
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Cash Converters faces new class action - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
A new class action threatens another financial hit to Cash Converters, just a month after it reached a $23 million settlement with NSW customers who alleged they were overcharged.
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RIP MOG: Streaming Service With a Long, Strange Journey to Shutter Next Month

Billboard - ‎21 hours ago‎
The end is finally near for MOG. The streaming service, which has been operating solely in Australia since shutting down elsewhere last year, will cease to exist on Aug. 31, parent company Telstra has announced.
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport unveiled - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been finally revealed at the Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. The new-gen Pajero Sports will be available in three trim levels - GLS, GT 2WD and GT 4WD - within the price range of 1,138,000 Bahts (approx.
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Ferrari 488 Spider Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt

The Motor Report - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
Ferrari's drop-top 488 Spider has been uncovered, ahead of its official debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Unveiled almost concurrently with the 488 GTB's Australian arrival, the 488 Spider promises “the thrill of open-air motoring with the ...
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Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

Reuters - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc (FB.O) announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world.
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Andrew Bolt condemns Adam Goodes and 'whole racism industry' – video

The Guardian - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
Conservative columnist Andrew Bolt says the 'whole racism industry' has overreached in blaming a 13-year-old girl for racially vilifying Sydney Swan Adam Goodes in 2013.
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Sydney pubs put hand up for further introduction of lockout laws - ‎5 hours ago‎
Pubs in Newtown have volunteered to introduce lockout arrangements to discourage drunken revellers from spreading to the area. (AAP stock).
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Calvin Klein Jeans launches 'sexting' ad campaign

TV Newsroom - ‎6 hours ago‎
When it comes to Calvin Klein jeans campaigns, we all know the deal: two hot models or actors straddle one another wearing denim in a highly sexualised and controversial series of photographs.
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Watch Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker Do Funky Queens of the Stone Age Cover - ‎19 hours ago‎
Mark Ronson recruited Uptown Special collaborators Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) for a funky live cover of Queens of the Stone Age's "I Sat By the Ocean," filmed for Triple J's "Like a Version" series (via Pitchfork).
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Ashes 2015: 'We're still family first': Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin axing

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Darren Lehmann has launched a stirring defence of selectors' actions in effectively ending the Test career of Brad Haddin after he had sat out the previous Test to be with his sick daughter, describing it as "the hardest decision as a coach or even as ...
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Finn better than ever - coach - ‎39 minutes ago‎
England's comeback star Steven Finn has been tipped to go from strength to strength by the coach he credits for his resurgence.
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AFL 2015: Geelong thumps Brisbane Lions at Simonds Stadium in Round 18

Herald Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cannot Contact Server. Please upgrade your Flash Plugin. Geelong Cats smash sorry Brisbane Lions 0:45. Play video. http://cdn.newsapi.
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Killer robots spark fears over the future of artificial intelligence

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Of all the reasons robots might rise up and destroy humanity, making paper clips is not an obvious one. But the popular theory goes that an artificially intelligent machine programmed to produce as many paper clips as possible, might one day decide to ...
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AI and robotics researchers call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Naked Security - ‎Jul 29, 2015‎
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Plants send out stress signals just like animals, scientists find

Washington Post - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
Plants can't feel pain or hunger like animals, but their cells can communicate stress in a way that's not so different from what animals do, scientists have found.
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Stephen Hawking wants to search for extraterrestrial life using your

Junior College - ‎10 hours ago‎
“It's time to commit to finding the answer - to search for life beyond Earth“, he said. $100 million will be wisely spent to gather all the necessary equipment, brain force, infrastructure and strategic thinking in order to search the remote corners of ...
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Is fast food going too far? - ‎14 hours ago‎
What do you get when you cross a doughnut with New York cheesecake - or a pizza with a meat pie? A lot of kilojoules. The trend for fast-food hybrids reached new heights recently with the Chizza - KFC's pizza coated with a fried chicken crust launched ...
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GPs failing to help obese patients lose weight after mistaking low health ...

ABC Online - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
GPs are failing to help obese Australians lose weight because they are mistaking low levels of health literacy with a lack of motivation, according to new research.
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Sydneysiders look out for symptoms of meningococcal disease after university ...

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
HEALTH authorities are warning people to be aware of the early symptoms of meningococcal after a student at the University of Technology Sydney was diagnosed with the disease on Thursday.
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Mom's drinking at conception ups kids' diabetes risk

Economic Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
MELBOURNE: Women who drink around the time of conception may put their babies at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, warns a new study.
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