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60 Minutes Beirut review: Producer Stephen Rice gone as report finds systemic failures

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Stephen Rice, the producer who spent two weeks in a Lebanese jail, appears to have taken the fall for the 60 Minutes child snatch fiasco, even though a so-called "independent review" recommended that no individual be sacked over the matter.
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Mount Everest death: Maria Strydom's husband vows not to leave Nepal without her body

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
The husband of an Australian woman who died on Mount Everest last week says he cannot yet contemplate living without his wife. Key points: Dr Strydom's husband Robert Gropel is recuperating in Kathmandu; Rescue teams continue efforts to carry his ...
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Aurukun: Queensland Government could take control of troubled school

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
A new principal and two new teachers will be flown into Aurukun as the Queensland Government considers taking control of the school in the troubled Indigenous community.
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Murder of Jill Meagher was 'preventable', Victorian Coroner finds

The Age - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The Victorian Coroner has found the murder of Jill Meagher was "preventable", as her killer Adrian Ernest Bayley should never have been walking the streets.
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Group of Seven summit backs growth and plays down currency tension

The Australian Financial Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
The G7 leaders (counter-clockwise from front): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission ...
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Egypt rights activist says banned from travel

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian human rights activist said on Thursday that airport security officials prevented him flying to Tunisia and told him he was banned from travel.
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Indonesian President: Chemical Castration Coming For Pedophiles

The Inquisitr - ‎13 hours ago‎
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a decree okaying chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders. In addition to chemical castration, convicted pedophiles who are paroled will be required to wear electronic monitoring bracelets.
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Putin softens tone as West's date for renewal of sanctions looms

Irish Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
When Russian president Vladimir Putin pardoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko this week, in what many see a fresh bid to secure sanctions relief from the West, he credited one of her compatriots with helping to arrange her release.
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Election 2016: Labor surges in the polls as campaign focus turns to economic credentials

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Economic management will take centre stage when Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten go head to head in a crunch debate on Sunday, as voters continue to drift towards Labor.
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Campaign catchup: Trump effect reaches Australia

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
At this point in the election campaign, it pays to be reminded of one far more drawn-out - and, let's be honest, with higher stakes - than our own.
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Sixth in custody after terror tinnie raid - ‎4 hours ago‎
A sixth man is in custody over the so-called "terror tinnie" case, accused of buying a boat five other Melbourne men allegedly planned to use to flee Australia to join Islamic State.
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Police commander Mark Jenkins questioned over possible Lindt siege errors

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
In the final minutes of the Lindt cafe siege, gunman Man Haron Monis fired a shot as seven hostages made a dash for their lives. The terrified escapees told police outside that Monis had shot at them.
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Banks profit growth to slow: Fitch Ratings

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
The big banks' profit growth will be dampened further as more customers fail to repay loans, lenders compete fiercely for new business, and credit growth stays relatively soft, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.
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John Hartman lied to frame Oliver Curtis for insider trading, court told

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oliver Curtis and wife Roxy Jacenko arrive at his insider trading trial on May 27, 2016. Daniel Munoz. Share on twitter. by Misa Han.
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Telstra loses its Chief Technology Officer Vish Nandlall - ‎2 hours ago‎
TELSTRA has sacked its chief technology officer following reports he faked some of his resume and plagiarised a presentation. The Australian reported Telstra had sacked Vish Nandlall after he was found to have falsified some of his career history.
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Telstra internet outage was caused by a faulty 'software update'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Telstra outage that left tens of thousands of customers' without NBN and ADSL services last week was caused by a faulty software update, the telecommunications giant has revealed.
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Subaru BRZ gets a power bump, new chassis setup

Gizmag - ‎6 hours ago‎
Just a month after Toyota announced a more power 86, Subaru has revealed its BRZ twin. As well as a mild power boost, the updated coupe has been treated to a stiffer suspension setup to fully exploit the rear-drive balance that had the world's motoring ...
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Should Facebook decide what types of bodies we see on our feeds?

ABC Online - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Facebook have apologised for rejecting an ad by a Melbourne group featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday, after saying the image "depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.
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Mythical Pokémon Mew Distribution Returns in June

Nintendo News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Mythical Pokémon Mew distribution from February returns next month, this time via serial code in the June Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter.
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Duncan Storrar to spend crowdfunding money on children's education, 'toaster' for charity

The Age - ‎2 hours ago‎
Audience member Duncan Storrar stole the Q&A show, while Kelly O'€™Dwyer was keen to extol the virtues of expensive toasters for small businesses.
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Victoria Beckham's scrapped hip-hop album leaks online - ‎10 hours ago‎
STOP right now! Victoria Beckham's past has come back to haunt her. Demo tracks from her never released 2003 solo hip-hop album, Come Together, have leaked online.
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Survivor's guide to our busiest festival - ‎2 hours ago‎
YOU never know who you're going to bump into among the crowd at Sydney's Vivid festival with cricket legend Glenn McGrath revealing to news.
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State of Origin 2016: Robbie Farah - I can forgive what Jason Taylor said to me - but I will never forget

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Last year, Jason Taylor told Robbie Farah he should find another club and if he didn't, he would be playing reserve grade. See that over there, 200-game club legend?
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AFL 2016: Melbourne's Neville Jetta is a stand-up guy

Brisbane Times (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Neville Jetta is standing in front of the 10 players added to Melbourne's list this year. Behind him on an illuminated screen are the words, "The Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous Round", and the flags of Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait ...
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The CSIRO job cuts that never should've happened: the real cost

Techly - ‎8 hours ago‎
The unfortunate manner in which the latest phase of restructuring of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has played out has raised questions about Australia's scientific capability and our ability to meet ...
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Sharks have personalities - just like us

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
Not all sharks share the sinister aggression of the great white that terrorised beachgoers in the 1970s classic Jaws. According to Australian research, there are shy sharks, risk-taking sharks and even highly strung sharks that don't handle stress ...
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Mars at tail-end of ice age that would have seen red planet covered in ice

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
Mars is at the tail-end of an ice age that would have seen large swathes of the dusty red planet covered with ice. Key points. First evidence of ice age cycles seen in Mars' northern polar ice cap; Radar data reveals last ice age began retreating 370 ...
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What you need to know about taking naps in the office

Human Resources Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
In an era where professionals have to do less with more, and also take care of their health, one practice has repeatedly proven to be able to boost productivity - taking afternoon naps in the office.
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Telstra attacked over $220 million cancer screening register contract win

iTWire - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Federal Government has awarded a contract - estimated to be worth up to $220 million - to Telstra Health to construct and manage a new National Cancer Screening Register, a decision which has been attacked by union peak body the ACTU and ...
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Paleo diet more effective for weight loss than previously thought, research finds

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
The popular diet, known as the Paleo diet, is more effective for weight loss than following the recommended Australian dietary guidelines, research has found.
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Palliative, hospice care lacking among dying cancer patients

Stanford Medical Center Report - ‎6 hours ago‎
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.


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