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Einstein's gravitational waves directly observed for the first time

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves first proposed by Albert Einstein 100 years ago have been directly observed for the first time, an international team of scientists has announced.
Einstein's gravitational waves open up a new way to observe the universe
Hawking: Gravity waves a breakthrough
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South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
SEOUL South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there.
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Mexico prison riot the deadliest in years - ‎1 hour ago‎
A BRAWL between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded prison in northern Mexico turned into a riot on Thursday, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.
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Saudi Arabia has made a 'final' decision to join the fight against ISIS

Business Insider Australia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia has made a “final” decision to send ground troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition force in Yemen told reporters on Thursday.
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NATO warships to combat people-smuggling

Sky News Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
NATO will send military vessels to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling migrants and refugees into Europe, allied defence ministers say.

Uber agrees to settle safety lawsuits for $28.5 million

The West Australian - ‎57 minutes ago‎
US-UBER-TECH-SAFETY-SETTLEMENT:Uber agrees to settle safety lawsuits The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014.
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Excessive force used by Israeli security against Palestinians, UN human rights investigator says

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The UN human rights investigator for Gaza and the West Bank have called on Israel to investigate what he called excessive force used by Israeli security against Palestinians.
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Both 94, Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum faces camp guard Reinhold Hanning in German court

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Detmold, Germany: A 94-year-old survivor of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp gave his testimony in court on Thursday, face to face with a former guard, who is charged with helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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Hollande Opens Cabinet to Greens to Broaden Voter Support

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
French President Francois Hollande opened his new cabinet to green party members in an effort to expand his electoral appeal in the run up to the 2017 presidential election.
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Taiwan city looks at developer's other buildings after quake collapse

Daily Mail - ‎17 minutes ago‎
TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 12 (Reuters) - When an earthquake struck the Taiwanese city of Tainan in the early hours of Saturday morning, Wu Hsiu-chi's unit in the seven-storey Wei-guan Dragon Door World Family Building shook hard, but survived with little ...
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Joyce, Turnbull share pragmatic outlook

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
New National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce says a shared belief in pragmatism with the prime minister will ensure the best outcome for the Australian people.
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Friends tied up, shot and dumped in dam in metal coffin - ‎2 hours ago‎
THEY were beaten, stabbed and tied by the ankles and wrists before being forced into a 2m-long metal toolbox, still alive. Mother-of-three Iuliana Triscaru and Cory Breton were then driven to a nearby dam in a suburb of Logan, south of Brisbane, where ...
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Man charged over Geelong shooting

Sky News Australia - ‎3 hours ago‎
A man has been charged with murder over the shooting death of a half-naked man on a Geelong street. The shirtless Norlane man, 36, was shot from a passing car on Anakie Road in Bell Post Hill about 11pm on Tuesday and died as horrified witnesses ...
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Orphaned children of Australian ISIS fighter stranded

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
THE five children of Australian foreign Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf have reportedly been stranded in Syria after their mother died.
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'Markets are dropping their bundle'

The Australian Financial Review - ‎19 minutes ago‎
RBA governor Glenn Stevens says low interest rates and Australian dollar probably helped GDP grow at about 2.5 per cent over 2015.
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Rio shares seen lower after annual loss

SBS - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Rio shares seen lower after annual loss. Mining giant Rio Tinto's shares are expected to start lower after it slumped to a net loss and scrapped its generous dividend policy.
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Woolworths Holdings looms as new rival for Woolies, Coles

The Australian (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eli Greenblat has written for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review covering a range of sectors across the economy and stockmarket.
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BlueScope upgrades profit forecast to $230m

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Just months after securing a payroll tax holiday from the NSW government and sealing a deal to shed 500 workers, BlueScope Steel has upgraded its interim earnings expectations by $50 million to about $230 million.
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BlackBerry targets Australian business

The Australian (subscription) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Chris's love affair with computing spans more than 45 years. He learnt to program in the late 1960s, studied computer science in the early 70s, worked on mainframes, taught programming, ran a small business networking PCs in the 80s, and built websites ...
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Good Question: What's Draining Our Phone Battery?

CBS Local - ‎18 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A reporter for The Guardian made news this week when he uninstalled the Facebook app on his Android phone. He said that move alone consistently gave him 20 percent more battery power.
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Driverless bus test for Perth

Perth Now - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A driverless and fully electric shuttle bus is set to arrive in Western Australia under RAC?s new plan to trial autonomous vehicle technology.
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Sex and the City star Kristin Davis in cringeworthy Sunrise skit with Sam Armytage

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Kristin Davis has taken a not-so-subtle jab at Sunrise, by sharing a knowing 'wink' with rival show host Lisa Wilkinson, after the actor took part in a train wreck segment on Channel Seven's breakfast program.
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Johnny Depp morphs into Donald Trump in comedy video - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
JOHNNY Depp had one heck of an extreme makeover to play presidential hopeful, and human hairpiece, Donald Trump. Donning an orange toupee and thick makeup to play a younger Trump, the star is unrecognisable in the new 50-minute Funny or Die ...
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Jennifer Hawkins hits catwalk for Myer's innovative 2016 Autumn fashion show - ‎8 hours ago‎
THERE was no raining on the parade of runway star Jen Hawkins as the fashion retail 'store wars' came to a spectacular head overnight.
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Premier Mike Baird blasted over Sydney's lockout laws by one-punch victim - ‎2 hours ago‎
A victim of a coward punch attack has hit out at NSW Premier Mike Baird over Sydney's controversial lockout laws, claiming the premier is “killing” Sydney.
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Aussies see through Basin's green monster - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Confronted by an emerald green pitch when they arrived at Basin Reserve for their official team photo early on Wednesday morning, and with none of their 14-man player group boasting prior Test experience in New Zealand, the Australians could have been ...
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Allstars match so much more than a game of footy: Soward

The Australian (subscription) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Indigenous All Stars player Sam Thaiday talks with students at the NRL's Indigenous Youth Summit yesterday. Picture: Peter Wallis.
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Roosters threaten home ground move

Fox Sports - ‎3 hours ago‎
SYDNEY Roosters chairman Nick Politis has warned he'll move the NRL club to ANZ Stadium permanently if an $800 million plan to rebuild Allianz Stadium goes ahead.
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Wanderers found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute

Hyundai A-League - ‎21 hours ago‎
Western Sydney have been fined $50,000 and given a suspended points deduction following incidents involving their supporters. Wednesday, 10 February 2016 -. Staff writer.
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CSIRO jobs tip of iceberg

Farm Weekly - ‎6 hours ago‎
Overlooked in the furor around CSIRO's cuts to its climate science capability is that in June, many other Australian climate change researchers will walk away from their work, with little prospect of returning.
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Daddy longlegs spider takes down NSW brown snake - ‎7 hours ago‎
A NSW farmer has provided proof that size doesn't always matter in bush battle with a video of a daddy longlegs spider that ensnared a young brown snake.
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Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction - ‎18 hours ago‎
Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction. Giant kangaroos, two-metre tall wombats and large flightless birds that once roamed prehistoric Australia may have been hunted into extinction, according to the latest scientific research.
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Global warming: West Antarctic ice sheet could melt in next 1000 years!

Zee News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
London: A new study suggests that the West Antarctic ice sheet may disappear within the next 1,000 years in the wake of global warming.
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Brazil probes 3 deaths with Zika links - ‎5 hours ago‎
Brazil probes 3 deaths with Zika links. Recent laboratory analyses have identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry says, although authorities could not confirm that Zika alone was responsible for ...
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Brazil's abortion rights debate fails to convince some mothers of microcephaly babies

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO - During the first few months of his young life, Erick Ferreira suffered multiple seizures. The convulsions left his tiny body exhausted, but as soon as the fits subsided, the baby, now 7 months old, would look at his mother and smile.
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Human trials for Australian-made bionic spine to start next year

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Patients left paralysed by injury or illness could be back on their feet again, thanks to a breakthrough by Melbourne researchers who have designed a revolutionary bionic spine.
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More cases of salmonella have been reported in Victoria, with numbers expected to rise. (Vision Network Ten News)

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Victorian farming company at the centre of a large salmonella outbreak is still working with health authorities to find the source of the bacteria.
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