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Backpacker kidnapped, sexually assaulted and fed drug-laced chocolates after answering fake job ad

ABC Online - ‎38 minutes ago‎
A German backpacker was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and fed drug-laced chocolates by a man who lured her to a property in Queensland with a fake job ad, a court has heard.
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Lindt Cafe siege inquest: Siege commander accused of botching 2005 terrorism incident

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The police officer in charge during the final hours of the Lindt Cafe siege has been savaged for his handling of another terrorism incident by counsel for the family of slain cafe manager Tori Johnson.
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Two men injured in factory fire at Revesby in Sydney's south west

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two men are in a serious condition after they were injured in a huge factory fire at Revesby in Sydney's south west. The blaze, which started just before 4pm, consumed a car wrecking yard on Fitzpatrick Street and spread to two adjoining buildings, a ...
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Anzac Square Diggers: Indigenous Australians' military memorial chosen

Brisbane Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The winning design for a long-overdue memorial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans has been chosen ahead of its construction in Brisbane's Anzac Square.
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Here are the most crucial issues we know about so far in the Egyptair crash mystery

Business Insider Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
An EgyptAir plane is seen parked the terminal at Cairo International Airport on May 20, 2016. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images. The EgyptAir flight MS804 connecting Paris to Cairo crashed into the sea last Thursday, most likely killing the 66 people ...
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Utah Lawmaker Wants Porn Blocked From The Internet, Looks To U.K. Anti-Porn Laws For Guidance

The Inquisitr - ‎17 hours ago‎
A Utah lawmaker would like to see pornography blocked in the Beehive State and has been looking at anti-pornography measures already in place in the United Kingdom, the Independent is reporting.
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Australian veterans welcome British report on controversial drug mefloquine

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Australian veterans have welcomed a British parliamentary report calling on the Ministry of Defence to overhaul its use of controversial drug Lariam, known in Australia as mefloquine.
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Teachers evacuated from Aurukun again

Courier Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
It is understood the Education Department decided to evacuate the teachers following an attempted break-in last night, following weeks of unrest.
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CFMEU workers back agreement that locks in big pay rises

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Victorian construction workers have agreed to a new enterprise bargaining agreement that will give them above-inflation pay rises for the next three years and other favourable conditions.
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Wesfarmers profit to be hit by $2 billion in Target, coal write-downs

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has conceded the conglomerate's reputation has been dented by more than $2 billion in write-downs and losses of $350 million in two key divisions, Target and coal.
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US rally brings out ASX bulls

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Australian shares enjoyed a bumper session on Wednesday after a strong overnight rally on Wall Street and a pick-up in iron ore and oil prices.

The 'rat', the 'powerful owl' and the 'flack jacket': BBSW traders at war

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Westpac trader Col "the Rat" Roden said he complained to the financial markets association of the "blatant manipulation by a small number of investment banks" of the bank bill swap rate, while warning a trader at a rival bank that the benchmark rate ...

Boral reaffirms full-year earnings guidance

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Building products maker Boral has reaffirmed its full-year guidance, saying performance at its largest division - construction materials and cement - has been in line with expectations.
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'Goat Simulator,' 'The Crew' Free In June Via Xbox One Games With Gold

The Inquisitr - ‎13 hours ago‎
Microsoft revealed Tuesday the free games coming to the Xbox One in June as part of the Games with Gold program. A rumored lineup of games has now been confirmed fake and the actual slate features Goat Simulator and The Crew for Xbox One plus ...
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Make The Internet Angry, Get Cheaper Snickers

Gizmodo Australia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Some people might call this a cynical marketing ploy, or the internet bleeding over into real life where it doesn't belong. But we call this a chance to get cheap Snickers bars - and all you have to do is make everyone mad.
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Subaru Forester tS here in June

Practical Motoring - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Subaru Forester tS will go on-sale here in June with Subaru calling it “the only true sports SUV under $80,000”. THE SUBARU FORESTER tS is a joint development between Subaru and its performance arm, Subaru Tecnica International (STI).
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Introducing 'Kiss Bang Love': The Latest Show Feeding Australia's Obsession With Forced Intimacy

Junkee - ‎1 hour ago‎
Perhaps propelled by the success of The Bachelor, Australians have been bombarded with a series of bizarre reality shows about relationships over the past few years.
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Election 2016: Barnaby Joyce says he is Johnny Depp's 'Hannibal Lecter'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Its a wonder that Barnaby Joyce and Johnny Depp don't lick and make up. After all, the pair are proud owners of small dogs. The Joyce family has two miniature sausage dogs, Misty and Sally, while the Depp's Pistol and Boo, are Yorkshire terriers.
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Martin Scorsese exhibition at ACMI highlights a career written in blood

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Martin Scorsese's is a career written in blood, a point made quickly and repeatedly in the massive exhibition dedicated to the American filmmaker that opens to the public at Melbourne's ACMI on Thursday.
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Selena Gomez Threatens to Cancel Fan Meet and Greets1:05

NEWS.com.au - ‎8 hours ago‎
AUSTRALIANS will finally get a chance to see Selena Gomez live this August. Three years ago Gomez abruptly cancelled her first tour Down Under for some “me time.
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Corey Norman ordered to face court1:13

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
NRL: Corey Norman has been ordered to face court for allegedly being in possession of MDMA capsules. May 25th 2016; an hour ago; /video/video.
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Former Eddie Jones prodigy Leroy Houston set for shock Wallabies call-up

Fox Sports - ‎1 hour ago‎
ELEVEN years after his first Wallabies call-up by Eddie Jones, Leroy Houston is in the frame to finally make his Test debut. Only this time the call-up is coming from Michael Cheika, with Jones in the enemy camp.
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Teenage footballer Lui Polimeni's life support switched off after league accident

Fox Sports - ‎2 hours ago‎
THE Riverina family of a talented teenage rugby league player has made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support, saying “he loved football, his team, his friends, team mates and gave his best every time he played”.
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Huge solar storms may be key to life on Earth

Swinburne University of Technology - ‎1 hour ago‎
Image from NASA of an outburst from the Sun, these were more common when our star was younger. They may have both lead to a warmer Earth as well as the building blocks for life itself.
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Damselfish in a degraded habitat in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Supplied

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
"If we carry on as we are with poor water quality, we are stuffed with a capital S." The state's chief scientist did not mince words when handing down a taskforce report on how best the government should spend its $90 million Great Barrier Reef ...
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Scientists discover “new” craters on the Moon

ZME Science - ‎1 hour ago‎
Understanding the Moon's recent geological history is important and could put the entire solar system into perspective. “These 'young' impact craters are a really exciting discovery,” said SwRI Senior Research Scientist Dr.
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Resetting the Political Moral Compass on Climate Change

ABC Online - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Leaders of the various faith traditions are speaking with one voice: our society must change course. Credit: Frederic Cirou / Getty Images.
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Cancer Council of WA Morning Tea at the Coffee Club

Perth Now - ‎28 minutes ago‎
AUSTRALIA'S Biggest Morning Tea kicks off tomorrow and PerthNow and The Sunday Times have joined forces with Channel 9, Hit 92.9 and The Coffee Club to help raise money for this worthy cause.
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Australian butcher apologises for advertising bacon by saying two rashers reduces chance of becoming a suicide bomber

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
An Australian butcher has insisted he is "not a racist" after he caused an online uproar with a sign claiming eating two rashers of bacon “reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber”.
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PM vows to 'leave no stone unturned' in addressing mental illness

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vows improving Australia's mental health would be a 'vital national priority', a group of mental health advocates is challenging all parties to state what they'd do to address the rising suicide toll.
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Syphilis in north Queensland: Govt wants to stop babies dying by December 2017

Brisbane Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Three Aboriginal children have died from congenital syphilis and there have been 167 new cases in north Queensland since 2015, prompting a $15.7 million plan to fight sexually transmitted diseases in the north of the state.

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