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Italy earthquake: Several dead, buildings destroyed as search for survivors begins

ABC Online - ‎7 minutes ago‎
A strong earthquake has brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy, killing several people and leaving others trapped under rubble.
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British woman dead, two injured in backpacker hostel stabbing

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A French national allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” during and after a stabbing attack that left a British woman dead and another Briton fighting for his life at a backpackers hostel outside of Townsville last night.
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Sydney weather: Heavy rainfall, strong winds head towards city and Central Coast

ABC Online - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A severe weather warning has been issued for Sydney and parts of the NSW Central Coast, with heavy rainfall and strong winds expected to hit during this afternoon's peak hour.
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Woolworths sells HTH to Metcash, two more deals to come

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
Metcash said on Wednesday that its Mitre 10 Australia business would be combined with HTH to form a group with around 1800 stores and $2 billion in sales.
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Remains of Qld woman found in own backyard - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 15-year search for murdered Queensland mum Patricia Anne Riggs ended when a home-owner started building a retaining wall in his backyard and discovered skeletal remains.
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Twin bombs add to fears that southern Thailand separatists are escalating war

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Bangkok: A little-publicised 13-year war in southern Thailand has escalated further, with militants detonating twin bombs designed to target emergency workers and security forces.
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Turkey strikes IS as Syria border tensions flare

Yahoo7 News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey vowed to give full support to efforts to free a key Syrian border town from the control of Islamic State (IS) jihadists as anticipation grew of a major Ankara-backed offensive against the group.
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Massive data leak hits French submarine company

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
French shipbuilder DCNS has been hit by a massive data leak affecting a major submarine contract for the Indian navy. The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes detailed information about the combat capability of the Scorpene class vessels.
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School cleaner Vincent Stanford watched teacher Stephanie Scott at work before killing her

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
As Leeton school teacher Stephanie Scott prepared lessons in her staff room on Easter Sunday last year, a relief cleaner was studying her from the corridor.
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Teenager charged after man stabbed in Ashfield street

ABC Online - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A teenage boy has been charged after a man suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at Ashfield in Sydney's inner-west. Police alleged the 15-year-old was armed with a knife when he approached two men and demanded money while on Queen Street about ...
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Peter Milos death: Brisbane jury discharged after failing to reach verdict

ABC Online - ‎39 minutes ago‎
A Supreme Court jury in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a Brisbane chef has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.
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Elderly man subjected to terrifying carjacking in Geelong

Herald Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
UPDATE: Police have warned solo drivers to lock their cars after a spate of carjackings in Geelong, with the latest incident involving an elderly man.
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Aldi muscles in on The Reject Shop - ‎2 hours ago‎
The arrival of German supermarket Aldi in South Australia and Western Australia is hurting discount retailer The Reject Shop. Managing director Ross Sudano said it was a difficult retail environment in the second half of the 2015/16 financial year, due ...
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Qantas sets new record with profit takeoff

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Is this as good as it gets for Qantas, given it just reported its biggest profit in history? The answer is almost certainly no. But make no mistake - Qantas is certainly in a sweet spot.
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Big change coming to Coles - ‎39 minutes ago‎
CUSTOMERS can expect Coles' shelves to look very different over the next two years its product range goes Down, Down. Speaking to analysts during Wesfarmers annual results briefing on Wednesday, Coles managing director John Durkan said the ...
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A2 formula sales surge more than 400 per cent

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Shopper backlash over $1 dollar supermarket milk and Chinese demand for infant formula has powered the a2 Milk Company's full-year net profit after tax to $30.4 million from a $2.1 million loss last financial year.
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Vodafone touts enterprise opportunities

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Vodafone Hutchison Australia is looking to steal a greater share of the enterprise market from its rivals and doesn't see its lack of fixed assets as an impediment to its overall ambitions.
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Ashley Madison data breach due to inappropriate security measures: joint AU/Canada investigation

CIO Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dating website, Ashley Madison, was the target of a data breach as a result of inappropriate security safeguards, according to findings of a joint investigation by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and the Privacy Commissioner of ...
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New Games on Xbox One: 'The Witness' and 'Call of Duty 2'

International Business Times AU - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Xbox One players can enjoy a new game via the Backward Compatibility service and another coming in September. Major Nelson announced via his Twitter account that “Call of Duty 2” is already out as a backward compatible game with Xbox One.
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Steve Wozniak: The status quo doesn't have to exist. We can come up with solutions

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: the ability to raise a smile has been the motivator for everything he does. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.
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Bluesfest unveils epic 2017 line-up - ‎8 hours ago‎
LEGENDARY American rock poet Patti Smith will make her long-awaited return to the Australian stage at the annual Bluesfest next year.
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Screen Australia diversity report finds Australian TV still lacks colour

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎35 minutes ago‎
A groundbreaking report into Australian TV drama finds that better quality doesn't necessarily equate to more diversity. Karl Quinn · Contact via Email · Follow on Facebook · Follow on Google Plus · Follow on Twitter.
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Ten announces gutsy scheduling gamble for Survivor - ‎2 hours ago‎
NETWORK Ten will air Australian Survivor for three nights a week starting from next week, can reveal. The scheduling shift - which will see the reality show air Sunday, Monday and now Tuesday nights, with three contestant eliminations per ...
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ARU boss Bill Pulver backs Michael Cheika and Wallabies after poor run of form

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Wallabies will arrive in Wellington as the highest-priced outsiders in Bledisloe Cup history but ARU chief executive Bill Pulver has backed the team to turn things around while throwing his support behind Michael Cheika when asked if the coach was ...
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Kelly Slater beats Florence in Tahiti; Wilkinson slips from ratings lead

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Are we witnessing the impossible revival of the surfer whose sporting career is defined by impossibilities? American 11-times world champion Kelly Slater, 44, won the Billabong Pro in Tahiti today, displaying the kind of surfing that had recently ...
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Kitty Chiller angered viewers after returning from Rio - ‎6 hours ago‎
AFTER plenty of tears, lots of smiles and the odd big night on Copacabana beach, Australia's Olympians have returned home. The Aussie squad touched down in Sydney on Wednesday morning in a chartered Qantas flight and was welcomed home by ...
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Get ready for 60-day heatwaves - ‎2 hours ago‎
HEATWAVES for one month each year and 10 per cent less water Australia-wide are just some impacts predicted even if the globe meets the most optimistic goal of an international climate agreement.
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Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep ocean

ABC Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.
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Tiny Aussie lions named after Attenborough - ‎5 hours ago‎
A newly discovered species of kitten-sized lions that once prowled northern Australia has been named after British naturalist Sir David Attenbrough.
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Big Kid: Massive Star Spotted Early in Life - ‎8 hours ago‎
A massive young star was found in a stellar nursery of the Milky Way. This is an artist's impression of the rotating disc of dense gas and dust surrounding the growing star.
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Fertility breakthrough could see IVF replaced - ‎5 hours ago‎
A MAJOR breakthrough in infertility treatment by Australian researchers could mean a cheaper and much less invasive alternative to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be made available to women who are struggling to become pregnant.
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New Zealand, South Sudanese migrants to Australia 'report highest levels of discrimination'

ABC Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Minister responsible for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja says he cannot understand why New Zealand migrants feel resentful towards their adopted country and report higher levels of discrimination than other groups.
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Perth doctor investigated by police after admitting hastening patient's death

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Major Crime Squad is investigating the death of a Perth patient five years ago, after the woman's doctor admitted giving her an injection to hasten her death.
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Rio 2016: Australian Olympians given safe sex warning over Zika fears

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Australia's Olympians will be welcomed home from Rio today and reminded to practise safe sex over the next eight weeks, to avoid the transmission of the Zika virus.


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