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'Majority' of Cabinet backed decision to reject Rudd: Barnaby Joyce

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accurately reflected the mood of the federal Cabinet when he rejected Kevin Rudd's bid to lead the United Nations, according to deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
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Victims need Aboriginal listeners: Labor - ‎3 hours ago‎
Labor wants two indigenous Australians to preside over a royal commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory, insisting victims deserve to have Aboriginal people listen to their testimony.
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Experts wary about China's new coziness with Russia in the South China Sea

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The alarm should have sounded a couple of months ago when Chinese commentators began quoting Vladimir Putin, that "if a fight is inevitable, go and fight first".
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Garma: Noel Pearson says debate about indigenous affairs at 'rock bottom'

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cape York leader Noel Pearson has called for constitutional recognition to provide the “hook” for a decade-long cascade of reforms aimed at finally closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous living standards.
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Woman killed while crossing the road in hit and run in West Melbourne

Herald Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 21-year-old was allegedly at the wheel of a stolen hire car when he struck a woman killing her in North Melbourne today. Nicholas Michael Davison faced Melbourne Magistrates Court today charged with the death of a woman from the Sydney suburb of ...
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What lies beneath: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search a sham?

The Australian - ‎18 hours ago‎
For the past two years, Paul Kennedy has led the most expensive, logistically difficult and publicly scrutinised underwater search to solve the holy grail of aviation mysteries, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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Priest killer Adel Kermiche was radicalised in three months as second executioner is revealed - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
ISLAMIC State has released a video purporting to show the two terrorists who forced a priest to kneel at the altar before slashing his throat in a French church.
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Maternity Hospital In Northern Syria Is Bombed, Charity Says

NPR - ‎13 hours ago‎
Save the Children said a maternity hospital it supports in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib has been hit by an apparent airstrike.
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Syria's Nusra Front Breaks from Al-Qaeda

Breitbart News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Nusra Front, formally known as Jabhat al-Nusra, has been al-Qaeda's franchise in Syria since late 2011. The Syrian group's leader has announced it will now cut its ties with al-Qaeda and become independent, with al-Qaeda's blessing.
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Don Dale: Disgraced MP Nathan Barrett defends prison guards

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Disgraced former Giles government minister Nathan Barrett has staunchly defended the NT prison guards accused of “torturing” Don Dale youth detainees, in a rambling Facebook post attacking Top End media.

Lindt cafe siege: police 'damned either way', British expert tells inquest

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Australia needs to publicly talk tactics on terrorism approaches to free police from fears of undue criticism, a British counter-terrorism expert has told an inquest.
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Greyhound racing ban: Industry body asks forensic investigator to probe mass grave claims

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
The possibility of new mass greyhound graves in New South Wales has prompted the state's racing body to appoint a forensic investigator.
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Zuckerberg, Page, Bezos: Tech billionaires pace shift in global rich list

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Technology billionaires are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings as surges for Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet added $US5.6 billion to their founders' fortunes this week.
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Gold boosts ASX after US Fed decision

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Shares tracked steadily higher on Thursday, shrugging off some morning indecision following the US Fed's decision to keep rates steady, with miners underpinning another positive session on the ASX.
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Reserve Bank of Australia is on a knife edge

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Finally some good news this week for Glenn Stevens, whose governorship has always emphasised the glass is half full. After almost a decade in a job which he hands over in less than two months to his deputy Phillip Lowe, the toughness of decisions he ...
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Why Pokemon Go could end up costing you money even if you don't play

Starts at 60 - ‎6 hours ago‎
The game Pokémon Go seems taken over the imagination of people all over the world. However, it is also causing a lapse in good judgment which is causing people to get injured.
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Last ever Ford Falcon ute rolls off the Broadmeadows production line, 55 years after the original - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
THE homegrown Ford Falcon ute has reached the end of the line, marking the end of an era. The company that invented the ute - and then introduced it to the rest of the world in 1934 - has built the last example of its type in Australia.
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Hate To Break It To You, But Some Pokémon Simply Aren't Here In Australia

Pedestrian TV - ‎22 hours ago‎
Australian Pokémon Go trainers, we are sorry to be the ones to break this news to you, but it is our duty to inform and protect the most innocent and vulnerable within our society.
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'ARK: Survival Evolved' Guide: How To Fish

The Inquisitr - ‎11 hours ago‎
ARK: Survival Evolved introduced a fishing mechanic with the release of PC patch 245, while Xbox One users await a coming update. The new feature turns out to be a solid method of picking up rare items beyond simple fish meat.
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Chrissy Teigen Just Discovered Zane Alchin, Has Zero Time For That Shit

Pedestrian TV - ‎5 hours ago‎
Yesterday, it was reported that Zane Alchin, the 25-year-old Sydney man who made sexually explicit and threatening comments to a woman on Facebook, was sentenced to a 12-month good behaviour bond in a short hearing at Newtown Local Court.
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Australia's best Bachelor yet

Coffs Coast Advocate - ‎3 hours ago‎
Seanna Cronin APN Entertainment Editor A US ex-pat, Seanna has been writing about the Australian entertainment industries for the past six years and is also a documentary producer, photographer and scuba diver.
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New Zealand Warriors edge Penrith Panthers in soggy golden point thriller

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Warriors have finally won a NRL match in golden-point, with an 89th-minute Shaun Johnson try giving his side a 20-16 win against Penrith.
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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick not panicking despite horror loss to GWS Giants

The Age - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Richmond's Nick Vlastuin shows his dejection after the big loss to the Giants. Photo: Getty Images. Given their 3.5 (23) total was the sixth worst in their 108-year history and their lowest in 55 years, the Tigers are more like a Datsun in need of a ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
As Rio nears - and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London's debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts - the Olympic ideal ...
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the Rio debacle may be start of the end

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Are we seeing the beginning of the end for the Olympics? Has there ever been a more craven collapse of a sports administration in the face of pressure than we saw this week with the IOC - a little over a week before show-time - saying, you know what, ...

Rio 2016: City revamped in run-up to Olympics - News from Al Jazeera - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
City once considered a dangerous place to visit now enjoys welcome developments such as new tram lines and plazas.
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An acoustic buoy just detected one of the planet's biggest animals in New York's waters

Business Insider - ‎8 hours ago‎
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) deployed an acoustic buoy into the New York Bight on June 23, 2016.
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There's a twisted reason why this distant star flickers every couple of minutes

Business Insider - ‎11 hours ago‎
eso1627a This artist's impression shows the strange object AR Scorpii. In this unique double star a rapidly spinning white dwarf star (right) powers electrons up to almost the speed of light.
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Initial Stage Reached on Dream of Cloning Woolly Mammoth

Ancient Origins - ‎9 hours ago‎
A South Korean specialist hails the opening of new World Mammoth Centre in Siberia, dedicated to bringing the beast back to life. Cloning guru Professor Hwang Woo-Suk did not go into details of the progress made in restoring the extinct species after ...
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These Deep Trenches On Mars Aren't What We Thought They Were

Gizmodo Australia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The surface of Mars is lined with mysterious deep-carved trenches. A long-standing theory suggesting that the were left long ago by flowing rivers was just debunked.
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Tobacco retailers slugged under new Tasmanian plan to curb smoking

ABC Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Tasmanian Government will triple the licence fee charged to tobacco retailers in a bid to tackle high smoking rates. The Government has released its final Healthy Tasmania five-year strategic plan, which was put out for public consultation in ...
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Lack Of Physical Activity Is Costing America Billions In Healthcare Costs

The Inquisitr - ‎18 hours ago‎
Physical inactivity is doing much more to amplify the obesity problem. A new global report, published in the U.K. journal the Lancet, puts the cost of physical inactivity in the United States at a whopping $27.8 billion.
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Robotic and open surgeries for prostate cancer achieve similar quality of life outcomes at 3 months - ‎19 hours ago‎
The first randomised controlled trial to directly compare robotic surgery with open surgery for patients with localised prostate cancer finds that robotic and open surgery achieve similar results in terms of key quality of life indicators at 3 months ...
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Mums forced to ask for breast milk online - ‎20 hours ago‎
DESPERATE Sydney mothers are ferrying frozen breastmilk to each other in the back of their cars as part of an underground market they claim has sprung up due to a lack of milk banks endorsed by hospitals.
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