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Local news for Brisbane, Australia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Canberra City News

Abbott says exhortations are coming from the Middle East to stir local terrorism attacks

IT was an unusual build up to Friday's raising of the terrorism threat level in Australia from medium to high, though the action itself isn't particularly surprising. After ASIO's head David Irvine flagged it on television earlier in the week, there was little doubt it would happen.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Terrorism,

7 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Sydney in the firing line of Islamic State

POLICE have escalated their search for five rocket launchers believed to be buried in Sydney bushland by a terror cell linked to Islamic State savages. THE 27-year army veteran who stole 10 rocket launchers from the Australian Defence Force - five of which ended up in the hands of terrorists - has been freed on parole.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Air Accidents, Orchard Hills, PA

11 hrs ago | Fox News

Competitor dies during swim portion of Ironman race north of Brisbane, Australia

Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man from Victoria state suffered a suspected heart attack during the 1.9-kilometer swim leg in the Pacific Ocean surf off Mooloolaba.

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15 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Hate attacks target Logan mosque

UPDATE: Multiple arrests made after more than 100 men and women join in on mass fight following a southeast Queensland grand final. UPDATE: Lengthy delays for motorists travelling on the Gateway Motorway north of Brisbane with lanes closed due to back-burning operations.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Age

Dying gold trader under investigation for alleged $4 million theft

A notorious fraudster is under investigation by police and corporate liquidators over the disappearance of about 100 kilograms of pure gold worth more than $4 million. The alleged architect of the theft is Robert Thomas Bourke, a former pawnbroker turned gold trader with a lengthy criminal history who victims claim orchestrated the theft after finding out he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Cat saved family from deadly snake following four day ordeal

A mother from Brisbane, Australia, has described how her family finally managed to corner a deadly snake by trapping it in a toy oven. Christy Thomas from Joyner in Brisbane's north said they first saw the venomous Eastern Brown snake almost two weeks ago, but it took four days to find it again and catch it.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Fitgenes To Showcase Its Cloud Based Platform In Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR , Sept 13 -- Australian integrated healthcare company, Fitgenes will showcase its innovative cloud-based PracwareTM platform at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference and exhibition from September 15 to 17 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. The PracwareTM platform empowers healthcare practitioners to deliver genetically personalised health and wellness programs to their patients, said a statement issued on Friday in Brisbane, Australia.

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NEWS.com.au

How penniless Edelsten still lives in luxury

AVERAGING just 24 days between listing and sale, this Brisbane suburb is ranked the city's fastest-selling market, according to latest figures. CLIVE Palmer's man to take on Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney at the next state election could be one of the big names of Queensland politics.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Queensland, Australia Travel, Australia Travel, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Home Listing, Home, Sydney, Australia Travel

CNN

Australia raises terror alert level to 'high'

Australia has raised its terror alert level to "high" for the first time since the national alert system was introduced in 2003. According to the four-level system, a reading of "high" means a terrorist attack "is likely," however the country's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said no specific threat had been made.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Terrorism, Metal, Isis,

Switched

Agitated Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

Annie Preece is so angry about neighbors who let their dogs poop on her yard that she has vowed to defecate on their doorstep. A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners -- except she's using poop instead of flames.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

International Business Times

An Egg From The 'World's Most Venomous Spider' Found In A Bunch Of Bananas

The eggs of one of the world's most venomous spiders, Brazilian wandering spiders, were found hidden in a bunch of bananas that a woman had purchased from Tesco in Essex. Initially, when Abby Woodgate, 30 years of age, saw the bananas she assumed that it was mouldy as it had a white lump after it was delivered to her.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Mushroom compound with vitamin E suppresses prostate cancer tumours

Stopping Australia's most commonly diagnosed cancer - prostate cancer - in its tracks is the goal of scientists around the world. A QUT research team has discovered that two naturally occurring compounds, one from mushrooms and the other from palm oil, when used together can significantly reduce the growth of tumours in prostate cancer models.

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Counterpunch

The Terror Threat in Australia

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole Person; Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad World; and Kristin Kolb on Cancer Without Melodrama.

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The Daily Caller

Mike Tyson Calls Host A 'Piece Of Sh**' For Mentioning His Rape Conviction

Mike Tyson speaks on stage during his speaking tour, "Day of the Champions" at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 16, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. Note to self: Do not remind Mike Tyson that he is a convicted rapist, especially while hosting an interview on live television.

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Nerve News

Suspected Ebola case tests negative in Australia

A 25-year-old man, who Thursday sparked an Ebola virus disease scare in the Australian state of Queensland, has tested negative for the deadly virus, a health official said. Jeannette Young, chief health officer of Queensland, said tests taken from the man in Gold Coast had returned a negative result, the Brisbane Times reported.

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ABC News

Abbott heading to UN meeting to address IS threat

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will travel to the United States for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, vowing to work with international partners to combat the "evil menace" of Islamic State militants. In a statement, Mr Abbott said he will visit New York on September 24 and 25 to participate in the high-level meeting which is to be convened by president Barack Obama.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Northern Territory News

Rush Hour: The stories you need to know today

Colonel William Holmes and officers of Australian Army at German wireless station Bita Paka in New Guinea in 1914. Picture: Supplied Good morning, and welcome to our morning news coverage.

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Daily Mail

'Justin Timberlake put up a picture of dad's statue!' Lincoln Lewis ...

'Justin Timberlake put up a picture of dad's statue!' Lincoln Lewis shares excitement as his rugby league champion father's iconic monument is shared by pop singer And when Justin Timberlake took to social media on Tuesday to promote his concert in Queensland's Brisbane, he happened to promote a local sporting legend without even realising it. 'Psssst Brisbane...Come and get 'em! 2 #JT2020Tour tix & this signed vinyl here! #Finderskeepers,' 33-year-old Justin captioned a black and white photo of Australian rugby league icon Wally Lewis's famous statue at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

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NEWS.com.au

Aussies know Victoria is the place to be

BANJO was a "miracle baby" after being born at just 24 weeks' gestation. But three years on his family are struggling to deal with long-term health implications.

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New York Daily News

Orlando Bloom in talks to join 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

Orlando Bloom may be ready to join Johnny Depp on board for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.' The British actor told a panel at Oz Comic Con in Brisbane, Australia, that he's in talks to rejoin Johnny Depp and the gang for the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

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Related Topix: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Celebrities, Johnny Depp, Australia, World News, Movies, Entertainment

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