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3 hrs ago | ABC News

Cyclone Ita clean-up: Government outlines emergency available funding to residents

State and federal MPs and Queensland's disaster recovery coordinator have outlined emergency funding available for residents of communities ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Ita in the state's north.

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18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Submarine Hunt for Malaysian Plane Halted After Six Hours

A submarine scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian jet had to abort its maiden voyage after descending too deep, providing investigators with less than half the data the equipment was meant to capture.

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22 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Daniel Boyd wins Bulgari art prize

DANIEL Boyd has become the first indigenous man to win the Bulgari Art Award, one of Australia's richest cultural accolades.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

ABC News

2014 Far North Queensland Anzac Day services

The sun will rise on Anzac Day 2014, remembering 100 years since the start of the First World War.

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ABC News

Doctors' contracts dispute: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg...

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says he has extended the deadline for senior doctors to sign up to new individual contracts.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Flood cuts off Qld sugar town of Ingham

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is touring Ingham on Monday afternoon - a day after the Herbert River peaked near 13 metres, leaving 5000 people cut off as the Bruce Highway was split in half.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

ABC News

Rail line between Rockhampton and Cairns closed after Cyclone Ita

Queensland Rail says it is likely the train line between Rockhampton, in the state's central region, and Cairns, in the far north, will be closed for another couple of days.

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ABC News

Hopes Great Barrier Reef weathered Cyclone Ita

Researchers are anxious to learn if the Great Barrier Reef survived the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Ita as it hit the Queensland coast.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

NEWS.com.au

20,000 without power as cyclone heads south

THIS Anzac Day, those wishing to pay their respects will be able to do so by listening to a pre-recorded minute of silence.

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Northern Territory News

Ita dumps heavy rain as it heads south

Jill Williams is sheltering at her work in Cooktown tonight for fear her house will not survive the destructive force of Cyclone Ita.

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NEWS.com.au

Ita dumps heavy rain as it heads south

POLICE attempted to arrest a violent offender last night, prompting a seven-hour siege which ended in a massive explosion, injuring two negotiators.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Flood warnings, 140km/h winds

Ferocious ... Tropical Cyclone Ita is seen just off-shore near Cape Flattery, where it delivered winds of up to 200km/h at 10pm on Friday.

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ABC News

Storm surge threat eases in Cairns

The weather bureau says a storm surge threat in Cairns in far north Queensland appears to be easing, but strong gusts from Cyclone Ita continue to whip the city.

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Townsville Bulletin

Zoos chock full of crocs

A crocodile called 'Bully' measuring around four and a half metres has been removed from the Herbert River at Halifax in North Queensland this afternoon.

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AccuWeather.com

Cyclone Ita Weakening Over Queensland

Ita weakened rapidly before reaching land, but it still contained sustained winds of 90 to 105 mph at the time of landfall, according to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Townsville Bulletin

Local gets CEO post at port

The decision puts Ms Crosby, born and raised in Townsville, in charge of one of the state's most important pieces of infrastructure.

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Science, Industry and Business

NASA sees hurricane-strength Tropical Cyclone Ita heading toward Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Ita has been strengthening over the last two days and by April 10, Ita had become a major hurricane in the Coral Sea when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.

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ABC News

Cyclone Ita lashes far north Queensland

The weather bureau says the system began crossing the coast near Cape Flattery, north of Cooktown, about 9:00pm .

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ABC News

Residents in path of cyclone warned of destructive winds and flash flooding

MARK COLVIN: In far north Queensland, more than 9,000 residents in the path of tropical cyclone Ita are bracing for very destructive winds and possible flash flooding.

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NEWS.com.au

Avalon strikes Chinese airline deal

UPDATE: PREPARE to leave. Cairns residents in low-lying areas have been told to get out of the way of storm tides expected to flood the region.

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