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

17 hrs ago | Cycling News

Gwin and Carpenter to defend World Cup leads in Australia

No less than seven downhill world and six World Cup champions will descend on the Smithfield Rainforest in Cairns later this month for the second round of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup .

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23 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

You could buy WHAT at the tuckshop?

QUEENSLAND water customers and Ipswich ratepayers were targeted by a business now accused of overcharging a NSW public utility.

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Yesterday | NEWS.com.au

What happens when a spider eats a lizard?

A GECKO played its part in the food chain when it became entangled in this waiting Golden Orb Weaving spider's web.

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Yesterday | NEWS.com.au

Starfish killer injection saving reef

With just a single injection, the crown of thorns starfish - one of the biggest threats to the world icon - dies from an allergic reaction in as little as 24 hours.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

ABC News

Cyclone Ita fallout fails to deter Easter holiday-makers in north Queensland

A peak Queensland tourism group says there were strong visitor numbers in the state's north over the Easter holidays, as the clean-up after Tropical Cyclone Ita continues.

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ABC News

Brisbane-Cairns rail line reopens after Cyclone Ita repairs

Queensland Rail says the line between Brisbane and Cairns has reopened after floodwaters damaged large sections of track during Cyclone Ita in the state's far north.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Murder inquiries over two women

A MAN is due to face Cairns MagistratesA' Court today charged with murder following the death of a woman at a Woree public housing complex.

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Northern Daily Leader

Sky's the limit: Qantas considers taking on Tamworth-Brisbane flights

A THIRD carrier has raised the possibility of making a play for the Tamworth-Brisbane service left vacant when Brindabella Airlines went bust late last year.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

ABC News

Woman stabbed to death in far north Queensland

A 27-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in southern Cairns, in one of two incidents being investigated by police in Queensland's far north.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Cycling News

Smithfield Rainforest survives Cyclone Ita in countdown to Australian World Cup

In recent days, Far North Queensland in Australia has felt the full effects of Cyclone Ita.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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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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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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