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18 min ago | ABC News

Queensland rail network under repair after Cyclone Ita

Queensland Rail says there is significant damage in the state's north after Cyclone Ita, with parts of the east coast network likely to stay closed until at least Sunday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News

Australians among latest casualties in America's drone war in Yemen

To the ancient Romans, Yemen was Arabia Felix, translating literally as Happy Arabia, but this was wishful thinking on the part of an empire with designs on the rugged, unconquerable land on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula.

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Townsville Bulletin

Island booze cruise ends in hefty fine

Palm Island cops seized this alcohol from a tinny arriving at the beach early on March 18. It includes 132 litres of wine, 5.7 litres of rum, 9.6 litres of Vodka, 700ml of Tequila and 13.1 litres of beer.

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NEWS.com.au

Linc Energy rejects project dangers

CONSULTANT to Rudd government's home insulation scheme was paid $1800 a day - so what advice did she provide for the failed scheme? FORMER pro-wrestler The Rock has taken up at a secret hideway while he films a movie in southeast Queensland.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Northern Territory News

Aussie 'terror foot soldiers' killed

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.

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Townsville Bulletin

War of words over refinery

THE flooding of tailings dams at Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery means the plant could be shut down for weeks.

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Townsville Bulletin

Gang in drugs charge

Police raided the home of one gang member yesterday morning at Fred Astaire Avenue, Maudsland were vehicles where seized and taken away Pic by David Clark.

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EurekAlert!

NASA's TRMM Satellite adds up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian soaking

This TRMM satellite rainfall map covers Tropical Cyclone Ita's life from April 1-14.

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Townsville Bulletin

Croc killers fined for deadly act

FOUR men shot a 3m crocodile before dragging it into their boat, taking it home and skinning the protected species.

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Townsville Bulletin

Inland route to bypass Bruce Highway

A NEW inland highway to guarantee transport links between North Queensland and southern parts of the state during a flood or cyclone is being considered by the State Government.

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ABC News

Police implicate Qld public servants in drug syndicate

Detectives from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have been investigating the group for the past year, seizing cannabis, amphetamines, cash, stolen goods, real estate and other assets valued at more than $13 million.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

ABC News

Qld Government to keep close eye on tailings dams at Palmer nickel refinery

The Queensland Government says it will continue to monitor the water being released from tailings dams for toxic waste at Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville in the state's north.

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Neatorama

Mushrooms Growing from a Towel

This is what happens, kids, when you leave wet towels on the bathroom floor. You thought Mom was overreacting when she warned you, but this can really happen.

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Townsville Bulletin

Strand height limits to rise after vote

BUILDING heights along The Strand will rise to five storeys and the $2 billion satellite city of Pinnacles has been ruled out after Townsville City Council voted on what to include in its new planning scheme.

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ABC News

Logan Thunder cut from WNBL as financially-troubled basketball franchise folds

Australia's female basketball competition will not have a team based between Sydney and Townsville next season after the Logan Thunder franchise folded.

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Northern Territory News

Wind warning for chopper pilots

CHOPPER pilots have been warned of the potentially devastating effect of wind after a helicopter crash on the Territory/Queensland border.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

ComputerWorld

Cyclone cuts through telecom networks in QLD

The storm had begun as a Category 5 system but was downgraded to Category 1 after landing.

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Fears Ita may have sparked tailings dam spill at Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery

Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell says he is concerned the tailings dam at billionaire Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville is overflowing.

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Townsville Bulletin

Big day blows her woes away

Cyclone Ita threatened to gatecrash the wedding of El Arish couple Rachel Skirde and Jason Di Mauro but the monster storm didn't not reckon with the determination of a bride who had been waiting a decade for her big day.

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Townsville Bulletin

Services resume in Ita's wake

FERRIES to Magnetic Island have resumed and Townsville Airport is open to limited flights as Cycylone Ita continues its track south.

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