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57 min ago | Mashable

11 Ways to Act Like a Local in Australia

Editor's note: Mashable just opened an outpost in Australia and hired Sydney journalist Jenni Ryall to be its editor there.


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57 min ago |

Baby humpback rescued video: Dramatic rescue of 20-ton baby whale brings cheers

A baby humpback whale was finally rescued after a few failed attempts had the prognosis for the whale looking pretty grim.


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4 hrs ago | ABC News

High school Closing the Gap through agriculture.

Over the last decade Coonamble High School in rural New South Wales, has being making a big push to close the gap with their agriculture course.


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8 hrs ago | Suria

Australian PM ribbed over...

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media Thursday for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.


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9 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysian Visionary 49th Wealthiest In Australia

Internationally acclaimed Malaysian-born property developer Maha Sinnathamby has been named Australia's 49th wealthiest person in the latest BRW Rich list with a fortune of A$840 million.


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13 hrs ago | Northern Territory News

Gary the Goat's grand tour

SOCIAL media star Gary the Goat has ticked off all the Top End's tourist attractions: He faced-off with world-famous jumping croc Brutus, edited the NT News , and scored a mother-and-daughter threesome.


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17 hrs ago | International Business Times

New Zealand Has World's Most Expensive Taxi Fares

New Zealand has the world's highest taxi fares. According to a new survey, a taxi from the city to the airport costs more in Christchurch than anywhere else in the world.


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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Melbourne: Believe the hype

It seemed everyone knew how cool Melbourne was, except me. Colleagues would talk about the amazing fashion and shopping scene; on radio and in magazines, discussion raved about Melbourne's "culture".


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Sydney's 'Asian high-roller' casino wins gaming approval

Australian mogul James Packer's Aus$1.5 billion Sydney casino has been given the green light by the state gaming regulator, taking it one step closer to winning final approval.


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All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Colin Bailey

All About Jazz is celebrating Colin Bailey's birthday today! Born in Swindon, England on July 9th 1934, Colin Bailey began playing drums at age four.


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Restaurant News Resource

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Grand Opening of Hooters Restaurant in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. , owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced the grand opening of its fourth Hooters restaurant in Australia at one of Surfers Paradise's iconic landmarks, the Pink Poodle.


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The Age

'Piracy on the high seas': Malcolm Fraser

Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has characterised Australia's interdiction and detention of more than 150 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers at sea as ''piracy on the high seas.'


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Membership Of Australia Malaysia Business Council Soars

By Neville D'Cruz MELBOURNE, July 9 -- Membership of the Australia Malaysia Business Council Victoria chapter is increasing rapidly, from a low 20s about four years ago to almost 80 now, with the prospect of hitting the 100 mark in the next 12 months.


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Fairfield City Champion

Sydney train stations 'refreshed' with $33m

FAIRFIELD, Cabramatta and Liverpool train stations will get upgrades with a $33 million expansion of the government's station "refresh" program.


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Northern Territory News

Tourist injured at swim spot

A YOUNG woman fell about 20m into the water and was medevaced from Litchfield National Park with suspected spinal injuries on Tuesday.


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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

Australia has agreed not to return a second boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers without first giving 72 hours' notice.


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Oxford Times

it Started after an old friend came to visit from Australia.

But soon Nannette Butler, 43, had organised a reunion of more than 15 of her friends from all-girls secondary Milham Ford School, in Marston Road, Oxford, with friend Johanna Read, also 43. The women met up for a reunion in Cutteslowe Park, North Oxford, on Sunday to reminisce about their schooldays together from 1983 to 1987.


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Frequent flyer tricks you need to know

IT'S a secretive and sometimes confusing world, but the rewards are there for those who master it.


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The Baltimore Sun

All at sea: Is Australia's fast-tracked asylum screening policy fair?

At the heart of an unprecedented legal challenge to the return by Australia of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka is Australia's controversial testing of their claims in a brief interview on the high seas.


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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Blue Mountains Gazette

Hip Hopper Chloe Andrews Vegas bound

Springwood's Chloe Andrews will test her skills against the world's best dancers when she represents Australia at the Hip Hop International World Championships in Las Vegas in August.


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