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45 min ago | Falkirk Herald

Games at fault for Polmont phone delays

Director Carole Brown was stunned to be told the delay in providing a phone line to her new premises was due to the Commonwealth Games.

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4 hrs ago | The Age

Does commuting cost too much?

Sky-high property prices in the major capitals have pushed an increasing number of Aussie home buyers and renters miles and hours from the central business district in recent years.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Southland Times

Dean a brilliant preacher

Lynda Patterson clung to the hope that a start would be made on a new cathedral for Christchurch within her second 10 years in the city.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Religion, Anglican, New Zealand, Oceania, World News, New Zealand Travel, Travel

Warrnambool Standard

Dancers to learn from the best

Students from Warrnambool's Fusion Dance Academy get the opportunity to learn from some of Australia's top dancers next month.

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NEWS.com.au

Fulfil your grand country designs

And you may not have to travel as far as you may expect to find your slice of grand country living.

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Scotsman.com

40% of tourists 'take shortbread and haggis home'

VISITORS to Scotland have been showing a taste for typical produce like shortbread and haggis, with four in ten of them buying food or drink to take home, figures have shown.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner in Donetsk, says Australian premier Tony Abbott is close to a deal that would allow dozens of police to guard the wreckage site.

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ABC News

Postie bike riders travel 4,200km for depression awareness, reach Darwin from Adelaide

It started as an idea to raise $10,000 for charity and take a group of men 4,200 kilometres up the centre of Australia on postie bikes, but it became bigger than they imagined.

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Sydney Star Observer

Other countries look to Australia on gay, peer-led HIV testing

MELBOURNE'S peer-led HIV rapid testing clinic PRONTO! could serve as a model in other countries, but may need to adapt to overcome the criminalisation of homosexuality in many parts of the world.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Six-month stretch without asylum boat set to end

The government's stretch of six months without an asylum seeker boat passenger arriving in Australia is set to end, as 157 Tamils who have spent four weeks in limbo aboard the Customs Ocean Protector will be brought to the Australian mainland on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Travel, Australia Travel, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Southland Times

Catlins makes bucket list

The Catlins Traverse Walk is on a bucket list of the top 33 activities in New Zealand, compiled by a leading German travel company.

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Live Science

'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning Heard Halfway Around the World

The Earth sings every day, with an electric chorus. With the right tuning, radios can eavesdrop on this sizzling symphony of crackles, pops and whistles - the melody of millions of lightning bolts.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, New Zealand Travel, Travel, New Zealand, World News, UC Los Angeles, Weather, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel

The New Zealand Herald

Online sales growth cools

Online retail sales growth is slowing and 19 out of every 20 New Zealand purchases are still made in a shop, says an expert who raised questions about digital influence over shopping centres.

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Scotsman.com

Games 2014: Silence held for the victims of MH17

THE 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were remembered at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a silence led by Alex Salmond.

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Illawarra Mercury

Yours and Owls birthday bash to be a hoot

The Yours and Owls fourth birthday party has been announced, and it's HUGE. To be held in Stuart Park on October 4, the event will be headlined by Dune Rats, The Griswolds and Sticky Fingers, with the likes of Safia, High Tails and Lyall Moloney in support.

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International Business Times

New Zealand Minister Offers to Quit on Charges of Breaching Airport Security

An American Airlines airplane takes off from Heathrow airport in London July 3, 2014.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Strait?

TUNNELLING THROUGH: Grant's vision for a possible fixed link between Picton and Wellington ferry terminals, with different levels for rail and road.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Australia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site

Australia's foreign minister says her country stands ready to provide whatever resources are needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers report Australian troops and police could soon be sent.

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The Age

'Hold them through the pain'

Melburnians gather to remember those that perished when MH17 crashed out of the sky.

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NEWS.com.au

The seven best-kept travel secrets

LONGING for some VIP treatment on your next holiday, or just want to find a bargain? An insider has revealed her top tips on how to leverage the digital world to your advantage.

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