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1 hr ago | ContactMusic.com

Heath Ledger's Father Saddened By Ryan Corr's Drug Arrest

Heath Ledger 's father has expressed his sadness after the actor who received his son's scholarship fund was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

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4 hrs ago | ABC News

Four charged over $1m drug haul in Launceston

Four people have been charged in northern Tasmania after a raid which netted $1 million in illicit drugs and firearms.

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9 hrs ago | West Australian

Foreign property buyers fall away

The latest NAB residential property index found while house price growth eased between April and June, so did interest from overseas buyers.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Truthdig

Rooftop Solar Power in Australia Forced Fossil Fuel Plants to Give Away Free Electricity

An explosion of rooftop solar cells combined with low demand made for some funny accounting in Queensland, Australia last week.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

ABC News

Australia's Indigenous veterans: then and now

For many years Indigenous war veterans were forgotten after their service ended, as a new exhibition at the Bandiana Army Museum shows.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, World News

Sydney Morning Herald

Let Australians adopt our children

Pregnant asylum seeker women on Christmas Island pleaded with medical experts to adopt their children out to Australian families four months ago, as they became anxious about their future.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Southeast Asia, Christmas Island, Depression, Health

The Age

Australian cruise passengers 'frightened, concerned' on cruise ship

An Australian passenger on board the Carnival Spirit cruise liner has sent a desperate email to the Government asking for help for the confused passengers who are increasingly feeling trapped.

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Examiner

Mine closure rocks West

THE community of Queenstown is reeling over news its Mount Lyell copper mine will not reopen following the deaths of three workers.

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Japan PM inspects Pilbara mine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stood on the red dirt of the Pilbara and seen for the first time the iron ore his nation turns into steel.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Nashville Scene

Ex-Husk Chef Morgan McGlone Takes Hot Chicken to Australia

After his rather sudden exit from the kitchen at Husk , many folks have been wondering what chef Morgan McGlone has been up to.

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Wall Street Journal

Rising Alarm at Australia's Asylum Seeker Returns

People at a rally in Sydney on Monday protesting the Australian government's return of a boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

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The Age

Why Australia risks becoming a fuel fossil

Has the present generation become completely self-centred, or do we worry about the mess we're leaving for our children and grandchildren? Ross Gittins comments.

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Daily Kos

Gun Laws And Shooting Injuries: The Experience in Canada and Australia - Part III

This article is part of a Daily Kos Firearms Law and Policy group series on Gun Laws and Shooting Injuries in Canada and Australia.

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NSW woman charged after stabbing death

A woman has been charged in relation to the alleged stabbing murder of her boyfriend at a NSW central coast home.

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The Age

The 15-year Gippsland car crash mystery

Road to recovery: Brian and Amber Quinn are seeking compensation - and closure - 15 years after her crash.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Reuters

Japan's Abe declares 'special relationship' with Australia on visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Australia's parliament on Tuesday that the two nations were launching a "special relationship" of cooperation on areas such as defense after putting aside any lingering enmity from World War Two.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

TheCelebrityCafe

Despite illness, Lorde perseveres through Australian concert

The 17-year-old "Royals" singer fell ill during a concert this past weekend in Perth, Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Daily Times

Australia strives to counter domestic extremists

AS Australia grapples with a fresh wave of anti-Islamic sentiment in the wake of domestic extremists turning to the Syrian civil war and its evolution across the Middle East, the Australian government has ramped up talk of new security and surveillance powers to counter the uncertain size and nature of Australia's Muslim mercenaries.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Red Carpet Premiere Of Les Miserables Australia

Long-running international smash hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES recently premiered a new revival production in Melbourne, Australia and an extensive new red carpet behind the scenes video featurette documenting the various festivities of the night is now available to view.

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ABC News

Warm water likely to accelerate Antarctic ice melt and sea level rises, Australian scientists find

Warm water is likely to increasingly displace cold water around the Antarctic coastline, prompting accelerated ice melt and more sea level rise, according to new Australian research.

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