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5 min ago | WHAS11

Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Astronomy, Science, Louisville, KY

4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

No place for radical extremists: Bishop

The government will do everything it can to ensure Australians don't become radicalised overseas and bring their extremist views back home, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Philippines,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Age

Carbon tax chaos: how it all went wrong

Labor's price on carbon remains despite Tony Abbott's vow to kill it off in the first week of the new Senate.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Suria

Australian sheep punched, stamped on and...

Footage showing sheep being violently abused by shearers -- including being punched in the face and hit with tools -- was condemned Friday by Australia's Agriculture Minister as "exceptional and cruel".

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Agriculture, Science, Animal Rights, Activism

Russia Taday

Mystery 'meteor' burning over Australian sky baffles eyewitnesses

A bright object that dazzled in the sky over Australia left people confused. Social media was abuzz with the pictures of the mystery fireball, with users claiming it was either a plane crashing into the ocean or a 'meteor.'

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Astronomy, Science

McGill Reporter

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Arecibo, Puerto Rico Travel, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Travel, Caribbean Travel, Astronomy, Science, Oceania,

ABC News

Royal commission into sex abuse: Former DPP backs prosecutor's advice to drop Volkers sex charges

A former New South Wales director of public prosecutions has backed advice that sexual abuse charges against swim coach Scott Volkers should not have been be reinstated.

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Related Topix: World News

Channelnewsasia.com

'Bamboo ceiling' hampering Asians in Australia

A "bamboo ceiling" exists in Australia for Asians entering positions of power in business, education and politics, the country's race discrimination commissioner has suggested.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Science Daily

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather

Sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation, researchers have determined.

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Related Topix: Back Pain, Health, Weather, Medicine, Arthritis, Rheumatology, World News,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Russia Taday

Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia 'may be accepted' by society

An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo - just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News,

Examiner

$1m Launceston drug bust | VIDEO & PHOTOS

POLICE have seized more than $1 million in ice, ecstasy and LSD in what's been hailed as one of Launceston's biggest drug busts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News

Sydney Morning Herald

Twist in Myer's fake resume scandal

Myer is preparing to hand over a dossier to fraud squad investigators after it was duped into hiring a senior executive who faked his CV.

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Earth & Sky

Bright meteor lights up skies over southeastern Australia on July 10

The Australia Bureau of Meteorology, which received reports of the July 10 meteor around 10 p.m., said it could be natural debris from space or artificial space junk.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Meteorology, Science, Russia,

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Ryan Corr, Australia, World News,

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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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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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

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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Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia

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