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1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Tony Abbott opens new cafe at Australian War Memorial

The opening of Poppy's cafe at the Australian War Memorial. Trooper David Pearce's daughters Hannah and Stephanie , widow Nicole Pearce with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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5 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the crash site.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Oceania, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, in this July 19, 2014 file photo.

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5 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Paracetamol 'no better than a placebo' for lower back pain scientists claim

A study of more than 1,500 patients found those given the common painkiller recovered no more quickly than others given a useless substitute Doctors should now look at whether the painkillers should be the first choice treatment for people with the hugely debilitating condition, scientists behind the research said.

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7 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Negative gearing pumping house prices, but they're not overvalued yet

Australian house prices aren't overvalued yet, but negative gearing tax breaks have added almost 9 per cent, or $44,000 to current average house prices, financial group Moody's Analytics has reported.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Press On-Line

Australian teen 'critical' after hotel fall

Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the 19 year old from New South Wales fell while making his way from a second-floor apartment towards the roof at the Glebe apartment complex in Beetham St. Invercargill man Shaun Bernard Hogan, 24, died instantly from head injuries after falling from a rooftop at the Glebe in March 2008.

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DFW Catholic

Australians mourn those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Sydney, Australia, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:03 pm .- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly their 27 nationals, one of whom was a religious sister.

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GPB.org

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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News Herald

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

Yahoo!

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

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Sydney Morning Herald

'You put Ritalin in my drink?"

But Horsley husband Christopher Chand managed to make the evening of April 12 this year memorable for all the wrong reasons, after a scheme to extend the evening and land him some action between the bed sheets left him with a furious wife and a date at Port Kembla Court House.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Man charged over death of Canberra workman killed by falling concrete boom

Ben Catanzariti was killed by a falling concrete boom at a worksite on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Kingston in June 2012.

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Yahoo!

Australia's Woman of Steel

Russia's hard-nosed Ambassador to the United Nations could not disguise his tears when told of the heartbreaking loss of three WA children aboard MH17.

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West Australian

80% of exports to go to Asia by 2020

About 80 per cent of Australia's exports will go to Asia by 2020 as the region's growing middle class demands high quality food and education and looks to holiday overseas.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

HIV study suggests decriminalization of sex work

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

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Hillingdon Times

Branson urges 'drugs war' rethink

Drug users should be treated with compassion rather than criminalised, Sir Richard Branson has said, as he called for a rethink of current "repressive" policies on drugs.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

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Related Topix: World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Transgender, UC San Francisco

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

7 Wonders of South Australia winner: Historic character

With the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Saint Mary MacKillop, Dame Roma Mitchell, R.M.Williams and Roy 'Mo' Rene all once calling South Australia home, selecting SA's greatest historical character had voters scrambling.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, US Military, US Navy

Business Times

Focus on high-rise in Australia's housing boom

Looking up: Currently, two high-rise apartments are being built for every five detached houses, which is double the historical rate, says an analyst.

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TechCrunch

Australian Graphic Design Startup Canva Raises Additional $3.6M

Canva , a site that lets non-designers create graphics using drag-and-drop tools, has nabbed an additional $3.6 million in funding from Founders Fund and Shasta Ventures, as well as existing investors Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures, and Square Peg Capital.

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