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1 hr ago | NEWS.com.au

PM snubs UN climate summit

TWO students have been taken to hospital after a loud thunderclap affected up to 30 teenagers who were on an school oval. THE grief-stricken friends of the 16-year-old girl killed in a 4WD crash involving an unlicensed driver made an emotional plea for motorists to slow down.

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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Australian Mosquito That Contributes To Heartworm In Dogs Found In Monterey Park, Montebello

An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and a major contributor to heartworm in dogs was discovered at homes in Monterey Park and Montebello, vector-control officials said Monday. It's not known if the discovery of the mosquito, formally known as Aedes notoscriptus but referred to as "Aussie Mozzie," presents a public health risk.

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7 hrs ago | Central Western Daily

Investigators gather evidence at Mudgee plane crash site

AIR safety investigators will spend the next few days examining the site in Mudgee where a Victorian couple died in a light-plane crash. AIR safety investigators will spend the next few days examining the site in Mudgee where a Victorian couple died in a light-plane crash.

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11 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Nicole Kidman's father dies

Dr. Anthony Kidman was pronounced dead in hospital after suffering a fall while visiting Nicole's sister Antonia in Singapore. He was thought to be in his 80s.

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12 hrs ago | The Age

Edward Snowden reveals tapping of major Australia-New Zealand undersea telecommunications cable

A major undersea telecommunications cable that connects Australia and New Zealand to North America has been tapped to allow the United States National Security Agency and its espionage partners to comprehensively harvest Australian and New Zealand internet data. Documents published by The Intercept website by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's electronic spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau , worked in 2012 and 2013 to implement a mass metadata surveillance system based on covert access to the Southern Cross undersea cable network .

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16 hrs ago | Suria

Environmentalists criticise Australia...

Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. Environmentalists have criticised a new Australian government plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline - by Ray Berkelmans The draft plan, now open for consultation, comes after UNESCO threatened to put the reef on its World Heritage "in danger" list and gave Canberra until February 1, 2015 to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder.

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16 hrs ago | WWWM-FM Toledo

Kanye West Asks Handicapped Fans to Stand at Australian Concert

Kanye West had an awkward moment at his concert Friday night in Sydney, Australia, when he insisted that everyone in the audience stand up, including two handicapped people in wheelchairs. A YouTube video of the incident shows the 37-year-old rapper ordering everyone in the audience to stand up for the next song.

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18 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Australia probes 'threats' against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to "high". Patients and hospital staff were evacuated from parts of Prince of Wales Private Hospital, while police also went to Royal Prince Alfred hospital, Longueville Private hospital and Royal North Shore hospital, media reported.

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19 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Qld dog stabbed for disobedience

THE 65-year-old Cairns resident faces up to seven years jail for allegedly stabbing his labrador Tangles with a small kitchen knife on Saturday night. "His story was that the dog was being disobedient and we believe that alcohol was involved," Senior Constable Heidi Marek told AAP.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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RESEND: Infratil shares gain on Australian energy sale

Infratil shares rose to the highest in more than six years on the prospect of a capital return after the A$605 million sale of its Australian energy operations, which will generate a $44 million fee for manager HRL Morrison and Co. The Wellington-based company sold Lumo Energy and Direct Connect Australia after reviewing its ownership of the assets in May, and the deal is expected to complete at the end of this month, Infratil said in a statement late on Friday.

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Daily Mail

Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested...

Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested after man found dead in his apartment surrounded by drugs after spending the night with three women The death of an Australian mining executive who was found dead in his apartment in Peru surrounded by drugs is now the subject of a murder investigation. Jeff Hunter's body was discovered in the luxury unit he rented in Miraflores, Lima, with a plastic bag on his head, after he had spent the night with three women.

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The New Zealand Herald

South Australia: Filling up in ocean's pantry

High praise indeed. The waitress was describing the banana pancakes on the menu at Sarins in the Port Lincoln Hotel.

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The Republic

Competitor dies during Ironman event in Australia

Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man from Victoria state suffered a suspected heart attack during the 1.9-kilometer swim leg in the Pacific Ocean surf off Mooloolaba.

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Merimbula News Weekly

Bega Roosters give Narooma Devils hell: Photos

However, a strong series of tackles by the Devils fell apart as Marty Scott-Thomas intercepted a cut-out pass and ran a solo 80-metre effort to put the Roosters well ahead. With the first half dwindling down, it was the head-geared captain-coach Ryan Apps , making a big break through the Narooma line to score under the posts right on the siren.

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Yahoo!

Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS campaign

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists. Abbott's announcement comes two days after Canberra lifted its terror alert level to "high" on growing concern about Australian jihadists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

ABC News

Homeless Australians expected to live until just 46

ELIZABETH JACKSON: A snapshot of Australia's homeless has revealed an alarming statistic. According to Homelessness Australia, the average life expectancy of Australians who live on the street is just 46 years.

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Vibe

Watch: Kanye West Pauses During Australia Show To Demand That Fans Stand

During a Melbourne, Australia stop on his Yeezus tour, Kanye West refused to continue with his performance of "Good Life" until everyone in the crowd was on their feet - except of course, for those who were unable to be. "I can't do this song if there's anybody in here sitting down," he said.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Top tucker served Down Under

"How about we cook a kangaroo tail for afternoon tea, Pete?" suggests my charismatic aboriginal host Neville, as I cast a fishing rod into the river and keep an eye out for crocodiles. It seems a strange choice for a pastime usually associated with sandwiches and cakes, but having developed a taste for 'roo burger' on a previous trip Down Under, this is one bush tucker trial I won't be turning down.

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The Age

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to come to Australia

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to travel to Australia to see his twin sister Pipah, saying she cannot break her bond with the girl she carried in her womb. "Every day I look at Gammy and see Pipah in his eyes," says 21-year-old Pattharamon Janbua, who agreed last year to be a surrogate mother.

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Science Daily

No innocent bystander: Cartilage contributes to arthritis

Cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodeling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an 'innocent bystander' as previously thought, researchers report. Dr Tommy Liu and colleagues have discovered cartilage plays an active role in rheumatoid arthritis and is not an 'innocent bystander' as previously thought.

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