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1 hr ago | 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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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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8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Medicine, World News,

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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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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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.


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.


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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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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CBS Local

Willmar Man Loses 2 Relatives In Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Minnesota family is mourning relatives who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.


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Iraq suicide bomber was Australian

An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said on Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a "disturbing development".


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Australian PM hits out at 'shambolic' MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Monday hit out at the "shambolic" situation at the MH17 crash site as he demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin back up assurances with action.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Vladimir Putin

Sun Jul 20, 2014

DefenceTalk News

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China 's military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Us Marines, US Military, US Marine Corps

Sydney Morning Herald

Young family loved settling in Australia

Friends remember: Shaliza Dewa, Johannes van den Hende and their children Piers, Marnix and Margaux, who were all killed on flight MH17.


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The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Medicine, Infectious Diseases