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4 hrs ago |

Australian Joan of Shark: Largest great white shark ever tagged closes beach

The Australian Joan of Shark, which is a name dubbed for this huge great white shark , was spotted a bit too close a popular beach.


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8 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Monitoring anklets under fire after rapist does runner

A rapist, who easily removed his electronic monitoring anklet on Wednesday, was able to go undetected for 45 minutes until police were notified.

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12 hrs ago |

Prince William and Duchess Kate have shear fun at Australian Easter Show

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton visited the Royal Easter Show on Good Friday, which took place at the Sydney Olympic Park.


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Thu Apr 17, 2014


Royals highlight of Easter Show

A security guard collapsed. The smell of Dagwood Dogs wafted across the Royal Easter Show.


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New Westminster Newsleader

Driver pleads guilty in pedestrian's death

A Kelowna man has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from the death of an Australian woman in an Uptown New Westminster crosswalk.


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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Search setback: Oil slick not linked to Flight 370

The quest to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a step backward Thursday when Australian authorities determined that a small oil slick discovered Sunday in the prime search area was not from the missing Boeing 777.


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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in two distinct clusters - one in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - likely involving human-to-human transmission since early last week.


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The Age

ABC wins unprecedented access in landmark Chinese deal

The ABC has won permission from the Chinese government to have Australia Network content made available to the entire Chinese population - the most extensive access given to any Western broadcaster.


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Dengue outbreak at Australian refugee centre sparks concerns

A woman reads a newspaper containing an advertisement publicising the Australian government's new policy on asylum seekers arriving by boat, in Sydney, Australia, August 2, 2013.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Stocks to watch on Thursday

Shares in Australian Pharmaceutical Industries have been suspended from trade while the drugs distributor and pharmacies operator assesses the carrying value of its assets.


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Pasadena Star-News

Steve Smith: AC/DC retirement rumors; Abba turns down reunion offer

Mark Gable, front man for another veteran Australian hard rock group, The Choirboys, and close friend of the Aussie rock stars, told Australia's ABC radio that AC/DC's 61-year-old rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is seriously ill - so much so that he will never perform live again.

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Hillingdon Times

William hails 'confident' Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to cut the 'flower ribbon' when they officially open the Visitor's Centre at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, during their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.


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Science, Industry and Business

NASA's TRMM Satellite Adds Up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian Soaking

After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland.


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Monster shark tagged off Australian coast

MAKE no mistake, Jaws is out there. And we have a picture to prove it. Weighing a whopping 1600kg, this great white's lurking in waters too close for comfort.


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The Washington Post

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


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The Sydney Morning Herald

AC/DC's Malcolm Young so sick unable to perform live: friend Mark Gable

Malcom Young is suspected of being in too poor health to continue with AC/DC .. Younger brother Angus Young, left, is also in the iconic rock group.


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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Townsville 'terror foot soldier' killed

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.


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The Wichita Eagle

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell had told a corruption inquiry on Tuesday that he never received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds' "Grange Hermitage" as a gift from businessman Nick Di Girolamo congratulating him on his 2011 election win.


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WWWM-FM Toledo

John Mayer Covers Beyonce Onstage in Australia

On April 12, John tweeted , "The best thing about Beyonc? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO.


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Australia readies for royal visit

THEY'LL see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Taronga Zoo but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - aka Prince William and Kate - are in for anything but an average tourist experience when they touch down in Sydney on Wednesday.


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