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3 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, University of Minnesota, Australia

7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing - savings lobby

New Zealand's tax system heavily penalises KiwiSaver while offering massive tax breaks to property investors and needs to change, says savings lobbyist the Financial Services Council.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Personal Finance, Retirement

11 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

William hails Australian mountains

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on a Royal Australian Air Force aircraft during the tenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia The stunning views from one of Australia's most visited beauty spots left the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge declaring they will return some ... (more)

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Robot sub makes first complete search for 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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Related Topix: US Navy, US News, US Military, Science / Technology, Robots, Australia, World News, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Asia Travel, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

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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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, ABBA, Australia, World News, Life, Holidays, Christmas, 9

NEWS.com.au

Aussie 'terror foot soldiers' killed

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell resigns over a bottle of wine. No surprises the internet reacts - and we've hand picked the funniest.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, New Zealand, Terrorism

KFYR-AM Bismarck

PHOTO: Lorde covers 'Teen Vogue'

It's "The Lorde Revolution," reads the May cover story of Teen Vogue , squaring the 17-year-old in red plaid, doused in innocence and mystery.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lorde, New Zealand, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Flight MH370: Meet the man leading the hunt

Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Australia, World News

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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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Australia, World News,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC News

New Zealand, Australian Men Killed in Yemen Strike

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday that a New Zealand man and an Australian man with links to terrorism were killed in November during a drone strike in Yemen.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Terrorism

The Wichita Eagle

New Zealander killed in Yemen anti-terror strike

Stephen Parker, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, confirmed the man was a joint citizen of New Zealand and Australia.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Terrorism, Wichita, KS

The New Zealand Herald

Paul Moon: Pre-election anti-Asian sentiment taints us all

New Zealand has a long and ignominious history of suspicion and hostility towards people of Asian descent which - as recent sneering comments about Chinese property investors reveal - has never quite disappeared.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

The Star Online

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The Age

Royal tour a relaxed family affair

When the Herald reported on the trip to Australia of Prince Charles, Lady Diana and Prince William in April 1983, it was with much the same sentiment that befits the son's visit, 31 years later: ''The main fear here is that the royal couple are going to get loved to death.'

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William, Sydney, Australia Travel, Entertainment

The Age

Rolling Stones announce extra Australian tour dates

Extra tour dates ... Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones will perform two more Australian shows.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Australia, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Yahoo!

Ita destroyed 90 per cent of sugar cane

"It's too early to just make a blanket statement to say industry x needs this and industry y needs that," he told reporters in Cairns on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters,

ABC News

American Samoa Schools Reopen After Pink Eye Woes

Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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Related Topix: American Samoa, World News, Medicine, Conjunctivitis, Health

The New Zealand Herald

Rethink on foreign home-buying

Prime Minister John Key yesterday accepted there may be merit in gathering more data on foreign ownership of New Zealand housing as Opposition parties continued to criticise his Government for failing to prevent overseas buyers bidding up property prices.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

International Business Times

Twin Powerful Quakes Strike Solomon Islands, No Tsunami Threat to U.S., Pacific Regions

Solomon Islands has been struck by twin powerful quakes on Sunday. A 7.6 tremor woke the residents of Solomon's capital Honiara early Sunday.

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Related Topix: World News, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing in the Indian Ocean, as search efforts continue for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Australia, World News,

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