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Santos hikes dividend as gas price rises

The pain of rising gas prices for Australia's east coast consumers has been Santos shareholders' gain in the form of a 33 per cent dividend hike.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Age

Google Wallet not coming to Australia

"My job is to really look and say, 'what are the big problems or opportunities to solve in Australia?' and there are much more exciting things on my plate."

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Sydney Morning Herald

'The trucks are s--t, I don't want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.

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The New Zealand Herald

Key hits out at 'stealing of election'

Prime Minister John Key yesterday hit back hard over the Dirty Politics allegations against him and his Government, warning that a hacker and the political left were "trying to take an election off New Zealanders".

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, New Zealand, World News

NEWS.com.au

It's time to fire up, Australia

COMMENT: A national whinge feast won't fix the budget or fire up growth; there's only one way to do that ... unleash your inner mongrel.

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The Age

Barati accused tried to fake death

One of the men charged over the death of asylum seeker Reza Barati tried to fake his own death to evade capture, Papua New Guinea police will allege.

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The New Zealand Herald

Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Migration boom hits 11-year high

New Zealand's annual migration extended its decade highs in July, with the inflow continuing to surpass Treasury and Reserve Bank expectations.

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The New Zealand Herald

Sonny Bill a shoe-in for nice guy award

Sonny Bill Williams' training session in Apia ended with the league star giving his shoes and socks to Toe Evile.

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The Age

Asia-born residents out-live native Australians, data shows

Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.

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The Age

PNG quiet over expat lead on Manus murder

The Australian Federal Police say they've received no request from their Papua New Guinean counterparts to trace or interview expatriate suspects in the murder of Iranian asylum-seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island.

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The New Zealand Herald

Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data

A survey has found that one in every 20 public servants has seen a colleague inappropriately accessing or misusing a client's personal information in the past year.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster than National.

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BBC News

Arrests over PNG asylum-seeker death

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two men with the murder of a man seeking asylum in Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.

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Daily Times

Melbourne found most - liveable city'; Damascus comes last

LONDON: Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Here's a thought - escape Australia

Time to get away for good?: A new book could send us all scurrying to the airport.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Busted ... by a soldier's mum

Topless barmaids photographed entertaining soldiers at a government recreation club.

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Yahoo!

PNG police arrest two over Barati killing

Papua New Guinea police have charged two men over the murder of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island and are looking for three more suspects.

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NEWS.com.au

Suitcase murder cops deny sex assault

POLICE and the lawyer in Bali overseeing the suitcase murder case have denied claims that the daughter of the murdered woman has been sexually assaulted while in custody.

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ABC News

Baby 'wasn't moving' when murder accused Mervyn Bell entered WA...

A man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 10-month-old baby boy burst into a roadhouse in Western Australia's north with the baby, who was not moving, in his arms, a Perth court hears.

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