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3 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, the Ministry of Health's director of public health says.

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4 hrs ago | The Age

Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett says young people biased against indigenous Australians

One in five young Australians would move if a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent sat next to them, a survey has found.

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4 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

In this Aug. 6, 1945 file photo, the "Enola Gay" Boeing B-29 Superfortress lands at Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands after the U.S. atomic bombing mission against the Japanese city of Hiroshima ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Dekalb County, GA, Stone Mountain, GA

5 hrs ago | The Age

Stereosonic 2014 announces stunning line-up

Electronic dance music festival Stereosonic - which leaves you in no doubt about its musical leanings with stages named "FULL ON" and "HARD" - has announced a big-name line-up for its travelling two-day doof-extravaganza in November and December.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Australia, World News

9 hrs ago | The Age

MH17 and Vladimir Putin: what can Australia do?

The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinkmanship of Russia and the West.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Vladimir Putin, Asia Travel, Hong Kong, China Travel, China Travel

13 hrs ago | The Age

US remake of The Slap signs two names

Despite having been in development for two years, the United States remake of the critically exalted Australian drama has signed two major stars as its leads: actors Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker, Celebrities, Weeds, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television

18 hrs ago | ABC News

AFP poised with warrants for Australian jihadis arrest

The ABC's '7.30' program has discovered that the AFP have issued warrants for the arrest of Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar.

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22 hrs ago | Cooma-Monaro Express

Damaging winds for southern NSW

A Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for people in the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Tribune

Funeral for C. Indiana teen pilot set for Thursday

Funeral services have been scheduled for a central Indiana teenager teen who died when the plane he was piloting crashed over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of American Samoa.

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Reuters

Australian PM Abbott's tough stance on MH17 paying off: poll

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike in popularity.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi group joins Americans in building $140m Fiji resort

Four New Zealand businessmen have joined Americans to develop Vunabaka, a new $140 million Fiji resort, where the first stage of construction is nearly finished.

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The New Zealand Herald

Takeover fever strikes NZX

The takeover bids launched for two NZX-listed firms yesterday could signal a new phase of heightened acquisition activity on the local sharemarket as companies take advantage of relatively low interest rates to fund business purchases and increase revenue, say analysts.

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BBC News

Games athlete on sex attack charge

A weightlifter competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is due to appear in court charged with sexually assaulting a man.

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Hallam FM

Top Weightlifter Faces Sexual Assault Trial

Papua New Guinea's Toua Udia, 26, was arrested after the alleged assault last Monday at a Tesco near the Athletes' Village in Glasgow.

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The Republic

Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge

A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.

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Related Topix: World News, Papua New Guinea, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Europe, United Kingdom

Suria

Pacific summit to urge action on climate...

Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations.

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Related Topix: Palau, World News, Tommy Remengesau, Global Warming, Marshall Islands

Iol.co.za

Koala clings to car for 88km

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive on Monday after surviving a terrifying 88km ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.

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The Age

$300b 'carbon bomb' approved

The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy, but which environmental groups say will contribute to a "carbon bomb" and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Coast Guard suspends search for Indiana father after plane crash

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an Indiana man who went missing after he and his teenage son crashed their single-engine plane near Pago Pago Tuesday night.

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Naracoorte Herald

Commonwealth Games 2014: Jess Trengove, our bronze beauty

NARACOORTE has its own Commonwealth Games medallist after Jess Trengove finished third in the women's marathon on Sunday night.

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