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UPDATE: POLICE say it may be another day before they can find out whether anyone died in a huge factory fire in central Victoria.
A New Zealander who arrived back in the country this week from Liberia - where an Ebola outbreak has killed almost 600 people - says he is shocked there was no testing as he passed through New Zealand Customs.
The New Zealand performer has two shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is handing out flyers to promote them.
Long distances hold no fear for me. As a young 'un , it was nothing to get in the trusty Holden HK panel van and drive from Port Hedland to Perth some 1600Kms away.
Troops disregarded a command to ban topless barmaids from a government military recreation club adjoining Australia's main special forces base in Perth, the Defence Department has admitted.
Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Police have issued a warning about a new party drug known as "Blue Batman" that has been linked to the death of a Sydney teenager.
"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."
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.
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".
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.
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.
New Zealand's annual migration extended its decade highs in July, with the inflow continuing to surpass Treasury and Reserve Bank expectations.
Sonny Bill Williams' training session in Apia ended with the league star giving his shoes and socks to Toe Evile.
Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 03:17 am
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