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2 hrs ago | The Age

Dealing with age

Whether driven by idealism, necessity or greed, an increasing number of elderly Australians are supplementing their pensions with a spot of drug distribution.

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6 hrs ago | McGill Reporter

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Arecibo, Puerto Rico Travel, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Travel, Caribbean Travel, Astronomy, Science, Australia,

10 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

2 Taiwanese women charged with visa fraud

As Guam continues to seek expansion of the federal visa waiver program for tourism, a new federal indictment alleges that two Taiwanese women abused the program to work here as bar girls.

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Related Topix: Guam Travel, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Northern Mariana Islands Travel

11 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Israeli NGO quits BDS case against Sydney academic

An Israeli legal group abandoned its racial discrimination case against an academic in Sydney over his support for the boycott of Israel.

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11 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

'Bamboo ceiling' hampering Asians in Australia

A "bamboo ceiling" exists in Australia for Asians entering positions of power in business, education and politics, the country's race discrimination commissioner has suggested.

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12 hrs ago | The Age

Carbon tax repeal chaos: where it all went wrong

Labor's price on carbon remains despite Tony Abbott's vow to kill it off in the first week of the new Senate.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Narooma News

Angelina Jolie 'Unbroken' film trailer released : Video

Unbroken , the Angelina Jolie movie, partly filmed on Moreton Bay and which includes scenes of Wallaga Lake, will premiere in Australia on January 8, 2015.

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The Age

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop in her office at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

Intelligence agencies in Australia will receive an unexpected funding boost to counter what they see as a growing risk of terrorist attacks emanating from the Middle East.

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The New Zealand Herald

Man dies after ice, drink game

A man suffered a heart attack and died after a heavy drinking session during which he had a bucket of ice poured over his head as part of a social media game.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Asylum seeker attempts suicide after being returned to Christmas Island

A woman who is in hospital on Christmas Island after attempting suicide was returned to the offshore detention centre against the advice of mental health professionals after being transferred for treatment in Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Medicine, Psychiatry

Stuff.co.nz

MacGyver headed for Auckland

He could probably engineer a boat from a piece of string and a tin can if he really wanted, but MacGyver has chosen to fly into New Zealand in October.

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Related Topix: MacGyver, Action Movies, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, New Zealand, World News, Celebrities, Richard Dean Anderson

Timaru Herald

'Under paid' fishermen seek $6.6m

Poorly paid crews aboard three South Korean fishing boats working New Zealand waters for below the minimum wage are to go to the Employment Court claiming $6.6 million.

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The Age

President Xi Jinping meets John Howard as diplomatic tensions rise

Former Australian prime minister John Howard meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Winds hammer upper North Island

And in Auckland more than 2900 homes were still without power at 7pm, and the number continued to fall as crews worked.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

West Australian

Foreign property buyers fall away

The latest NAB residential property index found while house price growth eased between April and June, so did interest from overseas buyers.

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The Age

Carbon debate won't die with Senate vote

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be hoping Thursday's pending repeal of the carbon tax will leave the issue "dead, buried and cremated", much like a previous contested policy, WorkChoices.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Australia, World News, Meteorology, Science

The New Zealand Herald

Laila Harre's links with Hollywood revealed

From left: Mr Brian Norman, of New South Wales, Miss Gwen Munro, of Victoria, Miss Joyce Nielson, of Wellington and Mr Colin Tapley of Dunedin.

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Yahoo!

Arthur Phillip stone unveiled at abbey

The Duke of Edinburgh laid a wreath at the stone during an hour-long dedication service on Wednesday that was also attended by NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir.

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Southland Times

World's steepest taxis

Christchurch taxis have topped the list as the most expensive in the world when it comes to trips from the airport to the city, according to new research.

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Iol.co.za

Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide'

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.

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