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31 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention center

Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Asia, India, Papua New Guinea

4 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Shorten sees red over Hockey 'chill pill'

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey's call for everyone to take a "chill pill" over the budget has brought a heated response from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

8 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

MH17: 70 experts search Ukraine crash site

The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts scoured the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Air Accidents, Autos

11 hrs ago | Southland Times

Niwa: Sweet spring expected

Springing ahead: Taranaki's Hudson Simons, 22 months, checks out the daffodils already growing at the bottom of Marsland Hill in New Plymouth.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Weather

12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Crew too drunk for flight

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for days in Hawaii are "gobsmacked" at revelations crew were out drinking, making them unfit for duty if the plane had been made airworthy.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand, New Zealand, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767

13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Indiana teen pilot, dad raise $1 million for charity despite deadly crash

A California entrepreneur is helping salvage the dream of a father and son from Indiana who died trying to pilot a plane around the world in a record-breaking quest for charity.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, American Samoa, World News

16 hrs ago | The Age

'I think the baby will not make it'

Hundreds of Australian families travel to Thailand each year to achieve their dreams of having children.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Thailand Travel

20 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Sue mum and dad pirates, Malcolm Turnbull tells film studios

Film studios and other content creators should sue "mums and dads and students" who download pirated content online, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

23 hrs ago | Evening Times

Games weightlifter goes on trial accused of sex attack in supermarket toilet

Papua New Guinea athlete Toua Udia was arrested following a report of an incident at a Tesco supermarket near the Athletes' Village in Glasgow on Monday July 21. The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to a charge under the Sexual Offences Act at Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this week and is set to go on trial today.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo gestures during a news conference on world trade in 2013 and prospect for 2014 in Geneva April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Australia, World News

Washington Times

Bill Clinton audio surfaces from Sept. 10, 2001: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

While speaking to an audience in Melbourne, Australia, on September 10, 2001 former President Bill Clinton allegedly said that he passed up an opportunity to kill terrorist and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden while in office.

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Related Topix: Osama bin Laden, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Australia, World News, Terrorism

Yahoo!

Building approvals 'passed their peak'

Australia can't pin all its hopes on the housing sector to drive the economic recovery, as building approvals appear to have passed their peak.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Telecom TV fuels channel battle

New Zealanders now have more television viewing options at lower prices, as internet TV services start and existing platforms react to protect their territory.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Stuff.co.nz

Manslaughter verdict shocks

The parents of a teenager killed in Oamaru four years ago are dumbfounded and outraged over a High Court verdict that found their son's killer guilty of manslaughter, not murder.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News,

NEWS.com.au

SA man charged over 40-year NSW rape, murder case

PRISON officers will put the state's jails into lockdown if plans to reintroduce a dedicated dog squad within Correctional Services proceed.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Yahoo!

Child detention slammed at inquiry

Children of asylum seekers have been sent to offshore detention as a deterrent strategy and have been deprived of medication, mental health care and adequate clothing, an inquiry has heard.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

Chorus is in the Court of Appeal challenging a High Court decision that upheld a Commerce Commission price regulation for broadband delivered over the copper wire network.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Stop boats to stop child detention: PM

THE only way to avoid having children in detention is to stop asylum seeker boats trying to reach Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Southland Times

Aussie model's naked message

NAKED MESSAGE: While we're used to seeing Robyn Lawley posing in swimwear and lingerie, her nude selfie protest is a whole different ballgame.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The Age

MH17: Russia wants new UN resolution before investigators are allowed to access crash site

Paul McGeough reports from Shakhtersk in eastern war-ravaged Ukraine, where fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels have blocked international access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Australia, Vladimir Putin,

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