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Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee...

Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said Monday.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Yahoo!

Mentally impaired woman arrested in NT

A mentally impaired Aboriginal woman who was held in a West Australian prison for 21 months has been arrested for the second time since her release.

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Stuff.co.nz

Movies popular but many saving on snacks

American movie box office takings may be plummeting but New Zealanders are still flocking to the flicks, with top 20 takings remaining steady over the last two years.

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Mirror.co.uk

Rolf Harris facing new sex abuse probe over alleged assault in New Zealand

Make-up artist Lee Howden said the disgraced entertainer groped her when he was in Christchurch for a TV show in the 1980s Rolf Harris faces a new sex abuse probe after a New Zealander claimed the pervert assaulted her almost 30 years ago.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ First proposes $300m swap from roads to rail

A $300 million cash swap from roads to railways is at the heart of New Zealand First's transport policy for the election, including restoring the Gisborne-Napier line, and looking at extending the Wellington line to Levin and into Wairarapa.

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The Age

Australian round-the-world sailors relieved to see the finish in Clipper race

After 40,000 nautical miles, almost 11 months, six continents and a few heart-stopping moments, Daniel Ho has finally joined an elite group of round-the-world sailors.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

ABC News

Anybody Home? Pacific Island of Niue Hit by Exodus

It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: "Keep this place clean," it says, "so it stays beautiful."

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Related Topix: American Samoa, World News

Yahoo!

Carbon tax puts senators in spotlight

New Senate crossbenchers will again be centre-stage this week when the government seeks their backing to repeal the carbon tax.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Northern Territory News

Ian's coming out 'will save lives'

With no question off limits, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE explores the private and sometimes troubled world of Ian Thorpe OAM.

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NEWS.com.au

Will Clive kill the economy?

IF you live in the bush you'll die three years younger than if you live in the city because of poor access to healthcare.

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NEWS.com.au

Setback in bid to bring murder suspect to justice

THE children of murder victim Graziella Dailler are seeking a Coronial inquest into her death and want those who break domestic violence intervention orders to be electronically monitored.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

The Age

Rivers of gold: Raids take shine off alleged scam that has cost taxpayers an estimated $200m

When the illicit river of gold was discovered, it was believed to be one of Australia's largest tax fraud operations.

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The Age

Back to basics

Old school: Kevin Donnelly's views have made him a favourite of the Abbott government and its education minister, Christopher Pyne.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Australia, World News

Yahoo!

No place for radical extremists: Bishop

The government will do everything it can to ensure Australians don't become radicalised overseas and bring their extremist views back home, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

National Public Radio

Indicted Russian's Family Say He's Innocent

Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

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Related Topix: Northern Mariana Islands

The New Zealand Herald

Rebecca Barry Hill: Stranger than fiction

The next time there's a horrible news event, whether it's a missing plane, a natural disaster or a murder, you can bet someone is already plotting the fictionalised version.

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The New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

The burden of relief for the uninsured should never again fall on taxpayers, the majority of whom have voluntarily taken out insurance.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, New Zealand, World News, Opinion

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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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Drugs,

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,

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

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