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News on Oceania continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

PNG ash cloud threatens flights

TWO women allegedly drank alcohol in the plane's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and fought, forcing the jet to turn back under a military escort.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News, Australia, Travel

7 hrs ago | BeverageDaily

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Australia's wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer's emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

11 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Often-testy neighbors Indonesia and Australia signed a new security agreement on Thursday to mend a relationship badly damaged by allegations last year that Australia was listening to the telephone conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

15 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Housing bubble: 'three shaky pillars'

The median house price to income of Sydney is nine times, compared to 6.2 times in New York and 3.2 times in London.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

20 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Leaders' debate: Dirty Politics drowned out

Prime Minister John Key, right, and Labour Leader David Cunliffe go head to head at the TVNZ leader's debate.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Helen Clark

21 hrs ago | ZDNet

Uber launches on Gold Coast despite ban

The Thursday launch of Uber on Queensland's Gold Coast came in spite of a state government-issued cease-and-desist order in May, which said that the service's Brisbane operations were in breach of transport regulations.

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Related Topix: Australia

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WRAL.com

Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call from Malaysia Airlines to Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected."

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

The New Zealand Herald

People-trafficking charges laid in NZ for first time

Two men arrested in the Motueka area this morning appeared in Nelson District Court where they were remanded on bail until September 4. The men were charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for allegedly arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign to blogging, burning, swearing and smearing, not much of it affects us directly.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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Related Topix: American Samoa, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals

National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's trade policies will be scuppered by any potential coalition partners.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, New Zealand, World News

Warrnambool Standard

Union demands release of report into offshore rig deaths

Drilling rig the Stena Clyde, where two men died in a workplace accident in 2012 off the coast of Warrnambool.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, United Kingdom, Grampian County, Scotland

The Drinks Business

Drop in Western Australian exports to China

The Western Australian wine industry is being forced to reassess the extent of its reliance on China after seeing a sharp fall in sales and volume.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Yahoo!

Bishop promises closer ties with Indonesia

The Abbott government is promising a long-awaited code of conduct with Indonesia will lead to unprecedented intelligence sharing between Indonesia and Australia.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Tue Aug 26, 2014

West Australian

BC Iron overcomes lower iron ore price

Pilbara iron ore miner BC Iron's annual profit has grown by 51 per cent despite falling iron ore prices.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Illawarra Mercury

We have no idea how the other half lives

When politicians say things such as that the poor don't buy petrol, it's easy to accuse them of being "out of touch".

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up for water fluoridation from John Key's chief science adviser was always going to lose out to an expose on the past antics of Mr Key's dirty tricks team.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Opinion

CNews

Emergency landing: Passenger seizes controls

An Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the aircraft's charter company said.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Flying, Life, Hobbies,

Stuff.co.nz

Much-loved paraplegic fire victim farewelled

Completing a marathon and hitch-hiking across a foreign country is not for the faint-hearted - Wanaka man Bruce Cochran did it in a wheelchair.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

Dominion Post

Kiwi accused of biting officer arrested at airport

A New Zealander has been detained in Taiwan, accused of biting a policeman and then trying to flee the country in disguise using an Australian passport.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Taiwan,

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