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57 min ago | Hallam FM

Top Weightlifter Faces Sexual Assault Trial

Papua New Guinea's Toua Udia, 26, was arrested after the alleged assault last Monday at a Tesco near the Athletes' Village in Glasgow.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

1 hr ago | The Republic

Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge

A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.

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Related Topix: World News, Papua New Guinea, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Europe, United Kingdom

3 hrs ago | Suria

Pacific summit to urge action on climate...

Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations.

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Related Topix: Palau, World News, Tommy Remengesau, Global Warming, Marshall Islands

6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Koala clings to car for 88km

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive on Monday after surviving a terrifying 88km ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

10 hrs ago | The Age

$300b 'carbon bomb' approved

The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy, but which environmental groups say will contribute to a "carbon bomb" and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Coast Guard suspends search for Indiana father after plane crash

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an Indiana man who went missing after he and his teenage son crashed their single-engine plane near Pago Pago Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, World Records, American Samoa, World News

Naracoorte Herald

Commonwealth Games 2014: Jess Trengove, our bronze beauty

NARACOORTE has its own Commonwealth Games medallist after Jess Trengove finished third in the women's marathon on Sunday night.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi killed in gunfight

A young soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip was born in New Zealand - and his family had planned to return here before he and his sister reached the age of military conscription in Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, New Zealand,

Southland Times

Drone death of concern: Locke

Former Green MP Keith Locke is urging New Zealanders to demand information about the Kiwi killed in a drone strike overseas last year.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Terrorism

The Hartford Courant

MH17 Crash

More than a week after a missile destroyed a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 over eastern Ukraine, the crash site in territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists remains unsecured.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, New Milford, CT

Southland Times

Getting a fair deal for consumers

COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED: Commerce Commission chair Mark Berry gives every impression of enjoying the hefty weight of his work.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Yahoo!

Asylum seekers yet to land at Curtin

The group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea for weeks on a Customs ship are yet to arrive on the Australian mainland, refugee advocates say.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WHAS11

Memorial service scheduled to honor crash victims

A memorial service at sea will be held for a 17-year-old pilot from Indiana and his father, whose plane crashed during an around-the-world flight attempt.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, American Samoa, World News, Louisville, KY

Sydney Morning Herald

Conman plays catch me if you can

A cocky New South Wales radio DJ-turned-conman has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out of pocket.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Small Business, Personal Finance,

The Age

Abbott's Ukraine mission 'nuts'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the media on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Netherlands,

NEWS.com.au

By-election tsunami flushes out political debris

THE parents of Fatima Dyczynski completed their pilgrimage of pain to the MH17 crash site last night, laying flowers atop plane debris.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Canada

Business Journal

Could new Tahiti resort create a Waikiki in French Polynesia?

The architect used several local contractors on the project, including Joseph Toy , president and CEO of Hospitality Advisors LLC. He assisted and provided advisory services on market and economic analyses.

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Related Topix: French Polynesia, World News,

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwis would pay to protect NZ's dolphins

New Zealanders want Maui's and Hector's dolphins protected, and are prepared to pay for it, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops amid Ukraine deadly fighting

Dutch and Australian authorities put their troops on standby for deployment to secure the rebel-held crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 in east Ukraine, where fighting between the army and separatists Friday claimed over a dozen more lives.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Australia

Hindustan Times

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to mainland govt source

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, a government source told Reuters on Friday, in a setback for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's tough refugee policies.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea

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