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15 hrs ago | The Age

Fears bikies killed over gun theft

The homicide squad is investigating whether a missing Geelong man has been kidnapped and killed by bikies after stealing guns from a prominent gang member.

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19 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Bec McDonald booked to fly on MH17 but changed her flight at last minute

Ms McDonald's stepmother passed away while she was in Europe and Ms McDonald said she felt her stepmother was 'watching over her' An Australian student who was due to fly home on MH17 and changed her booking at the last moment has spoken about her terrifying near-miss.

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Yesterday | Medical News Today

When alcohol is consumed with energy drinks the desire to keep drinking is increased

Public health advocates in recent years have become concerned not with the consumption of energy drinks by youth but also their joint consumption with alcohol by young adults.

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Related Topix: National University, Australia, World News

Yesterday | NEWS.com.au

Last minute The Voice form guide

WE know a popular, long-running Simpsons character is going to be killed off in an upcoming episode.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Age

Melbourne Express: news on the go

A man police believe may have witnessed an alleged indecent assault on a Craigieburn-bound train on April 21 this year.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Blaze

Critical research in marriage equality will create change

The marriage equality research commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, conducted by Crosby/Textor and released last week both records and creates a shift in the marriage equality debate.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Adding alcohol to energy drinks leads to an increased urge to drink

Public health advocates in recent years have become concerned not with the consumption of energy drinks by youth but also their joint consumption with alcohol by young adults.

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Warrnambool Standard

Greens push Deakin-city rail line bike path

A BIKE trail along the Warrnambool railway line to Deakin University and extending the Twelve Apostles bike trail are among the local projects the Victorian Greens are campaigning for in the lead up to November's state election.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Courier

FitzGerald reflects on Maxwell's career as the Magpie announces his retirement

NORTH Ballarat coach Gerard FitzGerald remembers like it was yesterday the day he sat down with Nick Maxwell at his Ocean Grove home before the 2002 VFL season.

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ABC News

Watermark technology from Deakin University touted as key to stopping illegal downloads

While music fans flocked to Geelong, near Melbourne, today for a glimpse of pop queen Kylie Minogue, across town local researchers were launching a new watermarking technology that they believe will help stop illegal downloads.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Age

Most gay athletes face discrimination

Eighty-five per cent of gay athletes have experienced or witnessed homophobic abuse, according to a groundbreaking new study that reveals widespread discrimination is forcing people out of Australian sport.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Age

Hird should not return this season: Watson

With just a fortnight until James Hird returns to Australia, Essendon great Tim Watson has declared the suspended coach should not be involved at the club until the Bombers' 2014 campaign is over.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Wimmera Mail-Times

Jordyn Burke captains Vic Country 2 to victory

HORSHAM'S Jordyn Burke captained Vic Country 2 to victory in its representative match against the Victorian Amateur Football Assocation in Geelong on Saturday.

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Warrnambool Standard

Tourists pump billions into south-west economy

TOURISM is officially a billion-dollar-plus industry for south-west Victoria, with new figures showing domestic visitors alone spent an estimated $1.6 billion during the 12 months to the end of March.

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The Age

Taylor apologises over 'big poofter' remark

You couldn't escape the irony on Saturday night that one of Australia's greatest sporting heroes, Ian Thorpe, had publicly revealed his homosexuality coinciding with an AFL commentator deriding a player as "a big poofter".

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Ferrets next step in Ebola fight

Scientists at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong are playing their part in a global effort to tame the highly infectious Ebola virus wreaking havoc in west Africa.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

HarnessLink.com

Phil Monty remains unbeaten in Australia

Washdyke horseman Jesse Wederell has sold all of Garibaldi and the majority of Phil Monty, but that doesn't stop him from smiling every time one of his 'two boys' cross the line in first place.

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The Age

Expanded Hastings to clog roads

A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city's roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of imports and exports, an independent report says.

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NEWS.com.au

Taylor hasn't lost his religion

CHART topper Taylor Henderson discusses his fans, his faith, and the controversial church he was forced to leave at the age of 16. THEIR world-conquering debut single Wannabe turns 18 this week.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Blaze

Geelong Council votes to support marriage equality

Geelong City Council has come out in favour of marriage equality. The council has voted to support efforts to achieve marriage equality and will write to federal MP Sarah Henderson urging her to vote for the reform.

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