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2 hrs ago | Hawkesbury Gazette

Windsor bridge's 140th birthday celebrations

Windsor bridge celebrates its 140th birthday this week. Historian Jan Barkley-Jack recalls what led townsfolk to petition for a river crossing in the years 1864-1874 CANOES had been the original means of crossing the Hawkesbury River at this point, by both the indigenous peoples and early settlers, and then rowing boats and punts.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood

3 hrs ago | Hawkesbury Gazette

Hawkesbury raise funds for cancer

Volunteers across the Hawkesbury will take part in one of the largest national fundraising events this Friday, August 22, as part of the Cancer Council's annual Daffodil Day.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Spiders get bigger when they live in the city, study finds

Golden orb-weaving spiders do better in cities, according to a study that looked at urbanization's effect on the species in Sydney, Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

7 hrs ago | Barrow County News

Grant, Patterson to wed

Jake and Marisa Grant, of Statham, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jonathan "Andrew" Grant, to Elise Bernadette Patterson, daughter of Dave Patterson of Sydney, Australia.

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Related Topix: Barrow County, GA, Statham, GA, Australia, World News, Clarke County, GA, Athens, GA, Comer, GA, Madison County, GA, United States Naval Academy

8 hrs ago | Newsday

Spiders 'do better' in cities

Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas of Australia grow larger and are better able to reproduce than rural dwellers, a new study has shown.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Entomology, Science

8 hrs ago | Wired

Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster

Something about city life appears to be causing spiders to grow larger than their rural counterparts.

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10 hrs ago | Switched

SeaWorld Drops Appeal Of OSHA Citation Issued After Trainer's Death

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Greenland, Arctic Region, Australia,

12 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Lizards Help Us Find Out Which Came First: The Baby Or The Egg?

Have you ever wondered why we give birth to live young rather than lay eggs? Scientists have pondered this for a long time and answers have come from an unlikely source: some of Australia's lizards and snakes! In research published this month in the American Naturalist , my colleagues and I at the University of Sydney studied reptile pregnancy to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Nutrition, Medicine

14 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Sydney, Melbourne to host fourth Australia-India Youth Dialogue

According to an Australian High Commission release, fifteen young leaders from India will visit Melbourne and Sydney to meet and engage with 15 of the best and brightest young leaders of Australia.

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14 hrs ago | ABC News

Research discovery may be used to suppress destructive Queensland fruit fly population

The Queensland fruit fly costs about $300 million a year in control and lost markets, and Plant Health Australia estimates that over 75 per cent of Australian fruit and vegetable exports are susceptible to fruit fly.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Entomology, Science

15 hrs ago | Daily Mail

A fatal truck crash has resulted in a whole fleet of garbage trucks ...

A fatal crash has resulted in whole fleet of garbage trucks taken off the road for safety checks leaving rubbish bins uncollected all around the country Tens of thousands of homes across Australia are not getting their rubbish collected after the country's largest waste management firm has grounded its entire fleet.

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20 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Billiton spins off SA assets into NewCo

The Hillside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay will be one of the assets in a new metal and mining company, which is being set up by BHP Billiton as a repository for some of its smaller-scale operations prior to spinning the company off.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Australia, Oceania,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

SFGate

NFL to musicians: Pay to play Super Bowl halftime

JUNE 19: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs live for fans at Enmore Theatre on June 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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Related Topix: Dance, Coldplay, Pop/Rock, Australia, World News, Entertainment

Slate Magazine

In Australia, Businesses Get to Vote

In the United States, if the idea of letting corporations vote in elections gets talked about at all, it's usually as the absurd logical end point of treating companies like people.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Grub Street

Cafe Owner Told Job Applicant 'Coffee Culture Is More About White People'

Nilson Dos Santos, who is black and a Brazilian-born resident of Sydney, Australia, interviewed for a barista job at the inner-city cafA© Forbes and Burton , but was apparently turned away because of his race.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Australia, World News,

PR-inside.com

High There premieres Monday Aug 25 at the Action on Film Festival

The film, co-directed by veteran cinematographer Henry Goren, documents the pair's trip to the island of Hawaii in an attempt to film a reality television series focusing on the world's marijuana meccas pilot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Monrovia, CA, Australia, World News,

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Music Review | Rock icons Kiss and Def Leppard invade the Target Center

Last night's KISS and Def Leppard show at the Target Center was, on paper, a little slice of rock-and-roll heaven for the "clap your hands, pump your fist" crowd.

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Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Def Leppard, Australia, World News, Dance, Inxs

Daily Times

Australia, Indonesia agree to bury spy row : August 19, 2014,

SYDNEY Australia and Indonesia have agreed a pact to put a damaging spy row behind them, paving the way for the resumption of full defence cooperation, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday.

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

Big News Network.com

Australia Offers to Resettle Thousands of Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Papua New Guinea, Oceania

Mon Aug 18, 2014

West Australian

Perth in top ten most liveable cities

Perth has been named the ninth most liveable city in the world, but only rates as the fourth most liveable city in Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Austria, Canada, North America

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