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41 min ago | The Toronto Star

In hiring new Toronto police chief, board may look beyond the usual suspects

The Toronto police board is open to breaking with tradition and hiring a chief from outside, chair Alok Mukherjee indicated while discussing the civilian body's decision not to renew Chief Bill Blair's contract.

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4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb's first anniversary picture released by wife...

Smiling for the camera, Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina chose to mark the first anniversary of their marriage with a gypsy themed party.

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Related Topix: The Bee Gees, Pop/Rock, Wedding, Europe, World News, Isle of Man, Australia,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Pushing buttons gets pedestrians nowhere in downtown Dallas

Of course, city dwellers, tourists and others don't know that. And for those pedestrians, especially around popular spots, pecking at the little buttons is like pushing an already lit elevator switch.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Australia, World News, Houston, TX

ABC News

Internet research by jurors could lead more defendants to choose judge-only trials

ELEANOR HALL: A Perth judge has told a court he was "almost speechless with rage" this week, when he had to abort a trial because a juror obtained information about the case outside the courtroom.

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Related Topix: Prison, Australia, World News

West Australian

Solar power clouds Australia's $10 billion sale of 'poles and wires'

Sun-drenched Australia's growing love of solar power is casting a long shadow over its biggest privatisation in two decades and the second-biggest sale ever of a state asset.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Australia, World News,

Switched

All Joan Rivers Really Wants In Life Is For Famous People To Sit On Her Lap

People say that Rivers takes her jokes way too far , and that she simply stirs up controversy and hurls insults to stay relevant.

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Related Topix: How'd You Get So Rich, Entertainment, Television, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Australia,

ABC News

Child deathrates vary within similar communities: study

A detailed study of Australian baby and infant deaths by region has shown high socio-economic status and distance from hospitals is not always a guarantee of better survival rates.

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Daily Mail

Two brothers who were the rising stars of Aussie boxing who became...

Two brothers who were the rising stars of Aussie boxing who became radicals - one of is wanted for holding severed heads of enemies in Syria and the other is in jail for bashing a police officer They were rising stars in the Australian boxing world, praised for their dedication to the sport and the entertainment they provided in the ring.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Terrorism, Family, Kids

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Times

MH17 crash: Australia focused on crash site, not sanctions: PM

Australia's priority was gaining access to the crash site of downed Flight MH17 in Ukraine, not imposing sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday [SYDNEY] Australia's priority was gaining access to the crash site of downed Flight MH17 in Ukraine, not imposing sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Beatport Stage to Host Stage at Electric Zoo: New York's Electronic Music Festival

Beatport, the principal online destination for electronic music culture, is pleased to announce it will for the first time host a stage at the Electric Zoo Festival, New York City's premier electronic music festival, produced by Made Event.

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Improbable Research

Wilkinson & Huber: The tortoise and the touchscreen

Ig Nobel Prize winners Anna Wilkinson [pictured here, with a tortoise] and Ludwig Huber have now done an experiment with four tortoises and a touchscreen.

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Australia,

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Sydney Jewish board: Newspaper cartoon 'racially vilifies' Jews

The umbrella body of the Jewish community in Sydney threatened to take action against a major newspaper for publishing a cartoon about Gaza that "racially vilifies" Jews.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Israel, Middle East

Diss Today

Memory Lane: Photos from Burston archive

Memory Lane is returning this week to the stash of photos of the Burston area in the possession of Helen Grant of Sydney, Australia.

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Lucianne.com

Government Paying $140,368 to Take10 Students on a - Climate Change Journey'

The National Park Service is spending $140,368 to fly 10 students to Sydney, Australia so they can experience a "climate change journey."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Model D

The glorious potential of cities; or, How eight square blocks can change the world

The Wire and Treme -- delivered an incendiary talk about the alarming rise of American inequality at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia.

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CNN

"Buying a Piece of the Australian Dream" Australia's Earl Reginald Stevenson in Sydney

July 28, 2014 - Sydney, Australia - "In glamorous five star hotels across Singapore every weekend, property investors are lining up to buy a slice of the Australian dream", stated Earl Reginald Stevenson, the super hedge fund billionaire from Alcoveritras Australia.

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Edmonton Journal

Preview: Down-under talent searched out blues in her teens

In a recent phone conversation, singer Anni Piper was psyched for an impending tour of North American that includes Edmonton's Blues on Whyte, this week through Sunday.

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Related Topix: Blues, Australia, World News, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Blues Band

Gizmag

Australian students break 26-year-old electric vehicle speed record

A group of Australian students has set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle A group of students from the University of New South Wales in Australia has set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle.

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, New South Wales, Australia Travel, Australia Travel, World Records, Australia, World News, Sydney, Australia Travel, Gadgets

Trend Hunter Magazine

Bluetooth Baseball Caps - The Snaptrax Baseball Cap Connects With...

The Snaptrax is a Bluetooth-enabled baseball cap -- developed by Sydney, Australia-based entrepreneur Will Miller -- that looks like any regular baseball cap but is anything but.

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Mirror.co.uk

Patient's cousin flew 10,000 to donate a kidney after hearing her life was at risk

A woman suffering from a sore throat ended up having a life-changing operation - thanks to her cousin who flew 10,000 miles to donate a kidney.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Australia, World News

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