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2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

The 10 best toilets in the world to spend a penny

It beats Ryanair! World's fastest private jet is available to charter in Europe for the first time - at 99k for a flight from London to Dubai Nile Rodgers, Robin Thicke and Snoop Dogg line up to perform at Ibiza's newest and biggest luxury hotel this summer World's first allergy-free airline to offer speciality menu and even avoid air fresheners ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

Aviation body advises CAL: Drop London route

The CAPA Centre for Aviation has advised Caribbean Airlines to drop its London route and code share with British Airways "to improve its fortunes."

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11 hrs ago | Reuters

RPT-UPDATE 1-Transurban in $6.6 bln deal to buy Queensland Motorways

A consortium led by Transurban Group, Australia's biggest toll road owner, has won a bid to buy toll firm Queensland Motorways Ltd for $6.6 billion in its first foray into the country's third most populous state.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Paramatta Sun

Western Sydney writers share their places in the heart

Felicity Castagna and Michael Mohammed Ahmad are among the five authors who will lead a discussion about the newest literary heartland - western Sydney - at the Sydney Writers Festival Parramatta event The Centre of Sydney .

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Health.com

Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments.

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Scientific American

Bionic Ears Boosted by Gene Therapy and Regrown Nerves

The performance of cochlear implants has been improved with the use of gene therapy, suggesting a new avenue for developing better hearing aids A computer-tomography scan shows a deaf guinea pig's skull and cochlear implant.

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Medical Daily

New Cochlear Implant Injects DNA Directly Into Ear To Improve Hearing

A new cochlear implant improves the auditory experience by stimulating growth of neurons in the inner ear important to hearing.

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Newsday

'Bard-breaking record' at 37,000ft

A theatre company is hoping to have set a new world record by performing an abridged version of Shakespeare's works at more than 37,000ft .

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Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Fitzsimons: Larkin should be honoured

Six weeks ago, at Allan Border Oval, your humble correspondent spoke briefly at the launch of an initiative of the NSW Government, called United We Stand, which encourages sporting clubs, as a part of the coming Centenary Commemorations for the Great War, to research and honour those of their former players who served.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Indian student granted asylum in Australia over fear of gay persecution

Sydney: A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status in Australia.

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NEWS.com.au

Keighran: support ill soldiers

Watch clips from an intense three-hour battle in which VC recipient Daniel Keighran drew enemy fire to help injured soldiers.

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New Scientist

Protein that shrinks depressed brains identified

Post-mortem analysis of brain tissue has shown that the dendrites that relay messages between neurons are more shrivelled in people with severe depression than in people without the condition.

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I-Newswire.com

Australian Government's Frustration on RBA Stance 'risks Central...

Economists do not think this is a blow to the RBA's independence but they do not welcome the government taking a position on monetary policy because it could wrongly lead to a perception the RBA can be politically influenced.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya: Wanted in M'sia: a rational water plan

The present method of dealing with the ongoing water crisis is literally in drips and drabs.

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ABC News

Oakajee mystery financier revealed as former hair treatment clinic owner

A Sydney entrepreneur and former operator of a hair treatment clinic chain has emerged as a backer for a deal worth almost $6.5 billion to develop an iron ore port in Western Australia's Mid West.

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NBC Chicago

17 Things That Will Happen Before Chicago Schools Get Air Conditioning in 2019

APRIL 13: An air-conditioning unit is tested in a revoloutionary and environmentally-friendly housing estate April 13, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

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ComputerWorld

Cisco announces security service linked with new operations centers

Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that Cisco is providing through two new operations centers to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.

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The Globe and Mail

Canam's growth continues to prospect through the roof

Shares in Canam, which designed the BC Place roof, are trading near seven-year highs.

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CSIRO Publishing

Leaf shape influences spatial variation in photosynthetic function in Lomatia tinctoria

Andrea Leigh A D , Ross Hill B and Marilyn C. Ball C A School of the Environment, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Fairfield City Champion

Forward depth is key to Panther success

VETERAN prop Brent Kite says Penrith's forward depth will be a key asset in their quest to return to the NRL finals for the first time since 2010.

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