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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

A Farmhouse Hideaway in Australia

This spacious home has two mezzanine levels, open-plan kitchen and dining areas, and a swimming pool that overlooks the green hills of New South Wales. -Andre Cooray This spacious barn-inspired home with dramatic valley vistas is hidden in the coastal area of Myocum, which is at the foothills of the Byron Bay hinterland in New South Wales, Australia.

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1 hr ago | International Business Times

Sydney Police Intercept $75M Worth Of Drugs In Frozen Fish Disguised As Liquid In Ice Packs

Sydney police arrested in Fairfield on Thursday two men who attempted to bring into the country over 100 kilogrammes of heroin and methamphetamines worth $75 million by disguising it as liquid in ice packs hidden under frozen fish fillets from Malaysia. Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Australian Mosquito That Contributes To Heartworm In Dogs Found In Monterey Park, Montebello

An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and a major contributor to heartworm in dogs was discovered at homes in Monterey Park and Montebello, vector-control officials said Monday. It's not known if the discovery of the mosquito, formally known as Aedes notoscriptus but referred to as "Aussie Mozzie," presents a public health risk.

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3 hrs ago | Broadway

Odds & Ends: Sarah Brightman Sells a Piece of Phantom History, Rupert ...

Sarah Brightman Sells a Piece of Phantom History Some news for Phantom history buffs from #SarahBrightman , the West End and Broadway's original Christine and future astronaut . To celebrate the show's success back in 1987, the musical's composer Andrew Lloyd Webber bought Brightman, his then wife, the pictured tiger jewelery from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor.

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4 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Crack Aussie troops fly to the Middle East

THE first Australian troops have left for the Middle East, after a contingent of special forces soldiers flew out in secret yesterday from Sydney. THE grief-stricken friends of the 16-year-old girl killed in a 4WD crash involving an unlicensed driver made an emotional plea for motorists to slow down.

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9 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

How Much Pot Does It Take to Turn Teenagers Into Suicidal Dropouts?

Many people, including the president of the United States, smoked pot in high school but nevertheless managed to graduate, earn college degrees, and lead reasonably happy and successful lives. If you are one of those people, or if you know some of them, you may be skeptical of a new study linking even occasional adolescent marijuana consumption to academic failure, addiction, and attempted suicide.

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11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Iranian Supreme Leader Rejects US Offer For Cooperation Against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN talks at Admiralty House on Aug. 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. WASHINGTON - Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Monday that Iran has privately refused U.S. requests for cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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11 hrs ago | Brooklynvegan

Australian band Step-Panther are 'Strange But Nice' on new LP

Sydney, Australia trio Step Panther have been around since the late '00s, making crunchy guitar pop with big hooky choruses and punky oomph. The group are set to release their new album, Strange But Nice , on September 19. Step-Panther show off their janglier side with new single "Candy In The Sky," which is no less catchy or anthemic for lack of fuzz.

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13 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering

"The United States is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation. a The gap between paid time off in the United States and the rest of the world is even larger if we include legally mandated paid holidays, where the United States offer none, but most of the rest of the world's rich countries offer between five and 13 paid holidays per year."

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15 hrs ago | WWWM-FM Toledo

Kanye West Asks Handicapped Fans to Stand at Australian Concert

Kanye West had an awkward moment at his concert Friday night in Sydney, Australia, when he insisted that everyone in the audience stand up, including two handicapped people in wheelchairs. A YouTube video of the incident shows the 37-year-old rapper ordering everyone in the audience to stand up for the next song.

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15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Agency says Kanye West needs disability awareness classes after wheelchair gaffe

SEPTEMBER 12: Kanye West performs live for fans at Qantas Credit Union Arena on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kanye West performs live for fans at Qantas Credit Union Arena on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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17 hrs ago | AlertNet

Australia probes "threats" against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to "high". Patients and hospital staff were evacuated from parts of Prince of Wales Private Hospital, while police also went to Royal Prince Alfred hospital, Longueville Private hospital and Royal North Shore hospital, media reported.

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18 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

New South Wales Catholic magazine wins religious press award

Sydney, Australia, Sep 15, 2014 / 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the country's Catholic and religious journalism associations. "Aurora attracted three awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association dinner held last Thursday, followed by another four awards at the Australasian Religious Press Association lunch on Sunday," Irene Sutherland, acting communications director of the Australian bishops' conference, told CNA Sept.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Bomb threat at Sydney hospitals

AS nearly 600 Australian military personnel prepare for deployment in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded he doesn't know when they will be back. PACK your bags and get out.

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ABC News

Battle of the bush bards at Binalong in southern New South Wales

Bush bards from near and far gathered in Binalong, a small hamlet south west of Yass to take part in the 2014 New South Wales Bush Poetry championships. It was here that one of Australia's greatest bush poets AB 'Banjo' Paterson spent some of his early years prior to schooling in Sydney.

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International Business Times

'Django Unchained' Actress Danielle Watts Mistaken As...

More than 450 policemen, four times the usual number, will patrol Sydney's streets on Tuesday to prevent a third night of racial violence by youth gangs who have attacked people, smashed cars and hurled rocks at police. Officials also said the state parliament of New South Wales was being called into emergency session on Thursday to give police special powers to "lockdown" parts of Sydney, Australia's biggest city, to stop the unrest.

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Paramatta Sun

Kardashian's "Kollection" launch Parramatta

Kim Kardashian attends the Kardashian Kollection Spring Launch at Westfield Parramatta on September 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Returning for a second time, Kim's solo appearance without sisters Khloe and Kourtney attracted fans from all over Australia.

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Paramatta Sun

Kardashian crush ruffles Westfield shoppers

Kim Kardashian attends the Kardashian Kollection Spring Launch at Westfield Parramatta on September 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. It was indeed a very bad day to be at this particular shopping centre, unless of course you were one of several hundred Kim Kardashian West fans who pitched up to catch a glimpse of their idol.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Helping Businesses Gain More Exposure, Sydney's Top Banner Shop SK...

Sydney, Australia September 15, 2014 SK Displays, Sydney's top banner shop, recently launched their brand new website which reflects a refreshed and cutting-edge image. Moreover, the upgraded website provides users with ease of use, a wide variety of products to choose from and a detailed list of their satisfied clients.

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HollywoodLife

Nicole Kidman Rushes To Australia After Father's Death - First Pics

After her beloved father's sudden and shocking death, Nicole Kidman has rushed to Sydney, Australia with Keith Urban in tow to be with her family during this difficult time. See the first photos of the actress after the tragic incident with took Dr. Antony Kidman's life.

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