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51 min ago | Switched

Mark Romanek Responds To 'Shake It Off' Music Video Criticism

Taylor Swift's music video for "Shake It Off" has already made waves for all the wrong reasons.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Australia, World News, Los Angeles, CA

5 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

World's largest rubber duck makes way into LA port

The six-story bird kicked off the Tall Ships Festival, and other inflatable fowl designed by a Dutch artist have been spotted in Australia, Brazil, and Germany.

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Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel, Australia, Weird

7 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Bunge To Build Its 2nd Australian Grain Terminal

BUNGE TO BUILD ITS 2ND AUSTRALIAN GRAIN TERMINAL Aug. 21, 2014 Agrimoney.com reports: Bunge accelerated its efforts to regain scale in Australia - where it once owned assets from flour milling to steel - by revealing plans for a second port grain terminal, less than a month after opening its first.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Agriculture, Science,

11 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Barnett to join 'ice bucket' craze

COLIN Barnett has taken up the global "ice bucket challenge" sweeping social media to raise money for motor neurone disease.

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15 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Police target bikies in raids

Drugs, weapons, $25,000 cash and a Harley Davidson motorbike were seized yesterday during simultaneous raids of properties linked to the Rebels bikie gang in the South West.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Yahoo!

Go-kart hire fined over hair tangling

A girl was pulled back over the seat of a go-kart and passed out after her hair became tangled in the rear axle at a Perth track.

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Examiner

Ex-AFL player new council chief

Mr Macnish holds five tertiary qualifications relating to local government and has managed up to 300 employees in his role as chief executive of the Busselton and Bridgetown shires in Western Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

The Age

There is nothing Islamic about a beheading: Muslims v extremists

She said that in reality, the wide majority of Muslims did not support the extreme actions of groups such as Hamas, ISIS or the Taliban.

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Related Topix: Australia, Terrorism, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

The Globe and Mail

BHP Billiton to spin off smaller assets as profit rises 23 per cent

A bucket wheel reclaimer is moved into position at BHP Billiton's iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland, about 1,600 kilometres north of Perth, Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania,

Yahoo!

Lady Gaga gets Artpop Ball rolling

Lady Gaga kicked off the Australian leg of her latest touring spectacle, ArtRave: The Artpop Ball, at Perth Arena tonight.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Lady Gaga, Australia, World News,

Switched

Taylor Swift's '1989' Is Not About Romance

MAY 05: Taylor Swift attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, Travel, Australia, World News, Los Angeles, CA

Sydney Morning Herald

BHP demerger plan not share slide culprit

As a slide in BHP Billiton's share price that began in London on Tuesday night spilled into the local market on Wednesday morning, BHP and advisers began asking the obvious question: were BHP shareholders giving the group's demerger plan the thumbs down? Their tentative answer after sifting through the evidence was that the selldown was less about ... (more)

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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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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Nine FIFO suicides in 12 months leads to call for investigation

Nine fly-in fly-out workers have taken their own lives in the last 12 months in Western Australia, with the deaths being referred to the State Coroner for an inquest and families saying they won't have closure until there is an investigation.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Suicide,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Switched

Earl Sweatshirt Calls Taylor Swift's New Video 'Inherently Offensive'

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to call the video "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Australia, World News, Los Angeles, CA

Manawatu Standard

Samoan support thesis wins speed challenge

QUICKFIRE PRESENTATION: Alesana Pala'amo summed up his thesis in three minutes, winning a competition at Massey University in Palmerston North yesterday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Australia,

NEWS.com.au

Dio Wang: 'I won't leave Palmer'

FOUR Australian cities have made the top 10 list of the most liveable cities around the world - but which of them gets the ultimate bragging rights? SHE likes Milan fashion, Port Kembla suburbs and chats with Imams.

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NEWS.com.au

Smart, educated and unemployed

PRUE Hawkins has a law degree but few employment prospects. She also has Brittle Bone Disease but the government refuses to pay her disability welfare.

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Reuters

BHP Billiton says in talks to sell Nickel West unit

BHP Billiton is in talks with potential buyers for all, or part, of its Nickel West division in Australia after excluding the business from a major restructuring.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel,

Sydney Morning Herald

Topless barmaids no longer welcome at Defence club after soldier's mother discovered photos

Defence has moved to ban topless barmaids from a government recreation club as photos emerged of elite special forces soldiers The ban was revealed after a row erupted between senior officers and the mother of a bisexual former special forces soldier who is under investigation for a matter she says is related to his sexuality.

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