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2 hrs ago | The Sydney Morning Herald

How much is a frequent flyer point worth?

I'm often asked just how much a Qantas frequent flyer point is actually worth. The answer, frustratingly, is "it depends".

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3 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Aircraft of Australian low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways and Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia are seen at Changi International Airport in Singapore on May 8, 2014.

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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away "anything you shouldn't have".

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5 hrs ago | Indymedia.ie

Australia bans reporting of multi-nation corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam

Did Abbot really think he could suppress a story like this? He seems intent on turning Australia into a dictatorship.

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9 hrs ago | ABC News

Hobart council set to charge $25 for Taste of Tasmania

Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas has backed a new $25 entry fee for the Taste of Tasmania, saying it will allow the food festival to grow.

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14 hrs ago | Bendigo Advertiser

Salisbery captures league award

BENDIGO Braves forward Dustin Salisbery has captured the player of the week awards for round 17 in the South East Australia Basketball League season.

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18 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Addiction Medicine Specialist says pharmaceutical abuse is a growing problem in Queensland

Addressing the 2014 Australian Winter School Conference in Brisbane in late July, Dr Rowan said the increased prevalence of chronic pain and growing use of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers is contributing to higher rates of addiction and substance dependency.

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22 hrs ago | Mashable

You've Gotta Be Kitten Me: Australia's First Cat Cafe Opens

Cat lovers, remain calm. There is a new ball of fluffy joy in town and it isn't another meme.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Crikey

says: danger for AFP in Ukraine, armed or unarmed

Abbott's culture war hits the road. Is air travel getting less safe? Ben Sandilands looks at the odds of a crash.

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The Age

MH17 and Vladimir Putin: what can Australia do?

The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinkmanship of Russia and the West.

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Sydney Morning Herald

A spectacular fall from grace

"It was astounding to see the strength of this young man," he told State Parliament, while questioning why the chief executive of horizontal drilling company Arogen was not being awarded more tenders.

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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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Canberra Times

Kiosks give Opal card users option to travel anonymously

Public transport users who want to travel via train, ferry or bus anonymously on NSW's Opal card will at last be able to buy unregistered smart cards.

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ABC News

Cash bequest boosts region's arthritis knowledge

A bequest from a Bundaberg family means locals suffering from arthritis will soon have the latest information on managing the debilitating disease.

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ABC News

Before supermarkets, fresh bread was delivered to Perth suburbs by H...

Before online shopping, Sunday trading or the fashion for home bread making machines, residents of Palmyra and surrounding areas had their bread home delivered by horse and cart.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Mercury

Cops warn not all may be recovered

Dutch forensic experts have not been able to travel to the MH17 crash site due to fighting in the region.

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The Baltimore Sun

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said on Monday.

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NEWS.com.au

Australian market set to open lower

ARE the reports of a recovering US economy too optimistic. Here's one argument why America might be heading for another recession.

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Stuff.co.nz

The French connection

It could have all turned out so differently. Had Captain Jean-Francois Langlois and 63 pioneering French nationals arrived in the Land of the Long White Cloud a few weeks earlier, New Zealand would now be Nouvelle-Zelande.

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Hindustan Times

Australian solar car smashes world land speed record

An Australian solar car has broken a 26-year-old world speed record, potentially establishing itself as the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometres, on a single battery charge.

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