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41 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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NEWS.com.au

Warning of $1.3 billion tourism shortfall

A NEW blueprint to expand the state's tourism sector warns it could fall $1.3 billion short of a target to increase the amount visitors spend by the end of the decade.

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NEWS.com.au

'We had time to say our goodbyes'

MH17 victims Jill and Roger Guard, of Toowoomba, and Jill's sister Liz Garrett and husband Mal spent their last 15 days together thoroughly enjoying a European cruise.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Teen tourist dies after Queenstown balcony fall

The young man, named by Australian media as James Teague, died in Dunedin Hospital about midnight, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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International Business Times

Australia's Decision to Bring Asylum Seekers Back to Mainland...

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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People

Bindi Irwin Opens Up About Her Late Father, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin

Bindi Irwin has many ways of remembering the dad she adored, late Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin, who died in 2006 when she was 8. There are the "Daddy DVDs" of his adventures as the host of the popular Animal Planet series The Crocodile Hunter , which her brother Robert, 10, "studies with such intensity," she says.

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Yahoo!

AFP officers deployed to Kharkiv

Australia has deployed a large contingent of unarmed federal police to Ukraine's second biggest city Kharkiv as it prepares to lead a security mission to secure the MH17 crash site.

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Daily Mail

Jessica Gomes shops, has a facial, manicure, poses for a photo shoot

Texas to spend $1.3 million a week deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to patrol border amid immigration crisis Why soulmates are 'more likely to split up': Couples who think they're a perfect match find rows harder to get over A day in the life: Model Jessica Gomes shops, has a facial, manicure, poses for a photo shoot then crashes on Saturday ... (more)

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The Age

Does commuting cost too much?

Sky-high property prices in the major capitals have pushed an increasing number of Aussie home buyers and renters miles and hours from the central business district in recent years.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

San and Tachi Kids: East meets West in San Bernardino

They're ba-ack. It's been a year since the adorable “San and Tachi Kids” visited The Sun office in San Bernardino.

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NEWS.com.au

Hockey hints at helping Kiwis in Australia

AUSTRALIAN Treasurer Joe Hockey is going to "have a look" at some of the welfare issues facings Kiwis living in Australia.

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Warrnambool Standard

Dancers to learn from the best

Students from Warrnambool's Fusion Dance Academy get the opportunity to learn from some of Australia's top dancers next month.

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