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34 min ago | Townsville Bulletin

Carmody's for just penalties

Newly-appointed Chief Justice Tim Carmody is visiting Townsville for a week. He recieved a proper 'welcome to Townsville' ceremony in court.

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4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi songbird hits the high notes

Marlena Devoe's prize money will take her to London and Italy where she will pursue a career as an opera singer. A New Zealand-born Samoan soprano has won the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto award in Sydney - the first big win for the singer.

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8 hrs ago | USA Today

Emirates pursues U.S. business travelers

The at-times controversial airline is spreading its footprint to new cities, and switching out smaller 777s for jumbo-sized jets to carry even more fliers to international destinations. Emirates pursues U.S. business travelers The at-times controversial airline is spreading its footprint to new cities, and switching out smaller 777s for jumbo-sized jets to carry even more fliers to international destinations.

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12 hrs ago | E! Online

Kim Kardashian Rocks 5 Chic Styles in Australia, Meets Fans and Talks Fashion-See the Photos

Kim Kardashian has so far showcased several chic styles during her trip to Australia with Kanye West , who is performing in the land Down Under as part of his Yeezus tour. Wearing a bright, figure-hugging coral mini dress, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also took part in a meet-and-greet for hundreds of fans at a shopping mall to promote her family's Spring 2015 Kardashian Kollection.

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17 hrs ago | Suria

Environmentalists criticise Australia...

Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. Environmentalists have criticised a new Australian government plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline - by Ray Berkelmans The draft plan, now open for consultation, comes after UNESCO threatened to put the reef on its World Heritage "in danger" list and gave Canberra until February 1, 2015 to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder.

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19 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Vigilance will keep Australian Ebola risk small

The risk of Ebola virus appearing in Australia remains small but continued vigilance and good infection control are critical to keeping it that way, according to a perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia . Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne and coauthors from the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney wrote that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever recorded, currently involving 3685 cases and 1841 deaths .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

The new gay sex

As clinical studies on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis enter their stages, discussion of the controversial HIV prevention method has begun in Australia's gay community. Benjamin Riley navigates the emotionally-charged debate over whether this radical new took for fighting HIV means the end of the world as we know it.

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NEWS.com.au

Rock legend Slash gears up for Oz

NIALL Horan from boy band One Direction has turned 21, with the birthday messages pouring in from fans and his band mates. RITA Ora has sent out birthday love to Stella McCartney as she sat front row with her friend's dad, legend Paul McCartney, at London Fashion Week.

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Stuff.co.nz

Taronga Zoo Roar and Snore: Backyard bliss

When we live somewhere for too long, we grow dull. We stop noticing our surroundings with that childlike awe we reserve for exotic, foreign cities.

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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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Morpeth Herald

Greatness in the colonies beckoned

George Murray Colledge was born in Gateshead in 1845, the son of Teasdale Colledge, master mariner, and his wife Mary Ann, nee Murray. He was called to Stewarton, Ayrshire, and married Matilda Ann Broomfield, daughter of the Rev R.W. Broomfield, Wesleyan minister at Lesbury, at the chapel there.

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The New Zealand Herald

Bulldogs easy winners over Melbourne in NRL finals

The Canterbury Bulldogs ended Melbourne's season with a 28-4 win over the Storm in the first round of the National Rugby League finals series on Sunday. The Bulldogs will next face their coach Des Hasler's old side Manly in the second round on Saturday in Sydney.

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Yahoo!

PM to Arnhem Land after Mideast news

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is travelling to remote Arnhem Land as planned after announcing that Australia will send a military force to the Middle East this week. Making the announcement on Sunday in Darwin, Mr Abbott said it was important that the government continue as usual "despite the grave announcement we have made this morning".

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner

City tourism boost flagged

DOLLAR developments either under way or in the pipeline are expected to put Launceston firmly on the nation's "must-visit" tourist map. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said he was frustrated at talk surrounding the city's image and progress.

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Bendigo Advertiser

Good morning Bendigo 14.09.2014

Partly cloudy today with patchy fog early this morning. A possible shower tonight and light winds with a top of 19 degrees.

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Stuff.co.nz

Whale-watching off the coast of Sydney

The Bondi Boat trip departing Circular Quay was to be a two-hour Sydney Harbour adventure cruise, but it seemed I had overlooked the fine print - like the bit about the turbulent gap at the harbour entrance. The lead-up to this cruise had been a sumptuous lunch at a new pop-up restaurant, The House Eatery by George, beneath one of the colonnades of the Sydney Opera House.

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The Age

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to come to Australia

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to travel to Australia to see his twin sister Pipah, saying she cannot break her bond with the girl she carried in her womb. "Every day I look at Gammy and see Pipah in his eyes," says 21-year-old Pattharamon Janbua, who agreed last year to be a surrogate mother.

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WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Nicole Kidman's Father, Antony Kidman, Dies

According to the British newspaper The Independent , Dr. Kidman, who was a clinical psychologist, was visiting his daughter, Antonia Kidman, in Singapore when he accidentally fell. No other details about the fatal incident were released, including when the accident occurred.

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Reuters

Nicole Kidman's father dies

PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL The father of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has died in Singapore and police said on Friday they were investigating his "unnatural death," a term in Singapore that often refers to falls or other accidents. Tony Kidman, a clinic psychologist at the University of Technology, Sydney, was visiting the movie star's sister, Antonia, who lives in Singapore, media said.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Kidderminster Shuttle

Top tucker served Down Under

"How about we cook a kangaroo tail for afternoon tea, Pete?" suggests my charismatic aboriginal host Neville, as I cast a fishing rod into the river and keep an eye out for crocodiles. It seems a strange choice for a pastime usually associated with sandwiches and cakes, but having developed a taste for 'roo burger' on a previous trip Down Under, this is one bush tucker trial I won't be turning down.

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