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  1. Genworth Financial faces lawsuit for Australian armRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Age

    US pension fund New Bedford Contributory Retirement System has joined a class action against Genworth Financial, alleging the US giant misled shareholders over the outlook of its Australian insurance arm's initial public offering. The much-publicised partial float of Genworth's Australian lenders mortgage insurance division was put on hold three years ago due to losses from higher claims and delinquencies, before it was finally executed last May. Some institutional investors, including US pension fund Hialeah Employees' Retirement System, started a class action against Genworth last year - alleging the company misled shareholders over the outlook of its Australian unit, before shocking the market when it put the float on ice in 2012.

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  2. WA drivers charged over knives and drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sunday Times

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  3. View from the Street: Government celebrates a triumphant week of backdownsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Age

    It's been a great few days for the government to indicate strong decisive action, and then change their mind about it. First up, there was the the plan to increase the price of subsidised medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, a move that would see a billion dollars in savings in the Budget.

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  4. The rarest kind of one of the world's most common birds found in MelbourneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Age

    A pure white sparrow, the rarest incarnation of one of the world's most common birds, has been spotted in suburban Melbourne. A regular visitor to select gardens in Sanctuary Lakes in Melbourne's west, locals have nicknamed the bird the "little white angel".

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  5. NSW Swifts cement spot in netball finals with win over Melbourne VixensRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Age

    The NSW Swifts have survived a stunning second-half comeback in the trans-Tasman netball league to defeat the Melbourne Vixens 52-48 on the Vixens' home court at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday. It was the last match Vixens captain Bianca Chatfield will play in Melbourne and her team refused to give up without a fight.

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  6. Catholics gather for Mass in Ballarat, and call for survivors to be heardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Age

    Normally swung shut and baldly unadorned, the wrought iron gates of the early Gothic church were flung wide open on Sunday morning, and tied with colourful ribbons. They will remain that way at St Patrick's Cathedral throughout the course of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Ballarat, as an expression of the parish desire to be open to this ongoing pain.

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  7. Silence says it all as Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia woes continueRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Age

    VALDOBBIADENE: The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact of Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia. Porte is seated behind his teammates and staff, and watching on television the very last riders in the 59.4km stage-14 time trial from Treviso to Valdobbiadene finish one by one.

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  8. Urdd Eisteddfod - "more entries than last year" at CaerphillyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

    This year the total of youngsters who registered to compete in the Urdd National Eisteddfod is 1,000 than last year. Urdd chief executive Efa Gruffudd Jones said more than 48,000 registered for the Eisteddfod staged at Bala in 2014 and this year for the event being staged at Llancaiach Fawr near Nelson the figure is closer to 50,000.

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  9. Analysis - The European centre-left's quandaryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Ed Miliband gestures as he resigns as Britain's opposition Labour Party leader in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON: A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's centre-left.

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  10. Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

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  11. Solar PV revolution cost $9.3b, Grattan Institute findsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    The rooftop solar boom has come at a cost of more than $9 billion to the public via subsidies that need to be radically overhauled to ensure the expected surge in battery storage use doesn't entrench more waste, according to the Grattan Institute. A report to be released on Monday exposes the real costs of the solar revolution, finding that by the time subsidies finally run out, households and businesses that have not gone solar will have spent more than $14 billion subsidising those that have.

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  12. Paige: 2 cents worth on NFL rule change. 2-point play 2 add intrigueRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders of the Denver Broncos runs in a two point conversion making the score Broncos 25, Dolphins 28. The Denver Broncos played the Miami Dolphins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on November, 23 2014. It is Dec. 20 in the quagmire that is Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, and the Broncos are playing catch-up.

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  13. Mother's affcectionRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | TrekEarth

    He was the first time to perform this role, seeming to be tense and tired. His mother encouraged him as much as possible.

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  14. Cost of household solar has outweighed benefits: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    The cost of installing and maintaining more than one million household solar power systems has outweighed their benefit by more than $9 billion, a new report has found. And by the time generous federal and state government subsidies run out, households without solar will have subsidised those that have made the switch to the tune of $14 billion.

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  15. Cowboys grind changes perceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    Lachlan Coote during the Wests tigers v North Queensland Cowboys NRL round 11 game at Campbelltown Stadium. pic Mark Evans Paul Green's North Queensland side is changing the traditional perception about what the club can and can't do.

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  16. Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | USA Today

    Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said. Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide KATHMANDU, Nepal - Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.

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  17. 52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded busRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | USA Today

    The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. 52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus BEIJING - The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said.

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  18. Allen: San Pablo Avenue comes alive Saturday for "Love our Neighborhood Day"Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    A mile-long stretch of San Pablo Avenue will become a car-free zone from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, arts activities, local food vendors and community booths will be featured along the boulevard, according to organizers. San Pablo will be closed from Stanford Avenue to Ashby.

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  19. Andrew McCutchen Should Be More Careful With His Pittsburgh Pirates Pay StubRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Rant Sports

    The next time Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen visits Philadelphia, he will probably check his pockets two or three times, turn around to see whatever is on the floor behind him, and hold his gym bag a little more tightly. That's because McCutchen will not be remembered for what he did on the field in a prior series against the Philadelphia Phillies , but what he left on the field - his pay stub - and that stub has now made the rounds of the internet.

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  20. Howard, Rockets down after 115-80 win by Warriors makes it 3-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Redlands Daily Facts

    Houston's star center was angry and searching for a way to lead the Rockets after an ugly loss to Golden State has them facing a deficit in the Western Conference finals that no NBA team has ever overcome. “There's a lot of words I could say about tonight,” Howard said.

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