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  1. Memorial services held for Sydney siege victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Star-Telegram.com

    Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe. The memorial for Tori Johnson was held at a church just around the corner from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, where he and 17 others were taken hostage on Dec. 15 by a shotgun-wielding Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Iranian-born, self-styled cleric with a long criminal history.

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  2. Rockies' Perkins breaks out power in ABL playRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Major League Baseball

    ... the majority of 2014 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Padres prospect Samuel Holland, who earned the save for Team Australia in the All-Star game on Wednesday, tossed two scoreless innings of relief, striking out a pair. Adelaide improved to a league ...

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  3. Backyard wildlife provides inspiration for budding photographersRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | ABC News

    All over north Queensland, photographers are going on safari in their backyards, looking for insects, birds and animals to capture through the lens. And their efforts are on show at the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville.

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  4. China's private sector suitors to drive Asian M&A deals in 2015Read the original story

    21 min ago | Reuters

    ... been more balanced this year." Investment banks are also betting on reforms in China's SOEs and privatisations in Australia - where the New South Wales and Victoria state governments are likely to sell an estimated A$26 billion ($21.2 billion) worth ...

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  5. Sophia Vergara Talks With NewBeauty Magazine About Beauty Regrets,...Read the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Externals

    ... them only on the weekend." Modern Family star Sarah Hyland was posing with fans outside a cast party in Sydney, Australia Tuesday when a male fan reportedly got a little "handsy" Hyland became visibly emotional and teared up after the alleged fan ...

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  6. A Boxing Day crackerRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Bendigo Advertiser

    ... team in fine form to win the game and take a clean sweep of the series. If the past two Test matches between Australia and India are anything to go by, then fans should be in for a cracking game of cricket. Indian bowlers put the heat on Mitchell ...

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  7. Ready to ripRead the original story

    33 min ago | Ocean Grove Voice

    OCEAN Grove based runners and great mates James Dalton and Cameron Spolding will be out to achieve personal best times in this Saturday's Rip to River event. The pair who currently train with Geelong Cross Country Club will use the 10km race on December 27 as preparation for next year's Gold Coast Airport Marathon held on July 4-5.

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  8. Joe Cocker: Another achievement for the listRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Bendigo Advertiser

    The thing that surprises me most about Joe Cocker's death this week at age 70, is the second bit: "at age 70." THE thing that surprises me most about Joe Cocker's death this week at age 70, is the second bit: "at age 70." My first car was a 1966 Cortina and I'd rigged up one of those portable cassette decks on a makeshift console over the gear-box hump and my techo brother had diverted some taxpayer-funded speakers and bits for an amplifier and bolted them under the dash. It was just so cool, and I'd drive up and down Langtree Avenue in Mildura like a kid who'd won Tattslotto twice in a fortnight.

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  9. SKYCITY - John Mortensen Chief Operating Officer NZRead the original story

    38 min ago | Scoop

    SKYCITY Auckland's General Manager, John Mortensen, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer New Zealand/GM SKYCITY Auckland, announced SKYCITY's Chief Executive Nigel Morrison today. The newly created role will see Mr Mortensen assume responsibility for SKYCITY's Hamilton and Queenstown operations in addition to his current responsibility as General Manager at SKYCITY Auckland.

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  10. CASA bans planes with Jabiru engines from flying at nightRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | ABC News

    Last month, CASA launched an investigation into engines made by Jabiru Aircraft and Engines Australia in Bundaberg in southern Queensland after reports of more than 45 engine failures this year. After consultation with Jabiru and pilots, CASA banned planes with Jabiru engines from flying at night and required pilots to keep clear of populous areas.

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  11. Fresno State women's basketball: Mountain West honors SheedyRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | The Fresno Bee

    ... shooting in wins over Oregon and Bethesda, plus 13 rebounds and five assists total. Sheedy, a senior from Moe, Australia, was named MW Player of the Week on Dec. 15 after passing the 1,000-point mark for her career. The Bulldogs next play Dec. 31 in ...

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  12. Memorial Services Held for Sydney Siege VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | ABC News

    Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe. The memorial for Tori Johnson was held at a church just around the corner from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, where he and 17 others were taken hostage on Dec. 15 by a shotgun-wielding Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Iranian-born, self-styled cleric with a long criminal history.

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  13. Bonnie Sveen shows off her curves in a triangle two-piece as she...Read the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Daily Mail

    She wore an itsy bitsy yellow bikini! Home And Away star Bonnie Sveen shows off her curves in a triangle two-piece as she goes for a surf with co-star Tessa De Josselin It seems Home And Away co-stars Bonnie Sveen and Tessa De Josselin are friends off-screen as well as on. The bikini-clad pair took their surfboards to sunny Bondi Beach on Saturday and hit the water, putting on an impressive display.

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  14. Drunk quad bike dad loses licenceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NEWS.com.au

    TWO days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his revamped team, current Ministers and fresh faces have been sworn in at Government House. POLICE say they are "bitterly disappointed" after anti-Islamic taunts were made to people going into a Sydney mosque solely to cause "unrest".

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  15. Funeral services to be held for Sydney siege victimsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Xinhuanet

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday for two hostages died in a cafe siege in downtown Sydney last week. Katrina Dawson, a 38-year-old mother of three, and Lindt Cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, were killed by Man Haron Monis after the extremist gunman took 17 people hostage in a 16-hour ordeal inside a city cafe last Monday.

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  16. France Rocked by Attacks as Fear of IS-Inspired Terror GrowsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Voice of America

    ... including the gunman, when Iranian-born Man Haron Monis took several people hostage in a cafA in Sydney, Australia. He had demanded an Islamic State flag, despite apparently having no traceable links to the terror group. The specter of lone ...

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  17. Death casts pall over Aussie sporting yearRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Yahoo!

    Batting for South Australia, the son of a banana farmer was struck in the head by a bouncer from NSW quick Sean Abbott. He collapsed, never regained consciousness and died two days later, aged 25. The freak accident prompted worldwide mourning and a delayed start to the Test summer as Australia's elite players grappled with their grief, none more than his great mate Michael Clarke.

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  18. Cafe cops flak over 'No Muslims' signRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Otago Daily Times

    ... that I would probably presume has been wiped out and replaced." Moderators of the Facebook page "Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way", one of the first sites to share the image, are calling for the author of the message to apologise.

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  19. Judge approves record $500m settlement over deadly Kilmore East-Kinglake Black Saturday bushfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Stuff.co.nz

    An Australian Supreme Court judge has formally approved a record A$500 million settlement over the Kilmore East-Kinglake Black Saturday bushfires, which claimed the lives of 119 people and destroyed or damaged 1772 homes and properties. Justice Robert Osborn today said the background to the case was unique because of the scale, complexity and difficulty of the litigation which involved a fiercely contested 16-month civil trial.

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  20. Conscious uncoupling judged worst phrase of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    The Plain English Foundation has released its annual list of the year's worst words and phrases, with 2014 particularly rich in euphemism and spin. This year the phrase "conscious uncoupling", used by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin when the couple announced their separation, topped the list.

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