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  1. The Duke of Edinburgh was granted the honour of a Knighthood for a long life of duty and serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been granted the Knight of the Order of Australia award for a long life of duty and service The Australian prime minister has defended his decision to honour the Duke of Edinburgh with a knighthood, despite a social media backlash in which many said they thought the news was a joke. Tony Abbott faced a barrage of questions on Australia Day, and has been accused of creating a "time warp" by awarding a member of Britain's royal family the country's highest honour.

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  2. Morning news headlines: David Cameron warning after Syriza win in...Read the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | Chronicle Live

    ... media backlash in which many said they thought the news was a joke. Tony Abbott faced a barrage of questions on Australia Day, and has been accused of creating a "time warp" by awarding a member of Britain's royal family the country's highest ...

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  3. Australia Day 'Knightmare' as Prince Philip gets PM's nodRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shirt-fronted the Australian public by awarding a Knighthood to a foreigner who already has a lot silverware in the pool room: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. As the nation choked on its cornflakes, many took to social media to express shock and dismay and repeat the question, "Is this a joke?" At an Australia Day function in Canberra, Abbott was forced to defend his decision and dismissed the reaction on Twitter as "electronic graffiti."

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  4. Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinalsRead the original story

    9 min ago | The Japan Times

    Straight story: Kei Nishikori chases down a shot from David Ferrer during their match in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne, Australia. Nishikori won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

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  5. 26 January 1808: Australia's Rum RebellionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | MoneyWeek

    ... because the illicit trade in alcohol and spirits was one of the main causes of the coup d'A tat. At the time, Australia had only recently been discovered by Europeans and was home to both convicts and free settlers, who moved to the new lands ...

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  6. Bryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doublesRead the original story

    31 min ago | USA Today

    Bryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1C4JqUz MELBOURNE, Australia - Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Bryans lost to 14th-seeded Dominic Inglot of Britain and Florin Mergea of Romania 7-6 , 6-3.

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  7. Keys beats Brengle in battle of Madisons at Australian OpenRead the original story

    32 min ago | USA Today

    Keys beats Brengle in battle of Madisons at Australian Open Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1C4ZzJI MELBOURNE, Australia - Madison Keys advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-2, 6-4 win over good friend and fellow American Madison Brengle in a battle of the Madisons at the Australian Open on Monday. The 19-year-old Keys dominated the match, hitting 38 winners to just three for Brengle and breaking her opponent four times.

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  8. Small Muslim community celebrates Australia Day in AdelaideRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | ABC News

    A small Muslim community in South Australia has joined public Australia Day celebrations, taking part in traditional rituals including the barbeque lunch. Many have fled discrimination and violence in Pakistan, where Ahmadis have been declared non-Muslims and have faced rising attacks.

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  9. Nishikori through to Australian Open quarterfinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Kei Nishikori of Japan makes a forehand return to David Ferrer of Spain during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates a point won against David Ferrer of Spain during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

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  10. Refugees' dream of the family farm comes trueRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | ABC News

    ... the front of my pants to show them I needed to go to the toilet," he said. "We wanted so much to buy a farm in Australia, but we couldn't because of the money. But finally, after all that time we were able to do it, we were able to buy a farm at ...

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  11. Australian citizenship ends 'long journey' for Congolese familyRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | ABC News

    ... spent six years in a Zambian refugee camp before the United Nations granted the family refugee status to settle in Australia. "It's difficult to celebrate," says Marie Paul. "We are happy, but we still have a problem of our son." "When we first ...

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  12. Mega Gallery | Australia Day on the BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Border Mail

    ... today. They are living in Wodonga and are originally from Bhutan. Picture: KYLIE ESLER LAKE HUME: Enoying their Australia Day long weekend was Fraser O'Connell, 14, with sisters Mary, 13, and Lucy Findlay, 16. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON KIEWA: Young ...

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  13. Citizenship oath for 220 at Australia Day ceremony in SunshineRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | The Age

    ... two weeks on, one week off, as a fly-in fly-out horticulturalist for a mining company in Moomba in northern South Australia. On Australia Day he wore a bright blue turban to a citizenship ceremony in Sunshine, Melbourne, where he and his son Zorawar ...

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  14. Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval "disappointing" for Perth Scorchers fansRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | The Age

    The massive crowd at the WACA enjoyed Perth's win in Sunday's BBL semi-final, but they'll have to watch Wednesday's final in Canberra on TV. Perth Scorchers chief executive Christina Matthews says it's disappointing for Perth fans the Big Bash League final isn't at the WACA Ground.

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  15. Prince Philip knighthood surprises BarnettRead the original story

    47 min ago | Yahoo!

    ... minister but admits he didn't expect it. Mr Barnett added that being part of the Commonwealth had been one of Australia's great strengths, but he predicted it would eventually become a republic. "Maybe some time in the next 10, 20 years there'll be ...

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  16. Australia Day gets the royal treatmentRead the original story

    49 min ago | Yahoo!

    Barbecues, citizenship ceremonies, free outdoor concerts and thousands of people dressed up in the flag - all the regular bits of Australia Day were on hand with some added extras: a return to the republic debate and an English prince. On the busiest day for barbecues around the nation, Prime Minister Tony Abbott's surprising announcement of a knighthood for the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, provided a novel barbecue-stopper.

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  17. Fire threatens homes in Perth's northRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Yahoo!

    A watch and act alert has been issued for an out of control and unpredictable bushfire in Perth's north. There is a possible threat to lives and homes on Wesco Road, Nowergup Road and Gibbs Road in Nowergup in the City of Wanneroo.

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  18. Barnett wants Big Bash final moved to WACARead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Yahoo!

    ... these days. It is about the players, it is about the audience, the fans, and it is about using the best facilities Australia has to offer," Mr Barnett said. "For the Scorchers game against the Sydney Sixers, as I understand it the Scorchers finished ...

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  19. PM defends knighthood for PrinceRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Yahoo!

    Tony Abbott is standing by his decision to make the Queen's husband an Australian knight and dismissed social media ridicule as lacking in credibility. The prime minister announced on Monday that the Queen had accepted his recommendation that the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston be awarded Australia's highest honour as Knights of the Order of Australia.

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  20. Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff only going to get better: Perth Scorchers bowling coachRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | The Age

    Perth Scorchers quick Jason Behrendorff might be knocking on the door of the Australian team, but the man charged with returning Western Australia to a fast bowling production line feels he is still 12 to 18 months away from his best. That doesn't mean Behrendorff isn't dangerous now though, with Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper Ryan Carters tipping the former Tuggeranong opening bowler to be a "massive key" to the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

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