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2 hrs ago | Suria

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops...

Dutch and Australian authorities put their troops on standby for deployment to secure the rebel-held crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 in east Ukraine, where fighting between the army and separatists Friday claimed over a dozen more lives.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Europe, Ukraine, Prison, Russia

6 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Files still open on Illawarra murder cases

Illawarra detectives keep open their files on unsolved murders in the hope that one day they can bring closure for the victims' families.

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11 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

15 hrs ago | Suria

Australia activist escapes jail over...

An Australian anti-coal activist escaped jail Friday over a fake press release that temporarily wiped more than Aus$300 million from the share price of mining company.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Ararat Advertiser

Kings Cars a finalist in Telstra Australian Business Awards

KINGS Cars is pleased to announce their recent success at the Telstra Australian Business Awards, finishing as a finalist in the Regional Business Awards Category.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt to appeal

Journalist Peter Greste's brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal.

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Wall Street Journal

Strike Threatened at Australian Iron-Ore Port

PERTH, Australia-Tugboat workers at Australia's biggest iron-ore port are again threatening to strike, raising the prospect of disruptions to shipments of the steelmaking ingredient which is Australia's biggest export earner.

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Eastern Daily Press

G'day sis! Adopted brother jets in from Australia to meet the...

A brother meets his sister for the first time, after he was adopted at birth in 1945 and later moved to Australia.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Tony Abbott opens new cafe at Australian War Memorial

The opening of Poppy's cafe at the Australian War Memorial. Trooper David Pearce's daughters Hannah and Stephanie , widow Nicole Pearce with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the crash site.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Oceania, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

The Wichita Eagle

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, in this July 19, 2014 file photo.

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Mirror.co.uk

Paracetamol 'no better than a placebo' for lower back pain scientists claim

A study of more than 1,500 patients found those given the common painkiller recovered no more quickly than others given a useless substitute Doctors should now look at whether the painkillers should be the first choice treatment for people with the hugely debilitating condition, scientists behind the research said.

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Illawarra Mercury

Negative gearing pumping house prices, but they're not overvalued yet

Australian house prices aren't overvalued yet, but negative gearing tax breaks have added almost 9 per cent, or $44,000 to current average house prices, financial group Moody's Analytics has reported.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Press On-Line

Australian teen 'critical' after hotel fall

Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the 19 year old from New South Wales fell while making his way from a second-floor apartment towards the roof at the Glebe apartment complex in Beetham St. Invercargill man Shaun Bernard Hogan, 24, died instantly from head injuries after falling from a rooftop at the Glebe in March 2008.

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DFW Catholic

Australians mourn those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Sydney, Australia, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:03 pm .- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly their 27 nationals, one of whom was a religious sister.

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GPB.org

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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News Herald

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

Yahoo!

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

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Sydney Morning Herald

'You put Ritalin in my drink?"

But Horsley husband Christopher Chand managed to make the evening of April 12 this year memorable for all the wrong reasons, after a scheme to extend the evening and land him some action between the bed sheets left him with a furious wife and a date at Port Kembla Court House.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Man charged over death of Canberra workman killed by falling concrete boom

Ben Catanzariti was killed by a falling concrete boom at a worksite on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Kingston in June 2012.

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