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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Australia's Woman of Steel

Russia's hard-nosed Ambassador to the United Nations could not disguise his tears when told of the heartbreaking loss of three WA children aboard MH17.


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9 hrs ago | West Australian

80% of exports to go to Asia by 2020

About 80 per cent of Australia's exports will go to Asia by 2020 as the region's growing middle class demands high quality food and education and looks to holiday overseas.

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14 hrs ago |

HIV study suggests decriminalization of sex work

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

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18 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

Branson urges 'drugs war' rethink

Drug users should be treated with compassion rather than criminalised, Sir Richard Branson has said, as he called for a rethink of current "repressive" policies on drugs.


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21 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

7 Wonders of South Australia winner: Historic character

With the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Saint Mary MacKillop, Dame Roma Mitchell, R.M.Williams and Roy 'Mo' Rene all once calling South Australia home, selecting SA's greatest historical character had voters scrambling.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, US Military, US Navy

Business Times

Focus on high-rise in Australia's housing boom

Looking up: Currently, two high-rise apartments are being built for every five detached houses, which is double the historical rate, says an analyst.


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Australian Graphic Design Startup Canva Raises Additional $3.6M

Canva , a site that lets non-designers create graphics using drag-and-drop tools, has nabbed an additional $3.6 million in funding from Founders Fund and Shasta Ventures, as well as existing investors Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures, and Square Peg Capital.


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CBS Local

Willmar Man Loses 2 Relatives In Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Minnesota family is mourning relatives who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.


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Iraq suicide bomber was Australian

An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said on Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a "disturbing development".


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Australian PM hits out at 'shambolic' MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Monday hit out at the "shambolic" situation at the MH17 crash site as he demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin back up assurances with action.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

DefenceTalk News

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China 's military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday.


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Sydney Morning Herald

Young family loved settling in Australia

Friends remember: Shaliza Dewa, Johannes van den Hende and their children Piers, Marnix and Margaux, who were all killed on flight MH17.


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The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


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Murders most foul

SOME of the more macabre elements of the town's history are being showcased at the Smithy Heritage Centre, in Eccleston.


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Sydney Star Observer

Australian Health Ministers sign on to ending new HIV transmissions by 2020

HEALTH ministers from every Australian state and territory have committed to an ambitious target of virtually eliminating all new HIV transmissions by the end of 2020 in an announcement today at the AIDS 2014 conference.


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The Straits Times

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Victims remembered at church services across Australia

Australians were on Sunday remembering those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead.


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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Age

Australian soldiers laid to rest in emotional ceremony at Fromelles

FROMELLES, France - The bodies of 20 soldiers who died during the Battle of Fromelles in World War I have been formally laid to rest on the 98th anniversary of the bloody operation.


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Malaysian PM's grandmother killed

FORGET Sydney-London, an airline has flown into controversy amid revelations it was planning to launch a whole new kind of "route".


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