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2 hrs ago | Canada.com

Australian biological father accused of sexually abusing twin girls born to Thai surrogate mom

Thousands of people attended Labour Day celebrations Monday at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, including Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, and Jim Iker, president of the BC Teachers Federation.

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5 hrs ago | KSWO

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.

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9 hrs ago | The Age

Australian banks resist tax crackdown

The information sharing deal, part of the G20 talks in Australia this year, requires banks to pass on information about their customers to the Australian Tax Office.

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13 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Children 'treated as baby convicts'

Sir Anthony Hart is chairing public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland Children in institutions in Northern Ireland were exported to Australia like "baby convicts", a witness has told a public inquiry into historical abuse.

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17 hrs ago | The Age

Despite the August rain, another active fire season threatens

Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia's main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Meteorology, Science

20 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Australian arrested in Sea Shepherd whale hunt protest

An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.

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20 hrs ago | Reuters

Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet: sources

Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.

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Yesterday | The Age

Iraqi theatre more dicey than ever for Australia

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers carry their weapons during an intensive security deployment to fight against militants of the Islamic State.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Live Science

Rapid Response Teams Halve Hospital Heart Attack Deaths

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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ABC News

Using DNA to fingerprint Australian cheese

Australian cheddar may be in demand overseas, although it is yet to reach the status that has Swiss authorities using DNA to ensure that its revered Emmental and Gruyere are not being knocked off by counterfeiters.

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ABC News

Speed limit changes and new rules for over 70s drivers in South Australia

South Australian drivers face a number of important changes to road rules from this week affecting such things as speed limits and older motorists.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

Heath Ledger's Australia Home on the Market

HEATH LEDGER'S DAD LISTS ACTOR'S AUSTRALIA HOME FOR $4.6 MILLION Heath Ledger's father Kim helped design a stunning home for his son in Perth, Australia, but sadly the actor passed away before he could move in and enjoy the residence.

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ABC News

March Australia protesters rally against the Abbott Government on NSW far south coast

Hundreds of protesters have marched through Bega in the New South Wales far south coast as part of a wave of anti-government rallies across the country.

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Evening Sun

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Iraq, US Military, US Air Force, Terrorism

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Age

Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.

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Related Topix: South America, Bolivia, World News, Standardized Testing, Education

ABC News

Lake Argyle in Western Australia's remote Kimberley earmarked for future 'second capital'

There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.

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International Business Times

Miley Cyrus Is Heading Australia For iHeartRadio Music Festival This October

It will be organized in Allphones Arena, which has a massive seating capacity of more than 20,000 people.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's solar eclipse

Australians are supposed to be among the fastest consumers to take up new gadgetry but when it comes to adopting solar energy the country remains very much in the shade.

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The Age

Protester storms Families meeting

Sam Castro from the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance says she was hit in the back of the head by one of the World Congress of Families attendees on their way in Saturday morning.

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Daily Kos

Australian Federal Election (2016?) Modelling

It is now almost a year since the last Australian Federal election, which saw the centre-right Liberal/National Coalition defeat the governing centre-left Labor party and take a 90-55 seat advantage into the 44th Parliament of Australia.

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