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22 min ago | Pasadena Star-News

Steve Smith: AC/DC retirement rumors; Abba turns down reunion offer

Mark Gable, front man for another veteran Australian hard rock group, The Choirboys, and close friend of the Aussie rock stars, told Australia's ABC radio that AC/DC's 61-year-old rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is seriously ill - so much so that he will never perform live again.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, ABBA, Oceania, World News, Life, Holidays, Christmas, 9

2 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

William hails 'confident' Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to cut the 'flower ribbon' when they officially open the Visitor's Centre at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, during their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.


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3 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

NASA's TRMM Satellite Adds Up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian Soaking

After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Science / Technology, NASA, World News,

7 hrs ago |

Monster shark tagged off Australian coast

MAKE no mistake, Jaws is out there. And we have a picture to prove it. Weighing a whopping 1600kg, this great white's lurking in waters too close for comfort.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News

11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


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14 hrs ago | The Sydney Morning Herald

AC/DC's Malcolm Young so sick unable to perform live: friend Mark Gable

Malcom Young is suspected of being in too poor health to continue with AC/DC .. Younger brother Angus Young, left, is also in the iconic rock group.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, World News, Oceania

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Townsville 'terror foot soldier' killed

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.

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Related Topix: World News, Oceania, Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Flood, Drugs

The Wichita Eagle

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell had told a corruption inquiry on Tuesday that he never received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds' "Grange Hermitage" as a gift from businessman Nick Di Girolamo congratulating him on his 2011 election win.


Related Topix: World News, Wichita, KS, Health

WWWM-FM Toledo

John Mayer Covers Beyonce Onstage in Australia

On April 12, John tweeted , "The best thing about Beyonc? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO.


Related Topix: World News

Australia readies for royal visit

THEY'LL see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Taronga Zoo but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - aka Prince William and Kate - are in for anything but an average tourist experience when they touch down in Sydney on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Prince William, Sydney, Australia Travel,


Ita destroyed 90 per cent of sugar cane

"It's too early to just make a blanket statement to say industry x needs this and industry y needs that," he told reporters in Cairns on Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Oceania,


Qld killer escaped 'after dog squad cuts'

The removal of prison night patrol dog squads was a factor that enabled a murderer and an armed robber to escape from a low security jail near Rockhampton, a union delegate says.


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The Star Online

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Age

Rolling Stones announce extra Australian tour dates

Extra tour dates ... Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones will perform two more Australian shows.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Oceania, World News

KCCI-TV Des Moines

MH370: Sub returns to surface after just 6 hours

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Related Topix: World News, Oil Spill, US Military, US Navy

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Official says sub will be used in search for jet

A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Glenn Cross.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Oceania,

Robotic submarine deployed in search for planeFILE - " In this April...

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing in the Indian Ocean, as search efforts continue for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Oceania, World News, Ilyushin Il-76, Aircraft, Ilyushin Aircraft, Military Aircraft

Crayfish Australia: Fascinating new crayfish species is a ferocious cannibal

Scientists have discovered that Australia 's most advanced and fastest expanding regions was hiding one of the world 's smallest species of crayfish.


Related Topix: World News


Qld man on seven attempted murder charges

A Queensland man is expected to undergo psychiatric testing after allegedly ploughing his prime-mover into a house, and setting it on fire.


Related Topix: World News


After Japan beef deal, Australia eyes cattle sales to China

Hot on the back of winning lower tariffs for beef exports from its largest buyer Japan, Australia is setting its sights on winning another major prize for its beef industry by persuading China to open its market to live cattle sales.


Related Topix: Oceania, Life, Food, Beef, Meat