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1 hr ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Anti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption

Anti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a year.

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6 hrs ago | International Business Times

ISIS Threat: Australia Terror Alert Level at 'Medium' as...

George Brandis has confirmed that the terror alert raised by UK intelligence agencies was seen as a move to weaken the threat of foreign fighters going back to Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjarl west of Mosul, arrive at Dohuk province, August 4, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Whose to blame for ocean trash? Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries

Researchers have created a new model that could help determine what area of the world is to blame for each ocean garbage patch of floating debris - a difficult task for a system as complex and massive as the ocean.

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8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Rogue eyes Oz after Hancocks deal

A deal with liquor distributor Hancocks is just the tonic Auckland-based Rogue Society Gin needs as it eyes expansion to Australia, says co-founder Daniel McLaughlin.

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12 hrs ago | Daily Times

Australia axes contested mining tax : September 02, 2014,

SYDNEY Australia on Tuesday agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators, including mining tycoon Clive Palmer.

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16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Australian actor Ryan Corr pleads guilty to drugs charges after he...

Ryan Corr is could be the next 'Al Pacino or Steve Buscemi' his lawyer says as the Australian actor pleads guilty to heroin possession Award-winning film and television star Ryan Corr has pleaded guilty to possessing heroin in court today as a who's who of actors from Australia and overseas supplied character references for him.

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19 hrs ago | Yahoo!

WA man in Indonesia court over fatal crash

An Australian man has arrived at an Indonesian court to face charges of causing a motorbike crash that killed a local woman.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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