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In the last few years prescriptions of opioids for chronic pain have skyrocketed creating a new wave of drug addicts.
3 hrs ago | The Age
We know the two great certainties in life are death and taxes, but many thought there was a third: the inexorable rise in consumption of electricity.
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Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama's campaign rally in Sydney was met by a protest Saturday, as the military strongman prepares for the Pacific state's first election in eight years.
The 25-year-old from Sandhurst was left in a critical condition after falling from the tree in an area near Sydney.
Bega's Kezie Apps is taking the world of women's full contact rugby league by storm, quickly progressing from regional representative duties to this week being named in the Australian Jillaroos squad.
Melbourne: BP, the operator of the biggest oil refinery in Australia, plans to spend A$10 billion this decade expanding its filling station network and developing oil and gas projects such as the Browse venture.
Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.
When you live in place as hot as Australia , it can be hard to stop yourself from switching on air conditioning.
As if Australia's spiders weren't big and scary enough, it turns out denser, busier cities are allowing some of them to grow even bigger.
A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.
Google has no plans to take on the nation's big banks in payments by launching its "digital wallet" in the domestic market, says Australian managing director Maile Carnegie.
Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
A Facebook photo of the 14.5-foot albino crocodile locals of the Northern Territory of Australia dubbed 'Michael Jackson.'
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A common orb-weaving spider may grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 08:31 am
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