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1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

People smuggler supported by those he helped to Australia

A PEOPLE smuggler involved in the deaths of 96 people when a boat sank in 2012 is being financially supported in an Indonesian prison by his former clients.


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1 hr ago | The Independent

Bill Kerr dead at 92: Australian actor that became the 'Boy from Wagga Wagga' dies

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1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Former Japanese PM who rode out Fukushima crisis campaigns against Australian uranium

In the skies over Kakadu, a 67-year-old man peers from the window of a tiny plane as it wheels over the mining town of Jabiru and the nearby open-cut uranium mine.


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7 hrs ago | Northern Territory News

PNG ash cloud threatens flights

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin is monitoring the ash cloud from Tavurcur on PNG's East Britain Island, which is slowly drifting southwest.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

11 hrs ago |

Australian PM to visit India, Malaysia

On Abbott's first visit to India as prime minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, India, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

ABC News

Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan found guilty of killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells

It took a Supreme Court jury in Cairns, in far north Queensland, just over two hours to find 43-year-old Brandon Peter MacGowan guilty of the July 2012 killings.


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ABC News

Australian film gets dressed for Bollywood

The wardrobe department for the short film Departure Lounge has been working night and day to add Indian authenticity to the north-Queensland made musical comedy.


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Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Australia's wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer's emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide.


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DFW Catholic

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.


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WIS-TV Columbia

Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.


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WWWM-FM Toledo

LMFAO's Redfoo's Suffers Gash to Face in Bar Attack

LMFAO 's Redfoo suffered a gash on his forehead Wednesday after an unidentified man allegedly threw a glass bottle at the singer in a suburban hotel bar outside Sydney, Australia, according to The Daily Telegraph .


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The Washington Post

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, greets Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.


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Banbridge Today

Fred's search for the local famine orphans who emigrated to Australia

In a quest to find out more about the famine orphan girls from Banbridge, Fredrick Smith and his wife Kathy have made a journey of over 10,000 miles from New South Wales, Australia to the steps of the Workhouse Memorial in Linenhall Street.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, World News,

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said Thursday.


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Australia deports cocaine addict surgeon after prostitute deaths

A Sydney neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fuelled sex sessions at his home has been deported to his native Malaysia, authorities said on Thursday .


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The Advocate

Chaney on mission to unite Australians

Mr Chaney, the Senior Australian of the Year and a former Liberal senator for Western Australia, was in Devonport to support the effort being made in Tasmania towards recognition.


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The Star Online

Australia the new casino hotspot

AUSTRALIA is emerging as the latest hotspot for casino operators as they look to attract Asia's high rollers to the gaming tables as well as its pristine beaches and popular centres like the Great Barrier Reef.


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Australian Man Bites Other Man's Penis Half-Off During Attempted Rape

A man in Queensland, Australia has learned the hard way why you shouldn't attempt to rape people.


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KLAL-FM Little Rock

Lady Gaga Joins Queen Onstage in Australia; Will Be Face of H&M's Holiday Campaign

Lady Gaga's stage name came from "Radio Gaga," a song by legendary rock group Queen , of which Gaga is a huge fan.


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The Drinks Business

Drop in Western Australian exports to China

The Western Australian wine industry is being forced to reassess the extent of its reliance on China after seeing a sharp fall in sales and volume.


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