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2 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Building approvals 'passed their peak'

Australia can't pin all its hopes on the housing sector to drive the economic recovery, as building approvals appear to have passed their peak.

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6 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Robin Gibb's final song to be released

The final song to be written by the late Robin Gibb, recorded in a bedroom using an iPad, is to be released on an album of previously unheard recordings by the Bee Gees star.

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Related Topix: iPod touchiPad App, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, The Bee Gees, Pop/Rock,

10 hrs ago | The Age

Jihadi Khaled Sharrouf says he would have launched attack in Australia

A Sydney jihadi wanted on terrorism offences has issued an extraordinary statement, threatening a terrorist attack on Australian soil and claiming he would have carried out one, had he not left for the battlefields in Syria and Iraq last year.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Oceania, World News, Israel, Middle East

12 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Amusement park tries to set shaved-heads record

MASON, OHIO: A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer.

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12 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

SA man charged over 40-year NSW rape, murder case

PRISON officers will put the state's jails into lockdown if plans to reintroduce a dedicated dog squad within Correctional Services proceed.

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16 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers' mental health

Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum-seekers onto Christmas Island August 21, 2013, after they were rescued by the Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta from a crowded boat that had foundered at sea.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

West Australian

Asia agribusiness giants tie up to boost China-Australia trade

Three of Asia's leading agribusinesses have joined iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest in what he described Thursday as an "unprecedented" 100-year partnership to position Australia as China's food bowl.

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ABC News

Australians Leaders Differ on Russian Role in War

Australia's prime minister and foreign minister have sent mixed messages on whether Russia is frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.

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Neatorama

4 Inmates in Australia Repeatedly Break out of Prison, Get Drunk,...

During the night, the four inmates at a prison in Darwin, Australia climbed over the fence, where they met partners on the outside.

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The Independent

Australian model Robyn Lawley stages naked protest against huge coal...

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Detroit Free Press

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

CANBERRA, Australia -- An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

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Related Topix: World News, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

WikiLeaks breaks gag order

Australians, intrigued by the latest revelation from WikiLeaks, took to social media to pass on a document they were never meant to see.

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Related Topix: WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Travel, Europe, United Kingdom Travel, World News, United Kingdom, Europe Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

The Courier

Guilty plea for lighting fire on total fire ban day

A BALLARAT man told police he had lit a fire at 3pm on a summer day of total fire ban for warmth and light, a court has heard.

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The Willits News

Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.

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M2.com

Western Australian delegation explores business opportunities in Aberdeen

The Granite City's profile as an international centre of excellence in the energy industry was under the spotlight today when a parliamentary delegation from Western Australia visited the city.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Humboldt Beacon

EPD: 11 firearms seized after search warrant, no arrests

Criminal Investigations Section , served a Search Warrant at the 3500 block of Summer Street in Eureka.

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West Australian

Tabcorp buys ACT gaming business

As part of the deal, the ACT government will issue Tabcorp with a totaliser and sports bookmaking licence, while the company will pay an annual $1 million licence fee.

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CNN

Australia's CIO Billionaire Earl Reginald Stevenson Steps Up Attacks on Russian President Putin

July 29, 2014 - Moscow, Russia - Australia's super hedge fund billionaire CIO, Earl Reginald Stevenson, today increased his attack on Russian President Putin.

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ABC News

Queensland and Western Australia short of milk, as national production declines

It's not uncommon for Queensland to run low in the colder months but the problem has increased in recent years as farmers leave the industry.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Oceania, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology,

Illawarra Mercury

St-George Illawarra Dragon Craig Garvey guilty of assault

ST George Illawarra Dragons player Craig Garvey is facing a possible jail term after being found guilty of violently assaulting a man in a Wollongong pub in February.

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