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3 hrs ago | Mashable

Lily Allen's Prank Photograph Gets Australian Police Busted

Australian Federal Police are in hot water after they were involved in a prank gone wrong with British pop star Lily Allen.

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6 hrs ago | The Otago Daily Times

Plans to extend work for dole scheme

The unemployed will have to perform 40 job searches a month and up to 25 hours community service per week or lose their payments, under an extension of the federal government's work for the dole scheme.

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11 hrs ago | Right Wing News

Australian Citizen Turned Syrian Terrorist Poses With Heads of...

Sydney, Australia born Mohamed Elomar so hates western life that he left Australia for the killing sands of Syria where he is now enjoying the good life killing people who don't agree with his brand of the "religion of peace" and in sickening new photos he posted to Twitter, he is seen laughing and yucking it up playing with the severed heads of ... (more)

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15 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

MH17 Crash

More than a week after a missile destroyed a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 over eastern Ukraine, the crash site in territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists remains unsecured.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Oceania, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, New Milford, CT

18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Asylum seekers land on Cocos Island

A group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea for weeks on a Customs ship has landed at Cocos Island and could arrive on the Australian mainland within hours, refugee advocates say.

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22 hrs ago | Daily Mail

'Australia's Queen of diamonds' plunges to her death: Designer to...

Scorn of the 'stitch bitch' Alexander McQueen: How legendary A-list designer hit Madonna in the head with a baked potato and banned Victoria Beckham from free frocks, as revealed by his lover Baffling murder of the Harvard law scholar: Professor killed in 'hit' was targeted two days after writing impassioned essay on the death penalty and getting a ... (more)

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Horse

AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

Beautiful halter bred mare.Injured a front leg and may or may not be perm. lame.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Conman plays catch me if you can

A cocky New South Wales radio DJ-turned-conman has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out of pocket.

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Navy Times

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski whose daughter, 25-year-old Fatima, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, sit on part of the wreckage of the crashed aircraft in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Saturday.

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NEWS.com.au

By-election tsunami flushes out political debris

THE parents of Fatima Dyczynski completed their pilgrimage of pain to the MH17 crash site last night, laying flowers atop plane debris.

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Suria

Australia PM defends treatment of...

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

International Business Times

First Australian Bishop Charged With Child Sexual Abuse: Appears in Court

A Catholic bishop prays near the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed, on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 25, 2014.

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Inventor Spot

Did You Say "Ute"? A Loving Look At Australia's Iconic Coupe Utility

Got ute? Polished up front and utilitarian out back of the C-pillar, these versatile pickup-like vehicles rub rugged shoulders with Mad Max's V8 Pursuit Special when it comes to evoking Australian car culture.

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Suria

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops...

Dutch and Australian authorities put their troops on standby for deployment to secure the rebel-held crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 in east Ukraine, where fighting between the army and separatists Friday claimed over a dozen more lives.

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Illawarra Mercury

Files still open on Illawarra murder cases

Illawarra detectives keep open their files on unsolved murders in the hope that one day they can bring closure for the victims' families.

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Thanh Nein News

Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.

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Suria

Australia activist escapes jail over...

An Australian anti-coal activist escaped jail Friday over a fake press release that temporarily wiped more than Aus$300 million from the share price of mining company.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Ararat Advertiser

Kings Cars a finalist in Telstra Australian Business Awards

KINGS Cars is pleased to announce their recent success at the Telstra Australian Business Awards, finishing as a finalist in the Regional Business Awards Category.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt to appeal

Journalist Peter Greste's brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal.

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Wall Street Journal

Strike Threatened at Australian Iron-Ore Port

PERTH, Australia-Tugboat workers at Australia's biggest iron-ore port are again threatening to strike, raising the prospect of disruptions to shipments of the steelmaking ingredient which is Australia's biggest export earner.

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