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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Royal rest day may be just the time to meet the 'locals'

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Princess Mary are accompanied by Australia's Govenor-General Michael Jeffery and his wife, Marlena , as they look at kangaroos during a walk in the grounds of the Government House in Canberra March 9, 2005.

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Related Topix: Australia, Travel, World News, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Canberra, Australia Travel, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth

6 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

George makes light of royal duties

Dressed in dark blue shorts, a striped blue-collared shirt, dark socks and shoes, and wriggling in his mum's arms, he made his much anticipated Australian debut on day five of the Cambridges' visit.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea today and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Solomon Islands, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sky News

Kate And William: Duchess Tries Out Fighter Jet

The Duchess clambers into a cockpit in heels to take the controls after her husband offers: "Do you fancy jumping in the back?" The Duchess of Cambridge turned down a chivalrous offer from her husband as the Royal couple continue their tour of Australia.

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The New Zealand Herald

Jack Tame: Remote death by drone, so 2014

So we killed a dude and no one seems too fazed. What's the deal with that? You'll excuse my casualness, I hope, but it seems to be the way we're approaching this.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

The Age

Gallipoli: Mystery man died in first charge on beach at Anzac Cove

Carnage: An Australian soldier lies wounded as his comrades search for the dead and injured on the day of the Gallipoli landing.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Yahoo!

Brisbane lines up to greet royalty

Queenslanders haven't turned out to see a youthful royal couple woo a crowd since the early years of Charles and Diana's marriage some 31 years ago.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Australia, World News, Prince William

The New Zealand Herald

Revising artistic focus

Art dealer Trish Clark has a quick answer when asked if opening a new gallery is a sign of confidence in the economy.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Suria

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, World News, Tsunami, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

The New Zealand Herald

Once more on to the beach

Two of Maori Television's many Anzac Day documentaries focus on the war in the Pacific during WWII.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, US Navy

NEWS.com.au

French tourist sought after death

POLICE want to speak with a French woman who may have seen tourist Aurelie Lhorme two days before her death on SA's West Coast.

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Related Topix: Australia, Travel, World News, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Movies, Entertainment

The Age

Rat of Tobruk remembers those who lost chance of life

It's a story Jack tells often. There they are, standing at a tram stop in Albert Park, when the well-dressed young man next to him notices his Rats of Tobruk badge.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Africa, Libya

The New Zealand Herald

Paul Morris: How are New Zealanders celebrating Easter?

Only fifty percent of New Zealanders reported themselves as 'Christian' in the 2013 census.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, New Zealand, World News, Good Friday, Opinion

CNN

Undersea drone scans for Flight 370

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Australia,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Yahoo!

Royals highlight of Easter Show

A security guard collapsed. The smell of Dagwood Dogs wafted across the Royal Easter Show.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Prince William

AlertNet

Dengue outbreak at Australian refugee centre sparks concerns

A woman reads a newspaper containing an advertisement publicising the Australian government's new policy on asylum seekers arriving by boat, in Sydney, Australia, August 2, 2013.

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Suria

Asylum-seeker registrations in Indonesia...

The number of asylum-seekers registering in Indonesia has fallen from around 100 a day to 100 a week in recent months, the UN said Thursday, as Australia implemented hardline policies aimed at deterring boatpeople.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia

Star-Telegram.com

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, University of Minnesota, Australia

The New Zealand Herald

KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing - savings lobby

New Zealand's tax system heavily penalises KiwiSaver while offering massive tax breaks to property investors and needs to change, says savings lobbyist the Financial Services Council.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Personal Finance, Retirement

Messenger Newspapers

William hails Australian mountains

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on a Royal Australian Air Force aircraft during the tenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia The stunning views from one of Australia's most visited beauty spots left the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge declaring they will return some ... (more)

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