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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

PNG women subjected to horrifying domestic violence

Sophie Mangai, a tall, wiry 60-year-old grandmother and battle-scarred women's rights advocate, leads a protest through downtown Wewak on the Papua New Guinea north coast.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Perth now overdose capital

Perth is now the nation's accidental overdose capital, which drug experts blame on a rise in so-called "harmaceuticals", or the abuse of strong painkillers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Australia, World News

10 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Long road to recovery for pub assault victim

Support: Andrew McInnes' mother Beverley McInnes, of Batemans Bay, is looking after her grandchildren Courtney, 13 and Taya,11, as their father recovers.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Yahoo!

Canberra would warn on Thai surrogacy ban

Canberra is ready to campaign to warn Australians against travelling to Thailand to have children by way of a surrogacy program if new Thai legislation bans the practice.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

The Press On-Line

Whitleblower's author and literary stars draw crowds

SHARING STORIES: New Zealand author Eleanor Catton with fellow authors Damon Young, Australia, left, and Anis Mojgani, United States, at last night's Q&A session.

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

Yahoo!

Bali Nine clemency bids still 'in process'

Indonesia's president will not intervene in the case of two Australian men on death row, and his office says improved relations between Canberra and Jakarta will have no bearing on their fate.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia, Prison, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Yahoo!

John Howard Reading Room now open

Want to check out what John Howard thought on a particular topic at some stage in his long political career? That opportunity is available with the opening of the John Howard Reading Room, at the University of NSW Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

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ABC News

Three guilty of serious hammer assault during Kalgoorlie to Esperance crime spree

Three men have been found guilty of seriously assaulting an elderly couple with a hammer during a crime spree in Western Australia across almost 400 kilometres.

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The New Zealand Herald

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, World News,

South China Morning Post

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea forcing communites to evacuate and flights re-route

No immediate reports of injuries or damage but local residents have to leave their homes and Australian airline Qantas changes route of three flights after ash rises A volcano erupted today in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed, officials and reports ... (more)

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, World News, Explosion, Japan,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NEWS.com.au

PNG ash cloud threatens flights

TWO women allegedly drank alcohol in the plane's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and fought, forcing the jet to turn back under a military escort.

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

BeverageDaily

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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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Stars and Stripes

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Often-testy neighbors Indonesia and Australia signed a new security agreement on Thursday to mend a relationship badly damaged by allegations last year that Australia was listening to the telephone conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Sydney Morning Herald

Housing bubble: 'three shaky pillars'

The median house price to income of Sydney is nine times, compared to 6.2 times in New York and 3.2 times in London.

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The New Zealand Herald

Leaders' debate: Dirty Politics drowned out

Prime Minister John Key, right, and Labour Leader David Cunliffe go head to head at the TVNZ leader's debate.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Helen Clark

ZDNet

Uber launches on Gold Coast despite ban

The Thursday launch of Uber on Queensland's Gold Coast came in spite of a state government-issued cease-and-desist order in May, which said that the service's Brisbane operations were in breach of transport regulations.

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Related Topix: Australia

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WRAL.com

Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call from Malaysia Airlines to Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected."

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

The New Zealand Herald

People-trafficking charges laid in NZ for first time

Two men arrested in the Motueka area this morning appeared in Nelson District Court where they were remanded on bail until September 4. The men were charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for allegedly arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.

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The New Zealand Herald

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign to blogging, burning, swearing and smearing, not much of it affects us directly.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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Related Topix: American Samoa, World News

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