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1 hr ago | ABC News

New Zealand, Australian Men Killed in Yemen Strike

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday that a New Zealand man and an Australian man with links to terrorism were killed in November during a drone strike in Yemen.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Terrorism

2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

New Zealander killed in Yemen anti-terror strike

Stephen Parker, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, confirmed the man was a joint citizen of New Zealand and Australia.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Terrorism, Wichita, KS

7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Paul Moon: Pre-election anti-Asian sentiment taints us all

New Zealand has a long and ignominious history of suspicion and hostility towards people of Asian descent which - as recent sneering comments about Chinese property investors reveal - has never quite disappeared.

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11 hrs ago | The Star Online

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.

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15 hrs ago | The Age

Royal tour a relaxed family affair

When the Herald reported on the trip to Australia of Prince Charles, Lady Diana and Prince William in April 1983, it was with much the same sentiment that befits the son's visit, 31 years later: ''The main fear here is that the royal couple are going to get loved to death.'

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William, Sydney, Australia Travel, Entertainment

19 hrs ago | The Age

Rolling Stones announce extra Australian tour dates

Extra tour dates ... Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones will perform two more Australian shows.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Australia, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Ita destroyed 90 per cent of sugar cane

"It's too early to just make a blanket statement to say industry x needs this and industry y needs that," he told reporters in Cairns on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters,

ABC News

American Samoa Schools Reopen After Pink Eye Woes

Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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Related Topix: American Samoa, World News, Medicine, Conjunctivitis, Health

The New Zealand Herald

Rethink on foreign home-buying

Prime Minister John Key yesterday accepted there may be merit in gathering more data on foreign ownership of New Zealand housing as Opposition parties continued to criticise his Government for failing to prevent overseas buyers bidding up property prices.

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International Business Times

Twin Powerful Quakes Strike Solomon Islands, No Tsunami Threat to U.S., Pacific Regions

Solomon Islands has been struck by twin powerful quakes on Sunday. A 7.6 tremor woke the residents of Solomon's capital Honiara early Sunday.

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Related Topix: World News, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing in the Indian Ocean, as search efforts continue for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Australia, World News,

Yahoo!

Fresh quakes terrify Solomons victims

A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands has sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood, but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers say.

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Related Topix: World News, Solomon Islands, Natural Disasters, Flood, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Official says sub will be used in search for jet

A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Glenn Cross.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Australia,

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Yahoo!

SA search resumes for missing Frenchwoman

South Australian police are looking for people in a motorhome who may have spoken to a Frenchwoman shortly before she went missing on the remote west coast.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The Age

Tony Abbott slumps in polls

On the up: In the preferred prime minister poll Bill Shorten is 44 per cent to Tony Abbott's 45 per cent.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Life, Holidays, Christmas

The Hartford Courant

Australia says progress towards G20 growth target "unacceptable"

Slow progress towards meeting economic growth targets set by the Group of 20 bloc of advanced and developing nations this year is "unacceptable", Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Ansonia, CT

Yahoo!

Dead toddler's mum appeals to Domaszewicz

The mother of murdered toddler Jaidyn Leskie has appealed to the man acquitted of his murder to come clean about her boy's death.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

West Australian

Australia says progress towards G20 growth target 'unacceptable'

Financial leaders Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega, South Korea's Finance Minister Hyun Oh-seok, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy Ali Babacan, Australia's Treasurer and this year's chairman of the G20 Joe Hockey, IMF Managing Director ... (more)

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Wills, Kate turn New Zealand crowds 'all gooey'

The last time there was a royal visit here was a generation ago, in 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip came just after the Queen's coronation.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Elizabeth Ii, Autos

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Wills, Kate turn New Zealand crowds 'all gooey'

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Elizabeth Ii

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