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News on Oceania continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

Absence of Ebola testing shocks Kiwi

A New Zealander who arrived back in the country this week from Liberia - where an Ebola outbreak has killed almost 600 people - says he is shocked there was no testing as he passed through New Zealand Customs.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Liberia, Africa,

1 hr ago | Dominion Post

Kiwis set out to conquer Edinburgh Fringe

The New Zealand performer has two shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is handing out flyers to promote them.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

3 hrs ago | Digital Post Production

Documenting A Road Trip Via Video

Long distances hold no fear for me. As a young 'un , it was nothing to get in the trusty Holden HK panel van and drive from Port Hedland to Perth some 1600Kms away.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Cameras, Camcorders

7 hrs ago | The Age

Topless barmaids ban order ignored at SAS base

Troops disregarded a command to ban topless barmaids from a government military recreation club adjoining Australia's main special forces base in Perth, the Defence Department has admitted.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, US Military, Campbell Barracks, US Army

11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Singapore, Australia to boost intelligence-sharing on jihadis

Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

12 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Blue Batman: the new party drug that can kill

Police have issued a warning about a new party drug known as "Blue Batman" that has been linked to the death of a Sydney teenager.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Australia, World News

16 hrs ago | West Australian

Santos hikes dividend as gas price rises

The pain of rising gas prices for Australia's east coast consumers has been Santos shareholders' gain in the form of a 33 per cent dividend hike.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Papua New Guinea

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Age

Google Wallet not coming to Australia

"My job is to really look and say, 'what are the big problems or opportunities to solve in Australia?' and there are much more exciting things on my plate."

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Sydney Morning Herald

'The trucks are s--t, I don't want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Key hits out at 'stealing of election'

Prime Minister John Key yesterday hit back hard over the Dirty Politics allegations against him and his Government, warning that a hacker and the political left were "trying to take an election off New Zealanders".

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, New Zealand, World News

NEWS.com.au

It's time to fire up, Australia

COMMENT: A national whinge feast won't fix the budget or fire up growth; there's only one way to do that ... unleash your inner mongrel.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The Age

Barati accused tried to fake death

One of the men charged over the death of asylum seeker Reza Barati tried to fake his own death to evade capture, Papua New Guinea police will allege.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Journalism, Terrorism

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Migration boom hits 11-year high

New Zealand's annual migration extended its decade highs in July, with the inflow continuing to surpass Treasury and Reserve Bank expectations.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Sonny Bill a shoe-in for nice guy award

Sonny Bill Williams' training session in Apia ended with the league star giving his shoes and socks to Toe Evile.

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Related Topix: Samoa, World News

The Age

Asia-born residents out-live native Australians, data shows

Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The Age

PNG quiet over expat lead on Manus murder

The Australian Federal Police say they've received no request from their Papua New Guinean counterparts to trace or interview expatriate suspects in the murder of Iranian asylum-seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data

A survey has found that one in every 20 public servants has seen a colleague inappropriately accessing or misusing a client's personal information in the past year.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster than National.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Boat Disaster

BBC News

Arrests over PNG asylum-seeker death

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two men with the murder of a man seeking asylum in Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

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