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2015/05/06 19:23
2015/05/06 19:23
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HE lifted the dead man's feet about 8cm from the ground before realising he could not help his new mates dispose of the body. Andrew Kuiper, 46, had just arrived on a roadside at Coominya with two...
2015/05/06 19:18
2015/05/06 19:18
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Dead at 71 ... Singer Errol Brown poses with his wife Ginette after receiving an MBE, for his services to pop music. Despite his image as a sex symbol, Brown did not buy into the rock'n'roll lifestyle...
Hot Chocolate singer dies aged 71
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Errol Brown, singer
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2015/05/06 19:05
2015/05/06 19:05
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The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after 'rehearsing' the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators say. The BEA civil aviation...
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2015/05/06 18:34
2015/05/06 18:34
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THE fate of a young Australian man facing the death penalty in China hangs in the balance as his trial for alleged drug smuggling gets under way. PETER Gardner, 25, was arrested in November after...
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Aussie on trial in China over drugs
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Aussie on trial in China over drugs
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Aussie on trial in China over drugs
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Aussie on trial in China over drugs
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2015/05/06 18:29
2015/05/06 18:29
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A 50-YEAR-OLD deputy principal at a private high school in NSW's south has been charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl. THE student told police she was assaulted at the school on April...
Read more at Herald Sun, News.com.au, Daily Telegraph, Illawarra Mercury, + 8 more articles
2015/05/06 18:29
2015/05/06 18:29
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THE cross-examination of Rachelle Louise is set to continue in her defamation trial against Nationwide News. THE ex-girlfriend of convicted killer Simon Gittany will take the stand for the third day...
Read more at Herald Sun, News.com.au, Daily Telegraph, Perth Now, + 38 more articles
2015/05/06 18:05
2015/05/06 18:05
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Salman Khan walks with his mother as he leaves home for court in Mumbai. Photo: AP Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing a homeless man with...
Read more at WA Today, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, + 201 more articles
2015/05/06 16:46
2015/05/06 16:46
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Cars were overturned when the tornado hit the small town of Buetzow. Photo: AP One man has been killed and more than 30 people injured when a tornado and violent storms hit northern Germany, ripping...
Read more at Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, Daily Mail, The Malaysian Insider, + 7 more articles
2015/05/06 16:20
2015/05/06 16:20
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The four men accused of killing Farkhunda. Photo: AP An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran in Kabul, a case...
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2015/05/06 16:19
2015/05/06 16:19
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The census has been saved and the Australian Bureau of Statistics will get a $250 million funding boost as part of the biggest technology upgrade in its 110-year history. The census has been saved...
Read more at The Border Mail, Illawarra Mercury, The Courier, Northern Daily Leader, + 12 more articles
2015/05/06 15:55
2015/05/06 15:55
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Suicide prevention experts need to learn from the success in researching and treating breast cancer seen in Australia if they are going to be able to lower suicide rates, the head of Suicide...
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2015/05/06 15:24
2015/05/06 15:24
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Source: BankWest Workers checking their phone late at night and while on holiday is causing widespread burnout, depression and even death, a new survey warns. The Bankwest survey of small business...
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2015/05/06 15:19
2015/05/06 15:19
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Sam and Jazz, two English springer spaniels, were employed last week by the Department of Environment to tackle one of the biggest scourges in the Victorian bush: the fox. One works while the other...
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2015/05/06 14:46
2015/05/06 14:46
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FORMER GP Richard Di Natale was elected unopposed as the new leader of the Greens on Wednesday — but don’t be fooled. The obscure senator won thanks to a secret plot that will actually leave the...
Read more at Daily Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, The Border Mail, Herald Sun, + 100 more articles
2015/05/06 14:46
2015/05/06 14:46
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Struggle Street participants: Ashley (second left) and Peta (third left) Kennedy and their family. Photo: Supplied Earlier this week, a critic of Struggle Street – who had not seen the show –...
Read more at Canberra Times, The North West Star, Daily Liberal, The Border Mail, + 9 more articles
2015/05/06 13:29
2015/05/06 13:29
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THE powerful police union will demand a 5 per cent a year pay boost for its members as the latest EBA claim hits the Andrews Government. Major public sector unions across the state are calling for...
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Vic govt already facing union fight
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Vic govt already facing union fight
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Vic govt already facing union fight
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Vic govt already facing union fight
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Vic govt already facing union fight
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2015/05/06 13:22
2015/05/06 13:22
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Commonwealth Bank, which fell nearly 6 per cent, and Woolworths were responsible for more than one-third of the massive loss on the ASX200 on Wednesday. Australian shares lost close to $40 billion in...
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2015/05/06 12:29
2015/05/06 12:29
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ALMOST $38 billion has been stripped from the nation’s top companies as fears of a downturn among the big four banks sparked the sharemarket’s ugliest day in more than two years. The benchmark ASX...
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2015/05/06 12:19
2015/05/06 12:19
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Abbott government says most staff seem unenthusiastic about industrial action. The main public service union is preparing for the "fight of its life", but the Abbott government says most staff seem...
Read more at The Border Mail, The Age, Western Advocate, The Border Mail, + 24 more articles
2015/05/06 12:15
2015/05/06 12:15
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Australia shares a similar challenge in moving away from coal as Saudi Arabia does in reducing its economic dependency on oil, the United Nations' top climate negotiator says. Australia shares a...
Read more at Illawarra Mercury, The Border Mail, The Courier, Northern Daily Leader, + 10 more articles
2015/05/06 12:12
2015/05/06 12:12
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The Oxford English Dictionary will consider including the gender neutral title "Mx" in the next edition, to represent transgender people and those who don't identify by gender. The Oxford English...
Read more at The Courier, Northern Daily Leader, The Young Witness, Western Advocate, + 10 more articles
2015/05/06 12:05
2015/05/06 12:05
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A BILL to affirm all previous findings of the NSW anti-corruption watchdog has passed swiftly through the upper house without amendment. THE Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment...
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2015/05/06 11:55
2015/05/06 11:55
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The non-core parts of BHP Billiton look almost certain to be spun off into a new entity, with proxy votes backing the South32 demerger. At the conclusion of a general meeting in Perth, it was...
Read more at Business Spectator, Business Spectator, iol.co.za, Canberra Times, + 4 more articles
2015/05/06 11:15
2015/05/06 11:15
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CCTV footage has captured the moment a woman was left critically injured after a falling STOP sign struck her on the head in Burwood. A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a freak chain...
Read more at Illawarra Mercury, Northern Daily Leader, The Young Witness, Western Advocate, + 4 more articles
2015/05/06 10:20
2015/05/06 10:20
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Scores: New regulations require every school in NSW to record incidents of cheating for the HSC. Photo: Rick Stevens Students stuffing microphones into their shirts, notes into their underpants and...
Read more at The Age, The Border Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, Illawarra Mercury, + 11 more articles
2015/05/06 10:18
2015/05/06 10:18
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Melbourne University student Nadege Hamdad is still waiting for her Austudy payment despite applying to Centrelink in February. Photo: Justin McManus Australian students are being forced into poverty...
Read more at Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Northern Daily Leader, The Young Witness, + 6 more articles
2015/05/06 09:20
2015/05/06 09:20
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Malka Leifer. A school principal used a student's abusive home life as a way to groom and then sexually abuse her over several years, a court has heard. A former student of Adass Israel Girls...
Read more at The Age, The Border Mail, The Courier, Herald Sun
2015/05/06 08:53
2015/05/06 08:53
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The major accounting firms and other consultants would be forced to disclose all meetings with the federal government and the Australian Tax Office under a policy proposal to be debated by the ALP...
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2015/05/06 08:36
2015/05/06 08:36
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ALMOST half of Australian voters polled about the nation's relationship with Indonesia believe the Abbott Government is mishandling the relationship. The Essential Media poll of more than 1700 people...
Read more at Northern Star, The Daily Mercury, Toowoomba Chronicle, Queensland Times, + 3 more articles
2015/05/06 08:16
2015/05/06 08:16
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PLANNED changes to rules governing the ownership and location of pharmacies won't necessarily benefit the sector, the chairman of drugs wholesaler Sigma Pharmaceuticals says. THE recent Harper...
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Beware pharmacy rule changes: Sigma
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Beware pharmacy rule changes: Sigma
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Beware pharmacy rule changes: Sigma
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Sigma warns on pharmacy changes
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