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Tony Abbott has branded Russia's latest actions in Ukraine an invasion and says it's "completely, absolutely and utterly…

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US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still did not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, …

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Virgin Australia posts $355.6m loss

Virgin Australia has more than trebled its full-year loss to $355.6 million, and is selling a minority stake in its Velocity …

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'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comf…

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ACCI chief economist stood down over Facebook comments

The chief economist with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Burchell Wilson, has until next week to say …

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US says Russia has 'outright lied' about Ukraine

Washington's envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council Thursday that Russia "must stop lying," acc…

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Cheaper foreign workers under government plan

A new federal government plan to ease labour shortages will enable employers to hire foreign workers on salaries up to 10 per…

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Somalia sues Kenya at top UN court over maritime border

Somalia took its maritime border dispute with Kenya to the United Nations' top court on Thursday, which could decide the…

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Andrews cancels family conference speech

Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his planned speech at the World Congress of Families conference organise…

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Argentines strike over ailing economy

Argentine workers launched a general strike Thursday to protest rising unemployment and runaway inflation, adding to Presiden…

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Man found guilty of double murder

A Cairns mechanic has been convicted of murdering a Mount Isa couple after a dispute over a panel van restoration.…

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested …

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RET review panel panned

The Climate Council says the panel that reviewed the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is biased and lacks credibility, and says …

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Disputed Kurdish oil tanker mysteriously goes dark off Texas coast

A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the lat…

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Treatment of children in immigration detention criticised

The former Chief Justice of the Family Court has likened the treatment of children in immigration detention to that received …

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Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests

A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local offici…

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Man's body found on Gold Coast

A report is being prepared for the Queensland coroner after a man's body was found on the Gold Coast. Police say the bod…

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Ebola death toll passes 1,500 as regional crisis talks begin

The West African bloc ECOWAS is meeting in Accra on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak. Duration: 01:00…

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All the Hollywood news

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married Saturday at Château Miraval in France.…

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Kurdish forces pound Islamic State militants northeast of Baghdad

Iraqi Kurdish forces are in a push to dislodge Islamic State militants from two strategic positions northeast of Baghdad that…

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Elephants 'lovin' polo tournament

Some elephants in Thailand are getting a much needed break from begging in the city streets thanks to an annual polo tourname…

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Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's President

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday (August 28), cementing his position as its most power…

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Here's the latest news for Thursday, August 28th: Israel keeps a close watch on Syria; IMF supports Lagarde; Joan Rivers…

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Is it a plane? No, it's a hoverbike

UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-manouvering a helicopter and presenting a…

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Call for More Regulations After Ariz. Uzi Death

The accidental shooting death of the firing-range instructor in Arizona set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, w…

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Obama leads condemnation as West rounds on Russia

Ukraine and the West said that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, r…

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Obama on Ukraine, Russia and Syria

President Barack Obama said it is plain for world to see that Russian forces are in Ukraine. In a wide-ranging press conferen…

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Amid Grave Ebola Estimates, US to Test Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health will start the first human safety trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine next week, amid a…

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NATO satellite images show Russian combat units in Ukraine

A senior NATO official says that "well over a thousand" Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine and warned tha…

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Russian Columns Enter Ukraine, Obama Lays Blame

Top Ukrainian official says two columns of Russian tanks, military vehicles fired missiles at a border post then roll into th…

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Pair arrested for meth lab in church

Two Illinois women have been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine inside the kitchen of a rural church. (Aug.…

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Officials: last shelling in rebel-controlled Donetsk kills 15

Shelling in Ukraine's rebel-controlled city Donetsk has killed 15 since midday Thursday, local authorities said, describing t…

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Restrictions ease at border allows more goods into Gaza

Israel is to ease restrictions on its two crossings into Gaza to allow greater movement of people and goods under terms of a …

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Army wives ask Russia to come clean on troops in Ukraine

Several dozen women gather outside a military base in central Russia to demand Moscow come clean about where their husbands a…

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Obama: No US Military Action in Ukraine

President Barack Obama is blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, but says the U.S. won't take militar…

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Obama on IS in Syria: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday he did not yet have a strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria, quelling specul…

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Expert Says US Radicalization Is Home Grown

Counterterrorism director Matthew Levitt at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy says much of the radicalization of …

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Some shopping centre trolley collectors are being taken for a ride by employers, and the Fair Work Ombudsman isn't having a bar of…

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Indian economy warms in after-glow of Modi's triumph

The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumber…

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Super sees biggest contributions since GFC

Australians' retirement nest-eggs are enjoying the fruits of a more stable global economy. Contributions to superannuati…

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Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare

Asian shares slumped in early trading on Friday, after flaring Ukraine tensions ruined investors' appetite for risk and …

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Virgin Australia posts $355.6m loss

Virgin Australia has more than trebled its full-year loss to $355.6 million, and is selling a minority stake in its Velocity …

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South Korea industrial output up for two straight months

South Korea's industrial output grew for the second straight month in July, raising expectations that the country's…

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NAB to float US subsidiary

National Australia Bank will float its US subsidiary Great Western Bank as it looks to focus on its core Australian and New Z…

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Malaysia's Petronas signs $550 mn Argentine shale deal

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF signed a deal Thursday to invest $550 million to develop shal…

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Woolworths profit up 8.5%

Woolworths has lifted its profit 8.5 per cent and is expects a moderate increase for the year ahead. The retail giant made a …

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Japan household spending slumps, output flat as tax pain persists

Japanese household spending fell more than expected and factory output remained anaemic in July after plunging last month, go…

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ACCI chief economist stood down over Facebook comments

The chief economist with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Burchell Wilson, has until next week to say …

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Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, Presid…

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RET changes could stifle sugar industry investment

Australia's sugar milling industry says it could miss out on $1 billion of growth if the Federal Government adopts recom…

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Productivity goes negative as China slips towards middle-income trap - study

Chinese productivity growth has gone into reverse for the first time since the Cultural Revolution tore the country apart in …

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Harvey Norman optimistic after sales lift

Harvey Norman expects the strengthening housing market to boost its business, after achieving sales and profit growth in the …

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A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of mor…

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Qantas at risk of ratings downgrade

Qantas will need to come good on its promise to improve its earnings and lower debt in the next six months if it is to avoid …

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Japan defense budget request highest ever as Abe boosts military

Japan's defense planners are seeking its biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year, including a bulk order of patro…

Abbott slams Russia on Ukraine 'invasion'

Tony Abbott has branded Russia's latest actions in Ukraine an invasion and says it's "completely, absolutely a…

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Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allow…

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US, China plan followup to Sunnylands summit in November

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at odds over China's increasing assertiveness in Asia and is…

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Andrews cancels family conference speech

Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his planned speech at the World Congress of Families conference organise…

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Obama says 'no strategy yet' as ISIS executes Syrian troops

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still did not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, …

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We need foreign investment to grow: Hockey

Treasurer Joe Hockey has issued a fresh invitation to Chinese state-owned enterprises to invest in Australia. In a keynote sp…

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Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in U…

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RET review panel panned

The Climate Council says the panel that reviewed the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is biased and lacks credibility, and says …

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Saudi crown prince to discuss jihadist threat on French trip

Saudi Arabia's crown prince will next week visit France and hold talks with French leaders that will touch on the threat…

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Malaysia Airlines disasters to loom large during PM visit

The shared grief of the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters will cast a sombre tone over Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit…

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Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulte…

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Cheaper foreign workers under government plan

A new federal government plan to ease labour shortages will enable employers to hire foreign workers on salaries up to 10 per…

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Putin calls on pro-Russian rebels to let Ukraine troops leave encirclement

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian rebels to provide a humanitarian corridor in east Ukraine for encircle…

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Pyne, Albanese back Qantas after loss

Senior federal MPs have defended Qantas CEO Alan Joyce after the airline's recorded a $2.8 billion annual loss. Liberal …

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of rec…

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Victorian ministers caught up in East West Link protest

Victorian Government ministers have been jostled as police clashed with protesters trying to block a Liberal Party fundraiser…

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Pakistan army chief intervenes in political crisis

Pakistan's army chief was named mediator Thursday in a fortnight-long political crisis, fuelling speculation that the mi…

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EPA probes Ballarat council burn-off

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating material burnt off behind the Ballarat Airport this week.…

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Qantas shares rally as Joyce vows to stay put

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce brushed off calls to resign as shares in the carrier rallied further Friday after it foreca…

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Australia's more innovative contemporary designers on show in WA Art Gallery Collection

Ten years of collecting the work of contemporary Australian designers has come to fruition with an exhibition showcasing the …

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Australia and US to share information on travellers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian and U.S. governments signed an information-sharing agreement Wednesday to bol…

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Nick Kyrgios advances to US Open third round

Australia's Nick Kyrgios is through to the third round of the US Open after a straight-sets win over Italy's Andrea…

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Tasmanian budget: Treasurer, Premier hit the road to spruik state budget

The Tasmanian Premier and Treasurer have fielded questions from Hobart's business community and defended budget cuts some hav…

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Australian supermarket giant Woolworths lifts profit

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Friday posted an 8.5 percent rise in its full-year net profit, boosted by growth in i…

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Animals more interesting than humans on TV

Dating animals have proved more popular than dating humans after The World's Oddest Animal Couples beat The Bachelor in …

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl

No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl…

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Australian Rugby Union backs inclusion as gay world cup kicks off

The Australian Rugby Union Friday endorsed a new inclusion policy designed to stamp out all forms of discrimination and homop…

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Coalition accused of ignoring suicide prevention policy after failing to implement report's recommendations

The Coalition has voted against a motion calling on it to deliver on one of its election promises, to implement the recommend…

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Virgin Australia annual net loss almost triples

Virgin Australia on Friday posted an annual net loss of Aus$355.6 million (US$332 million) as intense competition led by Qant…

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested …

AP
Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room. Vis…

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Dating animals have proved more popular than dating humans after The World's Oddest Animal Couples beat The Bachelor in the overni…

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Jolie and Pitt wed in private ceremony in France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.…

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TV game changing but ad spend still king

The two traditional rivals of Australian television are facing up to a new reality where television isn't what it used t…

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Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office wh…

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American pop singer Redfoo attacked at Australian pub

Redfoo, one half of LMFAO the U.S. pop duo behind the hit single "I'm Sexy and I Know It", has been hit with …

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Shakira pregnant with baby No. 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twi…

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Celebrating South Australian great Tom Kruse

New film celebrates the Birdsville mail man…

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Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

NEW YORK (AP) — How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nin…

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Music festival fails in attempt to move to rural property

Southbound music festival's attempt to create a 'Woodstock like' festival knocked back by Margaret River resid…

AP
Movie academy to honor Belafonte, O'Hara

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara are among those who will be honored by the motion picture ac…

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Smoking street art divides Fitzroy locals

New street art depicting a smoking, beer-drinking, pie-eating man has divided residents of Fitzroy, Melbourne.…

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Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss is getting into the picture book business. "Outlaw Pete," which is based on a ballad…

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Brisbane embraces an underground zine and comic movement

The zine and comic movement is set to emerge above ground this weekend with more than 3,000 creators from across the country …

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Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display 75 years after premiere

Before "Gone with the Wind" hit the screen, it was a questionable investment that became a touchstone for race rela…

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Viewers have a thirst for real cop shows

Watching drunks being caught driving, drug busts and smugglers has become a Wednesday night thrill for a lot of viewers. The …

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Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against'X-Men

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Br…

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Music star Redfoo glassed at Sydney pub

X-Factor judge Redfoo has been injured in a glassing incident at a pub in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Redfoo, 39, suffered…

AFP
Tony Soprano didn't die, show's creator reveals

Famed mob boss Tony Soprano did not die at the end of the iconic TV show's last season, its creator revealed Wednesday. …

AP
Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

NEW YORK (AP) — How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nin…

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Camels to pick up the pace for Broome races

Broome's camels will pick up their usual leisurely pace when they compete in this weekend's inaugural Camel Cup.…

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Over 90 new items have gone on display in a refresh of the Treasures Gallery at the NLA…

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Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but …

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Greg Francis' love affair with the Volvo 122S

Don't believe everything you hear about Volvo drivers.…

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Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Inter…

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Mystery surrounds the discovery of a 19th century portrait

A rare and haunting image of a young, unidentified Indigenous woman has been donated to the Australian Institute of Aborigina…

AP
Five-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on two feet

Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.…

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Scottish chef goes native in Adelaide

Scottish-born chef of Orana Restaurant, Jock Zonfrillo first visited Australia in the 1990s and then emigrated here in 2000.…

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Chanel launches loose powder version of Vitalumière foundation

This season, for the first time, Chanel is launching a loose powder based on its popular Vitalumière foundation. The n…

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Brisbane woman, 73, attempts world-record swim

A Brisbane woman is preparing to break the record for the oldest person to swim between England and France.…

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Drug-detecting nail polish could become a woman's best friend

The only better source of girl power than an attack Chihuahua to ward off fishy acquaintances would be none other than drug-d…

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Employers urged to replace charity chocolates with fun runs

Tasmanian businesses are being urged to prioritise employees' health to avoid chronic illness ending their careers early…

AP
Author's ode to crosswords is right on the mark

"The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief" (Gotham Books), by…

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Kim Kardashian coming to Australia

Kim is Koming. The most famous Kardashian, wife of Kanye and mother of North, is heading to Australia to promote the launch o…

AFP
Turks claim record for 'world's largest Ataturk portrait'

Thousands of people on Tuesday came together in Ankara to form the world's largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, th…

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Vic Park drawing crowds with hawkers market and murals

Hawkers markets, murals and pop-up parklets are drawing people to the Victoria Park strip.…

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First Superman comic book goes for $3.2 million on eBay

A near-flawless edition of the first book featuring cartoon hero Superman from June 1938 has fetched $3.2 million at auction,…

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Rare Jardine River turtles found in Cape York region

A species of turtle native to the tip of Queensland's Cape York, the Jardine River turtle, has been officially sighted f…

AFP
Volcano erupts in PNG spewing ash and rock

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of local …

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
RET review panel panned

The Climate Council says the panel that reviewed the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is biased and lacks credibility, and says …

AP
HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested …

AAP
Swine flu detected at prison

Swine flu has been detected in a Victorian prison, sending five prisoners into lockdown. The inmates have been isolated in th…

AFP
Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but …

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Conservationist urges MPs to block SA marine park changes

A decorated conservationist who lends her name to one of South Australia's new marine parks has staged a lone protest ou…

AFP
Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the …

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NSW push to phase out 'microplastics' in personal care products

The NSW Government will ask the manufacturers of facial scrubs and other toiletries to phase out the use of so-called micropl…

AFP
Ebola virus sequences may aid hunt for treatments

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola across West Africa released Thursday 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly co…

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MP rethinks Great Barrier Reef dredge spoil dumping

Local fishermen have welcomed a north Queensland Federal MP's change of heart over the dumping of dredge spoil in the Gr…

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WHO says Ebola outbreak could strike 20,000 people

WHO says Ebola outbreak could strike 20,000 people…

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Hearing dog is a life changer for Hobart woman

Rexy the hearing dog has changed the life of Hobart resident Sally Jacobovski and she is not sure how she lived without her.…

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Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Japanese health officials said Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in th…

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The corporate regulator has revealed it accidentally blocked access to 250,000 websites because its staff misunderstood a basic feature…

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New iPhones expected at September 9 Apple event

Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone …

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Parents warned over the use of 'educational' mobile apps

Parents have been warned by a expert that some mobile apps that claim to help children learn have little educational benefit.…

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Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering everything from candy to medicine, the…

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The art of the letterpress kept alive in Hobart

Former compositor Gill Bantoft has kept traditional letterpress printing alive in Hobart.…

AP
Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and inst…

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New sexting laws to exempt young people from child porn charges

New sexting laws are due to be introduced in Victorian Parliament today, making it illegal for people to share explicit image…

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Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls w…

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
New 3G network falls short for stations and communities

Stations and communities near Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory say they thought they would be able to pick up a new 3G …

AFP
The LG G Watch R - time to get fashionable

The South Korean company's second attempt at a smartwatch is all about dialing up the style rather than trying to replac…

AFP
Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing'

Apple gadget lovers hungered for the "next big thing" on Thursday after the iconic company fired off invites to a m…

AP
Review: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new consoles

If you followed all the offseason NFL headlines — concussions, racial slurs, bullying, domestic violence — you�…

Apple, Samsung face $3.9b wall to China sales

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. face a $3.9 billion challenge as they prepare to sell new marquee phones in the world&…

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Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray…

Game fans' 30-hour binges show Twitch's $970m draw

Jeffrey Shih and Junho Choi epitomize a video-game subculture that helps explain why Amazon.com Inc. just agreed to spend $97…

Months later, Heartbleed hack still a threat to big companies

Hundreds of thousands of corporate computer servers, routers and other Internet devices worldwide remain vulnerable to the He…

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Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise

Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 bi…

AP
Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, id…

AP
A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean deli…

AFP
Australia follows EU and US in allowing mobile devices in-flight

Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday will be allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limite…

AP

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian and U.S. governments signed an information-sharing agreement Wednesday to bolster each …

AFP
Tourists revel in goo at Spain tomato-squishing fiesta

Half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo on Wednesday in Spain's Tomatina, a fiesta th…

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King Island is looking to become a destination for golf

King Island is seeking to add golf to the cheese, beef and lobster that underpin its famous brand.…

AFP
Foreign pilgrims flock to Spain's Santiago trail

Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James -- one of a new w…

AFP
Spain's tomato-squishing fiesta stained by row

Thousands of half-naked revellers will pelt each other with squishy tomatoes on Wednesday in Spain's Tomatina, a world-r…

AP
Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for m…

AP
US eager to cater to Chinese tourists

COSTA MESA, California (AP) — Nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of …

AP
Seoul: Trains, fast cell service, palaces and food

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destination…

AP
Cubans trek to beach to cool off

HAVANA (AP) — In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business. Each day, and especially on weekends,…

AFP
Russian tourist arrested for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

A Russian tourist has been arrested and charged after scaling New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with hi…

AFP
Hungary to run luxury trains to Tehran

Railway enthusiasts with a taste for nostalgia will soon be able to indulge their Orient Express fantasies after Hungarian Ra…

AP
Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier,…

AFP
Spain reports record tourist numbers in July

Spain reported Friday record foreign visitor numbers in July, raising the prospect of a significant economic boost from the i…

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Barcelona residents fight back against drunken, naked tourists

BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) - A record tourism year may be a boost for Spain's struggling economy, but in one corner of Ba…

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Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted the Rat Pack and the Beatles is opening as the SLS …

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Tourism tanks in Crimea under the Russian flag

Restaurant owner Galina Anchukova looks out across the seaside promenade in sunny Feodosia, with its straggle of strolling to…

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios is through to the third round of the US Open after a straight-sets win over Italy's Andreas Seppi.…

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Djokovic, Serena, Murray sail through at US Open

Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th…

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Australian Rugby Union backs inclusion as gay world cup kicks off

The Australian Rugby Union Friday endorsed a new inclusion policy designed to stamp out all forms of discrimination and homop…

REUTERS
Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he str…

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Dellacqua moves into US Open third round

Casey Dellacqua has lived up to her newfound seeded status to reach the third round of the US Open for the first time. Dellac…

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All Black bad-boy Guildford looking to turn page

Zac Guildford is looking to put his past alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours behind him and launch a new chapter in his impressive …

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Reynolds, Burgess star in Souths win

A late Lote Tuqiri try, coupled with an Adam Reynolds field goal, has helped South Sydney secure a vital 21-14 win in a niggl…

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Klopp urges Dortmund to show their true colours in Augsburg

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has called for his team to show their true colours in Augsburg on Friday following the…

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Ankle op ends Glenn Stewart's Manly career

The end of a glorious era is nigh at Manly. A day after long-standing prop Jason King announced his retirement, the club reve…

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Amos beats Rudisha again, Merritt cruises home

Botswana's Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men's 800 mete…

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Exum not fazed by NBA hype at World Cup

Australian NBA draft pick Dante Exum has several goals at the basketball World Cup but meeting the expectations of others isn…

AP
New Wembley set for lowest England attendance

The English Football Association says that Wembley Stadium is set to be more than half empty for England's friendly agai…

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Sydney Wanderers 'targeted by lasers, crashes' in China

Western Sydney Wanderers weathered an alleged orchestrated disruption campaign including car crashes and lasers before upsett…

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Djokovic breezes into US Open third round

World number one Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round on a blustery day at the US Open on Thursday, defeating France&#…

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Hunt confirms AFL departure

One of the worst kept secrets in sport has been confirmed with Karmichael Hunt announcing his four-year AFL adventure is at a…

AFP
Cricket star Tendulkar backs new India league

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was …

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Geelong Cats home ground upgrade gets $5 million grant

The Geelong Cats' home ground redevelopment has been granted an extra $5 million from the Victorian Government, in a bid…

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