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 2018-12-11 01:34 

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NASA probe finds signs of water on a nearby asteroid...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovers the ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists say....

 2018-12-11 01:16 

ABC Australia

[ Victoria ]

Rare instruments once the tools of duck herders, fairy floss vendors to take centre stage...

Three Indonesian instruments that are barely played outside their home regions have made their way to Melbourne — all tell a remarkable tale of adaptation, innovation and dealing with boredom at work....

 2018-12-11 00:53 

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Brexit divide threatening to shatter Britain's 'keep calm and carry on' stoicism...

As the pause button is pressed on what was shaking up to be one of the most important weeks in Britain's political history, competing rallies show that when a nation is divided on an issue as polarising as Brexit, the potential for civil unrest is ver...

 2018-12-11 00:50 

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SA Government steps in amid 'crisis' doctor shortage...

As more than 60 GP positions remain unfilled state-wide, and regional Emergency Departments persist understaffed and overworked, one senior woman was made to wait in agony for more than five hours before her twisted bowel could be assessed and she was flo...

 2018-12-11 00:45 

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[ New South Wales ]

Concerns for koalas after wall of flames rips through Port Stephens habitat...

A koala rescue group says it is bracing itself for big losses after a fire devastated a critical koala habitat in Port Stephens....

 2018-12-11 00:45 

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[ New South Wales ]

Newcastle bush fire...

Fire crews spent the night battling a large bushfire which came close to homes at Salamander Bay in Port Stephens....

 2018-12-11 00:30 

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Is the UK tabloids' coverage of Man City star Raheem Sterling racist?...

He's one of the Premier League's brightest talents and one of the first names on England and Manchester City's team sheets, but media coverage of Raheem Sterling is anything but favourable. Is there more to it?...

 2018-12-11 00:26 

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Could Segways in Parliament House save our democracy?...

The design of Australia's Parliament House, it has been said, promotes dysfunction and division. But are Segways the answer? Or should we look to other parliaments around the world for inspiration?...

 2018-12-11 00:14 

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[ New South Wales ]

What suicide survivors want you to know...

Survivors of suicidal crises band together to tell their stories in hope of inspiring others to continue living....

 2018-12-11 00:13 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

An MP tried to steal the mace from the UK House of Commons, but let's not lose our heads...

A UK Labour MP joins the list of others who have attempted to take the ceremonial mace from the floor of the House of Commons, but he's not heading to the Tower of London....

 2018-12-11 00:12 

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Recycled rubbish paving the way for new road surfaces in Tasmania...

A road in Tasmania's south has been made out of hundreds of thousand plastic bags and glass bottles, in a trial which is being closely watched by local governments around the state....

 2018-12-10 23:52 

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A Fortnite player was charged with beating his wife — then gamers rallied to defend one of their own...

A vocal pocket of men and some in the gaming community have flocked to online forums to attack the woman in the video and suggest the man was a victim of manipulation....

 2018-12-10 23:49 

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[ World ]

This man was convicted of murder. But his childhood friend says 'it should have been me'...

A decade ago, Khalid Baker and a man known only as LM stood trial for the murder of a man at a party in Melbourne. LM was acquitted — but says he is "100 per cent" responsible for the death....

 2018-12-10 23:44 

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[ World ]

The bus to prison that's changing lives for people inside...

When Darwin's prison opened in 2014, it came with a bus stop to nowhere. Now, a charity-run transport service is leading to huge improvements for inmates....

 2018-12-10 23:41 

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[ World ]

CCTV footage of jail stabbing key to case against convicted Canberra murderer...

A video of a stabbing, by a prisoner serving 28 years in jail for murdering his friend, is the main evidence in the case piecing together how the attack came about, as the victim and witnesses refuse to speak to police....

 2018-12-10 23:41 

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[ Australian Capital Territory ]

CCTV footage of a stabbing in Canberra's jail...

Video of a stabbing inside the Alexander Maconochie Centre is key evidence in the case against Kai Yuen with the victim and witnesses refusing to work with police....

 2018-12-10 23:38 

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[ World ]

Existing interest-only mortgage borrowers gouged by big banks, says ACCC...

Existing interest-only borrowers subsidised the big banks' revenue to the tune of more than a billion dollars over the past year after they were hit with a "synchronised4; rate rise by the big four....

 2018-12-10 23:27 

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Alleged Russian agent accused of trying to infiltrate NRA and influence US policy to plead guilty...

Maria Butina is a Trump supporter and brags about being able to use her political connections to help people find work in his administration but it is unknown if she can shed light on contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia....

 2018-12-10 23:23 

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ACCC launches legal action against 'anti-competitive and illegal' container cap on Newcastle...

Sydney's roads would see decongestion and $6 billion added to the state's economy by 2050 if a Baird-era cap on a container terminal at Newcastle is lifted....

 2018-12-10 23:19 

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Christmas presents for more than 100 children destroyed by vandals in remote NT community...

Ken Muggeridge is hoping a surge of community support can save Christmas for more than 100 young children who had their presents smeared with Nutella, doused in soft drink and smashed by vandals....

 2018-12-10 23:17 

ABC Australia

[ Northern Territory ]

America's love of burgers sees rise in demand for Aussie beef...

An abattoir in WA's Kimberley says the US has become a key market for their lean beef thanks to the country's burger addition, with plans that the US market will take up to 50 per cent of their annual beef exports....

 2018-12-10 23:16 

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'Appalling' video shows NYC police pulling screaming toddler from mother's arms...

Video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office horrifies public officials while clients of the facility say it is indicative of how the city treats social-services recipients....

 2018-12-10 22:56 

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[ World ]

7yo girl allegedly abducted from shopping centre and sexually assaulted...

A man is charged over the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl, who was taken from a shopping centre north of Brisbane on Saturday....

 2018-12-10 22:51 

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Airlines crack down on passengers getting 'generous' with carry-on luggage...

Australia's airlines have announced they are going to be stricter about carry-on luggage — in particular, how much it weighs. An aviation safety expert from the University of New South Wales says the extra kilos could pose a safety risk to both ...

 2018-12-10 22:37 

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[ World ]

What's happening inside your body when you have food poisoning?...

You know the symptoms well enough, but what's actually happening inside your body when you have food poisoning? A new study sheds some light on this, and could lead to better treatment for severe symptoms....

 2018-12-10 22:20 

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Hobart planners baulk at increasing height limits, despite warnings of 'concrete block future'...

The Hobart City Council Planning Committee narrowly votes to support absolute height limits lower than those recommended by architect Leigh Woolley, in a crowded committee meeting....

 2018-12-10 22:20 

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Man dead after suspicious unit fire at Woody Point...

A man dies after a property on Oxley Avenue at Woody Point caught fire this morning. Police are investigating what caused the blaze....

 2018-12-10 22:12 

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[ World ]

Customers left 'disgusted' by credit repair tactics...

Unlicensed finance companies that offer to fix your bad credit rating or manage your debt will face a senate inquiry this week, amid claims they've been charging exorbitant fees for little or no service....

 2018-12-10 21:47 

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[ World ]

Spice Girl Mel B's unexplained injuries lead to three-hour surgery to save her hand...

Mel B is visited in hospital by three of her fellow Spice Girls while she recovers from broken ribs and a "severed" right hand, but keeps quiet about how she got injuries requiring emergency surgery....

 2018-12-10 21:45 

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[ World ]

SA farmers and shooters push to turn kangaroos into pet food...

South Australian farmers want to turn kangaroos into pet food, rather than shooting them and leaving them in the paddock to rot....

 2018-12-10 20:47 

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Pounded: Sterling drops against Aussie dollar on Brexit turmoil, Wall St rebounds...

Theresa May's decision to postpone an important vote on her Brexit deal sparked fresh volatility in global markets, and led to the Australian dollar's surge against a falling pound....

 2018-12-10 20:35 

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What are these strange Darwin rooftop boxes?...

They're about one metre square, made of corrugated iron, and sit in the dead centre of many Darwin roofs. They certainly give the house a distinctive shape, but what on earth are they?...

 2018-12-10 20:35 

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Ranger mine rehab costs blow out by $296m...

The cost of rehabilitating the mine on the doorstep of the World-Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park will be almost $300 million higher than previous estimates, Energy Resources of Australia concedes....

 2018-12-10 20:29 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Row over fishing access gets ugly, as spat between 'elite' and 'bogans' takes to Facebook...

A row over access to a popular fishing spot turns feral, with veiled threats, name-calling and a social media campaign launched in a battle between a wealthy couple and locals....

 2018-12-10 20:11 

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Macron to raise minimum wage in bid to restore calm...

French President Emmanuel Macron makes a primetime address to the nation, announcing wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners after weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority....

 2018-12-10 19:50 

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Driver caught seven times over the limit at 11am...

A 25-year-old man, allegedly caught driving with more than seven times the legal blood alcohol limit, could face jail as police crack down on dangerous driving before Christmas....

 2018-12-10 19:50 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Driver caught six times over the limit at 11am...

A 25-year-old man, allegedly caught driving with more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit, could face jail as police crack down on dangerous driving before Christmas....

 2018-12-10 19:35 

ABC Australia

[ Business ]

Fact check: Has the Coalition doubled net debt?...

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh says that the Coalition has doubled net debt since it came to office. Fact Check finds that to be correct, but with some important caveats....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

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Safety concerns amid China's continued thirst for baby formula...

Supermarkets are being called on to protect workers, as an ABC investigation uncovers a network of Chinese personal shoppers in Adelaide, flouting limits on baby formula purchases to sell overseas....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

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How a 200-kilometre car ride could help the threatened Murray crayfish...

Threatened Murray crayfish are hitching a ride down the Murray River with scientists, who hope the relocation program will speed up the recovery of the crays....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

China's thirst for baby formula creating problems for Australian shoppers and staff...

An ABC investigation uncovers a network of Chinese personal shoppers in Adelaide, flouting limits on baby formula purchases to sell overseas. But what they are doing is not illegal....

 2018-12-10 19:16 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

Pet detectives: Dogs sniff out the disappearing greater glider...

Volunteers and their pet dogs are searching Victorian forests for any sign of the vulnerable greater glider which hasn't been spotted in the region for years....

 2018-12-10 19:15 

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[ World ]

When the drought forces communities to dig for drinking water...

With nothing to pump from the local weir, the residents of Walgett are being forced to go underground for water....

 2018-12-10 19:15 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

How a leader could help sort out NSW Greens shambles...

The NSW Greens' year of factional infighting, ugly pre-selection stoushes and allegations of bullying reached fever pitch at the weekend and unlike other states, there is no leader to pull rank, writes state political reporter Sarah Gerathy....

 2018-12-10 19:12 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Leading Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or jail time for Trump...

Top House Democrats say impeachment or prison time are real possibilities for the US President if it is proved he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on him over the Russia investigation and other scandals....

 2018-12-10 19:04 

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Paine backs Starc to be a 'handful' in Perth after first Test loss...

The skipper acknowledges Mitchell Starc's occasional waywardness but stands firm in backing the paceman in the aftermath of the first Test loss to India....

 2018-12-10 19:02 

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The reef shows less bleaching, but that's not necessarily good news...

Researchers have found that the Great Barrier Reef suffered less bleaching in 2017 than 2016, despite 2017 having worse conditions for bleaching....

 2018-12-10 19:02 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Researchers are now trying to understand the effect of concurrent bleaching events on the reef....

Researchers have found that less of the Great Barrier Reef bleached in 2017 despite conditions being worse....

 2018-12-10 19:00 

ABC Australia

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Live animals can be bought online in China, but they might not arrive that way...

In China, a tiny new addition to your family is just a few clicks away — but there's no guarantee they will survive the postal system, or last much longer after you open the box....

 2018-12-10 19:00 

ABC Australia

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Credit crackdown putting heat on apartment buyers and developers...

Buyers of off-the-plan apartments have been caught in a double whammy of stricter borrowing rules and falling property prices....

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