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 2018-01-17 06:37 

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Australian Open: Marta Kostyuk a new star, Caroline Wozniacki makes stunning comeback...

The Australian Open witnesses the birth of a new star in 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk, while former world number one Caroline Wozniacki launches a remarkable comeback to keep her Melbourne Park campaign alive....

 2018-01-17 05:49 

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UK woman raises privacy concerns after food delivery driver sends unsolicited messages...

Privacy concerns are raised in the UK after a woman receives multiple messages from a driver after ordering food via the Just Eat app — which then offered her an $8 voucher for the "inconvenience"....

 2018-01-17 05:49 

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Carers warned not to leave people with disabilities in hot cars with extreme weekend heat predicted...

Two cases of people with a disability being left unattended in hot cars prompt a warning from the NSW Ombudsman ahead of expected hot weather this weekend....

 2018-01-17 05:40 

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Allianz, Suncorp to repay more than $60m over unnecessary car insurance...

Two insurance giants will refund a combined $65.2 million to more than 100,000 customers who were sold valueless add-on insurance through car dealerships....

 2018-01-17 05:31 

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Dubbo crash victims identified following 'horror' truck crash...

A 19-year-old woman and her boyfriend are identified as those killed in a crash that injured 10 other people in central west New South Wales yesterday....

 2018-01-17 05:26 

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'Rambo' police pilot Oscar Perez, who hijacked helicopter, killed in operation in Venezuela...

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez is killed in a police operation along with six other militants, spurring Opposition complaints of human rights violations....

 2018-01-17 05:19 

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Rockhampton funeral director will not face fraud charges over coffin swap...

There is no evidence a Rockhampton funeral director committed a crime when he moved a woman's body into a cheaper casket after the funeral, Queensland Police say....

 2018-01-17 04:41 

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Jarrod Lyle dreams of golfing return after stem-cell transplant in third leukaemia battle...

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle is daring to dream after a successful stem-cell transplant in his third fight with leukaemia....

 2018-01-17 04:24 

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Sydney train strike means no rail transport and 'roadways will be a mess', minister says...

Transport Minister Andrew Constance admits it will be impossible to find alternatives to move more than 1 million passengers on Sydney's train strike day....

 2018-01-17 04:16 

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Man's ute stolen while he helped child running in and out of traffic on busy Melbourne road...

A "good Samaritan" whose ute was stolen when he stopped to help a boy running in and out of traffic on a busy Melbourne road says the incident shows the "absolute best and the absolute worst of people"....

 2018-01-17 04:14 

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Bail decision delayed for Cambodia-based Australian James Ricketson, accused of spying...

Cambodia's Supreme Court delays a decision about bail for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, accused of spying for a foreign state, until January 31....

 2018-01-17 03:35 

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Where the slang term 'lit' came from and how big brands ruined it...

In the good old days to say that something was "lit" meant the object of discussion was somehow illuminated....

 2018-01-17 03:09 

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Sweet Country review: Warwick Thorton tackles the Western in ambitious new narrative feature...

Sweet Country — a film that competed at last year's Venice Film Festival where it won a special jury prize — sees Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton artfully tackle the Western, a genre well suited to examining issues of race and coloni...

 2018-01-17 02:58 

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Australian housing crash is a possibility that should worry us all...

History shows it's misguided to predict an imminent Australian housing crash, but also that it's sheer folly to write-off the possibility....

 2018-01-17 02:40 

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Man charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping female joggers on Gold Coast...

A Hope Island man will face court on sexual assault offences after two women complain of being touched inappropriately while out jogging....

 2018-01-17 02:32 

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Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian acting Premier James Merlino's awkward exchange over youth crime...

In Geelong to announce a cooperative project between state and federal governments, the Prime Minister and Victoria's acting Premier instead have an awkward exchange about the state's handling of youth crime....

 2018-01-17 02:05 

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Why we need to 'climate proof' our sports stadiums...

The Australian Open tennis and the recent Ashes series show why our sporting stadiums need to be "climate-proofed" to deal with extreme heat....

 2018-01-17 01:59 

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The order to close Rappler is part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war against the media...

The Philippines are one step closer to full authoritarianism, as the Duterte regime attempts to shut down a major independent news outlet, writes David Lozada....

 2018-01-17 01:57 

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After the nuclear panic in Hawaii, it might be time to teach people how to survive a potential attack...

Joseph Siracusa was traumatised as a child having to practice taking shelter under his desk in case of a nuclear attack on Chicago, but after the panic in Hawaii over the weekend, he says it may be time to revive the Cold War-era safety mascot Bert the Tu...

 2018-01-17 01:56 

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Australian Open: Marta Kostyuk beats Olivia Rogowska as youngster continues to amaze...

We may have witnessed the birth of a brand new star as Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk, just 15 years of age, dumps local hope Olivia Rogowska from the Australian Open to continue her incredible entrance to the big time in women's tennis....

 2018-01-17 01:50 

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History made as first live export of northern cattle heads to China...

Two years after a landmark free trade pact was signed, northern Australian cattle are en-route to China from Townsville....

 2018-01-17 01:25 

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NBN's fibre-to-the-node connections won't provide top speeds to all consumers, figures show...

A former NBN executive describes fibre-to-the-node connections as an obsolete technology that will "never deliver the speeds expected by consumers"....

 2018-01-17 01:22 

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Sydney train strike threat prompts Labor leader to say Transport Minister belongs 'in a cupboard'...

The NSW Opposition Leader criticises the Government's handling of the "shambolic" train crisis, as the Sydney Business Chamber says the strike planned for later this month could cost the state $100 million....

 2018-01-17 01:12 

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Cryptocurrency crash as bitcoin and other prices tumble...

Cryptocurrencies have been heavily sold off, amid fresh fears of a major regulatory crackdown in South Korea....

 2018-01-17 01:10 

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Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital...

Six days after her life support was turned off, the 29-year-old dies in Sydney's St George Hospital, where she has been since the Boxing Day crash that claimed the lives of her parents and sister....

 2018-01-17 01:05 

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History made as first live export of northern cattle from Townsville heads to China under CAFTA...

Two years after a landmark free trade pact was signed, northern Australian cattle are en-route to China from Townsville....

 2018-01-17 00:56 

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What anti-vaccination groups tell us about Facebook's filter bubbles...

Did Facebook invent the "filter bubble"?...

 2018-01-17 00:14 

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Donald Trump's doctor has 'no concerns' about the President's cognitive ability...

White House doctor Ronny Jackson says he's got "absolutely no concerns" about Donald Trump's cognitive ability, despite the President being portrayed as childlike and volatile in a controversial book....

 2018-01-16 23:47 

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Indonesia Stock Exchange walkway collapse due to 'loose or corroded joints', initial report finds...

A preliminary report finds loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground....

 2018-01-16 23:39 

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US withholds $82 million in Palestinian aid after threat from Donald Trump's administration...

The United States will give a UN agency $75 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $82 million for now as the Trump administration carries out a threat it made two weeks ago to cut funding....

 2018-01-16 23:08 

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Bluetongue disease zone lifted but China still shuns dairy heifer exports from northern Victoria...

China continues to block dairy heifer exports from northern Victoria despite authorities declaring it free of bluetongue disease....

 2018-01-16 22:47 

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Wallaby on Sydney Harbour Bridge was caught by rugby star Nick Farr-Jones...

Former Australian rugby union captain Nick Farr-Jones made a career out of tackling, but never quite like this....

 2018-01-16 22:47 

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Van Cat Meow: Richard East and his Instafamous cat Willow settle down in their own way...

Home is where the cat is for Richard East, who along with his companion Willow are proving that settling down doesn't mean having to be stationary....

 2018-01-16 22:26 

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Australian Open: Aryna Sabalenka's screams see crowd mock her grunts as Ashleigh Barty advances...

Ashleigh Barty progresses to the second round of the Australian Open, but her opponent Aryna Sabalenka is openly mocked by the Rod Laver Arena crowd for her loud screeches throughout the match....

 2018-01-16 21:50 

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Woman driving along Brisbane boardwalk allegedly drunk, unlicensed...

Police charge a 40-year-old woman after she allegedly drove her car onto a busy Brisbane bike and pedestrian boardwalk, recording a blood alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit....

 2018-01-16 21:14 

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Australia Day dividing Australians and excluding Indigenous people, says Professor Chris Sarra...

Professor Chris Sarra says the date of Australia Day excludes Indigenous people, and celebrating the anniversary of the First Fleet's arrival will never be celebrated by the majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people....

 2018-01-16 20:48 

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Man's car stolen as he helps child stuck on busy Melbourne road...

A man helps a child stuck on a busy road in Melbourne's west — only to have his new car stolen while getting the child to safety....

 2018-01-16 20:36 

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The costly fight to save the Hazelwood barramundi after the power station's shutdown...

The release of thousands of barramundi into the warm water of Hazelwood power station's cooling ponds was supposed to create a tourism boon for Victoria's east....

 2018-01-16 20:34 

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New Zealand teen attempted to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during 1981 Dunedin visit...

A new six-part investigative piece details a bizarre assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to New Zealand in 1981....

 2018-01-16 20:22 

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Medecins Sans Frontieres 'frustrated' after being refused access to Manus Island compounds...

Doctors from the international aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres say they they have have been refused entry to Manus Island compounds despite prior approval, with many people in need of medical attention now going untreated....

 2018-01-16 20:17 

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Melioidosis risk rises in the wake of stormy weather across WA...

Following the stormy weather Western Australians should take care to avoid being infected by an ancient and almost invisible disease....

 2018-01-16 20:13 

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Manus Island security contract dispute leaves asylum seekers feeling 'unsafe'...

A local security company this week stopped guards contracted by the Australian Government from entering new refugee accommodation, because it wants a slice of the lucrative contract....

 2018-01-16 20:09 

Radio Australia

Financial planners should work towards your goals, not theirs...

All too often financial planning is about wealth maximisation for the planner, not for the client....

 2018-01-16 20:03 

Radio Australia

Australian Open: How the weather affects players and performance...

With the Australian Open underway, adapting to the weather will be critical for success at Melbourne Park over the next fortnight....

 2018-01-16 19:56 

Radio Australia

Robert Mueller subpoenas Steve Bannon to testify on Russian interference, New York Times reports...

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is the first from the president's inner circle to be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according...

 2018-01-16 19:44 

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Young couple moves 1,000km to buy their first home in outback Queensland...

How far would you move to break into the housing market?...

 2018-01-16 19:44 

Radio Australia

Threats directed at Queensland girl who kicked puppy prompt warning from cyberbullying expert...

Abuse directed at a Queensland teenager who repeatedly kicked a puppy has spread from the online world to the real world, her lawyer says, prompting warnings from a cyberbullying expert about the effects of social media anger....

 2018-01-16 19:14 

Radio Australia

[ Pacific ]

Qantas 'worst major airline' for fuel efficiency on trans-Pacific flights, study suggests...

Qantas is ranked in a new study as the worst major airline for fuel efficiency and carbon emissions when flying across the Pacific....

 2018-01-16 19:11 

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with murdering journalist Kim Wall on homebuilt submarine...

Danish prosecutors seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homebuilt submarine in a premeditated murder, police say....

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