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 2019-02-23 22:39 

ABC Australia

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'It could have been worse': What not to say to someone who has survived rape or sexual assault...

What to say, and what not to say, to a loved one or friend who is recovering from a sexual assault....

 2019-02-23 22:22 

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Blue gum plantation resurgence as investors capitalise on 'Rolls Royce' of woodchips...

Blue gum plantations were once a reliable industry on WA's south coast until an implosion of investments after the 2008 global financial crisis. But backed by new international players, the hardwoods are now generating hundreds of jobs and millions of...

 2019-02-23 22:13 

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Late-term HIV diagnoses posing public health risk, researcher warns...

More than a third of HIV diagnoses are occurring later than they should, figures show, and one leading researcher says the trend could undo efforts to curb the spread of the virus....

 2019-02-23 22:13 

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Cotton growers at heart of water blame game...

The only flood Murray-Darling northern basin irrigators have been in this year is a swell of negative sentiment, but solutions are not as simple as they might seem....

 2019-02-23 22:00 

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In plane sight: Airport guardian has seen it all in 50 years on the tarmac...

From smoking on planes to spotting debris as it flies off aircraft, one man has seen it all when it comes to life at Brisbane Airport over the past 50 years....

 2019-02-23 21:30 

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Air Force labels new space camera a 'game changer'...

The Astrosite, a cutting-edge camera developed in western Sydney, could help prevent satellites located beyond Earth's atmosphere smashing into each other....

 2019-02-23 21:22 

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Dozens die after drinking toxic bootleg liquor in India...

Hundreds of people — mostly tea plantation workers — are in hospital after drinking liquor tainted with methyl alcohol in two separate incidents in India's remote north-east....

 2019-02-23 21:20 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Deadly rivalries and rioting fans: Covering the wild world of Indonesian soccer...

It was meant to be a friendly match between Bali United and Jakarta's team Persija — but even before David Lipson got into the Bali stadium, a brawl between rival fans broke out....

 2019-02-23 21:16 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

'It sucks, it's torture': Meet Sheryl, and her nightmare Sydney commute...

Sheryl Sidery drives on one of Sydney's most notorious roads to work every day, and her commute can take up to 90 minutes. She also opposes a NSW Government plan that could fix the problem — here's why....

 2019-02-23 21:10 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Blue days taking their toll on officers, as suicides decimate 'police family'...

There have been three police funerals held in Tasmania in less than three years — but those deaths were not in the line of the duty in the traditional sense....

 2019-02-23 21:10 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Grace wears a red light bucket on her head for 40 minutes a day — she says it improves her life...

A group of Tasmanians living with Parkinson's disease claim putting red lights on their head twice a day is slowing down the progression of their symptoms and improving their quality of life....

 2019-02-23 21:08 

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Australia is exporting its gas to the world so why is Victoria facing a future shortage?...

Victoria faces a gas shortage by 2021 as offshore reserves start to run out. One proposed solution is to build the country's first floating gas import facility on the Mornington Peninsula, but residents are worried about the environmental risks....

 2019-02-23 21:08 

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Victoria's mental health royal commission terms of reference set to be revealed...

More than 8,000 Victorians made online submissions to help shape the terms of reference for the royal commission on mental health which will be revealed later today....

 2019-02-23 21:08 

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Canberra driver executes perfect — and illegal — hook turn as light rail tested...

As Canberra's light rail undergoes testing just a few months out from a start date, a motorist blunders through an attempted hook turn — and an expert says drivers should expect an increase in the number of accidents....

 2019-02-23 21:00 

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Perverse beauty of Tasmanian bushfires captured in 'striking, horrible' images...

When thousands of hectares were ablaze in southern Tasmania, wilderness photographer Nick Monk headed out with a camera....

 2019-02-23 20:41 

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'Hypocrite' priests enabled abuse crisis and church hid secret files, Vatican told...

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the Archbishop of Munich, tells 190 church leaders gathered in Rome that procedures to investigate and punish paedophile priests had often been ignored....

 2019-02-23 20:00 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

'You have to know when it's time to go': How Guy came around to the idea of helping his mum die...

Guy Kennaway was shocked when his mother asked him to help end her life. But he doesn't want her to suffer a painful "modern medical death" like his stepfather did....

 2019-02-23 19:14 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Ric's wife Susanna died last year, but he holds out hope they can still have a baby...

Ric De Castro hopes new laws currently before the WA Parliament will allow him to use his late wife Susanna's embryos to have a baby using a surrogate, but critics of the bill says simple biology rules that single men have "no right to parent"...

 2019-02-23 19:14 

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[ World ]

ASX shoots higher on miners, shrugging off fears of slowing earnings...

Despite evidence that earnings outside the resources sector are slowing, the ASX has gained a solid 5pc in recent weeks on some very volatile trading....

 2019-02-23 19:12 

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[ World ]

No backyard, no problem. You can still recycle your food waste...

There are a number of ways people living in apartments and tiny houses can recycle their food waste. And it's not only the environment that benefits....

 2019-02-23 19:11 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Seven myths and truths about healthy skin...

When it comes to skin care, here are some of the most commonly shared myths that can be cleared up immediately, and some truths you can rely on, writes Sara J Brown....

 2019-02-23 19:09 

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Government accused of 'undue secrecy' over refusal to release Murray-Darling advice...

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick says the Federal Government's legal advice that disputes a royal commission finding that parts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan were unlawful should not be "cloak and dagger stuff" and calls for its release....

 2019-02-23 19:08 

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Venezuelan border violence fails to stop aid deliveries as soldiers defect...

The violence comes as the opposition begins making good on its high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela, despite objections from President Nicolas Maduro, and several soldiers deserted at the Colombian border....

 2019-02-23 08:21 

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Bancroft defends controversial interview while starting journey back to Test cricket...

Cameron Bancroft says he was trying to share "important learnings" during his controversial tell-all interview in December, but then lets his bat do the talking on return to the Sheffield Shield....

 2019-02-23 07:54 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

CLP questions ex-Labor chief minister's appointment at Charles Darwin University...

Northern Territory Opposition Leader Gary Higgins is questioning the openness and transparency of the appointment of ex-Labor chief minister Paul Henderson as the new chancellor for CDU....

 2019-02-23 06:51 

ABC Australia

[ Business ]

Man hospitalised after small plane crashes into tree...

A man is taken to hospital after a light plane crashed into a field north of Bungendore, in southern New South Wales....

 2019-02-23 06:23 

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This house fell short of $1m — was a school zone change to blame?...

Real estate agents in Adelaide's inner west are preparing for house prices to take a hit in the wake of controversial changes to the catchment zone for two public high schools....

 2019-02-23 05:29 

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Animal rights group under fire over Steve Irwin tweets...

Animal activist group PETA faces a backlash over tweets accusing Google of dangerously "fawning" over the late conservationist Steve Irwin, with the organisation accused of "dragging a beloved dead man's name through the mud" for publi...

 2019-02-23 05:21 

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[ World ]

Botswana unveils plan to kill elephants and turn them into pet food...

Botswana banned big game hunting in 2014, but now there are plans to start culling elephants in a bid to address what the government says is a growing conflict between humans and wildlife....

 2019-02-23 04:26 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Before the 'distracted boyfriend' meme, there was the distracted girlfriend...

From Dolly Parton to the dorky third cousin who friended you on Facebook, it would seem every man and his dog knows the "distracted boyfriend" meme. But was it inspired by a 1950s US marines magazine?...

 2019-02-23 03:49 

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RSPCA, Animals Australia accused of being 'missing in action' in cattle death debate...

A West Australian pastoral body has hit out at the state's largest and oldest animal welfare groups over their "silence" on the deaths of more than a thousand cattle on two Indigenous properties in the state's north....

 2019-02-23 03:40 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

China uses social credit surveillance system to ban millions from travel...

China is using AI and other surveillance tools to impose its "Orwellian" social credit system, and now it has been revealed that a poor social credit score can stop you from travelling by plane or train....

 2019-02-23 03:20 

ABC Australia

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First female speaker at Vatican abuse summit says bishops should kneel before victims...

The first woman to speak at a Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church has called for bishops to deal with the crisis by taking responsibility and kneeling before victims and their families....

 2019-02-23 03:18 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Rescue chopper saves man on the Gold Coast...

A rescue helicopter crew airlift a man from the water on the Gold Coast after an incident with a jet ski....

 2019-02-23 03:15 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Jiu-jitsu 'jedi' overcomes 'horrific' pain to set world record...

Self-described "jedi" Damian Todd, who set himself the task of carrying out Brazilian jiu-jitsu against almost 200 challengers in 24 hours, overcomes a suspected cracked sternum to complete the epic feat....

 2019-02-23 03:06 

ABC Australia

[ Australian Capital Territory ]

This video of a hook turn attempt was posted on Darren Veraar's Facebook account...

A car attempts to do a hook turn on a Canberra road....

 2019-02-23 02:56 

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'Heart of gold': Tributes pour in for cattle station worker found dead near NT-WA border...

Police recover the body of 29-year-old expectant father Bradley Keeley from bushland close to where his car was found broken-down and abandoned a day earlier....

 2019-02-23 02:36 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

'Shocked' Gold Coast hospital staff treat colleague fighting for life with mystery head injury...

After being found lying in the driveway of her Arundel home with injuries that have confounded police, Lisa Davey is on life support in the same intensive care unit where she worked....

 2019-02-23 02:35 

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Super Bowl-winning billionaire facing soliciting charges after massage parlour sting...

Police say the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots is among hundreds of people caught up in a sting aimed at curbing sex trafficking in the state's massage parlours....

 2019-02-23 01:57 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

California couple who kept their 13 children captive plead guilty to child abuse...

The abuse came to light when one of the captives, an emaciated 17-year-old girl, escaped through the window of her parents' house and called authorities....

 2019-02-23 01:34 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Ex-tropical cyclone Oma causes erosion on the Sunshine Coast...

Aerial vision of erosion and big waves on the Sunshine Coast caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oma on Saturday February 23, 2019....

 2019-02-23 01:21 

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'Their devastation is our joy': Channel Country graziers celebrate one-in-40-year 'dry flood'...

Light planes, helicopters and even jet skis are being used to push cattle to higher ground as floodwater that killed as many as 500,000 animals in Queensland's north and central-west moves south, and graziers are welcoming it with open arms....

 2019-02-23 01:21 

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Outback NT town rallies to feed stray dogs left in wake of riot...

Hundreds of bags of dog food are delivered to the outback community of Ali Curung to feed starving animals left behind after a violent riot prompted many people to flee the area....

 2019-02-23 01:05 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Good Samaritans rescue a dog from freezing river — and then realise it's a wolf...

A group of good Samaritans rescue a helpless pooch trapped in the icy waters of Estonia's Parnu river — only to discover the dog is actually a wolf....

 2019-02-23 01:02 

ABC Australia

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Defqon, FOMO music festivals among those labelled 'higher risk' in NSW...

The New South Wales Government is warned more music festivals could leave the state, after it names more than a dozen events that will be affected by new licensing regulations brought in after a spate of drug-related deaths and illnesses....

 2019-02-23 00:53 

ABC Australia

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'We should be able to choose': Australian firefighter dies in Swiss euthanasia clinic...

Suffering from a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, Troy Thornton wanted to die at home but was forced to travel overseas because he could not get two doctors to certify that he would definitely die within 12 months....

 2019-02-22 23:33 

ABC Australia

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Jussie Smollet's character cut from Empire after 'staged hate crime'...

The character played by Jussie Smollett in the hip-hop drama series Empire will be cut from the final two episodes of the season after the actor was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report....

 2019-02-22 23:13 

ABC Australia

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Tropical Cyclone Oma intensifies as it turns from Queensland coast...

Oma re-intensifies into a category two system but remains off the coast, causing wild surf, damaging winds and abnormally high tides....

 2019-02-22 23:13 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

Cyclone Oma weakens to a tropical low as it turns from Queensland coast...

Tropical Cyclone Oma has weakened to a tropical low but is still whipping up damaging winds and dangerous surf, the Bureau of Meteorology says....

 2019-02-22 23:06 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

The community that is taking drought relief into its own hands...

Concerned by the impact of drought on its community, Cowell's local council in South Australia has hired its own drought relief coordinator....

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