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Australia charges man over suspicious foreign mission parcels
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Savas Avan, 49, is accused of sending as many as 38 parcels containing asbestos to foreign missions across Australia. Police in Australia have charged a 49-year-old man for sending as many as 38 packages containing a hazardous material to diplomatic embassies and consulates across the country. More [...]
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Australian PM in shoe Photoshop fail
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Scott Morrison laughs off the discovery of a poorly doctored portrait on his website. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has laughed off a Photoshop fail found in a portrait that was on his website. The photo of Mr Morrison and his family showed the prime minister wearing rather suspicious-loo [...]
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Australia v Sri Lanka: Will Pucovski given first call-up, Shaun & Mitchell Marsh out
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Australia name uncapped batsman Will Pucovski in their Test squad to play Sri Lanka, while Shaun and Mitchell Marsh are left out. Australia have named uncapped batsman Will Pucovski in their Test squad to play Sri Lanka, while brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have been left out. Pucovski, 20, has o [...]
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Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray ready for return, Roger Federer & Caroline Wozniacki defend titles
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Former world number one Andy Murray will aim to reignite his career after an injury-hit 2018 when he returns to the Australian Open. Former world number one Andy Murray will aim to reignite his career after an injury-hit 2018 when he returns to the Australian Open next week. The 31-year-old Briton m [...]
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Devil in its detail: Inside the world of New Zealand’s Satanists
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Frankie Vegas always knew she was different. She'd only wear black, and labelled herself a Satanist aged 12. Frankie Vegas always knew she was different. She'd only wear black, and labelled herself a Satanist aged 12. Now 36, her personal style is much the same. "It's pure laziness to be honest, I c [...]
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Into the dragon’s den with New Zealand’s wealthiest investors
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Hundreds of New Zealand’s wealthiest investors gathered for 2018's Flux Demo Day for a night of wining, dining, and million-dollar business investments. Jihee Junn went along to watch this year’s plucky startups pitch it out. This post was originally published 6 July 2018 “The first rule of i [...]
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Meteor seen flying over New Zealand
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The moment was captured in stunning footage during the Black Caps game against Sri Lanka. A meteor shower has been seen shooting across New Zealand skies. It was seen above Tauranga on Saturday night and was captured on live cameras covering the Black Caps game against Sri Lanka at Mt Maugnanui. "T [...]
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Fewer people opting to become New Zealand citizens
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The number of people wanting to become New Zealand citizens dipped slightly last year, but applications from the United Kingdom, India and Philippines remained the most common. Provisional figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show the total number of citizenship ceremonies fell fro [...]
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Australia v India: Tourists in control as hosts struggle with bat once again
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Australia's batsmen struggle once again before bad light stops play on the third day of the final Test against India in Sydney. Australia's batsmen struggled once again before bad light halted play on the third day of the final Test against India in Sydney. The hosts, resuming on 24-0, played patien [...]
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Needles found in grapes from Melbourne supermarket: Report
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Australian police are investigating after needles were found in grapes bought from a supermarket in Melbourne. MELBOURNE: Australian police are investigating after needles were found in grapes bought from a supermarket in Melbourne. Mr Skender Hasa and his partner Ms Shams Alsubaiy were snacking on [...]
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Auckland International: Venus Williams beaten by teenager Bianca Andreescu
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Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu says she "did the impossible" by beating Venus Williams to follow up her win over Caroline Wozniacki. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu says she "did the impossible" by beating seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams a day after defeating world number three [...]
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Tim Paine: Australia captain answers reporter’s phone during news conference – BBC Sport
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Australia cricket captain Tim Paine answers a reporter's phone during a news conference in Sydney. [...]
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Australian dollar left bloody after computer-driven crash
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian dollar was picking up the pieces on Thursday after a torrent of automated selling against the yen sent it plunging to multi-year lows on a host of major currencies. The Aussie suffered some of the largest intra-day falls in its history amid a drought of liquidity an [...]
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Hobart’s sky turns ‘apocalyptic’ red
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A bushfire raging in a distant region blankets the Australian city in clouds of smoke. A bushfire raging in a wilderness area has turned skies orange and black over the city of Hobart, Australia. Clouds of smoke blanketed Tasmania's state capital on Friday, despite the city lying about 100km (60 mil [...]
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Benji Marshall among sports stars owed thousands after social media start-up collapse
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Kiwi league star Benji Marshall is one of several athletes owed money following a social media start-up's collapse. Kiwi league star Benji Marshall, fellow NRL player Paul Gallen, three Australian soccer internationals and an Olympic bronze-medal winning cyclist are among a group of athletes owed [...]
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