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Holiday resort opens for chickens and ducks with strict pecking order

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Holiday resort opens for chickens and ducks with strict pecking order

- The decor is decidedly rustic and the accommodation not exactly five-star, but a new resort that has opened on the Sunshine Coast is a hit with its guests. Happy Hen Holidays pet retreat at Yandina caters exclusively for chickens and ducks when their owners go away. Founder Kirstie Henning said chickens were becoming more popular as pets as families look to grow food in their backyards
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Coalcliff: Three homes destroyed in fires fuelled by fierce winds

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Coalcliff: Three homes destroyed in fires fuelled by fierce winds

- Three houses have burnt down after a house fire spread to two neighbouring homes, fanned by strong winds on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Coalcliff, 25 kilometres north of Wollongong, last night. Fourteen fire trucks battled the flames for about two hours in 70kph westerly winds. "The weather down there at the time made firefighting very difficult with those strong winds," Fire and Rescue Superintendent Adam Dewberry said
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Sleeping child handover a signal to hitman in alleged love triangle murder

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Sleeping child handover a signal to hitman in alleged love triangle murder

- The signal to the hitman was to be the handover of a sleeping child. The gunman waited in the darkness for a man to emerge from an apartment in Sydney, Australia, carrying a small child, and this man, Raymond Pasnin, was to be his target. But the NSW Supreme Court was told on Friday that hanging in the deeper shadows were Pasnin's former girlfriends, Louise Ahern-Spiteri and April Barber, who had colluded to have him murdered at five minutes before midnight on October 30, 2013
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Australian caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks

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Australian caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks

- LONDON BRIDGE: An Australian woman who fled in fear from the Barcelona attack has told how she was caught up in two other recent terror incidents in Paris and London during her European travels. "I was in London at the time of the London Bridge attack, and we were also at Notre Dame the day the attack took place there too," Julia Monaco, a 26-year-old from Melbourne, told BBC Radio 5 Live
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India will be a difficult outing for Australia, says Michael Clarke

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India will be a difficult outing for Australia, says Michael Clarke

- Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke said that India will be tough to beat in their own backyard. Former skipper Michael Clarke reckons that the upcoming series against India will be a difficult outing for Australia. He said that Virat Kohli's men will be tough to beat in their own backyard. "One-day cricket is different from Test cricket, so I imagine that the wickets will be good
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Fitzroy looker attracts overseas buyer after auction

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Fitzroy looker attracts overseas buyer after auction

- A FITZROY landmark described as “one of the best looking houses in Melbourne” has sold about a week after its auction. The historically and architecturally significant fetched $3.35 million in a post-auction negotiation, after passing in on a $3.2 million vendor bid last Saturday. RELATED: Nelson Alexander Fitzroy selling agent Arch Staver said the buyer was based overseas and planned to hold the four-bedroom house as an investment for the time being, possibly renting it out to family studying in the area
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Barcelona attack live: Seven-year-old Australian missing in Barcelona, mother serious but stable

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Barcelona attack live: Seven-year-old Australian missing in Barcelona, mother serious but stable

- Terror has struck the popular Spanish city of Barcelona with multiple fatalities and scores injured. A van has mowed into people on one of the city's busiest and most popular streets Las Ramblas. Police shot dead five men allegedly wearing explosive vests in a related, foiled attack in the coastal town of Cambrils A house has exploded in the coastal town of Alcanar in what may be a related incident Barcelona Terror attack: Aussies injured One Australian is unaccounted for and seven others injured after a van mowed people down in a popular Barcelona tourist spot, killing more than a dozen people and injuring around one hundred more
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Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge

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Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge

- An Antarctic ecosystems expert will lend her expertise to a prestigious international report investigating the impacts of climate change on oceans. Australian Antarctic Division ecosystems modeller, Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to contribute to a Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Dr Melbourne-Thomas will be a lead author on a chapter regarding polar regions
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Hundreds of flights cancelled as wild weather hits east coast

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Hundreds of flights cancelled as wild weather hits east coast

- Wild winds battering Australia's east coast have left travellers stranded with dozens of flights from Melbourne to Sydney and Canberra cancelled. And Victorians won't be spared Mother Nature's wrath with snow, thunderstorms and rain heading for the state. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Sydney Airport from Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra with the city's train services also in chaos as gusts of than 100km/h wreak havoc on the city's harbour
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Hundreds of flights cancelled as wild weather hits east coast

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Hundreds of flights cancelled as wild weather hits east coast

- Wild winds battering Australia's east coast have left travellers stranded with dozens of flights from Melbourne to Sydney and Canberra cancelled. And Victorians won't be spared Mother Nature's wrath with snow, thunderstorms and rain heading for the state. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Sydney Airport from Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra with the city's train services also in chaos as gusts of than 100km/h wreak havoc on the city's harbour
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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator Nick Xenophon under a cloud

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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator Nick Xenophon under a cloud

- CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday (Aug 18), a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate. Senator Nick Xenophon said he may hold dual citizenship, Australian and British, which would make him ineligible to sit in parliament. He said he was checking if his father's birth in Cyprus makes him British, as well as Australian
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Golf - Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

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Golf - Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

- REUTERS: Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday. The 44-year-old, who missed the cut at the PGA Championship, is in a four-way tie on seven-under with New Zealand's overnight leader Daniel Pearce, South Australian Jason Norris and Malaysia's Gavin Green at the Natadola Bay Golf Course
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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud

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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud

- CANBERRA/SYDNEY: Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate. Senator Nick Xenophon said he may hold dual citizenship, Australian and British, which would make him ineligible to sit in parliament. He said he was checking if his father's birth in Cyprus makes him British, as well as Australian
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Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine vs Food - Series 1 Ep 3 Home Takeaway

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Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine vs Food - Series 1 Ep 3 Home Takeaway

- WATCH Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine vs Food Series 1 Ep 3 Home Takeaway LIFESTYLE Takeaway is great but it can be expensive. Celebrated chef Christine Manfield makes a simple veggie curry from scratch. We make a homemade stir fry, burgers, plus tips to best store delicious leftovers. Broadcast 8:00pm Thu 17 Aug 2017. Published 22 hours ago, available until 8:31pm on 4 Nov 2017
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Sydney weather: 'Huge swell' and strong winds to persist through much of weekend

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Sydney weather: 'Huge swell' and strong winds to persist through much of weekend

- Damaging winds are forecast to batter Sydney well into the weekend, bringing six-metre surf, keeping emergency crews busy clearing downed trees and restoring electricity to affected homes and businesses. Wind gusts topping 100 km/h on Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay – the strongest in more than a year – knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of residences on Friday, and stranded northbound trains on the harbour bridge during the middle of the day
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AFL boss backs push to strip media accreditation for ‘complete lies’

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AFL boss backs push to strip media accreditation for ‘complete lies’

- AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says stripping media members of their accreditation when they “make things up” is worth looking at. It follows a report from Perth suggesting Fremantle coach Ross Lyon had approached Collingwood about replacing Nathan Buckley. All parties have furiously denied the story, with Buckley questioning the reporter’s right to retain his AFL media accreditation. “Taking accreditation away seems to me to be a fairly logical outcome,” McLachlan said
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Canberra restaurateur James Mussillon found guilty of assaulting police

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Canberra restaurateur James Mussillon found guilty of assaulting police

- One of Canberra's most well-known restaurateurs has been found guilty of a string of offences after an incident where he hit a police officer with his car. James Daniel Mussillon, 46, of Campbell appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court on Wednesday where he was found guilty of five charges, including assaulting a police officer. Mussillon is the owner of fine dining venues Courgette and Waters Edge, which were each awarded one chef's hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
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  • Barcelona terror attack: Bigger attack with explosives had been planned
    Barcelona terror attack: Bigger attack with explosives had been planned

    , theage.com.au

    Barcelona: The terror group behind Thursday's attack in Barcelona had been planning an even bigger atrocity involving explosives, Spanish police say. But the group's plans changed, police believe, after their explosives store in a house in the town of Alcanar blew up on Wednesday, leaving the building pulverised – a chilling image of what could have happened later at a tourist hotspot
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Politics & Government

  • Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud
    Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CANBERRA/SYDNEY: Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate. Senator Nick Xenophon said he may hold dual citizenship, Australian and British, which would make him ineligible to sit in parliament. He said he was checking if his father's birth in Cyprus makes him British, as well as Australian
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Business

  • Chevron drops appeal over landmark Australian tax ruling
    Chevron drops appeal over landmark Australian tax ruling

    , reuters.com

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chevron Corp () has withdrawn an appeal to Australia's High Court over a disputed A$340 million ($268 million) tax bill, leaving in place a landmark court ruling on related-party loans that could affect other multinational companies. "Chevron Australia has reached agreement with the Australian Taxation Office on the loan transfer pricing dispute and have withdrawn our appeal to the High Court," the company said in an emailed statement
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Technology

  • 5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects
    5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects

    , abc.net.au

    More research is needed into the potential health effects of new 5G mobile phone technology before it is rolled out in Australia, an international expert says. The high-speed mobile phone network could be operational in Australia from 2020, offering up to 50 times the bandwidth currently available on 4G networks, allowing users to download the equivalent of three television episodes in a second
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Health

  • Mother found not guilty of murdering toddler in Scone due to mental illness
    Mother found not guilty of murdering toddler in Scone due to mental illness

    , abc.net.au

    A New South Wales woman has been found not guilty by reason of mental illness of murdering her 16-month-old daughter, who was last seen in the NSW Hunter Valley in 2000. The 44-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was accused of murdering the girl, who can only be known as 'Astra', when she lived at Scone. A body has never been found, but Supreme Court justice Robert Hulme found the woman had killed the child while the woman was suffering from schizophrenia
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Family & Parenting

  • Australian ISIS terrorist who took photo of son holding severed head 'killed in airstrike with two young children'
    Australian ISIS terrorist who took photo of son holding severed head 'killed in airstrike with two young children'

    , mirror.co.uk

    A notorious ISIS militant from Australia and his two young sons are believed to have been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria. Khaled Sharrouf, 36, and sons Zarqawi, 11, and Abdullah, 12, who was once pictured holding a severed head, were apparently targeted while driving near the city of Raqqa. One of Sharrouf's brothers is said to have confirmed the deaths to Australian extremists and photos of their bodies have reportedly been circulating on messaging apps
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Society & Culture

  • Sleeping child handover a signal to hitman in alleged love triangle murder
    Sleeping child handover a signal to hitman in alleged love triangle murder

    , stuff.co.nz

    The signal to the hitman was to be the handover of a sleeping child. The gunman waited in the darkness for a man to emerge from an apartment in Sydney, Australia, carrying a small child, and this man, Raymond Pasnin, was to be his target. But the NSW Supreme Court was told on Friday that hanging in the deeper shadows were Pasnin's former girlfriends, Louise Ahern-Spiteri and April Barber, who had colluded to have him murdered at five minutes before midnight on October 30, 2013
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Australia's biggest telcos ordered to block international pirate websites by Federal Court
    Australia's biggest telcos ordered to block international pirate websites by Federal Court

    , abc.net.au

    Australia's biggest telcos have been ordered to block access to 57 international websites that allow users to download pirated TV shows and movies. The blocked piracy sites: Yes Movies Vumoo Los Movies Cartoon HD Putlocker Watch Series 1 and Watch Series 2 Project - Free TV ProjectFreeTV Watch Episodes, Watch Episode Series, Watch TV Series The Dare TV Putlocker9.is, Putlocker9
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Education

  • SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission
    SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission

    , abc.net.au

    It was a sleepover with a difference. A live rocket launch was the 2:00am entertainment, and the high school students who camped out in their school library had a very special reason for feeling excited. The commercial SpaceX rocket, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral base in Florida today, and on board were a series of experiments devised by Australian school students
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Travel & Recreation

  • Unpopular cuts of meat get a makeover
    Unpopular cuts of meat get a makeover

    , abc.net.au

    Beef Australia chef Shane Bailey is encouraging cooks to combine locally-sourced produce with traditionally unpopular cuts of meat to create tasty meals. During a stroll through the outback town of Broken Hill, he said he saw a delicious meal everywhere he looked. "I saw pepper trees and olive trees just on nature strips, along with the saltbush and of course, with the sun, I'm sure it's a pretty warm place, so you could grow loads of tomatoes
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Law & Crime

  • Canberra restaurateur James Mussillon found guilty of assaulting police
    Canberra restaurateur James Mussillon found guilty of assaulting police

    , smh.com.au

    One of Canberra's most well-known restaurateurs has been found guilty of a string of offences after an incident where he hit a police officer with his car. James Daniel Mussillon, 46, of Campbell appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court on Wednesday where he was found guilty of five charges, including assaulting a police officer. Mussillon is the owner of fine dining venues Courgette and Waters Edge, which were each awarded one chef's hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
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Science & Nature

  • Sydney weather: 'Huge swell' and strong winds to persist through much of weekend
    Sydney weather: 'Huge swell' and strong winds to persist through much of weekend

    , smh.com.au

    Damaging winds are forecast to batter Sydney well into the weekend, bringing six-metre surf, keeping emergency crews busy clearing downed trees and restoring electricity to affected homes and businesses. Wind gusts topping 100 km/h on Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay – the strongest in more than a year – knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of residences on Friday, and stranded northbound trains on the harbour bridge during the middle of the day
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Life & Style

  • From my wedding dress to a childhood coat, history is sewn into our clothes
    From my wedding dress to a childhood coat, history is sewn into our clothes

    , smh.com.au

    Anyone who thinks of me as a tough-minded sort of person might be surprised to learn that as I strip down my possessions in preparation for a move to New York, the pieces I'm finding hardest to part with are my wedding dress, and a silk dress and a smocked woollen coat I wore as a one-year-old. Obviously I am never going to wear these garments again and neither is pristine enough to donate to a worthy cause, but I find myself strangely reluctant to consign them to the rubbish
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Books & Literature

  • Canberra Writers Festival: The word on the street
    Canberra Writers Festival: The word on the street

    , smh.com.au

    Don't you always wonder whether authors have a book they wish they'd written? Or whether they think it's worth sticking with a bad book? Or even how they came to writing? As the Canberra Writers Festival swings into gear we asked five of our favourite authors a few questions about writing and reading. The festival will take place from Friday August 25 to Sunday August 27, 2017, showcasing local, national and international writers at more than 100 events, in eight iconic venues, across three days and includes in-conversation sessions, workshops, special events, book launches and keynote events
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Media & Information

  • Bowlers' Beyonce social media campaign prompts netballers to produce their own video
    Bowlers' Beyonce social media campaign prompts netballers to produce their own video

    , abc.net.au

    A Beyonce-inspired social media campaign to save a Melbourne lawn bowls club is facing a counter-campaign from local netballers, who have made their own video to support plans for a sports complex. The Chadstone Bowls Club video All The Bowling Ladies, based on the Beyonce hit Single Ladies, was produced to fight a proposal to redevelop the bowling club site. Stonnington council is proposing to demolish the club to make way for a netball and basketball stadium, but the bowlers' video has helped them attract thousands of supporters
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Real Estate

  • At last! Real figures on what banks really charge for mortgages
    At last! Real figures on what banks really charge for mortgages

    , smh.com.au

    Everyone knows there's a big difference between banks' advertised mortgage rates and what they actually charge when nudged. Now we finally have some hard data on how big the gap is, as well as how much monetary policy has been quietly tightened even while the average owner-occupier has enjoyed a small rate cut. Along the way, there's a reminder of the "lazy tax" most borrowers pay – the difference between the rate paid and the cheapest available – and how effective the regulators have been in penalising investors and interest-only loans
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