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Couple could be waiting for critical date

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Couple could be waiting for critical date


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Oriol Riera: I would've laughed if I was told Lionel Messi would be the best ever

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Oriol Riera: I would've laughed if I was told Lionel Messi would be the best ever


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Woman allegedly damaged patrol cars and made bomb threat at Gold Coast police station

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Woman allegedly damaged patrol cars and made bomb threat at Gold Coast police station


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Stroke: signs, symptoms and treatment

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Stroke: signs, symptoms and treatment


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What your doctor wants you to know about norovirus - the winter vomiting bug

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What your doctor wants you to know about norovirus - the winter vomiting bug


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Headache: what makes a headache serious?

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Headache: what makes a headache serious?


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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand Prime Minister

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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand Prime Minister


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  • 'We're not just talking about a $5 packet of chewy': Lawyer sees 'potential' for class action against Rio Tinto
    'We're not just talking about a $5 packet of chewy': Lawyer sees 'potential' for class action against Rio Tinto

    , smh.com.au

    One of Australia's leading class action lawyers says there is "potential" for a class action lawsuit against mining company Rio Tinto over its handling of a failed African coal mining investment and its controversial multibillion-dollar write-down. "If the allegations that are made in the US proceeding are true, then what you had was a situation where, for about 13 months, senior officials of the company were aware that an asset needed to be impaired
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Politics & Government

  • Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand Prime Minister
    Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand Prime Minister

    , theage.com.au

    Wellington: Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's newest prime minister as Labour will lead the next government in a coalition with NZ First. The Greens are expected to back Labour on confidence and supply, giving the combined parties 63 seats, two more than the 61 majority they need. Stepping into government brings the left out of the cold of opposition for the first time in nine years
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Sports

  • Transgender footballer Caroline Layt says LGBTI equality in sport hasn't progressed in a decade
    Transgender footballer Caroline Layt says LGBTI equality in sport hasn't progressed in a decade

    , smh.com.au

    Transgender woman and former New South Wales rugby league representative Caroline Layt says support for the LGBTI community in sport has failed to progress over the past decade. Layt transitioned in 1995 and then played in Sydney's rugby league and rugby union competitions and was picked for representative honours in both, including NSW's 2007 State of Origin campaign. A decade later and Layt said it was "really disappointing" to see transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey barred from entering the AFLW draft on Wednesday
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Business

  • BHP told that bending to shareholder activists poses risks for debt investors
    BHP told that bending to shareholder activists poses risks for debt investors

    , smh.com.au

    BHP Billiton's new chairman Ken MacKenzie is grappling with a simmering campaign by activist shareholders -- moving too far to appease them could risk unsettling debt investors who own the mining giant's $US24 billion ($30 billion) of bonds. The campaign by funds including billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management could see MacKenzie's board sanction more shareholder-friendly measures such as buybacks and special dividends
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Health

  • What Australia's record-breaking flu season means for Singapore
    What Australia's record-breaking flu season means for Singapore

    , channelnewsasia.com

    SINGAPORE: Australia's severe outbreak of flu may appear to be tapering off in some places, but Singaporeans are still encouraged to get vaccinated before travelling there, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The outbreak during this season has claimed 73 lives so far, with many of those who died coming from aged-care centres. Despite showing a sustained decline in influenza activity nation-wide in the last fortnight of September, there are still areas in the country that have not peaked, according to the latest Australian Influenza Surveillance Report
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Society & Culture

  • Rescue helicopter kept busy following crash
    Rescue helicopter kept busy following crash

    , nzherald.co.nz

    A 69-year-old man has been flown to Tauranga Hospital after a serious crash in Athenree Gorge today. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to the intersection of State Highway 2 and Athenree Road this afternoon after two cars collided. The crash involved two vehicles and the man was in the front passenger seat of one of the vehicles. The man suffered a fractured hip and chest injuries but was stabilised at the scene by paramedics and was flown to hospital for further treatment
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Entertainment & Arts

  • ‘I was suicidal’: Destiny’s Child star reveals battle with depression
    ‘I was suicidal’: Destiny’s Child star reveals battle with depression

    , news.com.au

    “I didn’t know until I was in my thirties what was going on. I just thought it was growing pains,” the singer and former member of Destiny’s Child, 37, said on US talk show The Talk. “I’ve been suffering since the age of between 13 and 15. At that age, I didn’t know what to call it.” She says her situation got “really, really bad … to the point of I was suicidal
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Education

  • University students look set to avoid higher fees next year after Senate stand-off
    University students look set to avoid higher fees next year after Senate stand-off

    , abc.net.au

    The plan to increase course fees and make university students pay back their loans sooner appears doomed to fail. Key points: Higher course fees that were due to start next year likely to be delayed Nick Xenophon Team stalled the changes, demanding a review to help students move from high school into uni Universities welcoming plan, but Education Minister says it's irresponsible and would wipe out planned $2
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Science & Nature

Law & Crime

  • 'We're not just talking about a $5 packet of chewy': Lawyer sees 'potential' for class action against Rio Tinto
    'We're not just talking about a $5 packet of chewy': Lawyer sees 'potential' for class action against Rio Tinto

    , smh.com.au

    One of Australia's leading class action lawyers says there is "potential" for a class action lawsuit against mining company Rio Tinto over its handling of a failed African coal mining investment and its controversial multibillion-dollar write-down. "If the allegations that are made in the US proceeding are true, then what you had was a situation where, for about 13 months, senior officials of the company were aware that an asset needed to be impaired
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    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Life & Style

  • Men should adopt women's multi-format Ashes model: Alex Blackwell
    Men should adopt women's multi-format Ashes model: Alex Blackwell

    , smh.com.au

    Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has urged men's cricket to adopt the women's Ashes multi-format model to counter packed international schedules. The women's Ashes series, which starts on Sunday, is decided on a points system across one Test, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. Four points are given for a Test win and two for a draw, with two points awarded for victories in one-dayers and T20s
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