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THURSDAY, November 15 A kayaker has been sent flying after a four-metre tiger shark rammed and then sank its teeth into his tiny crafton Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The man, aged in his 30s, was fishing from his kayak off Moffat Beach on […]

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TUESDAY, November 13 Men continue to earn more than women across the workforce and while the gender pay gap is decreasing, it is not moving in the right direction in all sectors, reports the ABC.. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) annual […]

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Strawberry needle contamination: Accused woman faces 10 years’ jail A farm worker accused of sparking the strawberry needle saga faces a maximum 10 years in prison if she is found guilty of contamination of goods. Key points: The 50-year-old has been charged […]

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Conjoined twins Nima, Dawa undergo separation surgery in marathon procedure A marathon procedure to separate conjoined 14-month-old twins Nima and Dawa is underway at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, with doctors saying the operation is “all about the connections”. Key points: The surgery […]

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THURSDAY, November 8 An ABC journalist has confirmed an incident involving NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley at a Christmas party in 2016, the ABC reports.. In a statement, reporter Ashleigh Raper said Mr Foley placed his hand down the back of her […]

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WEDNESDAY, November 7 The polls are starting to close in the 2018 US midterm elections. Though he isn’t on the ballot, President Donald Trump has taken a deeply personal interest in these races, which are widely viewed as a referendum on the […]

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TUESDAY ¬†November 6 The Spice Girls are coming back for a 2019 British stadium tour without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as Posh Spice during the group’s 1990s pop heyday. The band said Beckham would not take part because of business […]

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Petrol prices surge 20pc this year, but analysts say not much can be done about it Petrol prices have hit their highest levels in a decade. High global prices and a weak Australian dollar are being blamed for a 20 per cent […]

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Thursday, November 1 Barbra Streisand says she isn’t afraid of losing fans through her latest album, which contains songs attacking US President Donald Trump. The Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist is preparing for the release of Walls, which features a […]

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Wednesday October 31 US President Donald Trump, shrugging off objections from some that he was unwelcome, has offered condolences at the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 Jewish worshipers were shot dead. Mr Trump, who opponents say has stoked a toxic political climate conducive […]

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TUESDAY, ¬†OCTOBER 30 The US military will deploy more than 5,200 troops, including armed soldiers, to bolster President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border with Mexico as a caravan of migrants treks toward the frontier, a senior US general said. Then […]

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Guinea pigs seized by RSPCA looking for new homes in Brisbane The RSPCA is trying to find homes for more than 200 guinea pigs seized from harmful conditions in Brisbane, following a complaint to the cruelty complaint line last week. It is […]

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor says the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate was premeditated, reversing previous official statements the killing was unintended. The death of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of de facto […]

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 The head of CNN has slammed US President Donald Trump for his media attacks after police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to the network, former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other public figures. The […]

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Invictus Games powerlifter charged over steroids, cocaine stash An Australian powerlifter competing in the Invictus Games is facing drugs and weapons charges, after he was allegedly found with a stash of steroids, cocaine and peptides last month. Afghanistan veteran Tyrone Ian Gawthorne […]

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Toyah Cordingley has been remembered as a kind soul who had a deep affinity for animals after her body was discovered on a beach north of Cairns yesterday. The 24-year-old pharmacy worker was reported missing along with her large dog on Sunday. […]

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologises to victims of child sexual abuse Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised, on behalf of the nation, for failing and abandoning the thousands of survivors of institutional child sex abuse. In an address to Federal Parliament, Mr […]

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s personal website has been taken over and redesigned to feature an obscene pop-punk song about a teenage love affair called Scotty Doesn’t Know. Mr Morrison’s web domain www.scottmorrison.com.au currently hosts a picture of Mr Morrison […]

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Nineteenth-century laws making abortion illegal in Queensland have been scrapped, in one of the state’s biggest legislative reforms. The ABC reports the Government’s controversial plan to decriminalise pregnancy termination passed through state parliament with a comfortable margin of 50 […]

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Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder and yachtsman, dies aged 78 Ian Kiernan, an environmental campaigner who grew to international fame for his work and as a yachtsman, has died aged 78 after being diagnosed with cancer in late July. He is […]

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