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Hong Kong’s CKI returns to Australia with $5.4 billion bid for Duet Group – Reuters

ReutersFour months after Australia blocked CKI’s earlier A$10 billion ($7.4 billion) bid for control of state-owned energy firm Ausgrid on security grounds, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s firm returned on Monday with a play for the owner of the gas …Hong Kong tycoon Li offers $5.4B for Australia energy firmThe Seattle TimesHong Kong Billionaire Makes […]

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The oldest gem – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA tiny gem found on an outback sheep station in Western Australia has been declared the oldest known piece of our planet. The zircon is said to be 4.4billion years old and was found by geoscience professor John Valley from the University of Wisconsin in the …4.4 billion-year-old crystal is oldest piece of EarthCNNScientists […]

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Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Houston Chronicle

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found deadHouston ChronicleSYDNEY (AP) — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47. Famed for TV shows such as “Australia’s Next Top Model,” the New Zealand-born … and more …read more Source: Houston […]

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Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Washington Post

Washington PostSYDNEY — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47. Famed for TV shows such as “Australia’s Next Top Model,” the New Zealand-born star had …Trolled to death: Model Charlotte Dawson bombarded with vile messages over …Daily […]

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Trolled to death: Model Charlotte Dawson bombarded with vile messages over … – Daily Mail

Daily MailAustralian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson killed herself after receiving abuse from vicious trolls on Twitter just hours before she died. Famed for TV shows such as ‘Australia’s Next Top Model, the New Zealand-born star, 47, had a history of …Real estate agent found Charlotte Dawson’s bodyThe Age‘Australia’s Next Top Model’ judge […]

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Fan arrested for groping ‘Modern Family’ star in Australia – AFP

AFPSydney — Australian police said Friday they had arrested a man for allegedly groping “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland at an event for fans in Sydney, as the US actress spoke of her distress. Hyland, who plays oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the smash-hit …Modern Family star indecently assaulted in SydneyWashington PostCharges laid over alleged […]

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Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at least 63. Protesters fired guns and threw a …Thai police retake rally sites, three killed in clashXinhua3 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters […]

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Asylum seeker dies in violent protest at PNG camp – Washington Post

Washington PostCANBERRA, Australia — A violent protest culminated in a breakout from an immigrant detention camp Australia runs in Papua New Guinea where one asylum seeker was killed and scores were hurt, an Australian official said Tuesday. The escalating unrest …100 security staff on standby after Manus Island asylum-seeker unrestThe Australian1 dead, dozens hurt after […]

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Australia asylum: One killed in violence at PNG camp – BBC News

BBC NewsOne asylum seeker has been killed and 77 injured during a second night of violence at Australia’s immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. The man died of head injuries on the way to hospital, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.Authorities regain control of detention centreABC OnlineOne dead, 77 injured in Manus Island asylum-seeker […]

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Authorities regain control of detention centre – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe ABC’s PNG correspondent, Liam Cochrane, joins The World Today live from Manus Island with the latest developments at the detention centre. Eleanor Hall. Source: The World Today | Duration: 3min 19sec. Topics: refugees, foreign-affairs, world-politics, …Australia asylum: One killed in riot at PNG campBBC NewsOne dead, 77 injured in Manus Island asylum-seeker unrestThe […]

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Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from …Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylumBBC NewsCo-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldEthiopian […]

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Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine’s Day – CNN

CNN(CNN) — In a gesture toward the romance of Valentine’s Day, Pope Francis on Friday gave his advice on how to have a happy marriage before thousands of young engaged couples. The unprecedented event, held under brilliant winter sunshine in a packed …Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day With PopeNBCNews.comValentine in the Vatican: Pope meets loved-up couplesAFPThe […]

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Pop-culture expo Oz Comic-Con set to expand in Australia in partnership with … – The Daily Telegraph

Pop-culture expo Oz Comic–Con set to expand in Australia in partnership with …The Daily TelegraphWhere Oz Comic–Con already attracts international stars, including Shannon Doherty, Billie Piper and William Shatner for upcoming events, it will now be able to leverage the partnership with ReedPop to bring in the biggest names from current television … and more […]

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James O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure – BBC Sport

BBC SportJames O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure. London Irish have confirmed Australia international James O’Connor will leave the club at the end of the season after completing his six-month contract. The news comes a day after the club announced …James O’Connor confirms he’ll leave London Irish at end of seasonSydney Morning HeraldO’Connor to leave London […]

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Fears that 12-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Australia – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia’s Northern Territory, police said Monday. The boy was swimming with friends in the Mudginberri Billabong in Kakadu National Park on Sunday …Search continues for Australian boy snatched by crocodilesThe IndependentHunt on for croc after 12-year-old boy taken in […]

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Australia accuses Snowden of ‘treachery’ – Financial Times

Financial TimesAustralia has accused Edward Snowden of “unprecedented treachery” and defended Canberra’s intelligence co-operation with Washington in the face of rising tensions with Indonesia over the US whistleblower’s spying allegations. Julie Bishop, Australia’s …US leaker Snowden says he ‘acted alone’The NationHenninger: The Snowden UltimatumWall Street JournalJulie Bishop lashes Snowden on US visitZDNetThe Voice of Russia […]

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Australian Open: It’s terrible for the 2s as Azarenka, Djokovic fall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Wednesday in a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the year’s first major. Fifth-seeded …Radwanska ends Azarenka reign at Melbourne ParkReutersHighlights from Agnieszka Radwanska’s win over Victoria AzarenkaSI.comAustralian Open: Agnieszka […]

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Stanislas Wawrinka writes new script in Australia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Stanislas Wawrinka has always looked in from the outside. Sometimes it was toiling in countryman’s Roger Federer’s ample shadow. Other times it was valiant but losing five-set efforts on some of the sport’s biggest stages.Djokovic’s long winning run ends in AustraliaWashington PostWawrinka gets his marathon momentABC NewsWawrinka knocks Djokovic out of […]

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Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens advance to fourth round at Australian Open – SI.com

SI.comAfter enduring brutal heat, Maria Sharapova was aided by cooler temps in the third round. Michael Dodge/Getty Images/SI. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 …Friday’s Sports In BriefMiamiHerald.comAustralian Open Day 6 women’s results: Azarenka cruises, Sharapova scrapes …Sportal.com.auSharapova marches into […]

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Federer cruises to straight-set win, reaches round four in Australia – SI.com

SI.comAfter playing his first match ever on Hisense Arena, Roger Federer returned to Rod Laver Arena for his third-round match. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four-time champion Roger Federer has advanced to the fourth round at the …Sharapova, Radwanska advance at Australian OpenFox NewsMaria Sharapova advances to 4th round of Australian OpenThe Seattle […]

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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches – AFP

AFPMelbourne — Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to “leave and live”. A cool change began sweeping the …Hundreds flee homes as heatwave fans Australia bushfiresReutersGrampians bushfire creating its own weather as more than […]