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20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 2359 GMT (0759 HKT) | Hitting the China travel trail doesn't have to be a struggle if you arm yourself with the right knowledge. | Shanghai taxi drivers don't like small bills... (photo: Creative Commons / Foxxyz)
Afghan election commission workers sorts ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 18, 2014.
Afghanistan   Election Fraud   Photos   Presidential Vote   Wikipedia: Afghan presidential election, 2014  
 The Australian 
Afghanistan presidential vote audit on again
AN election audit of more than eight million Afghan votes has resumed amid continuing tensions between the two presidential candidates over how to determine which votes are fraudulent. | A dispute ove... (photo: AP / Rahmat Gul)
A Palestinian man removes shattered glass from a window following an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, in the central Gaza Strip on June 25, 2014. The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after militants fired more rockets at southern Israel, Palestinian security sources said. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN  The Australian 
Pressure mounts on Israel and Hamas for Gaza truce
INTERNATIONAL pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas intensified yesterday as the assault on Gaza pushed the death toll above 500. | Amid claims by Palestinian leaders that Israel had engag... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Gaza   Hamas   Israel   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge  
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Monday, April 14, 2014.  The Australian 
Vladimir Putin backs recovery of MH17 bodies
VLADIMIR Putin has bowed to international pressure and pledged Russian support to recover bodies and key evidence from the crash site of Flight MH17, giving hope to bereaved Australian families that t... (photo: AP / Alexei Nikolsky)
MH17 shootdown   Photos   Russia   Vladimir Putin   Wikipedia: Vladimir Putin  
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File - A variety of corals form an outcrop on Flynn Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Canberra Times
Great Barrier Reef will be 'pretty ugly' by 2050
Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland | The Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and will be "pretty ugly&quo... (photo: Creative Commons / Toby Hudson)
Abbot Point   Coral Reef   Photos   UNESCO   Wikipedia: Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef  
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. If Israel and the Palestinian militants of Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change. Ha'aretz
Bibi's war || Netanyahu wanted to attack Iran, but got stuck in Gaza instead
The outcome of the last two and a half weeks of talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers would normally have been greeted by a stern tongue-lashing... (photo: AP / Oded Balilty)
Benjamin Netanyahu   Hamas   Iran   Photos   Wikipedia: Benjamin Netanyahu  
Palestinian Hamas militants patrol on the main road in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 17, 2011, as Palestinians prepare for the first stage of an unprecedented prisoner release and exchange deal under which Israel has agreed to free 1,027 Palestinian detainees in return for an Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured in 2006. Israelis and Palestinians were waiting with bated breath for the planned release on October 18 of a first tranche of 477 Palestinian prisoners in return for an end to the more than five year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Photo by Ahmed Deeb/wn The Australian
Israel, Gaza in ceasefire limbo
AN Israeli official last night said it had agreed on a truce with Hamas to end 10 days of violence in Gaza, although the reported deal was denied hours later by Foriegn M... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Hamas   Israel   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge  
A Chinese dancer play with glass ball  to  performs a traditional dance during an event organised by the Chinese Consulate of the People's Republic of China and Indo-China Promotion Council, in Kolkata on March 1, 2013. The event was organised to create synergy which would not only benifit the two trading partners but also to foster peace development amont these two global giant emerging economies in Asia The Australian
Chinese visitors lead the way as Victoria records 10 per cent rise in tourists
VICTORIA is proving the place to be for international tourists with visitors to the garden state up 10 per cent - the highest in Australia. | Almost two million tourists ... (photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
China   Photos   Tourism   Victoria   Wikipedia: Victoria (Australia)  
Members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's military parade today in Gaza on the anniversary of the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, a year ago and the war of 2012 the 8 days, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 14, 2013. an anti-Israel march as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of Israel's operation Pillar of Defence. on the first anniversary to assassinate Gaabary. Izz ad-Din Qassam Brigade organizes the strongest military parade in Gaza Strip. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN The Australian
Hamas fighters reject truce deal
HAMAS’s military wing last night rejected a ceasefire with Israel after the deal brokered by Egypt won the backing of the Israeli security cabinet. | Soon after the... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Gaza   Hamas   Israel   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza  
In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in San Francisco. If the phone hacking scandal gripping Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire has a familiar ring, it might be because you've heard the story before. Scrappy outsider turns modest newspaper business into international media conglomerate. Ambition turns to hubris. The Australian
Throw open our doors to those who cherish our values, says Rupert Murdoch
RUPERT Murdoch has called for Australia to throw open its doors to immigration and welcome those who “cherish the values of the country”. | Mr Murdoch said Au... (photo: AP / Noah Berger, File)
Australia   Immigration   Photos   Rupert Murdoch   Wikipedia: Rupert Murdoch  
Why trees are good- and bad The Examiner
Why trees are good- and bad
When you walk into a forest you immediately notice the smell, a woodsy aroma that’s soothing and invigorating at the same time. That aroma comes from gases that trees g... (photo: WN / marzena)
Environment   Nature   Photos   Trees   Wikipedia: Environmentalism  
View of the dock and beaches in the bay of Tela. Tela is a town in Honduras on the northern Caribbean coast. ABC News
8 Winter Getaways That Make for Inexpensive Summer Escapes
Oyster.com | The Caribbean, the West Coast, and North America’s ski resorts…. During the winter months, these spots are bustling with tourists who are either looking ... (photo: Creative Commons / Alarikoeloko17)
Caribbean   Photos   Summer   Tourism   Wikipedia: Caribbean  
Opposition leader Tony Abbott makes a speech to party supporter in Sydney, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 The Australian
Abbott’s not the radical in debate over Japan relations
THIS week Tony Abbott put his personal stamp on a deepening of Australia-Japan ties in a firm decla­ration that Australia will be a player in the greatest challenge ... (photo: AP / Rick Rycroft)
Australia   Japan   Photos   Tony Abbott   Wikipedia: Tony Abbott  
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Afghan election commission workers sorts ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 18, 2014.
Afghanistan presidential vote audit on again
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A Palestinian man removes shattered glass from a window following an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, in the central Gaza Strip on June 25, 2014. The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after militants fired more rockets at southern Israel, Palestinian security sources said. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN
Pressure mounts on Israel and Hamas for Gaza truce
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Business & Economy Energy & Industry
- Record house price for rising Brisbane market
- Forrest's 100-year food plan for China gathers momentum
- Consumers happy to vent at food supply chain
- Kiwi sinks as central bank signals rate halt, China PMI lift
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West Coast tourism brighter as visitors rise
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- Big business calls for changes to Renewable Energy Target
- Forrest's 100-year food plan for China gathers momentum
- Corporate bookmakers complain new betting rules treat them u
- Labor supports subsidised travel for school students
Afghan election commission workers sorts ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 18, 2014.
Afghanistan presidential vote audit on again
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Health Society & Culture
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- Health Minister to tour hospitals
- Aussies find 'cold' start in rebuild tough
- Meningitis claims top Brisbane real estate agent Michael Cal
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File - A variety of corals form an outcrop on Flynn Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Great Barrier Reef will be 'pretty ugly' by 2050
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- New Commonwealth Games flag handover ambassadors named
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Benji Marshall of the Wests Tigers
Benji Marshall makes Tigers all-time team
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