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Abbott denies claims he requested a greater presence in Syria

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied claims he was the driving force behind a request to increase Australia’s military presence in Syria. Fairfax is reporting today Mr Abbott requested the

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Global markets rally on Tuesday after China cut interest rates

-NRN/Reuters Global markets have rallied overnight following a poor start to trading at the start of this week. Investors across most of Asia, Europe and Latin America took encouragement from

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Terror charges dropped against Melbourne teen

Zoe Philip Charges have been dropped against the Melbourne teenager accused of plotting the Anzac Day terrorism attack. Prosecutors today announced in the magistrates’ court that the charges of planning

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SES responds to hundreds of calls for help in wild NSW weather

Zoe Philip State Emergency Services in NSW have responded to more than 600 call outs, following wild weather throughout the state overnight. Flash flooding across areas of the Illawarra and

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Stock markets plunge amid fears of economic slowdown in China

-NRN/Reuters World stock markets plunged yesterday after a near-9 percent dive in China shares and a tumble in oil prices, while U.S. stocks were on track to end the day

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Australian resident among 11 killed in British air show crash

The suspected death toll from a devastating crash at a British air show has risen to 11, including a recent British migrant to Australia. The sister of personal trainer Matt

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Men who overpowered French gunman to receive bravery medals

Three Americans and a British man who overpowered a gunman on board a train to Paris will today be given bravery awards by French President Francois Hollande. 25-year-old Moroccan national,

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Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon to decide his fate next week

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon has delayed a decision on whether he will stand down until next week. Mr Heydon has today been hearing submission from the lawyers of peak union

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US calls on Australia to join airstrikes on IS militants in Syria

The US has submitted a formal request, calling for Australia to expand its air warfare role over Syria. The request could include taking part in RAAF airstrikes against Islamic State

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Thai authorities clear two men believed to be involved in blast

-NRN/Reuters Authorities in Thailand are believed to have cleared two men who were thought to be involved in this week’s blast. Security footage showed two men, one wearing a red