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BlueScope agrees to continue steel operations at Port Kembla

Blue Scope Steel has announced it will continue with its steel-making operations as Port Kembla, in the NSW Illawarra region, saving as many as 5000 local jobs. The company has

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11-year-old girl found dead in Victorian home, man arrested

Victorian police have confirmed a man has been arrested over the suspicious death of an 11-year-old girl in the state’s north east. The girl’s body was found by paramedics yesterday

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Police search SA and Canberra homes in mother-daughter murder investigation

Police have confirmed a number of homes in South Australia and Canberra have been searched, in the investigation in to the double murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce.

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US soldier killed in raid on Islamic State compound

-NRN/Reuters A member of a U.S. special operations soldier was killed during an overnight mission to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. Sixty-nine hostages were rescued

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Domestic violence campaign to be launched for child victims

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will today launch a new domestic violence campaign focusing on children. The campaign, which is being launched at

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Labor announces new plan for shared economy

The federal opposition has unveiled a plan to capitalise on the shared economy, saying the next innovation in the industry should come from Australia. Shared economy companies include organisations such

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Police seek information on mother-daughter murder

Police are urging anyone with information about a mother and her daughter, who went missing in 2009, to come forward if their faces or names trigger a memory. Authorities have

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UN Secretary General calls for calm between Israel and Palestine

-NRN/Reuters U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Palestinians and Israel to step back from a “dangerous abyss” as he arrived on a snap visit to the region as the head of

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Two of Australia’s most wanted spotted in Victoria

A vehicle two of Australia’s most wanted men are travelling in has reportedly been spotted in north-east Victoria. Task Force Fugitive joined the search after a stolen Toyota Landcruiser tray

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Pistorius released on parole a day early

-NRN/Reuters Oscar Pistorius, South Africa’s “Blade Runner”, has been released on parole today, a day short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. But