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Iran and major world powers reach “historic” nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers have reached an historic deal over Tehran’s nuclear program, after more than a decade of negotiations. The deal has been reached between Iran, the US,

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Queensland Labor government to hand down first budget

Queensland’s Treasurer Curtis Pitt will hand down the state budget today, promising to deliver on all of Labor’s election commitments. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to transform Queensland into Australia’s

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Euro zone approves 86 billion euro Greek bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has accepted an 86 billion euro bailout from Eurozone leaders. After 17 hours of talking, European Council president Donald Tusk said Eurozone leaders reached a

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Labor accuses government of “political ambush” with union Royal Commission

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten maintains there is no conflict of interest in his former role as a union leader, and has labelled the Royal Commission as a political exercise. Mr

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Indonesia volcanic ash cloud grounds Australian flights

A volcanic ash cloud over Indonesia is causing further problems for hundreds of Australian travellers, with Jetstar and Virgin grounding all flights in and out of Bali. The ash cloud

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Greece proposes new bailout package, agrees to tax hikes

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has met a deadline imposed by Euro zone leaders, to submit new proposals for economic reforms to tackle the country’s debt crisis. A spokesperson for

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New York Stock Exchange crashes, along with United Airlines, Wall Street Journal

The New York Stock Exchange has been forced to suspend trading for more than three hours due to a technical glitch. It was the biggest outage to hit a US

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Shorten to front Royal Commission for second day

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will return to the witness box for a second day today, at the Royal Commission in to Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Mr Shorten yesterday admitted

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Turnbull warns against exaggerating threat of Islamic State

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed the threat of the Islamic State militant group, and has warned against overstating its power. Mr Turnbull has made the comments in a speech

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Greece given until Thursday to come up with reform proposals

Euro zone leaders have given Greece two days to come up with comprehensive proposals for economic reform, ahead another summit to be held on Sunday. A crisis summit has been