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Barnes to referee ABs at World Cup

The referees for the Rugby World Cup pool games have been announced and there will be an obvious reaction to the man in charge of the All Blacks opener. Englishman…

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Sam Judd: World war on water

Out of all the basic necessities for human life, surely water has to be the most important of them all. But despite how…

Australia in top terror-risk category

Australia, France and Britain are among more than 30 countries around the world where the threat of terrorism is "high", according to the UK Foreign Office.

A dustbin dance of the desperates

Piled high with rubbish congealing in the summer heat, municipal dustbin R21 on Athens' Sofokleous St does not look or smell like a treasure trove.

Over 140 dead after military plane crash

An ageing Indonesian military plane packed with soldiers and their families crashed after takeoff in a densely populated area of Sumatra's biggest city, killing more…

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Caltex buy will not inflate pump prices

Z Energy, the listed service station chain, said its planned $785 million purchase of rival Chevron New Zealand's Caltex-branded network won't drive up prices at the…

Trump's Miss USA woes continue

Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of Donald Trump's 'Miss USA' pageant and retail giant Macy's has dumped him as a result of his comment about Mexican immigrants.

Wall St up on positive US jobs news

Wall Street rose overnight, with a late burst of buying, on positive jobs data, setting aside news that euro-zone leaders told Greece they won't negotiate a new bailout…

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Hundreds farewell Norm Berryman

It was standing room only at Norm Berryman's funeral in Perth today as hundreds of people flocked to say their final goodbyes to the rugby legend.

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