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Updated: 38 min 41 sec ago

Russia unveils huge monument to Kalashnikov, of AK-47 fame

46 min 50 sec ago
Mikhail Kalashnikov looks into the distance, cradling one of his automatics in his arms "like a violin".
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Market pricing in two RBA rate hikes over the next year

47 min 45 sec ago
The Australian market is pricing in two rate hikes by the RBA over the next 12 months, despite the bank calling the top of the iron ore cycle.
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NSW man pulls driver from smoking wreck after car smashes into tree

47 min 59 sec ago
The driver was trapped by both legs and it took a herculean effort to get him out safely.
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ANZ Bank tips two RBA interest rate hikes in 2018

53 min 40 sec ago
ANZ Bank predicts the Reserve Bank will raise official interest rates by 0.5 percentage points next year as the economy gradually improves, with the first hike tipped for May.
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NYFW it-model Duckie Thot criticises Australia’s lack of diversity in model casting

1 hour 27 sec ago
"I want to do modelling', but [while also] being in a country that doesn't promote black models. I didn't really get how far I was going to go with it."
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AFL changes logo to 'YES' in support of marriage equality

1 hour 4 min ago
The AFL is the latest Australian sporting organisation to support marriage equality, making an eye-catching statement on the outside of its Docklands headquarters.
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New renewables energy rules package launched to halt blackouts

1 hour 10 min ago
The Australian Energy Market Commission has released what it calls a "last line of defence" against blackouts that incorporates renewable energy generation.
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Eastern states 'poach' WA visitors: Figures reveal plummeting tourism numbers

1 hour 10 min ago
As the State Government attempts to revive the industry with an $85 million injection, new numbers have again called WA's tourism strategy into question.
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Full transcript of Donald Trump's speech to UN General Assembly

1 hour 22 min ago
The full transcript of US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly.
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Cheap Aldi wine targeted as WA eyes minimum floor price on alcohol

1 hour 27 min ago
The state government is considering imposing a minimum floor price on takeaway alcohol after Health Minister Roger Cook raised concerns retailers were selling bottles of wine for less than $3.
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Aspiring jihadist pleads guilty to wife's brutal murder

1 hour 39 min ago
A wannabe jihadist who killed his wife in front of their young children and cut out her eye has pleaded guilty to murder.
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Off the buses: Transdev buses pulled off the road after failing safety blitz

1 hour 42 min ago
Melbourne's second biggest bus operator has been ordered to take a dozen of its buses off the road due to serious defects that posed a danger to passengers.
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Perth's most crash-prone road four years running

1 hour 49 min ago
Albany Highway in Cannington has been named Western Australia's most dangerous road for a fourth year in a row, according to AAMI's latest crash index data for 2016-17.
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Julia Mammone's wedding picture goes viral after six women wear the same dress

1 hour 50 min ago
Debbie Speranza can see the funny side of the frock fiasco in which six women wore the same dress to a friend's wedding.
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Donald Trump unveils a hodgepodge of contradictions in United Nations speech

1 hour 52 min ago
March into the United Nations, name-calling and threatening destruction, and the chances are there'll be push-back.
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Bonus bonanza: BHP chief Andrew Mackenzie's pay doubles to $5.7m

2 hours 54 sec ago
Bonuses pay off for BHP chief Andrew Mackenzie as he doubles his pay packet from last financial year.
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Doctors risk life behind bars under right-to-die laws

2 hours 5 min ago
Government confirms jail time for 'improperly inducing' a patient to seek death, as Health Minister breaks down over mother's death.
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Shonen Knife pay tribute to hard rock

2 hours 17 min ago
Japanese trio Shonen Knife keep powering on into their third decade.
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Serena Williams pens a deeply personal Reddit letter to her 'strong' mother

2 hours 17 min ago
She also thanked her mum for teaching her ‘the power of a black woman'.
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US to accept 54 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first intake

2 hours 28 min ago
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull welcomed the "good news" and thanked US President Donald Trump for his co-operation.
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