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Man sped until he crashed, court told
A KIAMA man led police on a dangerous chase through the region's streets, travelling at high speed along dozens of residential roads and only stopping when he rammed a police car, Wollongong Local Court has heard.
Illawarra Mercury 14/03/2013     no charge     368 words

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A new face sped away
AUSTRALIAN speedway rider Chris Holder moved to within one point of leading the Speedway World Cup after blasting to a British Grand Prix win in Cardiff, Wales, last weekend.
Newcastle Herald 01/09/2012     no charge     174 words

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Tony Brassels Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 06/07/2014     no charge     4235 words

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BUSTED!
POLICE hunting a gang of armed thieves responsible for hold-ups at several Hunter hotels made a major breakthrough yesterday after another robbery and a high-speed pursuit.
Newcastle Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     833 words

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BUSTED!
POLICE hunting a gang of armed thieves responsible for hold-ups at several Hunter hotels made a major breakthrough yesterday after another robbery and a high-speed pursuit.
Newcastle Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     832 words

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Tony Brassels The Championships review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     4975 words

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When lineage draws you to the Emerald Isle
A trip to Ireland uncovers long-lost family links, writes Helen O'Neill.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/03/2014     no charge     2167 words

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What's my lineage?
A trip to Ireland uncovers long-lost family links, writes Helen O'Neill
Sydney Morning Herald 15/03/2014     no charge     2156 words

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Tony Brassels Rosehill Gardens review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 02/03/2014     no charge     4594 words

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Tony Brassel's Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 16/02/2014     no charge     4305 words

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'Dodgem car' road rage man jailed
A man described by a police prosecutor as a "coward" has been jailed for a series of crimes including a terrifying road rage version of "dodgem cars".
The Age 06/02/2014     no charge     466 words

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ONLINE COMMENT theherald.com.au
Out of control
Newcastle Herald 21/12/2013     no charge     319 words

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Jail for high-speed chase
A DISQUALIFIED P-plate driver has been jailed after taking police on a high-speed pursuit through two Wollongong suburbs before abandoning his car and stealing a bicycle in a bid to escape.
Illawarra Mercury 15/11/2013     no charge     409 words

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Biker's legacy to motorcyclists: speed kills
JOHN Causer knows even if he could go back in time and take his son's bike away, it wouldn't do any good.
Illawarra Mercury 18/10/2013     no charge     653 words

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Boy, 14 dies after motorised bike crash
A 14-year-old boy is dead after the motorised bicycle he was riding crashed into two cars when he allegedly sped away from police who sounded their sirens at him.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/10/2013     no charge     302 words

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Flaming man tops a week of drama and farce on the Capitol
A week in which Washington was first shaken by a shutdown of the federal government and then rattled by a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill ended with scenes of a medical helicopter evacuating a man who was on fire in the National Mall.
The Sunday Age 06/10/2013     no charge     544 words

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Shutdown pressure shows in violent week
A week in which Washington was shaken by a government shutdown and then rattled by a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill ended with a medical helicopter evacuating a man on fire from the National Mall.
Sun Herald 06/10/2013     no charge     441 words

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Police warn public over carjacker on the run
A man who carjacked a vehicle at knife-point and ordered the driver to speed away from police in Newcastle remains on the run. Police have warned that he is dangerous and should not be approached.
Sydney Morning Herald 09/07/2013     no charge     386 words

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Officer run off roadway
A police officer fell off his motorcycle after his bike was rammed by a car that allegedly sped off after being intercepted at Melbourne Airport on Friday afternoon.
The Age 25/05/2013     no charge     131 words

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Hawks find a way to stem tide
HAWTHORN 5.4 8.8 11.11 14.15 (99) NORTH MELBOURNE 3.5 7.9 9.15 13.18 (96)
The Age 29/04/2013     no charge     722 words

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Police in close shave
A LEARNER driver with a suspended permit allegedly came within a metre of ploughing his vehicle into police officers at Gerringong early Monday morning, a court has heard.
Illawarra Mercury 27/03/2013     no charge     357 words

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Driver charged under chase law
THE first person to be charged under Victoria's new police chase law is a 20-year-old motorist who tried to ram an officer's car, police say.
The Age 24/12/2012     no charge     274 words

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Three years for turbulent night
AFTER being shot at, and with four police cars in hot pursuit, Solomon Suilai told police in a triple-0 call to "piss off"' and give him time to "settle down".
Newcastle Herald 13/10/2012     no charge     464 words

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Koala gets a grilling
Meet Timberwolf, Australia's toughest koala. The four-year-old male (below) survived an hour clinging to the grille of a car as it sped down the Bruce Highway last Friday - with a torn nail the worst of his injuries. It is believed the marsupial travelled nearly 90 kilometres after being struck by the car near Maryborough. Australia Zoo vet Dr Claude Lacasse said Timberwolf was resting. "He is a very lucky koala," he said.
The Age 29/07/2014     no charge     72 words

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Mortgage crisis fears unfounded
Headlines involving housing bubbles and busts, mortgage stress or real estate forecasting of any form remain sure-fire clickbait. Given Australians' love affair with bricks'n'plasterboard, is there a week without one or all of the aforementioned?
The Age 29/07/2014     no charge     807 words

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Koala clings on to life, as well as car
TIMBERWOLF the koala is lucky to be alive after surviving a 88-kilometre ride down a freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.
Newcastle Herald 29/07/2014     no charge     121 words

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Mortgage crisis fears unfounded
Headlines involving housing bubbles and busts, mortgage stress or real estate forecasting of any form remain sure-fire clickbait. Given Australians' love affair with bricks'n'plasterboard, is there a week without one or all of the aforementioned?
Sydney Morning Herald 29/07/2014     no charge     800 words

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Vickery apologises for hit on Cox
An embarrassed Ty Vickery has made an unreserved public apology to West Coast ruckman Dean Cox for knocking the Eagles star out on Friday night.
The Age 28/07/2014     no charge     690 words

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SHOW OF THE WEEK
Life at 9 ABC, 8.30pm, Tuesday
Sydney Morning Herald 28/07/2014     no charge     533 words

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Come in, spinner
Being a nightclub DJ was harder in the analog era; back then, you had to deal with vinyl records and the problem was the turntable - or, if you were serious, the turntables.
Sydney Morning Herald 28/07/2014     no charge     696 words

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Rockets launched despite ceasefire
GAZA CITY: Israel says it is extending a lull in its devastating military operation in Gaza for another 24 hours, but Hamas says it won't do likewise after resuming rocket fire at the end of a mutually agreed 12-hour ceasefire.
Newcastle Herald 28/07/2014     no charge     323 words

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Express train a step closer with contract
COULD a fast(er) train to Sydney be on the horizon?
Newcastle Herald 26/07/2014     no charge     234 words

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Come in, spinner
Being a nightclub DJ was harder in the analog era; back then, you had to deal with vinyl records and the problem was the turntable  or, if you were serious, the turntables.
The Age 24/07/2014     no charge     708 words

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SHOW OF THE WEEK
The helicopter parent is one of those tropes of pop psychology that turns out to be agonisingly true. Those hovering, eternally worried, overly cautious parents we read about every weekend in the glossy supplements? Those ridiculously encouraging folk who applaud their offspring's most banal achievement, as though it's Nobel Prize-worthy? All true.
The Age 24/07/2014     no charge     531 words

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Origin hero bursting to get back to winning
EVER since the tackle that started the NSW State of Origin resurgence, Brett Morris has played the role of spectator.
Illawarra Mercury 24/07/2014     no charge     404 words

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No action against officers: coroner
A CORONER has ruled that police should have terminated the pursuit of Scott Noel Pickford, but also found that ending the pursuit may not have been enough to save his life.
Newcastle Herald 22/07/2014     no charge     101 words

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Saints may trade their top pick
St Kilda will consider trading the first pick in the national draft if it finishes on the bottom, as the club explores "all avenues" available to rebuild the playing list and bring eventual success.
The Age 19/07/2014     no charge     502 words

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SPORTING WORTH
MUST READ
The Age 19/07/2014     no charge     390 words

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Talansky rides through tears
American rider Andrew Talansky's hopes of winning the Tour de France had effectively vanished after two crashes. But he became another kind of cycling hero on Wednesday: the rider who would not quit.
Sydney Morning Herald 18/07/2014     no charge     219 words

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Fairness and equity take priority over deadlines
The NDIS is on track, but must be built to last, says Bruce Bonyhady.
Newcastle Herald 18/07/2014     no charge     810 words

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Driver evaded police twice
AN unlicensed driver who led police on a car chase through suburban streets in Koonawarra will be sentenced next month.
Illawarra Mercury 17/07/2014     no charge     218 words

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Snooping legislation passes with rancour
LONDON: Britain's lower house of Parliament has voted in favour of emergency legislation to allow police and security services to continue accessing internet and mobile phone data following angry exchanges between MPs.
Illawarra Mercury 17/07/2014     no charge     286 words

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Deadly typhoon paralyses capital
MANILA: Typhoon Rammasun has pounded the Philippine capital and north-eastern provinces, forcing Manila to shut down and killing at least five people.
Newcastle Herald 17/07/2014     no charge     125 words

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Cup's foreign raider dies at 27
Vintage Crop, the Melbourne Cup winner of 1993 who helped to turn the race into one of the most celebrated international staying races, has died in Ireland aged 27.
The Age 15/07/2014     no charge     338 words

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Horse which changed the Cup forever dies at 27
Vintage Crop, the Melbourne Cup winner of 1993 which helped to turn the race into one of the most celebrated international staying races in the world, has died in Ireland aged 27.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/07/2014     no charge     340 words

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Mal credits 'blue wall' with sealing series win
Mal Meninga has finally surfaced. Now all the Maroons have to do is locate their misfiring attack as they try to stave off an Origin clean sweep at Suncorp Stadium.
Sydney Morning Herald 09/07/2014     no charge     392 words

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Renshaw 'pretty happy' with third place
Mark Renshaw claimed an impressive third place finish in Monday's third stage when the Tour sped into London after his team backed him in the absence of former world champion Mark Cavendish, who tangled with Australian national champion Simon Gerrans 250 metres from the finish in Harrogate on Saturday. The star was at fault and later apologised to Gerrans. "I didn't come here to sprint, I came here to lead out Mark Cavendish and things had to change after he had that crash," Renshaw told AAP ...
Sydney Morning Herald 09/07/2014     no charge     105 words

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Renshaw steps forth
AUSSIE Mark Renshaw claimed an impressive third place when the Tour de France sped into London after his team backed him in the absence of former world champion Mark Cavendish.
Illawarra Mercury 09/07/2014     no charge     326 words

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Fans give riders the wobbles
LONDON: Tour de France favourites Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador admit the hectic nature of racing in Britain has been jangling their nerves.
Newcastle Herald 09/07/2014     no charge     854 words

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Views from the fast lane
That whole sense of freedom and youthful exuberance is expressed in the way we shot the stuff. JOHN GOLLINGS
The Age 05/07/2014     no charge     1229 words

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Pedestrian killed
A 20-year-old man has been charged over a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in Yagoona on Thursday.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/07/2014     no charge     105 words

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Boy in car chase
AUCKLAND: An 11-year-old driver hit speeds of up to 120km/h as he tried to escape police in south Auckland.
Illawarra Mercury 03/07/2014     no charge     61 words

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It's Don Dunstan's life, but he is missing in action
Don Dunstan: Intimacy and Liberty, a Political Biography DINO HODGE WAKEFIELD PRESS, $39.95
The Age 28/06/2014     no charge     703 words

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Drips from fuel excise not enough
THE federal government handing over more of the fuel excise tax to fix roads would help Illawarra councils clear out a multimillion dollar infrastructure backlog, the NRMA says.
Illawarra Mercury 28/06/2014     no charge     365 words

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It's Don Dunstan's life, but he is missing in action
BIOGRAPHY Don Dunstan: Intimacy and Liberty, a Political Biography DINO HODGE WAKEFIELD PRESS, $39.95
Sydney Morning Herald 28/06/2014     no charge     703 words

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Cane toad army winning battle
FRONTLINE efforts to prevent the cane toad invasion across the Kimberley have failed and there are no methods available to stop the toxic creatures, a review has found.
Illawarra Mercury 28/06/2014     no charge     437 words

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Gunmen kill dozens at World Cup screening
At least 50 people were killed when suspected Islamist gunmen in minibuses sped into a town on Kenya's coast, shooting soccer fans watching a World Cup match in a television hall and targeting hotels, a police post and a bank.
The Age 18/06/2014     no charge     358 words

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Gunmen kill dozens at World Cup screening
At least 50 people were killed when suspected Islamist gunmen in minibuses sped into a town on Kenya's coast, shooting soccer fans watching a World Cup match in a television hall and targeting hotels, a police post and a bank.
Sydney Morning Herald 18/06/2014     no charge     358 words

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Tony Brassel's Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 15/06/2014     no charge     4523 words

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Sinkhole suburbs: thousands face ruin
Thousands of near-new homes are cracking up in Melbourne's western and northern suburbs, leaving their owners facing financial ruin and long battles to fix them.
The Sunday Age 08/06/2014     no charge     726 words

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Tony Brassel's Randwick review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 08/06/2014     no charge     4256 words

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Return of 'black widow': Freed Gucci-heir killer seeks job at fashion house
An Italian socialite who is about to be released after 16 years in prison for ordering the murder of her husband, an heir to the Gucci empire, says the fashion house should give her a job.
The Age 07/06/2014     no charge     433 words

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Return of 'black widow': Freed Gucci-heir killer seeks job at fashion house
An Italian socialite who is about to be released after 16 years in prison for ordering the murder of her husband, an heir to the Gucci empire, says the fashion house should give her a job.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/06/2014     no charge     435 words

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Men sought after high-speed pursuit
POLICE last night scoured Beresfield and Tarro for two men involved in an hour-long high-speed pursuit.
Newcastle Herald 06/06/2014     no charge     104 words

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Palm Beach changes hands
PALM Beach Motor Yachts, purveyors of Australia's finest fibreglass vessels, is set to fall into Grand Banks' hands in a friendly takeover bid.
Newcastle Herald 06/06/2014     no charge     713 words

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New drug may replace chemo
THE successful trial of a new leukaemia drug could herald the end of chemotherapy as the main weapon against the blood cancer, says an Australian specialist.
Illawarra Mercury 05/06/2014     no charge     341 words

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MOVING TIME
Once seen as revolutionary, Circus Oz is now seen as the Establishment, writes JOHN BAILEY.
The Sunday Age 01/06/2014     no charge     2332 words

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Tony Brassel's Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 01/06/2014     no charge     4295 words

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Freeway pursuit
A man who appeared to have a bomb strapped to his head led police on a chase down the Monash Freeway before stripping naked and surrendering.
The Age 23/05/2014     no charge     155 words

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Deadly blasts hit Xinjiang market
A series of blasts at a morning market in Urumqi has killed 31 people and injured 94 in the deadliest attack of an escalating home-grown terrorism wave in China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.
Sydney Morning Herald 23/05/2014     no charge     547 words

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Deadly blasts hit Xinjiang market
A series of blasts at a morning market in Urumqi has killed 31 people and injured 94 in the deadliest attack of an escalating home-grown terrorism wave in China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.
The Age 23/05/2014     no charge     547 words

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Explosions claim 31 lives in Xinjiang market attack
A series of blasts at a morning market in Urumqi has killed 31 people and injured 94 in the deadliest attack of an escalating home-grown terrorism wave in China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.
The Age 23/05/2014     no charge     372 words

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No room at the inn for bad eggs JENI
Then Thunderclap arrived: a young corporate lass in high heels, sheath dress, purple fingernails and brilliant red lipstick
Illawarra Mercury 17/05/2014     no charge     602 words

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Drive-by target 'random' mark
STOPPING for a cigarette ended badly for an unsuspecting motorist who fell victim to a random drive-by shooting at the hands of an ice-affected, rifle-wielding motorist in a red four-wheel-drive, court documents reveal.
Newcastle Herald 15/05/2014     no charge     439 words

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Vices drive man to court
A LOVE of cigarettes and a penchant for speed have landed Dapto man Christian James Mackay in deep trouble with the law.
Illawarra Mercury 14/05/2014     no charge     369 words

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Ex-union official attacks photographer outside Sydney inquiry
Former union official Bruce Wilson, the ex-partner of former prime minister Julia Gillard, has attacked a photographer outside a royal commission hearing in Sydney.
The Age 13/05/2014     no charge     166 words

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Something just clicked
A FORMER union official and one-time boyfriend of Julia Gillard has thrown a punch at a photographer outside the royal commission into union corruption.
Newcastle Herald 13/05/2014     no charge     406 words

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Showtime on wheels
Richard Tulloch enjoys a five-star plus passage through India.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/05/2014     no charge     1463 words

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Woman lured man to car for her partner to rob
A CRINGILA woman has confessed to helping her partner rob a man minutes after she lured him into a car near Beaton Park.
Illawarra Mercury 08/05/2014     no charge     243 words

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Wild car chase alleged
JODY Jonceski was barred from driving until at least 2016 and had already been before the courts twice in the past 18 months for drink-driving.
Illawarra Mercury 06/05/2014     no charge     348 words

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Mourinho, the tactical one, spoils party at Liverpool to throw the title race wide open
Jose Mourinho can change his line-up, change his mood and change his wardrobe but what rarely changes is his remarkable ability to keep setting his team up so adroitly against the heavyweights.
Sydney Morning Herald 29/04/2014     no charge     762 words

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Train derails
KINSHASA: At least 57 people have been killed after a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Newcastle Herald 25/04/2014     no charge     65 words

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Fast, furious trip
DRIVERS using two-way radios have raced in convoy along a busy Victorian highway, in the style of cult street racing film The Fast and The Furious.
Illawarra Mercury 22/04/2014     no charge     69 words

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Rules are there for a reason
THE Hunter Region is one of the few parts of NSW that has an abundance of national parks at its doorstep available for almost everyone to enjoy.
Newcastle Herald 21/04/2014     no charge     449 words

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Gareth Bale stunner gives Real Madrid King's Cup win over Barcelona
Gareth Bale (left) raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish King's Cup on Wednesday. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real Madrid for a world record fee in the close season, sped down the left wing into the penalty area in the 85th minute at Valencia's Mestalla stadium and slipped the ball superbly between the legs of Barca goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto. Angel Di Maria had put Real ahead in the 11th minute when he finished off a ...
The Age 18/04/2014     no charge     196 words

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Man who commandeered taxi charged
It's hard to find a free cab at the weekend but one drunk Sydney man may have gone too far. When a taxi driver stopped to break up an argument on a Bondi road in the early hours of Sunday morning, one of the men involved slid behind the wheel and took off. He was tracked to a Randwick street by the cab's GPS unit, but when police tried to stop him, he sped away. Police caught the 26-year-old and breath-tested him. He allegedly blew 0.189 and was charged with high-range drink-driving, taking a car ...
Sydney Morning Herald 14/04/2014     no charge     114 words

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Rory'sMastersfrombadtoworse
PRE-TOURNAMENT favourite Rory McIlroy's luckless week at the Masters continued on Saturday when he was beaten over 18 holes at Augusta National by Jeff Knox, the non-competing marker playing alongside him.
Illawarra Mercury 14/04/2014     no charge     298 words

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McFadden attacks unfit, porky players for being unprofessional
They arrived overweight and out of touch  and now they are paying the price for it under caretaker coach Andrew McFadden.
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     449 words

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That's gold: Shinn reaches 1000
Blake Shinn racked up his 1000th career winner with a confident ride on Arabian Gold, leaving the door slightly ajar for David Vandyke to tackle the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes with the filly.
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     148 words

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McFadden attacks porky, unfitWarriors for being unprofessional
They arrived overweight and out of touch  and now they are paying the price for it under caretaker coach Andrew McFadden.
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     451 words

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Tony Brassel's The Championships review run at Royal Randwick
RACE 1
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     5125 words

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Servo crimes may be linked
POLICE investigating two armed robberies and a theft at service stations in Mayfield and Wallsend on Wednesday believe the offences may be linked.
Newcastle Herald 11/04/2014     no charge     85 words

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bar hop
Bat Country Address 32 St Paul's Street, Randwick, 0406 191 322 Open Monday-Saturday 7am-midnight, Sunday 7am-10pm
Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2014     no charge     586 words

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Beyond the shadow of an icon
Johnny Cash's legend is both a source of pride and a burden to his daughter.
The Age 05/04/2014     no charge     1401 words

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Scoring blitz proves Dragons'point:Rein
TOUGH-TACKLING St George Illawarra hooker Mitch Rein is confident of the Dragons continuing their free scoring early season ways on Friday night.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     459 words

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Revenge vow after man shot dead
Distraught relatives of a man shot dead in Melbourne's north-east say they know who killed him, warning police to "go find him before we do".
The Age 02/04/2014     no charge     478 words

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Sam denies lacklustre Rabbitohs a divided team
Sam Burgess says the feeling at South Sydney has not changed from last year despite the Rabbitohs falling to their third consecutive defeat in a lacklustre and error-riddled performance against Canberra at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Sydney Morning Herald 31/03/2014     no charge     638 words

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Acupuncture as effective as drugs for pain: trial
An acupuncture trial in four Melbourne emergency departments has found it is just as good as drugs in relieving lower-back pain and that from sprained ankles and migraines.
The Sunday Age 30/03/2014     no charge     513 words

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Lights, camera, action on Newtown's streets
Two water buffalo, who had tired of being cast members on a film set, broke out of their pens and cantered down Newtown's King Street on Tuesday morning.
Sydney Morning Herald 26/03/2014     no charge     338 words

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China pushes to be world's banker
China's push to make the yuan the world's reserve currency could spell a period of increased volatility for the Australian dollar even as it opens up new opportunities for local investors and businesses.
The Age 24/03/2014     no charge     575 words

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Council cashing in on newly hip Gong
EVEN a few years ago, Wollongong's late-night options were limited to noisy pubs or pulsating nightclubs.
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     512 words

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China pushing to be world's banker
China's push to make the yuan the world's reserve currency could spell a period of increased volatility for the Australian dollar even as it opens up new opportunities for local investors and businesses.
Sydney Morning Herald 24/03/2014     no charge     575 words

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Warriors coach says Fifitas massive contract a sign of the times
Andrew Fifitas signing to the Bulldogs for a reported $850,000 a year lifted the bench mark on how much props can earn in the NRL, but that figure could go higher with George Burgess tipped to be offered a million-dollar contract to stay with the Rabbitohs.
Sun Herald 23/03/2014     no charge     448 words

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Alcoholic lawyer who sobered up to poke fun at the 'manky little vegetarians'
CLARISSA DICKSON WRIGHT Lawyer, TV celebrity 24-6-1947 - 15-3-2014
The Age 22/03/2014     no charge     1084 words

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McCrone gets massive buzz from Ricky's Origin backing
Ricky Stuart has transformed him into a super-sub utility at Canberra, but Josh McCrone has revealed just how close his new coach came to handing him a shock NSW Origin debut.
Sydney Morning Herald 22/03/2014     no charge     590 words

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The family business
The legacy of a complicated man is a boon and a burden to his talented daughter, writes ANDREW PURCELL.
Sydney Morning Herald 22/03/2014     no charge     1676 words

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Officers injured in car ramming
POLICE are hunting for the driver of a car that rammed a police vehicle, injuring two officers, during a pursuit in Shellharbour on Wednesday.
Illawarra Mercury 21/03/2014     no charge     113 words

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Walker cries foul as 'green' machines split opinions but not eardrums
Noise might annoy, but the lack of noise annoys a formula one fan more than anything else.
The Age 18/03/2014     no charge     442 words

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Here's the mail: Hawks
Letterbox lesson revealed in dust and purple haze.
The Sunday Age 16/03/2014     no charge     783 words

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Don't miss the boat
A perfect day in Noumea turns into a mad rush for Angie Kelly and her cabin-mate.
Sun Herald 16/03/2014     no charge     1108 words

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Lane shooting trio split over alleged deal
The youngest of the three US teenagers accused of murdering Australian Chris Lane has been offered a "sweet deal" to become a prosecution witness despite credibility issues, a lawyer told an Oklahoma court.
The Age 14/03/2014     no charge     311 words

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Driver charged after fleeing car
A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after he fled from police while driving on Morgan Avenue, Mt Warrigal.
Illawarra Mercury 14/03/2014     no charge     108 words

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Broncos brace for big JT's impact
TRYING to contain one "JT" is hard enough for Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin and his players.
Newcastle Herald 14/03/2014     no charge     232 words

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Broncos see double trouble in two JTs
TRYING to contain one "JT" is hard enough for Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin and his players.
Illawarra Mercury 14/03/2014     no charge     345 words

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Ice addict faces long jail term after two hit-runs
An ice-addicted driver who ran down two men in a stolen car during a morning of mayhem across Melbourne has been told by a judge he was lucky not to have appeared before a higher court.
The Age 12/03/2014     no charge     320 words

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Exeter train crash remembered
Dashing through a fog at fast speed, the Temora mail train crashed into a stationary cattle train near Exeter station south of Bowral on the southern railway line last night, with the result that 14 persons were killed and 16 others injured.
Sun Herald 09/03/2014     no charge     256 words

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Market on a high bucks state gloom
Upgraders and downsizers the dominant force in Super Saturday auction results.
The Sunday Age 02/03/2014     no charge     540 words

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Odd Spot
On the first day of their US holiday, a Japanese couple were involved in a high-speed chase with police after misunderstanding traffic signals. Utah officers saw the car driving erratically and signalled for it to pull over, but the driver panicked and sped off. The car was eventually stopped by tyre spikes and the couple held at gunpoint.
The Age 28/02/2014     no charge     58 words

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Flagship update
SAMSUNG has unveiled its answer to Apple's flagship iPhone 5s in a move set to ramp up the rivalry between the world's two biggest phone makers.
Illawarra Mercury 26/02/2014     no charge     259 words

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Muscat delights in classic win despite Rogic injury
Melbourne Victory star midfielder Tom Rogic will miss Wednesday's Asian Champions League match against Guangzhou Evergrande with a sprained ankle.
The Age 24/02/2014     no charge     391 words

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Steady approach for laws around workers
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says the government won't be rushing into broad changes to workplace laws beyond the reforms it took to the 2013 election.
Illawarra Mercury 22/02/2014     no charge     410 words

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Flying Lockett through to finals, Bradbury-style
Australia's teenage speed-skating prodigy Deanna Lockett has qualified for the 1000-metre short-track finals, after a collision between the two leaders in the race allowed her to sneak into second, then power into first place in her heat.
The Age 20/02/2014     no charge     470 words

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BRIEFS
Crash helps Lockett reach quarter-finals
Sydney Morning Herald 20/02/2014     no charge     156 words

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THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
Henry Keogh was given a life sentence for murdering his fiancee in an Adelaide bath in 1994. But what if a key expert got it wrong, and she simply drowned? By Christine Jackman.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/02/2014     no charge     3943 words

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'Big and scary' flames threaten new houses
Flames from the Mickleham fire came within five metres of brand-new homes at Craigieburn as Melbourne's northern edge was again threatened by a fast-moving and dangerous fire.
The Age 10/02/2014     no charge     458 words

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Ambo stations targeted in drug thefts
A powerful painkiller has been stolen from at least five ambulance stations in less than three months, with thousands of dollars worth of the drug taken as Ambulance Victoria upgrades security.
The Sunday Age 09/02/2014     no charge     615 words

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Chinese implicated in agricultural spying efforts
Cases in the US suggest seed technology is the latest target, writes John Eligon.
The Age 06/02/2014     no charge     754 words

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Chinese implicated in agricultural spying efforts
Cases in the US suggest seed technology is the latest target, writes John Eligon.
Sydney Morning Herald 06/02/2014     no charge     751 words

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Libs the winners in political donations
Corporate interests opened their wallets to the major political parties before the election in September, with the Liberal Party attracting bumper donations from some of Australia's biggest companies.
The Age 04/02/2014     no charge     349 words

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Libs the winners in political donations
Corporate interests opened their wallets to the major political parties before the election in September, with the Liberal Party attracting bumper donations from some of Australia's biggest companies.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/02/2014     no charge     349 words

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Aiden shines in galaxy of stars
NEW Lambton 10-year-old Aiden Sinclair thought Dutch cycling star Robert Gesink and his Belkin team were "mad" for letting him ride with them during his trip to the Tour Down Under.
Newcastle Herald 04/02/2014     no charge     475 words

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Ninja myths dispelled
"The tactics are like dirty fighting - striking to the eyes, the groin.
Illawarra Mercury 04/02/2014     no charge     538 words

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Adam kicks home double
ADAM Hyeronimus booted home two of Gai Waterhouse's three Kembla Grange winners - and, even better, missed out on a kick for his troubles in an increasingly rare visit to the provincials on Saturday.
Illawarra Mercury 03/02/2014     no charge     413 words

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Hernandez sets up Phoenix win
Costa Rican duo Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham returned from international duty with telling effect as the Wellington Phoenix beat Adelaide United 2-1 on Saturday in their A-League clash in Auckland.
The Sunday Age 02/02/2014     no charge     315 words

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Costa Rican connection fires Phoenix to victory over Reds
Costa Rican duo Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham returned from international duty with telling effect as Wellington Phoenix beat Adelaide United on Saturday in their A-League clash in Auckland.
Sun Herald 02/02/2014     no charge     355 words

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Vet says heat not to blame for horse death
There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes. The Peter Moody-trained filly had finished unplaced behind the mare Shamal Wind in the feature event over 1000 metres. As she was brought in to be unsaddled in the enclosure directly in front of the stands she collapsed. Her strapper and stable and Racing Victoria staff vainly showered her with water and ice. The ...
Sun Herald 02/02/2014     no charge     853 words

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Heat not to blame for Caulfield death: vet
There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes. The Peter Moody-trained filly had finished unplaced behind the mare Shamal Wind in the feature event over 1000 metres. As she was brought in to be unsaddled in the enclosure directly in front of the stands she collapsed. Her strapper and stable and Racing Victoria staff vainly showered her with water and ice. The ...
Sun Herald 02/02/2014     no charge     728 words

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Star duo fire as Phoenix end Reds unbeaten run
Costa Ricans Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham returned from international duty with telling effect as Wellington Phoenix beat Adelaide United on Saturday in their A-League clash in Auckland.
Sun Herald 02/02/2014     no charge     355 words

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Cloud boss tipped to take over as Microsoft CEO
The Microsoft board is preparing to name Satya Nadella, the company's enterprise and cloud boss, as its new chief executive, and is discussing plans to replace Bill Gates as chairman, according to insiders at the company.
The Age 01/02/2014     no charge     488 words

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PSSST ALL SUMMER
The road warrior
The Sunday Age 26/01/2014     no charge     1505 words

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AT the crossroads
How do you bridge a cultural divide? Three Muslim-Australians share their stories.
Sydney Morning Herald 25/01/2014     no charge     2324 words

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Teens hurt at Hillsong camp
Six ambulances and a rescue helicopter were needed to treat at least 16 people at a religious camp and concert held on a remote property near Karuah, north of Newcastle.
Sun Herald 19/01/2014     no charge     201 words

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Model jailed over players death
A California model who ran over and killed former Balmain winger Gary Mara has been sentenced to four years jail. Mr Mara, his wife Julianne and their daughter Olivia were crossing an intersection against the Do not walk signal when Cara Cameron (pictured), with a blood-alcohol level of 0.11, marijuana in her system and wearing just one contact lens, sped through. She was travelling at 70 kilometres per hour in a 48km/h zone. Her car struck Mr Mara and Olivia, killing him and injuring his daughter.
Sun Herald 19/01/2014     no charge     85 words

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STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN
Felicity Pearce and her fiance, Kenton Hall, saved for three years before buying their first home last year.
The Age 18/01/2014     no charge     211 words

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After Pinkie, an ad campaign can stop the punches
Advertising can hit the violent where it hurts them the most, writes Paul Nagy.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/01/2014     no charge     801 words

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Swim
"GET up. Time to go for a swim!"
Newcastle Herald 15/01/2014     no charge     779 words

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Balloons give forecasts a lift
The wind is gusting off Antarcticas ice sheet at close to 100km/h as Steven Black ventures out with a large weather balloon.
Sun Herald 12/01/2014     no charge     263 words

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Balloons give forecasts a lift
The wind is gusting off Antarcticas ice sheet at close to 100 kilometres an hour as Steven Black ventures out with a large weather balloon.
Sun Herald 12/01/2014     no charge     295 words

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Tony Brassel's Warwick Farm review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 12/01/2014     no charge     4343 words

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Shot bikie's family appeal for help
The family of a bikie-gang member who was shot dead outside an apartment block in Sydney's east has pleaded for information about his killer, saying no family should have to endure the "hell" they are going through.
Sydney Morning Herald 11/01/2014     no charge     357 words

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Cub camp to keep up with 2000 scouts
MORE than 2000 cub scouts will return home to their parents on Friday happy, well fed and completely exhausted.
Illawarra Mercury 08/01/2014     no charge     423 words

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Environment - Hostilities resume
Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
The Age 07/01/2014     no charge     427 words

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1939
H.G. Wells censured
Sydney Morning Herald 06/01/2014     no charge     207 words

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Home-town hopes
Four Australian men have earned direct main draw entry into this months Australian Open, Jordan Thompson has won the play-off wildcard, and two of the remaining invitations have been earmarked for last years junior finalists Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Davis Cup team then heads to France for a difficult world group tie, its first in the elite division since 2007. Speaking to tennis writer Linda Pearce in Brisbane, captain Pat Rafter runs the line over the leading locals eight days ...
The Sunday Age 05/01/2014     no charge     1235 words

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Hewitt still showing the way: Rafter
Four Australian men have earned direct entry into the main draw for Australian Open, Jordan Thompson has won the play-off wildcard, and two of the remaining invitations have been earmarked for last years junior finalists Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Davis Cup team then heads to France for a difficult world group tie, its first in the elite division since 2007. Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter pulls no punches as he runs the rule over the leading Australians eight days before the grand ...
Sun Herald 05/01/2014     no charge     1217 words

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When Schumi took bus to its limits
WHILE
Sydney Morning Herald 04/01/2014     no charge     2002 words

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Gun found after pursuit, smash
Two men were on the loose after a high-speed police chase through Northcote ended in a dramatic crash leaving five people seriously injured.
The Age 31/12/2013     no charge     609 words

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Scare fails to stop Victoire
Darryl Hodgkinson had extra cause to celebrate after his 50-foot Victoire was declared the Sydney to Hobart handicap winner on Monday.
The Age 31/12/2013     no charge     329 words

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Driver in hospital after taxi dispute
A TAXI driver has been seriously injured during an altercation with a colleague.
Illawarra Mercury 30/12/2013     no charge     93 words

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Driver in coma after incident
A TAXI driver is in an induced coma in hospital after an altercation with a colleague.
Newcastle Herald 30/12/2013     no charge     74 words

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Young guns return to innovation to drum up business for Japan
An entrepreneurial spirit is challenging old ways, writes Martin Fackler.
The Age 27/12/2013     no charge     929 words

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Young guns return to innovation to drum up business for Japan
An entrepreneurial spirit is challenging old ways, writes Martin Fackler.
Sydney Morning Herald 27/12/2013     no charge     926 words

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Tragic loss prompts call for lockouts
IT will be 50 years next month since Reverend Bill Crews answered a knock on the door of his Sydney home to be told that his younger brother was dead.
Newcastle Herald 26/12/2013     no charge     589 words

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Tony Brassel's Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 22/12/2013     no charge     4310 words

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T20 more about the hot fried chicken
The subtle art of real cricket is being bashed into oblivion.
The Age 19/12/2013     no charge     964 words

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Expect more 'senseless violence': paramedic
As the family of bashing victim Michael McEwen wait to see if he will open his eyes again, the paramedic who treated him is waiting for the same "senseless violence" to happen again this weekend.
Sydney Morning Herald 17/12/2013     no charge     518 words

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1979
Fire threatens reactor
Sydney Morning Herald 17/12/2013     no charge     202 words

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PACIFIC PALMS
It's a water-lovers paradise with a dazzling choice of lakes, bays and beaches where you can indulge in just about any water sport or sit back and watch the marine life. Surrounded by both national and marine parks, Pacific Palms is three hours north of Sydney and is bounded by the tiny town of Tiona in the north, Tarbuck Bay in the west, Seal Rocks to the south and the Pacific Ocean.
Sydney Morning Herald 14/12/2013     no charge     1129 words

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Christmas in prison for robbery accused
A CRINGILA woman will spend Christmas behind bars after being denied bail over allegations she lured a man into her car near Beaton Park before driving to Keiraville and robbing him.
Illawarra Mercury 14/12/2013     no charge     381 words

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This may be a good toss to lose for both skippers
Tosses are overrated, Steve Waugh used to say. Which team bats first doesn't have as much influence on a five-day Test match as many think.
Sydney Morning Herald 13/12/2013     no charge     661 words

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Shark brings mates closer
THEY were workmates and great mates well before a massive great white shark changed their lives forever.
Newcastle Herald 11/12/2013     no charge     387 words

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Derring-do and good fortune save Antarctic trio
Survivors of an Australian Antarctic helicopter crash owe their lives to two companions, and their rescue to an extraordinary chain of well-managed luck.
The Age 07/12/2013     no charge     522 words

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Ice crash survivors owe lives to big dose of luck
The survivors of an Australian Antarctic helicopter crash are said to owe their lives to two companions, and their rescue to an extraordinary chain of luck.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/12/2013     no charge     407 words

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Outlook more positive for 2014
Bucking fears of a sharp brake on growth after the government shutdown in the US and earlier signs of distress in Europe and Asia, global manufacturing activity sped up in November, raising hopes for a broader global economic turnaround in the year ahead.
The Age 04/12/2013     no charge     601 words

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Teachers win higher salaries in wage deal
The state's most talented classroom teachers will be rewarded with a six-figure salary and new teachers will move up the pay scale faster under a new wage deal reached on Tuesday.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/12/2013     no charge     565 words

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Dual duties for Hussey
David Hussey fielded for Victoria at the MCG on Saturday and then sped to Toorak Park to help rush Prahran to first-innings points over Camberwell.
The Sunday Age 01/12/2013     no charge     90 words

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IT'S ALL GREEK ...
CURSES CAN EXPOSE WHAT IS SACRED IN A CULTURE, BUT THEIR MEANING CAN GET LOST IN TRANSLATION, WRITES LINDA JAIVIN.
Sydney Morning Herald 30/11/2013     no charge     1018 words

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Clarke shows his mettle, and with sheer willow power
In a piece about Michael Clarke for the cricinfo website published on Saturday morning, the former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe wrote: "He is so under appreciated by his fellow countrymen, it's not funny."
The Sunday Age 24/11/2013     no charge     749 words

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Force of life
Not even BEING DIAGNOSED WITH cancer has been able to knock the joie de vivre out of Susan Renouf. Jane Cadzow meets the well-travelled, much-married socialite.
Sydney Morning Herald 16/11/2013     no charge     3622 words

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Marine found guilty of Taliban murder, faces life in civilian jail
A British Royal Marine faces life in prison after being convicted on Friday of murdering a Taliban captive in Afghanistan.
The Sunday Age 10/11/2013     no charge     554 words

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We should reserve judgment
A COLLEAGUE, Meg, shared a story that reminded me of her ability to look at life with a particularly healthy psychological vision. She was waiting at traffic lights in a car behind a woman who absent-mindedly missed the lights changing. It was, of course, a bit annoying. But Meg thought to herself that she too had been in this position - absent-minded and distracted and missing something going on.
Newcastle Herald 09/11/2013     no charge     492 words

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Brave Red Tracer goes the extra mile
Red Tracer had not won over 1600 metres before Saturday, but she needed every centimetre of the trip to gun down stablemate Catkins, handing Chris Waller a group 1 double.
The Sunday Age 03/11/2013     no charge     514 words

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Aussie at the birth of the FA
One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Australia figured momentarily at the forefront of soccer's movers and shakers. West Australian Frederick Henry Moore, as captain of London's Blackheath Football Club, sat in on the first of a series of meetings that led to the formation of the Football Association - forerunner of all football associations and still the sport's governing body in England - and formulated the first set of soccer rules.
The Age 02/11/2013     no charge     838 words

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Amazing fruit feat under the big yurt
IF grocers and fruiterers are experiencing an eerie surge in demand for bananas it's because of the thousands of audience members going to see the Empire circus/cabaret in its yurt-like "spiegeltent".
Newcastle Herald 01/11/2013     no charge     780 words

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Strike Force Tronto called in to investigate signs of arson
SPECIALIST fire investigators are expected to arrive in Port Stephens today to begin their hunt for an arsonist responsible for lighting the roaring blaze that burnt out more than 5000 hectares and put countless lives at risk.
Newcastle Herald 21/10/2013     no charge     332 words

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Tiny 'Catho' mostly saved The survivor
On a day of such devastation came the little tale of a miracle.
Sydney Morning Herald 19/10/2013     no charge     582 words

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O'Shea bemoans gates delay
"I was obviously very disappointed he was in the barriers so long John O'Shea
Illawarra Mercury 19/10/2013     no charge     431 words

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Sleep deep to cleanse mind
LIKE a cleaner sweeping the stadium after the crowd's gone home, major changes occur in the brain during sleep to flush out waste and ward off disease, researchers say.
Illawarra Mercury 19/10/2013     no charge     247 words

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Circus comes to town
HANDY Newcastle mare Emotional Circus has a lot to live up to when she resumes at Randwick tomorrow.
Newcastle Herald 18/10/2013     no charge     961 words

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Odd Spot
A legally blind man who led police on an 8.6-kilometre car chase at speeds up to 138km/h in the dead of night has been jailed for nine months. A Sheffield court heard Mulazum Hussain, 21, who has a macular degenerative disorder, sped over roundabouts, ignored signs and ran red lights before being cornered by police.
The Age 17/10/2013     no charge     55 words

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The hate that lurks within
Far from being the preserve of monsters and psychopaths, given the right circumstances, we're all capable of killing. Katrin Bennhold reports.
The Age 17/10/2013     no charge     1294 words

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Snowden breaks cover with fellow critics
Edward Snowden has posed defiantly for a photograph in Moscow with former CIA and FBI operatives, who said the fugitive American leaker had no regrets about revealing classified intelligence.
The Age 12/10/2013     no charge     470 words

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Cops deny fatal chase
POLICE say they weren't chasing a teenager who died after his motorised bike collided with two cars in Sydney.
Illawarra Mercury 10/10/2013     no charge     116 words

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Votes add up to commission payout
BILLIONAIRE Clive Palmer has pocketed $2.2 million in taxpayer dollars after his political party attracted nearly a million votes at the September 7 federal election.
Illawarra Mercury 10/10/2013     no charge     175 words

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US snatches Libyan al-Qaeda leader
US commandos have carried out raids in two northern African countries in a powerful flex of military muscle aimed at capturing fugitive terrorist suspects.
The Age 07/10/2013     no charge     786 words

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Surge in air travel to lift Boeing sales
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing expects the air travel market in Australia and the rest of Oceania to more than double in the next 20 years.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/10/2013     no charge     436 words

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Surge in air travel to lift Boeing sales
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing expects the air travel market in Australia and the rest of Oceania to more than double in the next 20 years, spurred in part by demand for flights from the region to China.
The Age 07/10/2013     no charge     410 words

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Travel surge to lift Boeing sales
US plane manufacturer Boeing expects the air travel market in Australia and the rest of Oceania to more than double over the next 20 years, spurred on in part by demand for flights from the region to China.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/10/2013     no charge     433 words

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US snatches Libyan al-Qaeda leader
US commandos have carried out raids in two northern African countries in a powerful flex of military muscle aimed at capturing fugitive terrorist suspects.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/10/2013     no charge     789 words

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Riders claim entrapment
Police who deliberately baited motorcyclists to break the law then fined them have been exposed in a recent court case, leading to a magistrate describing the police as "reckless".
Sun Herald 06/10/2013     no charge     452 words

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