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Sydney hits 45.2 degrees

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Sydney could surpass its hottest day ever, with the city sweltering through its second hottest day on record. ... Read full article

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

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Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.... Read full article

Ella Rouge wins prestigious Business Award

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The President of the Australian Arab Business Network (AABN), Mr. Rodney Hamdan, has today congratulated AABN Corporate members, Ali and Manal Hammoud of Ella Rouge on winning this year’s initiative award in the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards.... Read full article

The late George Khouzame awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the Lebanese community

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George Khouzame epitomised what it is to be a man of the people and his legacy continues throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown region.... Read full article

Sydney siege: Gunman among three dead as gunfight brings an end to Martin Place drama

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‘Incident’ prompted police raid on Lindt Café at 2.11am this morning Three fatalities reported, another three seriously injured, following intense firefight Prime Minister: Our thoughts and prayers are with families of two deceased hostages... Read full article

Firass Dirani is Cleo Bachelor of the Year

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Firass Dirani was virtually unknown until he started playing one of the country's most high profile nightclub owners on Underbelly. Now the dynamic actor has been crowned the 2010 Cleo Bachelor of the Year...... Read full article

ISIS kidnaps 70 Christians in Syria: activists

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ISIS have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.... Read full article

Australia Foils 'Terror Plot' to Bring Down Airplane

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Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired "terrorist plot" to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, authorities said Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney.... Read full article

Saudi Billionaire Prince Al-Waleed Released as Graft Probe Winds Down

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Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on Saturday after nearly three months in detention, a business associate told AFP, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom's elite winds down.... Read full article

Australia to Compel Chat Apps to Hand over Encrypted Messages

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Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.... Read full article

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