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  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:38:43 +1000: Rare venomous sea krait found in Darwin - Just In

    A snake catcher called out at two in the morning found a rare and highly venomous sea krait hundreds of miles from its known habitat.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:25:37 +1000: WA's first female governor sworn in at ceremony - Just In

    Kerry Sanderson has been sworn in as Western Australia's first female governor in an official ceremony at Government House.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:19:29 +1000: Journalist at Ebola epicentre says more help is needed - Just In

    An American journalist working at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak says more help needs to be provided to halt the outbreak of the deadly virus.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:05:37 +1000: Brisbane WWI exhibit pays tribute to medical staff - Just In

    A new World War I museum in Brisbane is paying tribute to the doctors, nurses and orderlies who served on the battlefront from 1914 to 1918.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:56:46 +1000: UTAS student housing proposal hits council deadlock - Just In

    A committee considering a UTAS student housing development in the CBD has been unable to reach a decision.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:41:54 +1000: WHO declares Ebola 'defeated' in Nigeria - Just In

    Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola after a 42-day period without a reported case of the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:40:53 +1000: Turkey aiding transfer of Kurdish fighters to city besieged by Islamic State - Just In

    Turkey is assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its borders to join Syrian Kurdish forces defending the town of Kobane against Islamic State (IS) militants.

    "We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall" to the jihadists, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara.

    The announcement represents a major switch by Turkey, which has waged a 30-year conflict with fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), whose battle for self rule has left 40,000 dead.

    Kurdish forces meanwhile say arms drops carried by the US will not be enough to defeat the Islamist group.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:28:47 +1000: Jin aims to claim back-to-back Perth Invitational victories - Just In

    Reigning Perth International champion Jin Jeong is back at Lake Karrinyup ready to defend his title amid a talented field.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:08:11 +1000: Tasmania crushes New South Wales in domestic one-day cup - Just In

    Tasmania cruised to domestic one-day victory against New South Wales, but fell short of staying alive in the competition.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:30 +1000: Japanese ministers resign amid political funds scandal - Just In

    The Japanese government is facing a fresh controversy after two cabinet ministers resigned over allegations of corruption and violation of election laws.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:52:25 +1000: Soldiers' inquest told of issues over Afghan base layout - Just In

    An Australian army officer who led a mentoring mission in Afghanistan concedes there was a "communication issue" prior to the deaths of three soldiers in an insider attack.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:29:54 +1000: Sydney FC's Ognenovski faces suspension for role in melee - Just In

    Sydney FC's Sasa Ognenovski has been cited by the A-League match review panel after an incident in the Sydney Derby.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:25:51 +1000: Accused details dismembering body to police - Just In

    A man accused of murdering and dismembering a criminal associate has detailed his disposal of the body in a police video shown to the WA Supreme Court.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:22:41 +1000: Queensland schools 'will lose billions in federal revenue' - Just In

    Queensland schools are set to take a $4 billion hit to their revenues over the next decade due to cuts announced in the federal budget in May, according to the state's education department.

    Education Queensland's analysis, obtained by the ABC in a Right to Information request, revealed Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek was advised that over the 10 years from 2014, state schools would be $1.66 billion worse off.

    Non-government schools fared worse, with cuts totalling $2.284 billion.

    The revenue reduction formed part of $80 billion in savings announced by the Federal Government in the areas of health and education.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:05:55 +1000: Three more bodies pulled from Nepal disaster zone - Just In

    Emergency workers in Nepal have pulled three more bodies from the snow, as authorities prepared to end the full-scale search for survivors of a deadly snowstorm that struck last Tuesday.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:07 +1000: Cheika confirms offer to coach Wallabies - Just In

    Michael Cheika has confirmed he has been offered the Wallabies coaching job, and a deal is close to being agreed.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:35:10 +1000: Mining contractor fined $115,000 over Pilbara death - Just In

    Crushing Services International has been fined $115,000 over the death of an electrician at a Pilbara mine site in August last year.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:17 +1000: Goal celebration costs Indian soccer player his life: reports - Just In

    A young soccer player has reportedly died in India after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:18:04 +1000: Woman escapes injury after crane crashes through home - Just In

    An elderly woman has escaped injury after a crane crashed through her house in Sydney's west.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:41:50 +1000: Canberra man pleads not guilty to machete attack - Just In

    A Canberra man has denied carrying out a frenzied machete attack on another man and then phoning the victim in hospital and threatening to "finish the job".

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:10 +1000: Driver behaviour blamed for horror WA road toll - Just In

    WA police say driver behaviour is to blame for a horror run on the state's roads in which nine people have been killed in four days.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:46 +1000: Sydney mother tells of her choice to wear the niqab - Just In

    With stories of young Australian radicals travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamic State militants, and our defence forces going back into Iraq to try and combat them, many Muslim Australians are facing increased incidents of abuse and sometimes even attack – particularly women wearing the veil. 

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:04:05 +1000: Redback spiders found in Tokyo for first time - Just In

    Experts warn Japan's medical system is not ready for an invasion of potentially deadly redback spiders, with limited supplies of the antivenom.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:54:33 +1000: Lawyers question IQ test to determine trial fitness - Just In

    The Law Society is questioning the reliability of the test used by West Australian courts to determine whether an accused offender is fit to stand trial and criminally responsible.

  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:45 +1000: PNG to rewrite policy for resettling Manus refugees - Just In

    There is likely to be a further hold-up in allowing asylum seekers inside the Manus Island detention centre to be resettled in the Papua New Guinea community.

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