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Brisbane

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Australia's third largest city has a relaxed, easy-going ambience that is well suited to its moniker 'The City of Sundays'. As the capital of the state of Queensland, however, it has a serious side too and despite it's laid-back aura it is filled...

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Auckland

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Auckland is situated on a narrow strip of land, flanked by two magnificent harbours to the east and west. The shallow Manukau Harbour opens out to the Tasman Sea to the west, while the Waitemata Harbour lies at the heart of the city centre and...

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Barefoot Luxury Abounds in Australia

BY : Christy Stewart | 2010

Luxury Vacations: With an incredible landscape, adventure lurking around every corner, and an exciting and eclectic culture, Australia has topped the list as one of the most sought after destinations among Americans for more than a decade. From its...

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Greens say they bugged Japan whaling ship

BY : | 2008

Environmentalists say they planted bugs aboard a Japanese whaling ship that has allowed them to dog the entire Antarctic fleet.The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said Monday its shipload of activists was able to keep pace with the seven-ship...

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'Wolverine' starts shooting in Australia

BY : | 2008

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has started filming his star-studded superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Sydney Monday.The new prequel to the three X-Men blockbusters, in which Jackman previously played Wolverine, boasts a cast that includes...

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Gates says Taliban shifting tactics

BY : | 2008

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Sunday the Taliban might carry out terror killings to make up for a lack of success against U.S and NATO forces.The American Forces Press Service reported that Gates said the nature of conflict in...

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Report: Stewart and wife not expecting

BY : | 2008

British rocker Rod Stewart and his wife Penny are not expecting a child despite rumors to the contrary, it was reported Saturday.While there has been speculation Stewart's 36-year-old wife may be expecting another child, a spokesman for the...

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U.S., Australia discussing Asian issues

BY : | 2008

U.S. and Australian officials are meeting in Canberra, Australia, to discuss significant security issues facing Asian countries such as Indonesia.U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said the main topics at the Canberra meeting involved...

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Claim: Australia must find oil reserves

BY : | 2008

Australia could face a crippling energy and trade crisis if further discoveries of oil are not made, it was reported.The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association reported that production of crude oil and condensate has dropped...

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Closed reactor causes medicine shortage

BY : | 2008

Delays in restarting a new nuclear reactor in Australia have forced the country to ration radiopharmaceuticals needed for medical tests.The Lucas Heights nuclear reactor was shut down in July when uranium fuel plates came loose, forcing Australia to...

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Cardboard PM disrupts Parliament

BY : | 2008

A life-sized cardboard cutout of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reportedly drew a raucous response from Parliament Friday.The Sydney Morning Herald reported the prime minister's critics waved the likeness in protest of the Labor leader's...

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Jealous husband apologizes for killing

BY : | 2008

A jealous husband convicted of killing his estranged wife's lover and cutting off his penis apologized this week during his sentencing hearing in Australia.During his hearing in New South Wales Supreme Court, Gabor Ziha said he was sorry for killing...

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