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Special forces ready to head for Iraq

Australian special operations soldiers are waiting on paperwork to be completed before starting their mission in Iraq.

Seven hurt as car ploughs into Sydney cafe

A woman has told how she "dived for her life" as a car ploughed into a Sydney cafe, injuring several people who were sitting at tables outside.

Ebola likely to hit Australia: expert

Ebola is likely to hit Australia in the coming months but transmission and fatality rates will be low, experts say.

Wife 'ordered hit' in Bali murder case

Wife 'ordered hit' in Bali murder case

The wife of an Australian resident found with his throat slashed and dumped in a Bali rice field is suspected of ordering a hit on him.

Gay-friendly NZ lauded by travel bible

Gay-friendly NZ lauded by travel bible

Travel bible Lonely Planet has lauded New Zealand as one of the most "inclusive and progressive" gay-friendly tourist destinations in the world.

Royal baby due in April: palace

Royal baby due in April: palace

It has been confirmed that Prince William and Kate's second baby is due in April.

Rugby: Coachless Wallabies in disarray

Rugby: Coachless Wallabies in disarray

The Wallabies face the grim, unprecedented prospect of departing for a European tour without a coach following Ewen McKenzie's sudden resignation.

Tasmanian devil killed at US zoo

Staff at a Victorian zoo are saddened and shocked to hear one of its Tasmania devils has been killed at a US zoo.

League: Junior Kiwis sneak home over Aussies

A field goal with 50 seconds remaining has handed New Zealand a 15-14 victory over Australia in their junior rugby league international in Auckland on Saturday.

Football: Sydney FC roar home against Wanderers

More than 100 Sydney FC fans invaded the pitch when captain Alex Brosque hammered home the match-winner in an explosive 3-2 A-League derby win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

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