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CommBank dumps $2 ATM fee

THE most hated of all bank charges — the ATM fee — is set to be consigned to history in what would be a $500 million a year win for consumers. The catalyst is a shock move by the Commonwealth which is making its 3400 ATMs fee-free for any user, regardless of who they bank with, from today. Axing the ...

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Quick Thinking Officer Prevents Woman From Jumping Off Bridge. Credit – Facebook/Sacramento Police Department via Storyful

Quick Thinking Officer Prevents Woman From Jumping Off Bridge. Credit – Facebook/Sacramento Police Department via Storyful3:35 Quick thinking from a police officer in Sacramento, California, prevented a woman from jumping off the ledge of a bridge on September 20. The officer’s bodycam showed him approaching the edge of a bridge and trying to speak to a woman who “appeared to ...

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Magnitude 6.2 aftershock hits Mexico city

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Mexico’s earthquake monitoring agency says a 6.2 magnitude aftershock has hit Mexico city. Click here to Read from the source

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White Helmet Rescuers Injured in Airstrike on Idlib Town. Credit – Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib via Storyful

White Helmet Rescuers Injured in Airstrike on Idlib Town. Credit – Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib via Storyful2:28 The Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib province reported on September 23 that an airstrike had targeted a rescue crew i the town of Tal Markidh, south of Saraqib, injuring four members and destroying one of their vehicles. The group, also known as ...

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Hipster facelift for Cottesloe Beach

TUNNEL slides to the beach, pop-up shops in a sea container, and farmers’ markets in a car park are being considered for Perth’s most famous beach. The hipster makeover is planned for Cottesloe beach from January-March ahead of construction starting on a “renewal” of the beauty spot in the autumn. The Town of Cottesloe will soon seek public feedback on ...

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Stalemate at Turf Moor

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Traffic gridlock fears for Perth Stadium

TRANSPORT Minister Rita Saffioti holds serious concerns about bottlenecks causing traffic gridlock at the new $1.45 billion Perth Stadium when it opens next year. Ms Saffioti said the McGowan Government had gone back to the drawing board, putting together a new traffic exit plan. It is feared up to a quarter of event attendees will travel to the area by ...

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Who’s got the look?

CURIOUS critters at Perth Zoo have got up-close and personal to GoPros, perfecting the animal selfie. Cameras, held by trusted zoo keepers or hidden in the exhibits as part of the zoo’s animal enrichment program, have provided a unique photographic insight into the animal kingdom. Reactions to the cameras were mixed, depending on the species. Some appeared to show off ...

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How shark barrier helped buck trend

NIPPER numbers in WA are falling, but one Perth surf club says the installation of a shark barrier last summer is helping it buck the trend. Surf Life Saving WA said junior membership had dropped 3-4 per cent in 2015-16 and a further 6 per cent last summer. The organisation insisted fear of sharks was not to blame. This was ...

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Raw Footage From WSJ Trip to Pyongyang, North Korea

[unable to retrieve full-text content]For the first time in almost a decade, Wall Street Journal reporters traveled to North Korea on a tightly controlled reporting trip in September. Here is an early look at some exclusive footage from Pyongyang. Video/Photo: Paolo Bosonin/The Wall Street Journal Click here to Read from the source

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