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Drone drops floatation aid to struggling swimmers off Lennox Head

The rescue is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. A remote controlled drone has come to the rescue of two swimmers who were swept out to sea in northern NSW. The drone, controlled by a NSW Surf Life Saving member, flew about a kilometre north of where lifeguards were stationed at Lennox Head before dropping ...

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Japanese troops could conduct military exercises out of Darwin, 76 years since World War II bombing

Japanese troops could conduct military exercises out of Darwin later this year — almost 76 years after Japan’s air force bombed the city in World War II. The historic move could come as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe look to tighten military ties between Canberra and Tokyo under the growing threat of North Korea’s nuclear ...

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PM to discuss new military pact with Japan

7News Update Decision in limbo over Optus Stadium crowd cap Decision in limbo over Optus Stadium crowd cap The West Australian An alternative way to get to Optus Stadium The West Australian An alternative way to get to Optus Stadium Brought to you by Seven News Click here to Read from the source

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Majority of Australians don’t care about Australia Day date

Staff writers Thursday, 18 January 2018 6:51AM Most Australian don’t care what date Australia Day is held. A majority of voters don’t know why Australia Day is held on January 26 and wouldn’t mind if the official National Day of Australia was moved to a different date. New polling by Research Now also reveals that only about a third of ...

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Aussie cricketer denies UK rape charges

7News Update Decision in limbo over Optus Stadium crowd cap Decision in limbo over Optus Stadium crowd cap The West Australian An alternative way to get to Optus Stadium The West Australian An alternative way to get to Optus Stadium Brought to you by Seven News Click here to Read from the source

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Three men rescued in sinking drama off Augusta

Staff reporter Wednesday, 17 January 2018 5:19PM Three men have been rescued after their boat sank off Augusta.Picture: File/Barry Wiseman Three men have been rescued after their vessel sank off Augusta today. A search was launched after an emergency beacon was actived about 1pm. The men were located in a tender vessel about 16km from the coast and were picked ...

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Canada’s ‘protectionist’ measures keeping Aussie wines off shelves

AUSTRALIA is seeking global vine intervention after accusing Canada of keeping Australian wine off its supermarket shelves. The federal government has filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation in protest at the way Canada applies rules over the sale of Australian wine. Australian winemakers complained about what they describe as “protectionist” measures. Imported wines in Canada sold in ...

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Australia uncorks supermarket wine war with Canada

Australia is seeking global vine intervention after accusing Canada of keeping Australian wine off its supermarket shelves. The Federal Government has filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation in protest at the way Canada applies rules over the sale of Australian wine. Australian winemakers complained about what they describe as “protectionist” measures. Imported wines in Canada sold in ...

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