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  • Hewitt out of China Open

    The Sydney News.Net - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia was ousted by Fabio Fognini of Italy 0-6, 2-6 in the second round of the China Open Wednesday. Fognini set a potential quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal, who will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last match Wednesday. Fognini prevailed in just 59 minutes, breaking Hewitt on six occasions in their first meeting, reports Xinhua. The Italian, ...

  • ECB confident of finalizing central contracts for players before return Ashes tour

    The Sydney News.Net - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reportedly confident of finalising long-term deals for their centrally contracted players before they fly to Australia in three weeks' time, even though their contracts expired on Monday. The ECB has been in negotiations with the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) to reflect the record television deal with Sky that runs until the end of 2017, ...

  • Truck crash major defects in fleet

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Agonising memories come flooding back Police have issued 26 defect notices to the trucking company involved in Tuesday's horrific fuel tanker crash on Sydney's northern beaches. Emergency crews have removed the charred remains of a tanker from the crash scene on Mona Vale Road, where it ploughed into a power pole and four cars on Tuesday before erupting in a ...

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  • Abbott broke law by barring journalists from briefing

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Federal politics: full coverage Tony Abbott has incurred the wrath of Indonesia's journalists by excluding them from a press conference, and even committed a criminal offence, according to the head of the country's journalists' union. Local journalists were incensed that, on the Australian Prime Minister's first official visit, he locked them out of his Tuesday morning press ...

  • Abbott broke law with Indonesia media shutout

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg says the government has not compromised its election policies but has negotiated a more cooperative approach with Indonesia on asylum ...

  • Trip to beach ends in fireball terror

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Peter Wem was a life-loving, do-anything-for-you kind of person, volunteering at a northern Sydney scout group in his spare time. He and his wife Margaret had just returned from a three-month caravan holiday. But on Tuesday afternoon, after a trip to the northern beaches with friends visiting from Victoria, their car collided with an out-of-control petrol tanker. And the consequences were ...

  • When Sonny Bill turned to vodka

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    A bottle of vodka has never been a sign of professionalism in rugby league before, but there has never been a player like Sonny Bill Williams. After suffering a number of serious knee and shoulder injuries early in his playing career with the Bulldogs, Williams, a tee-totaller, is so meticulous in the way he takes care of his body that he stretches for 20 minutes when he awakes and again ...

  • Leightons Wal King approved Iraq bribe

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Corruption and cover-ups in Leighton Holdings' international construction empire were rife and known to top company executives and directors, according to internal company files. Those in the know included the Australian construction giant's chief executive at the time, Wal King, and his short-term successor David ...

  • Painful memories of Nicole

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    A day after the latest Mona Vale Road accident, Josie Everson relives the tragedy of losing her 13-year-old grandchild Nicole Everson who was killed when a truck ploughed into her house off Mona Vale Road in ...

  • RPT-UPDATE 2-Australia boosts mineral exports but coal targets tough

    Reuters - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Wed Oct 2, 2013 5:45pm EDT * Australia eyes 6 pct rise in thermal coal exports in 2013/14 * Boost comes amid supply glut and stiff competition * Analysts doubt all new coal mines will be developed * Iron ore exports forecast to leap 17 pct after mine expansions By James Regan and Rebekah Kebede SYDNEY/PERTH, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Australia forecast solid growth over the next five years for two of ...

  • Backpacker fight three stabbed

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Three people are in hospital with stab wounds after they were attacked with a piece of broken glass during a violent argument at a backpacker hostel in Sydney's CBD, police say. A 36-year-old man has been arrested by detectives and is being questioned over the stabbing at the Nomads Westend Backpackers in Haymarket early on Thursday morning. Police were called to the Pitt Street ...

  • eBay for drugs site raided

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Bitcoin slugs The Silk Road online drugs site has been seized. The site used the internet currency known as bitcoins to help facilitate the illegal deals, prosecutors ...

  • Get with the program

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell. It is understood senior staff in some departments began changing "program" to "programme" in their briefs for incoming ministers, even before they were sworn in. Yet there is now widespread confusion in Canberra about how to write the ...

  • NSW Government says 95 per cent of dwellings excluded from new CSG mining

    Yahoo!7 News - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The New South Wales Government says more than 90 per cent of dwellings in the state will be excluded from any new coal seam gas activity. The government announced in February this year there would be a two-kilometre buffer zone placed around residential areas. Since then, the planning department has been conducting extensive mapping to set out the CSG exclusion zones. Planning Minister Brad ...

  • Manly Roosters to meet at GF lunch

    Sky News - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Week off the key for Roosters & Rabbits 3:00 PM - Wed, 25 Sep 2013 CLUBHOUSE BLOG: An extra week of rest and a tactical edge should give Souths and the Roosters the upper hand this ...

  • Sonny Bill turns to vodka

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    A bottle of vodka has never been a sign of professionalism in rugby league before, but there has never been a player like Sonny Bill Williams. After suffering a number of serious knee and shoulder injuries early in his playing career with the Bulldogs, Williams, a tee-totaller, is so meticulous in the way he takes care of his body that he stretches for 20 minutes when he awakes and again ...

  • $6.6m claim midwife missing

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The website of independent Sydney midwife Akal Khalsa is awash with glittering testimonials to her home-birthing abilities and pictures of newborn babies she has brought into the world. But Ms Khalsa has had a warrant out for her arrest since March. She has now been ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages over a botched home birth that left a young boy with severe physical and intellectual ...

  • What Doernbecher has in common with the Sydney Opera House

    Portland Business Journal - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The International Federation of Consulting Engineers selected Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University as one of 14 major building engineering achievements of the last century. Plenty of miracles take place at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, but the hospital itself is apparently a miracle in its own right. Doernbecher, constructed at Oregon Health & Science ...

  • Raising The Minimum Wage Australia Proves Your Burger Won’t Cost $20

    Addicting Info - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Whenever there is a debate on raising the minimum wage in America to something closer to, say, Australia, a hysterical doomsday prophet comes along and ...

  • Feds Shut Down Silk Road Owner Known As Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested

    Forbes - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Silk Road, shut down by the feds even during a fed shut down. (Credit: Krebs on Security) Even during a federal government shutdown, drug pirates aren't safe. Popular online black market Silk Road has been shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an individual alleged to be its infamous owner, 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' has been arrested, according to a Federal Bureau ...

  • Recount may hold up Palmer seat

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The shape of the new Senate - and the influence of billionaire Clive Palmer's party in the new Parliament - now hinges on another recount, after the Palmer United Party and Labor snared the last two Senate seats in Western Australia in an outcome decided by just 14 votes. Only a day after the Australian Electoral Commission ordered a recount in the seat of Fairfax after Mr Palmer won the ...

  • Get with the program

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell. It is understood senior staff in some departments began changing ''program'' to ''programme'' in their briefs for incoming ministers, even before they were sworn in. There is now widespread confusion in Canberra about how ...

  • Hunt for midwife ordered to pay $6.6m

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    The website of independent Sydney midwife Akal Khalsa is awash with glittering testimonials to her home-birthing abilities and pictures of newborn babies she has brought into the world. But Ms Khalsa has had a warrant out for her arrest since March. She has now been ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages over a botched home birth that left a young boy with severe physical and intellectual ...

  • Tom Clancy author of military thrillers dead at 66

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fuelled military novels made him one of the world’s best-selling and best-known authors, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 66. Ivan Held, the president of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, his publisher, did not provide a cause of death. Clancy's death was announced ...

  • PM shifting on gay marriage

    Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 2nd October, 2013

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott's openly gay sister insists his views on same sex marriage are changing but concedes he may never vote in favour of legalising it. Christine Forster says Mr Abbott is looking at the issue "in a slightly different way", after being "comfortably opposed" to it throughout his adult life. "He's increasingly aware of how important this ...

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