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Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules

The Australian reports that a Perth couple were conned into being drug mules by a bogus Canadian travel agency. It all looked legit, at least on the surface. A 72-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife entered a sweepstakes for a bargain holiday to Canada, and ended up back in Australia with 3.5kg in crystal meth rocks instead of their original …

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Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions can start building their projects today. Note that this is simply the kickoff – the project building time. Kickstarter says …

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Azealia Banks Cuts Show Short Due To Flying Can

Azealia Banks cut short another festival performance on Saturday after she was pelted with a can onstage, leaving before the first song of the set was even finished. It was the second time in a week she’s disappointed Australian audiences. Banks was about 90 seconds into her song “ATM Jam” when the projectile was thrown at the Listen Out Festival …

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Taylor Swift Makes Touring Records

We just heard about pop diva, P!nk’s tour success (her recent tour stop of Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena marked the 18th sold out performance) but is she the only one breaking records this week? Nope. Leave it to genre bouncing musician, America’s sweetheart, Miss Taylor Swift to also come out on top. Known for her country prowess, Swift lands among …

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P!nk Breaks Touring Records in Australia

She’s known for her hot pink hair and even hotter attitude. But as of lately, the bad gal of the pop world, P!nk, is dominating some other, more important categories. The diva pop star dominated the weekly tally of Hot Tours with a sky-high record breaking 18-show engagement. This all happened during the Australian part of the diva’s Truth About …

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Tony Abbott PM-elect party wins Australian elections

Australians learned election results Saturday and it was an overwhelming victory for the conservative opposition party. Early Sunday reports indicated the coalition would win a clear majority of 88 out of the 150 House of Representative seats. Labor would probably win 57. Projections in the Senate are less positive for the Liberal party. The win for the Tony Abbott-led opposition …

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Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’

Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very near future.” Kickstarter currently operates in the US and the UK. Entrepreneurs in Canada are able to start building their …

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Intel Report: Syrian Regime Confirmed Chem Agressor

Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as featured in a Syria-focused Flipbook magazine by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. Read The Syrian Crisis: A look at …

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Crocodile Attack During Birthday Party

A crocodile attack occurred Saturday in the Northern Territory of Australia at Mary River Park. The popular camping site and tourist destination is located 65 miles from Darwin, the state’s capital. “The Mary River [in Australia] is known worldwide to have the greatest saturation of adult saltwater crocodiles in the world,” said Senior Sergeant Geoff Bahnert. Why then, did a …

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Oklahoma Shooting: Teens Killed “For the Fun of it”

Three teenagers have been charged in the murder of 22-year-old Christopher Lane. Lane, an Australian native, was attending college on a baseball scholarship at the East Central University. He was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma, when he decided to go for a jog. Little did he know that he was about to be the victim of a “senseless” murder. …

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Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne have created cartilage with the use of 3D printers. Like other 3D printed body components, the 3D …

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Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’

Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new Apple iPhones that she bought from a woman she met on an online classifieds site were actually just apples in …

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