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Australia Consumer Watch: Looming NSW Gas Price Hike Possible to Extend in Other States

Gas prices in New South Wales are set to increase by 17.6 per cent effective July 1, making typical NSW households' gas bills jump between $150 and $225 annually.

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Age Discrimination Commissioner Warns of Failure to Hike Retirement Age to 70 If Aussie Companies Are Unwilling to Hire Workers Over 50

Susan Ryan, Age Discrimination Commissioner of Australia, warned on Wednesday that a federal government proposal to raise the pension age to 70 from 67 would be bound to fail if Aussie companies continue to refuse to hire workers who are 50 years old and above.

The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014. Entering service in 2004, the flagship of the Cunard Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-week cruise that will circumnavigate Australia.   REUTERS/Jason Reed

From Travel

Australia TripAdvisor's Top Dream Destination; New Zealand in 5th Place

Australia has emerged as the top dream destination in the world, along with Italy in TripAdvisor's TripBarometer report.

File photograph of travellers enjoying a view of Mount Everest at Syangboche in Nepal

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No Mount Everest Climbing Any More in 2014, Sherpas Pay Tribute to the Deceased

Mount Everest, being the highest peak in the world, has always been the greatest challenge for any mountaineer. Over 4,000 people have scaled it so far and thousands more wish to. However, further expeditions at the Everest seem unsure at the moment.

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key speaks at a luncheon in Sydney February 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Brendon Thorne/Pool

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New Zealand Prime Minister's BMW Thrown Eggs, Ball, Rock Amid Protests in Napier

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's car has been egged when he officially launched a new housing development in an attempt to boost Napier's poorest suburb of Maraenui.

Anti-Assad allies rebuff Syrian presidential election plan

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U.S. says Examining Use of Toxic Chemical in Syria

The United States has indications a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

Shakespeare Day 2014: April 23 is believed to be the birth anniversary of William Shakespeare. Here are his 20 inspiring quotes to mark the day.  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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Shakespeare Day 2014: 20 Inspiring Quotes to Mark William Shakespeare’s Birthday

Shakespeare Day 2014: April 23 is believed to be William Shakespeare's birthday. Here are his 20 inspiring quotes to mark the day.

MH370 Debris might have washed ashore? Pieces of Wreckage have been spotted in Western Australia shore (Photo: Reuters)

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MH370 Debris Washed Ashore? Pieces of Wreckage Spotted in Western Australia Shore

MH370 Debris might have washed ashore? Pieces of Wreckage have been spotted in Western Australia shore.

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Australians to Spend $13,000+ for 2014 Travels, Double Global Average of $5,500

A TripBarometer survey by travel site TripAdvisor among 50,000 people from different countries named Australia and Italy as their top dream destinations with the two nations tied for first place.

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Militants Kill Three Before Voting in Kashmir

Militants killed three men in the restive Kashmir region on Monday, police said, in attacks that appeared intended to intimidate locals who are due to vote in a general election this week.

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Top Ten Twitter Actors: From Emma Watson to Selena Gomez [PHOTOS]

They may not have won Oscar awards but in the world of social media, these stars have been declared winners - of being the most followed that is. In Twitter alone, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Ashton Kutcher plus a few more have the most number of follows according to

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