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A French farmer drives his combine as he harvests wheat in a field in Oisy-le-Verger, near Douai, northern France, July 18, 2014. Western Europe is heading towards a hefty wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that a large share of it will fai

El Niño Update: 2014 Threat Easing, ‘Unlikely to be a Strong Event’ – Australia BoM

The looming threat of an El Niño in 2014 is easing up and is unlikely to be a strong event should it strike during spring time, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

Foreign citizens working and living in Ukraine wave the flags of their countries during a rally demanding justice for the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at Independence Square in Kiev July 27, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dut

Global Aviation Accidents: UN to Form Safety Task Force, Gov'ts Should Share Intelligence Info to Avert Future Incidents on Flying Over Warzones (PHOTOS)

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has said it will be creating a task force on airline safety in light of the fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over war-torn Ukraine.

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Australian Dollar Outlook - 30 July 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is slightly lower amid more signs the US economy is improving.

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird speaks to the media before a working lunch with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo July 28, 2014. Baird is in Japan for a four-day visit.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - T

Canada ‘Hides’ Embassy in Libya, Remains Operational

Canadian diplomatic staff stationed in Tripoli, Libya said the embassy continues to operate there, albeit withholding information where the facility is really currently located.

Actresses Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen arrive for a Museum of Modern Art tribute to director Tim Burton in New York November 17, 2009

5 Hollywood Stars Who Are Also Business Tycoons

They're not just performers; they mean serious business.

A Boeing 777-F aircraft of German Lufthansa Cargo air carrier stands on the tarmac during loading at Fraport airport in Frankfurt July 28, 2014. Today Lufthansa transports 66 horses to Tehran airport.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: ANIMALS TRANS

Travel at Own Risk; Emirates, Qantas Differ on Flying over Iraq Warzone; Emirates Reroutes, Qantas Pushes On

Alliance partner Emirates and Qantas Airways have issued differing pronouncements on flying to warzones, most specially Iraq.

Head of Australian Federal Police mission Commander Brian McDonald (R) touches his face as Dutch police officer Kuijs stands nearby after returning to Donetsk, July 28, 2014. Fighting forced international experts to abandon plans, for a second day running

Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)

Unexpectedly losing their loved ones to a senseless war was already painful. But families of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 may have to endure one final blow, as authorities declared it may be already impossible to retrieve all bodies.

Internally displaced Pakistani men wait in line for rations at a food distribution center in Bannu in Northwest Pakistan July 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz  (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

Pakistani Mob Burns 3 Over Blasphemous Post on Facebook (VIDEO)

A woman and her two granddaughters belonging to the Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood in Pakistan have died from suffocation after their house was burned down, following an alleged blasphemous post on Facebook of a fellow sect member.

Aussie Top Tier Earners Trapped in Status Quo for Ten Years

The Australians included among the top tier earners of the country are trapped in the same income for almost ten years.

U.S. singer Lady Gaga accepts the award for best international breakthrough act at the 30th Brit Awards ceremony at Earl's Court in London

5 Marketing Nuggets We Can All Learn From Lady Gaga

Whether we agree with her antics or not, we have to admit -- she sells.

Government health workers are seen during the administration of blood tests for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014. West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions

Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker

International health experts cautioned the global populace against the dreaded Ebola virus as it killed a Liberian doctor and infected a second medical worker from U.S.

Bullet holes are seen in a car at a checkpoint on the Egyptian border with Sudan and Libya, which was attacked on Saturday, in Wadi al-Gadid governorate July 19, 2014. Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturd

Advisory: Britons Told to Leave Libya ASAP, UK Issues Travel Ban

The United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised all Britons currently in Libya to leave the country, citing the ongoing and greater intensity of fighting in Tripoli and wider instability.


Swan Pushes for Banks to Pass RBA Rate Cut in Full

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A day after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) unexpectedly cut the overnight cash rate by half a percentage point to 3.75 per cent.

Politics & Policies

Gillard Appoints Bob Carr Foreign Minister in 3rd Cabinet Reshuffle

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced on Friday noon the appointment of Bob Carr as Foreign Affairs Minister.

Real Estate

West Australia Will Not Allow Entry of Lynas Waste from Malaysia

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Lynas Corp., it what could be another blow to its business operating principles, has been categorically denied yet again supp...


CBA's Business Sales Indicator: Aussie Retail Sales Up in All Territories

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Australia's retails sales had gone up by 0.6% for the fourth consecutive month in all territories, according to the Commonwealth Bank's Business Sales Indicator.