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Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 24, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market closed higher again today boosted by the better than expected "Flash" Chinese manufacturing data for July. The HSBC China flash Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI) for July hit a 18month high up 52.0 boosted by new orders up from 50. (6:23 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, GOLD PRICES

True Blood stars Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin
‘True Blood’ Episode Upsets US Senator Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

“True Blood” has upset a U.S. politician who was featured in the recent episode. Texas senator Ted Cruz who did not appear in the show but just his name and image, called the HBO series “misogynist and profanity-ridden. (5:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SARAH PALIN, TWITTER, COURT

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 24, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market opened stronger today as expected and by lunch the market had been boosted by the better than expected "Flash" Chinese manufacturing data for July. The HSBC China flash Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI) for July hit a 18month high up 52. (2:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, GOLD PRICES

Batman: Arkham Knight’s Red Hood Story Pack and San Diego Comic Con Plans Confirmed

By IBTimes AU

A new story pack DLC for “Batman: Arkham Knight” and a new SDCC art exhibit for the caped crusader have been announced. (12:59 pm)

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Magaluf, Spain: Couple Having Sex in Parking Lot; More Girls Exploited on Bar Crawls

By IBTimes AU

Magaluf, Spain becomes infamous as undercover investigation revealed more girls being exploited during bar crawls (12:23 pm)

Britain's Prince George is seen ahead of his first birthday during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London
7 Prince George Facts You Didn't Know

By IBTimes AU

Britain’s Prince George had just turned one. Just a year ago the entire world waited in bated breath for the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. A year later and the world still can’t get enough of this little tyke. (10:22 am)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, CANCER

A Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from NASA's Terra satellite shows Typhoon Neoguri in the Pacific Ocean, approaching Japan on its northward journey July 6, 2014. Japan's weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to ur
Radio Australia Cuts to Affect Isolated Vanuatu Residents Who Rely on It for Weather Bulletins

By IBTimes AU

It is not only Australians who would be affected by the cuts made in Radio Australia's budget, but also residents of nearby Pacific isles who rely on the broadcaster for weather updates. (9:22 am)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT, LONDON

Viral Video: Millions View YouTube Clip Using Like a Girl Phrase as a Compliment than an Insult [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

A video about using the "Like a Girl" phrase as a compliment than an insult has gone viral on YouTube. Millions have already viewed the said YouTube clip which was directed by filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. (Jul 23)

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U.S. singer Miley Cyrus performs during her concert at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm
Miley Cyrus Posts Topless Photo from the Desert, Debunks Facebook Death Hoax

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus was the latest celebrity to fall victim to a death hoax. Miley supposedly died over the past weekend and social media quickly picked up on the hoax after fans noted that the pop star was unusually quiet on her social media sites. (Jul 23)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 23, 2014

By Comsec

Today was a solid day for the markets and investors at last we saw the market putting some good ruins on the board and the ASX 200 hit a new 6 year high. The market was boosted by positive quarterly numbers from BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) and a strong rally into bank, insurance and transport stocks. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, COPPER, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, QANTAS