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AFP issues arrest warrants for Australian Islamic State fighters Mohamed Elomar, Khaled Sharrouf, after gruesome beheading photographs published online - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

abc.net.au — The Australian Federal Police has issued arrest warrants for two Australian Islamic State fighters, after one of them was pictured online brandishing the severed heads of Syrian government soldiers. The ABC's 7.30 program can reveal that the AFP has issued warrants seeking the immediate arrest of Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar for terrorism offences if they return to Australia.
Jul 29, 2014

Police issue arrest warrants for two Australians Islamists mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-2…. Full report by @dylanwelch & I on @abc730 tonight.

Jul 29, 2014

RT @RANews: Australians wanted on terrorism warrants after appearing online brandishing severed heads. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. abc.net.au/news/2014-07-2…

Charity SolarAid replaces Africa's kerosene lamps with solar lighting

abc.net.au — In much of Africa, heat and light comes from dirty, polluting and dangerous kerosene lanterns. British charity SolarAid is looking to change that by providing cheap solar lighting, bolstering development and helping to protect the environment, writes Angus Kingston.

Police issue arrest warrants for Australian jihadists

abc.net.au — Police issue arrest warrants for Australian jihadists Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 29/07/2014 Reporter: Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Dylan Welch Australian jihadists who have published photos that appear to show them participating in war crimes have had warrants issued for their arrest, and a warning that this report contains shocking images.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @abc730: See the suburban Australian teen police say has links with an ISIS brigade. @seanrubinsztein & @dylanwelch report: http://t.co/…

Writer and philosopher Yossi Klein Halevi on the conflict in Gaza

abc.net.au — Ceasefire stalls as fighting continues with no end in sight as Gaza violence soars. Hamas keeps firing into Israel, and Israel keeps retaliating, from the sea, the air and the ground. Israel's defences have been highly effective, so the death toll has been completely lopsided, bringing international anger and soul-searching for many Israelis.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: . @YKleinHalevi speaks to @Colvinius about #Gaza conflict ‘I honestly don't know what the way out of this dilemma is’ abc.net.au/pm/content/201…

Coal-fired power station to close in Latrobe Valley, despite $50 million federal bailout

abc.net.au — Posted July 29, 2014 20:27:39 A brown coal-fired power station and briquette factory in Victoria's Latrobe Valley will close next month, two years after receiving a $50 million Federal Government bailout package. The operator of the Energy Brix facilities, HRL Limited, blamed falling electricity wholesale prices and a reduction in demand for brown coal briquettes for the closures.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @abcnewsMelb: A coal-fired power station in Victoria will close next month, 2 years after getting a $50m Federal Government bailout ab.co/1nX5t7s

Sydney transitions 1914-2014: Digital montages from a pre-war city to a 21st century metropolis

abc.net.au — The experience of being Australian changed on the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front, but before the war started life carried on with a normalcy that was captured by the leaders in Australia's burgeoning photography industry.

Aust officials efforts to access MH17 site continually thwarted

abc.net.au — Australian officials' efforts to spend any time at the Malaysia Airlines crash site have been repeatedly thwarted, and the war in Eastern Ukraine could well be getting worse. The Prime Minister's special envoy, Angus Houston, has indicated that yet again today, there'll be no visit to the crash site.

Life at 9 : ABC TV

abc.net.au — The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life.
Jul 29, 2014

Join us for great episode of @ForeignOfficial from Scotland tonight, 8pm ABC1. Followed by fascinating 'Life At 9'. abc.net.au/tv/programs/li…

Dictaphone saga: Former Premier Ted Baillieu says Opposition Leader has 'lost all credibility'

abc.net.au — Posted July 29, 2014 17:02:19 Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has lost all credibility over Labor's role in accessing a reporter's recording device, according to former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu. The Labor Party admitted on Monday that senior officials listened to and made copies of a recording of Mr Baillieu speaking to a Fairfax journalist.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @abcnewsMelb: Former premier Ted Baillieu says Oppn Leader Daniel Andrews has lost all credibility over the dictaphone saga ab.co/WL7fiu

Tiger bites keeper on leg at Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

abc.net.au — Posted July 29, 2014 15:41:15 A zookeeper has been bitten by a tiger on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The 42-year-old man suffered a puncture wound to the leg while trying to move the animal to a different enclosure at Australia Zoo. He was treated by paramedics just before midday (AEST) and taken to the Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @thepatricktimes: The tiger who bit a handler on the leg at Australia Zoo was Juma, a 10-year-old male. ab.co/WL3iua #qld pic.twitter.com/Ynjwjnumrk

Former PM Julia Gillard launches Greg Combet's memoir, confirms she offered him the Labor leadership

abc.net.au — Posted July 29, 2014 14:51:05 Former prime minister Julia Gillard has confirmed she offered the top job to former minister Greg Combet last year when she realised her days as Labor leader were numbered. Ms Gillard spoke about the move today as she launched Mr Combet's memoir, The Fight of My Life, in Sydney.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @an_news: Fmr Australian PM Julia Gillard launches Greg Combet's memoir, confirms offering him Labor leadership, @KJBar reports abc.net.au/news/2014-07-2…

ABC Radio National

abc.net.au — An evening of live radio storytelling with the Melbourne Writers Festival on 23 August. Get your now.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @RNradiotonic: For those @MelbWritersFest check out @RN360 & Jaye Kranz aka @_BrighterLater awesome live storytelling experience http://…