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South Korea ferry disaster: Corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape doomed ferry — Many of the bodies pulled from the wreck of a South Korean ferry have broken fingers, indicating the desperation of the final moments of the mostly young victims, according to South Korean media. So far 150 bodies have been pulled from the wreck of the Sewol ferry, which hit rocks off South Korea's south coast last week.
RT @MichaelSin_: Horrifying. RT @abcnews Bodies recovered from the sunken South Korean ferry reveals victims' struggle to escape
Horrifying. RT @abcnews Bodies recovered from the sunken South Korean ferry reveals victims' struggle to escape

From Number 96 to Australia's oldest PhD at 93 — From Number 96 to Australia's oldest PhD at 93 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 23/04/2014 Reporter: Monique Schafter She's been star of 70s soapie Number 96, a politician, a radio broadcaster, an Order of Australia Medal recipient and now 93-three-year-old Elisabeth Kirkby is Australia's oldest PhD graduate.

Royal rappers: the Duke and Duchess show off their skills — Updated April 23, 2014 18:23:38 The Duke and Duchess were shown around a youth music centre which included a DJ deck during their time in Adelaide on the royal tour. Later, Prince William spray painted a wall outside the centre used by aerosol artists.

Gilgandra hopes to retain youth services — Posted April 24, 2014 05:55:44 The Gilgandra Shire Council says its youth services program is at risk with a government contract due to expire. The council receives about $90,000 annually from the state for services including emergency accommodation, homelessness prevention, early intervention and crisis support for people under 25.
Gilgandra hopes to retain youth services - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Crackdown on illegal hunting in state forests — Posted April 24, 2014 06:02:25 Compliance officers with the Game Licensing Unit will be out in force again this weekend as part of a state-wide crackdown on illegal hunting in State Forests. Extra patrols and surveillance in local forests was undertaken during the Easter period which is traditionally a busy time of the year for recreational hunting.
Crackdown on illegal #hunting in state #forests - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Construction starts on retirement projects — Posted April 24, 2014 06:12:47 The Freemasons Benevolent Institution has started work upgrading two of its existing retirement villages at West Wyalong and Bathurst and is now drawing plans for a new development on the outskirts of Dubbo.
Construction starts on #retirement projects - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

For Cause or Comrade? The Inner War of Soldiers — The United States Marines' well-known motto semper fidelis ("always faithful") does not make explicit just what the object of a Marine's fidelity is. For most Marines, it is unquestionably a commitment to each other, and by implication to the Corps.
RT @ABCReligion: As a public that sends soldiers to war, it is our duty to understand the inner wars of soldiers: Nancy Sherman… #anzac

Shelley's Walking on Sunshine - the happiest songs in the world! — Shelley Lloyd is Walking on Sunshine! Following the 7.30am news headlines each weekday, Shelley plays one of the happiest songs in the world - guaranteed to put a spring in your step - requested by a - Shelley's Walking on Sunshine - the happiest songs in the world!
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Anzac Day: World War I replica sheepskin vests show home front support — Updated April 24, 2014 09:27:44 An Anzac centenary project is shining a light on the ingenuity, generosity and compassion of Australians who supported World War I diggers from the home front. A digger wrote home to his family, "It feels like it's soaked up the Australian sunshine."

Expect savage budget cuts — Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 23/04/2014 Reporter: Tom Iggulden The Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has given a preview of what to expect in next month's budget. Transcript TONY JONES, PRESENTER: The Treasurer has foreshadowed a clamp down on welfare payments and more upfront costs for services such as co-payments for visits to the doctor in his first budget next month.

Australia not in an economic crisis — Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 23/04/2014 Reporter: Tony Jones Andrew Neil, the publisher of The Spectator discusses his impressions of the Australian government as well as the Scottish referendum on independence from Great Britain. Transcript TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Treasurer Joe Hockey earlier tonight was being hosted by and getting a grilling from Britain's Andrew Neil, publisher of The Spectator magazine, former editor of Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times.

Queensland Motorways sells for more than $7 billion to private consortium — Updated April 24, 2014 08:42:03 The state's tollway operator, Queensland Motorways, has been sold to a private consortium for more than $7 billion. State Government-owned corporation QIC Limited yesterday announced the sale to a consortium of investors including Transurban, Australian Super, and Tawreed. The sale includes Brisbane's Legacy Way, the Go Between Bridge, and the Clem7 tunnel.

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Metal material washed ashore on WA not linked to missing flight — The Australian Transport Safety Bureau does not believe material found on a beach in WA's south-west is connected to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The material was found on a beach in Augusta yesterday by a member of the public and handed to police. ATSB spokesman Martin Dolan has ruled out any link with MH370.
RT @abcnews Authorities do not believe material found on WA beach is connected to the missing #MH370

Internet access, affordability falling behind, broadband investment needed: Australian Industry Group — Posted April 24, 2014 06:40:06 The nation is falling behind its international competitors on internet access and affordability and more investment in communications infrastructure, like broadband, is needed, economists are warning. Australia has been ranked 18th for its competitiveness in information and communications technologies in the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report.
Internet access, affordability falling behind in Australia, broadband investment needed says industry body

Rana Plaza factory collapse: Australian clothing retailers yet to sign Bangladesh safety accord — Updated April 24, 2014 07:22:23 Two Australian companies still have not signed up to a crucial safety accord for Bangladeshi garment workers, a year after more than 1000 people died in a building collapse. Last April the crowded Rana Plaza garment factory in the outskirts of capital Dhaka collapsed, killing 1,138 textile workers.
RT @abcnews: Australian clothing retailers are yet to sign Bangladesh safety accord a year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse
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