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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage after deploying troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty - @AP

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Australia national rugby league team

Michael Cheika appointed coach of Australia national rugby team, union says - @Reuters

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Bali, ID

Body of an Australian man found with his throat slashed and wrapped in plastic in a Bali rice field - @9NewsAUS

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Australia

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies at age 98, family says - @abcnews

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Australia

Australia's Parliament House lifts short-lived face veil ban after prime minister intervenes - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia has reached an agreement with Iraq for its special forces to join fight against Islamic State; timing of Baghdad deployment now a military matter - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she doesn't see Australia sending ground troops to fight Islamic State - @SBSNews

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sports

Rugby coach Ewen McKenzie of Australia's Qantas Wallabies hands in his resignation - @QantasWallabies

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Australia

Australian police arrest 2 suspects for 1974 murder of Barbara McCulkin and her 2 daughters - @ABCNewsBrisbane

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Australia

University of Sydney professor suspended following accusations that he sent racist and sexually abusive emails, official says - @abcnews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australian fighter jets killed 'multiple' Islamic State militants in air strikes over Iraq, Australian military officials confirm - @newscomauHQ

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Australia

Australian naval base HMAS Cerberus given all clear after bomb squad inspection - @abcnews

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Australia

Local media: HMAS Cerberus naval base on Australia's Mornington Peninsuala on lockdown; bomb squad on scene - @abcnewsMelb

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australia's prime minister says special forces sent to Iraq haven't been able to enter country due to legal matters - @AP

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National Football League

National Rugby League star Jayyrd Hayne to travel to US to try out for NFL - @AP

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literature

Australia's Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize with 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' - @ManBookerPrize

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Australia

Authorities say magnitude-5.3 earthquake that hit in the Banda Sea was felt in Darwin, Australia; no tsunami threat issued in Australia - @AusNewsNetwork

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Australia

Several Western Australia beaches closed after a suspected shark attack on an inflatable boat, officials say - @STForeignDesk

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Australia

Veteran South Australian politician Bob Such dies after battle with cancer - @mikesmithson7

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markets

Asian shares drop on oil price decline, growth concerns; major indexes in Australia, Tokyo and Hong Kong each down more than 1.5% - @MarketWatch

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