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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke with top ministers from Germany and other world powers about pressuring Russia to stop its military support of Ukrainian separatists, Treasury Department says - @Reuters

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Australia

#BREAKING Dutch and Australian police have again been forced back from the #MH17 crash site due to fighting in the area - @abcnews

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Formula One

Australian Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull - @Reuters

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Australia

Tamil asylum seekers arrive on Cocos Islands after weeks on Australian customs vessel - @guardiannews

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Federal Police officers arrive at Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine - @theage

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian PM Tony Abbott confirms some of 100 police and defense force personnel sent to secure MH17 crash site will be armed - @Reuters

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2014 Commonwealth Games

Photo: HM Queen Elizabeth II 'photo-bombs' selfie taken by Australia @Hockeyroos players Brooke Peris and @_JaydeTaylor at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian soldiers to back up police in securing Ukrainian site of MH17 crash - @PoliticsFairfax

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Australia

157 Tamil asylum seekers who have spent 4 weeks aboard customs boat will be brought to the Australian mainland - @smh

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Australia

Former Australia parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper loses 3rd bid to have fraud case dismissed - @canberratimes

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Editor's note: The Australian reports up to 100 Australian Federal Police officers and military personnel could be sent to help secure the Malaysia Airlines plane crash site in Ukraine. The newspaper says it is one option the Tony Abbott government is considering, but the Associated Press says the government has not confirmed this report. - Stephanie

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop vows help to secure Ukraine crash site - @AP

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Australia

#BREAKING: Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been deregistered by the Australian Medical Board - @abcnews

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Abbott says unclear how many bodies had arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and how many may have been left at the crash site - @Reuters

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Unclear how many bodies recovered from Ukraine crash site, Australian PM Tony Abbott says - @Reuters

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Tour de France 2014

Michael Rogers of Australia wins 16th stage of Tour de France - @AP

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott holds press conference on MH17: 'We have seen evidence tampering on an industrial scale and that must stop' - @CNBCWorld

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to UN Security Council on MH17: 'We will not rest until this is done. We will not rest until we bring them home' - @abcnews

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Australia

#BREAKING Former #Australian #MH370 Chief Coordinator Marshal Angus Houston has arrived in #Kiev to lead Australia’s efforts in #MH17 probe. - @cctvnews

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott: 'The train where the bodies seem to be held has been prevented to leave by the Russia-backed rebels' - @newscomauHQ

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