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Palestinian Hamas militants patrol on the main road in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 17, 2011, as Palestinians prepare for the first stage of an unprecedented prisoner release and exchange deal under which Israel has agreed to free 1,027 Palestinian detainees in return for an Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured in 2006. Israelis and Palestinians were waiting with bated breath for the planned release on October 18 of a first tranche of 477 Palestinian prisoners in return for an end to the more than five year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Photo by Ahmed Deeb/wn
Hamas   Israel   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge
 The Australian 
Israel, Gaza in ceasefire limbo
AN Israeli official last night said it had agreed on a truce with Hamas to end 10 days of violence in Gaza, although the reported deal was denied hours later by Foriegn Minister Avigdor Lieberman and... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, smoke bellows from a chimney stack at BlueScope Steel's steelworks at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, Australia. Australia will force its 500 worst polluters to pay 23 Australian dollars ($25) for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit, with the government promising to compensate households hit with higher power bills under a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions unveiled Sunday, July 10, 2011.
Carbon Emission   Carbon Tax - Australia   Greenhouse Gases   Photos   Wikipedia: Carbon pricing in Australia
 The Guardian 
Australia kills off carbon tax
Senate makes good prime minister's ‘pledge in blood’ to ‘axe the tax’, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target Business as usual: the Australian government's Direct Action policy is... (photo: AP / Rob Griffith)
A Chinese dancer play with glass ball  to  performs a traditional dance during an event organised by the Chinese Consulate of the People's Republic of China and Indo-China Promotion Council, in Kolkata on March 1, 2013. The event was organised to create synergy which would not only benifit the two trading partners but also to foster peace development amont these two global giant emerging economies in Asia  The Australian 
Chinese visitors lead the way as Victoria records 10 per cent rise in tourists
VICTORIA is proving the place to be for international tourists with visitors to the garden state up 10 per cent - the highest in Australia. Almost two million tourists visited Victoria over the past... (photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
China   Photos   Tourism   Victoria   Wikipedia: Victoria (Australia)
Benji Marshall of the Wests Tigers  Stuff 
Benji Marshall makes Tigers all-time team
Thirteen players from Wests Tigers' historic premiership-winning side of 2005 have been named in the joint-venture club's greatest ever team. The Tigers celebrated their 15th anniversary at a gala... (photo: Creative Commons / (Magnus Manske))
Benji Marshall   Photos   Rugby   Sports   Wikipedia: Benji Marshall
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Members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's military parade today in Gaza on the anniversary of the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, a year ago and the war of 2012 the 8 days, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 14, 2013. an anti-Israel march as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of Israel's operation Pillar of Defence. on the first anniversary to assassinate Gaabary. Izz ad-Din Qassam Brigade organizes the strongest military parade in Gaza Strip. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN The Australian
Hamas fighters reject truce deal
HAMAS’s military wing last night rejected a ceasefire with Israel after the deal brokered by Egypt won the backing of the Israeli security cabinet. Soon after the... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Gaza   Hamas   Israel   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza
In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in San Francisco. If the phone hacking scandal gripping Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire has a familiar ring, it might be because you've heard the story before. Scrappy outsider turns modest newspaper business into international media conglomerate. Ambition turns to hubris. The Australian
Throw open our doors to those who cherish our values, says Rupert Murdoch
RUPERT Murdoch has called for Australia to throw open its doors to immigration and welcome those who “cherish the values of the country”. Mr Murdoch said... (photo: AP / Noah Berger, File)
Australia   Immigration   Photos   Rupert Murdoch   Wikipedia: Rupert Murdoch
Why trees are good- and bad The Examiner
Why trees are good- and bad
When you walk into a forest you immediately notice the smell, a woodsy aroma that’s soothing and invigorating at the same time. That aroma comes from gases that trees... (photo: WN / marzena)
Environment   Nature   Photos   Trees   Wikipedia: Environmentalism
File - Helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef at the Whitsunday Islands, Australia. The Guardian
Great Barrier Reef impact from dredging could cost ‘as much as $1bn’
FOI documents reveal a wide disparity between cost estimates from developer and marine park authority Internal emails from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority... (photo: Creative Commons / Sarah Ackerman)
Great Barrier Reef   Marine Environment   Photos   UN   Wikipedia: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" smiles during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy. The Australian
Joko Widodo set to usher in new era for Jakarta
JOKO Widodo last night claimed to be on the verge of victory but only an hour later his rival Prabowo Subianto declared he had won the Indonesian presidential poll. If... (photo: AP / Tatan Syuflana)
Indonesian election 2014   Joko Widodo   Photos   Politics   Wikipedia: Joko Widodo
Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures during a press conference for the 2013 French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris The Australian
Roger Federer’s sole tear summed up Wimbledon epic
AT the end, a solitary tear betrayed Roger Federer. Standing serenely near the service line as Novak Djokovic praised his standing across all sport, not just tennis, the... (photo: AP / Christophe Ena)
Photos   Roger Federer   Sports   Tennis   Wikipedia: Roger Federer
Japanese Prime Minister and the Liberal Democratic Party leader, Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, July 22, 2013. The Australian
Shinzo Abe lands seeking energy security guarantee
ENERGY security — rather than the headline issue of free trade — is likely to be the key underlying issue Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to discuss... (photo: AP / Koji Sasahara)
Japan   Photos   Politics   Shinzo Abe   Wikipedia: Shinzō Abe
File - A Palestinian woman surfs the internet in the southern Gaza Strip on May 3, 2013. The Observer
NSA intercepts: ordinary internet users 'far outnumbered' legal targets
Report says ordinary people outnumbered targeted foreigners in NSA data. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP When the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted the online... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Edward Snowden   Mass Surveillance   NSA Spying   Photos   Wikipedia: Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)
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