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The plan to make Sydney a walking city again


Sydney : They are the city’s “second-class citizens,” a group of a million people who make 92 per cent of the city’s journeys each and every day.Now, pedestrians – be they striding commuters, dawdling shoppers or promenading pram-pushers – are reclaiming the streets.A $60 million upgrade to Sydney streets aims to improve life for walkers who have, for decades, been ...

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Three killed, including a child, after car swept away by floods


Brisbane : THREE people have died after their car was washed away by flash flooding in Queensland tonight.The trio, a man, a young woman and a child, were travelling along Dances Road in Calboolture when tragedy struck.QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the car attempted to drive around a road closed sign and entered flood waters.“On behalf of all Queensland we ...

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Does Australia have double standards for Bali Nine duo?


Sydney: Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have eaten their last meals. Kissed their families for the last time. Inhaled their last breaths.They have been shot in front of an Indonesian firing squad.Australia has waged a protracted diplomatic battle to keep the two men alive but that battle has failed. ‘Not innocent’ : The plight of 31-year-old Chan and 34-year-old ...

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Nepal earthquake victims face ‘crush syndrome’ and ‘compartment syndrome’


Perth : After rescue workers are finally able to reach the victims of the Nepal earthquake and address their injuries, health care workers will be watching carefully for two conditions that crop up later: “crush syndrome” and “compartment syndrome.” The related problems, which are life- and limb-threatening, result from hours of compression of arm and leg muscles by rubble in ...

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Sam Smith cancels Australian tour and Logies 2015 appearance


Melbourne : Quadruple Grammy winner Sam Smith, one of the big global music success stories of the past year, has cancelled the remainder of his Australian tour on doctor’s orders. Tour promoter Frontier issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon saying Smith had been forced to cancel the remaining dates of the tour, including the Logies this Sunday. “I am deeply, deeply ...

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