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  • Victoria police probe church fires
    Police in Victoria investigate suspicious fires at three Melbourne churches where paedophile priests have served in the past.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:18:53 GMT.
  • Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'
    Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.
    BBC News.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT.
  • Tech Start-up, OtherLevels Floats Shares On ASX
    Today Australian software company, OtherLevels (OLV), debuted on the Australian Stock Exchange. The little known company successfully raised AU$7.5 million. ...
    By Jason Lim.  Forbes.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:43:00 GMT.
  • Cricket: Rising From Wreckage, Australia Sweeps to World Cup Title
    Australia completed its climb from the depths to the heights of world cricket on Sunday when it won its fifth World Cup, defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
    Huw Richards.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:04:27 GMT.
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  • Live Nation And Europcar Announce Partnership Across Australia And New Zealand
    MELBOURNE, Australia, March 30, 2015 -- Live Nation Australasia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:00 EDT.
  • Slater and Gordon, Australian Law Firm, to Acquire Arm of Quindell of Britain
    Slater and Gordon, the first law firm to list on a stock exchange, plans to buy the professional services unit of the British firm for about $947 million.
    Brett Cole.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:32:29 GMT.
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  • Chevron exits Caltex Australia stake for $3.7 billion
    U.S. energy giant Chevron sold its entire stake in refiner Caltex Australia Ltd for A$4.7 billion ($3.7 billion) in Asia’s biggest block deal this year, as falling oil prices and high costs hurt margins. ...
    Yahoo.  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:50:00 GMT.
  • China welcomes Denmark, Australia to AIIB
    China's Ministry of Finance on Sunday welcomed the decisions of Denmark and Australia to apply to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
    Xinhua.  2015-03-29.
  • Australia Warns of Possible Attacks in Kenyan Capital
    Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government said in a travel alert on Friday, without naming any group it suspected might opt for violence. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:44:59 -0400.
  • Africa: MMV Welcomes Continued Australian Government Support
    [MMV] MMV welcomes the announcement of AUD$10 million as core investment over the next 3 years to support its work to discover, develop and deliver new antimalarial medicines. This follows a previous grant of AUS$2.5 million in 2013-14.
    All Africa.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:39:35 GMT.

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