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Govt flags super life insurance opt-out

The federal government is flagging changes to the governance of superannuation funds, including giving members the ability to opt-out of life insurance.

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Inquiry resumes into Aust soldier's death

An inquiry into the 2012 death of Sapper Jordan Penpraze has resumed in Sydney.

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Commodity slump drags local market down

The Australian share market has opened sharply lower with a slump in commodity prices weighing heavily on the energy sector and the banks also down.

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Body found on Te Awamutu street

Criminal investigators are looking into the death of a man whose body was found on a Te Awamutu street.

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Bank tax won't hurt business investment-SA

South Australia's acting treasurer has tried to use a new survey to off a bank campaign against a state-based bank levy.

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Scaramucci wants 'a more positive mojo'

The new White House communications director has taken a combative stance, vowing to sack anyone in the administration who leaks to the media.

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Pope Francis 'influenced' accused vandals

A man accused of desecrating a Brisbane war memorial has told a court they were inspired by Pope Francis.

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Ghost of 'servant girl' who died in a fire captured in 'spooky' footage

British tourists claim to have filmed the image of a servant girl who lived in Tyron Palace before it was destroyed by fire in 1798.

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Abbott welcomes Turnbull's reform support

Tony Abbott has warned the NSW Liberal state council it will be defying Malcolm Turnbull as well as himself if it doesn't tick off on party reforms.

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Qld MP Jo-Ann Miller rules out mayoral run

Former Queensland police minister Jo-Ann Miller has ruled out running in the upcoming Ipswich mayoral election.

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Ex-Labor MP Belinda Neal expelled

Controversial former MP Belinda Neal has been expelled from the Labor party over branch stacking allegations.

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Battery blamed for Melbourne laptop fire

The quick-thinking occupants of a suburban Melbourne home extinguished spot fires caused by an exploding laptop before authorities arrived.

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Levin dairy robbed, staff member stabbed

A staff member has received a minor stab wound during a robbery in Levin.

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DHBs continue childhood obesity battle

The government has targeted 10 district health boards for additional spending to continue the fight against childhood obesity.

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Graeme Hart remains NZ richest man

Graeme Hart is once again New Zealand's richest man, while Peter Thiel comes in second, according to the NBR.

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Slips close part of SH25 in Coromandel

A major slip has closed a section of State Highway 25a across the Coromandel.

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Nine suspected migrants dead after crammed in Texas truck, 30 ill

San Antonio - Nine suspected migrants were found dead Sunday after being packed inside an overheated truck that was discovered in a Walmart parking ...

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Human trafficking blamed after people found dead in truck in Texas

Eight people have been found dead in a truck trailer in Texas in a suspected human trafficking case.

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UK joins calls for end to Qatar boycott

Britain has joined the US and France in calling for an end to the boycott of Qatar after the country pledged to fight terrorism.

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'Giant' huntsman spider terrifies removalists after hitching a ride to Britain

The BBC reports the arachnid was the "size of a guinea pig", causing one of the men to flee in fright.

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'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: reports

A German teenager who is being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group.

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In Bogota, Australian Cassie Sainsbury under pressure to dob

Accused Australian drug smuggler is reportedly under pressure to inform in return for a reduced jail sentence in Colombia.

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John McCain's rival accused of 'dancing on his grave', urges him to step aside

A day after news came out about US Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged him to think about his ...

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Israel says Jerusalem shrine metal detectors to stay despite protests

Israel says it will not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem shrine.

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Deadly shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan: security source

At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, a Jordanian security source ...

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White House signals support of Russia sanctions legislation

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine.

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Iran-Iraq agreement to boost military cooperation may alarm Washington

Iran and Iraq have signed an accord to step up military cooperation and the fight against terrorism.

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Police call off search for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley missing in Canada

Canadian police have called off the search for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley, who went missing in the Canadian wilderness 15 days ago.

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