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Standing Wager
Merchant of gloom makes a bet

29 Nov 2008 2:30 AM

An academic who expects zero interest rates within two years and a 40 per cent drop in house prices has promised to walk from Canberra to the top of Australia's highest mountain if he's wrong.

University of Western Sydney associate professor of economics and finance STEVE KEEN made the bet with Macquarie Group interest rate strategist RORY ROBERTSON.


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Police dissappointed by young drivers

14 Dec 2008 4:28 PM

Police have arrested a man for driving at 237 kilometres-an-hour on Sydney's Hume Highway.

And .. they say they are extremely disappointed with instances of irresponsible driving by young and inexperienced motorists overnight.


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P-plate driver returned blood alcohol reading of 0.265

06 Dec 2008 8:18 AM

SYDNEY, Dec 6 AAP - A P-plate driver has returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.265 after allegedly flagging down a police car in northern NSW.

Police said a 26-year-old woman had her licence confiscated after she returned a high-range PCA reading near Tamworth about 8pm (AEDT) on Friday.


Porsche vs Bikes
Porsche and motorcycles in 224km/h road race

20 Dec 2008 4:24 PM

SYDNEY, Dec 20 AAP - The drivers of a Porsche and two motorcycles have had their vehicles confiscated after reaching speeds of more than 220km/h in an alleged road race.

Police say the three men were racing along a 100km/h zone of the Pacific Highway on the far north NSW coast on Saturday about 10.40am (AEST).


Turbo Rice vs RX7
Two drivers to stand trial over passenger death

15 Dec 2008 5:38 PM

MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Two young men accused of drag racing before a crash that killed a 15-year-old boy will stand trial.

Mitchell Cairnduff, of Wheelers Hill, died when a turbo-charged Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Jarrod Rooke hit a taxi at 120km/h, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard.


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Feature Story Israeli army moves on Gaza City as war toll passes 510

GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Tens of thousands of Israeli troops have been battling Hamas fighters in Gaza amid tank, artillery and air strikes, as the death toll from the offensive to end rocket attacks passed 510.

Israeli forces moved into the fringes of Gaza City early on Monday as families fled or hid on the second night of combat.

Feature Story Israeli tanks, troops enter Gaza in ground offensive

GAZA CITY, Jan 4 AFP - Israeli tanks and troops entered Gaza late on Saturday and fought fierce battles with Hamas, heightening an eight-day-old offensive that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and caused widespread destruction.

A burning fuel depot hit by a tank lit up the night sky soon after troops crossed the border while the air force swooped on dozens of targets in the biggest Israeli military operation since its 2006 war in Lebanon.

Feature Story Hamas orders 'day of wrath' over Israeli blitz

GAZA CITY, Jan 2 AFP - Israeli warplanes pounded militant targets including a mosque in Gaza on Friday as Hamas ordered a "day of wrath" against Israel over the killing of a senior commander.

Thousands of Israeli security personnel were on alert after Hamas called for "massive marches" following the main weekly Muslim prayers, starting off from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and from all mosques in the West Bank.

Feature Story Israeli jets bomb Gaza, Hamas fires back with deadly rockets

GAZA CITY, Dec 29 AFP - Israeli jets have bombed Hamas targets in Gaza for a third day, killing several children, while the Islamists fired deadly rockets to retaliate for the blitz that has left more than 300 dead.

As Israeli tanks massed on the Gaza border, the army declared the area a closed military zone - a move that in the past has often been followed by ground operations in the Palestinian enclave.

Feature Story Israel warns of ground offensive as jets pound Hamas in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Dec 28 AFP - Israel has warned it could send ground troops into Gaza as its warplanes continued to pound Hamas targets in the overcrowded enclave where nearly 230 Palestinians have been killed.

"We are ready for anything. If it's necessary to deploy ground forces to defend our citizens, we will do so," a spokesman for Defence Minister Ehud Barak quoted him as saying.

Feature Story More than 200 dead as Israel hammers Hamas-run Gaza

GAZA CITY, Dec 27 AFP - Israel hammered Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 205 people in retaliation for ongoing rocket fire in one of the bloodiest days of the decades-long Middle East conflict.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said "Operation Cast Lead", which has also left about 300 wounded, would continue "as long as necessary".

Feature Story Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza kill 120: Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Dec 27 AFP - Israeli aircraft launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas compounds inside the Gaza Strip, killing at least 120 Palestinians, medics said.

Most of the dead are believed to have been inside police headquarters, Hamas said.

Feature Story Israel threatens major offensive against Gaza

JERUSALEM, Dec 21 AFP - Israel threatened on Sunday to launch a major offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as violence simmered around the impoverished territory days after the end of a truce with the Islamists.

Senior officials said after the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel is preparing a "response" to continuing rocket strikes from the besieged Palestinian coastal strip.

Feature Story Experts urge police to improve relations with public

MELBOURNE, Dec 19 AAP - After a week of anger and accusations, a sad funeral song perhaps summed up the death of 15-year-old Tyler Cassidy best.

The pop song "Forever Young" celebrates the innocence of youth and brought tears to a packed St John the Baptist Catholic church in Melbourne on Thursday.

Feature Story Govt backflips on means test for solar rebate

CANBERRA, Dec 17 AAP - All households will be able to get half-price solar panels after the federal government abandoned its unpopular decision to means-test its solar rebate.

The government will scrap the means test, meaning all Australian homes will qualify for a rebate worth up to $7,500.

Feature Story Police arrest Chopper Read

MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Notorious criminal turned author Mark "Chopper" Read was arrested and then released on Monday after being allegedly attacked by a man with a tomahawk in a Melbourne street.

The 54-year-old confessed murderer became involved in a fight in inner-suburban Collingwood when he was approached by another 54-year-old man.

Feature Story Solar power energises outback Qld town

BRISBANE, Dec 14 AAP - Solar energy is powering a small outback town in south-west Queensland.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh on Sunday witnessed the emissions-free energy production at Australia's newest solar farm at Windorah - a Queensland first.

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Todays Main Feature Story
Fierce Israel-Hamas firefights in Gaza capital

By Adel Zaanoun 06 Jan 2009 1:27 PM

GAZA CITY, Jan 6 AFP - Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought their first major battles in Gaza City on Monday after tanks and helicopters launched a night-time offensive, with three Israelis killed by "friendly" fire.

Explosions and heavy machine-gun fire rocked the Shejaiya district of the city in the heaviest fighting yet of Israel's campaign to halt militant rocket attacks.

The army said three soldiers from the elite Golani Brigade were killed and 24 wounded in northern Gaza when their position was accidentally hit by Israeli tank fire. The brigade commander, Colonel Avi Peled, was lightly injured.

The Israeli military would not say exactly where the incident occurred, but an AFP correspondent quoted witnesses as saying it was in Shejaiya.

The Islamists say they have killed several Israeli soldiers.

Continued .....

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VIC: I'm a skilled driver, says 78yo hoon
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - A 78-year-old hoon caught speeding at 170km/h on a narrow country road on New Year's Day told police he was a skilled race driver.

VIC: I'm a skilled driver, says 78yo hoon
The 78-year-old Victorian hoon caught allegedly speeding at 170 kilometres an hour on a narrow country road on New Year's Day belongs to a car club .. and told police he was a skilled race driver.

NSW: Youth charged after gas explosion
SYDNEY, Jan 6 AAP - A 14-year-old boy has been charged after a gas explosion damaged several buildings in a town in NSW's Hunter Valley.

SA: Car industry posts second-best year but gloom mounts
ADELAIDE, Jan 6 AAP - Australia's vehicle industry has posted its second best year on record, but sales are tipped to slide in 2009 as importers and producers continue to grapple with the global downturn.

Fed: Demand for hybrid cars steadily growing
SYDNEY, Jan 6 AAP - Sales of environmentally friendly petrol-electric hybrid vehicles are steadily increasing in Australia, new figures show.

Fed: Demand for hybrid cars steadily growing
New figures show Australians are driving greener .. with sales of environmentally-friendly petrol-electric hybrid vehicles are steadily increasing.

MID: Israeli tanks enter southern Gaza's largest city: witnesses
GAZA CITY, Jan 6 AFP - Israeli tanks rolled into Khan Yunis, the largest city in the southern Gaza Strip, just before dawn on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Vic: Telstra employee claims discrimination for being an Aussie
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - A call centre worker who claimed he was treated unfairly by Telstra because he was Australian and more outspoken than foreign-born colleagues has lost an anti-discrimination case.

CAM: Panama seizes 53 tonnes of drugs in 2008
PANAMA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Panama seized 53 tonnes of drugs in 2008, took over 42 bank accounts, confiscated 700 mobile phones and 209 vehicles connected with drug trafficking, prosecutors said in an annual report on Monday.

NSW: Heat and booze fuel wild brawl
SYDNEY, Jan 6 AAP - Police will maintain a heavy presence on a notorious public housing estate in Sydney's south-west after a family feud involving 100 people left seven in hospital.

SA: Greens say flooding of the lower lakes must be ruled out
The Greens have called on the federal government to rule out flooding the lower lakes of the Murray River with sea water.

FED: Rising unemployment positive for Defence recruitment
CANBERRA, Jan 6 AAP - Tougher economic times and rising unemployment could be a blessing-in-disguise for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), new recruitment figures reveal.

VIC: 78yo hoon has car impounded
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - A 78-year-old Melbourne man caught speeding at 170km/h on a winding road has become the oldest person to have his car impounded under Victoria's hoon laws.

MID: Major Israel-Hamas clashes in Gaza capital
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought their first major battles in Gaza City on Monday with tanks and assault helicopters launching a night-time offensive.

US: Wall Street steps back from early 2009 rally
NEW YORK, Jan 5 AFP - US stocks fell on Monday as investors returning from year-end holidays cashed in profits from last week's powerful rally and braced for upcoming corporate earnings reports.

NSW:Two shot, three stabbed in brawl, but no arrests
SYDNEY, Jan 6 AAP - Two men have been shot and another three stabbed in an "alcohol-fuelled" brawl between two families in Sydney's south-west, police say.

NSW: Bushfire fears as temperatures soar
New South Wales firefighters are battling uncontained bushfires north and south of Sydney .. as the weather bureau predicts hot .. dry and windy conditions creating a very high to extreme fire danger.

NSW: Ambulance service urges people to stay safe in the heat
With scorching temperatures expected across most of New South Wales today .. elderly people and children are being urged to avoid physical activity in the middle of the day and to stay hydrated.

Vic: Five rescued after yacht overturns
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - Five people have been rescued after a yacht overturned off Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.

MID: Three Israeli soldiers killed by 'friendly' fire: army
JERUSALEM, Jan 6 AFP - Three soldiers from the Israeli army's elite Golani Brigade were killed and 24 wounded in northern Gaza on Monday night when they were accidentally hit by Israeli tank fire, an army spokesman said.

Vic: Bomb threat closes court, blocks traffic
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - A major street in the centre of Melbourne has been blocked off after a bomb threat at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

MID: Fierce Israel-Hamas firefights in Gaza capital
GAZA CITY, Jan 6 AFP - Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought their first major battles in Gaza City on Monday after tanks and helicopters launched a night-time offensive, with three Israelis killed by "friendly" fire.

US: Boy, 12, killed mother over chores: US court record
PHOENIX, Arizona, Jan 5 AFP - A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty of murder after shooting his mother following an argument over chores, US justice records showed on Monday.

US: Four-year-old boy shoots baby sitter: US police
JACKSON, Ohio, Jan 6 AP - An angry four-year-old Ohio boy grabbed a gun from a closet and shot his baby sitter, US police say.

MID: Israel takes war into Gaza capital, rejects ceasefire call
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Israeli troops battled Hamas fighters in Gaza's main city for the first time on Monday - after dozens died in a day of clashes - while the government fended off worldwide calls for a ceasefire.

MID: 70,000 Iran suicide bombers ready to fight Israel
TEHRAN, Jan 5 AP - More than 70,000 Iranian student volunteers have registered to carry out suicide bombings against Israel because of Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip.

MID: First major Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza City
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought their first major battles in Gaza City on Monday night, military sources and witnesses said.

MID: First major Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza City: witnesses=3D2
Large explosions and heavy exchanges of fire rocked the Shejaiya neighbourhood of eastern Gaza City.

MID: Hamas says 'thousands' of fighters ready for battle in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - The armed wing of Hamas said on Monday that it has "thousands" of fighters ready to battle Israel in Gaza, in a second defiant televised address by the Islamists in a day.

NSW: Residents brace for heatwave
New South Wales residents will need to find somewhere cool to hang out today .. as the state faces its hottest weather for two years.

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