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Depp dogs to fly home before deadline

Johnny Depp only has a matter of hours to save his troublesome terriers from doggy death row. The pampered pooches are expected to board a charter flight back to the US on Friday night after being hounded out of Australia. The illegally imported Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, have been quarantined in the luxury surrounds of retired motorbike champion Mick ...

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Depp’s dogs ‘could end up stateless’

Johnny Depp’s two Yorkshire terriers will be flown back to the US, but the dogs could end up stateless if the US refuses to allow them in. The US actor and star of Pirates of the Caribbean brought his dogs, Boo and Pistol, into the country illegally last month and he’s been told to get them out before Saturday or ...

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Shorten flags 5% small business tax cut

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’ll kickstart the economy and create jobs if he becomes prime minister, with a plan to cut taxes for small business by five per cent. In his budget reply speech on Thursday night, Mr Shorten said he’d support the government’s budget measures on national security, drought relief for farmers and small business. However, he called ...

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Depp’s dogs spark customs review

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has been told his two illegally imported dogs will be put down if they aren’t sent back to the US by Saturday. Authorities have launched an investigation into how the Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, managed to evade Australian quarantine requirements. The illegal canine cargo landed in Brisbane on the superstar’s private jet when he returned ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The budget winners and losers

Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation   Charis Palmer is Deputy Business Editor at The Conversation. Emil Jeyaratnam is Multimedia Editor at The Conversation. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 federal budget at a glance

Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation   Charis Palmer is Deputy Business Editor at The Conversation. Emil Jeyaratnam is Multimedia Editor at The Conversation. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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PM praises Hockey ahead of second budget but will the nation?

This year’s federal budget includes proposals the government can go out and fight for, Tony Abbott has told his colleagues. Just hours before the treasurer hands down his second budget, the prime minister personally praised Joe Hockey for doing an “absolutely outstanding job” in its lead-up. “This budget is not about our political fortunes, but what is best for the ...

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Relief Effort Begins for Nepal After Major Earthquake

Australian tourist Eve Barnes-Corby, has been one of the many to stay in Nepal to help with relief efforts after the devastating earthquake that happened last month. The disaster has left over 7000 people dead to date with that figure expecting to rise. Barnes-Corby was in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, just hours prior to the devastating earthquake that saw the city’s ...

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Student, 20, is Britain’s youngest MP

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain’s youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory that symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland. Black still has to complete her final exams at Glasgow University but will now be putting her politics degree into practice as the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Paisley and ...

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Tornadoes tear through central US

Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 people as they tore through the central United States, destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media report. At least 13 people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado tore through a mobile home park in Oklahoma City, CNN reported, quoting Susie Patterson of the Emergency Medical Services ...

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