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Frozen Mixed Berries recalled: Hepatitis A infections expected to rise

Health experts expect the number of Australians to contract Hepatitis A from frozen berries to increase after three new infections emerged in Queensland. Eight people have now contracted the virus after eating frozen mixed berries, including three diagnosed in Victoria, two in NSW, and the three Queensland cases reportedĀ on Monday. A ninth person, also from Queensland, has tested positive to ...

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Maronite Catholics gather to mark Ash Monday

Maronite Catholics around Australia have started to gather at churches to take part in Ash Monday services, many squeezing in a quick lunchtime church visit to mark the occasion. Ash Monday is the first day of the Lenten Season and Maronite churches traditionally hold special services and open their doors to parishioners who wish to receive blessed ashes on their ...

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IS beheads Egyptian Christians in Libya

CAIRO- The Islamic State group has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians the jihadists say they captured in Libya. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi immediately called an urgent meeting of the country’s top security body and declared seven days of mourning. Al-Azhar, the prestigious Cairo-based seat of Islamic learning, denounced the “barbaric” killings. The footage ...

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Update: Man killed ‘behind Copenhagen shootings’

Copenhagen police believe a man shot dead by officers was responsible for two fatal attacks that shocked the normally peaceful Danish capital. The killings, coming little more than a month after bloody Islamist attacks in Paris that left 17 dead, were described by Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as “a cynical act of terror”. The man believed to be behind ...

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Breaking News: One dead, 6 injured in Copenhagen attacks

At least one person has been killed and six injured in shootings in the Danish capital, with one attack targeting a cultural centre that was hosting a debate on Islam and free speech. The second incident, close to Copenhagen’s main synagogue in the city centre, saw one person shot in the head and two policemen also injured, police said in ...

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Palestinians slam Chapel Hill murders

Ramallah- The Palestinian Authority has condemned the “heinous murder” of three American Muslims of Palestinian origin who were shot dead this week in what it described as an act of “terrorism”. The murder of sisters Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, and Yusor Mohammad, 21, along with Yusor’s husband Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, in North Carolina was a “dangerous sign of racism ...

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How oily fish can mend a damaged heart

Eating oily fish has long been known to keep your heart healthy but scientists have also found it can mend a damaged heart. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acid foods could also help fix damaged blood vessels faster, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has discovered. About seven million people in the UK suffer from some form of ...

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Breaking: Al Jazeera journalists ordered released, but case not dismissed

CAIRO – An Egyptian court has ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy was ordered on Thursday to pay bail of 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($A42,810) while Egyptian Baher Mohamed was released on his own recognisance along with other defendants. The case was adjourned until February 23. “I ...

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Terror accused vow to stab and strike

Two men arrested in Sydney on terror charges wanted to inspire other “soldiers of the caliphate” in Australia to carry out more attacks, vowing in a video to stab the kidneys and necks of enemies of Islamic State. In a chilling declaration akin to a martyrdom video, one of the accused is seen kneeling before an Islamic State flag, holding ...

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US won’t pay ransoms: Obama

Washington-Hours after confirming the death of a US hostage snatched in Syria, President Barack Obama has described the anguish of dealing with distraught families, but insists his government won’t pay ransoms. Telling loved ones he would not allow ransom payments in return for freedom is “as tough as anything I do”, Obama told BuzzFeed in an interview following the death ...

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