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Haunting photos of polar ice…..simply stunning!

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Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”

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Older Victorians lose $4.5m to scammers – some tips to avoid scams

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Older Victorians lost more than $4.5 million to scammers in 2016, with the government launching a new awareness campaign to stem the flow of cash.

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4000 year old funerary garden found in Egypt

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Archeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian funerary garden on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, which is thought to date from around 2000 BCE.

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Budget night – Government spending explained in 10 charts; from Howard to Turnbull

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Successive Australian governments are usually judged on how they balance the budget and spend taxpayers’ dollars. The stereotypes are that Liberal governments keep a tight hold on the purse strings, while Labor governments are spendthrifts. Alan Duncan and Rebecca Cassells explain in some simple charts, just how past and present governments have been spending our dollars.

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What it’s like to be a parent in a war zone

How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from — refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give

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Post-budget, health system must be modernised

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If the federal government ends the Medicare rebate freeze, a leading think tank wants it to demand data from doctors in return to start modernising our health system.

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Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

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Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and cyclones filling our news feeds all too frequently. Thanks to the relatively recent development of event attribution in climate science, researchers can now confidently attribute the increase in extreme weather events to human-forced climate change writes Associate Professor Grant

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North Korea – a horror story through the eyes of a 13 year old

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Yeonmi Park reveals horror of North Korean atrocities, by Anjali Bisaria via indiatimes.com.

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Mixed emotions for Turkish-Australians on Anzac Day

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Anzac Day proves to the world that peace is possible following bitter conflict, the Turkish consul general in Sydney says.

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Remembering the The Banka Island Massacre 75 years on this ANZAC day

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75 years since witnessing the Banka Island massacre, lone survivor nurse Lt Vivian Bullwinkel’s story of survival can be heard in a new podcast.

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