Last Updated: November 27, 2014

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Grain gain

FARMERS return home carrying bundles of paddy rice on the outskirts of Gauhati, in northern India, last week.

Obama’s plan for crops

World Leaders Gather For G20 Summit In Brisbane
BARACK Obama’s $3 billion Climate Fund will help farmers around the world plant more durable crops.

Farmers protest in France

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FARMERS stand next to carrots dumped in front of a government building at Avignon, in southeast France during a farmer protest over rising costs and cheaper farmgate prices.

Welfare outcomes improve

Welfare outcomes improve
AUSTRALIA is making great leaps in animal welfare outcomes in the Middle East.

Knife rampage Man arrested after NZ triple stabbing

Man arrested after NZ triple stabbing
ONE person is dead, two others are seriously injured and several schools have been in lock-down after a man went on a violent rampage in New Zealand.

People power Russia’s ‘funny but dangerous’ plane fail

Siberia plane
BUDGET flights always come with no frills deals but were these passengers ready to leave the plane and push it down a frozen runway?

Mystery Entire city smells like cat pee

Entire city smells like cat pee
IT started without warning on November 1. Residents of this usually beautiful city have been able to smell cat urine wherever they go. And it’s not going away.

Brekkie Wrap Moments after pic, student was dead

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BREKKIE WRAP: A US student who was killed by a bear while hiking took photos of the 160-kilogram beast before it gouged the phone and mauled him.

Racial tension ‘I don’t believe a word of it’

‘I don’t believe a word of it’
THE parents of slain teen Michael Brown called the account given by the cop who shot him an insult, as the officer revealed he’s set to be a dad.

Investigation Missing boy linked to VIP sex ring

Missing boy linked to VIP sex ring
A BOY who vanished 30 years ago may have been abducted, raped and murdered by a VIP paedophile ring that reached to top of British society.

Off-guard Clinton caught ogling woman

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A FORMER Clinton aide said she once threatened Bill Clinton over his womanising as a pic shows him lost in, erm, admiration of a beautiful woman.

Quota Japan agrees to cut whaling haul

Japan agrees to cut whaling haul
JAPAN says its decision to cut its whaling quota by two-thirds proves the hunts are for genuine scientific research.

Date fright Would you let him meet your folks?

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A MAN has offered his services as a date from hell, promising to cause shock and outrage for anyone willing to take him to a family dinner.

Jury out Accused teacher: ‘Student, 15, raped me’

Accused teacher: ‘Student, 15, raped me’
A FORMER teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student at her school angrily accused him of raping her three times and abusing her.

Bear attack Moments later, the photographer was dead

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A US student who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey snapped photos of the 160-kilogram beast before it gouged the phone and mauled him.

Revokes visas East Timor heading towards crisis

 Chief Minister Paul Henderson will present Prime Minister of Timor-Leste His Excellency Mr Xanana Gusmao on behalf of the Ti...
EAST Timor faces its greatest challenge since 2006 as PM Xanana Gusmao is accused of trying to shut down corruption cases against his own ministers.

Racial tensions Curfew issued in Ferguson

Activists In New York Respond To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
A CURFEW has been issued in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Sex ring Teen ‘led school prostitution ring’

A 17-YEAR-OLD high school student allegedly organised a prostitution ring of kids from nearby schools, trading cash and booze for sex.

Security failures Internet company could’ve stopped beheading

FILE - This undated file image released on Thursday May 23, 2013 by the British Ministry of Defence, shows Lee Rigby, who was...
THE internet company that turned a blind eye to Lee Rigby’s killers are the only ones who could have saved his life, a new reports finds.

Brekkie Wrap Twins welcome sons on same day

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BREKKIE WRAP: TWIN dads have defied the odds by welcoming sons born on the same day.

Tasty This $700b Apple takes historic bite

Apple market value hits $700 bn
A RISE in Apple shares has pushed the market value of the company above $US700 billion ($757 billion), becoming the first company to hit the milestone.

Embassy Chomsky pays Assange a visit

Julian Assange, Noam Chomsky
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has made a rare balcony appearance during a visit from US writer Noam Chomsky.

Shot down Family set to farewell MH17 son

Family set to farewell MH17 son
MONTHS after MH17 was shot down, the family of a uni student on his way to a new life in Perth will finally be able to say goodbye.

Twin attacks Female bomber hits packed market

Female bomber hits packed market
TWIN attacks including one by a female suicide bomber at a busy market have killed at least 45.

Delivery halted Russia ‘patient’ after warships delay

Russia ‘patient’ after warships delay
RUSSIA says it has no plans to sue after France called off the delivery of new warships over the Ukraine crisis.

Frigid forecast Snow on menu for Thanksgiving

Snow on menu for Thanksgiving
A STORM forecast to dump more rain and snow may strand millions of US travellers as they head to Thanksgiving celebrations on the busiest travel day of the year.

Defy odds Twin dads have sons on same day

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TWIN brothers have defied the odds by welcoming their sons just hours apart.

Ferguson riots Cop shot as Ferguson set ablaze

Cop shot as Ferguson set ablaze
A POLICE officer has been shot during violent protests in Ferguson after a jury ruled the officer who shot dead Michael Brown will not be charged.

Knife edge ‘Greatest terror threat in our history’

Forensic Evidence Is Gathered At Bomb Scene
BRITAIN has moved into high alert with a raft of new security measures, as the government reveals it has foiled 40 terrorist plots since the 2005 bombings.

Diplomacy Prince William ’plans trip to China’

Prince William ’plans trip to China’
BRITAIN’S Prince William will reportedly visit China next year in an attempt to improve diplomatic relations with Beijing.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

AFL hopeful returns to the farm

Oscar McDonald

NORTH Ballarat Rebels’ Oscar McDonald heads home as tomorrow’s National Draft draws closer.

Chinese double up on wheat

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CHINA has risen through the ranks to become Australia’s second biggest wheat buyer in 2013-14.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

Tradition cuts through the problem

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THERE’S no end to the benefits of a trip overseas for farmers looking to sharpen their business skills