Foreign policy takes center stage in election homestretch

Foreign policy takes center stage in election homestretch

So began the homestretch to Election Day, as both candidates on Tuesday put national security squarely at the center of the 2016 campaign in the belief that it gives them the advantage. Trump began by unveiling a list of 88 retired military leaders endorsing his candidacy, including four four-star generals and 14 three-star flag officers. Then, alongside retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn at an event in Virginia Beach — where fighter jets could be heard whooshing overhead — Trump said of Clinton that “virtually every decision she’s made has been…

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Australian man killed in shark attack while kitesurfing in New Caledonia

Australian man killed in shark attack while kitesurfing in New Caledonia

An Australian man has died after he was bitten by a shark while kitesurfing in New Caledonia on Tuesday afternoon. The 50-year-old from Western Australia was on a reef at Koumac with a group of others on a nearby catamaran at around 3.40pm local time (2.40pm AEST) when he fell into the water. Kite surfers in New Caledonia. Photo: SuppliedHe was then attacked by a large shark, leaving him with a significant injury to his right thigh. The catamaran, Discovery, raised the alarm at 3.48pm and a rescue boat was dispatched. In a statement, New Caledonia’s Marine Rescue Co-ordination…

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Rates decision over, it's time for RBA governor Glenn Stevens to party

Rates decision over, it's time for RBA governor Glenn Stevens to party

So RBA governor Glenn Stevens took a chill pill and left interest rates unchanged for his last appearance at the board before retiring on September 18. It has been an impressive innings from the man who famously told a parliamentary committee in February that the financial markets were “dropping their bundle” as global markets dived. Previous slideNext slide What if interest rates go up? Rates on hold over September Jamberoo mountain is on the market Block 2016: Guest bedroom reveal 476 New Street, Brighton takes $3.3 million at auction Bidding…

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SA to trial smartphone public transport payments

SA to trial smartphone public transport payments

Posted September 07, 2016 08:27:15 Photo: SA’s Transport Department has begun looking for an operator to trial tap-and-go payments. (ABC News: Malcolm Sutton) A trial using smartphones to pay for public transport in South Australia could begin within months. The state’s Transport Department has begun looking for an operator to trial tap-and-go payments before rolling it out across train, tram and bus services. The plan would see passengers tap their mobile phones as they board services. A similar trial has begun in New South Wales and mobile phones are already…

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How you could turn $6 into a brand new Volkswagen

How you could turn $6 into a brand new Volkswagen

Sponsored Post:   Imagine a world where for a limited time only, $6 could land you a chance of a brand new 2016 Volkswagen Golf to your door.. Well dream no more because a company are making that dream a reality – but you have to work for it!   Previously sold at $100 an entry, Xcars.com.au are now presenting a unique competition of skill which could turn your $6 into a shiny car quicker than you can say “transformers”. The contest is simple yet challenging – Analyse the photo-puzzle presented…

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