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Concerns remain despite foreign fighters bill changes - Northern Star
CHANGES will be made to the Abbott government's original and controversial "foreign fighters" legislation when it comes before parliament next week. Attorney-General George Brandis said the government had adopted all the proposed changes from a committee ...
Cobie Smulders is pregnant again - Northern Star
COBIE Smulders is expecting her second child. The 'Avengers' actress and her actor husband, Taran Killam, are set to welcome their second child into the world next year. A spokesperson for the couple, who already have daughter Shaelyn Cado, five, confirmed ...
How to visit Zurich on a budget - Northern Star
Think Zurich and chocolate, cheese and Swiss banks are likely to pop into most people's minds. There's no doubt Zurich is a top spot for luxury lovers. The main drag in town is full of Swiss watch shops. If you're planning on shopping, don't leave home ...
World Vision collects for Ebola - Northern Star
ONE of Australia's biggest charities has called on Australians to donate to help stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello launched the charity's "Ebola outbreak appeal" on Wednesday. It is the first ...
Telstra move could see consumers pay more for internet - Northern Star
CONSUMERS could be left with higher prices for internet access, after Telstra applied to increase its wholesale prices. The telco giant has applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to raise wholesale network access charges by 7.2%.
Chief medical officer: Australia not Ebola ready - Northern Star
AUSTRALIA is not ready to respond to an Ebola outbreak in our wider region, and it could be more than two weeks before the response teams are prepared, a Senate Estimates hearing has heard. The information from the nation's chief medical officer comes only ...
Legislation to get rid of unused legislation - Northern Star
THE Abbott government's second "repeal day", promoted as reducing red tape costs by $2 billion, will largely get rid of legislation that haven't been used in years. An "omnibus" bill introduced to parliament on Wednesday will get rid of obsolete programs ...
Indian activist pleas with PM to stop Carmichael coal mine - Northern Star
AN INDIAN environmental activist has appealed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to reverse his government's approval of the massive Adani Carmichael coal mine. The central Queensland mine proposal would be one of the biggest in the country, and was approved by ...
Tweed bikies arrested over Qld correctional centre incident - Northern Star
TWO Tweed men have faced court in relation to an incident at the Woodford Correctional Centre. A Tweed Heads man, 34, and a Bogangar man, 32, were allegedly refused entry as visitors into the correctional facility earlier this month. Police alleged the men ...
Seven injured in car v cafe crash - Northern Star
SEVEN people were injured after a car, believed to be driven by a disabled driver, crashed into a Sydney cafe on Wednesday. New South Wales Police reported six people had minor injuries while one was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. They were ...
Kesha lied during deposition - Northern Star
KESHA reportedly swore under oath that Dr. Luke never assaulted her. The 'Tik Tok' hitmaker, who has accused the music producer of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her in a lawsuit, said they never had sexual relations and he never ...
Wilke calls for human rights inquiry on border protection - Northern Star
INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the International Criminal Court to investigate claims the Abbott government is committing crimes against humanity through its border protection policies. Mr Wilkie and human rights lawyer Greg Barns on Wednesday ...
Man, 53, charged over 1999 suspected murder - Northern Star
A 53-YEAR-OLD man from Brisbane's northern suburbs has been charged following the suspected murder of Gerhard Bruno Wagner in 1999. Gerhard Wagner was last seen on January 7, 1999 departing his friend's boat workshop at Hemmant on his 1986 Kawasaki Virago ...
Kat Dennings is in love with Kim Kardashian - Northern Star
Kat Dennings thinks Kim Kardashian's butt is "amazing." The '2 Broke Girls' actress was "very nervous" when the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star filmed a cameo for the show's 80th episode and was too shy to tell the reality TV star, 34, how much she ...
Three ways to build your self-confidence - Northern Star
SELF-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behaviour, your body language, how you speak and what you say. Do you have full ...