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The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold at 2.25 per cent at its board meeting today.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia must send in 300 more military trainers to Iraq to defeat Islamic State.
Dating and hook-up apps have become the latest tool in the bid to combat sexually transmitted infections.

Medicare co-payment axed: Ley

The Medicare co-payment has been scrapped almost a year after it was first mooted.
Bali's Chief Prosecutor says the Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred from prison in the next 48 hours awaiting heir execution.
The court system is set to become a little friendlier towards migrant women.
The former headmaster of a prestigious Sydney school where boys were molested by teachers has taken the blame for not preventing the abuse.

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Brumbies to bluff snooping Holmes

Western Force playmaker Zack Holmes may have an intimate knowledge of the Brumbies' systems, but Matt Toomua says he's got a plan up his sleeve.
Australian museums have joined a global archive of digital cultural artefacts in the Google Cultural Institute.

Steve Smith injured at training

Australian batsman Steve Smith was in pain after copping a blow to his left hand while batting on Tuesday.

NRL boosts integrity unit powers

The NRL integrity unit will be able to demand players' phone records as part of investigations under new powers it's been given.
Penrith say they will be out for revenge against Canterbury in their NRL season opener after being knocked out by the Dogs last year.
Veteran prop Benn Robinson is set to break Phil Waugh's record as the NSW Waratahs' most-capped player on Saturday night.
At a news conference in Dublin on Monday, World Rugby officials revealed the 12 cities that had been selected to host matches at the first rugby World Cup in Asia...
Paceman Chris Tremain has replaced an injured James Pattinson in Victoria's squad to face South Australia in their Sheffield Shield clash.
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About 200 Hong Kong protesters have clashed with pro-government supporter in Yuen Long, close to the border with China, demonstrating against mainland parallel traders. The protesters claimed the parallel traders caused a nuisance in the neighbourhood, and have pushed up the prices of daily necessities.
Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot dead on Friday.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a million-dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
More than 260 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan this week, according to officials. The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul.

In pictures: Brit Awards 2015

Musicians turn out for the 2015 Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena, London
Hollywood stars arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015.
Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing, but for many of our early Asian migrants, there wasn’t time or opportunity to celebrate when they first arrived.
Bone-chilling cold in the US Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York.
Asian communities around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival, on 19 February, ushering in the Year of the Goat, according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle.