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US Navy SEAL killed in Islamic State attack in northern Iraq

ABC
03/05
28 Points

North Koreans send Photoshop army into battle

It was not clear that any restrictions on their movements had been imposed."Under the situation where a war may break out any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications which were laid between the militaries of both sides," KCNA said. The hotline is used to communicate as hundreds of workers travel back and forth at an industrial complex jointly established as a showcase of cooperation between the North and the South.
The Age
03/05
20 Points
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Lower dollar crucial to budget 2016 plans

are helping to support economic activity by lowering borrowing costs for households and businesses."The weighted average lending rates faced by businesses are around their lowest levels in at least two decades, while the standard variable mortgage rate is close to its lowest level since the late 1960s," Treasury notes.But low interest rates are also an important weapon in a world where some major central banks are using monetary policy in a bid to drive their currencies lower.
Financial Review
03/05
16 Points
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Money Stocks slide as yen, euro gains

US crude futures rose to $US45 a barrel, slightly below the 2016 high of $US46.78 hit on Friday but 80 per cent above February's low.Spot gold also got a boost from the weak US dollar, rising above $US1,300 an ounce. The benchmark 10-year yield was at last at 1.83 per cent.Crude oil prices drew support from the weaker US dollar, inching back up towards Friday's 2016 highs.
NewsComAu
03/05
26 Points
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Tech US intelligence awards multimillion dollar grant to Sydney University quantum science lab

Photo: Louise KennerleyA laboratory at the University of Sydney has been awarded a multimillion dollar grant to pursue quantum computing research by the US office of the Director of National Intelligence.The Quantum Control Laboratory in the university's new Nanoscience Hub is the only facility in Australia chosen for the US funding, which has gone to an international consortium, including European research groups.
Leader
03/05
20 Points
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US soldier killed in Islamic State attack in Iraq

It was the third death of a US service member in Iraq since the American-led coalition launched its campaign against ISIS militants in 2014.US Defence Secretary Ash Carter first announced the death, speaking to reporters in Stuttgart, Germany, where he has been consulting with European allies this week on fighting ISIS.
NewsComAu
03/05
8 Points
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US military member killed in Iraq

"It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Carter told reporters in Stuttgart.Carter gave no details about the service member who was killed but said the incident occurred near Erbil.The US-led coalition said in a statement the death on Tuesday was the result of enemy fire.
NewsComAu
03/05
11 Points
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People Nine’s Adele concert was a ratings hit, but some were disgruntled about the number of ads

29.25 has sold a remarkable 560,000 copies in Australia since its release in November, going eight times platinum.
NewsComAu
03/05
20 Points
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Drake's Views on track to beat Beyonce's Lemonade at US album top spot

Her 25 sold an incredible 3 million albums in her first week.But speaking of Adele, Drake is one of her favourite artists. It means Drake is on track to beat Beyonce and take over the prized no.1 spot in the album charts in the United States, but also in Australia where his name has previously meant much less than it does in Canada or the US.Forbes says Views shifted 750,000 units in its first two days on sale in the United States, meaning it is on target to beat 1 million sales in week one.
The Age
03/05
9 Points
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Tech Startup founders explain why their $10m-backed company Kitchit has failed

this "Uber for dinner parties" seemed to genuinely have legs.It had gained traction among both customers and chefs, for its platform that allowed consumers to find skilled chefs to come and cook meals in their homes, and seemed set to kick on with expansion across major US cities. However its co-founders Brendan Marshall and Ian Ferguson sat down at the start of this week to pen the company blog all entrepreneurs dread; "Closing Time."In short, the game is up ...
Financial Review
03/05
22 Points
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Chinese company seeks to build 'mega resort' on remote Micronesian island of Yap

a big footprint on the pristine sands of the small island.Yap and its atolls are populated by 7,000 people and the island has a land area of only 100 square kilometres.
ABC
03/05
12 Points

Money Greenback at lowest in year as rate rise chatter cools

It slumped 2 per cent last week as the Bank of Japan's inaction coincided with Fed chair Janet Yellen reiterating she's in no rush to cool the US economy by raising borrowing costs. The greenback fell 0.7 per cent to $US1.1528 per euro, the lowest level since August 24.Expectations for higher rates in the US have faded since the Fed's meeting last week.
The Age
03/05
12 Points

Money Oil drops as Iraq exports near record high

"It appears that OPEC is trying to absorb all of the production loss that the US is going to bring." Advertisement West Texas Intermediate for June delivery fell $US1.14, or 2.5 per cent, to settle at $US44.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Halliburton and Baker Hughes called off their $US28 billion merger that faced stiff resistance from regulators in the US and Europe over antitrust concerns.
The Age
03/05
12 Points
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