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    Oil and gas is Timor-Leste's ticket to prosperity. Is this impoverished nation blowing its one chance?
     22 July 2019
    As Timor-Leste prepares to tap into its oil wealth, critics say the same people who won the nation's independence fight 20 years ago are playing a dangerous game with the nation's future.
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    Climate change could drown Kiribati, but the nation looks for Noah's Ark
    21 Jul: Kiribati could soon be a memory as sea levels rise but its President has a 20-year plan to turn it into the next Dubai or Singapore. It is an ambitious project for a nation that struggles to provide its population with safe drinking water and electricity.... more
    Watch Neil Armstrong make man's first steps on the Moon, just as the world did in 1969
    21 Jul: Experience Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon's surface and the first hours of exploration, using raw archive footage from that historic day 50 years ago.... more
    Moon landing original videos sell for millions at Sotheby's auction as former NASA intern cashes in
    21 Jul: On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, three original NASA video tapes showing the entirety of the Moon walk as seen by Mission Control sell at auction for an interstellar price.... more
    German prince fights for land seized by Nazis after his grandfather plotted to assassinate Hitler
    21 Jul: When the plot to blow up Hitler failed, Prince Friedrich signed away everything he owned to the Nazis in exchange for his life. His grandson says it's his life's mission to win it back.... more
    A victim of the Christchurch gas explosion is fighting for his life as expert investigators probe what happened
    21 Jul: A victim of the Christchurch gas explosion is fighting for his life as expert investigators probe what happened... more
    US retail giant denies factory in Xinjiang makes their clothes despite video, satellite evidence
    20 Jul: The ABC obtains video footage showing a factory in China's Xinjiang region making clothes for one of America's biggest retailers — but the company in question claims the footage has been "spliced".... more
    Man climbs down apartment block to escape fire Spider-Man-style in West Philadelphia
    20 Jul: A daring escape artist channels his inner Spider-Man to escape an apartment block fire, climbing down the high-rise building to safety.... more
    Moon landing: Do you have the right stuff to land this quiz?
    20 Jul: Will you succeed in your mission to be an Apollo 11 trivia buff? Or will you crash and burn?... more
    Could art forgers be targeting Australia's biggest contemporary artist?
    20 Jul: Brett Whiteley's paintings are among the most valuable in Australian history, but definitive catalogue could confirm that three paintings previously attributed to him are not genuine.... more

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     Today's News

    Health & Safety:
    A major review has found women with a life-threatening condition were treated insufficiently due to a lack of hospital staff 7:27

    Law and Order:
    An envelope containing white powder, which was sent to the Tauranga City Council, is being examined by scientists 7:17

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    International:
    Oil and gas is Timor-Leste's ticket to prosperity. Is this impoverished nation blowing its one chance? 7:07

    Rugby League:
    Manly have continued their surge towards an NRL finals return with a 36-24 victory over Parramatta 6:27

    Politics:
    A win for Tim Fairhall and his Mum: 21:57

    Law and Order:
    Police are seeking information about an aggravated burglary in Oamaru early yesterday 21:37

    Environment:
    Climate change could drown Kiribati, but the nation looks for Noah's Ark 20:07

    Boxing:
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    Law and Order:
    A learner driver on P has been nabbed driving a luxury car at 180km/h in Melbourne 18:38

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