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23 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Facing closure of refugee camp, Christmas Island grasps for economic future

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - If the remote Australian outpost of Christmas Island had its way, it would have reopened a local casino that once raked in billions of dollars instead of renting hotel rooms at an ageing resort to refugee camp workers. The tiny island in the Indian Ocean is often the first port of call on Australian ...

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23 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Italian Mafia Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested After 30 Years On The Run

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Tuesday they arrested an Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years and was convicted of killing over 20 people in the 1980s. Pasquale Scotti, 56, was arrested in the northeast city of Recife in a joint operation of Brazil's federal police and INTERPOL, according ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - The Guardian

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Japan braces for severe butter shortage

Government prepares for emergency imports as demand for butter is expected to outstrip supply by more than 7,000 tonnesJapan is bracing for a severe butter shortage that threatens cake making across the country, echoing last year’s dairy disaster that left supermarket shelves empty.The Japan Dairy Association is warning that demand for butter will outstrip supply by more than 7,000 tonnes, ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - The Guardian

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Australia to import micro wasp to wage war against plague of crazy ants

Scientists hope the Malaysian wasp will severely dent populations of crazy ants, which have been blamed for killing red crabs on Christmas Island A diminutive Malaysian wasp is set to be imported to Australia in order to wage war against a plague of destructive crazy ants on Christmas Island.The tiny wasp, which is just 2mm long, doesn’t sting or build ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - The Guardian

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Why are TV writers fawning over royalty?

A slew of upcoming dramas on monarchs past and present all steer clear of controversy and complexityBy tradition, the British royal family is guaranteed 15 minutes of TV exposure each year through the monarch’s Christmas Day address. However, the Windsors and their Germanic ancestors are currently establishing a much more impressive broadcasting empire.ITV has just announced an eight-part drama series ...

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