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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Geelong beats Hawthorn in table-topping thriller

Geelong overcame Hawthorn in a thrilling 19-point win in the Easter Monday encounter at the MCG.



Teen stowaway survives flight over Pacific in wheel bay

A teenage boy who ran away from home has survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel bay of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it travelled from California to Hawaii, the FBI says.



Prevalence of rare brain disease increasing in NT Aboriginal communities

Sufferers of a rare genetic disease are growing in number throughout Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and advocates are concerned changes to funding will leave them worse off.



Benji Marshall seeking NRL return

Code hopper Benji Marshall wants to return to the NRL after struggling to adapt in his switch to rugby union.



Drone on ninth mission in search for MH370 wreckage

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no wreckage found.



Versace wins Stawell Gift in photo finish

Victorian sprinter Luke Versace has won the 133rd edition of the Stawell Gift by less than one hundredth of a second.



Ferry captain's actions 'tantamount to murder', says South Korean president

South Korean president Park Geun-Hye says the behaviour of the captain and crew of the Sewol ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder".

Captain Lee Joon-Seok has been arrested on five charges, including negligence of duty and abandoning people in need.

The death toll from the ferry disaster stands at 64, but 238 people are still missing, presumed dead.



Australia pledges $20 million for Syrian refugees

Australia will contribute $20 million to help Syrian children who have fled their country's ongoing civil war, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced.



Duke and Duchess to get rare glimpse of wet Uluru

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected take in the rare sight of water cascading off Uluru when they visit Central Australia tomorrow.

Rain in the Red Centre in recent weeks has seen waterfalls spring to life on the surface of the rock and huge pools gather at its base, a sight witnessed by only about 1 per cent of visitors.

Prince William and his wife Catherine will visit tomorrow afternoon to experience one of the world's most famous sunsets.



AFP protective services officer charged with stalking

An AFP protective services officer charged with stalking has been refused bail in the ACT Magistrates Court.