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Donetsk in firing line as MH17 crash site becomes battlefield goal

A blanket of pale smoke hung over Shakhtersk and jagged pillars of a darker, more ominous smoke rose from the downtown area, as the Ukranian army attempted to tighten its noose on key rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.
A blanket of pale smoke hung over Shakhtersk and jagged pillars of a darker, more ominous smoke rose from the downtown area, as the Ukranian army attempted to tighten its noose on key rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs. A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
Nissana Sukar picked her way carefully over the mountain of twisted metal, smashed concrete and rubble that once was the apartment block next to her home.
6:39 AM Nissana Sukar picked her way carefully over the mountain of twisted metal, smashed concrete and rubble that once was the apartment block next to her home.
6:10 AM Gruesome footage of heads impaled on a spiked fence with bloodied bodies sprawled beneath has been released by terrorist group ISIL. 
5:22 AM “To forge iron, you must have a strong hammer,” Chinese president Xi Jinping said in his first public address. The fall of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is meant to show...
3:00 AM Osama bin Laden may be gone but al-Qaeda is now a franchised organisation that is more dangerous than ever. Anthony Ham reports.
12:50 AM In what looms as the biggest scalp yet in President Xi Jinping’s audacious campaign against corruption in China’s elite, the ruling Communist Party has announced an investigation into...
12:16 AM Citizens of Gaza endured a relentless night of bombardment as Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunships launched 150 strikes across the coastal strip, razing homes and hitting targets...
29 Jul 14 The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinksmanship of Russia and the West. Vladimir Putin’s unwillingness to accept blame for...
29 Jul 14 As China’s economy first opened up to market-based reform, Deng Xiaoping famously suggested that some naturally, particularly through hard work, “should be allowed to get rich before...
Ukranian and rebel forces are locked in a struggle for control of the MH17 crash site, driving Australian and Dutch investigators to opt for high-risk strategies that so far have failed to win them access to the debris field where the Malaysian aircraft went down.
29 Jul 14 Ukranian and rebel forces are locked in a struggle for control of the MH17 crash site, driving Australian and Dutch investigators to opt for high-risk strategies that so far have failed...
29 Jul 14 A thin river of blood mixed with water ran down Shamali Street in Gaza’s al-Shati Camp as ambulance sirens wailed above the cries of shocked families who had minutes earlier raced from...
28 Jul 14 Violence around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 forced Australian and Dutch investigators to remain in their hotel on Sunday, despite Malaysia announcing it had reached a...
Two temporary ceasefires collapsed in Gaza as militants continued to fire rockets into Israel and the Israeli military resumed its air, naval and ground strikes.
28 Jul 14 Two temporary ceasefires collapsed in Gaza as militants continued to fire rockets into Israel and the Israeli military resumed its air, naval and ground strikes.
Forces loyal to Kiev stepped up a ferocious new round of attacks on rebels – forcing Canberra’s first substantive MH17 investigative team to abort what would have been its first day at the sprawling crash site.
28 Jul 14 Forces loyal to Kiev stepped up a ferocious new round of attacks on rebels – forcing Canberra’s first substantive MH17 investigative team to abort what would have been its first day at...
28 Jul 14 The lawyer who helped negotiate $2.7 billion from the Libyan government to compensate families of victims of the Lockerbie air disaster two decades ago says the Malaysian government and...
The first of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified by forensic experts, Dutch officials said on Saturday.
27 Jul 14 The first of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified by forensic experts, Dutch officials said on Saturday.
Amid scenes of utter devastation rescue workers in Gaza dug through collapsed concrete to recover bodies buried in homes reduced to rubble by Israeli air strikes, while the toll of Palestinians killed topped 1035, most of them civilians.
27 Jul 14 Amid scenes of utter devastation rescue workers in Gaza dug through collapsed concrete to recover bodies buried in homes reduced to rubble by Israeli air strikes, while the toll of...
27 Jul 14 Malaysia believes far fewer investigators need to be deployed to the MH17 crash site than the 190 Australian Federal Police Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plans to send.
Amy and Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere in recent weeks — in People magazine, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and of course on Reddit, where the tale went viral. But they didn’t recognise what they were reading.
27 Jul 14 Amy and Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere in recent weeks — in People magazine, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and of course on Reddit, where...
27 Jul 14 China will conduct a series of live-fire military training drills in the East China Sea from Tuesday, coinciding with the announcement of massive flight cancellations due to separate...
Each responded in his own way when the cockpit section of flight MH17 walloped into a field of shoulder-high sunflowers on the edge of this village, but in the aftermath the rebel sniper is more certain than the local priest.
27 Jul 14 Each responded in his own way when the cockpit section of flight MH17 walloped into a field of shoulder-high sunflowers on the edge of this village, but in the aftermath the rebel sniper...
NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
27 Jul 14 NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.
27 Jul 14 Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.
25 Jul 14 A Sydney mother trapped in Lebanon and facing adultery charges raised by her husband has been disowned by her family and friends.
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D8, you are about to find out how the market adapts and the signals come back. There is nothing
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Rob A; throughout Europe that is way they apply a top up to their ag producers, by taxing at the
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HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name...
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under...