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Paul Ramsay, Australian billionaire leaves $3bn fortune to charity after death

Paul Ramsay's health empire made him one of the richest men in the country

Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Pixie Pinnacle with colorful soft coral and anthias (Dendronephthya species) Coral Sea

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The WWF has said it fears the Reef will be damaged by dredge spoil

In this picture taken on January 9, 2008, Boeing 737-800s of the Australian budget airline Virgin Blue line the apron at Sydney Airport. Australia's second largest airline announced on August 19, 2008, that soaring oil prices were hurting the industry more than the September 11, attacks on the US, as it reported a 55 percent fall in net profit.

Virgin Australia hijack scare: Passenger Matt Lockley calls incident 'huge misunderstanding'

Mr Lockley says he mistook the Boeing 737-800's cockpit for the bathroom

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Beijing, China. Abbott said Monday, April 28 that the underwater hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be expanded to include a massive swath of ocean floor that may take up to eight months to thoroughly search.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Air search called off as new area of focus on ocean floor announced

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement comes as the aerial search comes to an end

Legal highs to be banned in New Zealand within two weeks

All synthetic drugs will be ordered off the shelves and made illegal until it can be proven they are low risk

A photo made available by the Royal Australian Navy shows over one tonne of heroin seized after personnel from Australian navy ship Darwin boarded a suspicious vessel. The heroin is reported to have a street value of more than euros 194 million

Australian warship seizes a tonne of heroin worth £159 million in record drug bust

Sacks of heroin were concealed in bags of cement on a sailing boat

Royal tour: Australian PM Tony Abbott snubbed by Prince George

The young prince was as about as unimpressed with Mr Abbott as the Australian public are

Outrigger canoes near the Marshall Islands

Pacific Ocean Marshall Islands launch lawsuits against nations with nuclear arms over testing effects

The Islands were the site of US nuclear tests for 12 years after WWII

Five stranded snorkellers rescued from tiny island off Australia after their huge SOS message was spotted by helicopter

Group left exposed at sea for more than nine hours before help arrived

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose in front of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, on April 22, 2014 in Ayers Rock, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.

Royal Tour 2014: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Uluru

The red sandstone monolith is a sacred site for Aboriginal people

The creators filed FOI requests to the Australian government - and learnt that officials had racked up 137 of communication about their plug-in

'Stop Tony Meow': The web plug-in that swapped pictures of Australian PM Tony Abbot for a cat

Australian government revealed to have used 130 pages discussing computer program that went viral

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge holding toy bilby at the unveiling a plaque, opening the Bilby enclosure during a visit to at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge photographed with Prince George off-duty may spark privacy row

The couple are expected to view the photographs as a breach of privacy

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
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Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
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'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
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Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
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Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
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Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
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Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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