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Curtin University researchers find possible acoustic trace of MH370

Liam Ducey Researchers at Perth's Curtin University are examining a low-frequency underwater sound signal that could have resulted from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean.

Colin Barnett government ignored Fremantle Traffic Bridge danger

A ship hits the Fremantle Rail Bridge after a wild storm in Perth.

Brendan Foster Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk says the Barnett government can no longer ignore the dangers of a ship crashing into the run-down Fremantle Traffic Bridge after a vessel hit the nearby rail bridge.

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There is nothing Islamic about a beheading: Muslims v extremists

There is an old saying in Persian: it takes one fool to drop a stone in a well, and many wise men to bring it out. This proverb captures the Muslim experience in Australia.

Aleisha Orr Curtin University research fellow Anne Aly says there are a lot of misconceptions about people who follow Islam.

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Bill Shorten visits Perth, calls Joe Hockey 'out-of-touch'

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Aleisha Orr Opposition leader Bill Shorten has labelled the federal treasurer “out-of-touch” while in Perth on Thursday.

McDonalds to offer home delivery at Karratha store

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Liam Ducey The Pilbara will lead the way in WA fast food home delivery, with McDonalds Karratha confirming it will commence an online home delivery service on Thursday afternoon.

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Australia well equipped to cope with 'unlikely' ebola outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontiers members put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea.

Aleisha Orr An infectious diseases expert says the threat of an ebola outbreak in Western Australia is “very, very small”.

MH370 crowdfunding fails to raise millions families hoped for

Aleisha Orr A plan to raise $5 million as a reward for information in regard to the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has not gone to plan, with less than two per cent of the target raised so far.

Tropical paradise v traffic jams: wouldn't you move to Bali too?

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Leanne Nicholson It’s 6.30 on a crisp Perth morning. You’ve thawed your fingers against the car heater vents just for something to do while sitting in peak-hour traffic and you have moved a grand total of...

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Son killed WA academics over dinner: court

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A man was insane when he bludgeoned his mother and her partner to death, a Hobart court has been told.

WA academic struck 13 times in hammer death

An internationally renowned health economist was struck at least 13 times in the head with a hammer when he was killed in Tasmania in 2012.

The beach comes to Perth's centre

An inner-city beach is part of the new Riverside development.

Aleisha Orr Brisbane has one, Cairns has one, even Darwin has one; and Perth is set to get one within a matter of years.

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Transformation of East Perth but brick walls stay

More details have been released about the transformation of an extensive plot in East Perth.

Aleisha Orr The revitalisation of the quieter part of East Perth is progressing with the old Chem Centre building going on the market.

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Mufflers for beaches could reduce shark attacks

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Aleisha Orr The creation of surfboards with shark deterring fins, beach noise mufflers and acoustic shark detectors are to be funded by the West Australian government.

Perth agency makes hoax of deathly charity ad

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Jillian McHugh You might have seen the ad – a bizarre public service announcement with the slogan ‘stay in school’ - that’s made worldwide headlines for its graphic depiction of four teenagers dying.

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Heart disease risk high for volunteer firefighters

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Not only do they battle the flames, heat and exhaustion of Australia's bushfire season, but new research says volunteer firefighters may also be more likely to have to fight off heart disease than...

Expert says new light rail network could be built sooner, cheaper

The light rail network will run from Balga to the CBD.

Courtney Trenwith The man behind a 30-year push to build light rail in Perth has hailed the state government's commitment as historic but says the network could be built much sooner and for less than the projected $1...

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Dead WA academics remained passionate 'until the end'

Professor Gavin Mooney.

A West Australian man has been charged with killing a retired couple in a remote part of southern Tasmania.

Breastfeeding lowers ovarian cancer risk

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Rania Spooner Women who breastfeed for two years of their lives are significantly less likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to groundbreaking West Australian public health research.

Long history to indigenous Muslim connection

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Aleisha Orr When the news that a Perth man had been jailed in Saudi Arabia suspected of terrorism- broke on Wednesday, some might have been surprised to then find out the Muslim man was Aboriginal.

The (working) home away from home

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Aleisha Orr Working from home can have its downsides but leasing an office is not always the answer.

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