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WHAT AUSTRALIAN SLANG HAS GIVEN THE WORLD AUSTRALIA IS WELL-KNOWN FOR ITS UNIQUE TURNS OF PHRASE.

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What Australian slang has given the world Australia is well-known for its unique turns of phrase. But few realise how many terms in use globally originated down under. From 'uni' to 'barbie' to 'hurl', there are a great...

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Article ID: 249177 Date: 6th July, 2018 Social Shares: 34
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SOCIAL MEDIA'S MISINFORMATION BATTLE: NO WINNERS, SO FAR


That is because the effort risks running into political headwinds that Facebook, Twitter and Google find bad for business... READ MORE

4th November, 2018 6

TWITTER SUSPENDS MORE THAN ONE MILLION ACCOUNTS PER DAY


Twitter suspends more than one million accounts per day report... READ MORE

23rd July, 2018 1

'LAZY' AUSTRALIAN ACCENT CAUSED BY 'ALCOHOLIC SLUR' OF HEAVY-DRINKING EARLY SETTLERS'


G'day mate 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers'... READ MORE

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SANDY HOOK CONSPIRACY TARGETS ASK FACEBOOK FOR 'SEAT AT THE TABLE'


Between InfoWars and Jones, who is also verified on Facebook, verified Infowars pages have over 2.5 million fans on the platform... READ MORE

20th July, 2018 4042

IS PRISON TIME FOR 'FAKE NEWS' FAIR?


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5th April, 2018 2253

FACEBOOK SHOULD STICK TO GERMAN LAWS ON HOLOCAUST DENIAL, BERLIN SAYS AFTER ZUCKERBERG'S COMMENTS


Facebook should stick to German laws on Holocaust denial, Berlin says after Zuckerberg's comments -- RT World News... READ MORE

20th July, 2018 1484

MIGRANTS CLASH WITH THE MACEDONIAN POLICE IN PICTURES


Photograph Nikos Arvanitidis EPA Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Pinterest close A migrant girl confronts a Macedonian police officer... READ MORE

21st August, 2015 1007

A CURIOUS KOALA STUCK IN POWER STATION FENCE HAD TO BE RESCUED AGAIN


This curious koala stuck in a power station fence had to be rescued again... READ MORE

21st July, 2018 864

KIDS REFEREE SCOLDS PARENTS WHO MISBEHAVE BY POSTING THEM ON FACEBOOK


A youth soccer referee is shaming parents who misbehave at games by posting videos of them on Facebook. He even pays for the videos... READ MORE

22nd July, 2018 640

'ACADEMIC DIVERSITY' PLAN FOR NYC SCHOOLS OPENS RACIAL WOUNDS


At Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn, blacks and Latinos make up 93 percent of students... READ MORE

22nd July, 2018 436

RUSSIANS HACKERS USED TWITTER, PHOTOS TO REACH U.S. COMPUTERS


Government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs according to experts studying the campaign... READ MORE

29th July, 2015 425

THE WEEK IN WILDLIFE IN PICTURES


Photograph Victor Tyakht Alamy Share Share this post close [ ] Water vole, Arvicola amphibius, at Teesdale, North Pennines, county Durham, UK... READ MORE

21st June, 2015 394

ARMENIA'S #ELECTRICYEREVAN PROTESTS IN PICTURES


Protesters call for new day of action after thousands take to the streets to denounce fuel price hikes and police violence... READ MORE

25th June, 2015 380

FROM SWIMMING WITH WHALES TO A PANDA PARTY


Since he was a boy, New England-based naturalist and photographer Samuel Jaffe has been fascinated by caterpillars... READ MORE

11th July, 2015 319

SHOREHAM AIRSHOW CRASH IN PICTURES


The lead-up to the fatal crash and its aftermath, as seen by professional and amateur photographers... READ MORE

23rd August, 2015 263

SMUGGLED ORANGUTANS PREPARED FOR REPATRIATION TO INDONESIA IN PICTURES


Thai vets conduct health checks on 14 orangutans before their repatriation to Indonesia... READ MORE

28th August, 2015 132

THE GREEKLISH PROJECT AND SPEAKING HYBRID LANGUAGES


SBS Greek broadcaster and founder of the Greeklish Project Kyriakos Gold wants to share Greeklish and other hybrid languages with Australia... READ MORE

25th July, 2015 130

WILDFIRES SWEEP HILLSIDES ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ATHENS IN PICTURES


Photograph Vangelis Bougiotis Associated Press Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Pinterest close Dense smoke over Neapoli southern Greece is seen from Elafonisos... READ MORE

17th July, 2015 99

CHINESE STATE NEWSPAPER MOCKED FOR SHARING NEW YEAR'S PUZZLE FULL OF OBSCENITIESA


A New Year's puzzle posted online by China's People's Daily newspaper was quickly removed after it was pointed out the word game was full of obscenities... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 76

COMMENT: FACEBOOKS 'DISLIKE' BUTTON IS GOING TO BE A DISASTER


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