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Sydney siege hostage killed by fragments from police bullet, investigation reveals

A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer’s gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday. 1,130 more words

News

15 Places to Visit in 2015

Considering a trip this year? Here are 15 places you should visit in 2015.

15. Kathmandu, Nepal

A country filled with magnificent mountains, friendly Sherpas, and wonder. 398 more words

Travel

Sustainability Gains a Foothold in New Zealand

“Given that wine has long been marketed as a natural product, it is of little surprise that this industry has been one of the first agricultural sectors to embrace the concept of sustainability, particularly to evoke in consumers a feeling that wine is a natural product and not industrially manufactured.” 170 more words

Wine And The Environment

Lord Howe Island

Australia continues to be one of the hottest destinations in the world. Between the cities (Melbourne, Sydney), the coast (Brisbane to Cape Tribulation), the Red Center, and the even more-remote spots (Darwin, Margaret River), there’s something for everyone on the world’s largest island. 438 more words

Oceania

Picturing Milford Sound

If it is possible to fall in love with a country than I have fallen in love with New Zealand. I love how there is basically every landscape you could imagine in a relatively small country: mountain ranges, colourful lakes, rugged shores, tropical beaches, volcanoes, you name it. 141 more words

Travel

Let's go to Sydney!

Sydney tem muito mais para oferecer além da Opera House. Está com passagem comprada para a Austrália? Alugue um Local Friend e Live the Local Experience!!! 41 more words

Nota

The Deforestation and Colonization of Aotearoa

Similar to the United States and just about every other settler colony (see the US counterpart map – https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/the-deforestation-and-colonization-of-the-united-states/ ) European settlers in Aotearoa (New Zealand) had to first remove the Māori from the land before they could begin to extract resources from it – in this case, timber. 67 more words

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