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LA teachers strike, 640,000 kids in limbo

More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay and smaller class sizes have walked off the job in the second-largest US school system, union officials say, leaving 640,000 students in limbo.

Coca-Cola's plastic straw switch welcomed

Coca-Cola Amatil's decision to replace plastic straws with paper in Australian outlets has been welcomed by environmental groups, but consumers have been warned against being complacent with disposal.

Today's Birthday 15/1

Today's Birthday, January 15: Australian rugby league star Greg Inglis (1987 - ).

Melbourne truck rollover delays continue

A "delicate operation" is under way to move a truck that rolled spilling gas cylinders across a busy Melbourne freeway and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Premier told 'you will lose' on pill tests

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian won't budge on pill testing despite an emotional plea from the family of a teenager who died of a suspected overdose at a music festival and a savage attack from the Greens.

Clive Palmer sends out more spam texts

Former politician Clive Palmer is sending out more unsolicited texts despite receiving over 3000 complaints from the 5.6 million Australian voters he's already contacted.

Scott Morrison seizes on asylum boat bust

Scott Morrison is warning the interception of an asylum seeker boat in Malaysia shows people smugglers are already gearing up for Labor to weaken border security.

Beijingers vent stress in 'anger room'

It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin.

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