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Family Life in the Arctic

Part 3: Indigenous people have “harvested” off the land for centuries in order to survive.

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Close Call on the Arctic’s Melting Sea Ice

Part 2: A desperate scramble over a massive crack in the sea ice creates a scary situation.

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Tonga and Tokelau to go 100 per cent solar

A new age of electricity generation is dawning in the South Pacific. Tonga and the New Zealand territory of Tokelau are going solar, reducing not only their carbon footprints, but also their multi-million-dollar diesel bills.

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Traffic diverted after truck oil spill

Traffic had to be diverted after a truck spilled transmission fluid on a busy road in the Darwin suburb of Parap.

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A look at the seat of Brennan in the suburbs of Palmerston

The Palmerston seat of Brennan is regarded by the Country Liberals as a shoo-in for the party in the Northern Territory election.

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Parties scrap over cost of election promises

The cost of delivering on policy promises has been the focus of Day 16 of the Northern Territory election campaign.

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Burma dismantles barriers to press freedom

Burma has made some mighty changes on the road to a more open society in the last two years. And this week the authorities ended restrictions requiring journalists to have their work censored before publication. Pravit Rojanaphruk is a close observer of Burma. He writes for the Nation Newspaper in Bangkok.

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Unveiling China’s hidden cinema

China has not one but two film industries – one approved by the central government and one that is not. The country’s uncensored independent films are not allowed to be shown in cinemas or on television. Instead, they are screened illegally in cafes, universities and bookshops.

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Botten of the barrel

Oil Search MD Peter Botten joins us to discuss the company’s results, oil as a barometer of global activity, and tensions in the Middle East

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Gas swap

Oil and gas giants Shell and Chevron have agreed a multi-billion dollar swap deal on their assets in the Browse LNG project off WA’s Kimberley coast

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Apple take a bite out of record books

Apple has become the most valuable publicly listed company in history

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Market round up

Marcus Padley from Patersons Securities gives us his take on the day

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$1bn TV deal for NRL

Nine and Fox Sports retain NRL TV rights with a billion-dollar deal

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Arrium changes focus to contain losses

Arrium, the company formerly known as OneSteel, is moving from metals to mining in the face of a tough market for steel

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Flaws found in Fair Work’s HSU probe

An independent review of the Fair Work Australia investigation into the Health Services Union has found flaws in the way it was conducted.

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