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Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive

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Canberra, Oct 8 (AP) - A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians.
The New South Wales state government stepped in to allow the advertisement to be displayed Tuesday after the opera house chief executive Louise Herron opposed it.
State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday the advertising for The Everest horse race had been "toned down" since its original proposal.
"It's important for us to support our major events...
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Bulgarian police investigate killing of TV journalist

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Sofia, Oct 8 (AP) - Bulgarian police are investigating the rape and slaying of a television reporter and pre-senter whose body was dumped near the Danube River.
Authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova in the town of Ruse, northern Bulgaria, on Saturday.
Police said she...
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Indonesian Christians seek solace in prayer after disasters

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Palu, Oct 07 (AP) - Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll from the twin disasters breached 1,700 and officials said they feared more than 5,000 others could be...
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Suspect in model’s death told cop they fought over cocaine

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Ardmore, Oct 6 (AP) - A man accused in the strangulation death of a model said that he went to her apartment in an affluent Philadelphia suburb to sell her cocaine but that she refused to pay, and that a violent fight ensued, according to a statement read in court Friday.
"I panicked and was...
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Rare death row slaying at California’s San Quentin prison

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Sacramento, Oct 6 (AP) - One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said.
Jonathan Fajardo, 30, was stabbed in the chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon in a recreational yard of the cell house that holds...
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