Hunter’s Dam Buster heroes

BUSTED: The Moehne Dam five hours after the attack. JACK LEGGO
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EVEN in today’s modern aircraft, it would be considered an ambitious plan.

The raid, labelled “Operation Chastise”, called for the crews to bomb from an altitude of 18metres (60feet) and at the exact speed of 354km/h (220miles)

Baird dismisses funds offer on WestConnex

State Treasurer Mike Baird: Said the budget demonstrated the federal government was not serious about the WestConnex motorway.The federal government's promise of money for Sydney's WestConnex motorway in Tuesday's budget has been dismissed by the state government as essentially meaningless.
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The $1.8 billion offer contains conditions that could push

NSW could lose school cash under PM Abbott

"We are certainly making no commitments whatsoever": The federal opposition refuses to commit to NSW's Gonski deal if elected. Photo: Andrew MearesThe federal opposition has refused to commit to allowing NSW to keep funding agreed to under the Gonski deal, a centrepiece of Tuesday's budget, if elected.
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Malaria parasites ‘thrive by talking’

A breakthrough by Neta Regev-Rudzki and Alan Cowman could help develop new antimalarials. Photo: Joe ArmaoScientists have been surprised to learn that malaria parasites ''talk'' to each other. And the chatter is crucial to the parasite's survival and spread in humans.
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The breakthrough by researchers from the Walter and

Newcastle expect Dogs to attack left-side defence

SKIPPER Kurt Gidley has no doubt Canterbury will target the Knights’ new-look left edge in Sunday’s important showdown in Newcastle.
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The Knights’ left-side defence was torn to shreds by the Raiders in Sunday’s 44-14 thrashing at Canberra Stadium, conceding seven tries in 48minutes.

The capitulation cost Timana Tahu his backline

Gidley faces axe as Blues juggle bench

VERSATILE: Kurt Gidley.KNIGHTS captain Kurt Gidley is in danger of missing a spot on the NSW bench to Sharks utility Luke Lewis, but Newcastle teammate Willie Mason is in line to return to the Blues after a five-year absence.
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Fairfax Media understands Blues selectors are considering overlooking Gidley, who

RUGBY LEAGUE: Family’s triple treat

FRONT-ROW SEAT: From left, sisters Julie and Emma Young with sister-in-law Bec yesterday. Picture Natalie GronoNEWCASTLE sisters Julie and Emma Young and sister-in-law Bec hope their selection in Australia’s Jillaroos will help raise the profile of women’s rugby league and encourage more girls to play the game.
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The