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A balmy start, but get set for a scorcher later this week

“There are some indications we can see temperatures above 40 degrees. We’ll update the forecast later this afternoon.” Loading A CFA spokesperson said the fire authority was expecting the cool wind change to reach Melbourne’s inner areas about 1pm, which could cause problems for firefighters if a blaze had already …

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‘This is so cool’: Serena prepares to face Federer for first time

The Nine Network and US television has billed the match as “Federer vs Williams” in their graphics, leaving their respective partners Belinda Bencic and Frances Tiafoe off advertisements for the mixed team event. “It’s very exciting for both of us,” Federer said. “I hope that a lot of tennis fans …

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Howard govt feared slow Y2K bug preparations, cabinet documents reveal

Computer programmers raised the alarm when they realised software using two-digit codes for the year might interpret 2000 as 1900, tripping up IT systems worldwide. Then finance minister John Fahey and science and technology minister Peter McGauran told cabinet the bug could unleash chaos in banks as computers grossly miscalculated …

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Man drowns at Gold Coast beach on New Year’s Eve

A man has died after being pulled unconscious from Gold Coast waters on New Year’s Eve. Emergency services were called to Muriel Henchman Drive at Main Beach just after 6pm. A man was pulled unconscious from the water off Muriel Henchman Drive at the Gold Coast.Credit:Google Maps Paramedics, with the help …

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Philippine president Duterte ‘jokes’ about sexually assaulting a housemaid

“I was touching. She woke up. So I left the room,” he added. Loading The priest, he said, told him to say, “five Hail Marys because you will go to hell”. Duterte’s comments were intended to shed light on the church’s sexual abuse crisis, but instead drew outrage from his …

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Sacking season: Four more NFL coaches get the axe

Lewis leaves the Bengals after 16 seasons – a franchise record. Only Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots (19 years) has been at the helm of an NFL team for longer. Lewis’ tenure included seven playoff appearances, but he lost all seven of those games and just completed a …

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Boy, 2, found ‘submerged underwater’ in lake on NSW Central Coast

Following treatment by paramedics and Westpac Rescue Helicopter clinical staff at the scene, he was airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital conscious and breathing. “The main worry is that seawater gets on his lungs … but he responded well to treatment,” Mr Gee said. On Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said …

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Man charged after stabbing in Sydney’s south-west

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Sydney’s south-west. Emergency services were called to Cook Avenue at Canley Vale, 30 kilometres south-west of the Sydney, just before 6pm on Monday and found a man with a stab wound to his neck, police said. The 44-year-old was taken …

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First Democratic contender announces she’s running for president

“Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, & take care of themselves & the people they love,” she said in a Twitter post. “That’s what I’m fighting for, & that’s why I’m launching an exploratory committee for president. I need …

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