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Crane operator falls at Melbourne CBD construction site

Firefighters have rescued a crane operator who may have suffered spinal injuries after falling at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD. Specialist fire crews found the man 20 metres above ground level and brought him to safety after a two-hour operation at the Lonsdale Street site, the MFB said. The …

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Wall St rebounds with technology stocks leading the way

“If earnings come out good, I think this rally is sustainable if we don’t get negative trade news. Trade news is the wild card. That’s the big if,” said Sampson. Loading The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 287.16 points, or 1.15 per cent, to 25,339.99, the S&P 500 gained 38.76 …

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Koalas arrive in UK from Adelaide

Five southern koalas have arrived at their new home in England to help boost the numbers of the vulnerable marsupials, after a move planned out and prepared over more than two years. The four females and one male, the only southern koalas in Europe, will reside at the Longleat Safari …

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Princess Charlotte takes a tumble at royal wedding

London: Flower girl Princess Charlotte took a tumble as she arrived at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Accompanied by her five-year-old brother Prince George, who was acting as a page boy, the three year-old enthusiastically waved to the adoring crowds as they approached St George’s Chapel at …

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Melania Trump says she ignores rumours of Trump’s infidelity

Washington: Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else. Mrs Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading …

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#MeToo spreads to Bollywood

“It almost felt like the women were waiting,” Kukreja said.”‘Am I allowed to share my trauma? Am I allowed to share my story?'” By Monday afternoon, the influential political editor of The Hindustan Times, Prashant Jha, had been stripped of his management role as the company investigated a former reporter’s …

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Australian children ‘lose’ two years of their education

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said human capital was a key driver of sustainable, inclusive economic growth, “but investing in health and education has not gotten the attention it deserves”. The institution noted that the development of human capital was key to reducing poverty and boosting economic growth …

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Executive pay punishment looms at Telstra AGM

Investors are also seething over the company’s cut to its dividend in February, the first substantial change in the cherished payout since the telco floated on the sharemarket. Industrial strife is also likely to surface at the AGM, with representatives from the Communications Workers Union asking members with shareholdings to nominate …

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‘Spend bonuses on service instead’ – Telstra’s retail army speaks

Telstra shares closed at $3.08 on Friday down about 5 per cent (from $3.23) over the week and 17 per cent from the recent high in January of $3.75. Against that backdrop professional advisory firms have recommended their institutional clients vote against the adoption of the company’s remuneration report at …

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Dicey Topics: Clementine Ford talks sex, religion and bodies

Why was religion something for you in your teens? I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, and it was very strong when I was a teenager. So I used to pray the way some people [with OCD] wash their hands. I used to do the Lord’s Prayer and Hail Mary, then I’d also …

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