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US to move Palestinian consulate general services to Jerusalem embassy

Washington: The United States will merge its consulate general, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy in Israel into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, drawing a quick rebuke from Palestinians. “This decision is driven by our global efforts to improve the …

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Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Kremlin Cup with elbow injury

Moscow: Australian Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup with an elbow injury. The Australian No.3 had been due to play Mirza Basic for a place in the quarter- finals on Thursday. Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Kremlin Cup.Credit:AP Instead, the Bosnian will walk into a quarter-final …

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‘Extraordinarily archaic’: NSW urged to follow Queensland on abortion laws

“NSW is now the last state in Australia where abortion is still technically a crime and it is past time that this outdated and offensive section is removed from the Crimes Act in NSW,” Ms Faehrmann said. Loading This was echoed by women’s rights organisation Fair Agenda. “The system in …

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Kleenex ‘Mansize’ tissues to be rebranded to avoid sexism row

London: Kleenex maker Kimberly-Clark says it will re-brand its ‘Mansize’ tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist. Kimberly-Clark will rebrand Kleenex Mansize tissues after customers complained the name was sexist.Credit:AP The company says that following a “consistent increase of complaints on gender concern” the product would now be called …

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Shaun Marsh fails again as Australia face crushing defeat

Digging in: Australian opener Aaron Finch in action on day three.Credit:AP With Khawaja unavailable, Marsh was promoted to open with Finch, and departed in the second over after a beautiful delivery from debutant paceman Mir Hamza clipped the top of Marsh’s off-stump, with the West Australian on his way for …

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Joshie is missing a thumb. Doctors don’t know why

He did not start to walk until after his second birthday, held back by numerous surgeries. He is yet to learn to talk, beyond a few words. “It is difficult not knowing what’s the cause, because you really have no indication of what the future holds,” said his mother Catherine …

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Turning Pages: Romance and the influence of #MeToo

What were these uncomfortable questions? “Many of the behaviours that are now being called out – sexual innuendo, workplace advances, stolen kisses because the kisser couldn’t resist – feel in many ways like an old friend,” Cuthbert said. “They exist in the romance bubble … and they readily tap into …

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Whitehaven next in frame for investor pressure on climate

Last month, Standard Chartered bank ruled out financing all new coal power plants and expansions anywhere in the world. This is a dramatic turnaround from a bank that had helped enable over 10 Gigawatts of coal power so far this decade and is influential in Southeast Asian power markets. In …

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APN Outdoor boss Warburton calls it quits as JCDecaux takes over

APN Outdoor Group chief executive James Warburton has announced plans to leave the billboard company less than a year into his role, after a successful takeover by global giant JCDecaux. The former Network Ten chief executive and V8 Supercars boss has worked at the outdoor advertising business since January 22. …

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‘We are writing big cheques’: Identical twins buying Max Brenner plan Asia push

He said it was likely payment to the employees, who are estimated to be owed a combined $5.8 million, will come from the government’s General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme. Loading He would not disclose how much Tozer & Co paid for the chain, saying it was “complicated”, but said …

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