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‘Body double’ donned Khashoggi’s clothing after embassy killing

CNN aired surveillance video on Monday showing the man in Khashoggi’s dress shirt, suit jacket and pants. It cited a Turkish official as describing the man as a “body double” and a member of the Saudi team sent to Istanbul to target the writer. The man, who appears to be …

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Majority of Australian voters think political parties aren’t up to the job

Loading As for parties’ ability to communicate to voters about important issues and how they will work to solve them, 41 per cent said political parties were bad at this and 26 per cent said they were good. The majority of Australians surveyed also saw the Australian political system itself …

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Kerryn Phelps says she won’t be a wrecker in Parliament

Kerryn Phelps says she is not entering Parliament as a wrecker of a minority Morrison government, telling the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night that a no-confidence motion or other moves to force the government to an early election are not on her agenda if there is action on climate change and …

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Former NFL star released from jail after 18 years

Carruth, whom prosecutors argued had hired Watkins to kill Adams because he didn’t want to pay child support, was found guilty in January 2001 of conspiracy to commit murder, using an instrument with intent to destroy an unborn child and discharging a firearm into occupied property. Jurors found Carruth not …

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‘It is really difficult’: low earners tell why they’re marching

“It is really difficult. You can’t afford to pay rent on those wages and save any money for a deposit to try to buy a house.” Airline worker David Fry, 57, from Botany Bay be among protesters in Sydney. He said his wages had fallen relative to inflation over the …

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Michael Clarke-backed cryptocurrency folds after ASIC comes knocking

The document confirms to ASIC that the company is “not carrying on business”, and its assets are “worth less than $1000”. Mr Donaire resigned from the company last month, according to documents lodged with ASIC. The dissolution of the business also brings its controversial relationship with the cricketer to an …

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Virgin cleared for take-off as would-be buyers look on

Loading Momentum in the second quarter is shaping up to continue with Virgin telling investors on Monday that revenue will be ahead 10 per cent on the same quarter last year based on forward bookings. Despite Virgin’s financial performance now humming along, there remains persistent talk that two of its …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, October 23

TARGET 7923 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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Travelling tutors could bridge the $50 billion bush education gap

The report also looked at some initiatives that had been proven to lift the performance of disadvantaged students overseas, and that could work in regional Australia. Loading Randomised trials have found high-dose, intensive tutoring – being tutored in groups of six or fewer for more than three days a week …

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Barilaro publicly backs Newcastle container terminal, despite policies

“Absolutely,” Mr Barilaro replied last month at a Committee for the Economic Development of Australia forum, when asked if western district farmers and primary producers would “benefit from a container port at Newcastle”. Loading The question was met with muted laughs from the audience, recognising that it touched upon a …

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